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Our Epic IKEA Mattress Reviews Guide (Yes, We Tested them All)

Yes, IKEA sells mattresses... many different types and models. We wanted to find out what was best so we went and tested them all. Yeah, we understand each person has their own preferences when it comes to a mattress. However, we set out likes and dislikes of each one in this epic IKEA mattress reviews guide.

IKEA mattresses

The quickest way to the IKEA returns line is buying a mattress without trying it first. You need to bounce, lay, plop, toss, and turn to check to see how comfortable it is. Purchasing the wrong mattress can make a serious impact on your health, and since you spend a third of your life in bed, it really is one of the most important purchases you can make.

But, we know that not everyone can spend 10 hours in IKEA, determining which mattress is going to work the best for them and their needs. That’s where I come in.

To provide an honest and detailed review of IKEA’s mattress options, I went to the Jacksonville, Florida, location, and spent hours reviewing every mattress that they have in their showroom. I sat, laid, bounced, tossed, turned, and napped each one of them to get a feel for their form, function, and durability to give you the information you need to make a purchasing decision.

Methodology

But before I get to my reviews of IKEA’s mattress selections, I should lay out what’s important to me in choosing one. You may have a different set of criteria than I do. Even when I didn’t particularly like mattress, I did try to give you an idea of how it feels to lay on it so that you can make your own decisions.

For me, I tend to like pillow-top, spring mattresses. I’ve never tried memory foam or foam mattress before, though, so I’m trying to be as unbias as possible. I like a softer mattress that I can sink into. However, both my wife and I have back issues, so we must have excellent support in a bed. Personally, I also have arthritis in my hips, and as a side sleeper, relieving pressure is a must-have to ensure that I can sleep through the night. I also toss and turn a lot (thanks to the hip pressure), so making sure I don’t disturb my wife in the middle of the night is also important (to her, at least!).

With that out of the way, here is my ultimate review of all the mattress options at IKEA!

IKEA Mattress Reviews

Hidrasund

Hidrasund mattress

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Details:

  • Thickness: 13.625”
  • Sizes available: Full, King, Queen; Firmness available: Firm only
  • Additional details: Requires slatted bed base or mattress base

Pros:

  • Materials include natural latex, coconut fiber, cotton, and wool
  • Pocket spring mattress has 258 mini pocket springs/square foot and 218 regular pocket springs/square foot

Cons:

  • One-sided only – can’t turn

Overall Impression: I love how super thick this mattress is, and I’m a big fan of the pocket springs. It was super comfortable, and like Goldilocks, not too hard and not too soft but just right! I’m a big fan of the thicker top, also. It had a nice bounce, and my back felt really supported. I don’t like the fact that you can’t flip it, and it makes me nervous about durability and if it starts sagging in places. However, this was one of the better mattresses we tested.

Hesstun

Hesstun mattress

Details:

  • Thickness: 12.625”
  • Sizes available: Full, King, Queen; Firmness available: Firm & Medium Firm
  • Additional details: Requires slatted bed base or mattress base

Pros:

  • Eurotop mattress has a thick layer of foam on top for support and comfort
  • Mini pocket springs are individually wrapped, conforming to your body and doesn’t disturb your partner when you readjust positions

Cons:

  • One-sided only

Overall Impression: When I tried the firm version, I was actually surprised that I sank right into it. It must have been the eurotop that had the give. Pretty quickly, it bounced right back up, and I felt like I was lying on a solid sofa. I’ve definitely slept on worse at a hotel. I then tried the medium firm version and found that it was much better to lay on for a more extended period before it bounced back up. At one point, though, I kind of felt like my lungs were collapsing. I’m a side-sleeper, and this really didn’t work for me. I could feel it digging into my hip.

Haugsvar

Haugsvar mattress

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Details:

  • Thickness: 11”
  • Sizes available: Twin, Full, King, Queen; Firmness available: Firm & Medium Firm
  • Additional information: Requires slatted bed base or mattress base

Pros:

  • Hybrid foam and spring mattress, with 594 pocket springs/Queen size.
  • Options for all bed sizes

Cons:

  • Firm version is seriously firm
  • One-sided only

Overall Impression: I laid on the firm version first, and there was literally no give or bounce. It was like laying on concrete! I expected a little bit of cushion when sitting because it’s so thick, but definitely not in the firm version. But if you like lying on a mattress that has a rapid rebound, then this is the right choice. The medium-firm was much better for my back and did have more give when I sat on it. I couldn’t bounce on it, but it did hug me when I laid down. On my side, I couldn’t feel the springs, and I think that’s because of the foam covering. I wouldn’t mind sleeping on this, though I think it might take some getting used to.

Haugesund

Haugesund mattress

Details:

  • Thickness: 9.875”
  • Sizes available: Twin, Full, King, Queen; Firmness available: Firm & Medium Firm
  • Additional information: Requires slatted bed base or mattress base

Pros:

  • Spring mattress with individually pocketed springs so that you don’t disturb your partner when tossing and turning
  • Options for all bed sizes

Cons:

  • Questionable durability with springs poking through on floor model
  • One side only – can’t turn over

Overall Impression: I thought I’d like t his one the best because it’s a spring mattress, and that’s what I’m used to. However, this definitely was much flatter than I expected. When I laid on the firm version, there was a considerable space between the bed and my lower back. I’d expect a mattress to conform to my back, but not this one. The medium firm was better, but as soon as I laid down, I had an actual spring poking me in the shoulder blade. Granted, it’s the floor model, but that doesn’t really bode well for the durability factor. Plus, because you can’t turn it, I’d be a little annoyed that I could potentially need to replace this sooner rather than later because the springs start getting compressed.

Minnesund

Minnesund

Details:

  • Thickness: 3.875”
  • Sizes available: Twin, Full, Queen; Firmness available: Firm only
  • Additional details: Requires slatted bed base or mattress base

Pros:

  • Economical, low profile

Cons:

  • Not for daily use
  • More like a cushion than a mattress
  • Zero support

Overall Impression: I’m not even sure if this can be considered a mattress! It’s super thin and doesn’t look comfortable at all. I actually think I’ve seen better cushions on kitchen chairs! There is no give at all when sitting on this mattress, let alone laying on it. It was like I was lying directly on a box spring or concrete slab. I’m not even really quite sure in which situations you’d want this mattress? Maybe as a cushion for a window seat? This is definitely only good for use on something that you don’t intend to spend a lot of time on, like a cot or trundle bed.

Hasvag

Hasvag mattress

Details:

  • Thickness: 8.25”
  • Sizes available: Twin, Full, Queen; Firmness available: medium-firm only
  • Additional details: Requires slatted bed base or mattress base

Pros:

  • A mix of springs and foam
  • Medium firmness isn’t too soft for folks who enjoy firm mattresses

Cons:

  • Questionable durability
  • Only use on one side

Overall Impression: This isn’t a very thick mattress at all. I could grip it with one hand, and my hands aren’t huge. Sitting on it, it had a good bounce back, and it cushioned me. But as soon as I laid down, I had a spring pushing into my lumbar. Again, because it’s the floor model, it obviously has been through some rough testing, but it doesn’t really invoke confidence that it’s durable. I think this would be a good guest room mattress, especially if you like your guests and don’t want them to leave too soon. It may also work for a teenager or younger child. However, as a full-grown adult with minor back issues who really values a good night’s sleep, it’s a pass from me.

Morgedal

Morgedal mattress

Details:

  • Thickness: 7.25”
  • Sizes available: Twin, Full, Queen, King; Firmness available: Firm and Medium Firm
  • Additional details: Requires slatted bed base or mattress base

Pros:

  • Foam mattress relieves pressure points from shoulders and hips
  • Removable mattress and top is machine washable

Cons:

  • Even medium-firm is tough on the body
  • Questionable durability

Overall Impression: This is IKEA’s foam mattress, and I’m not a fan. The firm mattress was really firm, and though I didn’t feel like I injured my tailbone, the idea of sleeping on this made my back hurt. It did conform as I laid down a bit, but I couldn’t get comfortable. I tried the medium-firm version and saw very little difference in the amount of firmness. While I like the idea of not having to deal with springs, I would only buy this if I was in a pinch and needed something to sleep on until I could purchase a better quality mattress.

Matrand

Matrand mattress

Details:

  • Thickness: 7.25”
  • Sizes available: Twin, Full, Queen, King; Firmness available: Firm only
  • Additional details: Requires slatted bed base or mattress base

Pros:

  • Memory foam top molds to your body to relieve pressure points
  • You can toss and turn without waking your partner

Cons:

  • Only available in firm
  • Retains heat, which may not be a good idea for summertime usage

Overall Impression: I’ve never had a memory foam mattress, so I was interested in trying this out. However, I didn’t like the fact that this only comes in firm. As a medium-firm to soft lover, I wasn’t very optimistic that I would like it. I did notice that there was an audible release of air when I plopped down. I’m not sure if that’s supposed to happen with memory foam, but it definitely startled me! When I laid down, I didn’t really feel the memory foam at all conforming to my body. It was very uncomfortable, in my opinion. While it might adjust and get softer over time, I don’t know how long that would take, and I think my back wouldn’t be able to wait it out.

Meistervik

Meistervik mattress

Details:

  • Thickness: 4.75”
  • Sizes available: Twin, Full, Queen; Firmness available: Firm only
  • Additional details: Requires slatted bed base or mattress base

Pros:

  • The cover is removable and machine washable
  • Child-safe with no visible zipper

Cons:

  • Not supportive
  • Wouldn’t recommend for daily use

Overall Impression: I’m pretty sure that the primary purpose of this mattress is for either a daybed or a trundle bed. It is very thin for every night usage, in my opinion. It’s made of foam, but the thickness makes me question exactly how long this would last with daily use. It had minimal cushion when I sat on it, and laying wasn’t much better. I’m pretty sure I’ve slept on more comfortable couches. If I visited friends and had to choose between sleeping on this mattress or the sofa, I’d pick the sofa.

Myrbacka/Memory Foam

Myrbacka/Memory Foam mattress

Details:

  • Thickness: 9.5”
  • Sizes available: Full, Queen, King; Firmness available: Firm only
  • Additional details: Requires slatted bed base or mattress base

Pros:

  • The cover is removable and machine washable
  • Memory foam layer adds comfort and support molding to your body

Cons:

  • Very firm, especially for memory foam mattress

Overall Impression: I didn’t realize that memory foam would be only available in firm style mattresses, given that the idea of memory foam is that it squishes down to conform to your body. Well, the Myrbacka did have a bit of bounce when I sat on it, but as soon as I laid down, I noticed that my lumbar wasn’t touching the mattress at all. Eventually, it sunk in, but I think it would take some serious getting used to, and I’m not sure if I’d want to cause myself back issues waiting for that to happen.

Myrbacka/Latex

Myrbacka/Latex mattress

Details:

  • Thickness: 9.5”
  • Sizes available: Full, Queen, King; Firmness available: Medium firm only
  • Additional details: Requires slatted bed base or mattress base

Pros:

  • Built-in holes in latex padding allow air circulation so that it stays an even temperature

Cons:

  • Compresses easily
  • Medium-firm only

Overall Impression: This is similar to the Myrbacka Memory foam, but it actually is a latex mattress instead. I really like the fact that it has built-in airflow so that the mattress doesn’t retain heat during the night. I hate waking up in a puddle! It was pretty comfortable laying on it, as it supported my back and hips. But it was still very firm for being a medium-firm mattress! I think I could eventually get used to it, but then I’d start to worry about compression. I do like the fact that you can flip this model, but I wouldn’t want to need to add a mattress topper so soon after buying it so that I can sleep on it comfortably.

IKEA Mattress Round-Up Winner

At the end of the day, the best mattress we laid on was the Hidrasund.

Surprisingly, even though this mattress is only offered in firm, it was the one that stood out the most. It’s the traditional spring mattress, but with the pocket springs, I don’t feel like it’s actually going to poke me, and I didn’t notice when my partner moved around on her side. The top layer of foam is almost like a pillow-top, which makes it really comfortable to lay on. I didn’t have any pressure on my back, and my hips didn’t hurt as I rolled over on my side. The only thing I didn’t like is that it’s not reversible, but I’m confident in the durability of this model as it looked like it had been out for a while on the floor, and still maintained its shape and function.

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