The best IKEA mattress UK
IKEA mattresses are a convenient and affordable choice for those upgrading their bedroom space.
Let's take a look at our favourites in the IKEA mattress range below. 👇
IKEA Vestmarka mattress review
The IKEA Vestmarka is an open coil sprung mattress with steel Bonnel springs and a polyester and cotton cover.
It's more suitable for kids, teenagers or those sleeping alone since you'll feel quite a bit of movement from the interconnected spring system.
It offers a medium-firm feel ideal for back and side sleepers and has an unbeatable price.
The IKEA Vestmarka mattress comes vacuum-sealed and takes around 72 hours to return to its original shape.
It comes with a 10-year guarantee and can be ordered online or collected in-store.
|IKEA Vestmarka mattress|
|Composition:||Bonnell steel springs|
|Height:||18 cm (7 inches)|
|Cover:||Polyester and cotton|
|Available sizes:||IKEA mattress double, IKEA mattress king|
IKEA Valevåg mattress review
The IKEA Valevåg is a mid-range pocket sprung mattress featuring steel springs with extra foam padding.
The extra foam padding offers extra softness and a comfortable feel that hugs around the body.
The springs run from edge to edge, offering excellent support across the entire mattress, so you can sit on the edge of the mattress without it collapsing.
It also includes 5 comfort zones designed to support the hips and shoulders and align the spine.
The foam layers increase the warmth in the mattress, which may be unsuitable for particularly hot sleepers. 🔥
It also comes with a 10-year guarantee.
|IKEA Valevåg mattress|
|Composition:||Steel pocket springs with foam padding|
|Height:||24 cm (9.4 inches)|
|Available sizes:||IKEA mattress single, IKEA mattress small double, IKEA mattress double, IKEA mattress king, IKEA mattress super king|
IKEA Vatneström mattress review
The IKEA Vatneström is a more advanced IKEA mattress, reflected by the higher price point.
It features steel pocket springs with latex foam, coir, and wool wadding. 🐑
These natural layers are highly breathable and offer cushioning comfort to relieve pressure on the hips and shoulders.
It also includes 5 comfort zones for extra spinal support and edge-to-edge pocket springs.
The pocket spring layer helps to isolate movement, so you shouldn't feel your partner getting in and out of bed.
This IKEA latex mattress comes with a 10-year guarantee and is available in two firmness levels: medium-firm and firm.
|IKEA Vatneström mattress|
|Composition:||Pocket springs with latex foam and wool|
|Firmness level:||Medium-firm & firm|
|Height:||26 cm (10.2 inches)|
|Available sizes:||IKEA mattress double, king, super king|
IKEA Ågotnes mattress review
The Ågotnes is IKEA's cheapest all-foam mattress and consists of a single layer of resilient polyurethane foam with a total height of 10 cm (3.9 inches).
This IKEA memory foam mattress doesn't offer much support, and we would only recommend it for kids or those who need a quick, temporary mattress.
Unfortunately, it is only available in single sizes.
If you sleep on a single mattress which feels soft and unsupportive, the IKEA Ågotnes mattress could be used as a topper for additional firmness.
Despite the very low cost, it also includes a 10-year warranty.
|IKEA Ågotnes mattress|
|Height:||10 cm (3.9 inches)|
|Cover:||Polyester & viscose/rayon|
|Available sizes:||IKEA mattress single, 80 x 200 cm, 90 x 200 cm|
IKEA Vågstranda mattress review
The IKEA Vågstranda mattress is one of IKEA's highest-quality offerings, with steel pocket springs and quilted foam for the best combination of comfort, stability, and support.
It has a double layer of pocket springs, offering more support and helping to contain any motion across the bed.
The additional foam layer is designed to contour around the body and works with the 7 comfort zones to keep the body aligned and the joints ache-free.
It's also very breathable and an excellent choice for hot sleepers. ❄️
Because of its firm and supportive feel, we'd recommend this IKEA mattress to stomach sleepers.
The IKEA Vågstranda is delivered rolled up and includes a 10-year guarantee.
|IKEA Vågstranda mattress|
|Composition:||Pocket springs with polyurethane foam|
|Height:||28 cm (11 inches)|
|Available sizes:||IKEA mattress single, IKEA mattress double, IKEA mattress king, IKEA mattress super king|
IKEA Vesteröy mattress review
The IKEA Vesteröy is a medium-firm mattress featuring pocket springs and polyurethane foam.
It's a great option for those on a budget who want the support of a pocket spring mattress.
However, it's still a fairly basic mattress, and we wouldn't recommend it to adults who require more support.
It comes in single, double, and king-size and would be a good value option for parents looking to upgrade their teenager's beds.
The IKEA Vesteröy mattress comes rolled up, making it easy to deliver into narrow entryways or loft rooms. 🌀
|IKEA Vesteröy mattress|
|Composition:||Pocket springs with polyurethane foam|
|Height:||20 cm (7.87 inches)|
|Available sizes:||IKEA mattress single, IKEA mattress double, IKEA mattress king|
IKEA Vadsö mattress review
The IKEA Vadsö is one of the cheapest spring mattresses in the IKEA mattress range, offering excellent value for money.
It's made with interconnected Bonnell springs that give that bouncy, springier feel.
Because of the less advanced spring system, we wouldn't recommend this mattress to adults as a sleeping situation.
However, we think it's a great budget choice for kids, or even as a temporary bed or floor mattress, since it's light and easy to maneouvure.
The IKEA Vadsö mattress comes vacuum-sealed and can be collected in-store or ordered online.
|IKEA Vadsö mattress|
|Composition:||Bonnell springs with polyurethane foam|
|Height:||17 cm (6.7 inches)|
|Cover:||Polyester & viscose/rayon|
|Available sizes:||IKEA mattress single, IKEA mattress double|
IKEA Vannareid mattress review
The Vannareid mattress is designed to be the perfect size for day beds and trundles.
It features edge-to-edge pocket springs with a firm and supportive feel.
A top layer of foam provides additional cushioning for enhanced comfort.
The Vannareid mattress cover is removable and machine-washable for easy maintenance, keeping it fresh and hygienic.
This mattress is delivered roll-packed and has a generous 10-year guarantee. 🤞
|IKEA Vannareid mattress|
|Composition:||Pocket springs, foam layer|
|Height:||12 cm (4.7 inches)|
|Available sizes:||80 x 200 cm|
IKEA Åsvang mattress review
The IKEA Åsvang mattress is another very cheap option made from firm polyurethane foam.
It comes in at a 12 cm (4.7") depth and is vacuum-sealed and roll-packed for easy transport.
Like the Vadsö, it's on the thinner side, so we wouldn't advise adults to sleep on a mattress like this every day, as after a few nights, you might experience aches and pains.
However, we think the IKEA Åsvang mattress is an excellent firm choice for kids or those who want to add it as a layer of support to their current mattress.
It also features a removable and machine-washable cover, so you don't need to worry about unexpected accidents.
Despite being the cheapest IKEA mattress, it also includes a 10-year guarantee.
|Height:||12 cm (4.7 inches)|
|Available sizes:||IKEA mattress single, 80 x 200 cm, 90 x 200 cm, 140 x 200 cm|
What are the drawbacks of IKEA mattresses?
When considering the purchase of an IKEA mattress, it's important to weigh the potential drawbacks alongside the affordable pricing.
Here are some key concerns to keep in mind. 👇
IKEA mattresses may not be the best option if you're looking for quality.
These mattresses are often criticised for being toosimba thin and lacking adequate support, making them incomparable to other brands with high-quality memory foam, a high spring count and zoned comfort layers. 🏅
It's important to remember that we spend a significant portion of our lives sleeping, so a mattress should be viewed as a long-term investment for your comfort and health.
Opting for a cheaper option might not be the best idea in the long run.
Instead, consider a mattress that offers both good value and quality, such as the Hypnia Essential Hybrid mattress.
Not ideal for couples
For couples, a mattress that minimises motion transfer is essential for a good night's sleep. ⛵
This feature ensures that movements are absorbed by the mattress, preventing disturbances throughout the night.
However, IKEA mattresses are often reported to have high motion transfer, likely due to their construction with open coil springs or a low count of pocket springs.
Although IKEA offers higher-quality mattresses that are more suitable for couples, we'd recommend the DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid mattress as a better alternative. 👩❤️👨
Not very durable
IKEA's generous guarantee might give the impression of reliability, but there have been numerous complaints regarding the durability of their mattresses.
Issues with support and comfort emerging over time are not uncommon from customer reviews. 👎
As a result, buying an IKEA mattress may work out more expensive than just investing in a higher-quality mattress from the start. 💸
Too firm for some sleepers
The construction of IKEA mattresses tends toward the firmer side, which could lead to discomfort for some people.
While this firmness may be ideal for those who sleep on their stomachs or those looking for an IKEA orthopaedic mattress with lots of support, it doesn't cater to the needs of side sleepers or those who experience joint pain. 😞
IKEA mattresses don't have the same body-hugging adaptive foam as better quality brands, which can leave you waking up with aches and pains.
The Simba Hybrid is an excellent alternative for side sleepers.
Made with soft Simbatex foam, it gently hugs around the body, relieving pressure from the shoulders and hips. 😍
How to choose your IKEA mattress
Choosing a new mattress is never easy - something IKEA is well aware of.
That's why they've developed a digital IKEA mattress quiz to help you find the best IKEA mattress.
This online quiz leads you through a series of questions to help you find your ideal mattress. 🤔
- Whether you sleep alone or share your bed with a partner
- The type of bed frame you have
- The size of your bed
- Preferred temperature
- Your body weight
- Preferred sleeping position
We'll explain why these points matter below.
The quiz is super simple and only takes a few minutes to complete.
Once finished, IKEA recommends several mattresses from their range.
Whether you sleep alone or with a partner
Of course, the size of your mattress matters if you're sharing your bed with a partner. 👩❤️👨
But, there are also a few other things you need to pay attention to:
- Edge support: You'll want a bed with good edge support so you can use the mattress's full width.
- Motion isolation: You'll want a bed with good motion isolation so that you won't feel your partner toss and turn at night.
If you have a large enough mattress with good edge support and low motion transfer, you can share a bed most comfortably with another person.
We found all IKEA mattresses to be lacking in terms of edge support.
If this is non-negotiable (or you love sitting on the edge of your bed), we'd recommend you look at some of our favourite alternatives, like the Panda Hybrid Bamboo mattress.
Bed frame & mattress size
Your bed frame also matters.
Unless you're looking to invest in a new bed frame as well, you'll need to get a mattress that works well with your current bed frame.
You can find a range of IKEA beds if you want to get everything from one place, but we recommend looking at higher-quality pieces.
We love elegant options like the Simba Orion bed frame.
Different mattress materials retain heat differently.
This is why your preferred temperature matters.
Memory foam, for example, retains more heat than other types of foam.
This isn't ideal if you're a heavy sweater or easily feel hot at night.
Spring mattresses are generally the most breathable and the preferred choice for heavier sweaters or people who prefer a cooler sleep. ❄️
A mattress like the Emma Luxe Cooling mattress, for example, has multiple layers of springs for enhanced airflow.
Bodyweight & preferred sleeping position
Your build, weight, and preferred sleeping position affect the degree of firmness you should be choosing.
We categorise mattresses according to our Sleep Hero firmness scale, which runs from 1 to 10 (where 1 is the softest and 10 the firmest).
Lighter-weight people, for example, will often do better on a slightly softer mattress, while heavier-weight people or those of larger builds often require a firmer mattress that offers more support.
Similarly, side sleepers often need a softer mattress that allows their hips and shoulders to sink in more deeply.
The Hypnia Essential Hybrid is an excellent medium-feel hybrid option for side sleepers.
Back sleepers and stomach sleepers can opt for a slightly firmer mattress as they need more lift for their hips and shoulders.
Getting the right mattress firmness to match your build and preferred sleeping position is important to allow for optimal spinal alignment. 📏
Your spine should remain straight no matter your sleeping position.
This will prevent aches and pains.
Is your mattress too firm?
IKEA mattresses are generally quite firm. 🧱
This is great for heavier-weight sleepers but can be quite uncomfortable for lighter-weight or average-weight sleepers.
If you already have an IKEA mattress and want to make it more comfortable, we'd recommend investing in a mattress topper.
Mattress toppers are pads of extra material that you place on top of your mattress.
These offer greater comfort and are used to make firmer mattresses feel softer - but we'd steer clear of IKEA mattress toppers.
Our favourite mattress toppers:
IKEA mattress trial period
Even though IKEA offers a standard 365-day returns period, this only applies to products that can be returned in a new & unused condition, with the original packaging.
IKEA mattresses only come with a "90-day love it or exchange it" returns policy.
We're not fans of this.
Most of the mattress brands we recommend offer completely risk-free trial periods.
- Emma offers a 200-day trial.
- Nectar even offers a revolutionary 365-day trial period!
These trial periods are great as they allow you to test the mattresses in the comfort of your own home.
If you're not satisfied, you return them free of charge and get a full refund. 💷
IKEA return policy
If you're not happy with your IKEA mattress, you can return it - provided it is not dirty, marked, or damaged.
IKEA will offer you an exchange or a credit note.
So be prepared to spend the price of the mattress, even if you don't end up keeping it.
- You'll have to pay the difference if you choose a more expensive mattress.
- If you choose a less expensive mattress, IKEA will give you a credit note on an IKEA refund card.
If you had your mattress delivered, the collection and delivery of the replacement mattress would be free of charge.
While we can appreciate the IKEA returns policy, we really do prefer mattress brands that offer completely risk-free trial periods, allowing you to test the mattress and get a full refund if you're not happy.
Our favourite mattress trial periods:
Contact IKEA UK
Customer service: To contact IKEA UK directly for complaints, support, or queries, please call them on 0203 645 0000, visit their live online chat, or seek out the help of their customer service robot. The IKEA Customer Support Centre is available Monday - Saturday from 7 am - 8 pm, and Sundays from 7 am - 7 pm.
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