IKEA Morgedal composition
The IKEA Morgedal was a very firm, all-foam mattress.
Its comfort zones offered some pressure relief around the hips and shoulders. ☁️
Initially, it was available in two versions.
- IKEA Morgedal foam mattress.
- IKEA Morgedal memory foam mattress.
Neither the foam nor memory foam Morgedal mattresses are still sold in the UK. 🙅♂️
This is a shame, especially since memory foam mattresses offer excellent pressure relief and motion isolation.
If you want a supportive, comfortable, and pressure-relieving mattress (especially if you suffer from back or shoulder pain), we suggest taking a look at the Nectar memory foam mattress.
The high-quality memory foam contour zones help maintain healthy spinal alignment by compressing more around the hips and shoulders and less around areas like the head and feet.
Unlike the Nectar mattress, the Morgedal had a relatively low density of just 28 kg/m³.
Sadly, lower-density foams like this don't usually last much beyond 3 years.
A low-density mattress is better suited for use in guest rooms than for daily use.
One of the main issues with low-density foam mattresses is that they soften more quickly, providing less and less support. 💥
While IKEA Morgedal reviews showed many people loved the firm feel of the IKEA Morgedal, the low density and shallow height of the mattress meant it was poorly suited to side sleepers, who require a softer mattress for better spinal alignment.
Given these issues and, of course, the fact that it is no longer available in the UK, it's worth checking out cheap IKEA foam mattresses or low-cost and highly-rated alternatives from other brands.
The thick and comfortable Emma Original is an excellent yet affordable, high-density foam mattress.
IKEA Morgedal cover
The cover of the IKEA Morgedal mattress UK was white on top and dark grey on the sides.
It was made of 64% polyester and 36% cotton and was topped with a slight softening, highly resilient polyester wadding layer.
The cover could also be unzipped and removed for effortless cleaning. 🧼
IKEA recommended machine-washing the cover at a maximum temperature of 60°C.
It was durable and soft to the touch yet thin enough to let the foam mattress breathe easily.
Practical handles on the sides of the cover made it easier to move the mattress around.
The IKEA Morgedal mattress cover was good, but it is no longer sold in the UK.
We've got an (even better) alternative for you to check out - the Simbatex Foam Mattress has a soft, hypoallergenic, and fully washable cover.
IKEA Morgedal mattress sizes
Most IKEA mattresses are available in standard UK sizes, and some also come in European sizes (which tend to be slightly larger).
The IKEA Morgedal foam mattress was available in 3 standard UK sizes.
- IKEA Morgedal single mattress: 90 x 190 cm (3' x 6'3")
- IKEA Morgedal double mattress 135 x 190 cm (4'6" x 6'3")
- IKEA Morgedal king-size mattress 150 x 200 cm (5' x 6'6")
Unfortunately, it's quite common for IKEA mattresses to have limited size options.
This narrow size range means you'd have to look elsewhere if you wanted a twin, small double, super-king or queen-size mattress.
This was reasonable for a firm, all-foam mattress but left some customers (especially side sleepers) without the desired cushioning and support according to IKEA Morgedal reviews.
Generally, this level of thickness is not recommended for long-term use. ⛔
If you want a thicker mattress or alternative sizing like a small double or super-king size, we suggest looking at the Nectar Memory Foam Mattress.
The Nectar Mattress is a 25 cm (10 inches) thick, medium-firm memory foam mattress that comes in 5 standard UK sizes. 🥳
Should you buy the IKEA Morgedal?
The IKEA Morgedal mattress was most suitable for heavier individuals and stomach sleepers, as the firm feeling offered sufficient support and prevented excessive sinking.
While some people loved it, most found it too firm.
Additionally, the quality was quite unreliable, with several IKEA Morgedal reviews complaining of sagging after just a couple of years. 😭
And though very inexpensive, it's no longer sold in the UK.
Since you can't find the IKEA Morgedal mattress in the UK, we'll suggest some of our favourite alternatives.