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IKEA Mattresses Review UK (2021)

Nicky

Last updated: 18.10.2021 10 Min.

IKEA needs no introduction.

This Swedish furniture retailer stocks a large selection of IKEA mattresses, beds, and sleep accessories at incredibly low prices.

One in five people in the UK actually sleeps on an IKEA mattress!

But are IKEA mattresses any good?

And how do you make sense of the vast selection available?

We've spent some time in the IKEA sleep world to give you this IKEA mattress review 🤓

Below, you'll find our selection of the best IKEA mattresses to buy in the UK, the best alternatives, and all the nitty-gritty you need to pay attention to when buying from IKEA.

Let's get straight to it 👇

  • Overview
  • IKEA mattresses
  • Choosing your mattress
  • Sizes
  • Prices
  • Alternatives
  • Cot
  • Accessories
  • Delivery
  • Trial
  • Conclusion
  • Contact

​​Advantages

  • Very affordable.

  • 90-day "love it or exchange it" trial period.

  • 25-year limited warranty.

Disadvantages

  • Poor quality of materials and resulting lack of comfort.

  • IKEA mattresses are comparatively firm.

  • Shoddy edge support with most mattresses.

  • Delivery charges.

  • Disappointing experience with IKEA customer service.

IKEA mattress reviews:

    IKEA Morgedal Mattress

    IKEA Morgedal
    Price from £ 129

    IKEA Morgedal

    The IKEA Morgedal is a low-height all-foam mattress with a cotton & polyester cover.

    This is a two-layered medium-firm memory foam mattress available in a variety of standard European and UK mattress sizes.

    All about the IKEA Morgedal

    The IKEA Morgedal is one of the more premium all-foam mattresses IKEA has on offer. 

    IKEA Morgedal

    It features two layers of foam:

    • Polyurethane memory foam with a density of 50 kg/m3.
    • Polyurethane foam with a density of 33 kg/m3.

    The Morgedal mattress also comes with a soft and cushioning zip-off cover with side handles for easy transportation. 

    It's delivered rolled-up but, once expanded, it'll reach an average height of 18 cm (7 inches). This is relatively low but good enough for occasional use.

    The IKEA Morgedal is an incredibly firm mattress.

    While rated as a Which? Best Buy mattress for being simple, affordable, and yet comfortable, we found it a little too firm.

    You'll definitely get the feeling that you're lying on top of your bed. If this is what you need, then you may be perfectly comfortable on the IKEA Morgedal.

    But, we'd opt for the Nectar memory foam mattress instead, which also offers a firmer feel but consists of more premium materials and offers a greater height, more spinal support, greater release of pressure points, and greater overall comfort.

    Read our full review on the IKEA Morgedal 
    IKEA Morgedal  
    Composition Memory foam & cold foam
    Firmness level: Firm
    Height 18 cm (7 inches)
    Cover: Cotton and polyester
    Available sizes: IKEA mattress single, double, king, 140 x 200 cm, 160 x 200 cm
    Price from: £129

    IKEA Morgedal mattress rolled up

    IKEA Morgedal composition

    IKEA Morgedal cover

     

    IKEA Malfors Mattress

    IKEA Malfors
    Price from £ 99

    IKEA Malfors

    The IKEA Malfors is an all-foam mattress with a white, machine-washable cover.

    This is a super low-height mattress that only measures 12 cm (4.7 inches).

    All about the IKEA Malfors

    The IKEA Malfors is an elegant all-white foam mattress available at a very good price.

    IKEA Malfors cover

    The mattress is made of polyurethane foam with a density of 33 kg/cu.m.

    It is available in two different firmness levels:

    • Medium-firm
    • Firm

    This is super convenient. If you buy one but aren't perfectly happy, you can exchange it for the other one (within 90 days).

    Despite being a simple mattress, it offers good support and comfort, is quite durable, and has good motion isolation.

    It's even been rated as a Which? Outstanding Value mattress with a score of 72%.

    The mattress has an elegant white cover that's removable and machine-washable at 60℃ 🛀

    It doesn't have any side handles but the mattress is very lightweight, so it's relatively easy to move around.

    The downside is that the IKEA Malfors mattress is only 12 cm (4.7 inches) thick. Most standard bed-in-a-box mattresses are 25 cm (10 inches) thick.

    While supportive and relatively comfortable, we wouldn't recommend the IKEA Malfors for long-term use. 

    You could probably use it in a guest bedroom or a holiday home 🏖

    The mattress is available in standard UK & European mattress sizes. Amazon only sells the European sizes, though. 

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    IKEA Malfors  
    Composition: Foam
    Firmness level: Medium-firm or firm
    Height: 12 cm (4.7 inches)
    Cover: Cotton and polyester
    Available sizes: IKEA mattress single, double, 80 x 200 cm, 90 x 200 cm, 140 x 200 cm
    Price from: £99

    IKEA Malfors logo

    IKEA Malfors on bed frame

    IKEA Malfors composition

    IKEA Moshult

    IKEA Moshult
    Price from £ 70

    IKEA Moshult

    The IKEA Moshult is a children's all-foam mattress with a white cover.

    This mattress is available in standard UK & European single sizes.

    All about the IKEA Moshult

    The IKEA Moshult is recommended as an all-foam children's mattress.

    IKEA Moshult on bed

    It consists of a layer of polyurethane foam with a density of 33 kg/cu.m.

    It also features a white 100% polyester cover, which is removable and machine-washable at 60℃ 🧺

    The IKEA Moshult is available in three single sizes:

    • IKEA Moshult 80 x 200 cm
    • IKEA Moshult 90 x 200 cm
    • IKEA Moshult single 90 x 190 cm (standard UK size)

    The mattress is only 10 cm thick (3.9 inches), but this is on par with other baby and cot mattresses.

    For example, the Eve cot mattress, a very high-quality product, is also only 10 cm thick. 

    If you're looking to buy a mattress for your baby or child, though, we'd recommend choosing a higher-quality product

    Healthy growth and bone development at a young age are very important, and you want a mattress that will give your child the best support possible. 

    Take a look at our article on mattresses for babies and children for more information.

    IKEA Moshult  
    Composition: Foam
    Firmness level: Firm
    Height: 10 cm (3.9 inches)
    Cover: Polyester
    Available sizes: IKEA mattress single, 80 x 200 cm, 90 x 200 cm
    Price from:  £70

    IKEA Moshult logo

    IKEA Moshult composition

    IKEA Moshult cover

     

     

    Good buy
    Vatneström

    IKEA Vatneström
    Price from £ 499

    IKEA Vatneström

    The IKEA Vatneström is a premium pocket sprung mattress with natural materials.

    This mattress features natural materials like natural latex, coconut fibre, cotton, and wool from sustainable sources. 

     

    All about the IKEA Vatneström

    The IKEA Vatneström is one of the higher-quality IKEA mattresses.

    IKEA Vatneström

    It features steel pocket springs with latex foam, as well as coir, latex, and wool wadding.

    Natural materials from sustainable sources provide for additional comfort and enhance temperature regulation.

    The elegant beige mattress cover is not removable, but it can be cleaned with upholstery shampoo 🧼

    The IKEA Vatneström is available in two firmness levels:

    • Medium-firm
    • Firm

    You can choose whichever level is most comfortable for you. If you're not happy, you can exchange the mattress within the 90-day trial period.

    The mattress is comfortable and offers good support, but it lacks stability and support dwindles after some time, especially for back and stomach sleepers. 

    Temperature regulation is excellent, though, so it's a good choice for hot sleepers 🧊

    The IKEA Vatneström has been voted a Which? Respectable mattress, scoring 66%. 

    It's a very good mattress for the price, but, if you can invest a little more, we'd recommend opting for the Simba Hybrid instead.

    IKEA Vatneström  
    Composition: Pocket springs with latex foam
    Firmness level: Medium-firm & firm
    Height: 26 cm (10.2 inches)
    Cover: Cotton
    Available sizes: IKEA mattress double, king, super king
    Price from: £499

    IKEA Vatneström handle

     

    IKEA Vatneström composition

    IKEA Vatneström logo

     

    Good buy
    IKEA Hokkåsen

    IKEA Hokkåsen
    Price from £ 379

    IKEA Hokkåsen

    The IKEA Hokkåsen is one of the thickest pocket spring mattresses in the IKEA portfolio.

    This mattress features two layers of pocket springs and adaptable latex foam for superior comfort.

    All about the IKEA Hokkåsen

    The IKEA Hokkåsen is a premium pocket sprung mattress with latex foam.

    IKEA Hokkåsen

    It features two layers of pocket springs with comfort layers of latex foam and polyurethane foam.

    The pocket springs provide high elasticity and distribute pressure fairly well 🌀

    The mattress is available in two firmness levels, medium-firm and firm.

    You can choose the firmness level you find the most comfortable. 

    The mattress also features a white 100% polyester cover. Unfortunately, the cover is not removable. 

    The IKEA Hokkåsen is very comfortable and offers excellent support, no matter your sleeping position or bodyweight.

    It also regulates temperature very well 💨

    On the downside, it doesn't fare so well in terms of motion transfer (meaning you'll feel your partner move) and support tends to deteriorate after some time as the mattress becomes softer

    The IKEA Hokkåsen received a Which? Decent rating, with a score of 68%. 

    Overall, it's a good mattress available at a budget price 💷 

    IKEA Hokkåsen  
    Composition: Full-size and mini pocket springs with latex foam
    Firmness level: Medium-firm & firm
    Height: 31 cm (12.2 inches)
    Cover: Polyester
    Available sizes: IKEA mattress double, king, super king
    Price from: £399

    IKEA-Hokkåsen handles

    IKEA Hokkåsen composition

    IKEA Hokkåsen logo

     

    Good buy
    IKEA Hyllestad

    IKEA Hyllestad
    Price from £ 215

    IKEA Hyllestad

    The IKEA Hyllestad is a pocket sprung mattress with a memory foam comfort layer.

    The 27 cm-high Hyllestad is one of the top-quality IKEA mattresses.

    All about the IKEA Hyllestad

    The IKEA Hyllestad is one of the higher-quality IKEA mattresses.

    IKEA Hyllestad handles

    It features steel pocket springs, a layer of polyurethane foam, and a layer of polyurethane comfort memory foam with a density of 50 kg/cu.m.

    The mattress is available in two degrees of firmness, medium-firm and firm.

    If you don't like one, you can exchange it for the other as part of the 90-day love it or exchange it guarantee 👌

    The IKEA Hyllestad has a non-removable 100% polyester cover

    It has a height of 27 cm (10.6 inches), which compares favourably to other bed-in-a-box mattresses.

    The mattress is comfortable and breathable, offers good support, and is likely to last you a long time.

    The memory foam does retain more heat, so it's not as cool as some of the other IKEA pocket sprung mattresses 🥵

    The IKEA Hyllestad has been voted a Which? Worth Considering mattress, scoring 67%. 

    It's a good mattress if you have budgetary constraints, but there are better pocket memory foam mattresses - we can recommend the Eve Original Hybrid and the Otty Hybrid

    IKEA Hyllestad  
    Composition: Pocket springs with memory foam
    Firmness level: Medium-firm & firm
    Height: 27 cm (10.6 inches)
    Cover: Polyester
    Available sizes: IKEA mattress single, double, king, super king
    Price from: £215

    IKEA Hyllestad

    IKEA Hyllestad composition

     

    IKEA Hyllestad label

     

    IKEA Hövag

    IKEA Hövag
    Price from £ 129

    IKEA Hövag

    The IKEA Hövag is a budget pocket spring mattress available in two firmness levels.

    This is one of IKEA's most popular mattresses with dozens of favourable customer reviews.

    All about the IKEA Hövag

    The IKEA Hövag is a budget pocket spring mattress, and one of IKEA's most popular mattresses.

    IKEA Hövag

    The mattress features steel pocket springs and a polyurethane foam comfort layer, with a density of 33 kg/cu.m.

    It is available in two degrees of firmness, medium-firm and firm.

    The mattress has a white and dark grey mattress cover. Unfortunately, the cover is not removable or machine-washable 😞

    It is a rolled mattress but, once expanded, it reaches a height of 24 cm (9.4 inches). This is on par with the Eve mattress but just under the bed-in-a-box standard.

    The mattress is very supportive and durable, and has even received 70% in the Which? Consumer Association tests.

    It's a good budget mattress, but there are many other budget mattresses that are much, much better.

    We'd recommend the Eve Lighter Hybrid instead, which features higher-quality materials. 

    Read our full Ikea Hövag review.

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    IKEA Hövag  
    Composition: Steel pocket springs with polyurethane foam
    Firmness level: Medium-firm & firm
    Height: 24 cm (9.4 inches)
    Cover: Polyester & viscose
    Available sizes: IKEA mattress single, small double, double, king, super king, 90 x 200 cm, 140 x 200 cm, 160 x 200 cm
    Price from: £129

    IKEA Hövag rolled-up

    IKEA Hövag

    IKEA Hövag composition

     

    IKEA Hamarvik

    IKEA Hamarvik

    IKEA Hamarvik

    The IKEA Hamarvik is a Bonnell steel spring mattress with polyurethane foam.

    This cheap open coil mattress is available in standard UK mattress sizes.

    All about the IKEA Hamarvik

    The IKEA Hamarvik is a cheaper open coil spring mattress.

    IKEA Hamarvik composition

    It features Bonnell steel springs with a polyurethane foam comfort layer.

    The mattress is available in two degrees of firmness, medium-firm and firm.

    Surprisingly, this mattress scored 74% in the Which? tests and has been rated an impressive mattress.

    The IKEA Hamarvik offers excellent support, durability, and breathability 💨

    But, we don't often recommend open coil mattresses.

    Even quality open coil mattresses cannot compare to pocket spring mattresses and lack significantly in terms of motion isolation - and comfort.

    We'd rather recommend pocket spring or hybrid mattresses like the Eve Lighter Hybrid or the Otty Hybrid.

    IKEA Hamarvik  
    Composition: Bonnell steel springs with polyurethane foam
    Firmness level: Medium-firm & firm
    Height: 21 cm (8.2 inches)
    Cover: Polyester
    Available sizes: IKEA mattress single, double, king
    Price from:  £99

    IKEA Hamarvik

     

    IKEA Hamarvik rolled-up

    IKEA Hamarvik handles

     

    IKEA Husvika

    IKEA Husvika
    Price from £ 115

    IKEA Husvika

    The IKEA Husvika is a day-bed mattress in one standard 80 x 200 cm size.

    Unfortunately, this mattress is currently not available online but we have included it for information purposes.

    All about the IKEA Husvika

    The IKEA Husvika is a day-bed spring mattress in the 80 x 200 cm size.

    IKEA Husvika day bed

    It also fits children's extendable beds (if fully extended).

    The mattress is composed of Bonnell steel springs and a comfort layer of polyurethane foam, with a density of 35 kg/cu.m.

    The beige cover is made of 73% polyester, 20% modacrylic, and 7% cotton.

    The cover is not washable but can be wiped clean with a damp cloth 🧽

    It's a good mattress if you're looking for something simple and cheap, but we wouldn't recommend it for everyday use.

    Consider one of the budget-friendly Silentnight mattresses instead.

    IKEA Husvika  
    Composition: Open coil steel springs with polyurethane foam
    Firmness level: Firm
    Height: 13 cm (5 inches)
    Cover: Polyester, modacrylic, and cotton
    Available sizes: 80 x 200 cm
    Price from: £115

    IKEA Husvika composition

    IKEA Husvika label

    IKEA Husvika

     

    IKEA Hafslo

    IKEA Hafslo
    Price from £ 75

    IKEA Hafslo

    The IKEA Hafslo is a cheap open coil mattress with Bonnell steel springs.

    This rolled mattress is quick & easy to set up.

    All about the IKEA Hafslo

    The IKEA Hafslo is one of the cheapest coil spring mattresses on the market.

    IKEA-Hafslo rolled up

    It consists of Bonnell steel springs and a comfort layer of polyurethane foam with a density of 33 kg/cu.m.

    The mattress features a non-removable 100% polyester cover in an elegant beige. 

    Even though a mattress this cheap can hardly be recommended, it scored surprisingly well in the Which? tests, raking in 67%.

    The IKEA Hafslo has been commended for its good support, breathability, durability, and unbelievably cheap price 💷

    But, it scored terribly in terms of motion isolation and cannot be recommended for couples

    If you're looking for one of the cheapest - but still relatively decent - mattresses out there, this is a good option 👍

    But we would highly recommend looking at some of the higher quality mattresses that offer much better spinal alignment and higher levels of comfort.

    You could look at the Silentnight Mattress-Now 7 Zone memory foam mattress as a slightly more expensive alternative.

    IKEA Hafslo  
    Composition: Bonnell steel springs with polyurethane foam
    Firmness level: Medium-firm & firm
    Height: 18 cm (7 inches)
    Cover: Polyester
    Available sizes: IKEA mattress single, double, king
    Price from:  £75

    IKEA Hafslo handles

    IKEA Hafslo composition

    IKEA Hafslo on bed

     

    IKEA Vadsö

    IKEA Vadsö
    Price from £ 55

    IKEA Vadsö

    The IKEA Vadsö is the cheapest sprung mattress available.

    This is the only IKEA mattress that comes in a light blue colour!

    All about the IKEA Vadsö

    The IKEA Vadsö is the cheapest mattress in the IKEA mattress range.

    IKEA Vadsö composition

    It is made of steel Bonnell springs with a comfort layer of polyurethane foam, with a density of 33 kg/cu.m.

    It has a light blue, non-removable cover.

    Surprisingly, this mattress offers phenomenal value for money.

    It's even scored 72% in the Which? tests, and has been rated as "an excellent choice" 🏅

    This is a very firm mattress that offers good stability and support, though it is tremendously bouncy.

    If you're looking for a very low-budget mattress, the IKEA Vadsö is a good choice.

    But, we wouldn't recommend it for long-term use.

    If you're looking to invest in a high-quality mattress, it's better to opt for mattresses with pocket springs and higher-density foams.

    The quality of your mattress affects the quality of your sleep, after all, and the quality of your sleep affects the quality of your life.

    Our favourite pocket sprung foam mattress is the Simba Hybrid.

    IKEA Vadsö  
    Composition: Bonnell springs with polyurethane foam
    Firmness level: Firm
    Height: 17 cm (6.7 inches)
    Cover: Polyester & viscose/rayon
    Available sizes: IKEA mattress single, IKEA mattress double
    Price from: £55

    IKEA Vadsö

    IKEA Vadsö on bed

     

    Overview of the IKEA mattress selection

    Walking through an IKEA store is a bit like venturing through a well-designed maze.

    But exploring their mattress world is more like running around a chaotic maze with no lights turned on - especially if you're new to mattresses.

    With an extensive selection of mattresses in a variety of different mattress materials, it can be challenging to navigate the IKEA sleep space.

    It doesn't help that the names of the different models are all of Swedish origin and give no indication as to what type of mattress to expect.

    But, luckily, that's why we're here to help you 🥳

    We've spent countless hours making sense of IKEA mattresses so that you don't have to.

    IKEA mattresses all look very similar - but they're all quite different.

    The best way to divide them is to look at the different materials.

    Different mattress materials

    IKEA mattress materials

    IKEA offers mattresses made of many different materials, including springs, pocket springs, cold foam, poly foam, polyether, memory foam, synthetic latex, and natural latex mattresses.

    In order to make sense of the IKEA mattress range, we've sorted the mattresses according to mattress type in the tables below.

    This will make it easier for you to find the right model quickly.

    These are mattresses for adults and children.

    We'll also explore the children's mattresses in more detail further down in this article 👇

    IKEA offers numerous mattresses in mainland Europe that are not available in the UK. These include the Matrand, Myrbacka, Haugesund, and the Hidrasund, amongst others. We have not included these in the tables below. If you're looking for European IKEA mattresses, we'd recommend you check out our partner companies that operate in Germany, France, Portugal, Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands.

    IKEA foam mattresses

    All-foam mattresses are among the cheapest mattresses available.

    But, there can be significant differences in the quality of foam beds, depending on the type of foam used.

    High-density memory foam, for example, is a very high-quality foam used in great mattresses, offering you an exceptional night's sleep 😴

    One of our all-time favourite memory foam mattresses is the Nectar.

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    Memory foam
    Memory foam is characterised by its memory imprint

    Cheap polyether foam, in contrast, won't be very comfortable - or supportive.

    READ ABOUT FOAM MATTRESSES

    Take a look at the UK IKEA foam mattresses below 👇

    Type Height Layers & density Firmness Cover Price from
    Morgedal High resilience foam 18 cm

    High resilience polyurethane foam (50 kg / m3)

    Polyurethane foam (30 kg / m3)

    Firm Cotton & polyester £129
    Malfors Foam 12 cm Polyurethane foam (33 kg / m3) Medium-firm & firm Polyester £85
    Moshult Foam 10 cm

    Polyurethane foam (33 kg / m3)

    Medium-firm Polyester £70

    IKEA spring mattresses

    Spring mattresses are the most common mattresses worldwide 🌍

    They generally offer much better support and better ventilation than foam mattresses.

    Like foam mattresses, though, you can get both quality innerspring mattresses (like pocket sprung mattresses) or cheap innerspring mattresses (like open coil mattresses).

    READ ABOUT SPRING MATTRESSES

    Pocket spring mattress
    Pocket spring mattresses are very popular

    You're also likely to find hybrid mattresses, which combine pocket springs with multiple layers of foam 😎

    We really like hybrid mattresses, but, currently, IKEA doesn't offer any hybrid models.

    Our favourite hybrid mattress is the Simba Hybrid.

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    Take a look at the UK IKEA spring mattresses below 👇

    Type Height Layers Firmness Cover Price from
    Vatneström Pocket springs 26 cm Steel springs with latex foam and latex, coir, and wool padding Medium-firm & firm Cotton £499 (standard double)
    Hokkåsen Pocket springs 31 cm Double welded steel springs with polyurethane foam & latex foam Medium-firm & firm Polyester £379 (standard double)
    Hyllestad Pocket springs 27 cm Steel springs with polyurethane foam & memory foam Medium-firm & firm Polyester £215
    Hövag Pocket springs 24 cm Steel springs with polyurethane foam Medium-firm & firm Polyester & viscose £129
    Hamarvik Springs 21 cm Bonell steel springs with polyurethane foam Medium-firm & firm Polyester £99
    Husvika Springs 13 cm Bonell steel springs with polyurethane foam Firm Polyester, modacrylic & cotton £115 (only available in 80 x 200 cm)
    Hafslo Springs 18 cm Bonell steel springs with polyurethane foam Firm Polyester £75
    Vadsö Springs 17 cm Bonell steel springs with polyurethane foam Firm Polyester & viscose/rayon £55

    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 🤔

    Questions include:

    • 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.

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    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 make use of the full width of the mattress.
    • 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 a 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 Nectar memory foam mattress or the Simba Hybrid.

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    Motion transfer
    A mattress with good motion isolation allows you to sleep comfortably, even if your partner tosses and turns

    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.

    Preferred temperature

    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 ❄️

    Temperature scale
    Different materials hold heat differently

    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 🛌

    Back sleepers and stomach sleepers can opt for a slightly firmer mattress as they need more lift for their hips and shoulders.

    Firmness according to sleeping position
    Your preferred sleeping position affects the degree of firmness you should choose

    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.

    Optimal spinal alignmnet
    Your perfect mattress will allow for optimal spinal alignment

    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 sizes

    IKEA mattresses are available in most standard UK mattress sizes 🇬🇧

    Standard UK sizes include:

    • IKEA mattress single: 90 x 190 cm (3’ x 6’3”)
    • IKEA mattress small double: 120 x 190 cm (4' x 6'3")
    • IKEA mattress double:135 x 190 cm (4’6” x 6’3”)
    • IKEA mattress king-size: 150 x 200 cm (5’ x 6’6”)
    • IKEA mattress super king: 180 x 200 cm (6’ x 6’6”)

    UK mattress sizes

    IKEA European mattress sizes

    IKEA mattresses are also commonly available in standard European sizes 🇪🇺

    Standard European sizes include:

    • IKEA mattress 80 x 200 cm
    • IKEA mattress 90 x 200 cm
    • IKEA mattress 140 x 200 cm
    • IKEA mattress 160 x 200 cm

    European mattress sizes

    Which IKEA mattresses are available in which sizes?

    Not all IKEA mattresses are available in all sizes.

    Below, you'll find an overview of which UK IKEA mattresses are available in which sizes.

    Mattress size Available IKEA mattresses
    IKEA mattress EU size 80 x 200 cm Malfors, Moshult, Husvika
    IKEA mattress single 90 x 190 cm Morgedal, Malfors, Moshult, Hyllestad, Hövag, Hamarvik, Hafslo, Vadsö
    IKEA mattress EU size 90 x 200 cm Malfors, Moshult, Hövag
    IKEA mattress small double 120 x 190 cm Hövag
    IKEA mattress double 135 x 190 cm Morgedal, Malfors, Vatneström, Hokkåsen, Hyllestad, Hövag, Hamarvik, Hafslo, Vadsö
    IKEA mattress EU size 140 x 200 cm Morgedal, Malfors, Hövag
    IKEA mattress king-size 150 x 200 cm Morgedal, Vatneström, Hokkåsen, Hyllestad, Hövag, Hamarvik, Hafslo
    IKEA mattress EU size 160 x 200 cm Morgedal, Hövag
    IKEA mattress super king 180 x 200 cm Vatneström, Hokkåsen, Hyllestad, Hövag

    Which mattress size is right for you?

    The right mattress size for you will depend on your personal situation, budget, and the size of your room.

    As a guideline:

    • IKEA mattress single sizes should be reserved for children, teenagers, or young adults sleeping alone.
    • IKEA mattress double size or larger is recommended for couples.

    We'd recommend that couples opt for a king-size or larger.

    This ensures that both partners have enough space to move comfortably.

    READ OUR MATTRESS SIZE GUIDE

    IKEA mattress prices

    IKEA has some of the most affordable mattresses on the market.

    Even their most expensive mattresses are quite a bit cheaper than other value-for-money alternatives like the Nectar memory foam mattress and the Simba Hybrid.

    But, like with most things in life, you end up getting what you pay for.

    Many of the IKEA mattresses are unnecessarily firm and uncomfortable 😩

    Price-performance ratio
    A cheap mattress isn't good if you're compromising on quality

    They may be a good option for occasional use or if you need a cheap mattress urgently, but we wouldn't recommend them for long-term use.

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    We'd recommend you look at some of our UK mattress alternatives below 👇

    UK mattress alternatives

    By now, you know that we're not big fans of IKEA mattresses.

    Many value-for-money bed-in-a-box mattress brands offer much better quality and attractive features, like free delivery & returns and lengthy trial periods.

    Our favourite bed-in-a-box mattresses include:

    Understandably, if you're looking at budget mattresses, these may be a little out of your price range 💷

    If you're looking for a good budget mattress brand, we'd recommend turning to Silentnight mattresses instead.

    Many of the Silentnight mattresses are also very well priced, but a lot more comfortable than most IKEA mattresses.

    As with all mattresses, pay attention to the quality of the individual mattress materials 👌

    Always look for all-foam mattresses with high-density foams and spring mattresses with a high spring count.

    Our favourite budget mattresses:

    IKEA kids' and cot mattresses

    In addition to the standard adult mattresses, IKEA also offers a range of kids' and cot mattresses 🧒

    The kid's range includes some extendable mattresses and the smaller sizes of the IKEA Malfors mattress and the IKEA Moshult mattress.

    Cot mattresses

    The IKEA cot mattresses are made from polyurethane foam.

    Apart from the IKEA Pelleplutt, all of the cot mattresses have a removable and machine-washable polyester cover 🛀

    The cot bed mattress range includes:

    Materials Price from
    IKEA Pelleplutt Foam cot mattress £25
    IKEA Krummelur Foam cot mattress £35
    IKEA Skönast Foam cot mattress £55
    IKEA Jättetrött Pocket sprung cot mattress £95

    Cot mattresses are available in 60 x 120 cm and 70 x 120 cm sizes.

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    IKEA cot mattress

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    IKEA cot mattress

    Quality matters

    While choosing a high-quality mattress is important at any age, it is even more important for babies and small children.

    A good cot mattress supports growth and healthy bone development 🦴

    This is why it makes sense to invest in the very best quality you can afford.

    We'd recommend you consider one of the more premium cot mattresses below.

    Our favourite UK cot mattresses:

    What else does IKEA offer?

    Of course, IKEA is more than just a hub for mattresses.

    They also have a huge selection of sleep accessories 🛌

    IKEA sells everything you could need to enhance your bedroom and sleeping experience, including IKEA bed frames and slats, IKEA mattress toppers, bedroom furniture, lamps and reading lights, and even decorations like paintings, candles, and more.

    You'll also find:

    Products Shop Links
    Pillows & pillow protectors SHOP IKEA PILLOWS ON AMAZON
    Bedding SHOP IKEA BEDDING ON AMAZON
    Mattress protectors SHOP IKEA MATTRESS PROTECTORS ON AMAZON

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    IKEA mattress protector

    IKEA mattress protector

    Other sleep accessories

    IKEA is great because it's such a one-stop hub - but we love some of the premium products other bed-in-a-box brands offer.

    Below, you'll find a snapshot of our favourites 👇

    IKEA mattress delivery conditions

    You can schlepp to your nearest IKEA store to buy an IKEA mattress - but you can also order online.

    Like standard bed-in-a-box mattresses, IKEA mattresses are delivered rolled-up and vacuum-pressed.

    But, unlike other mattress brands like Eve and Simba, IKEA still charges for delivery 🚛

    Rolled-up mattresses
    IKEA mattresses are rolled up

    Delivery fees vary according to the size of the parcel ordered - and since mattresses are often quite large, you can expect to pay a bit more.

    • Selected Day Delivery (£40): Your item will be delivered to the room of your choice within 4 - 30 days.
    • Express Delivery (£50): Your item will be delivered to the room of your choice within 1 -3 days.

    Once unpacked, your mattress will slowly expand to its original size.

    IKEA recommends waiting 72 hours for full expansion ⏰

    Your new mattress may smell a bit when first unpacked.

    This is called off-gassing and it's completely normal.

    We recommend unpacking your new mattress in a well-ventilated room 🏠

    Ordering via Amazon

    While we expect IKEA delivery costs to be cut at some point, we think ordering through Amazon is a much smarter idea.

    Amazon has a huge range of IKEA products.

    Numerous IKEA products even qualify for free delivery 🥳

    Products are generally dispatched within 10 days of purchase.

    Of course, if you're an Amazon Prime member, you'll also get faster delivery.

    Some European IKEA imports are a little more expensive, so double-check on prices before you purchase.

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    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.

    For example:

    • Eve offers a 100-day trial period.
    • Simba 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 trial period

    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.

    If you choose a more expensive mattress, you'll also have to pay the difference. 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 will 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:

    Should you buy an IKEA mattress?

    IKEA offers some of the cheapest mattresses on the market.

    This low price point is great if you're on a budget, but we don't think these are best-buy options for permanent use.

    We can recommend IKEA mattresses for:

    • People on a budget
    • Occasional use
    • Guest bedrooms or holiday homes

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    But if you're looking for a good quality mattress that will last you a long time, offer you the best spinal support, and keep you pain-free, then you should look elsewhere.

    Unfortunately, even the best IKEA mattress in the UK can't compare to the more premium brands.

    We can recommend a few great value-for-money options instead 👇

    Best IKEA alternatives:

    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.

    Registered office: IKEA United Kingdom - 7th Floor, 100 Avebury Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 1FH

    Frequently asked questions

    • Can you tell me more about IKEA?


      The Swedish furniture retailer surely needs no introduction.

      Established in 1943 by billionaire business magnate Ingvar Kamprad, the idea behind IKEA was to offer a selection of furniture and household products suitable for the mass market - and affordable for everyone.

      Inspired by Scandinavian minimalism, IKEA attached great importance to attractive design

      In the beginning, Kamprad only sold single products.

      The first IKEA catalogue was published in 1952.

      Today, IKEA is one of the world's leading furniture manufacturers with around 155,000 employees and an annual turnover of around £33 billion

      The huge furniture stores can be found almost everywhere - IKEA has a total of 433 stores in 52 countries.

      Of these, 50 are located in Germany, 9 in Switzerland, 7 in Austria, and 21 in the UK.

    • What's the IKEA mattress 25-year guarantee?


      IKEA offers an amazing 25-year limited warranty on all mattresses.

      This is considerably longer than competitor brands, most of which only offer 5 or 10 years.

      Only the DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid mattress and the Nectar memory foam mattress come with a longer lifetime guarantee.

      Of course, we wouldn't recommend keeping a mattress for that long.

      You should replace your mattress every 8 -12 years.

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