Which IKEA mattress is the best

Ikea mattress test

Ikea mattress test

The Swedish furniture store IKEA sells mattresses in numerous designs and different price ranges. The range includes the mattress types spring core mattress, foam mattress, memory foam mattress (Visco mattress), latex mattress and mattress topper. The size selection is also convincing, there are mattresses for the cot as well as for single beds, double beds and French beds.

Ikea mattresses put to the test

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Spring mattresses from Ikea

A pocket spring mattress

The spring mattress takes its name from its inner workings - inside the mattress there are elastic springs made of metal. A distinction is made between simple spring core mattresses and pocket spring core mattresses. In the second variant, the feathers are sewn into fabric or fleece pockets. Spring mattresses offer good point elasticity. The mattress can be adjusted to the body weight via the degree of firmness. The upholstery is made of foam, the cover can be made of various materials. The spring mattress is well ventilated, so it is particularly suitable for people who sweat easily.


Ikea Hamarvik

The Hamarvik mattress is a firm Bonell spring mattress. With an extra-strong layer made of a comfort material, the mattress offers a pleasant feeling to lie on. The springs provide continuous support for the body. The mattress is available in three sizes: 90x200, 140x200 and 160x200 cm. The thickness is 21 centimeters. The mattress is designed for one-sided use, turning is not necessary. The mattress cover on the top is elastic, it adapts well to the mattress. The cover and mattress cannot be washed, but minor stains can be easily removed with a furniture shampoo.


Ikea Hövag

The Hövag mattress is a pocket spring mattress. 190 springs are processed per square meter. All springs are individually packed in bags. This results in precise lying behavior. The pressure distribution is optimal. The mattress adapts ergonomically to the shape of the body. Sleeping comfort is high, thanks to the extra-strong layer of comfort material. The mattress can be used on one side, turning it over is not necessary. It is available in two degrees of hardness: firm and medium-strength. The mattress is offered in five different sizes, from 80x200 to 180x200 centimeters. The dark gray cover can be cleaned with a furniture shampoo if necessary.


Ikea Hyllestad

The Hyllestad mattress is a pocket spring mattress with a layer of memory foam on one side. The foam adapts perfectly to the contours of the body. This and the interaction with the suspension results in a comfortable lying behavior and good point elasticity. The mattress has an optimal pressure-relieving effect and adapts ergonomically to the shape of the body. The cover is elastic and also guarantees a high level of sleeping comfort. The mattress is designed for one-sided use, turning is superfluous. There is a choice of five sizes from 80x200 to 180x200 centimeters and two degrees of hardness, firm and medium-firm. The thickness of the mattress is 27 centimeters.


Ikea Hesseng

The Hesseng mattress is a high-quality pocket spring mattress. The upholstery is made of natural materials. Cotton, wool, horsehair, latex and lyocell ensure a high level of sleeping comfort and a pleasant sleeping climate. The mattress has a high point elasticity and guarantees perfect pressure distribution. With five comfort zones, the body has optimal support, shoulders and hips are relieved. The spring construction ensures optimal ventilation. The model has been developed for one-sided use and does not have to be turned. The mattress has a thickness of 25 centimeters and is firm or medium firm and available in five different sizes.


Ikea Hokkasen

The Hokkasen mattress is a pocket spring mattress. The springs consist of 161 mini pocket springs and 185 pocket springs on one square meter. The springs are individually packaged, they react precisely and precisely. The body shape is optimally supported. A high pressure relief is created with a layer of memory foam. The ergonomic properties of the mattress are essential for a good night's sleep. The mattress is 31 centimeters thick and available in five standard sizes. It has been developed for one-sided use and does not need to be turned. The elastic cover on the top also ensures good lying and sleeping comfort.


Ikea Husvika

The Husvika mattress is a firm spring mattress with a Bonell spring core made of steel. Bonell springs are characterized by their special shape. The spring resembles an hourglass, the middle piece is waisted. This results in good elasticity and comfortable lying behavior. The Bonell suspension offers the body continuous support. The mattress is only available in the dimensions 80 x 200 centimeters. It is suitable for a (pull-out) cot and is also ideal for day beds or as a guest mattress. The cover of the mattress has a childproof zipper.


Ikea Hafslo

The Hafslo mattress is an inexpensive mattress with Bonell suspension. The mattress was developed for one-sided use, it does not need to be turned. The firm mattress offers comfortable lying behavior and good body support. It is available in several sizes. The size 90x200 centimeters is suitable for the single bed. The dimensions 140x200 cm and 160x200 cm are suitable for wider bed frames. The cover of the mattress can be cleaned with a furniture shampoo.


Foam mattresses from Ikea

The foam mattress is also known under the name cold foam mattress. It consists of the plastic polyurethane. The base material is foamed with air. This creates a non-toxic foam. The foam mattress is inexpensive to manufacture, its own weight is rather low. The so-called volume weight determines the durability and quality. This means: foam mattresses with a higher volume weight are higher quality and more durable than mattresses with a lower volume weight. Foam mattresses are moisture-permeable and breathable. The elasticity is high so that the mattress adapts well to the body. Different degrees of hardness are possible.


Ikea Moshult

The Moshult mattress is a foam mattress that is also suitable for children. The firm mattress with the white cover is available in four different sizes. The thickness is ten centimeters. The elastic foam ensures even support and weight distribution of the body. The cover is removable and machine washable at 60 ° Celsius, making it particularly suitable for children. The safety of children is also taken care of because the child-proof zipper cannot be opened by children.


Ikea Malfors

The Malfors mattress is a firm foam mattress. The model is available in four different sizes. The thickness is twelve centimeters. The white cover is equipped with a childproof zipper without small parts. It can be removed and washed in the washing machine at 60 ° Celsius. The foam mattress offers good sleeping comfort and even support. The elasticity is good, so that the mattress can be used just as easily by children as it is by adults. The foam mattress in the corresponding size is also suitable for a guest bed or day bed.


Ikea Malvik

The Malvik foam mattress is available in a firm or medium firm version. The elastic foam provides an even support function for the whole body. In addition, the mattress has an extra-strong layer of comfort material, which makes it comfortable to lie on. The white cover can be removed and machine washed at a maximum of 60 ° Celsius. The foam mattress with a thickness of 14 centimeters is available in five sizes.


Ikea Morgedal

The Morgedal mattress is made of cold foam and is also equipped with an extra-strong layer of comfort material. The firm mattress is comfortable and pleasant to lie on. The body is supported with pinpoint accuracy with several comfort zones. In the shoulder and hip area, the contact pressure is reduced thanks to the zones. The highly elastic cold foam adapts well to the body. The mattress has a removable and washable cover in the color dark gray. It is available in five sizes. The thickness is 18 centimeters.


Memory foam mattresses from Ikea

The memory foam mattress, also called Visco mattress, consists of cold foam that has a special property: the foam takes on its original shape again and again. Memory foam mattresses are considered to be particularly ergonomic. The high point elasticity and the pressure relief ensure good lying behavior. The spine is optimally supported. Memory foam mattresses are available in several degrees of hardness. In this way, the mattress can be adapted to the respective body weight. The mattress is breathable, the moisture permeability may not be as good as with other mattress types.


Ikea Matrand

The Matrand memory foam mattress is characterized by its comfortable lying feeling. Several comfort zones support the body optimally and precisely. The pressure on the hips and shoulders is reduced. In addition, the mattress has a layer of memory foam that adapts well to the body contour. The material combination of memory foam 50 kg / m³, polyether 28 kg / m³ and polyester wadding is high quality and durable. Nothing stands in the way of a good night's sleep. The mattress is 18 centimeters thick and available in five sizes. The cover fabric is removable and can be machine washed.


Ikea Myrbacka

The memory foam mattress Myrbacka consists of highly elastic cold foam. The foam adapts well to the body contour, relieving the pressure on the shoulders and hips. An extra thick layer of comfort material creates a pleasant feeling of lying down, which is reinforced by the soft lambskin surface. The lambswool also ensures a good temperature balance. The foam consists of memory foam 50 kg / m³, highly elastic polyether (cold foam) 35 kg / m³ and polyether 28 kg / m³. The mattress is easy to keep clean as the white cover is removable and washable. The 24 cm thick mattress is available in five sizes and fits into a single bed or a spacious French bed, as required.


Latex mattresses from Ikea

Latex mattresses are made of a foamed material. As a basic material, rubber is used as a purely natural material, the result is a healthy latex mattress. There is also latex made from petroleum, this variant results in synthetic latex. In the manufacture of latex mattresses, both materials can be combined with one another or used individually. Natural latex ensures good resilience, with synthetic latex the strength can be better controlled. Latex mattresses are usually of high quality and very durable. The mattresses are breathable, moisture-permeable and have a high point elasticity. Latex mattresses have good thermal insulation and are ideal for people who are easily cold. Most latex mattresses are available in the following sizes:

Ikea Matrand

The medium-firm Ikea Matrand latex mattress is available in five different sizes. They are each 18 centimeters thick. The comfort material consists of synthetic latex, made of polyether 28 kg / m³. With an extra-thick layer of comfort material and several comfort zones, the mattress ensures that you lie comfortably. The good properties of latex can be seen in the pressure relief. In particular, the pressure on the shoulders and hips is reduced. Adapting to the body contour is also beneficial for a good night's sleep. The cover can be removed and washed, so the mattress always remains hygienic and fresh.


Ikea Morgedal

The Morgedal model is a medium-firm latex mattress. The elastic mattress adapts well to the body contour. The extra-strong layer of comfort material creates the conditions for a comfortable lying feeling. The highly elastic latex foam is ideal for deep relaxation and a good night's sleep. Thanks to the fine-pored core, good air circulation is guaranteed. The sleeping climate is pleasantly warm, dry and healthy. The comfort zones take pressure off the shoulders and hips. The mattress is equipped with a dark gray, removable and washable cover. It is available in five sizes. The thickness is 18 centimeters.


Ikea Myrbacka

The latex mattress Myrbacka is a medium firm mattress, available in five different sizes. The thickness is 24 centimeters. The comfortable material consists of synthetic latex, which is made of highly elastic polyether (cold foam) 35 kg / m³. Latex can adapt extremely well to the body and at the same time provide support. A layer of lambswool is integrated on the surface of the mattress, which makes it feel soft and has a temperature-regulating effect. In addition, the latex structure ensures good ventilation. The white cover of the mattress can be removed and washed at any time.


Ikea Morgongava

The latex mattress Morgongava is medium firm. It has a core made of 85 percent natural latex and 15 percent synthetic latex. With an extra thick layer of comfort material, the mattress offers a comfortable feeling of lying down. The combination with lambswool creates a pleasant sleeping environment. With several comfort zones, the body is well supported, the shoulders and hips are relieved. Thanks to the low contact pressure, the body can relax well. The mattress with the natural-colored, washable cover is available in four different sizes. The thickness is 20 centimeters each.


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Ikea children's mattresses in the test

Ikea Jömna

The Jömna children's mattress is ideal for a cot or guest bed. It is available in the dimensions 90x100 and 140x200 cm. Like most IKEA mattresses, the medium-firm mattress with the light gray cover is rolled up and packed so it can be easily transported. After rolling out, the mattress takes about 72 hours to develop its full volume. It is advisable to turn the mattress every now and then for use. The filling of the mattress consists of polyether 25 kg / m³, polyester wadding, the mattress cover is a nonwoven made of polyester.


Siggerud mattress wedge

When two mattresses are next to each other, the gap between them is often annoying. The Siggerud mattress wedge provides a remedy. The wedge is 195 centimeters long and 20 centimeters wide. It is easy to use: you put the underside of the wedge between the two mattresses. The upper side extends over both mattress edges and thus ensures a comfortable lying feeling, the entire lying area of ​​both mattresses can be completely used. The material of the mattress wedge, cotton and polyester, is durable and hard-wearing. The wedge is edged with an edge band on the outer edge.


Results of the Stiftung Warentest for IKEA mattresses

Stiftung Warentest has tested numerous mattresses and examined their properties. The results provide a good aid to decision-making as to which mattress is suitable for your own requirements and expectations. The factors lying down, sleeping climate, cover, health and the environment, durability and handling all play a role in the assessment.

Morgedal foam mattress 9/2017

The Morgedal foam mattress received an overall grade of 2.5. The durability is rated "very good". When it comes to lying properties, it turns out that small and light people can get along well with the mattress. It is less suitable for heavy, tall and compact people. Stiftung Warentest cites the properties of the resistance to change of position and the shoulder flap effect as very positive. The reference is classified as "satisfactory", the health and environment criteria as "good". The handling of the mattress was also rated "good".

Morgedal latex mattress 3/2018

The Stiftung Warentest awards the Morgedal latex mattress an overall rating of 2.4. The lying properties are good for small and light people. The mattress is very good in the shoulder area and resistance to change of position. The mattress is not recommended for heavier, compact and tall people. The durability is classified as very good. To test the durability, an endurance test is carried out, and the influence of moisture and temperature is measured. The points health and the environment together receive a grade of 2.8, the handling is rated at 2.1.

Myrbacka memory foam 4/2016

The Myrbacka memory foam mattress received an overall rating of 3.2 from Stiftung Warentest. That is still satisfactory, with the mattress showing good lying behavior. It is very well to well suited for small and light people. The rating is worse for heavy, tall and compact people. The sleeping climate and the cover are rated "good". The shelf life gets the grade "satisfactory". The mattress is easy to handle.The inadequate classification for the items declaration and advertising contributes to the somewhat poorer rating overall.

Myrbacka latex mattress 9/2014

The Myrbacka latex mattress received an overall rating of 2.6 from Stiftung Warentest. The lying properties are satisfactory. The mattress is well suited for small and light people, but not so well for heavy people. Generally it is criticized that one sinks in too much. Sleeping climate and durability are rated "good". The cover is rated "very good", the handling is considered "satisfactory". When it comes to health and the environment, the mattress scores "good". The individual ratings in this category relate to indoor air pollution and odor nuisance, pollutants and disposal.

Advantages and disadvantages of Ikea mattresses

There are several reasons for buying mattresses from IKEA. First of all, the selection is very large. Different types of mattresses from the spring core mattress to the foam and memory foam mattresses offer a lot of freedom of choice. The sizes are also tailored to every need. Mattresses for cots, guest beds, day beds and single beds are also in the range as well as wider mattresses for French beds and double beds.

The price-performance ratio is good. IKEA has mattresses for every budget. The prices are partly cheaper than other manufacturers for a comparable quality. This is mainly because IKEA is a manufacturer itself and there are no middlemen involved.

The employees provide detailed advice when it comes to the properties of a mattress. This is not only possible directly in the furniture store, questions are also answered online and by telephone. The greatest advantage is certainly the comprehensive guarantee and return service. Every mattress can be returned at any time without giving a reason, provided proof of purchase is available (invoice or receipt). In some cases, it takes a few weeks to find out whether the mattress really fits. A short test lie is often not enough. With the return guarantee, customers can be sure that they can return the mattress if they are not satisfied. Ikea also has a large range of slatted frames. There are many different Ikea slatted frames that we also looked at. There are also Ikea toppers to buy in stores and online shops.

IKEA pays attention to the use of sustainable and recyclable raw materials in a number of models.

Numerous mattress models are marked with a 25-year guarantee. A mattress should not be used that long. However, the guarantee on material and manufacture indicates that care has been taken in the selection of materials and manufacture.

A disadvantage is that IKEA offers firm and medium-firm mattresses, but the offer is not sufficient for people with a higher body weight.

In addition, only mattresses in the usual standard dimensions are in the range. If you are looking for a mattress in a special size, you have to rely on special manufacturers.