Don’t lose sleep trying to narrow down which is the best IKEA mattress. Loaded with high-end features like cooling gel-infused memory foam and 3 layers of pocket spring, the HOLMSBU medium firm pillowtop is the best all-around mattress. True to IKEA’s reputation for value, this bed’s under $800 price tag is well below many competitors’ prices for comparable mattresses.

Best IKEA Mattresses

For many shoppers, IKEA is more than a store. It’s a lifestyle. It’s no surprise that IKEA enthusiasts are eager to trust the retailer with their precious quality of sleep. We spend a third of our lives sleeping. Your mattress can mean the difference between waking up refreshed or waking up with aches, pains, and a sluggish brain that struggles to focus.

When IKEA is your go-to home shopping solution, you’ve already answered the major question of where to search for your mattress. Instead, you’re asking yourself (and the internet) which of the many IKEA mattresses is right for you. IKEA offers an array of different mattresses, ranging from 3 inches to almost 18 inches thick, from ultra firm to plush pillowtop beds.

Whatever your budget, you’ll find an IKEA option you can afford, but will that mattress be the best quality? You don’t have time to waste testing every mattress on the sales floor. Even if you did, that won’t tell you how the mattress holds up over time – but RAVE’s extensively researched list of the best IKEA mattresses will.

The IKEA Mattresses We RAVE About

Best Overall: HOLMSBU Pillowtop Spring Mattress

Why choose between the support of spring coils, the squishy comfort of memory foam, and the plush softness of a pillowtop mattress when you could have it all? HOLMSBU is IKEA’s thickest mattress, stuffed so full of layers with individually-wrapped springs, soft fiber filling, and gel-activated memory foam that it towers to a staggering 17 ¾ inches high.  

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Best Cooling Mattress for Hot Sleepers: KNAPSTAD Memory-Foam Mattress

If you tend to sleep hot, you may have been told that memory foam isn’t an option for you. IKEA’s well-reviewed KNAPSTAD bed is a game-changer, incorporating a highly-effective layer of gel that keeps the sleeping surface cool even as the memory foam contours to cushion your body perfectly – without breaking the bank.

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Best Mattress for Allergy Sufferers: MAUSUND Natural Latex Mattress

Sleeping should refresh and rejuvenate you, but sleepers with allergies to commonly-used mattress materials too often wake up feeling worse than when they went to bed. IKEA’s MAUSUND mattress uses natural materials, including 85% natural latex, coconut fiber, cotton, and wool, that make the bed ideal for sleepers who find that traditional mattress materials aggravate their allergies and asthma.

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What Shoppers Need to Know About IKEA Mattresses

Unlike many bed-in-a-box companies that have popped up in recent years, IKEA is a name consumers worldwide already know and trust. Regardless of how you feel about Swedish meatballs or the notorious assembly instructions, shoppers love IKEA’s modern and clean aesthetic, fun styles, innovative ideas, and affordability.

What’s under your mattress matters. IKEA recommends a slatted bed base or mattress base under most of its mattresses. Some reviewers speculate that IKEA mattresses work best with IKEA-made bed frames, and that the many complaints, saying the mattress doesn’t feel like it felt in the store, results from using the wrong kind of base.

Types of IKEA Mattresses

IKEA offers several different varieties of mattresses in 2 major categories: spring mattresses and foam and latex mattresses. Spring mattresses use traditional steel coils to support a sleeper’s frame. Memory foam and latex foam mattresses are made of contouring layers of foam materials.

Both types of beds have pros and cons. Spring beds tend to offer superior support but adjust less fully to your exact shape and sleeping position. Memory foam beds may get uncomfortably warm and lack sufficient spinal support. The best beds of either type incorporate features that enhance their strengths and reduce their weaknesses.

Getting Your IKEA Mattress Home

Like many trendy direct-to-consumer mattress manufacturers, IKEA now roll-packs many of its mattresses. Machines carefully compress the mattress so that it is thin enough to be rolled up. A roll-packed mattress allows it to fit much more readily in most vehicles. It also allows the mattress to be packaged more sustainably.

While IKEA has both foam and spring mattresses that come roll-packed, not all IKEA mattresses are rolled. In fact, whether a particular mattress is roll-packed is a deciding factor for some customers.

For mattresses that are not roll-packed, you can try to squish the bed into your vehicle and maneuver it yourself or pay an additional fee up to $100 or more for professional delivery.

IKEA’s Mattress Exchange Policy

It’s every mattress shopper’s biggest fear: spending hundreds (or thousands) of dollars on a new bed, only to regret their purchase for years once they start sleeping on it. Depending where you purchased your bed, by the time you realize you bought the wrong mattress, it could be too late.

Spending mere minutes testing a mattress on the IKEA sales floor doesn’t tell you what it will really feel like to sleep on the mattress night after night, year after year. That floor model has already been noticeably broken in by the number of other shoppers testing it. Your real bed could feel quite different.

To ease shoppers’ fears, IKEA applies its “love it or exchange it” 365-day return policy for all purchases to its mattress sales. However, while other products can be returned for a full refund, mattresses may only be exchanged for another mattress, so there’s no taking your business elsewhere. You also only get one exchange, not duplicate do-overs throughout the year.

If you fear you’ve made a mistake the first time you lie on your new mattress, don’t panic. IKEA recommends taking a month to get acquainted with your new bed, because that’s how long it will take to break in the new bed and for your body to get used to the feel, and especially the firmness, of a new mattress.  

IKEA’s Warranty

Every IKEA mattress comes with a 25-year limited warranty. That’s longer than the warranties offered by many top mattress manufacturers, which last 5, 10, or, at the most, 20 years. However, like other manufacturer warranties, the limits of this limited warranty matter.

IKEA’s warranty covers “defects in materials and workmanship” in the coils of spring mattresses and the core materials of foam or latex mattresses. “Normal wear and tear” is specifically not covered by the warranty, yet it’s the breakdown that results from this nightly wear and tear that most often makes a new mattress necessary.

Does this warranty mean your IKEA mattress will last 25 years? Unfortunately not, especially if you’re using the mattress on a regular basis. In a seldom-used guest room, the mattress might not suffer much wear and tear to require replacement.

IKEA recommends purchasing a new mattress every 8 to 10 years. Why should you replace a mattress that’s still under warranty? For one thing, all mattresses lose comfort as their support materials break down over time. The warranty won’t cover sagging, softening, or hardening of a mattress. Additionally, allergens that collect on a mattress over time can make sleepers sick.  

Methodology

Mattress comfort is subjective. The perfect bed for one person may be entirely too soft for another person, yet too firm for a third person. So how can anyone say with certainty which mattresses are the best? Instead of focusing on soft vs. firm, we based our rankings on the most important objective factors that every mattress shopper should consider:

  • Quality of materials
  • Amount of support
  • Thickness
  • Cost
  • Cooling features

Read on. Your ideal IKEA mattress is waiting for you.

The Best IKEA Mattresses

  1. HOLMSBU Pillowtop Spring Mattress

    The HOLMSBU spring mattress has the most bells and whistles of any IKEA offering. Two layers of individually-wrapped pocket springs – each consisting of 594 coils in queen size – make up the supportive core. An integrated pillowtop combines an additional layer of 750 mini pocket springs with a layer of cooling gel-activated 3.1 lb/cu.ft. memory foam.

    At a height of 17 ¾ inches, HOLMSBU is exceptionally thick not just for IKEA mattresses, but for mattresses in general. The happiest customers call the plush, comfortably contouring bed “the best mattress” they’ve ever had.

    This high-end bed is also among IKEA’s most expensive. Some sleepers, especially those with larger frames, found the medium firm pillowtop bed too soft for comfort. HOLMSBU is available in king and queen sizes only, and its massive thickness requires deep-pocketed fitted sheets. The most negative reviews reported “poor edge support” as well as “sagging and breaking down” earlier than purchasers expected.

    Pros
    • Gel-infused memory foam layer
    • 3 layers of pocket springs
    • Integrated comfort pillowtop
    Cons
    • Not roll-packed for transport
    • Lacking in edge support
    • Complaints about durability
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  2. HAUGESUND Spring Mattress

    If you’re looking for a great bed on a lower budget, the HAUGESUND spring mattress is an excellent choice. With both firm and medium firm options, this bed appeals to a broader range of sleepers. At 9 ⅞ inches, it’s thick enough for the average sleeper, if a tad thinner than those with larger frames would want.

    A layer of 564 (in the queen size) individually-wrapped response coils, sandwiched between layers of 1.5 lb/cu.ft. and 1.7 lb/cu.ft. polyurethane foam, topped with a layer of soft fiber filling, allows for better cushioning and less motion transfer, which means your partner’s movements won’t disturb you.

    The bargain HAUGESUND mattress doesn’t have as many fancy features as HOLMSBU. Some purchasers reported a “strong smell” once unrolled, complained that the bed aged faster than expected or felt it was too firm. However, most reviewers loved the bed, noting that it was very supportive.

    Pros
    • 564 encased pocket coils
    • Reduced motion transfer
    • Great value at $299 for queen
    Cons
    • Reports of off-gassing smell
    • Too firm for some sleepers
    • Complaints about durability
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  3. HESSTUN Eurotop Spring Mattress

    Another mattress available in firm and medium firm, HESSTUN’s 9 ⅞-inch Eurotop design incorporates built-in layers of foam and soft filling. The queen size contains 594 full-sized individually-wrapped pocket coils that move with your body more freely than traditional Bonnell springs, plus another 594 mini pocket coils for extra cushion and contouring.

    Other features set this mid-level and mid-priced mattress apart from the rest. A layer of high-resilience polyurethane foam reduces pressure on your body for maximum comfort and relaxation. With response coil technology, you’ll enjoy the blissfully uninterrupted sleep that comes from reducing motion transfer between partners. The breathable materials are meant to keep this mattress from getting uncomfortably hot.

    The biggest drawbacks purchasers reported about the HESSTUN mattress include sagging, especially at the edges of the mattress, that developed over time. Some purchasers found the bed firmer than they expected or wanted, but for others, the combination of firmness and softness was just right.

    Pros
    • Two layers of pocket springs
    • High-resilience layer of foam
    • Reduced motion transfer
    Cons
    • Lacking in edge support
    • Complaints about durability
    • Not roll-packed for transport
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  4. HAUGSVÄR Hybrid Mattress

    Hybrid mattresses are known for bringing together the best of both worlds: the support of coils and the pressure-relieving comfort of foam. IKEA’s HAUGSVÄR hybrid bed is 11 inches thick and consists of a layer of 594 (in the queen size) individually-wrapped steel pocket coils plus a layer of high-resilience 1.8 lb./cu.ft. polyurethane foam.

    The upshot of these upscale features is a reasonably-priced bed that feels more expensive than it is. Sleepers love the pressure relief and improved blood circulation from the high-resilience foam, the low level of motion transfer due to the response coils, and the plush but supportive feel of the HAUGSVÄR mattress.

    While purchasers occasionally complained of sagging and depressions, these conditions formed after years, not months, of use. Negative reviews mentioned poor edge support. A number of reviewers complained that the bed was too firm, but the medium firm option seemed to appeal to more sleepers.  

    Pros
    • 594 individually-wrapped coils
    • Layer of high-resilience foam
    • Good value at $399 for queen
    Cons
    • Lacking in edge support  
    • No removable, washable cover
    • Complaints about durability
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  5. HJELLESTAD Pillowtop Mattress

    The 15 ⅜-inch HJELLESTAD is among the thickest IKEA mattresses. A layer of 594 (in the queen size) individually-wrapped full-sized springs makes up the supportive core of the mattress. Mini pocket coils add contouring capabilities, and the 3.1 lb./cu.ft. memory foam pillowtop provides just the right amount of sinkable comfort.

    This mattress is ideal if you enjoy the comfort of memory foam but hate that quicksand-like feeling of being “stuck.” You don’t sink into the memory foam pillowtop as much as you would in an all foam bed. Despite two layers of coils, the foam keeps the bed from being too bouncy, reducing motion transfer.  

    You might think there’s no such thing as a mattress that’s too thick, but a small amount of HJELLESTAD purchasers feel differently. Some didn’t like the mattress’s thickness raising their sleeping surface so high, while others felt irked by the need for deep-pocket fitted sheets.

    Pros
    • Memory foam pillowtop layer
    • Two layers of pocket springs
    • Very thick at 15 ⅜ inches
    Cons
    • Too thick for some sleepers
    • King and queen sizes only
    • Not roll-packed for transport  
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  6. KNAPSTAD Memory-Foam Mattress

    A memory foam mattress that won’t get hot – that’s IKEA’s KNAPSTAD in a nutshell. The top layer of gel that keeps the moldable, pressure-relieving memory foam from getting too hot is just one of the features that has purchasers raving about this bed.

    While you might worry that the cooling gel would interfere with the pleasantly squishy feel of memory foam, sleepers say that isn’t the case. Although even the happiest KNAPSTAD purchasers admit that the very firm “medium firm” bed “isn’t for everyone,” sleepers who love a firm sleeping surface report reduced back pain and better quality of sleep on this mattress.

    Although not exceptionally thin, the 9 ⅞-inch KNAPSTAD mattress felt thin to some purchasers, maybe because it is also so firm. Some customers reported an unpleasant off-gassing smell upon opening the roll-packed bed. While most purchasers found the smell mild, some reported that it was strong and lasted for weeks.

    Pros
    • Cooling gel top layer
    • Contouring memory foam
    • Extra layer of soft fillings
    Cons
    • Reports of off-gassing smell
    • Thinner at 9 ⅞ inches thick
    • Too firm for some sleepers
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  7. HIDRASUND Natural Pocket Spring Mattress

    IKEA’s newest mattress, HIDRASUND, has a lot to get hype about. With 218 individually-wrapped pocket springs per square foot, plus 258 mini pocket springs for square foot, there’s plenty of support in this 13 ⅝-inch thick bed. The 5 distinct comfort zones offer extra support for hips and shoulders and a reinforced edge prevents sagging.

    HIDRASUND is made of natural materials. You can feel good about sleeping on a wholesome blend of natural latex, 100% sustainably-sourced cotton, soft filling made of latex foam and wool wadding, and natural coconut fibers that promote air circulation to keep you cool.

    The biggest downside to buying the hottest new mattress model is the unknown. With no or few customer reviews, prospective buyers can’t predict how the bed holds up over time or how it feels for regular sleep. The purchase is something of a gamble. Additionally, the 167-pound mattress isn’t roll-packed for convenient transfer and requires 2 people to maneuver it.

    Pros
    • Made of natural materials
    • Two layers of pocket springs
    • 5 supportive comfort zones
    Cons
    • Not roll-packed and very heavy
    • High cost for an IKEA bed
    • Too new to have many reviews
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  8. MYRBACKA Latex Mattress

    IKEA’s MYRBACKA mattress comes in both a memory foam and a latex version, but the latex version has more positive customer feedback. The 9 ½-inch bed consists of a thick layer of synthetic latex over high-resilience support foam. IKEA’s comfort zones provide support over five zones, emphasizing the hips and shoulders.

    The biggest distinction between the latex and memory foam MYRBACKA mattresses is firmness. Although the medium firm latex bed may still be too firm for some sleepers, it’s a better fit for many people than the very firm memory foam version of MYRBACKA.

    Sleepers also report that the latex bed is cooler than memory foam, which makes it a better choice if you sleep hot. However, some purchasers found the edge support in this mattress lacking, and others reported that the bed didn’t last as long as they expected, starting to sag after a few years, or even one year, of use.

    Pros
    • Contouring latex layer
    • High-resilience support foam
    • 5 supportive comfort zones
    Cons
    • Not roll-packed for transport
    • Lacking in edge support
    • Complaints about durability
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  9. MAUSUND Natural Latex Mattress

    Natural materials are this mattress’s claim to fame. IKEA’s other latex foam mattresses are made with synthetic latex, but the MAUSUND consists of 85% natural latex, natural wool and coconut fibers, and 100% sustainably-sourced cotton. Comfort zones make sure this medium firm, yet perfectly squishy, mattress provides support for hips and shoulders.

    If you suffer from asthma or allergies, the MAUSUND might be worth its higher price tag of $899 for a queen or $1,099 for a king. On the other hand, if you’re just looking for a comfortable bed and natural materials don’t impress you, this may not be the bed for you.

    Measuring just 7 ⅞ inches thick, MAUSUND is far from the thinnest IKEA mattress on the market (which is under 4 inches high), but it is the second thinnest mattress in our ranking. For the premium price, sleepers might expect a thicker mattress with more cushioning.

    Pros
    • Made of natural materials
    • Contouring latex foam
    • 5 supportive comfort zones
    Cons
    • High cost for an IKEA bed
    • Thinner at just 7 ⅞ inches
    • Too firm for some sleepers
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  10. MORGEDAL Foam Mattress

    One of the best values in IKEA mattresses is MORGEDAL, a foam mattress that comes in both medium firm and firm. Don’t be fooled by the low price tag of $299 for a queen. MORGEDAL has some surprisingly high-end features.

    Sleepers with achy hips or shoulders find relief in the 5 supportive comfort zones. A layer of soft filling keeps the foam bed from being too firm for comfort. MORGEDAL is made of high-resilience foam for improved support and reduced motion transfer. Many sleepers say the firmness is “just right” and praise this budget-friendly bed’s back support.

    What’s the catch? As you might expect from a memory foam bed at this price point, the MORGEDAL is thinner than other top-ranked IKEA beds, measuring just 7 ⅛-inches thick. Without cooling features, the foam sleeping surface can quickly get warm, making it a poor choice if you already sleep hot. Some purchasers do report a lingering off-gassing smell.

    Pros
    • High-resilience support foam
    • 5 supportive comfort zones  
    • Great value at $299 for queen
    Cons
    • No cooling features
    • Reports of off-gassing smell
    • Thinner at just 7 ⅛ inches
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Are IKEA Mattresses Any Good?

If you’re skeptical about the quality of IKEA mattresses, you’re not alone. Many would-be purchasers question the quality not only of IKEA mattresses, but of mattresses made by any company other than established mattress manufacturers. Generally, the answer is that it depends on the specific mattress you’re looking at and what you need in a mattress.

For a queen bed, IKEA’s mattresses cost anywhere from $229 to $899. That’s quite a price range, and it represents a spectrum of features, from the simplest foam bed to hybrids with integrated pillowtops, gel-activated cooling layers, and mini pocket coils. The cheapest IKEA mattresses may not be any good, depending on your standards, but the more sophisticated ones are.

The best way to determine if IKEA mattresses are worth a look is through research. What features do IKEA mattresses offer? What do purchasers and expert reviewers have to say about the mattress? How durable is it, based on customer reviews, warranty policies and exchange policies?

Most IKEA mattresses have generally positive ratings on the retailer’s website. It’s rare to see a mattress with fewer than three out of five stars, and very common to see four-star and five-star ratings. Even among mattresses with ratings in the three-star range, you will find many glowing reviews. What’s clear is that many purchasers are happy with their beds.

If you need more evidence that many IKEA mattresses are worth buying, consider the company’s 25-year warranty. Many mattress companies don’t stand behind their beds nearly as long as IKEA does. The retailer clearly expects products to last. Purchasers often mention that they are finally buying a new mattress to replace a previous IKEA mattress that lasted for many years.

Are IKEA Mattresses Safe?

Getting enough sleep, and good quality sleep, is so important to your health that it’s no wonder purchasers worry about the safety of their mattress. Mattress safety can refer to many different aspects of quality, from the materials used to make the mattress to the extent of spinal support. By most standards, yes, IKEA mattresses are very safe.

The core of IKEA mattresses are steel coils or foams. While some IKEA spring mattresses use rows of connected, hourglass-shaped Bonnell coils, every spring mattress on our list uses individual fabric-encased pocket coils that move independently for better contouring and support. The best IKEA spring mattresses have a generous layer of foam or soft filling that cushions the support coils.

IKEA’s memory foam is made of polyurethane ranging in density from 1.5 lb./cu.ft. to 3.1 lb./cu.ft. Most latex IKEA mattresses are made with synthetic latex. Some mattresses incorporate gel into the memory foam for a cooler sleep surface.

Although there’s nothing inherently unsafe about synthetic materials, some sleepers prefer the experience of sleeping on a bed made with natural materials. IKEA now offers both a spring and a foam mattress made with natural materials that include natural latex, coconut fibers, natural wool fiber fillings, and sustainably-sourced cotton. For asthma and allergy sufferers, natural materials may be less aggravating.

Whether roll-packed or traditionally packaged, a new mattress may give off a smell, known as off-gassing, when unrolled or unboxed. The smell can be mild or strong and can last a few hours to a few weeks. Although the smell can be disconcerting, IKEA asserts that offgassing “isn’t harmful or toxic,” and it doesn’t mean your mattress is unsafe.

How Much Does an IKEA Mattress Cost?

A mattress is a big purchase that costs hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars. Price points and values vary from one brand (or mattress) to the next. To determine a mattress’s value, compare not just costs, but features. For a spring bed, how many coils are there, and how are they constructed? For a foam bed, how dense is the foam?

The cost for an IKEA mattress ranges from under $100 for a thin and no-frills twin foam mattress, to over $1,000 for the king size of the retailer’s luxury natural latex foam bed. To some degree, you get what you pay for, as you can’t expect the very best mattress with the most cutting-edge features for a couple hundred bucks.

However, IKEA has a reputation for value. The retailer’s products are inexpensive, but they don’t look or feel cheap. The best IKEA mattresses share this attribute, with purchasers reporting that the mattresses often look and feel more high-end than the reasonable price tag would convey.

If you buy the cheapest IKEA mattress available, you probably won’t get much in the way of comfort and support. Don’t be surprised if the mattress doesn’t last long. On the other hand, a mid-range or high-end IKEA mattress is still more budget-friendly than many beds from other manufacturers, and many of these mattresses have features comparable to their higher-priced competitors.

The mattress isn’t your only expense. To support your mattress, you’ll need a slatted bed base or mattress base, which costs between $30 (for a basic twin base) and over $300 (for a high-end king base). For a firm bed, you may want a mattress topper. Don’t forget delivery fees if you’re not able to transport the mattress yourself.  

What Size Are IKEA Beds?

One worry many consumers have about buying an IKEA mattress is whether it will fit with “normal,” non-IKEA bed frames and bedding. In the past, differences between European standard sizes and American standard sizes could pose problems for consumers. Today, most of IKEA’s mattresses sold in North America come in sizes very close to American standard sizes.

Generally, American mattresses come in the following sizes:

  • Twin: 38 x 75 inches
  • Full: 54 x 75 inches
  • Queen: 60 x 80 inches
  • King: 76 x 80 inches

There are other sizes – like the twin XL, often used in college dorm rooms, and the wider but shorter California King – but the above 4 standard sizes are the most popular.

IKEA stores in North America sell mattresses in each of these popular sizes. These mattresses are generally in line with standard sizes, even if their measurements aren’t exactly the same:

  • IKEA’s twin: 38 ¼ by 74 ⅜ inches
  • IKEA’s full: 53 ⅛ by 74 ⅜ inches
  • IKEA’s queen: 59 ⅞ by 79 ½ inches
  • IKEA’s king: 76 by 79 ½ inches

Because IKEA’s mattresses are within an inch of standard mattress sizes, purchasers usually have no problem fitting an IKEA mattress on a non-IKEA frame. If your bed is such a tight fit that a fraction of an inch could prevent the mattress from fitting on the frame, it may be wise to break out the tape measure before you buy.

One additional mattress size factor you should consider when shopping at IKEA is thickness. Although thickness is usually the same whether you purchase a twin or a king size of the same mattress, it can be drastically different between mattress models. IKEA’s thinnest mattresses are under 4 inches thick, while its thickest mattresses stack up to nearly 18 inches thick.

What Are the Best IKEA Mattresses?

To figure out which IKEA mattresses are the best, we did more than just test out a couple of mattresses. We delved deep into the data, exploring each bed’s features and materials and combing through hundreds of customer and expert reviews on the most trusted review sites across the internet.

Ultimately, we based our ranking methodology on the factors that every mattress purchaser needs to consider, regardless of their preferred sleeping style or comfort level. These 5 most critical factors are:

  • Quality of materials, giving credit for responsive foams, encased pocket coils, and natural materials
  • Amount of support, considering number and quality of coils in spring mattresses and density of memory foam mattresses
  • Thickness, awarding more points to thicker mattresses
  • Cost, recognizing that a good night’s sleep shouldn’t break the bank
  • Cooling features, rewarding features like gel and natural fibers

The HOLMSBU pillowtop spring mattress boasts the most impressive features, but it’s far from the only IKEA mattress worth buying. In fact, some simpler mattresses, like the budget-friendly HAUGESUND spring bed and the cooling KNAPSTAD memory foam bed, had even more glowing customer feedback than the high-end, full-featured HOLMSBU.

Many IKEA mattresses, including the HESSTUN Eurotop spring bed, the HAUGSVÄR hybrid mattress, and the HJELLESTAD pillowtop mattress, combine elements of spring and foam beds for the ultimate sleeping experience. If the materials inside your mattress matter to you, then either the HIDRASUND spring bed or the MAUSUND latex bed, made of natural materials, is a great choice.

The mid-priced, medium firm MYRBACKA latex mattress wins over sleepers who find other IKEA beds too firm. The affordable MORGEDAL foam mattress offers more value for your money, with features you wouldn’t expect at its modest price point. There’s truly a bed for every budget, and every sleeping preference, on our list of the 10 Best IKEA Mattresses.

RAVE Recommends

Once you’ve found your perfect mattress, it’s time to customize your bed for your ideal sleeping experience. Check out these can’t-miss products that will transform your mattress into the cozy, comfy, perfectly personalized bed of your dreams.

  • RÖLLEKA memory foam pillow: Rest your head on this ergonomic memory foam pillow, and you’ll find that it’s both supportive and contouring. The RÖLLEKA pillow is ideal for back and side sleepers.
  • GÖKÄRT mattress protector: It may not be the most exciting sleep accessory, but a good mattress protector will help preserve your mattress and make sure no stains or tears occur that could void the warranty. IKEA’s GÖKÄRT waterproof cotton and polyester mattress protector with elastic edging is a reasonably priced, well-reviewed customer favorite.
  • NATTJASMIN sheet set: The wrong sheets can make even a luxury mattress feel hot, scratchy, and uncomfortable. IKEA’s 310-thread-count sateen-woven cotton and lyocell NATTJASMIN sheet sets, available in blue, white, light gray, and beige, look and feel luxurious and fit mattresses up to 13 inches thick.
  • JULKAKTUS elastic strap: If you’ve ever had a set of sheets that was perfect except for one big problem – they won’t stay on the mattress – then this brilliant and inexpensive little invention is for you. Just clip these elastic straps to your fitted sheet underneath the mattress, and you’ll never have to spend another night tugging the sheet back down to where it’s supposed to be.
  • INDIRA bedspread: Your bed just isn’t complete without a bedspread. IKEA’s woven cotton INDIRA bedspreads are warm yet lightweight and come in white, gray, dark blue, and new colors like yellow and pink.