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How to choose a mattress that’s best for you

There are a lot of things to consider when it comes to choosing your mattress. To choose a good mattress, you should bear in mind that it should provide the right support for your back, have adequate ventilation and easy maintenance. Our mattresses guarantee comfort, whatever the degree of firmness or the materials used.

Tested to comply with IKEA’s strictest quality and durability standard

The IKEA vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. So we offer well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible will be able to afford them. That includes mattresses. Another reason for confidence in the quality is the guarantee.

Love it or exchange it –
Try it at home for 365 days

It takes time for you and your new mattress to get used to each other. That’s why we give you 365 days to be sure you’re compatible. And if you find that the mattress that you have purchased is not to your liking, you are welcome to exchange for another one, or have your money back!

Find the right mattress for you

There’s just one way to decide how good a mattress is – how comfortable you sleep on it. A little knowledge makes it easier to choose. A rule of thumb is that heavier people need a firmer mattress, lighter people need a softer one. The key is to find a balance between firmness and softness, so that the mattress provides support where it´s needed, moulds itself to your body where it’s comfy and distributes the pressure to help you relax. The rest is personal preferences.

Too firm – too much pressure on the body
A mattress is too firm when you feel as if you lie on top​ of it. Heavy body parts don’t sink into the mattress, and​ it doesn’t mould itself to your body. This increases pressure​ on the body, and the spine doesn’t align correctly.
Too soft – no support for the body​
A mattress is too soft when the feeling is that the entire​ body sinks into it without support for shoulders and​ hips. The spine doesn’t align correctly and the muscles​ work to correct the position, making it difficult to relax.
Balanced firmness and softness​
A mattress with the right balance between firmness​ and softness provides support where needed and allows​ heavier body parts to sink into the mattress. The​ spine enjoys a natural and comfy alignment, helping​ you to relax – and sleep snug.​

1. Choosing the firmness by your body weight

Position < 60 kg 60-85 kg > 85 kg
Back Firm Extra firm Extra firm
Side Firm Firm Extra firm
Stomach Firm Extra firm Extra firm
Mixed Firm Firm Extra firm

2. Find the right mattress for your sleeping position

If you sleep on your back

If you normally sleep on your back, you need a firm mattress to prevent your back and the rest of your body sinking down – and to maintain the natural curve of your spine.

Sleeping on your side

If you normally sleep on your side, we recommend that you choose a medium firm mattress to enable your spine to remain straight.

Sleeping on your stomach

This is not the best position, but if you do sleep on your stomach, the mattress needs to be firmer in order to keep the spine in the optimum position.

3. Comfort guide to help you make the right choice

Looking for tips to help make the right choice for a good night's sleep? Here's our Comfort guide. Your answers to the following questions will help us recommend the best mattress, pillow and quilt for your needs.

What are the different types of mattresses?

These are the main types of mattresses. Within each type you’ll find a lot of different options so you can choose the best comfort and support for you to get a good night’s sleep.

Spring mattressess

Spring mattresses offer great support by distributing your body weight evenly. You won’t feel too warm either, as the open spring construction allows air to circulate.

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Foam and latex mattressess

Foam and latex mattresses mold to the contours of your body for personalized support and both materials absorb movement. This makes it an ideal mattress type for both somebody that tosses and turns at night as well as for somebody that shares their bed with a fidgety partner.

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We have mattresses of all sizes and thicknesses

1. How to choose mattress size ?

At IKEA, our bed frames, mattresses and beddings are in European sizes. We recommend you choose the products in the same series range for maximum safety and comfy sleep, or find the one that best suits you according to your existing bed size. 

2. Thin mattress suitable for loft beds, bunk beds and day beds

ÅSVANG foam mattress ÅGOTNES foam mattress VANNAREID pocket sprung mattress
Firmness Firm Firm Extra firm
Thicknesses 12 cm 10 cm 12 cm
Key features Egg crate foam cutting Resilient foam Individually wrapped pocket springs

Easy to bring home

1. Rolled up and ready to go!

Most of the IKEA mattresses and all mattress pads now come rolled as a neat package that takes up minimal space. So our trucks transport more for less fuel. It also means you can take it home on the bus or fit it in the boot of your car.

2. A reminder of using a new mattress/mattress pad for the first time

A new mattress/mattress pad can be a bit too soft or firm when using it for the first time. Allow one month for your body to get used to the mattress/mattress pad.
A new mattress/mattress pad may have a distinctive odor when you first open it. Do not worry, the smell comes from the foam inside the mattress/mattress pad. It is tested to be non-toxic to human body.
Airing and vacuuming the new mattress/mattress pad will help to reduce the smell.
New mattresses/mattress pads are slightly compressed for storage or transportation. The original shape will be regained after 7-10 days of use.

3. Disposal of old mattress

With the purchase of mattress from Hong Kong & Macau stores, customer can enjoy furniture disposal service at $200 for the first item and $100 extra item.
Learn more about it!

*The disposal service is not available for purchases through the IKEA Online shop

Mattress care and cleaning

Complement the mattress with a mattress protector or a separate pillow top. It makes it more hygenic, as it is easy to remove and clean. Some mattress and pillow tops have a washable cover. Read the tag inside the cover for more information.

Make sure that the zipper is closed when washing the mattress cover. Vacuuming the mattress helps to remove dust and mites. Use upholstrery cleaner to remove stains.
If your mattress is turnable you should turn it about every three months. Turning a mattress ensures more even wear and helps to prolong its comfort. Don’t fold the mattress. It can damage the springs and materials inside.

Even the best mattresses become less comfortable with age, and all mattresses accumulate dust and mites over the years. So even if the mattresses have a 10-year warranty, we still recommend that you change your mattress every 8-10 years.

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