IKEA Morgedal Foam Mattress Review

IKEA Morgedal Foam Mattress

IKEA’s mattress line is designed to have something for everyone. Whether you prefer firmer or softer mattresses, foam or spring, or maybe even latex, IKEA has it all. All of their mattresses have the same ultimate goal which is to provide comfort and restful sleep to the consumers.

IKEA Morgedal Foam Mattress Review

They differ in smaller or more important details, depending on the models. One mattress may suit one person perfectly while to the other it would be a complete nightmare. Choosing the right mattress is a matter of personal preference and thus when reviewing one, we should stay objective and observe both sides. In this review, we will go over the specifications of the IKEA Morgedal foam mattress.

IKEA Morgedal Foam Mattress
IKEA Morgedal Foam Mattress
IKEA Morgedal Foam Mattress
IKEA Morgedal Foam Mattress


The IKEA Morgedal foam mattress is one of the IKEA’s thickest foam mattresses. It consists of two layers which are the top, 3.75 inch layer of poly foam, and the bottom, 2.5 inch layer of base foam. The top layer has the density of 2.2 PCF while the bottom one is slightly less dense at 1.7 PCF.

The poly foam layer gives comfort and support to the sleeper while the bottom layer serves as a firmer foundation. The combination of the two makes for a great, comfortable and resilient mattress solution.


Unlike other foam mattresses in IKEA, this one comes in four sizes which are twin, full, king and queen size. Its thickness is 18 cm, consisting of the two layers and additional filling for comfort.

Another option you have with the IKEA Morgedal foam mattress that you don’t have with the other mattresses is to choose between medium and firm, depending on your personal preferences. The thickness of this mattress calls for comfort and durability, two qualities every buyer is looking for.


As stated above, the two layers of the mattress are made of poly foam and base foam. The cover it comes with has the typical mattress cover design – gray on the sides and white on top. A great feature of the IKEA Morgedal foam mattress is that it has handles on the cover, making it easy to move and handle. The quilted squares woven on the cover give extra support.

The cover materials are 36% polyester and 64% cotton, which makes it soft yet durable. Its thinness also allows the mattress to cool off quicker and helps speed up the airing process to get rid of the chemical odor, which will be discussed further on. The comfort filling in this mattress is made of polyester fiber wadding while the lining is made of non-woven polypropylene.

To keep your IKEA Morgedal foam mattress in good condition and prevent tearing, IKEA recommend purchasing the Kungsmynta mattress protector which goes for 29.99$ at their store.

How it feels

With this mattress you can choose between the medium and the firm version. If we were to rate the firmness on a scale from one to ten, the medium one would get the score of 8 out of 10 while the firm one would be 9.5. Even though IKEA states the mattress is designed to relieve pressure on shoulders and hips, many customers have complained otherwise.

Some light weight users have the issue of not sinking into the top foam layer enough, which makes the mattress feel too firm and leaves them with pressure points in the morning. The firmness of the mattress works for some people while it doesn’t work for others. It is all about our nature of sleep and what we are used to. Therefore, when choosing the firmness of your mattress, pay good attention to how it actually feels.

As well as most other IKEA mattresses, the Morgedal mattress does its job best when combined with an IKEA bed base. According to customers’ reviews, there have been complaints coming from those who used the mattress on traditional bed foundation or on the floor.

They stated that for that kind of usage, the firm mattress was too firm while the medium one makes them sink in too much and lacks support. Both of the versions resulted in back pain after a few nights of sleep. Therefore, using this mattress with the corresponding components is highly recommended.

On the plus side, both versions absorb movement very well and provide a great motion transfer with minimum noise. Off-gassing, however, is another big complaint by the consumers who state that strong chemical odor cannot be aired out quickly. It is normal for a foam mattress to release bad smells for the first few weeks but with IKEA Morgedal foam mattress the airing process takes a bit longer, since it is thicker and made of larger layers.

Overall, the mattress is durable and firmer than it looks. People who prefer harder mattresses will find the Morgedal foam mattress a great solution for an affordable price. However, be careful if you’re not used to firm mattresses you may get back pain and pressure points after a few nights with Morgedal.

Pricing, shipping and other details

This mattress model is designed and manufactured in Sweden. It is made of recyclable material, which is usual for most IKEA products. The warranty that comes with the Morgedal mattress lasts 25 years and covers all manufacturing default. As with any other IKEA mattress, the one year trial period is available, during which you can exchange your clean and undamaged mattress for the one you find more fit for your needs.

The IKEA Morgedal foam mattress comes roll packed for easy transport in a car. That compact feature will save you the shipping money and time but you will have to wait for about three to four days for the mattress to get back into normal shape. If you prefer firmer mattresses, the Morgedal mattress is a great solution without breaking the bank. 

Pros and Cons

All together, IKEA Morgedal foam mattress is a good product for its price, especially if used with other bedding components with IKEA. Just like any product, this one has its pros and cons as well.

Pros of IKEA Morgedal Foam Mattress

  • Roll packed
  • Supportive
  • Available in medium and firm
  • Long warranty and trial period
  • Four sizes
  • Has handles on the cover

CONs of IKEA Morgedal Foam Mattress

  • Lots of chemical odor
  • Not so good with traditional bed foundations
  • Back pain if not used to firmness
  • Takes three to four days to get back in shape
IKEA Morgedal Foam Mattress
  • Our Rating


The Morgedal foam mattress is one of the IKEA’s thickest foam mattresses. The poly foam layer gives comfort and support to the sleeper while the bottom layer serves as a firmer foundation. The combination of the two makes for a great, comfortable and resilient mattress solution.

1 thought on “IKEA Morgedal Foam Mattress Review”

  1. This matress started well but it gone downhill rapidly just around one year mark. Very disappointed, your review probably can not foresee that, but I just want to provide your my experience after a one year use.

Leave a Comment