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How to choose a mattress that’s best for you

Good sleep means more than just waking up refreshed and ready for your day. It’s vital to your overall health and wellbeing, too. For a good night’s sleep, you need a comfortable mattress that really suits you.

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A man throws himself backwards to land on top of a MALM bed with a VATNESTRÖM pocket sprung mattress and white bed linen.

Do good mattresses have to cost a lot?

No! With a vision to create a better everyday life for the many people, all home furnishing products must be well-designed and functional – and come at prices so low that as many people as possible can afford them. This includes mattresses.

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Better sleep, better life

Sleep is crucial for your health and wellbeing, both physically and emotionally. When you sleep, your body restores areas like your digestive system and your cardiovascular system. Sleep is vital for your brain, too – affecting your memory, concentration and even your ability to motivate yourself.

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The right mattress lets your body rest

To sleep well, your body needs to feel relaxed and comfortable. Everyone’s body is different, which is why you have a wide range of different mattresses to choose from – with different firmness levels, for example. So, it should be fairly easy finding one that really suits you.

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Tips for finding the right mattress

For many people, firmness level is very important. You can filter on mattress pages to select the firmness you want. You can filter for mattresses that best suit your sleeping position, too. Want different levels of support for different areas of your body? Go for a mattress with comfort zones.

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Love it or exchange it – you have 90 days to decide

It takes time for you and a new mattress to get used to each other. So you have 90 days (and nights) to make sure you’re happy with your choice. If you’re not, you can exchange it for another mattress.

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What about sizes?

Of course, there are mattresses in all sizes. You can filter on mattress pages to select the size you want – or choose size in the menu on each mattress’s product page. Wondering if the size of a mattress might be hard to get home? Most of them are roll packed to make this easier.

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Individual comfort when you share a bed

If you and your partner want different firmness levels, why not use two different mattresses? If you put one wide mattress topper over them, or even a mattress protector, you’ll still have that double bed feeling. Putting a mattress wedge between the mattresses will cover any gap between them.

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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.

In sprung mattresses the springs help keep your body supported. Your weight is spread evenly over the whole mattress, so there’s not too much pressure on any part of you. They include at least one layer of foam for added comfort.
Foam and latex mattresses can contain different types of foam, including memory foam. They all provide good support, adapt their shape to the contours of your body and absorb the shock of body movements.
Wooden-base spring mattresses have a frame made of pine and most have a double layer of springs. With most you can just add legs and a mattress topper to get a complete bed.

More about springs and foam

Springs can be Bonnell springs, which are all connected together, or pocket springs, which are each wrapped in an individual cover and work independently. Foam mattresses combine different kinds of foam, such as high resilience foam. Both categories have mattresses with washable covers to keep your bed fresh.

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Improvements for people and the planet

By focusing on the most important part of the bed – the springs – recent innovation has increased the comfort and decreased the use of foam, making the mattresses more sustainable. In addition, all cotton used in production comes from more sustainable sources.

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Do good mattresses have to cost a lot?

No! 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.

A corner of a VATNESTRÖM pocket sprung mattress with a person’s hand resting on the top surface of the mattress.

Tips for finding the right mattress

For many people, firmness level is very important. You can filter on mattress pages to select the firmness you want. You can filter for mattresses that best suit your sleeping position, too. Want different levels of support for different areas of your body? Go for a mattress with comfort zones.

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Pocket sprung mattresses and foam mattresses are piled on top of each other on top of a rug near a window.
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What about sizes?

IKEA mattresses come in lots of sizes. You can filter on mattress pages to select the size you want. There’s often a menu on each mattress’s product page to choose the size, too. Wondering if the size of a mattress might make it hard to get it home? Most of our mattresses are roll packed to make this easier.

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A blue TUFJORD upholstered bed with white NATTJASMIN bed linen stands against a beige wall in a bedroom.
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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.

More about springs and foam

Springs can be Bonnell springs, which are all connected together, or pocket springs, which are each wrapped in an individual cover and work independently. Foam mattresses contain and combine different kinds of foam, such as high resilience or latex foam. You can machine-wash the covers to keep your bed fresh.

A crumpled dark grey ODONVIDE weighted blanket sits on top of a BJÖRKSNÄS bed with a VATNESTRÖM pocket sprung mattress.