How to choose a mattress in IKEA - Inn Mattress

A funny incident took place when a customer fell asleep on an IKEA mattress and was mistaken for a mannequin by a passerby. After waking up refreshed, the customer went on to purchase the mattress. For years, IKEA has promoted the idea of “restful sleep” and emphasized the significance of finding the perfect combination of bedding elements, with mattresses being the centerpiece.

IKEA’s products are designed using a unique philosophy called “democratic design,” which aims to meet five dimensions: beauty, practicality, quality, sustainability, and affordability. Their mattresses are also crafted with this concept in mind.

Understanding the optimal design for your spine

The primary function of a mattress is to evenly distribute body weight and pressure when a person lies down. The state of the spine during sleep is crucial. Ideally, the spine should maintain a natural S-shape, just like when standing. Balancing the pressure on the shoulders and hips with the support provided to the waist and legs is a key indicator of a good mattress.

Designed with ergonomic principles, IKEA mattresses strive to provide a comfortable fit that contours the body. A well-fitting mattress offers adequate support to the spine, allowing it to maintain its natural S-shaped curvature during sleep. This helps to alleviate stress on the intervertebral discs, enabling them to fully rest and stretch.

IKEA mattresses deliver precise support and comfort to every part of the body, evenly distributing weight. This eliminates noticeable pressure points, resulting in the most comfortable sleeping state. To learn more about finding the perfect mattress for your health needs, visit our Ultimate Mattress Guide. For additional expert tips on maintaining spinal health, check out our Expert Tips for Spinal Health article.

The red arrows are the obvious stress points
The red arrows are the obvious stress points
The weight of the human body is evenly distributed at the green arrow, and no obvious stress point is felt
The weight of the human body is evenly distributed at the green arrow, and no obvious stress point is felt

Different materials are suitable for different groups of people

At IKEA, mattresses are divided into three main categories: spring mattresses, foam mattresses and latex mattresses. Mattresses of each material have their own advantages and are suitable for different groups of people.

Spring mattress with fairly good elasticity. Its open spring structure promotes air circulation inside the mattress, guaranteeing good air permeability so that you will not feel overheated while sleeping. In terms of price, spring mattresses are also the most affordable of the three types of mattresses. This type of mattress is most suitable for young and energetic young people with fast metabolism.

Spring mattress

In IKEA spring mattresses are divided into two types: Pownal springs and individual pocket springs:

Pownal spring is an hourglass type, the most basic spring type at IKEA, providing basic support and comfort.

Pownal springs mattress

Individual bagged springs are patented by IKEA. Each bagged spring is independent operation, and the vibration of some springs will not drive the surrounding springs to vibrate together, avoiding the interference of the other party turning over when the two people use, and at the same time providing more accurate support and comfort for various parts of the body during sleep. People who are afraid of being disturbed by their other half while sleeping can choose this type of mattress.

Individual bagged springs Mattress

Foam mattresses is characterized by being soft and elastic, which can fit closely to your body, providing full support for the body and relieving body pressure. At the same time, the foam mattress has good warmth, which can provide a warm sleeping environment and improve the quality of sleep. For the elderly who are afraid of the cold and often get up at night, a foam mattress is the best choice.

Foam mattresses

IKEA offers consumers three different foam mattresses:

Polyurethane sponges are soft and elastic and not easily deformed. Sponges of different densities have different hardness, so they are suitable for people of different weights.

The high elastic sponge is denser, so it bears more weight, suitable for heavier people, providing more precise body support.

Memory foam mattress is the leader in foam mattress, also known as “slow rebound mattress. Memory foam contains thermostatic ions, when exposed to heat or pressure, can be automatically adjusted according to the pressure of the human body on the mattress to provide the most accurate support, and delay the release of resilience, continuously and effectively distribute the human body weight evenly, in order to achieve the “zero pressure” state during sleep.

Memory Foam mattress IKEA

Latex material with ventilation holes, in the discharge of moisture while providing good breathability, while latex can maintain a constant temperature, but also take into account the characteristics of warmth, to provide users with a stable and comfortable sleeping environment, to help them achieve high-quality sleep.

Latex material IKEA

Latex mattresses are divided into natural latex mattresses and synthetic latex mattresses.

Generally, the latex content in natural latex mattresses is about 85%, because latex is easy to age, mattresses made of 100% latex have low durability, so there is no 100% natural latex mattress. The oak protein component in natural latex can prevent mites and allergies, especially for sensitive people; synthetic latex does not contain this ingredient, but its smooth latex wall structure can effectively inhibit the adsorption of mite dust and prevent inhalation. At the same time, synthetic latex has good wear resistance and heat resistance, is not easy to age, has a longer service life, and is more cost-effective.

Natural Latex VS Synthetic latex

IKEA mattresses can be tried at will and changed as you like

When you decide to buy a mattress, we strongly recommend that you come to the mall and lie down and give it a chance to “love at first sight” with the mattress.

love at first sight in iKEA

After coming to the mall, lie on our mattress for 5-10 minutes in your most common sleeping position and feel how well it fits you. So how do you judge your most common sleeping position? Think back to the position you’ll be in when you wake up. Usually the position after waking up is the position in which you sleep for 70% of the time. The next time you try on a mattress, remember to use this pose to find the mattress that works best for you.

At the same time, every customer has the right to “change if you don’t love” after purchasing a mattress. It usually takes at least a month to get used to a new mattress, so we offer a 90-day mattress “trial sleep period”. If within 3 months, you are still not satisfied with this mattress, you can take it back to the mall for a mattress of the same size.

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