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Ikea vs. Silentnight

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IKEA is one of the most well-known affordable furniture brands with their multiple showrooms throughout the UK. Their mattresses offer very low prices with both sprung and foam designs. While most customers report happy initial comfort, there are significant complaints about sagging, firmness, and long term comfort about certain mattresses offered.


Silentnight is one of Britain's most popular budget mattress brands. It has 'Superbrand' status as a nationally recognised name. In terms of mattresses, they focus on pocket sprung and all-foam mattress varieties in a selection of firmnesses, and offer eco-friendly options too. Their most popular mattresses are often slimmer pocket sprung choices, with their newest Just Sleep brand delivering high-value to customers within 48 hours.

Based on our aggregated reviews and our scoring method, we recommend Silentnight in this match up!

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Mattress Score

Overall Score:
Ikea: 7.6/10
Silentnight: 8.7/10

Customer Satisfaction:
Ikea: 7.7/10
Silentnight: 8.6/10

Price Value:
Ikea: 7.7/10
Silentnight: 8.9/10

No Back Pain:
Ikea: 7.5/10
Silentnight: 8.7/10

Ikea: £40-£699
Silentnight: £179-£1469

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Ikea's Owner Satisfaction

Finding out how sleepers really feel about a mattress is difficult business -- especially with all of the noise in the industry. These mattresses, sadly, aren't rated as well by sleepers. There are still customers that are happy with their mattresses, but others that are not as pleased. Get more details on the specifics and hear from customers below.

Ikea's Supportiveness

Most reviewers feel well supported by these mattresses, but others described some discomfort with their mattress choice. For those that have wider hips and shoulders, do some added research on what customers say as you'll want to ensure that you're adequately supported.

Edge Support
For those that want a mattress they can sit comfortably on, these mattresses will provide comfortable support for most people. That said, some have had complaints so make sure to review more.

Ikea's Durability

In addition to being comfortable, having a durable mattress is what shoppers are after. We all wish that our mattress would be just as comfortable a decade later as it was the first day. Sadly, not everyone has experienced great durability with these mattresses specifically. If you are looking to use one of these full time, read over the reviews, warranty, and return policies to make sure that you are safe in your purchase.

Silentnight's Owner Satisfaction

Sleepers had mixed things to say about these mattresses. Many folks sleep well and describe a comfortable experience, but there were others that didn't like their experience. Read on about this brand more below!

Silentnight's Supportiveness

A supportive mattress is the secret to having better spine health. If you aren't supported by your bed, you are not likely getting the kind of sleep that you could be getting from a mattress that aligns the spine. Most customers found the support to be good for them, but some had issues with lasting comfort.

Edge Support
Most folks will find these to do well on edge support, which is well received by those that like to lay close to the edge of the mattress. Those that are heavier may still experience some declining around the sides of the mattress.

Silentnight's Durability

A mattress with good durability can save you lots of money. But, these days, everything from what you wear to where you sleep are degrading faster. These mattresses get mixed reviews from customers on durability. Some folks report feeling comfortable long term, while others reported not being as cozy over the long run. Make sure to read more about these before purchasing.

Browse Ikea Customer Reviews

Very Comfortable mattress [HYLLESTAD]
Very comfortable, excellent value for money would definitely recommend

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Guest bed mattress [HAMARVIK]
Great price, guests say very comfortable. Added airmax mattress topper and padded mattress protector for extra comfort.

Too short for bed frame! [HAFSLO]
I bought this mattress to go with the Slakt bed frame. It was recommended to go with that frame and the price was very reasonable. I understand that a rolled mattress may take a while to settle but thus mattress is 11cm too short for the frame, leaving a big gap at the bottom of the bed. There’s a whole slat that isn’t covered by mattress!! This doesn’t seem right considering IKEA recommend this mattress to go with the Slakt bed. I feel we will have to return it for a better fit.

Comfortable [HAMARVIK]
Nice mattress and very comfortable

Does what a mattress should [HAMARVIK]
Does what a mattress should do.

Hafslo comfy mattress but ridges after 2 months [HAFSLO]
I bought this mattress for my daughter who is a mere 66kg. She does love the springyness of however, after only 2 months it is no longer flat and has developed creases/ridges which she says makes it less comfy. Disappointed.

Very comfortable [HAMARVIK]
An excellent mattress at a reasonable price, great

Looks amazing [HAMARVIK]
My teenage daughter absolutely loves this bed. We ordered online & click & collect down in Nottingham was the only place with it available.... 4hr round trip BUT so pleased with it.

Fantastic [HYLLESTAD]
I makes me want to stay in bed all day long :) It really good , farm and strong and comfortable

Bought for our daughter, says [HYLLESTAD]
Bought for our daughter, says mattress is comfy and sleeps well

Very comfortable [MORGEDAL]
Soft and firm at the same time.

So comfy! [HOKKÅSEN]
We spent some time in store testing out all the different mattresses, and it was definitely worth it - we’ve had this one for a few months now and it is so comfortable! We had many a good nights sleep!

Most comfortable mattress ever [HOKKÅSEN]
We bought the medium firm mattress and are really pleased with how comfortable it is. We coupled this with the Leirsund slats and this seems to also help with the comfort of the mattress. We couldn’t have made a better choice.

Good night sleep! [MOSHULT]
Ikea never fail in their design for comfort with their mattresses, I cannot fault them. You will get a good night sleep.

My mother at 82, a recent cancer survivor and currently living with vascular dementia, so her dreamy comfort whilst she sleeps is paramount. This recent item, goes some way to add the additional comfort required to our existing bed.

Life changing quality [MORGEDAL]
Perfect nights sleep every night

Excellent value for money [HYLLESTAD]
Really comfortable and affordable. Deciding was difficult but only because of range available. Ifind it very comfortable

Super comfy, like sleeping in [HAMARVIK]
Super comfy, like sleeping in the clouds but not too soft.

Really good comfort & value [HAFSLO]
Wasn’t expecting that much but it really is comfortable

Really comfortable mattress [MALFORS]
Mattress, good value and comfortable

Very comfy the edging colour [HAMARVIK]
Very comfy the edging colour isn’t appealing but covered with a fitted sheet anyway

Comfortable bed great price [HUSVIKA]
Worth spending more than the foam versions for the hemnes day bed

Comfortable [MALFORS]
Great value for money and great for the spare bed. I liked it so much that I bought bigger size for my bed. Comfortable and really good feature of being able to wash the outside cover.

Perfect comfy mattress. [HAFSLO]
Was not expecting much for the price of the mattress but it’s the best we have bought. So comfy and stayed like new. Bargain!

Exactly as expected [MALFORS]
Not used get owing to lock down but I have laid on it and it seems fine.

2 singles = 1 superking! [MALFORS]
I bought a secondhand bed from Gumtree and needed a mattress. I only realised when I assembled it that it was a superking and the mattresses for super kings are really expensive. However I found out that 2 singles = 1 superking. It worked really well once all the bedding was on!

Gives you a good nights sleep

Good price [MOSHULT]
Cheap price for what needed it form worked well

Mattress [MOSHULT]
Excellent quality and very comfortable

Double mattress [HYLLESTAD]
Very comfortable,very good quality. Is not flat packed, hard to transport.

Dipping Mattress! [HOKKÅSEN]
We have had the Mattress for 5 years and a little while ago we noticed that it started to sag on all the edges! We kept our Receipts as it came with a guarantee so someone was sent out to assess, we were told that our bed frame is not supportive enough! I have never had a mattress do this before we do not sit nor lie on the edges of our beds and our bed frame is perfectly acceptable so i will not be being an Ikea mattress again!

Not a good quality [MORGEDAL]
We had purchased 2 mattresses. After few months, started back pain due to it’s quality as it’s shrunk down completely. And same experience with other family member as found same issue as she is now suffering due to back pain. Not recommended product to be honest.

Very comfortable. [HÖVÅG]
Delivery was wise as it was 25kg but you could easily collect it in a car with help. Unrolled it takes a few days to restore itself. Initially it felt hard but it is perfect now.

Fantastic price for a great [HÖVÅG]
Fantastic price for a great mattress

Beger sleeping on the floor [MORGEDAL]
The worst mattress on the plant! I know it not super expensive but it’s so hard like a rock, I tried this in store before I bought it and it was so nice, got deliver and I thought I might give it a time to get used to it, but it’s so bad I bought it less then 2 years ago and my back hurts so only 22 and I should not have back problems at this age, my husband which is 28 is also starting get really bad back pains I’m so sad they can’t do an exchange.

Would not advise to buy [MALFORS]
Would not advise to buy a foam mattress considering to exchange for a spring when we can get back to the store

Spend the extra pennies [HUSVIKA]
These sprung mattresses are very comfy, people that have used them always compliment how comfortable they are. I would say worth spending the extra for a bit of comfort.

Very Poor [MORGEDAL]
avoid this item as the quality is very poor. it did not even reach one year from the date of our purchase and it already started sagging. the mattress has already become very uncomfortable to sleep on and my body is already sinking into it.

Morgedal foam mattress [MORGEDAL]
So comfortable used with white wooden Hemnes bed. Fab.

Mattress [HAFSLO]
Does want it says on the tin - no issue so far!

Browse Silentnight Customer Reviews

Great mattress, superb price
I'm delighted with single mattress for my recently purchased bedframe. The mattress is good quality at a superb price. Delivery was free and I was kept up to date on delivery time, and the delivery guys were very professional and helpful.

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Very uncomfortable
I tried this mattress in store and it felt right. But after one full night's sleep on it, I completely regret purchasing this. It's too hard, you can feel all the springs and it feels quite lumpy as well. Would not recommend.

Excellent single mattress
I bought this a few weeks ago and was surprised by its value and quality. It arrived promptly, firm and really good for my back.

Terrible Noisy Lumpy Mattress
Bought this for my 14 year old small daughter and have another Miracoil Mattress for my 16 year old son which I bought just over a year ago. At first they seemed ok but my son has been complaining about it for several months. As first I took no notice (whinging teenager) but after several months I went to see what he was fussing about and couldn't believe it. His mattress makes a LOUD CRUNCHING NOISE every time you move. The springs feel like big lumps. So I went to check my daughters mattress which is only a few months old and low and behold, it's is going exactly the same way!

good value
I bought 2 of the single mattresses for a twin B&B room & am very satisfied with them. Decent mattresses for a reasonable price. Delivery was very efficient too.

Super comfortable mattress
Bought for 13 year old and 11 year old boys. Really comfortable with very soft fabric covering the mattress. Firm but with a bit of bounce! Perfect.

good nights sleep
bought for our son, no complaints, he has slept very well on it .

Bought for 4 1/2 year old. Very comfortable for him. Also comfortable for an adult.

Really comfortable
Really comfortable mattress, not too soft and with much more springs than alternatives priced around the same. We bought this for daughters first big girl bed and she has slept really well on this, so thumbs up all round!

Excellent product. My son had a thin mattress before and wasn’t very good. but this will be perfect till he grows up and wants a bigger bed

Good basic mattress
Pretty good value for the price. No carrying handles.

Best value mattress
Ordered for our spare bed, very comfy, good support. This was the cheapest and best value online after checking a few retailers websites. Great buy.

Good product
Really pleased. This mattress is good value for money and most comfortable.

Really comfortable!
Great mattress, nice and comfortable. Perfect for a child’s bed.

Nice mattress
I bought this for my 3 year old daughter and she has slept very well on it

Excellent value and comfort
We purchased this item having already bought a double and king size in the same style.The mattress is extremely comfortable and well made you can see from the way the stitching and cover has been finished. It is firm but comfortably so and our 12 year old grandson sleeps on this on a weekly basis without complaint. Recommended

Good product
I bought two of these for my sons rooms. The quality is good and the service was perfect.

great value
easy to order, delivered on time great product, great service

Silentnight Sleep Soundly Miracoil Comfort Mattress, Firm, Single
An excellent product, gives a good support to the back. Excellent delivery as scheduled. Love the old mattress removal service.

Excellent mattress, very comfortable & good value
Really delighted with mum purchase. We bought 2 & not disappointed. They are fairly firm and very comfortable.

Would order again!
Even though it’s firm it is actually very comfortable and I usually wake up with a back ache with my expensive medium mattress but had no back ache when slept on this one!

Very comfortable
It's a mattress. It's comfortable. Who could ask for more really?

Great sleep
Very pleased with new mattress which was delivered on time and carried up to the bedroom. As always great service from Jonh. Lewis

A good night's sleep
A very comfortable mattress. It is firm enough to give support without being too hard

Excellent product
Bought two of these for the grandchildren's beds and were very pleased with the comfort and support the provide.

all very excellent according to my 14 year old son who sleeps on it

Bad mattress
There a water bed effect once you lie down, you keep moving for seconds....did not realise that this would happen. Very unhappy

Great mattress
Replacement for my teenage daughters bed. Nice and firm and no complaints so far. Sleeping,well like a teenager does, well into the afternoon.So enjoying the product.

Good quality mattress
Very happy with the mattress. Very comfy so hopefully worth paying more for it

Pricy but worth it
Bought for my son who preferred sleeping on the floor to sleeping in bed! Since buying it he has happily slept in bed and is now not waking up at night and being grumpy all day!

First big bed for our toddler
Our little one transitioned from his cot to a standard bed. He has always slept incredibly well on this mattress. I would recommend letting it air well before first use and regularly rotating!

Very good quality
I brought this for my granddaughters bed. she loves it and has the best sleeps ever.

Comfortable mattress
I got this for my daughters first big girls bed. She finds it very comfortable and I do too. It has good support and I'm pleased we didn't go for a cheaper one on the market. I know she's getting the support she needs while she is growing and sleeping.

Comfortable mattress
Bougth this mattress for my son's first big bed. Mattress very comfortable. It could do with handles on the side to help with changing etc but apart from that...great!

Brilliant and comfortable
A brilliant, comfortable and thick mattrest for my 9 year old. A fraction of the price that other bed specialists were charging not to mention their foam ones were ridden with a chemical smell, which I had to return.

Great mattress
Really great mattress for child's bed very comfortable and great support for a growing child

Quality product
Very high quality, firm mattress, which my 2.5yr old daughter finds very comfortable. The mattress is quite high, but will be a long-lasting buy throughout her growing childhood years.

So so comfy
This is the best mattress I have slept on. Maybe our previous matresss was awful, but this is absolute heaven. As soon as you get into the bed you settle down straight away. I have woken up in same position in the mornings, that’s how comfy this bed is! As a result of the foam there can be a tendency for bed to get too warm, this is great on cold winter nights, but you just need to adapt fir the summer months I reckon. To be honest we have only had it since Xmas so really experienced winter months and the odd warm evening recently. Would definitely recommend and I have!!!

Too firm
I tried this mattress in store and thought it was fine, it didn't feel like a firm mattress at all even though it is labelled as such, however the mattress I actually received was significantly firmer and as a result I find it very uncomfortable and am not sleeping. I think the mattresses they have in store are old and have had a lot of use, perhaps they should replace them so that people are not being misled.

Soft and firm in the right places
This replaced and old futon mattress, so we wanted no "sag" but a softer surface and that is what we got. We are both just short of average height and fairly chubby, but had no special requirements. The mattress is very comfortable and the only drawback for us is that it is much deeper than what we had before so it is quite a bit higher above the floor. Oh yes, we also had to get deeper fitted lower sheets.