My wife and I were really starting to hate our old mattress. It was about 10 years old, and it just wasn’t comfortable anymore. We would both toss and turn, keeping the other awake. And each morning we would both wake up sore. So we decided it was time for a new mattress. We knew one day (when we finished the 3rd floor master suite), we would want to be able to get the mattress up to our third floor, which has a narrow winding set of stairs. So the mattress not only had to be comfortable, it also had to be pretty flexible too. That meant most spring mattresses were out. So we focused on latex and memory foam mattresses.
We asked around, shopped around and did research online. We were leaning towards the TempurPedic mattress, because friends who have them, rave about them. After having laid on them in the showroom, we both agreed that they were really comfortable and that motion didn’t transfer from one side to the other. But before spending the $2500 on a TempurPedic, we thought maybe we should try some other memory foam mattresses just for comparison.
We went to IKEA, and tried their Sultan Flokenes mattress, it has a 2 ¾” layer of memory foam, over high resilience foam, similar to the Tempurpedic, but it also has lambswool and lyocell, to wick away moisture and to dissipate heat. Something the TempurPedic doesn’t have. Our online research also showed similar or slightly higher ratings for the Flokenes than the TempurPedic. And as a final test we laid on the Flokenes in the IKEA showroom and were every bit as impressed as when we had laid on the TempurPedic. And at less than one third of the price, we were all over it.
The first night we had the mattress, it actually felt very hard and uncomfortable kind of like our old mattress and nothing like the mattress in the IKEA shwroom. There wasn’t any give at all, it just felt really hard. But strangely each night it got a bit better. Maybe it needed to be worked in, because now that we’ve been sleeping on it for a week, we really do find it incredibly comfortable now. I would definitely recommend the IKEA Sultan Flokenes.