IKEA Sultan Flokenes Review

by Jenn
(Edmonton, AB)


We have had an IKEA mattress for about 3 weeks now. And admittedly it is comfortable.

However, since the very first night we have had a great deal of trouble with the offgassing of this mattress.

While there are multiple sources with conflicting information about the chemical compounds used to treat IKEA mattresses, one thing is certain, these mattresses are treated with chemicals that can be toxic.

Daily we remove all the sheets, have the mattress propped against the window, fans on, air filter on, and nightly we try to sleep on it.

Needless to say I wake up with a sore throat, groggy, and coughing. My boyfriend cannot sleep in the room anymore.

After reading several reviews I am comforted by the fact that this situation is not unique to us and that these symptoms related to offgassing are perhaps more common than you would expect when purchasing a seemingly innocuous product - like a mattress.

Needless to say, had we known, we never would have purchased this mattress, it is 4am and I am up writing a post about my mattress rather than sleeping - certainly not the mattress for us.

Just be cautious, make an informed decision and be aware of the return policy on any mattress you purchase to avoid this situation.

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Jan 29, 2012
Great Mattress
by: Anonymous

I bought this mattress just 2 weeks ago and i'm very happy with it. It is very comfortable and warm. The memory foam works excellent and there are absolutely! no problems with any gases coming from the foam!

Apr 15, 2012
by: April

I've had this mattress just over 1 year and can no longer sleep through the night. I now wake up with back pain every morning! Don't buy this mattress. It has a low price for a reason.

Feb 24, 2014
still smells after one month
by: Anonymous

This is Crazy. How can they even sell something like this. Finally put it in another room as we wait to try and exchange it. If the door is open, the whole house smells like chemicals. My husband thought i was being ridiculous at first because he couldn't deal with having to return it. Now he comments on the smell in the house. I even took both covers out to try to air it out and saw black patches inside the mattress.
Worst purchase ever and they don't make it easy to exchange.
I wish there was a zero star choice!

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