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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