Does An IKEA Mattress Come Rolled Up? (How Long Can You Leave Rolled, Wait 72 Hours + More)

If you’re looking for a new mattress, IKEA has plenty of choices available in many sizes and shapes. But do you know if an IKEA mattress will come rolled up?

I’ve been interested in how IKEA mattresses are sold and other aspects to be aware of, so I’ve been looking into it. Here’s what I’ve found!

Does An IKEA Mattress Come Rolled Up?

IKEA mattresses come rolled up, making them easier to transport and store. Unlike other rolled-up mattresses, IKEA ones do not come in a box but instead are vacuum-sealed in a transparent plastic wrap. Once an IKEA mattress is unrolled, it is recommended to let it expand for 72 hours before sleeping on it.

But can you roll an IKEA mattress up again? Read on to find out more, including why you should wait 72 hours before sleeping on it!

How Long Can You Leave An IKEA Mattress Rolled Up?

IKEA recommends that you unroll your mattress as soon as you can, as the rolling method means it will take up to 72 hours to expand to its full size and comfort again.

While you can leave an IKEA mattress rolled up, this may extend the time it takes to expand once unrolled.

For memory foam mattresses, you should not leave them rolled up any longer than 2 months; otherwise, the material could become damaged.

Do IKEA Mattresses Come In A Box?

No, IKEA mattresses do not come in a box. Instead, IKEA foam mattresses are rolled up in a clear vacuum-sealed plastic wrap, while spring mattresses come in clear sealed plastic wraps.

By not using boxes, this makes it easier for customers to transport the mattress and also results in less waste.

Can You Roll An IKEA Mattress Again?

Yes, you can roll an IKEA foam mattress again. However, it may prove difficult as once a mattress is unrolled; it’s incredibly hard to roll it back up.

Alternatively, you can fold foam mattresses in half and tie them off with a rope, allowing for better transportation.

If you are moving houses and need to transport an IKEA foam mattress, this video showing how to dot it is very helpful!

Keep in mind that you should not bend or roll a spring mattress as this can damage the springs internally.

Do You Have To Wait 72 Hours To Sleep On An IKEA Mattress?

As an IKEA mattress is rolled up for the convenience of transport, this will mean that your mattress will need to be unrolled and left to expand for a maximum of 72 hours.

This is to allow the mattress to inflate back to its regular size, both with form and spring mattresses. Customers can wait 24 hours and begin to use their mattresses, but the recommended time is 72 hours.

In addition, IKEA advises that roll-packed mattresses regain their shape within 3-4 days of use.

Will An IKEA Mattress Fit In My Car?

Will An IKEA Mattress Fit In My Car?

Yes, a rolled IKEA mattress (including other furniture) can easily fit into the back of a sedan or hatchback car.

If your car is a little smaller, you may have to fold the back seats down. Alternatively, the rolled mattress can also be delivered with a fee starting at $59.

If you know which mattress you’re intending to purchase, check your measurements beforehand to see if it will fit in your car, as cars come in all shapes and sizes these days.

Measurements for mattresses will be on IKEA’s website or the price tag of the mattress in question if you are searching in-store.

Can You Carry An IKEA Mattress?

In most cases, one person will be able to carry a double IKEA mattress. When in-store, most IKEA mattresses come rolled up with 2 handles for transporting onto the cart and into a car.

Additionally, an IKEA team member will be happy to help carry larger queen and king-size mattresses to your car when in-store.

How Long Does An IKEA Mattress Last?

While it depends on your tastes and the mattress in question, IKEA recommends that you always change your mattress every 8 to 10 years to maintain your comfort.

However, IKEA also offers a 25-year guarantee with their mattresses, which covers any defects in the material and workmanship of the product.

If you find you cannot afford a new mattress that often and you come across a fault in the mattress, IKEA can repair or replace your mattress at no cost to you.

If you want to know more about IKEA mattresses, you might also be interested in reading up on the IKEA mattress return policy, IKEA pillow & duvet return policy, and if IKEA sells Murphy beds.


IKEA Mattresses come rolled up for your convenience and help you transport them easily. This also saves on the cost of transporting the merchandise to stores across the country, and lowers the price for customers.

You should ideally wait 72 hours for your mattress to inflate again after unrolling it to get the best experience out of your mattress.

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Marques Thomas

Marques Thomas graduated with a MBA in 2011. Since then, Marques has worked in the retail and consumer service industry as a manager, advisor, and marketer. Marques is also the head writer and founder of

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