Ikrema Mattress Review
Looking for an affordable yet high quality memory foam mattress? Our Ikrema mattress review highlights this new memory foam mattress that offers comfort and quality at a great price.
Ikrema offers two models, the Ikrema Superior and Ikrema Max Comfort. We reviewed the Max Comfort model for this review.
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Construction and Materials
The Ikrema mattress is a 11″ all foam mattress made up of 3 layers of foam.
- 2″ Top Comfort Layer – This layer is 2″ of cool Memory Tex foam which provides the contour, cooling, and support for the mattress.
- 2″ Middle Support Layer – This layer is another 2″ of Memory Tex foam that provide support and pressure relief, as well as assist with cooling the mattress.
- 7″ Foundation Layer – This layer is 7″ of base foam that provides support for the mattress as well as deep compression support for the body.
The cover of the Ikrema mattress has a nice soft feel and also provides breathability. The corduroy side panels are a nice touch and help with airflow.
Firmness & Support
The Ikrema is a universal comfort mattress, and only comes in one firmness option, which we rate it at a 6-7 out of 10 (10 being the firmest).
The Ikrema mattress initially felt firmer to me, as I am significantly heavier than Kaye, at around 230 lbs, and I tend to press through the top comfort layers and feel more of the support layers in most mattresses.
This is common, however, with most mattresses for me due to my weight, but the Ikrema did a good job at not making me feel like I was “bottoming out” by sinking all the way through the mattress.
As we are primarily side sleepers, we like mattresses that provide enough give in the top comfort layer to support our shoulders and hips, while also having the firmness if we switch to our stomachs and backs.
In terms of support, we felt the Ikrema mattress does a good job of providing support in all sleeping positions, and as a heavier sleeper it provided enough give in the comfort layers to not cause me any hip or shoulder pain which is often the case with foam mattresses.
We are partial to memory foam mattresses for the hug and contour they offer but that some mattresses don’t get right. The Ikrema has a very comfortable exterior and soft comfort layer which makes it comfortable when sleeping.
The Ikremamemory foam construction does a good job of providing the typical contour and body hug that we like of traditional memory foam, but without the “stuck” feeling that often happens with all foam mattresses.
I felt that the Ikrema was on the firmer spectrum for a memory foam mattress, as my weight pressed through the top comfort layers, but Kaye felt it was just right for her lighter weight.
The Ikrema did not sleep excessively hot, although we did encounter a bit of heat retention when sleeping together on the mattress. This is typical of all-foam mattresses, and something that just goes with the territory.
The Ikrema matterss didn’t make us feel too sticky or sweaty, however, which is often a problem for us as a couple with some traditional foam mattresses.
Sinkage & Motion Transfer
The Ikremadoes a good job with sinkage and motion transfer, although at 11″ it does have its limitations just due to the overall thickness. As we always preach, sinkage (and motion transfer) is largely weight dependent.
The fact that I am a heavier sleeper and weigh around 230lbs tends to have a significant bearing on the degree of sinkage I experience when sitting and lying on a mattress. I didn’t sink all the way through to the foundation like I often so with thinner foam mattresses, but I did compress the top comfort layers and feel the underlying support layers more.
By contrast, Kaye, who weighs much less than me, tends to experiences much less sinkage than I do.
Edge support was adequate with the Ikrema, which supported my heavier weight quite well when sitting near the edge as well as sleeping near the edge. This is something that often is an issue for me as as larger, heavier sleeper as I tend to “roll off” near the edges at times with some mattresses.
There was an average amount of motion transfer when we moved around on the Ikrema, primarily due to our weight differential (me weighing twice what Kaye does).
However, neither Kaye nor myself felt any big disruptions in our sleep or shaking of the mattress when each other changed positions or got in or out of bed during the night.
Smell / Off-Gassing
The Ikrema had an average amount of smell upon opening the box. Most all foam mattresses we have encountered tend to have a decent degree of smell and off-gassing so this is to be expected, but it did not last too long.
Ikrema provides the standard amount of customer service you can expect in a “Bed In A Box” online mattress retailers, with a 10 year warranty and very friendly customer support.
- 101 Night Sleep Trial
- 10 Year Warranty
- Made in America at their own factory.
- Free Shipping
- Save $250 on Max Comfort or $50 on Superior
The Ikrema Max Comfort is priced a bit higher than most mattresses we have tested for all features they offer, at $1200 for a Queen, but you can Save $250 on Max Comfort or $50 on Superior at checkout.
The Ikrema Max Comfort mattress is a great all foam mattress that does a great job of delivering comfortable, cool, sleep without many of the negative characteristics memory foam mattresses can often have.
The materials, construction and the design of the Ikrema Max Comfort work well together to provide a very comfortable yet supportive mattress that is ideal for all sleeping positions as well as for couples.
The Ikrema provides the classic memory foam feel of body hug and contour without feeling trapped in the foam like other all foam mattresses, without the sinkage or problems with edge support for heavier sleepers that many other similar mattresses have.
While there was a small degree of motion transfer and heat retention, it wasn’t too much to cause that much discomfort.
All in all, the Ikrema is a good mattress at this price point for someone looking for an all-foam mattress.
Hopefully this Ikrema mattress review was helpful in your next mattress purchase.