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IKEA Tromsdalen Topper Mixed Feelings. 07 Dec 2015 10:27 #1

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So I setup the IKEA Latex topper yesterday allowing 10 hours for it to properly decompress before use and I couldn't go to sleep right away after laying on it for the first time (took me about 2 hours to sleep), this is probably because I was trying to examine the feel of the topper on my mattress which had just been flipped for the first time so both the mattress and topper where fresh and not been worked in.

With the topper my mattress felt no firmer than my mattress without a topper when compared to the first day I got and slept on my new mattress, in fact I feel it's softer but yet less conforming probably because there's no polyester fiber fill in the topper unlike the mattress which has about 1/2" of polyester fiber fill in the quilting layer.

I also feel IKEA's Latex topper's fabric cover is too thick, the hole indents in the topper are pretty prominent and the smell is just awful (like horse skin and melted rubber infused) which significantly takes away from any good feel the topper offers and makes you focus on the flaws when sleeping on it the very first time which can be annoying.

I don' think the IKEA Latex topper is bad product by any means, I just think it's poorly executed/designed and overpriced, the Latex feels excellent but the ticking cover is just too thick and stiff, you can feel the indent holes when laying on it, the smell is bad even nauseating (probability of headaches) and I honestly don't know what the zipper on the cover is for when clearly the Latex cannot be removed from the cover.

Overall I think I'm going to give the IKEA topper and my mattress combination more time just as I did with my new mattress which felt very firm too me the first day but now feels more or less perfect since both the mattress and my body has adjusted (took 2 nights), I'm going away for two weeks so hopefully when I come back the awful smell is gone and I'll be willing to give the combination another shot.

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IKEA Tromsdalen Topper Mixed Feelings. 07 Dec 2015 12:24 #2

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Hi Nemix,

Thanks for the update and for sharing your comments and feedback about your topper ... I appreciate it.

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IKEA Tromsdalen Topper Mixed Feelings. 07 Dec 2015 12:57 #3

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Good thing I bought the topper on a bargain (brand new) and will be going away for two weeks which hopefully clears out the awful smell, I'm starting to think the smell is what made it not possible for me to fall asleep quickly (usually 10-20 minutes) the first night sleeping on the IKEA Latex topper.

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IKEA Tromsdalen Topper Mixed Feelings. 07 Dec 2015 18:14 #4

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i have buy the same one today for 100 $ CAD and yes the smell is very awful but i am sure it will go away in couple of day ... i bought a king size and will put it on my queen if love it will cut it to fit for the price i have pay i thought not much to lose to try it ....

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IKEA Tromsdalen Topper Mixed Feelings. 12 Dec 2015 14:26 #5

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I came back a bit earlier than expected, the smell is much better now since I unzipped the fabric cover all the way before leaving to let it air out properly (4 days) however I've decided the mattress topper is not for me...

I'm not willing give the topper more time and loose a bit of sleep over it even though the smell is now bearable, I feel the IKEA Latex topper is not well suited for my body type and sleeping positions

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