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This mattress changed our lives for the better! It is absolutely the perfect firmness and temperature. We had a queen bed for so long and desperately needed a king since our baby sleeps with us. We couldn’t afford the insane prices out there so we took a chance on Nectar and boy did it pay off.
This mattress is so comfortable! I really can’t get over it. We bought it when we moved to our new house. It was perfect timing as it came in the exact day that we moved in. My wife was stressed at the idea of shopping for a mattress in person so being able to do everything online made it super easy. Delivery was quick and setup was incredibly easy. We bought a King. It’s a really comfy bed – not too firm, not too soft. I appreciate that it comes with a nice cover. Lastly, company communication has been great.
I have several properties and I have bought them for each. They are delivered right to your door and so incredibly easy to set up. They come wrapped in a vacuum sealed plastic and come in a bag! a bag. You simply take the rolled up mattress out cut the outer plastic and unroll it on the bed frame, then cut the inner plastic and within moments, the mattress fluffs up. I gave mine about 4-5 hours and then I made the bed and it is comfy! The number one comment I get on my rental reviews is how comfy the beds are! This is a WONDERFUL deal and a super wonderful bed. The folks at Nectar are amazing and very responsive. If you are looking for a new mattress, don’t hesitate ordering this one.
I was very hesitant to buy a mattress without trying it out first, but I did a lot of research and decided to take the risk. I tried several different styles of memory foam mattresses in stores and I’d say this falls right in the middle. It’s not too hard, and not too soft. I sink in just enough to feel supported, but not so much that it’s difficult to move. It took me about two weeks to adjust to it. I was stiff in different places, but after a month, I sleep much more soundly, I wake up less in the middle of the night, and I’m not sore in the morning. I am very pleased with our purchase.
There are a few things that you should always buy in person to check for quality.
Fresh fruit. Diamond rings. Cars.
Up until a few months ago, I would have added mattresses to that list. Wasn’t that one of the morals of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”? Most of us were taught that the moral was that a life of crime does’t pay and you really shouldn’t be sneaking into other people’s houses – especially if they are bears -“ but another, often overlooked moral was “not every mattress will feel JUST RIGHT. Try before you buy.”
When I saw Nectar’s claim of a mattress with optimal comfort, I was skeptical. What worked for Mama Bear and Papa Bear wasn’t what worked for Baby Bear.
But Nectar’s business model intrigued me as did their pricing structure. And if their mattress didn’t work out, I would return it and they would donate it to charity. Win-win.
I’m happy to report that Goldilocks was wrong. There are some mattresses that are JUST RIGHT for everyone. This is one of them. My husband and I both sleep well on our King mattress from Nectar. The quality is fantastic. The business model is sublime. And my bank account is happy that I didn’t spend a small fortune on a bed.
So I guess you could say we’re living happily ever after.
Unlike Goldilocks. Who really shouldn’t have broken into the bears house.
Experience in the company was very good. In addition to speaking our language, the company, the type of mattress, when tailored to the needs of our family to describe the features of nectar mattress, took us an extra effort to understand or did. When the mattress has arrived, we were very impressed by the quality. Hari was perfect. We’ve been sleeping very well. Very strong recommendation
Well, this mattress has been nothing but good to us. I used to wake up with lower back pain and would be stiff for the first 30 minutes or so out of bed. After two nights of sleeping on this mattress, my back pains were gone and I am sleeping better than I have in years. Trust me, this is the solution for your sleeping issues.
I hate mattresses and I think the whole industry is a sham. I hate the cigarette smell of the mattress salesperson at Sleepy’s who tries to sell me on a bed I try, then, as soon as I try a different bed, starts telling me why that bed, not the other, is the best. I think the stores are sleazy. My cousin bought a mattress from Nectar and I thought, why not, since they have a no cost try-out that is so long, plus, I needed my old bed taken away. I love the bed. No really, the bed is outrageous and the customer service person must have checked back with me four times after my order. This was so much better and easier than any other mattress I bought. The mattress feels so good and smells wonderful, fresh. I’m telling my parents and sisters and cousins on Staten Island to buy one.
I’m really glad my friend told me about Nectar. I was working through a research process and was encountering other brands that advertised more. My wife and I had slept on a Tempurpedic, but we were looking for something a little more comfortable and hopefully less expensive. Nectar had great prices and amazing mattresses. Our research had us comparing alot of brands. It was very hard to understand differences sometime but the NECTAR team answered questions for me over the course of about a week and were very forthright. I didn’t think about sleep trials or comfort guarantees or bed bug guarantees or foam types, cover types, anything really until the Nectar folks educated me. It has been 30 days sleeping on the mattress and I just received this request in my email for a review. Honestly, I feel like I one upped everyone and have a better mattress for a better price. That’s their language I think, but it stuck. It’s really comfortable and feels better. I know the mattress is healthy because I researched this part in depth and only wanted a mattress with little chemical production. If you have any questions about buying these things, ask their customer service, they’re great at their jobs and actually seem to care. I never felt like they were trying to sell me. They sounded really busy by the way at the office when I called and when I asked, they said they had just gotten some press on being 100% employee owned and rated very highly and could barely keep up with orders. Ours arrived in three or four days I think to St. Louis and it looks like it shipped Fedex from the West Coast.
The best purchase in a long time. This mattress is a total win. I recommend this mattress if you’re looking for something at a good price yet comfortable. I am currently 6 weeks into my trial and so far so good.
The mattress arrived 3 days after I placed my order. As described it arrived in a nice nylon bag with convenient handles to carry it up the stairs. The mattress unrolled nearly flat immediately, and expanded what appeared to be fully in just a few minutes. There was some minor off gassing that dissipated within 24 hours. We also have a Tempurpedic memory foam mattress. In terms of price and quality, I prefer the Nectar.
We love bed and company people were very helpful and friendly. Funding was automatic and I was very well treated and respected. My mother has asked for a new mattress and let her buy a nectar, as well as price and financing are very good and the bed has an excellent guarantee that does not end.
It comes in a bag all vacuumed sealed. It works great on my bad back! It doesn’t have any weird funky smells. The mattress exterior covering seems really high quality and luxurious! Have been sleeping on it for over 3 months and have never slept better.
Alright. Let me just start by saying until I bought this mattress I had TERRIBLE back issues that made me immobile at times. My partner and I decided it was time to upgrade our mattress because we felt like we couldn’t sleep on a queen size mattress without being on top of each other. When our Nectar mattress arrived we were SO excited and it seemed to good to be true and were about to be ready to send it back. Boy, were we proven wrong. I no longer have back issues, at all. When we sleep in the bed together it’s like I have my own bed. I also have a hard time falling asleep in any other bed that isn’t this one. In this bed as soon as I lay down I pass right out. If you want a quality mattress that is extremely comfortable and will make you sleep like a baby, buy this mattress.
Well, we were asked to give a review and normally I do not. I also did not want to give a review for a bed that I did spend "time" in.
So, it has been 30+ days now and I LOVE IT! I love it because I do not get up in the morning with joint pain in my shoulder and hip. No aches or pains. I sleep well. and my husband says the same thing. I also stay nice and cool at night. I absolutely would recommend NECTAR to my family and friends. I actually already have. And a 2 thumbs up for their customer service. I received it on time and in great shape. All around a AAA+ company to work with. I even put them on MY facebook page!
We purchased this mattress for my son’s room, and he loves it. It was super easy to buy and it was delivered right to our door. It was really easy to set up as well! I absolutely love the way it feels and I find myself lying in my son’s bed now. We’re actually thinking of getting one for ourselves. Oh, and thanks for all the great follow-up.
We do not purchase mattresses often and our last was bought perhaps a decade ago. Ordinarilly, I would never purchase a mattress without trying one in a store. My mother is in palliative care and I have not had time to visit a store so I researched delivery options and was impressed by the reviews and ratings of the Nectar mattress. I decided to try the bed since the return is so easy and no cost. I am so happy. Anyone thinking about a mattress should try Nectar. They say the mattress is constructed with different foams than others, but it is the airflow I noticed the most, despite the very solid feel of the construction. The company said this was the most comfortable mattress and I laughed at first when I heard this, but it is actually true.
I’ve owned the Nectar Mattress for about 8 months now and it’s the best purchase I’ve made for my back‚ The last few mattresses I’ve used sleep well for about 5.5-6hrs and then the backache would kick in and I knew it was time to get up.
With Nectar, I simply don’t want to get up !! I sleep the whole night. I’ve actually changed my sleeping habits, go to bed earlier to get more rest and wake up rejuvenated. To some this all may sound cliche and I think it does to me also, but I honestly have to say that this mattress has made a difference in the way I sleep and wake each morning.
Best of all, they have a 365 day guarantee, if you don’t like it, return it.
Absolutely love this thing! Buying mattresses online is such a gamble, but we hit the jackpot with this one. We bought a king and it’s so comfortable. The mattress arrived compressed and it was super easy to set it up. Very little odor or smell. I recommend it to anyone that is willing to listen.
I’m not exaggerating when I say this is truly one of the best major purchases of my life. By now, you may have heard the hype about the company Nectar. Or perhaps you’re stumbling onto their product for the first time. Either way, you should go ahead and click *Buy* right now. Seriously. Even if you’re not 100% sure about `em. You’ll understand why by the end of this review.
Last year, my wife and I started mattress shopping. We were upgrading from a queen to king. We had so-so mattresses in the past and wanted to do it right, find something that really worked for both of us. You know the cliche: “you spend a third of your life in bed”? Yeah, well it’s true. Now, my wife has woman hips, I am thin and straight. Also cliche. We thought we needed a customizable bed to be truly comfortable, so we tried a SleepNumber. Bad mistake. It really is just two zippered air mattresses, with no localized back/hip support.
So we returned the SleepNumber (for which we had to pay shipping, but I suppose it was worth experimenting). Shortly afterward, I stumbled upon Nectar. As a new company, they didn’t yet have a large online presence. Then I saw the 365 day return policy and said, hey, why not?
One week later, we received our package in the mail. It came vacuum-sealed so we carefully cut the seal and it literally “popped” into place. Instant sleep-ready. Slapped on the sheets and proceeded to sleep like babies. One year later, we are still very happy customers.
Here are the specific reasons for my piling it on:
1 – Free shipping. What?!
2 – The no-hassle 365-day trial. If you don’t like it, you get a full refund. This was a HUGE factor for me, ordering from an online-only company and not yet knowing what firmness was ideal for us.
3 – Forever warranty is NOT pro-rated. Any covered defects, they replace the full value. This is highly unusual, as far as I know.
4 – No boxspring needed. I built my own platform bed and it works great. Plus, their warranty doesn’t require a boxspring, unlike many other companies.
5 – A single level of firmness has managed to satisfy both my wife and me. I’m still surprised, considering my wife has curvy hips and I don’t. But neither of us has had any back or neck pain.
6 – No middle men, hence, significantly lower prices. Funny as it sounds, this is a novel concept in the mattress industry. I don’t know if the typical industry markup is as astronomical as T&N claims, but it’s certainly a ripoff.
7 – The mattress definitely supports “relations”
8 – The whole shopping experience was just easy. Sleek, modern website and email. Clear policies and pricing. Immediate shipping information.
9 – I received a handwritten thank you note from Nectar. Can’t remember the last time that happened with an online purchase.
The only downside I’ve encountered: some fitted sheets these days are a hair too big for this mattress, even for the thicker 11” model. But it’s not Nectar’s fault. It’s because most mattress companies make a gimmick out of 20-layer, 100-inch thickness, and sheet manufacturers have followed suit. For what it’s worth, we ended up with the L.L. Bean Pima Cotton Percale fitted sheet and it worked out nicely.
Yes, this mattress is on the “firm” side but like I said, it’s worked for two (healthy) people with very different body types, which makes me wonder how much marketing hype goes into plush vs. firm. If you’re a side sleeper, I highly recommend a thick pillow, thicker than you may be used to.
Nectar has grown by leaps and bounds recently. And prices have increased ever so slightly since we bought our mattress last year, but it is still one of the best values in the industry. I hope they can manage to maintain their business ethic, great return policy, and pricing. These are what really sold me.
My experience with Nectar has just been flawless. It didn’t take me much time to make the online purchase. The shipping was also very fast. Excellent experience!
After months of research into a new mattress an intro to nectar popped up. I took several weeks comparing my choices to nectar and with help from their customer service (2 thumbs up for them) I chose nectar. I have no regrets. My husband and I have the best nights sleep, the mattress is plush and extremely comfortable and stays cool throughout the night. The warranty is exceptional and the customer service is great. I am very happy that I chose Nectar and would recommend them to anyone.
I first purchased this twin sized mattress for my guest room. My mother found it really comfortable and it was her first experience sleeping on a Nectar. I have slept on it a few times as well and it is amazing! I am going to order a bigger one for myself! The bag showed up super fast, and it was so neat to see how huge it got when we took it out to let it expand. I really like the design and the way this mattress breathes. It feels much higher quality than my last mattress. Definitely worth the price!
I’m like a teenager again (almost 54 now) not wanting to get out of bed. The only bad thing I can say about it is that I don’t want to leave it. This mattress seems like it is going to last forever, that’s maybe why Nectar offers a lifetime warranty. This is one of the most comfortable mattresses we’ve ever slept on! Definitely worth the price. I HIGHLY recommend this product to everyone.
I do not provide reviews and am often very busy. My focus is on things that do actually matter, not reviews. When I received the request for a review I believed it would be good and important to share my experience. As my wife’s back has been hurting for years we have been to very many doctors and my wife is on cortisol and flexeril medications for pain. We were recommended the Nectar mattress by her Chiropractor and thought that was silly, being reccomended a mattress, but her Osteopath also recommended the mattress and we decided to learn more. The sories seemed quite incredible, so we researched the materials and company. We did not find much advertising but there seems to be very much word of mouth and the company representative confirmed that most of the mattresses are sold by recommendation. I thought the company was new but it had been around selling madical beds and I believe that is why their foams seem denser. The company suggested we apply for medicare reimbursement by receiving a prescription for the bed from my wife’s physician and incredibly, her insurance paid for the full cost of the bed. My wife’s takes far less medication for pain in the 30 days since we began sleeping on the bed and she is happier and well rested and this means I am also happier and better rested. It is a most comfortable bed and feels quite unique and enjoyable to rest upon. I have asked Parna’s mother if she would also like one.
I’ve been sleeping on this mattress for a month and it has changed me- I highly recommend this mattress. It’s so comfortable. I couldn’t be happier for the price I paid. Well worth it!
It really is a dream to sleep on. My husband doesn’t want to leave the bed. Thanks for inventing this bed. This mattress saved my back. For the first few nights I thought it was just really comfortable. After a few nights when my back pain disappeared, I realized it was more than just comfort, it was a life saver. We really had been sleeping on an unhealthy bed. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a comfortable mattress and is looking for help with back pains.
Perfect amount of firmness and softness. I would recommend this mattress to anyone who has back problems l have had many back surgeries and is equal to the much higher priced memory foam mattress. This bed is just super.
Nectar is like a secret you may not want to share with just anyone..
I’ve been sleeping on the mattress with my fiancee since we had it delivered on April 19th. We can say that after almost two months that this mattress is fantastic. We have it directly on our carpeted floor and cannot feel the floor, even when we jump with our whole bodies and slam onto the bed. We found it slightly softer than our previous mattress (that’s just our opinion though). Overall, we are extremely happy with the purchase, so much so that we bought a twin mattress for our daybed downstairs.
So far the new mattress has been great! My wife and I are finally enjoying sleeping through the night. I just love this mattress. After the first night, I was pain-free. I just couldn’t believe the difference. It’s soft and also very supportive. I can finally stand up straight right out of bed, haven’t done that in a lot of years. Amazing product!
I never, ever, thought of mattresses. I just bought whichever felt good at the store and was in the price range and probably bought a new one twice now since leaving my parent’s home in 1997 and my Dad used to remind me that a mattress should be changed every 8 years. My boyfriend mentioned Nectar and I like that they will send a new cover if I need it, plus they have a really long Warranty and I think a few pretty famous people have recommended Nectar. Wow. It really is incredibly comfortable and just feels like a whole different experience. My boyfriend loves the new mattress and doesn’t even snore anymore. I like feeling cradled by the bed when we relax or even more, have fun. It’s great.
I wanted to make sure that I could easily return this mattress if I didn’t like it. There is no way this mattress is getting returned. It really is magic! Within 2 days, I felt a good 10 years younger. I’m able to fall asleep faster, and I feel much more rested when I wake up. I don’t think that even during workouts, I’d feel as good as I do when resting on my Nectar. I love the way the mattress sleeps and it is wonderful to relax on the Nectar.
I haven’t slept this well since a long time ago. The first time I laid down, it was quite nice and I do not mean to sound like an advertisement, but it was like sleeping on a cloud. We felt very supported but had no sense of pressure points and it was as if the mattress lifted us in some way. It is a very unique feel. They offer a free return and we tried the mattress because it seemed no risk,, but who want to return it? We are sleeping better so for us, that would be crazy. I can feel the air breath through the airflow channels and the cover is quite supple and buttery. Very impressed and will recommend to others.
I needed to find an affordable, yet good quality mattress. The mattress arrived quickly. It was very easy to set up because literally all you have to do is unroll it and remove the plastic wrap as you roll and that’s it. This is my first memory foam mattress and so far I definitely prefer it to my traditional mattress. .
So so comfortable! I loved the idea of getting a bed rolled up in a bag and delivered to me. I followed the instructions in setting it up and it was so so easy! I aired it out for a few days and when I finally lay on it, it was an absolutely amazing feeling. I guess that’s what happens when you finally get a good mattress. I’ve been sleeping on it for 3 months already and I absolutely love it!
First time I bought a mattress online. I have had it for about a week and I love it. This mattress is so comfortable. It’s like you melt when you lay down, not sure how else to describe it. I am a super satisfied customer. Great value too! Why would I spend so much more at one of those mattress stores, when I can have this? Keep it up Nectar. Highly recommend it to anyone that needs a new mattress.
I’m a rough sleeper, and I have had back and neck pain from sports. I could not believe the comfort of this bed. It was soft yet supportive, and the worst part about my Nectar is although fully rested, I get upset when I have to wake up. It literally makes me want to stay in bed all day. Like clouds!!
I had to wait three days past delivery date. No stock more company said of Queen. I requested rush and they did and bed arrived. Very nice but why wait. Mother lives with us and cares for son and she did not like that they did not also sell box spring. When late the company did offer a discount and received a call from manager who seemed to care. Bed well priced and very nice quality.
Alright. Let’s just say I’m a problem sleeper (insomniac) with chronic back pain. Spring mattresses tend to cause pressure points, and I overheat on memory foam/pillowtops. I’m also working with a pretty tight budget. It HAS GOT to be possible to get a good sleep AND have enough money to eat in the morning. So I did my research, checked out websites, and bit the bullet and bought a Nectar. If you’ve done your research you know what I’ll say next: The bed arrived within a week, unpacking it was a tickle (watching that flat plastic-wrapped slab turn into a full mattress made me grin), and I didn’t notice any chemical smell. To lay on, there’s nothing like it. firm, supportive, but with just enough bounce to feel like a “quality” bed and just enough “sink” to be cushy. Here’s the thing though: the first night I woke up feeling like there was some pressure on my hip, and neck (I sleep on my side, and wake up on my stomach most nights). same deal second, third night. but it’s a 365 night trial, so I decided to give it some time before returning it. Glad I did! the bed just needed some time to break in, and I needed to get used to it. Now I can confidently say that this, every night, is the best sleep of my life. better than the tempur (sink in and overheat) mattress, and it even edges out the (ludicrously expensive and mechanically complex) Sleep Number bed. Support where I need it, soft enough to feel luxurious, not to mention it wicks heat wonderfully and I don’t wake up sweating anymore. All In All, It’s perfect, just remember to really get into that 365 night trial so the bed can break in and you can get used to it.
y’know, like a good pair of shoes.
If you’re on the fence, Just do it. the trial is solid, the warranty is honest (and lacking all that fine print), and the bed is simply superior to anything I’ve tried.
I bought it because it came in a cool bag and being a college student that is amazing since I don’t have time in my schedule to be at my apartment when it gets delivered. It was hefty but so easy to unpack. I highly recommend it!
It was in a magazine and I thought why not. I usually don’t buy on impulse, but two or three celebrities and one was a basketball player, were saying this is the only mattress they will ever buy. I tried it. Absolutely incredible. Soft but solid and just a whole different feel than I have been used to. My brother tried it and bought one also using the referral discount. It’s really great and the customer service person, Rebecca, was very knowledgeable and polite and entirely helpful. The price is terrific and its one of the only things I have bought in a long, long time where I felt like I got the better end of the deal. I also spilled cola on the cover and called to ask how to clean the mattress. They sent me a new cover for free. Really something. I had a Tempurpedic before which cost $3,000 and I don’t have any idea who I would have called if this happened. Buy it.
We have owned a Nectar Queen in our guest room for about 4 months now. We slept on it for the first 2 weeks just to check it out and vowed to replace our King this fall. Every family member who has come for a stay (5 so far- 3 males 1 female, 3 singles, 1 couple), has loved it! Easiest mattress purchase we have made in our 4 decades of married life.
I’m a very picky person, but I decided to order it anyway. My younger brother is coming home after serving in middle east, and I know he’s going to love his new mattress. I’m really pleased with the customer service. The team at Nectar has been just great. They offered us a military discount which was also very nice.
My Husband: Bye bye back pain! Me: I have never slept this comfortably while pregnant! We absolutely LOVE our new mattress! I waited close to a month to make sure I gave enough time to give a fair and honest review. I’m not good with being brief but I’ll do my best!“ my husband has had back pain for the past 10 years. We are both in our early 30s. We visited a well known mattress store over the summer and the salesman told us our current pillowtop mattress was likely to blame as it provided next to zero support on his back and joints. We had never even considered leaning towards a firmer mattress but started researching it more after that initial conversation with him. And after testing a couple out we realized firmer would be a much better fit for us. I never had issues with back pain but I had problem with tossing and turning 800 times during the night! I could never seem to get and STAY comfortable. We tested out multiple mattresses that we liked. What we didn’t enjoy was the price tag on those mattresses. Enter: Google. I did a simple search for best affordable mattresses and came across Nectar. I immediately fell in love with the company. Best part was that it was under our budget! Beautiful music to my penny penching husband’s ears. The price and money back guarantee were a huge deal to him. Well, the mattress arrived a day early and we will likely begin celebrating the anniversary of that date because it has changed our life! Seriously. I am 8 months pregnant with our second child and have been sleeping more comfortably than I ever have before!! I credit it 100% to this mattress. I don’t toss or turn at all! And even better -” I don’t even feel it when my husband moves or gets out of bed in the morning. I wake up feeling refreshed and ready for the day ahead. My husband, someone who has complained for the past four years of our marriage about all his aches and pains in his back, has not complained once since we received this mattress. I asked him for his honest opinion of the mattress so I could share it on here and he said it was one of the best purchases we’ve ever made. He’s extremely happy with it and only regrets that we hadn’t found Nectar sooner. Even if you think you prefer soft, pillow-y mattresses, I would urge you to give this one a try. By no means is it cushiony. I would say it’s about a 7 out of 10 on firmness scale but it forms to your body just enough to make sure feel supported without feeling like you’re laying on a board. To us, the bed still feels “soft” while being extremely supportive. I can’t think of a person who wouldn’t enjoy the way this bed sleeps! I hope this review helps you make your decision. The reviews were what helped give me the confidence to move forward with the purchase so I wanted to pay it forward and provide my own review now that I’ve experienced the mattress for myself.
It’s honestly one of the most comfortable mattresses I have ever slept on. It was very easy to carry into the bedroom, and immediately after we opened it, it expanded. I was having lower back problems when I got it and now they’re gone. It took a while to get used to it, but it was definitely worth it.
Some people hate memory foam mattresses, other love it. If you absolutely hate memory foam, there is very little chance you’ll like this mattress. It’s not quite memory foam, but it’s very similar.
My main point of comparison is a $2,500 (over 3x the cost) Tempurpedic mattress I owned. I was happy with that mattress, but it was time for something new. Researching mattresses I came across Nectar, contacted their costumer support (incredibly responsive by the way) and decided that given their return policy.
I am so glad I did.
I had 2 minor gripes with the tempurpedic:
1. It gets very hot between you and the mattress
2. You kind of sink in – no bounce, kind of hard to move about.
I loved the comfort, support, etc. Well, except the price tag, everything is well made.
* Does not get hot! You don’t sleep hot like with a tempurpedic.
* Feels great. Most comfortable mattress I’ve ever slept in. They did a great job with it.
* You don’t sink in quite as much, it pushes back a little. “localized bounce” is their marketing term, but basically, you don’t totally sink in.
* None so far.
So far I love this mattress. I hope it lasts, but I got nothing bad to say about it. It is very comfortable, their support is amazing, return policy great. Honestly, seems like a great company and they are producing a quality product are a good price.
Highly recommended if you are considering any memory foam mattress.
This mattress really is the real deal! I ordered it and loved it.
Very simple to unpack and set up. I let it breathe and air out for 24 hours. After that the mattress will be ready for a perfect night’s sleep.
I wasn’t a believer at first, but honestly this really is a great mattress! Try it for a few weeks and let it change your life.
I am 63 years old and this is the best mattress I’ve ever had. We bought a queen size for a guest bedroom and liked it so much that we bought a king size for the master bedroom too. As I don’t know how to use these things like kids, customer service has been always there for me, I called them 4 or 5 times and they were so kind. I didn’t have to move a foot from home, just a click and done. I received the mattress so fast and of course, I’m shocked that such an inexpensive mattress can be so comfortable. Highly recommended!
I woke up and it was like my soul was happier. Everything felt better. I literally did not want to get out of bed. My girlfriend stretched and even looked, well, kind of sexier after that first night’s sleep. We must have been sleeping terribly on that spring mattress.
Perhaps this review will help you.
Details: I am 5”10’, 260 pounds, stocky, and was recently not-exactly-diagnosed with sleep apnea. My doctor believes I may have this issue, but without tests, hard to confirm. I had bought a Serta Plush Firm mattress that basically just got flat on top and was left with firm.
So, my review of this mattress is based upon the following:
1) Ease of assembly/setting up: The bag they put this in was easy to move around. Once I got it out of the box and on the frame it was super simple to set up.
2) Inflating: I received the mattress around 2:15 in the afternoon and had on the frame by 2:40 (note: That is only 25 minutes). It was fully inflated in just a few hours and I slept on it that night. If you get the mattress and it arrives after 7PM, let it inflate and sleep on it the next night.
3) Smell: Unlike others I did not have any type of overpowering smell. It just smelled “new” TIP: If you think you may be bothered by the new smell, run your sheets through the washer and use some Snuggle concentrated fabric softener. It’s got a great smell and will counteract any “new” smell of the mattress.
4) Firmness: When you first crawl onto the bed it feels a little firm, but then you sink into it and it really does conform to your body. I always lay on my back and watch some TV when I first get into bed at night. The first night I turned the TV off and laid to my left side. I felt the mattress firming back up to conform to my body.
5) Adjusting: With my old mattress I had to toss and turn several times before I finally got to sleep. I ordered this mattress on Halloween and it arrived 2 days later. Every night since (over three weeks now) I got this mattress I roll over after turning the TV off and I am asleep within 5 minutes! I have not had to toss and turn any night since to get comfortable and fall asleep.
6) Other: With my old mattress during the day I was constantly having to turn my body to try and “pop” the bones around my lumbar area. I’m not doing any of that any more. Also, I would wake up previously and have to stretch my legs and they would just pop from no getting good support. They are not doing that any longer, either.
7) One person said you may not need a pillow and I think another said you will not need two pillows. I am not so sure about the no-pillow option but two will definitely not be needed. I bought a memory foam pillow a few months ago at Belk. It was an Isotonic something or other, and it has relieved all of my neck pain. It was the precursor to getting a memory foam mattress.
8) Heat: I have not had one problem with heat, and I am hot natured. I have bamboo/rayon sheets and they are very breathable and soft. I have an alternative-down memory foam comforter on top of that. I keep my house around 65 year round.
9) Overall: I would recommend this mattress to anyone who asked, and I would purchase again if I had to do all over again.
I hope this helps.
Just to give a little background. I am about 6”3’, 205 lbs and sleep on my back, occasionally on my stomach. My wife is about 5”5’, 115 lbs and only sleeps on her side. About year ago we were looking for a new mattress and I did about 2 months of thorough research before deciding on the Nectar (King size). We had a queen spring mattress on which I slept truly awful, partially because we needed more room but mostly because the bed was just uncomfortable. I keep a mental list of best things I’ve ever paid for in terms of value, impact, quality, etc. and this is top 3 for sure. Seriously changed our lives. We are beyond the honeymoon period with the mattress, we’ve had it for about a year, so we’ve had plenty of nights sleeping on it and opportunity to find fault. Over the past year we’ve slept on a number of other mattresses (friends, family, 3-5 star hotels) and we always sleep better on our Nectar mattress. This is not just a matter of being in a comfortable atmosphere at home, our mattress is just more comfortable. Period.
I was totally skeptical about ordering a mattress online without being able to try it first, but the high ratings and 365-day trial convinced me to give it a shot.
I was super confused when the mattress arrived – and it came way before the shipping window they gave me, BTW – because the bag for the king-sized mattress I ordered was SMALL. After we easily got it out of the bag and cut it out of the shrink wrap, BAM!, there it was at full size in a matter of seconds.
I lay on this thing and I promise I have never enjoyed lying down so much! It’s super comfortable, the perfect softness. Then my husband lay down next to me. I know this because I saw him – NOT because I felt him. I felt nothing. He is 6”1’. It was awesome.
At no point have I regretted this purchase. have already recommended it to any of my friends in the market for a new mattress. Trust me: A great night’s sleep is a click away. I didn’t know what I was missing.
I was looking for an affordable mattress that would also be comfortable. After searching the internet for hours, I almost gave up. I thought I was going to have to go out and buy a super expensive mattress and I really didn’t want to do that. Then, I received a call from my father in law, and while we were talking I told him that we were looking for a good mattress. He told me that he just bought a Nectar and was very happy with it. I finally got something good from my parents in law 🙂
Trust Nectar to live up to the customer satisfaction standards.
Although this wasn’t the right solution for us, they stepped in to make sure that we were fully satisfied with regard to the transaction and refund. Honestly, they could not have done it better.
Full disclosure: Both my wife and I do suffer from “back anomalies”, in my case a congenital defect.
Point being: Most people would probably love this mattress. I’ll bet you will too, and if on the odd chance not, you won’t be dissatisfied with your dealings with Nectar folks. They are great.
This mattress is soft yet surprisingly firm, price is great too. We compared online mattresses and ultimately decided on the Nectar due to the 365 night trial and strong warranty. The mattress arrived as described and the bag with handles was a nice feature as it was king and we needed to carry it up a flight of stairs.
My first night sleeping on this mattress was absolutely amazing. It basically hugged my body. I don’t even remember falling asleep honestly. All I know is that in the morning, I felt very relaxed and think I slept deeply. I enjoyed the gel feel but was cool, not warm as I had thought I might be on this type of bed Can’t wait to get back in bed.
It is rare that I would take time out of my schedule to write a review, but I thought people should know about this. This mattress deserves a positive review of more than 5 stars if that was an option. Do not waste your time or money on any other mattress besides this one!
I don’t think of myself as stupid or a sucker and my wife and I spend alot of time trying to make thoughtful decisons. Now I need to admit that I do think of myself as a little bit of an idiot. We spent over $3,500 on our last mattress. I didn’t even buy NECTAR at it’s price thinking it would seriously be a keeper. My wife found the company and chose the mattress when we were in a rental home waiting for our new house to be completed. At the price, it seemed like a good transition mattress and I thought we would stick it in a guest room down the road.
We received the Nectar and it was interesting to watch an 11” mattress expand from the sealed packaging. The setup was easy enough. When I tried the mattress I approached it pretty gingerly because it seemed odd that it would support me (I am 220lbs – not fat but solid). Then I laid down. Really. This was more comfortable our super “premium” matttress we bought at the store. The Nectar felt enveloping, yet I never actually sank into it and it had this luxurious softness but was still firm.
I didn’t know about the super long warranty or sleep trial or anything else when we bought it. It was just the “temporary” mattress. Well, I ended up buying 4 for the new house plus the one we had. And all of them together probably cost about the same my original mattress.
I don’t buy on price since I have sleep apnea. I buy for comfort and I need a firm mattress (but I like a soft one). I have to take it off to the people who run this business. Just so good. I feel like a fool for ever having bought a different mattress from a store. I also feel taken advantage by al the mattress stores and big brands over the years. My wife says the company called and wrote three times after the sale to check in. That sounds a little annoying but I don’t remember anyone ever checking on my mattress before. This is the only mattress we will ever buy again.
This is the most comfortable memory foam bed my wife and I have ever slept on. It’s firm, but plush. The edges do not give in when sitting on the edge. The bed stays cool throughout the night. I’m a larger man, and my wife has some back problems. This bed handles both issues with amazing comfort. This is easily the best bed on the market. It had no smell even the first night we slept in it. It has a lifetime warranty, and we will have it for the rest of our lives! 5++++ rating!
I recently had to sell everything I own to move across the country. We were previously sleeping on a mattress that cost around $1,800 on a Memorial Day sale. It was great! We like a firm support mattress, and I have issues with my back and neck. Now that I am on a budget, I did my research and found Nectar with all of the positive reviews. I decided to give this a try. The mattress arrived on-time and undamaged. I knew it would arrive in a bag. We carefully opened the bag and rolled out the mattress. At first, the mattress looked like a twin size (ordered a full-size). I was worried but decided to just take the mattress out of the plastic. As soon as I cut the plastic, the mattress became wider. I knew it would get taller once we opened it, but I didn’t know it would get wider.
After 3 nights, I can honestly say that this mattress is amazing. I don’t think I have ever slept so well (and I thought I got great rest with my old mattress)!! We sleep like the dead, we wake up without any pain. LOVE THIS MATTRESS so far!! Will try to post a follow-up in another month or two.
Very plush, yet supportive. Pillows are great too. We returned our Purple mattress and are very happy with Nectar!!
I’ve never bought a mattress sight unseen, but I bought this mattress based mostly on gut and reviews. And guess what? My gut was spot on. Sleeping on this mattress is what I would imagine heaven feels like. I can honestly say this is the best mattress I’ve ever owned.
We tried many different store brands, latex, memory foam, inner spring beds, and none eased the back aches. The return fees, delivery fees added up to around $700 for all the *free trials* adding insult to injury. Happened on the Nectar ad, and after finding out that there was absolutely zero fees involved, decided to give it one more try. The first thing we noticed was that after the initial period of degassing, there was no foul odor left. With a name brand memory foam bed, we left the bed in a room with open windows for two weeks, sprinkled baking soda, vacuumed the mattress, and yet the odor never completely went away. And in comparison to a premium latex bed we purchased for several times higher than Nectar, it was the perfect level of firmness. So after having slept on it for two weeks now, no back aches, no odor, and we wake up feeling very refreshed. Can’t recommend Nectar highly enough.
Its been 3 months since I made my Nectar Mattress purchase, enough time to give an accurate review. We purchased a King.
We received it really quickly after being ordered with no complications. Opening the bag and cutting the wrap allowed the Mattress to expand to its full size, I let it sit for a day to fully expand, no issues there, nor did we notice any excessive smell. Very minor smell and it was gone after a day. For me no aches and pains from switching to this mattress, and my wife has also had no issues. Would certainly purchase this mattress again when the time comes! The cover is great by the way,and has a very high quality feel and look.
I am definately happy with my purchase. I wanted a memory foam mattress and after shopping at multiple stores decided to go with an online provider. I compared Nectar with the other online memory foam mattresses and decided to choose the nectar based on the 365 night trial and the warranty. So far so good. It is definitely more comfortable and a better deal than anything I have seen in stores.
It took longer to ship than expected but Nectars chat support was very helpful. The bed was delivered as expected with the free pillows. After two nughts’ sleep we think it’s a great mattress but a little to soft for us. You really sink into it and it’s very plush. We may need to return just because we need a firmer mattress.
I never knew sleep could be so wonderful. I got my new mattress Oct 11th, due to a back issue I was not able to change out the old mattress for my new Nectar King until this past Sunday the 15th of Oct. As soon as I made the change I laid down, closed my eyes and could not believe how WONDERFUL my new mattress felt. For the last year I have not been able to sleep through the night without waking up 2 or 3 times in pain or discomfort due to my 8 year old pillow top mattress not supporting my body correctly. Since Sunday night I have slept a solid 7 hours every night. I LOVE MY NEW NECTAR KING. I have been sharing with all my family, friends and colleagues at work about my amazing new mattress, and making sure everyone I know has the link to read about Nectar and their product! They all say I sound like a spokesperson for the company!, LOL! Thank you Nectar for creating such an amazing mattress and making it so reasonably priced for anyone to purchase. Wishing you sweet dreams and continued success.
I did A LOT of research on all the new online mattress companies before deciding on Nectar. Many of the negative reviews I’ve read were about the company being backlogged because of the high demand. Isn’t that a good thing?! So many people were freaking out that they didn’t get their mattress in 3-5 days. Everyone needs to calm down. I purchased my mattress on September 27. Initially I was told it would ship in about seven days due to the high demand. That was fine.
Come day seven and it still hadn’t shipped so I simply used the chat function to get an update on the status. The customer service rep was friendly and made sure to get my order out when it was scheduled. The next day I received an update that it was shipped! It look 5 business days to get to me (traveling from WA to NC). I received my mattress two weeks from the time of order. The only thing that could be improved is NECTAR’s internal shipping confirmation was not updated (it said that it still hadn’t shipped for like four days after it had) so I just used the FedEx tracking system which was accurate.
Now, for the mattress. We previously had an old spring mattress, and wanted to upgrade to a King without paying an arm and a leg. So making the change to memory foam was a new experience for us. I wasn’t able to get it set up until about 8pm the day we received it. Almost immediately after getting in on the bed and opening it, my pregnant and tired wife laid on it and didn’t move. I was nervous that it wouldn’t properly inflate because of this, but I couldn’t tell a pregnant lady to get off the bed. The first couple of nights the mattress was extremely soft (makes sense since it hadn’t fully inflated). My wife and I knew it would take some time so we didn’t think much of it. It’s now been a week and the mattress has gotten firmer each day and I believe is fully inflated to how it should be. We are both mostly side sleepers and have found that the mattress is really comfortable! We’ve both actually woken up on our backs some mornings because of how comfortable it is to sleep in any position. We were just talking this morning about how much we love the mattress and are so happy we got it!
In addition, the pillows that we received for free are probably the most comfortable pillows I’ve ever slept on! I feel like it may be a little too tall for me after 6 nights, so I’m going to take some of the foam out and see if that helps but overall I’m very happy to use the pillow every night and love that it was free!
Bottom line: Don’t pay attention to the negative reviews about the customer service/slow shipping. It’s to be expected for a rapidly growing company. They’ll figure it out. The mattress (and pillows) are well worth the wait! I promise you’ll get an amazing night’s sleep! Plus you’ll pay way less for a queen or king (which we got) than you would with other similar mattress companies.
I am very impressed with the quality of this mattress. Upon receiving it and taking it out of the package it almost immediately puffs up and does not have that horrible chemical smell that most mattresses like this have. I used to wake up several times a night And now I find myself in the same position as I was when I went to bed the night before in the morning. I don’t even move! It is also great if you are sharing a bed and you are a light sleeper-I don’t even feel my spouse getting out of bed to get ready for work in the morning. This mattress has been life changing for me. My only complaint is the extra money you are charged if you break it down into monthly payments. They say they don’t charge interest but it comes out to be substantially more if you go that route and I only knew this after-the-fact but honestly it is worth it. I would pay double for the sleep I am getting now.
Puffy vs Nectar Mattress
It’s a bed in a box showdown – see who wins in the debate between Nectar vs Puffy.
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|10" thick bed-in-a-box that has a soft, neutral-foam feel and accommodates all sleeper types. It technically has memory foam, but you can’t feel it nearly as much as with Nectar.|
|Nectar is likely the Internet’s favorite memory foam mattress. It’s affordable and has a more traditional memory foam feel.|
Puffy Mattress vs Nectar Synopsis
In today’s internet age, everybody wants the quick facts right away. To cater to that crowd, here are the primary differences between these two bed-in-a-box mattresses.
- Feel— The Puffy mattress has a neutral-foam feel, while the Nectar mattress has more of a pure play memory foam feel.
- Firmness— The Nectar mattress is a notch or two firmer than the Puffy mattress.
- Price— Nectar is more affordable than Puffy, plain and simple.
- Special Cover– The Puffy mattress uses a cover that is both stain resistant and machine washable.
Those are the main differences. However, if you’re serious about these two beds, we recommend checking out the sections below to learn more about Nectar and Puffy. If you’re more interested in hearing about how the Puffy Lux compares to Nectar, you can use the link below to jump directly ahead to that section.
To start though, we’ll primarily be concentrating on the Original Puffy mattress. Let’s get to the review.
- Folks who prefer more of a neutral-foam feel
- All sleeper types (side, back, stomach and combo)
- Petite and medium size sleepers
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Puffy Has A Neutral Foam Feel
The Puffy mattress is an all-foam bed that is comprised of three layers in total. For the top comfort layer, the company uses aspecial proprietary foam called “Cooling Cloud Foam”. I know the name makes it sound fancy but really the top layer has sort of a light, airy memory foam feel.
A peek inside the Puffy mattress
However, because the top layer is only 2″ thick and it’s not actually memory foam, we wouldn’t consider Puffy to be a true memory foam mattress. Instead, we’d say the bed has more of a neutral-foam feel, meaning the top layers don’t really conform to your body as much as the Nectar mattress. I guess the best way we could put it is that the Puffy mattress has acomfortable, soft foam feelwith a hint of memory foam.
Comfortable soft foam feel
Really, there’s no winner or “best feel” in terms of neutral-foam vs true memory foam. It just comes down to what you personally prefer. We actually like the feel of both mattresses, so it’s tough to speculate on which feel you’d like better.
Puffy Is Slightly Softer Than Nectar
Another big difference between Nectar and Puffy is firmness. Overall, we think the Puffy mattress comes in around a medium on the firmness scale. The bed strikes anice balance between comfort and support.
As such, we think the Puffy mattress is ideal for all kinds of sleepers. Side sleepers will find that the bed provides ample pressure relief and back and stomach sleepers will receive the necessary support they need. As you will find out later in this comparison, Nectar accommodates all sleeper types, as well, but it’s slightly firmer than Puffy.
Another interesting aspect about the Puffy mattress is its cover. To be more specific,the cover is removable, stain resistant and machine washable. Now most bed-in-a-box mattress covers are removable but the vast majority of them do not check boxes two and three (i.e. stain resistant and washable). You can read up about the cover on Puffy’s website.
It doesn’t look special, but Puffy claims it’s stain resistant
As you can see above, the liquid Slumber Yard team member Jeff spills on the cover simply beads right off the side of the bed. This is good news for folks who either don’t use a mattress protector or like to eat and drink in bed. Plus, even if you do have an accident, you can just unzip the cover and throw it in the wash to remove any dirt, food or germs. With most other bed-in-a-box mattresses, you’d be stuck spot cleaning the cover.
Puffy Lux vs Nectar Comparison
For those of you who are unaware, the company also offers another mattress called the Puffy Lux. It’s a premium all-foam bed that is slightly softer than the flagship Puffy mattress. Here’s a short video that outlines how the Lux compares to Nectar.
We hope you found the video above helpful. In our eyes, the decision between Nectar and Puffy Lux really boils down to your budget, firmness preference and primary sleeping position. Below we go into more detail regarding the reasons why Nectar might be the right choice for you.
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- Folks who prefer a dense memory foam feel
- Back, stomach, side & combo sleepers
- Small and average size body types
- People on a tight budget
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Nectar Has A Dense Memory Foam Feel
If you’re a big memory fan, it’s time to perk up. The Nectar mattress usesthree layers of memory foam in totaland, as a result, has a dense memory foam feel.
Comfortable memory foam feel
At first, when you lay down, the mattress feels firm and you really don’t sink in that much. However, after a couple seconds, you’ll notice you start to nestle into the bed and the top memory foam layers conform to your body. Bottom line, if you like the feel of memory foam (a lot of people do), then we’d bet you’d enjoy sleeping on the Nectar mattress.
Nectar Is Slightly Firmer Than Puffy
As mentioned above, the Nectar mattress is a tad bit firmer than Puffy. You don’t sink as much and your hips stay a little more in horizontal alignment with the rest of your body. Overall, we think the bed comes in around a medium to medium-firm on the firmness scale.
Still, despite being on the firmer side,we think the mattress is a good choice for all types of sleepers. The bed provides a good amount of support for back and stomach sleepers. When it comes to side sleepers, at first, the bed doesn’t seem ideal due to the firmness, but once you nestle into the top layers, it’s a very comfortable mattress. After a few seconds, the top layers do a good job of cradling your pressure points (hips and shoulders) when you’re on your side.
Nectar Is More Affordable
This one is pretty cut and dry. The Nectar mattress is cheaper than Puffy.A queen size Nectar has a MSRP of about $800, while the Puffy queen mattress has a MSRP of $1,150. Both companies offer discounts, and you can expect Nectar’s promotions to be in the $100 price range.
You can get Nectar cheaper, often times
However, the MSRP really doesn’t mean much in Puffy’s case since they are almost always running a big promotion.We regularly see them offer $250-$300 off MSRP. It might be a good idea to check Puffy.com to see what the current promotion is. After discount, you’ll most likely be able to snag a queen size Puffy for around $850. It’s also worth noting that Nectar typically throws in two free pillows with each mattress purchase.
If the prices listed above are outside your budget, we’d recommend checking out our list of the Best Beds Under $500.
What Puffy And Nectar Have In Common
As you read above, there are some key differences in feel, firmness, and price. However, these two beds also have some important commonalities to note.
Both Beds Are Not Ideal For Heavy People
One potential downside with both Puffy and Nectar is that they are not the best options for heavy people. This is not a knock against either bed, by the way. Really, it’s just because of their constructions. At the end of the day, both mattresses are comprised entirely of foam and total 10″ and 11″ thick, respectively.
We almost always steer big people towards beds that contain coils, whether they’re individually pocketed or part of an innerspring system. That’s becausecoils are more durable and also provide more resistance against pressure than dense support foams, which both Nectar and Puffy use for their foundations. As such, if you’re a heavy person (250+ lb), we recommend you check out our list of the Best Mattresses For Heavy People or Best Hybrid Mattresses.
Both Beds Will Work For Couples
We think both Puffy and Nectar are viable options for folks who share a mattress. Both bedslimit motion transfer extremely welland alsoprovide pretty decent edge supportfor being all-foam beds.
Both offer fairly good edge support
Motion transfer isolation is important to consider if one or both partners are active in their sleep (i.e. they move around or get up a lot throughout the night). With beds that isolate motion well (like Puffy and Nectar), you won’t feel as much of your partner’s movements, which will help lead to a more restful night’s sleep.
Edge support is another important topic, especially for couples who share a smaller size mattress, like a full or queen. Beds with solid edge support provide more useful surface area for both partners to spread out and get comfortable without feeling like they’re going to roll off the edge.
Lastly, we think both Puffy and Nectar sleep temperature neutral. In other words, the beds themselves won’t be the primary reason why you warm up or sleep cool at night.
This is always a tough subject to discuss in the bedding industry because external factors play such a large role in how cool or warm you sleep. Often times your sleeping temperature gets pinned on your mattress when, in reality, factors like what climate you live in, how often you run your air conditioner, and what type of sheets you use actually are more important.
Nectar Mattress vs Puffy Review Verdict
You made it to the end of the comparison. Thanks for reading this far. After the last section regarding similarities, you still might be a little confused as to which bed to purchase. In our eyes, the decision comes down to three primary factors.
Budget— If you’re tight on cash, go with Nectar. It’s the cheaper mattress, plus the company often throws in two free pillows.
Feel— This comes down to personal preference. You have to decide whether you’d like a soft, neutral-foam feel (Puffy) or a slightly firmer, dense memory foam feel (Nectar).
Firmness— Again, this somewhat comes down to preference. If you want a firmer bed, go Nectar. If you want a slightly softer bed, go with Puffy.
That’s all we have for this comparison. We hope this post has been helpful. Thanks for choosing The Slumber Yard.
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Shipping, Returns, Trial Periods And Warranties
Shopping for and purchasing a bed online is a lot easier than most people realize. Bed-in-a-box companies like Puffy and Nectar try to make it as painless as possible for consumers. Let’s find out how, starting with Puffy.
The Puffy mattressships via FedEx for freeand arrives at your door compressed and rolled up in a box. From there, simply move the box to your room and then just unwrap and unroll the bed onto your frame or foundation. It’s a good idea to let the mattress breathe and fully inflate for a couple days before sleeping on it.
Once the mattress is delivered, Puffy offers you a101-night risk-free sleep trial. This is part of what makes shopping for a bed online so great. Basically, Puffy is giving you over three months to test their bed in the comfort of your own home (i.e. no annoying salesman standing over you) and decide whether you want to keep it. If you do, great. If you decide the Puffy mattress is not for you within the trial period, just contact customer support and they’ll take care of everything.
First, they’ll arrange for a third party service to come remove the mattress from your home for no additional charge. Once that occurs, just provide proof to Puffy that the mattress has indeed been picked up and they’ll issue you a refund in full. Next, Puffy backs their mattresses with alifetime warranty. You can read more about it on the company’s website. Now, it’s important to note that Puffy goes above and beyond the typical industry standards. Most online beds come with free delivery, free returns, a 100-night trial period, and a 10-year warranty.
Nectar goes above and beyond, as well. The Nectar mattress ships for free. However, instead of arriving in a box, it actually arrives rolled up in a protective bag. We have heard a few complaints, though, about the Nectar mattress taking a long time to arrive. That didn’t happen to us, but we’d say to be safe expect it to take 2-3 weeks from time of purchase to delivery.
Nectar is one of the few companies out there that offers a365-night trial period. Yes, the company gives you a full year to test the bed and decide whether you want to keep it. If you do decide to return it, the process works the same way as described above. Similar to Puffy, Nectar also backs their beds with aForever Warranty. Again, it might be a good idea to read more about it on the company’s website. All in all, Puffy and Nectar offer some of the most consumer-friendly policies in the bedding industry.
Nectar Mattress Reviews
A complete review of the affordable memory foam bed from Nectar Sleep.
Who Is This Bed Best For?
- Memory foam lovers
- Budget shoppers
- All types of sleepers (back, stomach, side, combo)
- Couples (good motion isolation and edge support)
- Folks that want a long trial period and warranty
Who Won’t Love This Bed?
- Individuals that dislike memory foam
- Folks who want a little bounce in their bed (no coils)
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Our reviews tend to be pretty detailed. If you’re in a rush, you can use the links below to jump to the exact section you want.
YouTube Review Of Nectar Sleep
We realize a lot of consumers would rather watch a video than read a lengthy written article so we put together a short video for you that discusses who might like the Nectar memory foam bed-in-a-box.
However, as with any major purchase, it’s always a good idea to conduct more research rather than less. Keep reading to learn more about this popular online bed.
Nectar Shipping, Returns, Unboxing & Warranty
Before we jump into the meat and potatoes of this review, let’s first cover the side dishes (or in this case, all the company policies). The Nectar mattressships for freeand will arrive at your door rolled up and compressed in a protective bag. It’s important to note that we have received a couple complaints from consumers about the Nectar mattress taking much longer to arrive than anticipated, so keep that in mind. If you do order the bed, don’t expect it to arrive the next day. It may take a week or two to arrive.
Once you unroll the bed, you should itlet it decompressand fully inflate for about 24-48 hours before using.
Once the mattress arrives, though, Nectar gives you a365-night trial period to test out the bed. Yes, that is correct, a full year. That’s 265 days more than what most bed-in-a-box companies offer.
If you decide you don’t like the mattress for any reason during that time period, just contact customer service and they will arrange for someone to pick up the mattress from your home free of charge. The entire return and refund process shouldn’t take longer than one or two weeks.
Nectar also backs their mattresses with what they call their“Forever Warranty.”Basically, in years 1-10, the company will replace the mattress no questions asked if defects are found. In years 10+, the company will either repair or re-cover the bed and cover all transportation costs if manufacturing defects or material failures are discovered. For more details on the warranty, be sure to visit the Nectar’s website.
One last thing. I know this matters to some people. From what we can discern, Nectar mattresses are manufactured overseas, but the company does operate inspection facilities located in the United States. Also, it’s worth noting thatthe foams used in the mattress are CertiPUR-US certified, meaning they are free from harmful chemicals like ozone depleters, mercury and lead.
How Much Is A Nectar Mattress?
Perhaps the best thing about the Nectar mattress is its price tag. It’s anaffordable memory foam bed. The mattress is about $100-$200 cheaper than what seems to be the industry average. Here’s how pricing breaks down by size.
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What’s also nice about Nectar is that the company usually throws in two free pillows when you buy a new bed. Check the green discount box on the right hand side of the screen to see if that particular promotion is still live. You can also just go to NectarSleep.com for more info on discounts and pricing.
Mattress Sizes & Dimensions (King, Queen, etc.)
Nectar is available in all the normal sizes including twin all the way up to California king. Here’s a breakdown of the dimensions for each size:
- Twin — 39″x 75″
- Twin XL — 39″x 80″
- Full — 54″ x 75″
- Queen — 60″ x 80″
- King — 76″ x 80″
- Cal King — 72″ x 84″
How Your Weight Affects The Mattress
As you progress through this review, it’s important to understand why your weight matters when mattress shopping. In short, no two people are the same and thus will have differing opinions on how particular mattresses feel. In our reviews, we write through the lens of an average sized person (150-250 lb), but things change slightly for people who fall outside that range.
For example, in general,heavy people (250+ lb)will feel like most mattresses are softer than what most other people think. This is because big folks place more pressure on a bed and will sink into the bed’s top layers more than the average person. On the other hand,lighter people (150 lb or less)will generally feel like most mattresses are a bit firmer than the average sized sleeper. Lighter people don’t place much stress on a bed, so they’ll sleep more on top of the mattress rather than sort of sinking into it.
Weight also plays a role in how warm or cool a mattress sleeps. As mentioned, heavier people will sink in more so there’s more of a chance the mattress will wrap or hug them and retain more heat, as opposed to lighter people who lay a little more flat on the top layers. Keep this mind as we talk about feel, firmness, and temperature regulation.
Nectar Mattress Design, Thickness & Topper
The Nectar mattress is an all-foam bed that is comprised of four layers and totals 11″ thick. It starts with a thick base layer of support foam. As the name implies, this layer serves as the foundation for the bed. Next is a layer of what the company calls its “Adaptive Hi Core Memory Foam.”
Don’t let the fancy name fool you, though—it’s basically just a dense layer of memory foam that pretty much acts as a transition layer from the support foam below. Next is a layer of gel-memory foam and then on top of that is another layer of gel-memory foam that is quilted into the cover. So in total, you havetwo layers of gel-memory foam on top for comfort and pressure relief.
Inside look at the construction of Nectar mattress
Wrapping the four layers of foam is a removable,tencel blend cover. It’s soft, comfortable, and sort of has a square design, which we think gives the mattress a premium look.
Nectar has a quilted cover with gel memory foam inside
Although the cover is technically removable, it’s recommended you do not remove it and machine wash it. Instead, if you happen to spill something on it or you have an accident (red wine, anyone?), you should just spot clean it with water and a dab of mild detergent.
Our Estimates For Firmness And Feel
As you can imagine, having three layers of memory foam, this bed has adistinct, dense memory foam feel. However, it’s a slightly different memory foam feel than a lot of other beds in that it’s actually quite firm at first. When you lay down on the bed, you don’t immediately sink down.
Rather, it’s more of a process. It takes about 4-6 seconds for the mattress to soften and the memory foam to contour around your body’s shape. Bottom line, we think it’s a very comfortable mattress.If you like the feel of memory foam, we’d bet good money you’d enjoy this bed.
Since it is a somewhat unique memory foam feel, it’s difficult to grade the firmness of the bed, but if pressed, we’d say it’saround a medium to medium-firm on the firmness scale. We think the mattress provides a pretty good balance between pressure relief and support, all things considered.
Is Nectar A Bed For All Sleeping Styles?
In short, yes, we see Nectar as a suitable bed regardless of which position you favor during the night. Let’s begin by discussing side sleepers first.
We thinkside sleepers will be just fineon this mattress. As discussed above, don’t let the initial firmness fool you. You slowly sink into the mattress and the top layers do a good job of cradling your hips and shoulders. All in all, the bed provides a good amount of pressure relief. Remember, the bed will also get softer over time, and will feel softer in warmer rooms.
Good amount of pressure relief for side sleepers
The only caveat we’d add is for extra petite sleepers. People who weigh around 100 lb might not sink in enough to truly experience all the pressure relief the top memory foam layers have to offer. If you want a bed that is great for petite side sleepers, make sure to check out our guide to the Best Soft & Plush Mattresses.
We also contend that, for a budget mattress, Nectar provides more thanadequate support under your hips, trunk, and lower back. You sink into the mattress, but not to the point where your spine is no longer properly aligned.
Great for back and stomach sleepers
Overall, we think the Nectar mattress is a great option for people who spend a lot of time on their back or stomach. Generally, these types of sleepers prefer mattresses that land on the firmer side of the spectrum and Nectar definitely fits the bill. If you’re looking for an even firmer bed, however, you can check out our list of the Best Firm Mattresses.
Given all that we discussed above, you can probably guess what we’re are going to say about combination sleepers, but I’ll save you the trouble. Yes, we thinkthis mattress is ideal for all kinds of sleepers.
However, keep in mind that since the bed does use multiple layers of memory foam, sleepers who are constantly switching positions may find itrequires a little more effort to switch from their back to their stomach, for example. Overall, this really isn’t a big deal. It’s pretty common with memory foam mattresses.
Is Nectar A Bed For Small & Average Size People?
Yes. In fact, it’s probably best for average and petite sized individuals. Average sized people (like Slumber Yard team members Matt and Jeff) find the mattress very supportive and accommodating. Smaller sized folks will like the bed as well, but keep in mind, it will feel slightly firmer to people who weigh less than 150 lb.
Is It Also A Viable Option For Heavy People?
This is a tough one to answer. On one side of the coin, you could argue that Nectar is a good choice since it’s thicker and a little firmer than the average all-foam bed-in-a-box. Generally, the thicker and firmer a mattress is, the less likely a big sleeper will sink in to the point where they lose proper alignment or even bottom out the bed.
On the other side of the coin, you could easily argue that aheavy person should go with a bed that contains coilsinstead, which is a very valid argument. Coil/spring mattresses are more supportive than dense foams and are also just more durable over the long haul. If pressed, we’d have to agree with the coil argument.
We pretty much always recommend heavy people go with a hybrid or innerspring bed. However, if you are dead set on an all-foam bed, the Nectar mattress is one of the better options out there.
What About Couples Who Share A Bed?
Two factors that are important for couples to consider are motion isolation and edge support. We are happy to report that the Nectar mattress performs well in both categories.
The bed does agood job of deadening movement. It passed our tests very easily. This subject is important for people that share a bed with a person that is constantly moving, whether they’re switching sleeping positions, rolling over to turn off the light, or getting up to grab a midnight snack.
The less movement that is transferred from one side of the bed to the other generally translates to a peaceful night of the sleep for both partners.
The Nectar mattress also providespretty decent edge support for an all-foam bed. A lot of hybrid and innerspring beds are better in this department, but the Nectar is still pretty solid, all things considered. As you approach the edge, there’s very little compression and you won’t feel as if you are going to slip right off.
Nectar holds its own along the edges
This particular situation comes into play a lot when one person likes to hog the middle of the bed, leaving the other person sort of stranded in a small area near the perimeter.
Not Hot Or Cold—Right In The Middle
Generally, we rate beds as either warm, cool, or neutral. In Nectar’s case,we’d give it a neutral designation. Histrionically, memory foam is known for retaining heat and sleeping warm. However, since Nectar uses gel-memory foam and it’s fairly firm, we don’t think it’s going to be an issue.
Bottom line, we don’t think you’ll heat up at night nor will the bed do anything special to keep you sleeping cool. Of course, this somewhat depends on your weight. Super heavy folks who sink in more than the average person and may find the mattress hugs them and retains a little more of their natural body heat.
Additionally, it’s important to realize that your mattress isn’t everything when it comes to sleeping temperature. There are a ton of other external factors that affect how warm or cool you sleep. I’m primarily referring to factors like what climate you live in, how often you run your air conditioner and whether you use an electric blanket.
Nectar Mattress Review: Verdict
Overall, we really like the Nectar mattress.For the price you pay, we think it’s an excellent value. In fact, we think so highly of the bed, it even made a few of our Best Lists. Obviously though, if you’re going to get this bed, you’ll have to really like the feel of memory foam.
What Makes The Nectar Mattress Special?
Shopping for a new mattress online these days can be a nightmare (pun intended). There are hundreds of choices, different types of foam and confusing advertisements. As such, you might be wondering how Nectar fits into the big picture. In our opinion, here’s what makes the Nectar mattress unique.
- Price– The Nectar mattress is one of the most affordable memory foam beds on the market. The fact that you can snag a queen size bed and two pillows for less than $800 is pretty awesome.
- Memory Foam Feel– If you like the feel of memory foam, it’s tough to beat Nectar. The bed uses three separate layers of memory foam, which makes for a soft, yet supportive sleeping surface.
- 365 Night Trial Period & Forever Warranty– The company is giving you a full year to test the bed! That’s crazy. There’s only a handful of bed-in-a-box companies that offer the same amount of time. For reference, the industry standard is a 100 night trial period and a 10 year warranty.
- Accommodates A Variety Of Sleepers– We like that the Nectar mattress works for all types of sleepers. It doesn’t matter whether you spend the majority of time on your side, back or stomach.
The Company’s Adjustable Base
The mattress is also compatible with adjustable bed frames, including the Nectar Adjustable Base. Here’s a look the mattress/adjustable base combo.
What the mattress looks like on Nectar’s adjustable bed frame
Nectar also tends to offer promotions if you get both the bed frame and mattress together. These sorts of bed frames can make watching TV and reading more enjoyable while you’re laying on your mattress.
Nectar Mattress Review
Although it was only launched in 2016, Nectar has quickly risen to the top of the mattress start-up industry. Boasting an exceptional year-long sleep trial and a “forever” warranty, the brand offers premium materials at a fraction of the price-tag touted by other big bed-in-a-box names.
Nectar’s specialty is memory foam. Currently, its catalog consists of two mattresses: its award-winning flagship, the Nectar Mattress, and its new luxury model, the Nectar Lush. Both models are designed to combat the traditional issues associated with memory foam, featuring cooling add-ons and high-density support. Additionally, the brand carries a number of bed-frames (both traditional and adjustable), sheet sets, mattress protectors, pillows, weighted blankets, and bundles that allow you to purchase a mattress with sleep accessories at a discounted rate.
In this guide, we’ll focus on Nectar’s flagship model. Read on to find our in-depth review on its specs, pros and cons, ideal demographic, and more.
In-depth Nectar Mattress Review
Nectar Mattress Sizing and Pricing
The Nectar Mattress is available in all standard sizes, including Twin XL and California King. It ranges from $499 to $999.
|Twin||39” x 75” x 11”||45 lbs||$499|
|Twin XL||39” x 80” x 11”||48 lbs||$569|
|Full||54” x 75” x 11”||68 lbs||$699|
|Queen||60” x 80” x 11”||74 lbs||$799|
|King||76” x 80” x 11”||89 lbs||$999|
|California King||72” x 84” x 11”||89 lbs||$999|
The Nectar is available in one firmness option, which falls at a 6.5 on the firmness scale. (The scale is from 1-10, with 10 being the most firm and 1 being the least firm.) A mattress with this rating is considered to be medium firm, the suggested starting point for all sleeping positions. Lighter sleepers who sleep on their sides may find the Nectar too firm for their liking, while heavier sleepers who sleep on their stomachs may find it provides inadequate support. Otherwise, the mattress should suit sleepers of all sleeping positions and weights.
The Nectar mattress can be shipped anywhere in the contiguous United States with no charge. Shipping to Hawaii and Alaska is available for an extra fee.
You can buy the Nectar mattress through the Nectar website, on Amazon, or at 1,500 mattress retailers across the United States.
The Nectar mattress is composed of four distinct foam layers to provide a combination of comfort, support, and durability. The topmost comfort layer is 1’’ of medical-grade visco-elastic memory foam, infused with gel for temperature regulation and quilted for a soft, airy cushion. This layer is wrapped in a mattress cover made of Tencel, a semi-synthetic fiber designed for wrinkle-resistance and extra softness. Underneath sits another 3’’ of gel-infused memory foam with a density of 3.5 pounds PCF, featuring additional cooling properties and a lump-free feel. The third layer down is composed of 1’’ of adaptive hi core 9.2 grade transition foam, which keeps the sleeper supported and prevents sinkage. All of this sits on a 6’’ base layer of high-density, 2.2 PCF support polyfoam, which stabilizes the mattress and is itself reinforced by a non-slip bottom mattress cover.
The Nectar mattress ships for free within the contiguous United States. While the Nectar mattress can be shipped to Hawaii and Alaska, it costs an extra $150. The Nectar mattress ships via FedEx Ground and typically takes 2-3 business days to arrive after the order ships, which typically takes place within 2-3 business days.
With White Glove Service, Nectar will arrange for the setup of your new mattress and removal of your old mattress.
White Glove Service is available for an extra $149. If you purchase more than one item and order White Glove Service, you’ll also be charged an extra fee of $45 for each additional item that requires setup. (Items in your order that don’t require set-up, such as bedding, will not incur any charge.)
Note that purchasing White Glove Service may make the delivery window longer due to scheduling, although Nectar says most customers still receive orders within 2-3 business days after shipping. The White Glove Service itself will reach out within 1-2 business days after your order is received.
Nectar offers a 365-night sleep trial for the Nectar mattress. You’ll actually get to keep the mattress for up to 395 nights, as Nectar begins the trial period 30 days after delivery. This mandatory grace period provides customers with enough time for their bodies to adjust and allows the mattress to fully decompress. If you choose not to keep the mattress within the 365-night trial period, you will be eligible for a full refund of the price of the mattress. Nectar will help arrange for the disposal or donation of the mattress.
The Nectar mattress offers a “forever” warranty. This warranty protects the original purchaser from defects in the mattress’s materials, construction, quality, and/or durability. For the first 10 years, Nectar offers to replace the mattress at no extra cost to you (including shipping fees) if the mattress is found to be defective. After the first 10 years, Nectar offers to repair or replace your mattress, with customers paying a $50 transportation fee each way. This fee is waived if Nectar determines the mattress to be defective.
Nectar Mattress Performance
Like most other foam mattresses, the Nectar offers exceptional motion isolation. The Nectar mattress’s foam layers absorb motion, which prevents it from transferring across the surface of the bed. With two layers of memory foam totaling 4 inches thick, the motion isolation in the Nectar mattress may be even more pronounced than it is comparable foam mattress. This means you might not even notice if your partner is tossing and turning during the night.
Foam mattresses do not traditionally offer reinforced edges. Without reinforced edges, the outer perimeter of the bed may compress and feel unstable when you sit or sleep close to the edge. While the Nectar mattress does not offer reinforced edges, the dense foam layers may prevent some of the edge instability associated with other foam mattresses.
Foam mattresses hug to the body, which can trap heat. If you tend to sleep hot, the heat retention often associated with foam mattresses could be uncomfortable. As with many other foam mattresses, the Nectar mattress may trap some heat. However, two layers of gel memory foam are designed to offer cooling and breathability, so the Nectar mattress may perform better than many foam mattresses on the market.
When first unpackaged, foam mattresses often have a slight odor from the manufacturing and compression processes. Like other foam mattresses, the Nectar mattress may initially off-gas. However, the odor should dissipate within a few hours to a few days as long as the mattress is left in a well-ventilated space.
The Nectar mattress offers four layers of foam of varying thickness and density. This combination offers good contouring, which provides support and promotes proper alignment. While owners generally report good support from the Nectar mattress, some couples and sleepers over 230 pounds may find the support insufficient over time.
Memory foam is renowned for its ability to conform to the body by responding to heat and weight. The Nectar mattress features two layers of memory foam: one layer that uses 1 inch of quilted gel memory foam, and one layer with 3 inches of 3.5 PCF gel memory foam. Because these memory foam layers are thicker than many other mattresses provide, the Nectar mattress may offer more conforming than most other mattresses on the market.
Since the Nectar mattress was first introduced in 2017, the long-term durability of the mattress is unproven. However, the Nectar mattress is composed of high-quality foams, which should bode well for its durability. Plus, the lifetime warranty should protect consumers if the mattress proves to be less durable than expected.
Like other memory foam mattresses, the Nectar mattress responds to heat and pressure to conform to the body. This could limit movement and provide less bounce than most couples prefer for sex. However, the Nectar mattress is slightly firmer than many other foam mattresses, which might make it easier to move around on the surface.
Like other foam mattresses, the Nectar mattress is virtually silent. Since the memory foam absorbs movement, you are unlikely to hear the creaking and shifting associated with some mattresses. If you are easily disturbed by mattress noises, the Nectar mattress is a great choice for you.
|NectarSleep.com||4.5/5 (18,551 reviews)|
|Amazon||4/5 (1,523 reviews)|
|Google Shopping||68% positive (1,367 ratings)|
What Type of Sleeper Is Well Suited to a Nectar mattress?
Side Sleepers:Sleeping on your side can create pressure points, which could leave you with aches and pains. The Nectar mattress’s two layers of memory foam total four inches. This provides enough memory foam to allow the heaviest parts of the body, like the hips, sink in. Not only can this relieve pressure for side sleepers, but it can also promote proper alignment. Note that side sleepers who weigh less than 130 lbs may find the mattress slightly too firm.
Back Sleepers:Back sleepers usually require a balance between contouring and support. Too much contouring can be problematic, but just the right amount of contouring can support proper alignment. The Nectar mattress is a medium-firm mattress, so back sleepers are unlikely to sink in too deeply. The contouring provided by the two layers of memory foam should be sufficient to promote good spinal alignment for most back sleepers.
Stomach Sleepers: Stomach sleepers often benefit from a mattress that can accommodate their unique pressure points while preventing them from sinking in too deeply. The memory foam layers in the Nectar mattress can offer pressure relief for most stomach sleepers, while the overall firmness may prevent excessive sinking that could put undue strain on the back. However, the mattress may be slightly too firm for stomach sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds. Note that the mattress may not provide adequate support for some stomach sleepers who weigh above 230 lbs.
|Below Average Weight (under 130 lbs)||Average Weight (130-230 lbs)||Above Average Weight (above 230 lbs)|
Customer Service: Nectar owners give Nectar’s customer service mixed reviews. Based on our research, around half of customers report positive experiences with Nectar’s customer service.
Reputation: Nectar is still relatively new to the mattress industry, so it has yet to establish a strong reputation.
BBB Rating: Nectar Sleep receives an A- from the Better Business Bureau and is not currently accredited. Nectar Sleep has received 582 customer complaints to the Better Business Bureau within the last 3 years.
Years in Business: Nectar launched in 2016.
Physical Stores: Nectar Sleep has a company store in Tysons Corner, VA. The Nectar mattress is also available at hundreds of furniture and mattress stores across the United States.
The Nectar is a good choice for sleepers who want a high-end memory foam mattress at an entry-level price. What it lacks in bells and whistles it makes up for in reliability, performance, and exceptional policies. Its four layers work together to combat traditional memory foam’s notorious heat-trapping and sinking properties, while enhancing the amount of support and contour usually found in the material. This makes it surprisingly versatile: whereas most memory foam mattresses fail sleepers on either the lighter or heavier ends of the spectrum, or else those who sleep on their backs and stomachs, the Nectar is suitable for all sleeping positions and weights (with only two exceptions).
Additionally, it comes with one of the best sleep trial and warranty policies on the market. In an industry where sleep trials average 3-4 months, Nectar’s is 365-nights long (395 if you count the mandatory 30-day grace period). Paired with a “forever” (or lifetime) warranty, this makes its relatively affordable price tag one of the better deals in the bed-in-a-box sphere.
Of course, with this price, you won’t find any fancy technology or jaw-dropping innovations. The Nectar is still recognizably made of memory foam, which means those who tend to sleep hot may still have temperature regulation issues despite the gel-infused layers and Tencel cover, while those in need of plenty of edge support will still sink when they roll towards the perimeter. A lack of data surrounding the mattress’ longevity and durability should be noted as well.
Nevertheless, if you’re new to memory foam and not sure where to start, the Nectar is an affordable and reliable place to begin.
See How Bed-in-a-Box Mattresses are Packed in Factories
Last Updated on August 23, 2018
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One of the best things about the revolutionary bed-in-a-box industry is that most customers no longer have to struggle to get a full-sized mattress through the doorway, past narrow hallways and up the stairs.
Online mattresses today come in a compact box that’s smaller than the box your fridge came in. Getting it inside is a breeze.
Setting up the mattress is just as easy. See my blog post on how to set up a bed-in-a-box in a box mattress in less than 15 minutes.
But have you ever wondered how they manage to get such a big mattress to fit into such a small box? Does it damage the mattress? Can all types mattresses be compressed into a box or is it only some?
I’ll answer all those questions in this post.
How The Mattress Gets Into the Box
This is a video of a Dromma Bed memory foam mattress getting packed into a box using a large automated machine.
Most bed-in-a-box mattresses are packed using the same process.
The first step is compressing the mattress into less than half its thickness using a powerful hydraulic press. This makes folding and rolling it up much easier.
The machine then folds the mattress in half and rolls it up into a cylinder. All that’s left now is to pack the rolled up mattress into a box.
But doesn’t this damage the mattress?
Not at all. Mattress foams, especially memory foam, are incredibly resilient. They can be pressed down and regain their shape many times over.
If they did not have this ability, your mattress would only last a few months before it sags hopelessly out of shape.
Every morning when you wake up, the foam goes back to its original flat shape. Of course it can only recover so many times.
That’s why mattresses have lifespans of around 10 years (longer for innerspring mattresses).
When you unbox the new mattress and unroll it over your bed, it immediately begins to expand to its normal height. This takes a while.
You can sleep on the mattress after an hour or so but it takes around a couple of days for the mattress to regain its full size.
The only concern of shipping the mattresses this way is off-gassing. These mattresses are usually packed into a tight box immediately after they are manufactured. That ‘fresh foam’ smell doesn’t get a chance to dissipate.
That’s why most bed-in-a-box mattresses tend to have slightly more off-gassing than other mattresses though it fades away in a few days.
But rest assured that compressing it does not cause any permanent deterioration or reduce its lifespan…unless it’s a spring mattress.
Can Innerspring Mattresses be Compressed?
Usually, no. Innerspring mattresses are often delivered as they are with just protective packaging around them.
This is because trying to compress the mattress would warp and bend the innersprings, causing permanent damage. Unlike memory or latex foam, pocketed coils can’t bounce back after being bent.
So if you are planning to buy an innerspring mattress, make sure it can get through the doorway and up the stairs.
If you are afraid that it will not fit, check whether the company offers the option of split mattresses. This is usually only possible with Queen and King sizes. You may have to pay extra for a split mattress.
I’d also recommend paying for white glove delivery. The mattress will be delivered and set up for you. Trying to carry a heavy spring mattress to the bedroom is a lot of work even for two people.
What are The Advantages of Compressing a Mattress into a Box?
A boxed mattress is easier and cheaper to ship.
You might be wondering what’s the point to all this. Can’t they just delivery the mattress the good old way?
It’s all about logistics and saving money.
Compressed mattresses take less space and are easier and faster to ship to customers.
Companies also spend less on shipping boxed mattresses and the savings are passed down to customers in form of free delivery and cheaper mattress prices.
It also makes things so much easier for customers. You don’t have to lug a heavy full-sized mattress up the stairs. Just carry the box inside and unbox the mattress right on the bed.
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