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Nectar Mattress Review

The Bottom Line.

  • The Nectar Mattress is made with three layers of memory foam for consistent pressure relief and motion isolation.
  • Mid-level firmness offers balanced support for most sleepers.
  • The mattress offers high-quality construction at a lower price than most competing models, making it a high-value option.

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Nectar Mattress Overview

Nectar Sleep is a U.S. mattress and bedding company headquartered in Palo Alto, CA. The company’s flagship memory-foam bed is known as theNectar Mattress.

The Nectar Mattress is constructed with a top layer of quilted gel memory foam, followed by a secondary layer of gel memory foam. The bed also features a high-density memory foam transitional layer and a support core made of high-density polyfoam. The removable cover is a blend of TENCEL™ lyocell and cotton. The mattress measures 11 inches thick. Its feel is considered medium-firm, which corresponds to a 6 on the 1-10 firmness scale.

This review will take a closer look at the Nectar Mattress in terms of construction, pricing, and overall performance. We’ll also compare the Nectar Mattress with other leading all-foam beds and discuss Nectar Sleep’s shipping, return, and warranty policies.

Table of Contents

Meet Our Testing Team

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Recommended for.

  • Side, back, and stomach sleepers who weigh at least 130 pounds.The mattress has a medium-firm feel that supports sleepers in this weight group without sinking too much.
  • People who usually sleep hot on all-foam beds.The Nectar does not absorb as much body heat as other all-foam models, largely due to the low- and medium-density comfort layers.
  • Couples, particularly those who awaken easily due to movement or noise during the night.
  • Value seekers.The Nectar offers unmatched quality at its below-average price-point.

Not Recommended for.

  • Lighter weight sleepers under 130 lbs.The mattress may feel too firm for lighter people.
  • Sleepers who prefer to sleep “on” versus “in” a mattress.The bed provides a deep, body-hugging sensation that some sleepers find uncomfortable.

Tuck’s Video Review

Our testing team evaluated the Nectar Mattress for conforming, motion isolation, edge support, and other performance factors. Check out their findings in the video below.

Ratings Summary

Tuck’s testing team conducted an extensive evaluation of the Nectar Mattress. Our review and rating process consists of three parts: in-house evaluation, external sleep testing, and data collection of verified owner experiences. To learn more about our review process, read our methodology here.

Our performance criteria and ratings for the bed are listed in the table below.

Mattress Performance Ratings

Durability

Specifies how long the product maintains structure, providing comfort and support before it begins to deteriorate. For reference, the average mattress lifespan is 6-8 years.

Our testing showed the dense foam layers of the Nectar offer average to above-average durability, with an expected lifespan of six to seven years.

Durability

Specifies how long the product maintains structure, providing comfort and support before it begins to deteriorate. For reference, the average mattress lifespan is 6-8 years.

Our testing showed the dense foam layers of the Nectar offer average to above-average durability, with an expected lifespan of six to seven years.

Motion Isolation

A measure of how effectively a mattress absorbs motion across its surface, preventing partner disturbance.

The Nectar mattress absorbs and minimizes motion to a significant extent, and should curb nighttime sleep disruptions for most. Our tests show minimal movement across the surface of the bed.

Motion Isolation

A measure of how effectively a mattress absorbs motion across its surface, preventing partner disturbance.

The Nectar mattress absorbs and minimizes motion to a significant extent, and should curb nighttime sleep disruptions for most. Our tests show minimal movement across the surface of the bed.

Off-gassing

Most new products emit chemical smells after being removed from packaging. Off-gassing odors are considered non-toxic, but can be quite unpleasant nonetheless.

Off-gassing odors have been reported for newer Nectar mattresses, but these smells tend to dissipate within a few days.

Off-gassing

Most new products emit chemical smells after being removed from packaging. Off-gassing odors are considered non-toxic, but can be quite unpleasant nonetheless.

Off-gassing odors have been reported for newer Nectar mattresses, but these smells tend to dissipate within a few days.

Pressure Relief

This refers to the degree to which a mattress molds to or cradles the contours of the body. This helps alleviate pressure point pain, especially on the hips and shoulders.

Dual layers of memory foam offer close conforming and pressure and pain relief in the neck, shoulders, and other sensitive areas.

Pressure Relief

This refers to the degree to which a mattress molds to or cradles the contours of the body. This helps alleviate pressure point pain, especially on the hips and shoulders.

Dual layers of memory foam offer close conforming and pressure and pain relief in the neck, shoulders, and other sensitive areas.

Temperature Neutrality

The temperature of a mattress throughout the night is affected by how much body heat is retained. Several factors affect temperature neutrality, including material composition, layer thickness, and dissipation of heat through airflow.

The Nectar mattress sleeps somewhat warm, but the lyocell cover and gel memory foam offer more breathability than many competing memory foam models

Temperature Neutrality

The temperature of a mattress throughout the night is affected by how much body heat is retained. Several factors affect temperature neutrality, including material composition, layer thickness, and dissipation of heat through airflow.

The Nectar mattress sleeps somewhat warm, but the lyocell cover and gel memory foam offer more breathability than many competing memory foam models

Edge Support

The degree to which the perimeter of the mattress supports body weight. In some cases, mattresses may sink when weight is applied. This sinkage, often called “roll-off”, affects how closely you might sleep to the edge of the bed.

The Nectar mattress offers better edge support than most all-foam mattresses at this price range due to its dense foam layers, though some owners have reported sinkage after less than one year of use.

Edge Support

The degree to which the perimeter of the mattress supports body weight. In some cases, mattresses may sink when weight is applied. This sinkage, often called “roll-off”, affects how closely you might sleep to the edge of the bed.

The Nectar mattress offers better edge support than most all-foam mattresses at this price range due to its dense foam layers, though some owners have reported sinkage after less than one year of use.

Noise

Certain mattresses – particularly those with coils – can be quite noisy when bearing weight. Others are nearly silent. Material composition is often the limiting factor for noise potential.

The Nectar mattress is virtually silent when bearing weight.

Noise

Certain mattresses – particularly those with coils – can be quite noisy when bearing weight. Others are nearly silent. Material composition is often the limiting factor for noise potential.

The Nectar mattress is virtually silent when bearing weight.

Mattresses that are bouncier and more responsive tend to be better for sex, as they’re easier to change positions on. In contrast, unresponsive mattresses can cause couples to have trouble switching positions.

The Nectar mattress has some bounce, but — like many memory foam models — it may not be responsive enough for most couples.

Mattresses that are bouncier and more responsive tend to be better for sex, as they’re easier to change positions on. In contrast, unresponsive mattresses can cause couples to have trouble switching positions.

The Nectar mattress has some bounce, but — like many memory foam models — it may not be responsive enough for most couples.

As you can see from our findings, the Nectar Mattress excels in several areas, such as pressure relief and motion isolation. You can find a more in-depth look at our Nectar Mattress ratings below.

Sleep Position Ratings

As part of our ratings process, we evaluated the Nectar Mattress across different body types and preferred sleep positions. In addition to physical testing, we surveyed our sleep expert team and analyzed reviews from verified mattress owners and customers. Our findings are listed in the table below.

For more information on sleeping positions please see our guides for side, back, stomach and combination sleepers.

WeightLightAverageHeavy
Sleep PositionLess than 130 LBS130 LBS – 230 LBSGreater than 230 LBS
Side
Back
Stomach

Nectar Mattress Awards

Due to positive ratings from our testing team and owners in general, the Nectar Mattress has earned the following awards in Tuck Mattress Guides:

Best Memory Foam Mattresses

Best Mattresses for Side Sleepers

Best Mattresses for Back Pain

Best Mattresses for Larger People

Best Mattresses for Couples

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How Is the Nectar Mattress Constructed?

Cover

The Nectar Mattress has a cover made from a blend of TENCEL™ lyocell and cotton. Both of these materials are fairly breathable. The cover is also removable and machine-washable for easier cleaning.

Comfort Layers

The mattress has two comfort layers. The 1-inch top layer is made of quilted gel memory foam with a density of 4 PCF, and the 3-inch secondary layer is made of 3.5 PCF gel memory foam. These layers conform very closely to the body without sinking too deeply. The result is a noticeable body hug that can alleviate aches and pains, prevent pressure points from building, and improve spinal alignment for side sleepers.

The foam also distributes weight evenly and consistently, making the bed especially well-suited for heavier sleepers.

Transitional Layer

The mattress has a transitional layer of high-density memory foam that measures 1.75 inches. Most competing memory foam mattresses have transitional layers made of polyfoam. The Nectar’s added memory foam component enhances the body-hug sensation of its comfort layers without sagging too much.

Support Layers

The Nectar Mattress has a support core of 2.2 PCF high-density polyfoam measuring 5.25 inches thick. Along with the transitional layer, the polyfoam base provides a firm base for the softer comfort layers. The result is a balanced, medium-firm feel that conforms closely without compromising overall support.

Mattress Height

The mattress measures 11 inches thick. This is slightly thicker than the average mattress, making it a good option for people who struggle getting on and off shorter beds, but the Nectar is still considered a medium-profile mattress.

Product NameFirmnessThicknessSupport Core ComponentsComfort Layer ComponentsCover Components
Nectar Mattress6 (medium-firm)11″1 3/4″ HD Memory Foam
5 1/4″ 2.2 PCF HD Polyfoam
1″ 4 PCF Gel Memory Foam
3″ 3.5 PCF Gel Memory Foam
TENCEL™ Lyocell and Cotton Blend

What Are the Firmness and Feel Like?

The Nectar Mattress is an ideal option for sleepers who enjoy surfaces with deep contouring and cradling. This is largely due to the bed’s thick, four-layer design that includes memory foam comfort and transitional layers. Most sleepers settle into the mattress for a noticeable body-hugging sensation. This can alleviate discomfort for those with chronic pain, and prevent new aches and pains from forming.

Nectar Sleep advertises the mattress as “plush but highly supportive,” rating it as a 6 on the 1-10 firmness scale. Our testers agree with this assessment. This setting is optimal for many side, back, and stomach sleepers weighing 130 pounds or more. The mattress may be too firm for some lightweight sleepers, and as a result, they may not experience the same pressure relief as heavier individuals.

Ratings Breakdown

Performance Ratings

Next, let’s take a closer look at our performance ratings for the Nectar Mattress. These ratings are based on findings from our internal and external testing teams, as well as verified owner and customer experiences with the mattress.

Durability

Nectar Sleep has been in business since 2016. Due to how new the company is, we’re basing our durability ratings off of the materials used in the bed, quality of construction, and owner experience data over time.

Given the use of dense, high-quality foams and solid construction, we expect the bed to be quite durable based on the average mattress lifespan of 7-8 years. While we recommend the Nectar for average to heavyweight sleepers, there is always the possibility of body impressions over time, so we recommend rotating the mattress regularly. Lightweight sleepers are far less likely to notice any body impressions over the lifetime of the mattress.

Motion Isolation

The Nectar mattress performed very well in our motion isolation tests. Both our internal testing team and our overnight sleep testers found they couldn’t feel any partner movement throughout the night. This is expected of memory foam mattresses with slower response foams, so our findings are on par with initial expectations.

Given that, we believe the Nectar is a great option for sleepers who are easily disturbed by movements on the bed’s surface.

Off-Gassing

We found that the Nectar had a distinct odor for a few days after unpacking, but eventually dissipated and wasn’t an issue after the initial few days. This is quite normal for a memory foam bed, but customers should keep this in mind when purchasing a Nectar mattress.

For a bit more explanation, off-gassing often occurs with newer mattresses because unpacking them releases volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air. VOCs are relatively harmless but they carry a distinct odor that many liken to plastic or rubber.

Pressure Relief

Body conforming is a key strength of the Nectar Mattress. Our testing found that the two memory foam comfort layers absorb and cradle the body, conforming evenly to different areas and evenly distributing weight across the surface.

Our testers noted that the experience of sleeping on a Nectar is more like sleeping “in” versus “on” a bed, especially for heavier individuals. Those who enjoy that sensation will find the Nectar Mattress comfortable and supportive. On the other hand, people who prefer sleeping on – not in – a mattress may not be as satisfied with the bed.

Temperature Neutrality

Our in-house and external testing found that the Nectar mattress traps some heat throughout a night of sleep. In general, low- and medium-density memory foam layers sleep a bit cooler than higher-density memory foam. Nectar has both medium- and low-density foams in its comfort layers, making it a slightly cooler option than other memory foam competitors on the market.

The Nectar does use more breathable materials in its cover, TENCEL™ lyocell and cotton. These fabrics offer better breathability than other common cover materials, such as polyester or rayon.

Ultimately the Nectar performed better with temperature neutrality than a lot of all-foam beds out there, but customers should be aware that it does have the potential to sleep a bit warm throughout the night.

Edge Support

The Nectar mattress performed as we expected in our edge support testing. Like other all-foam mattresses, we found significant sinkage when sitting on or sleeping close to the edge. But when compared to similarly constructed mattresses, it did perform a bit better than average, which gave the mattress a slight leg up in our rating for this criteria.

Noise

The Nectar is silent. This is a common trait of all-foam mattresses. Noise from a mattress is usually associated with a coil system in the support core or comfort layers. Since the Nectar features an all-foam design, we found absolutely no noise issues with the bed. Coupled with superior motion isolation, the lack of noise makes the Nectar a great option for sleepers who are easily disturbed during the night.

The Nectar Mattress, like many competing memory foam beds, responds slowly and doesn’t have the bounce that is usually associated with innerspring and hybrid beds. Some sleepers find this sinkage makes switching positions difficult, which can make sex more challenging. That said, with deeper sinkage comes more traction, so if changing positions isn’t as important to you, the mattress can offer this as a benefit.

The Nectar’s construction makes it produce no noise and hence very discreet during sex. Better-than-average edge support also ensures couples can take advantage of the full surface of the mattress.

Sleeper Ratings

Now, let’s discuss our sleeper ratings for the Nectar Mattress.

The ideal firmness and thickness settings for a mattress largely depend on a sleeper’s body weight, shape, and preferred sleep position. In order to better inform our readers and avoid subjectivity in our review, the Tuck team evaluated the bed with sleep testers of varying body types and position preferences.

Lightweight Sleepers – Less than 130 lbs.

Our lightweight testers found the Nectar was fairly firm. While the mattress offered good overall support, these testers did not experience the same deep body-cradling and pressure relief as our heavier testers. Instead, lighter weight folks might find the Nectar has a floating feel, owing to its medium-firm build.

Lightweight sleepers typically prefer soft to medium-soft beds because they hug the body closely to alleviate aches and pains. That being said, our testers agreed that people weighing less than 130 pounds who prefer firmer beds will likely find the Nectar comfortable.

Average Weight Sleepers – 130 to 230 lbs.

Our average weight testers found the Nectar very supportive. They experienced consistent body-cradling and pressure relief with little to no sagging. This was true across all sleep positions.

Sleepers who weigh 130 to 230 pounds tend to prefer medium to medium-firm mattresses because they offer a balance of cushioning and support. Our testers’ findings for the Nectar were consistent with this general trend.

Heavyweight Sleepers – More than 230 lbs.

Our heavyweight testers also found the Nectar very supportive. They noted some sagging associated with the body-hugging feel of memory foam, but the transitional and base foam layers provided strong reinforcement for the bed.

Most heavyweight sleepers tend to prefer beds with medium-firm to firm settings. Softer surfaces often sag too much on the surface, resulting in uneven support, and the beds are more vulnerable to heavy sinkage along the edges. Although there are firmer beds on the market, our testers believe the Nectar is a good option for heavier people who prefer mid-level firmness settings.

Heavier sleepers also tend to prefer mattresses with thicker comfort layers because they make getting on and off the bed easier. The Nectar has roughly 4 inches of comfort layer foam, which is reasonably thick and may be more suitable for heavier individuals.

Pricing and Discounts

  • Twin$499
  • Twin XL$569
  • Full$699
  • Queen$799
  • King$999
  • California King$999

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How Does the Nectar Mattress Compare to Other Beds?

Comparing models is a crucial aspect of mattress shopping. Below, you’ll find how the Nectar Mattress stacks up against four competing models with similar designs or components.

Nectar vs. The Casper

The Nectar and the Casper are both designed with pressure-relieving memory foam comfort layers and a high-density support system for added stability. They also isolate motion transfer very well and sleep fairly cool compared to other all-foam beds.

However, the Casper is somewhat softer with a medium (5) feel. Lighter people may experience more body-cradling and pressure relief, but heavier individuals may find the bed sags a bit too much. The Casper is reasonably priced given its high-quality design, but also more expensive than the Nectar. For more information, check out our Nectar vs. Casper Mattress Comparison.

Nectar vs. Leesa

The all-foam Leesa is another bed that shares several similarities with the Nectar. Both mattresses have mid-level firmness, and while the Leesa is slightly softer, overall support for both beds is fairly consistent across different weight groups and sleep positions.

The Nectar and Leesa also have comparable designs, including memory foam comfort layers, high-density support systems, and TENCEL™ blend covers. The Nectar costs less than the Leesa, thus making it the higher-value option, but both beds offer high-quality construction at a reasonable price-point. Read more about these two beds in our Nectar vs. Leesa Mattress Comparison.

Nectar vs. Tuft & Needle

The T&N Mattress from Tuft & Needle is constructed differently than the Nectar. Rather than memory foam, the T&N features standard polyfoam in its 3-inch comfort layer and high-density base. Although polyfoam does not cradle the body like memory foam, the T&N Mattress alleviates pressure for most sleepers and isolates motion transfer very well.

Both beds have a similar medium-firm feel. Like the Nectar, the T&N Mattress sleeps fairly cool compared to all-foam competitors. And while the Nectar costs more than the T&N Mattress, each bed offers exceptional quality at a very low price-point. Check out our Nectar vs. Tuft & Needle Mattress Comparison to learn more.

Nectar vs. DreamCloud

The DreamCloud is a mattress with a hybrid construction, rather than an all-foam model. It has multiple layers of memory foam over a bed of pocketed coils. Both mattresses have similar firmness ratings, although the Nectar is slightly softer and better suited to lightweight and average sleepers. The DreamCloud’s firmer feel and coil system gives it a stronger degree of support for averageweight and heavyweight sleepers.

Both mattresses use memory foam layers and perform similarly in a few respects, but their constructions give each distinct advantages. As a foam bed, the Nectar is better at relieving pressure, isolating motion, and absorbing noise. The DreamCloud’s hybrid build boosts its durability, as well as providing more edge support, and helping it to sleep cooler. The Nectar costs less than the DreamCloud, although both beds provide a great value for their price-points. Learn more about how these two beds stack up in our Nectar vs. DreamCloud Mattress Comparison.

Nectar Mattress

Casper

Leesa Mattress

T&N Mattress

DreamCloud Mattress

MATTRESS TYPEFoamFoamFoamFoamHybridPRICE RANGE$799$995.00$999$506$1,199FIRMNESS OPTION6.55.556.56.5AVAILABILITYonline, in-storeonline, in-storeonline, in-storeonlineOnlineSLEEP TRIAL365 nights100 nights100 nights100 nights365 nightsWARRANTY LENGTHLimited Lifetime10 Year, Limited10 Year, Limited10 Year, Non-proratedLifetime

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Where Can I Buy the Nectar Mattress?

The Nectar Mattress is available on the Nectar website. It is also sold through multiple retailers, including Amazon.com.

Where Do They Ship?

Nectar ships mattresses to all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

White Glove Delivery?

White Glove delivery is available for a flat fee of $149. This service includes in-home assembly and old mattress removal upon request.

Old Mattress Removal?

Old mattress removal is included in the base fee for White Glove delivery, but this service is not available with standard deliveries.

Full Delivery Policy

The delivery policy for Nectar mattresses is as follows:

  1. Nectar deliveries are coordinated throughFedEx Ground. Most customers will receive their mattress withinone to five business days. In the event of ashipping delay, Nectar will contact the customer and provide adelivery date estimate;the company will alsomodify the deliveryupon request.
  2. Those who requestWhite Glove deliveryshould plan to receive their mattress withinthree to seven business days.

Trial Period and Warranty Details

Trial Period and Guarantee

Nectar offers a365-night sleep trialfor all mattresses.

  1. There is amandatory 30-day break-in period. Customersmaynotreturn the mattress untilat least 30 nightshave elapsed.
  2. Nectar will cover allshipping and handling costsrelated to the mattress return.
  3. Nectar willcoordinate pickup servicesfor all mattress returns atno cost to the owner. Customersdo notneed to keep the original mattress packaging.
  4. Mattress exchangesare available as part of Nectar’s return policy. Those who wish to exchange their current mattress for a different model mustpurchase the replacementbefore receiving a refund for the original model.

Warranty

Nectar offers alifetime warranty(also known as the ‘Forever Warranty’) for all mattresses:

  1. Warranty coverage will begin on thedate of original purchase, and is divided into two periods. For thefirst 10 years, Nectar willreplacedefective mattressesat no cost to the owner, includingshipping and transportation fees. Nectar still replaces defective mattressesafter 10 years, but owners must pay aflat charge of $50 each wayfor shipping and transportation.
  2. The Nectar mattress isdesigned for useon a ‘firm, solid-surface, on a bed base that is structurally capable of supporting the weight of the Mattress and user(s)’. These include platform beds, box springs, flat bases, and other types of ‘suitable bed frame or dedicated clean and flat flooring area’. Use of an improper foundation will result in thewarranty being voided.
  3. The warrantywill cover surface indentationsof1.5 inches or more. Other covered defects includephysical flaws that cause foams to deteriorateandmanufacturing flaws associated with the cover.
  4. The warrantywill not cover indentations less than 1.5 inches. This is considered normal wear and tear. The warranty also does not cover issues related tochanges in the owner’s comfort preferencesorburns, cuts, stains, and other types of physical damage.
  5. Replacing a mattresswill notresult in anew warranty. All replacements fall under thesame lifetime warrantyas the original model.
  6. The warranty isnon-transferable, and only applies to original owners who purchase their mattress directly from Nectar or an authorized retailer. Those who buy or acquire their mattress from the original owner or an unauthorized Nectar retailerwill notreceive warranty coverage.

Company Information

Customer Service

6 out of 10 customers have had a positive experience with Nectar Sleep

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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Review Outline

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.

SizePrice (MSRP)
Twin$499
Twin XL$569
Full$699
Queen$799
King / Cal King$999

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

✔️Customer Rating:4.8/5
✔️Mattress Advisor Score:8.7/10
✔️Type:Gel Memory Foam
✔️Firmness:Medium-Firm
✔️Free Shipping & Returns
✔️365-Night Sleep Trial
✔️Lifetime Warranty

$399 of FREE Accessories with Every Mattress!

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The bottom line:The Nectar mattress is a great choice for any type of sleeper who is looking for a memory foam mattress on a budget. With its generous full-year trial period and lifetime warranty, you can be confident that you won’t regret your Nectar purchase.

Who Is the Nectar Mattress Best For?

Nectar is best for:Nectar may not be best for:
  • Budget-conscious shoppers
  • Indecisive shoppers (you have a whole year to make up your mind!)
  • Couples who share a bed
  • Back, stomach and side sleepers
  • Memory foam shoppers
  • People of average weight and size
  • People who sleep hot
  • Combination sleepers (you change positions throughout the night)
  • Heavier people
  • People who prefer to sleep on an elevated surface (the Nectar will hug you)

Nectar Mattress Review Highlights

The Nectar mattress is one of the best budget mattresses you can buy online. This memory foam mattress has a long history of happy customers who sleep soundly each night. In this review, we’ll tell you everything you should know about the Nectar – including sizes, price , customer feedback, and pros and cons – to help you decide if this mattress is right for you.

Read on to learn why the Nectar mattress is such a great value.

What we love about the Nectar:

  • It’s one of the best mattresses for side sleepers due to its pressure relieving properties.
  • The Nectar mattress has a happy (and well-rested) customer base – they have overwhelmingly positive reviews and fewer than 3% of customers end up returning their mattress.
  • Nectar’s proprietary cover is specifically designed to keep out dust mites.
  • Nectar is so confident that they make the best mattress for the price that they offer a lifetime warranty and sleep trial period that lasts an entire year.
  • You can already purchase the Nectar at a reasonable price point, but they often run discounts and special offers to sweeten the deal even more.

Video Review of the Nectar Mattress

Take a look at our Nectar mattress review video and see how it performed in our testing to help you determine if this could be the mattress for you.

Note:At the time of our testing, we spoke with customers who were experiencing a 2-4 week waiting period for their mattress to be delivered. We have since confirmed that Nectar switched their supplier and is now shipping mattresses the same day that orders are placed. Additionally, the price for a queen mattress is now $799.

Mattress Advisor Score for the Nectar Mattress

See how the Nectar mattress scored in each of our tests. We rate each factor on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the best. Then, we calculate our final Mattress Advisor score using a weighted average. You can learn more about our review and scoring process here.

Mattress Advisor TestScore (Out of 10)
Shipping9
Trial Period10
Return Policy10
Warranty10
Set-Up8
Motion Transfer8.5
Edge Support9
Pressure Relief8.5
Spine Alignment7.5
Responsiveness8.5
Cooling7.75
Durability8.5
Customer Service8.5
Social Impact5
⭐Total Score for the Nectar Mattress: 8.7/10⭐

Nectar Performance Highlights

  • The first couple of things that set Nectar apart from other mattresses are thesleep trial periodandwarranty. Nectar certainly beats out competition by offering a full calendar year to try out their mattress and a warranty that lasts as long as you own the mattress. Typically, we see trial periods around 100 days and warranties that last for 10 years or so.
  • Motion isolation:Nectar does a good job of isolation movement, which is great if you share the bed with someone. If they move around or get up in the middle of the night, you’ll feel minimal disturbance on your side of the bed.
  • Pressure relief:Nectar scored an 8.5/10 for pressure relief, meaning it will appropriately cushion pressure points like hips and shoulders that are more prone to aches and pains. This makes it a great option for side sleepers.
  • Responsiveness: While the Nectar is a memory foam bed , it still scored high in responsiveness. You can think of responsiveness as freedom of movement, so if you toss and turn throughout the night, the Nectar will adjust to your sleeping positions accordingly.
  • Edge support:For a foam mattress, Nectar also scored high in edge support. If you’re an edge-of-the-bed sleeper, this will help prevent you from rolling off.
  • Be aware that your Nectar mattress may have a mild scent when you unbox it – this is normal and should go away within a few hours.
  • Nectar is one of the few mattresses in its category that is not fully made in the US: its products are sourced from all over the world and are compiled and made overseas. They are then sent to the Nectar warehouse in Kent, Washington where they are prepared for shipping.
  • Because of its all-foam construction, some customers claim that the Nectar mattress can sleep hot. The Nectar is constructed with a cooling cover and breathable foam layers, but it won’t allow for as much air circulation as an innerspring or hybrid mattress will.

Product Information

Learn everything you’ll need to know about the Nectar mattress to find out if it’s right for your sleeping preferences and budget.

How Firm is the Nectar Mattress?

The Nectar mattress falls around a6 out of 10on the firmness scale, which is considered medium-firm. This firmness is ideal for most sleeping positions since it’s not too firm and not too soft.

Which Sleeping Positions Does the Nectar Mattress Support?

The medium firmness of the Nectar mattress coupled with its responsive surface and pressure relieving properties make it a great option for all sleeping positions: side sleepers, stomach sleepers, back sleepers, and even combination sleepers, or those who change positions throughout the night.

Does the Nectar Mattress Sleep Hot?

While the Nectar mattress is designed with breathable foam layers, it does not have the same level of airflow as innerspring or latex mattresses. It is better than traditional memory foam but can still trap body heat throughout the night. Because of its responsive and supportive layers, you won’t sink as deeply into the mattress as you would a pure memory foam mattress, which helps with temperature regulation. If you tend to run hot at night, opt for cooling sheets and a light, breathable comforter on your Nectar mattress.

How Much Weight Does the Nectar Mattress Support?

The Nectar mattress supports up to 705 lbs. of weight on a queen size mattress, which is about 350 lbs. on each side. This means that Nectar supports most types of sleepers.

What Foundations or Bed Frames Can be Used with Nectar?

The Nectar mattress is compatible with most mattress foundations including solid and slatted platforms, adjustable bases, box springs and bunkie boards. Just make sure your foundation is in good, sturdy condition.

The Nectar mattress can also be used on the floor, but you do risk contamination and added exposure to dust or bacteria. Putting your mattress directly on the floor can also make it harder to get in and out of bed.

What is the Nectar Mattress Made of?

The Nectar mattress is constructed with four layers of premium foam that offer pressure-relieving support and appropriate weight distribution, plus a cooling cover. All foam layers in the Nectar are CertiPUR-US certified, meaning they meet rigorous standards for emissions and durability.

  1. Memory foamquilted cover:Plush top layer that is soft and cushioning
  2. Gel memory foam:Delivers equal weight distribution and pressure relief
  3. Adaptive hi-core memory foam:Supports the body and prevents too much sinking
  4. Base layer:Serves as a stable foundation and provides additional support
  5. Bottom cover:Prevents slippage on your frame or foundation to ensure mattress stays in place

Nectar Mattress Sizes, Dimensions and Pricing

SizeDimensionsWeightPrice*
Twin39″ x 75″ x 11″45 lbs.$499
Twin XL39” x 80” x 11″48 lbs.$569
Full54” x 75” x 11″68 lbs.$699
Queen60” x 80” x 11″74 lbs.$799
King76” x 80” x 11″89 lbs.$999
Cal King72” x 84” x 11″89 lbs.$999

*Prices do not reflect exclusive offers or discounts. Click below to see the best price for the Nectar mattress.

Nectar Mattress Unboxing

Nectar arrives at your door in a tall rectangular box. It can be a bit heavy, so we suggest a team lift when taking it up the stairs. Though it comes with a tool to help you unwrap it, it took us about 5 minutes to completely unbox Nectar and free it from the plastic. Nectar also had an off-gassing odor, so we recommend letting the mattress air out for a few days before putting sheets on.

To see the full unboxing process, check out our video review of the Nectar mattress.

Purchasing Information

Check out all the purchasing details you’ll need to know when you decide to buy a Nectar mattress.

PolicyDetails
DeliveryShips free and arrives to your door within 2-5 business days
Trial Period365 nights
WarrantyLifetime warranty for as long as you own the mattress
Return PolicyFree returns
FinancingAvailable through Affirm

Learn more about Nectar’s parent company Resident and their policies.

Nectar Mattress Shipping and Delivery

Shipping the Nectar mattress is free to the continental U.S. For locations such as Alaska and Hawaii, there are additional costs. You should get your new mattress in about 2-5 business days.

Nectar does offer white glove delivery and removal of your old mattress for an additional fee: $149 for white glove delivery and $49 per additional item set up. This also may tack on the time it takes to receive your mattress.

Nectar Mattress Sleep Trial

Nectar offers the most generous sleep trial period we’ve seen in the bed-in-a-box mattress game (3 times longer than the industry standard!). The 365-night trial period starts 30 days after Nectar has been delivered to your door (roughly the length of the break-in period).

At any point during this sleep trial, you can return or exchange your Nectar mattress for free.

Nectar Mattress Warranty

A Nectar warranty is a forever warranty ; it’s good for as long as you own the Nectar mattress. Simply put, if your mattress breaks from normal use or it forms impressions 1.5” or deeper, they will replace it at no cost to you.

Nectar Mattress Customer Service

Nectar’s customer service is fairly easy to get in touch with. Have a quick question? Chat with a human online. For something more in-depth, you can call them at (888) 863-2827 or email at [email protected] .

Here’s what some customer had to say about the service they received with Nectar:

  • “After many months of use the mattress has been just what I needed to eliminate pain in my back and knees while sleeping. It keeps me level regardless of position but conforms to my body at the same time thus eliminating pressure points. Quality is exceptional in my opinion.Very happy with the purchase and customer support.Highly recommend.” -Michael
  • “I ordered the Split King Adjustable Bundle yesterday around noon. This set includes 2- XL adjustable frames, 2- XL mattresses (w/pillows), 2- XL mattress covers, and 2- XL sheet sets. Believe it or not, in just 24 hours I received everything except for the sheet sets! I was told it would be about 7-10 days.Now that’s incredible customer service!” -JoAnn N.

Nectar Mattress Return Policy

To return your Nectar mattress, contact Customer Care, and they will walk you through the process. Depending on your location, your Nectar will either be donated or taken to a local disposal location. After the return is complete, you will receive a full refund.

Nectar Mattress Review

Our Nectar mattress review highlights this new luxury foam mattress that recently hit the market. Nectar Sleep set out to create the most comfortable mattress possible, using the best materials, at the best possible price to the consumer.

Nectar Sleep offers an industry-leading 365 night sleep trial, a “forever warranty”, and excellent quality for a great price. The company is really going over and above to prove to customers that their mattress will not only last, but be the last mattress you purchase.

Nectar mattress, King size

This in-depth review of the Nectar mattress evaluates all of the criteria we use to determine what constitutes a good mattress, which includes firmness / support, comfort, sleeping hot, and other features as outlined below.

Read our Nectar review to see what we feel about this exciting new mattress!FAQ: Read about Nectar in our Top 10 Best Mattresses of GuideReview updated Feb 1, 2020 @ 5:08 pm

Table of Contents

Is the Nectar Mattress Right for You?

Buy the Nectar Mattress if you like:

  • A medium feel–The Nectar comes in only one firmness option, which is a medium firm scoring 6 out of 10 on the firmness scale, with 10 being the firmest, and it is suitable for sleepers of different firmness preferences and different weights.
  • A full memory foam mattress– The Nectar is a full memory foam mattress composed of the highest-quality memory foam layers. It offers the benefits of traditional memory foam while at the same time provides enough support and eliminates the feeling of being trapped in foam.
  • A very supportive mattress– As it has been already mentioned, this mattress offers enough support for all sleeping positions which makes it ideal for sleepers of different weights.
  • Responsiveness and bounce– The underlying gel foam and adaptive foam layers of the Nectar mattress provide the needed response when switching positions during the night and a nice degree of push-back and bounce ideal for late night amorous activities of couples.

You might not like the Nectar Mattress if:

  • You are a stomach sleeper –The Nectar mattress is an all foam mattress that may be too soft for stomach sleepers and cause spinal misalignment, so, if you prefer sleeping on your stomach, this mattress might not be an ideal pick for you.

Nectar Sleep Video Review

Mattress Construction and Materials in the Nectar

The Nectar is a 11″ all foam mattress made up of 4 layers of various foams.

  • 1″ Top Comfort Layer– This layer is 1″ of quilted foam that is sewn into the cover that is designed to improve airflow and and relieve pressure points, while providing softness and a luxurious feel to the top, and it also provides pain relief.
  • 1″ Support Layer –This layer is 1″ of 4lb patented Lush Foam semi-open fast-recovery gel memory foam, which provides primary support and aids in cooling and comfort.
  • 3″ Transition Layer –This layer is 3″ of 3lb medical grade cooling gel embedded foam that acts as a transitional support layer between the upper and lower layers and also aids in cooling.
  • 6″ Foundation Layer– This layer is 6″ of high density foam that acts as the foundation and provides deep compression support.

Nectar mattress layers

The cover is made up of soft, long staple cotton that includes Tencel – a fabric more absorbent than cotton, softer than silk, and cooler than linen.

It is naturally bed bug resistant and actually circulates air throughout the upper layer to improve airflow and circulation.

Nectar mattress cover

The exterior of this bed is extremely soft and luxurious feeling, something we normally see only in mattresses costing 3-4x the cost of this one.

Nectar’s Firmness & Support

The Nectar mattress only comes in one firmness option which we rate it at a 6 out of 10 (10 being the firmest).

It feels like more of medium – firm mattress, in thatthe top comfort layer provides a soft, luxurious feel with the underlying support layers providing firmer support below.

With many mattresses, since I am a heavier sleeper, I tend to press through the top comfort layers and feel more of the support layers which are often harder and not as comfortable.

This isn’t the case with the Nectar, as I don’t immediately compress through the comfort layers and come to rest on base support layers.

Both Kaye and myself felt this bed initially was on the firmer side of the spectrum,but quite comfortabledue to the upper comfort layers and the luxurious cover materials. Over time, however, it breaks in and adapts to your body and becomes less firm and rather comfortable.

Nectar mattress profile view

The Nectar Sleep mattressprovides a good degree of support for a heavier sleeper like myself from the denser foam foundation layers combined with the top comfort layers.

In fact, the dense foam core of this mattress is one of the best out of all the beds we have tested, which is important for providing that deep compression support for the body.

We feltNectar does a great job of providing supportin all sleeping positions for both Kaye and myself sleeping as a couple.

As we are primarily side sleepers, we like beds that provide enough give in the top comfort layer to support our shoulders and hips, while also having the firmness if we switch to our stomach or back.

The Nectar definitely provides the support we need for back and stomach sleeping, and surprisingly also provided a comfortable, supportive side sleeping environment which I was initially surprised that it would.

Back sleepers and stomach sleepers will also find the Nectar good for those styles as well, as it is firm enough to provide support and comfort for those sleeping styles without being too soft and causing excessive sinkage.

I usually prefer much softer top layers, often choosing softer memory foam layers that hug and mold to my hips and shoulders, butthe luxurious comfort layer in this mattress does a really great job at giving that same feeling.

The Most Comfortable Bed

The Nectarmattress is quite comfortable, withthe sumptuous top layer with the Tencel cover material providing a soft and supple sleeping environment, while the various foam layers below work to support and contour the body during sleep.

The layers of gel foam and adaptive foam provide the response needed to switch positions during the night and support my heavy bodyweight with ease, without causing too much movement during the night for Kaye when I get up or move around.

Nectar mattress corner view

The Nectar is also great for late night amorous couple’s activity as well (um.. SEX!), with the bed providing good push-back and bounce needed, without experiencing that sinking down into a hole feel that traditional memory foam feels like.

This bed is bothvery supportive as well as being very comfortable, and the premium materials all lend themselves to accomplishing this.

Sleeping Hot

The Nectar does a good job of not sleeping hotdue to the various gel-infused foam layers and the quilted foam within the cover that aids in air circulation.

As a couple who has tested over 75 different mattresses,this is a big deal for us and something that the Nectar does a great job at– preventing body heat buildup or causing sweating during the night.

Taken together, all of this technology does a great job ofkeeping this mattress quite cool.We did not experience the sticky feeling that we often do with foam mattresses in the least bit which was something we really were thankful for.

Mattress Sinkage & Motion Transfer

Motion isolation or transfer is how effective a mattress is at localizing or absorbing movement. Good motion isolation is great for couples to avoid waking each other up during tossing, turning or getting out of bed.

Some couples may not like zero transfer for such activities as sex. Memory foam has really good energy-absorbing properties and generally the thicker or more dense it is the better.

Nectar does a good job with minimizing sinkage, especially compared to most mattresses we have reviewed.As we always preach, sinkage (and motion transfer) is largely weight dependent.

The fact that I weigh around 230lbs tends to have a rather large bearing on the degree of sinkage I experience when sitting and lying on a mattress.

Kaye, who is half my weight, experiences much less sinkage than I do, but again this is to be expected due to her much lighter weight.

I don’t sink down much at all when sitting on the Nectar, due to the high quality dense foam layers, which is impressive given that my heavier weight often causes me to “bottom out” when sitting on many models on the market.

Edge support is very good with this bed, and better than with many mattresses we have reviewed. The high density foams used in the construction do a good job at providing even support throughout the mattress, including the edge.

Nectar mattress, side profile view

I slept near the edge at times to test this and did not experience any of the “rolling off” the edges or having them become compressed under my weight.

Motion transfer was also excellent (minimal!)due to the all-foam construction, which is known to offer superior reduction in motion transfer between sleepers moving during the night.

This is often a big issue for us, when my heavier 230lb body moves or gets out of the bed and wakes Kaye up during the night (who as a result is often not happy!)

Kaye felt no disruption in her sleep when we changed positions during the night which made for happy sleeping for both of us 😉

Smell / Off-Gassing

Memory foam mattresses usually have the highest ratings for comfort, durability, and customer satisfaction. One of the only complaints owners have is about memory foam smell.

Luckily,Nectar Sleep gets high marks in this categoryfor creating a mattress that doesn’t have too much of a noticeable smell upon opening the box.

There was markedly less off-gassing and odor that foam mattresses usually have, which was rather surprising to us given the all foam construction. Any smell that was there dissipated quickly within 24 hours.

Nectar’s Customer Service

Nectar really shines in the customer service department, by offering some options that are above and beyond what other manufacturers offer such as:

  • 365 nightTrial period
  • “Forever Warranty” for the life of the mattress
  • Free Shipping
  • 100% money back guarantee for Returns / Refunds
  • Click here for the new lower priced Nectar!

Price

The Nectar mattress is our top rated mattress, and for a good reason – it is extremely reasonably priced, coming in at$699 for a Queen, which is a great price given the quality materials and construction used.

SizePrice
Twin$399
Twin XL$469
Full$599
Queen$699
King$899
Cal King$899

Nectar Mattress Review – Wrap up

The Nectar Sleep mattress is a great bed that combines multiple layers of high quality foam with a soft and extremely comfortable pillow-top cover.

The premium materials and excellent craftsmanship make ita luxury mattress that can compete with other beds costing much more, and one that surpasses many of these higher priced models.

If you’re looking for a good medium-firm feel and excellent support for all sleeping styles, albeit at a bit firmer feel, the Nectar is the right choice for you.

The use of the multiple layers of high quality, dense foam makes it have less motion transfer, sleep cool, and have good edge support which is a great feature for couples that share a bed.

The Nectar is a good choice for those that like the hug and contour of foam without feeling “stuck in a hole” like some foam models do, and that is a common complaint for people sleeping on memory foam – and certainly us!

We feel that the team behind Nectar really got things rightand has created a luxury foam mattress that delivers excellent support combined with extremely comfortable materials, at a price that can’t be beat.

If you are looking for a luxury model,you can’t go wrong choosing a Nectar mattress, which we really enjoy andhighly recommendas our top rated choice in our Top 10 Best Mattresses Guide

We hope this review of the Nectar Sleep mattress helps in your next purchase decision and be sure to check out all our latest reviews.

Nectar vs Nectar Lush Mattress

Which bed should you purchase? That’s the question we’ll answer in this Nectar Lush vs Nectar Original comparison.

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The flagship Nectar mattress is a comfortable memory foam bed that is a great choice for budget shoppers. Besides being more affordable, it’s also the firmer option between the two.
Check Best PriceThe Nectar Lush is the next step up from the standard Nectar mattress. While it is more expensive, it’s also the softer and more pressure relieving option, which makes the bed ideal for side sleepers.

Before we get into the juicy details, let’s quickly cover some of the areas of overlap between these two beds. That way you have a solid foundation of knowledge before we dive into the differences.

  • Company Policies– Both Nectar beds come with free shipping, free returns, a 365 night trial period and a 10 year warranty. Just so you know, these policies are above and beyond what most bed-in-a-box companies offer.
  • Memory Foam Feel– This is the big thing to know with these mattresses. Both the flagship Nectar and Lush beds have what we call a dense memory foam feel. As you lay down, you’ll feel the top memory foam layers on both beds conform to your body’s shape. If you like this sort of feel, which a lot of consumers do, you’re in the right place. If you’re not a fan of memory foam, we’d recommend taking a look at our reviews of the Casper, Leesa or GhostBed mattresses. These beds have more of a neutral-foam feel overall.
  • Ideal Body Types– Given these two beds are comprised entirely of foam layers, they’re best suited for small and medium sized individuals. If you’re a larger person (more than

230 pounds), we’d recommend taking a look at the DreamCloud mattress, which is a hybrid bed from Nectar’s parent company.

Those are the major commonalities between the two mattresses. Now it’s time to dive into why you’d want to purchase the Original Nectar over the Lush and vice versa.

We hope you found the video above helpful. As always, we’ve complied even more details below to help you decide between these two mattresses.

Nectar Mattress

BEST FOR:

  • Folks who like the feel of memory foam
  • All types of sleepers, but back and stomach sleepers in particular
  • Consumers with a budget of $800 or less (queen size)
  • Individuals who prefer slightly firmer mattresses

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Four Layer All-Foam Design

The standard Nectar mattress ismade up of four foam layers that total 11″ thick. He’s a quick summary of each layer from bottom to top.

  • Dense Support Foam
  • Adaptive Hi Core Memory Foam
  • Gel Memory Foam
  • Quilted Memory Foam Cover

A peek inside the flagship Nectar mattress

As you will discover later, the Nectar Lush mattress has a slightly different design, albeit some of the materials are very similar.

The Standard Nectar Mattress Is Cheaper

This will likely be the deciding factor for a lot of consumers who are considering these two beds. The flagship Nectar bed is considerably more affordable than the Nectar Lush mattress.

The MSRP for the standard Nectar mattress ranges from around $500 (twin) to $1,000 (king), while the Lush goes for anywhere between $1,100 to $1,800 for the same sizes. We’re not mathematicians here at the Slumber Yard but even we can see there is a major price difference between the two.Bottom line, if you’re working with a tight budget, the standard Nectar mattress is the way to go.

By the way, we should mention that Nectar regularly runs sales and promotions. The prices we listed above are not what you’ll likely end up paying come checkout. In most cases, you can expect to receive at least $100 of your purchase. Plus, the company usually almost always throws intwo free pillows with each purchaseas well. You can check the Nectar website for current pricing and promotions.

Difference In Firmness

Although both mattresses have a memory foam feel, they’re slightly different. The main difference boils down to firmness. In short, we thinkthe standard Nectar mattress is a couple notches firmer than the Nectar Lush. Here’s where we think it lands along the firmness scale.

Bottom line, if you tend to prefer firm beds over soft ones, you’ll most likely be happier with the standard Nectar mattress.

Keep in mind, firmness is a subjective topic. Larger individuals generally think beds feel softer than small and medium size individuals. The reverse is obviously true as well. Petite individuals generally think beds feel firmer than heavy individuals.

Sleeper Type Analysis

Let us be very clear, we think the Nectar mattress will work for all types of sleepers. That includes side sleepers, back sleepers and stomach sleepers.

Good choice for back and stomach sleepers

However, given its firmness profile,the standard Nectar mattress definitely skews a little more towards back and stomach sleepersthan it does side sleepers. The bed overall provides a good amount of support under your lower back and trunk. Therefore, between the two beds, we’d have to give the edge to the flagship Nectar mattress when it comes to people who spend the majority of the night on their back or stomach.

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Nectar Lush Mattress

BEST FOR:

  • Fans of memory foam
  • Individuals who prefer slightly softer beds
  • All types of sleepers, but side sleepers in particular
  • Consumers who are willing to spend a little extra

Foam Construction With Some Extras

Like the Nectar mattress, the Lush is made entirely of foam. The bed technicallyuses one less layer than the standard Nectar mattress, but is one inch thicker. Here’s a quick rundown of the different layers starting from the bottom.

  • High-Density Base Foam
  • Energex Foam
  • Memory Foam

The different layers within the Nectar Lush mattress

Besides the use of Energex foam (a common alternative to memory foam that is more responsive), the Lush also incorporates a couple other differentiating factors. Namely,the bed uses a special material named AquaCool over the center third of the top layer. This material is designed to help regulate the temperature under your trunk, which is normally the area of the mattress that holds the most heat. Additionally, the Lush mattress also has a cooling cover that is supposed to further help regulate your sleeping temperature.

Nectar Lush Is Softer

As we mentioned earlier in this review, the Nectar Lush is a bit softer than the standard Nectar mattress. We thinkthe bed rates out somewhere near the middle of the firmness scale. It’s of course going to depend on your particular body, but if you really wanted us to try and pinpoint a rating, we’d say it lands on the softer side of medium.

The key takeaway here is that if you tend favor soft beds over firm ones, the Nectar Lush is the right choice.

More Ideal For Side Sleepers

In most cases, side sleepers typically like softer beds that provide more pressure relief for their hips and shoulders. With firm mattresses, side sleepers can sometimes find the surface of the bed too harsh and ultimately experience discomfort around their pressure points.

In the case of these two beds, the Nectar Lush is definitely the more ideal choice for side sleepers since its more in line with the first statement above. We find the surface of the Nectar Lush to be very soft and pressure relieving.If you spend the majority of the night on your side, we’d highly recommend at least considering spending the extra money for the Lush.

The Lush mattress provides lots of pressure relief for side sleepers

For the record, we think Lush will also work for back and stomach sleepers as well, it’s just not as ideal as the standard Nectar mattress.

Conclusion: Nectar vs Lush Comparison

You’ve reached the end of this comparison. Hopefully you have a much better understanding of not only the areas in which these two beds overlap, but also where they differ. If you’re still unsure of which bed to get, ask yourself the questions below. Your answers will guide you in the right direction.

What is your budget for a new mattress?If you answered by saying around $1,000, then the standard Nectar mattress is the answer. If you answered by saying, “I don’t have one, I just want a restful night of sleep”, then move onto the next question.

What is your firmness preference?In other words, historically, do you like soft or firm beds more? If you answered firm, then the flagship mattress is the way to go. If soft was your answer, then the Lush is the way to go. If you’re indifferent, then move onto the last question.

What is your primary sleeping position?If you’re a primary side sleeper, we’d recommend the Lush. If you’re a primary back or stomach sleeper, we’d recommend the standard Nectar mattress. If you’re a combo sleeper, both beds will work and then it truly does come down to what amount you want to spend.

That’s all we have for you. Hopefully we armed you with information necessary to make a decision. You can always check out more of our mattress comparisons if you’re still undecided.

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