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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

Isaac

Jackson

Keith

Rachel

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

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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 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.

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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.

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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 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)

w/ Mattress Purchase

Free Shipping & Returns

365 Night Trial Period

Free Sheets or Blanket

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: Best Mattress for the Money?

Nectar Mattress Ratings

Motion Transfer

Affordability

Softness

Off Gassing

Trial Period

  • No Motion Transfer
  • Excellent Trial Period
  • Generous Warranty
  • Delivery can be slow
  • Slow recovery

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The Nectar is a four-layer mattress using a gel-infused quiltedmemory foamlayer and a dense foam core. That provides a cool breathable top gel layersleeping surfacewith an overall great comfortable feel andmedium firmnessthat has been engineered toreduce hot spots.

Nectar Mattress is a new memory foam mattress company that is upping the free trial ante with a365 day free trial period. This more than triples the length of many of the online mattress company trial periods. Amazingly, you get to sleep on it for a whole year before deciding if it’s right for you. That means you get to experience through all four seasons. Aside from the amazing trial period, it just feels great. Pay attention to the details in this mattress review. This isn’t just another typical foam mattress, it has some significant advantages over the competitors. It has a medium-firm feel but because it conforms so well, it feels great no matter what your firmness preference is.

This mattress is truly versatile enough to accommodate any sleeping position. It is firm enough for stomach and back sleepers for lumbar support but also conforms for side sleepers. Nectar was named one of the Best Mattresses of 2019!

Nectar is also listed as one of the best mattresses for heavy people.

Overview of the Nectar Bed

Here’s a video of me speaking about some of the great features. What you’ll notice immediately is the quilted cover. Nectar stitches memory foam into the cover for a unique feel. You get an initial soft feeling then will transition into the support layers. You sink just enough for maximum pressure relief but not too much to where it would be hard to change positions at night.

Unboxing the Nectar Sleep Mattress

Your Nectar will arrive in a box like the one below and ships quickly!

The Nectar is available to try in the Sleep Sherpa store and so we unbox a fresh Nectar every 3 months or so. Here’s a video of me unboxing one. As you can see the construction is the same but the logo has been updated a little. This mattress is very popular among customers in our store.

Below is a brochure that explains the generous trial period. Again, it’s a 365 night trial period which so far is unheard of in the industry. This mattress also comes with the “Forever Warranty” meaning that as long as you own it, Nectar will warranty it against indentations over a certain amount. Although this is a very generous benefit, I am more impressed by the overall feel, price and generous trial period.

What is also interesting is that you can finance with no credit check required with no interest financing. You simply break out the payments into monthly installments.

How to Order the Nectar Sleep Mattress

Owning NECTAR is easy withNo Creditrequired 6-month no-interest financing plan.
You only need the following to order today –

  • A source of income and this does not need to be a job
  • A credit card or debit card to make the low initial and monthly payments

No credit checks required and approval is instant
You will enjoy the product immediately and own outright on the day of your final payment

  • You can buy out your payment schedule at any time after 90 days

For people that don’t want to settle for a mediocre mattress, they are competitively priced but since they also add financing it makes it even more accessible. Of course, you can also pay by credit card all at once.

Nectar also offers white glove delivery. The will set up your new mattress and remove the old mattress. The cost for white glove delivery is $149

Review of Construction and Specifications

Here’s how the Mattress is made:

  • 1″ Top Comfort Layer– The cover is made of Tencel fiber which is a soft and very breathable material. It sleeps cooler than cotton and helps wick away moisture.
  • 1″ Support Layer –Underneath that is a quilted 4lb. cooling gel foam layer which is something unique. It gives the mattress a unique feel and provides great pressure relief.
  • 3″ Transition Layer –The fourth layer is what they call Hi Core Memory Foam. This is a dense foam that also is great for pressure relief.
  • 6″ Foundation Layer– This is a standard base layer similar to most other memory foam mattresses but is essential for providing good support.

How Thick is a Nectar Mattress?

MaterialThicknessILD Rating
Top Tencel Layer1 inchn/a
Cooling Gel Support Layer1 inch14
Transition Layer3 inches15
Base Layer6 inches55

How Much Does Nectar Mattress Cost?

Nectar is one of the most competitively priced dense foam mattresses on the market. A queen size retails for $699 along with a set of premium pillows included.

If you are unsure what size you need, check out their mattress size and dimension guide.

SizePrice with 2 premium pillows
Twin$499
Twin XL$569
Full$699
Queen$799
King$999
California King$999

You can also finance the Nectar mattress through Affirm. This will allow you to pay in monthly installments.

Does it Need a Foundation?

Actually, it doesn’t require a foundation however you can put it on a foundation as long as it is firm. It also works on an adjustable bed, wood slats or even the floor.

What is the Nectar Forever Warranty?

Nectar introduced what they call, “The Forever Warranty. This means that they guarantee the construction, and durability to the original purchaser.

Here are the details of the warrant as listed on their website:

  • For the first 10 years of ownership, we will replace your mattress with a brand new Nectar at absolutely no charge to you if defective in workmanship and materials. In years 10+ Nectar will completely repair and re-cover your Nectar, or replace your Nectar. All transportation charges will be waived if a manufacturing defect(s) or a materials failure is confirmed to exist.
  • Nectar also offers the “Choice Option” as part of our Forever Warranty™.If you are choosing the “Choice Option”,YOU KEEP YOUR ORIGINAL MATTRESS.At your choice, instead of us repairing or replacing your defective Nectar in years 10+, we will deliver a brand new one for 50% of the original price you paid.
  • Your mattress must be used on an appropriate base such as a platform bed or other suitable bed frame.
  • The warranty applies only as long as the original owner.
  • The warranty does not apply if burned or otherwise abused, damaged, misused, or neglected.
  • In order to provide the most optimum sleeping surface, theNectar contains only the finest quality materials.As with all premium sleep products, certain adaptations will take place as your mattress adjusts to your body shape. This is to be expected and is part of the performance. Normal body impressions (not greater than 1.5”) are not defects and are not covered by the warranty. Excessive body impressions of greater than 1.5” are covered by the Forever Warranty until…Forever.

How Long will the Nectar Mattress Last?

Given the construction and the fact that it is a denser foam mattress, I expect you can get around 7-8 years out of this mattress before you notice lasting impressions or lack of support. Since Nectar is a relatively new company it’s hard to say for sure but based on my experience with similar construction this would be my best guess.

Findings and What Makes it Unique

Here are some preliminary shots of the Nectar Sleep Bed:

It will slowly cradle you. Here’s a picture of my 14 lb. bowling ball:

I also took off the cover to show you the inside of the Nectar mattress and how it responds. This is one of the best you can get for pressure relief. Notice that it recovers slowly. The negative here is that changing positions will be a little more difficult but the positive is that I don’t think you will need to change positions at night because of how well it conforms.

Here’s a video of the quilted cover. This is what really sets it apart. It is a dense foam layer quilted into the covering. Quilting foam into the costs more from a manufacturing standpoint but it is well worth it. I haven’t felt anything quite like this before.

Below is a video illustrating heat retention. I was surprised at the result. Given it has a gel memory foam quilted into the cover, I expected much more heat retention. The reason it performed so well is that the cover is made with a Tencel fiber that is much more breathable than cotton. Added to that is a phase change material that draws heat away. Other ultra-dense foam mattresses I have tested don’t come close in terms of drawing away heat.

You don’t need to worry about waking up your partner at night. There’s virtually no motion transfer! Check out the video below. Keep in mind, if your partner tosses and turns at night, this will affect your quality of sleep as well.

Here’s another video review showing how well it performs with motion transfer. In fact, my engineering team found this to be the best for isolating motion of all the mattresses they have tested. Sleep disturbances from your partner is a leading cause of poor sleep and Nectar addresses this head-on.

Are there any Complaints?

The biggest Nectar complaints that I have heard are the long wait times. Due to demand customers can experience waits over a few weeks before their product arrives. In my opinion, it is well worth the wait.

Does it have any Off Gas Smell?

Again, since the Nectar is a denser foam mattress, it will be prone to more off-gassing. I think that’s because there’s simply just more material to off gas. You can expect the smell to go away after about 3-4 days with most of the smell dissipating within 2 days.

I often recommend opening the mattress in the morning so that it has all day to breathe before you sleep on it at night. If you are especially sensitive to smells, you may also want to open your windows. The smell is not permanent and will eventually go away.

How do you Return the product?

Returning is easy. If you find that you don’t like it within the 365 day home trial period, you just contact their customer serviced department and they will arrange pickup of the mattress. You do not have to put it back in the box and you do not have to pay return shipping. You aren’t out any money. It’s a clean break.

My Nectar Final thoughts

For the money, this is one of the best dense foam mattresses I have reviewed. It is made in China but I didn’t notice any major off-gassing. It is also Certipur Certified so the foams used in the construction are tested to be free of any harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde. This is extremely comfortable and I love how it conforms so well to your body.

A big complaint of dense foam is that they sleep hot. That’s because memory foam is an insulator and the denser the foam the more it will insulate. By incorporating a phase change material into the mattress ticking and quilting cooling gel foam into the top layer, Nectar has created a very innovative and effective to give you the best combinations of support, pressure relief, motion isolation and cooling.

I am very impressed with the quilted cover and I was very surprised at how quickly it dissipated heat. A queen size $699 which is substantially less than others of this quality and construction.

One of the biggest complaints is when they launched was problems with backorders. I don’t think they quite anticipated how much demand there would be and therefore had a hard time keeping up. The company has now caught up on their backorders and you can expect to receive your package in about 10 days after placing your order.

Nectar was recently featured on The Talk with Sharon Osborne as part of their giveaways on October 9, 2017.

Just recently in the news again. Giving TV talk show host Wendy Williams a free Nectar after her fainting spell during her Halloween Special and was again featured for a holiday giveaway…

Nectar Mattress Ratings

Motion Transfer

Affordability

Softness

Off Gassing

Trial Period

  • No Motion Transfer
  • Excellent Trial Period
  • Generous Warranty
  • Delivery can be slow
  • Slow recovery

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110 thoughts on “Nectar Mattress Review: Best Mattress for the Money?”

How would you rate its firmness on a scale of 1-10, ten being the firmest? Thanks!

I would give this a 6. You slowly sink into it as it cradles you. The company aptly described the surface as a putty like surface. Think of a dense material that will cradle you while you sleep. This is in large part due to the cover being quilted with a gel foam layer, something I haven’t experienced in any other mattress.

Hi. I am a side sleeper mainly. I am considering either Purple or Nectar. Which do you think is best for me? Or do you think the Sealy Cocoon is better? Also, my wife is concerned both of these are to firm. We currently have an expensive Simmons Beauty Rest traditional spring pillow top we have had for several years. Any advice is appreciated.

I think the Purple would be too firm. I would either go with the Nectar or the soft version of the Cocoon. The soft version of the Cocoon will be a litttle softer than the Nectar.

I am a side sleeper too and I am only 105 lbs. I currently have the Nectar and it’s horrible, I always wake up with back pain and I don’t feel well rested. It’s not comfortable. I am thinking of returning it. By the way, have been sleeping on it for 7 months now and it’s still the same, not comfortable and I develop a back pain, something that I need not have before.

oh my Maria. I wish I had seen these comments before I ordered. It came within 4 days which I wasn’t expecting. It is airing out now altho any off gassing is mild and I expect no problem with that tonight. But like you I am 5’6′ and btwn 103-105 lbs. I already have back & leg pain so I’m now a bit nervous. I’m sorry you are having the pain, but definitely return b/c if you keep sleeping in pain you could cause further problems. From what I am reading now I may have chosen the wrong one. I need/wanted a med-soft mattress preferably with plush top. Its odd b/c another website said this was a medium to med-soft. But that depends on weight & body type. I have 2 mattresses here I have to return and maybe 3 if Nectar is too hard.

I just received my Nectar mattress. I’ve never owned a memory foam mattress before. This mattress seems very firm to me. My wife who’s smaller thinks it’s stiff as a board. Hope it softens a bit or her body adjusts otherwise this one may be going back.

Thanks! I will order this mattress. Your reviews have been very helpful and honest. We have tried the Tuft and Needle and while the mattress didn’t fit our needs, the customer service department is amazing. The return is really Hassel free. Your review on the Nectar shows that this mattress may provide more comfort for my arthritis and fibromyalgia. Thanks again!

Hi Sharon,
Please let us know how you like the Nectar mattress as well as the experience in dealing with the company as we are considering buying this as well. From all of the reviews that I’ve read, it sounds wonderful.
Thank you.

Did you purchase the Nectar mattress in February? If so, how’s it working out? Thanks!

Ben, how does this mattress compare among Leesa/Purple/Ghostbed/Loom & Leaf/Tuft & Needle?

The Nectar mattress has a very unique feel. It has a dense top layer along with the quilted cover that incorporated gel foam. Nectar aptly described it as a sort of putty feel. What I appreciate about the mattress is it gives you great alignment and very good pressure relief. For a dense foam mattress like this, it also does very well with heat retention as seen in the video in the review. It will feel firmer than these brands at first but slowly adapt to your body.

Ben, this mattress is only good (if even) for heavy people. It is MUCH TOO HARD for lightweight peeps or side sleepers. Their customer service is horrible. I can’t even get a live person and have sat on terminal hold for 30 mins at a time. I just want them to pick up the damn mattress. The one time I got lucky, I got a guy who wanted me to take pix of mattress tags so they could figure out where it came from! There record keeping is appalling. I would NOT recommend this mattress to anyone. It definitely is not worth the headaches. IMO – the good reviews must be bots as I don’t believe they are real. Either the were not prepared for the roll out or it is being run by a bunch of kids. Either way, it sucks. I have seen similar complaints elsewhere.

Hi, Ben. Like Sharon, I have a T&N too. I’m about to return it for this mattress or the Hyphen. The T&N didn’t offer enough pressure point relief for me. I’m around 125lbs. However, I tend to sleep on my back and it seemed to be okay for that. Truthfully, I just didn’t care for the feel of their foam. This mattress seems as firm as the T&N, but do you think it’s better for pressure points since it’s more conforming? How about the Hyphen mattress?

The Hyphen feels very similar to the Leesa mattress and I found it to be softer than the Tuft & Needle.

How does this compare to the Novosbed with the comfort kit for both soft comfort and good support for a side sleeper? I was about to order the Nectar but then read your Novosbed review. I have arthritis and fibromyalgia and need pressure relief. My nephew just ordered the Nectar. Which of the two seem to be the most durable? Thanks. Russ, I’ll reply after I try my new mattress and ask my nephew to also report on his Nectar.

The Nectar is very similar in feel to the Novosbed except that the Nectar is less expensive with a longer trial period. The Nectar feels very similar to the Medium firm Novosbed. The trade off is that you don’t have the comfort plus option if you want to make it firmer or softer. However if you don’t like it you can always return it for a full refund. The up side is that if you do like it, you end up saving a considerable amount of money and the Nectar should be just as durable as the Novosbed.

How does the Nectar compare to the Tuft and Needle in firmness? I am a side sleeper.

The Nectar conforms more than the Tuft and Needle however it is slower to respond.

How does this bed compare to the Lob Lolly?

It has denser foam than the Loblolly. It has phase change material in the cover which is cooler to the touch and considerably less expensive. I recommend trying this mattress first.

Hi Ben,
Thank you for all of your great, unbiased reviews. They have proved invaluable in our search for a new mattress. I wish we lived closer to your showroom! We are considering the Leesa, Nectar, and the Nest Alexander Signature Series, medium firm. We’re leaning toward the Nectar but would appreciate your thoughts. My wife is approximately 125lbs and is a back and side sleeper; I’m 160lbs and primarily a side sleeper. Thank you.

The Nectar has a very unique feel and I have been getting great feedback on it so far. They also have a very generous trial period, 1 year! If you want a denser foam feel, the Nectar would be a great choice. It offers amazing pressure relief.

Which has more hug, Nectar or Lull?

I found the Nectar to have more hug. It won’t feel like it is cradling you at first because it takes a moment for the foam to adjust to your body but once it does, it feels great.

Hi Ben does the nectar offer a frame for the mattress? I haven’t been able to find one on their website. If not, what frame would you recommend for this mattress? Thanks! in advance for your opinions

I believe they will be offering a frame soon. In the mean time, I like the frames offered by Zinus. You can get 10% off your entire order through THIS LINK

Derick, you find a bed frame on Wayfair, Walmart, Overstock or any of the mattress companies online or in at a store. I just purchased one at Wayfair.

So if you had to choose between the Novosbed that comes with a frame and the Nectar mattress and buy a Zinus frame separate which would you choose? and why?

I would go with the Nectar and the Zinus. I’m all about value and I think these brands provide both. If you like it you will save a considerable amount of money. If not, you can always return and go with the Novosbed.

i wish it were made in the USA – i am very sensitive to smell- how bad is the off gassing? can you sleep on it same day you unpack it or does it need to sit in an open windowed room a few days?
thanks!

I didn’t find the off gassing to be that bad. Considering the density of the foam it performed well. I believe that the mattress had time to breathe before it was roll packed and shipped which helps considerably. If you are sensitive to smell, I recommend opening it in a guest room so it can finish off gassing, after a day it should mostly be gone.

We need to replace our 17 year old innerspring! Trying to decide between Nectar and Leesa. We aren’t sure if memory foam is right for us, but with the liberal return policies, why not? I am a 130 lb side sleeper and my husband is 190 lbs and sleeps side and back and sometimes stomach. Which would you recommend?

The Nectar will sink in more and recover slower than the Leesa. The Leesa has a bit more bounce to it due to its construction. The mattresses have very different feels so it really comes down to personal preference.

Would you suggest purchasing a mattress cover to protect the cover it comes with? If so, what type?

It’s not necessary but if you do, I really like the selection Malouf has. Here’s a review of their Sleep Tite mattress protector: https://sleepsherpa.com/malouf-sleep-tite-mattress-protector/

I have noticed this guy never mentions the size of mattress he is reviewing. Reason?

Hey John, just about all my reviews are done with queen size mattresses. There are a few exceptions where I reviewed a king but otherwise queen.

Does the nectar help with side sleepers with hip and back problems ?

Absolutely! It offers excellent pressure relief because it contours so well.

We currently have a Denver Air Mattress with a 3″ Tempurpedic Foam Topper.

I weigh 320lbs and my wife is 135lbs. I am a side and stomach sleeper and roll a bit. My wife is very interested Nectar, what do you think about me?

I think it can handle you. It is a dense foam so is able to provide good support.

I just purchased the Nectar bed. I talked with customer service and they say the bed is good up to 650 lbs. Supposed to ship on or before May 19, 2017. I will be happy to share my experience. We currently have a personal comfort air mattress. Had it 4 years and tired of it.

Do you recommend using a mattress protector over this or just washing the cover since it is removable and machine washable? My husband’s sweat yellowed our old mattress spring coil even through mattress pads that were regularly washed. Any suggestions or not recommended to use one due to the mattress’ inherent cooling properties?

I recommend a protector. The Malouf Ice Tech protector has phase change material in it and is waterproof which helps with cooling.

I am a big person (280lb). Would I just sink into this and feel like I am never going to get out of it? This has been my experience with other memory foam beds.

It will recover slowly so this may not be the one for you. However the tradeoff is that it has excellent pressure relief. Another mattress to consider woudl be the Eight Sleep mattress.

How would you rate this for stomach sleepers? I side sleep too but end up on stomach by morning.

Thanks for the great reviews too!

This is a good mattress for stomach sleepers because it gives you adequate support in your lower back no matter what position you sleep in. I really like the dense foam mattresses like the Nectar.

How does the Purple compare to Nectar?

They are very different in construction. You will sink into the Nectar more and get more, “hug” with the Nectar. With the Purple you sort of sleep “on” it. I didn’t find the Purple to be as cozy as the Nectar.

Ben, I fell in love with the Tempur-pedic Supreme Breeze, but not the cost. So, I was looking at Leesa, Nest, Loom & Leaf and now Nectar. I am 4’11 1/2 side sleeper and hourglass. I also tend to sleep hot. I am looking for a new mattress after having my Beautyrest, with coils, pillowtop with latex, but really want to move towards memory/ temperpedic. Which is the closest feel to the Breeze Supreme?

The Nectar uses a dense foam so it will feel in my opinion, most similar to a Tempur product.

I am interested in the price of a full size mattress? Thank you

A full size Nectar retails for $575 but with the $125 off coupon code it comes to $450.

I looked at the ICloud blue 3000 and loved the way it felt soft and like it snuggled me but it was too expensive. Now I’m considering either the Nectar or the Tuft & Needle. Which would feel closest to the ICloud 3000?

Did you mean the Serta Blue Max 3000 Elite Plush? If so, the Nectar would feel the most similar.

We visited your store over Memorial weekend. We liked the nectar, but was wondering how that compares to amerisleep Revere? I see you had a favorable review in 2016. I am impressed with what I’ve read about this company and has been rated as one of the best online matress buys for memory foam.

The Amerisleep transitions differently than the Nectar. The Revere had a little softer top layer then a firmer base layer. The Nectar seems to have a smoother transition.

What mattress is closest to Tempurapedic Flex Supreme Breeze?

The Nectar is going to be closest to this model.

We currently have a Seally Optimum Inspiration plush that’s med firmness. Would the Nectar be a good comparative or do you have other suggestions?

Nectar is definitely worth trying. Most people that go with it seem to love it!

Ordered yesterday liked the 365 day trial. Says will be here Thursday. Wasn’t sure to go with this or the oceano. Mostly sidesleeper.

We slept on our Nectar mattress for the first time last night. I think we will be happy with it, but it is a little firmer than I would like. Will it soften a little in the next few weeks?

Yes, it takes a few weeks to get the true feel for the mattress. It will soften a bit from what it is out of the box.

After much research and trying another online mattress. we ordered our Nectar. We did have to wait much longer than we thought we would. However, the wait was well worth it. This is the most comfortable mattress that we have ever had. We have had many after 57 years of marriage! I am a side sleeper while my husband sleeps on his back and we both LOVE it! Thanks so much for your help, Ben, as you answered many questions for me. I waited until we slept on our mattress for a month to review it. Buy this mattress, with their one year trial you can’t go wrong!

Quick question about the Nectar. I saw that some people are having delivery issues or customer service issues with them. Have you heard about this and have there been any improvements? I am really interested in nectar or ghost bed and leaning towards nectar if their service issues have been resolved.

Any input on a comparison with ghostbed?

Yes, there have been some delays with Nectar but that has cleared up for the most part. I just don’t think they anticipated such a big demand for the mattress. The vast majority of people I hear from though say it’s well worth the wait.

I am very intrigued by this mattress except for the fact that it is made in China. Most other comparable mattresses I researched were made in the USA. Would you have any concerns? Thank you.

The Nectar is Cert-PUR US certified which means that a 3rd party tests the foam used in the construction of this mattress to ensure it is:

✓ Made without ozone depleters

✓ Made without PBDEs, TDCPP or TCEP (”Tris”) flame retardants

✓ Made without mercury, lead, and other heavy metals

✓ Made without formaldehyde

✓ Made without phthalates regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission

Thanks. That helps.

Been sleeping on it for about a month now and it is a comfortable bed. Stays cooler then our old dr scholls that was suppose to be cool. Don’t feel the wife wake up most the time. Still sometimes ache when waking up but could be the pillow too. The nectar pillows where delayed in shipping and will be here tomorrow.

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Hi, We’ve been sleeping on the Nectar for 5 months. So far it’s a vast improvement to our old pillowtop, however I’m always waking up with a sore upper back, and occasionally I’m tossing and turning through the night because of my sore upper back. The soreness slightly improved when I started using the Nectar pillow. We’re thinking we’re going to return it. Do you have any suggestions for a mattress that we should try next? I’m a side sleeper, and my husband is a back/side sleeper, though he doesn’t seem quite as affected as me. Thanks!

I can’t claim to be a mattress connoisseur. Most of the ones I’ve had in my adult life have been limited to what I can afford, and thus sub-par. My wife and I found ourselves in a situation where we needed a mattress fairly quickly, and couldn’t afford to go buy a traditional mattress. Neither of us wanted to buy another cheap mattress that would leave us sore after a fitful night’s sleep on a bed with springs sticking into us. At 250 lbs, I’m about 40 lbs over weight, but I had read that even at my ideal weight of 210, many popular boxed mattresses sink through to the slats of the bed. After doing some exhaustive research, I came upon Sleep Sherpa, and used the “GET PERSONALIZED RECOMMENDATIONS” feature at the bottom of the page. I explained our budget, body types, and Ben responded quickly by pointing me to the Nectar. It was well-under our budget, and with a year trial period there was no good reason not to get it.

Often our two medium-sized dogs, two cats, and eight year old son all climb onto our bed to have pow-wows, so we ordered a king-sized mattress. At 10 days for delivery, it took longer to arrive than we might have liked, but that is because demand is reasonably high. So it’s an annoyance, but in this case, the annoyance is a good sign.

As a side note, I ordered a Purple Base for the platform since our room is small, and space is at a premium. The high base allows me to use drawers underneath for my clothes, and thus free up the room, and it turns out to work quite well with the Nectar mattress.

The off-gassing was gone in about the time it took to inflate the mattress, and wasn’t terribly noticeable to begin with, though my nose isn’t the most sensitive so results may vary for other customers. The included pillows are the best pillows I have ever owned. I’ve tried a variety of pillows in the past with a variety of fillings ranging from feathers to gel, and these are the first pillows where I didn’t need to use two to get my head to a comfortable alignment.

My wife likes a firm mattress while I need one even though I like the initial sinking feeling of a soft bed. The Nectar gives me both worlds. Also, the motion transfer on the bed, or lack thereof, is exceptional. For the first time in nine years of marriage, I don’t wake my wife up if I go to bed later than her, and she doesn’t wake me up when she gets up earlier. However, when I get out of bed, I tend to rock back into the mattress to spring myself into a seated position. That doesn’t work so well with the Nectar, but it’s a small price to pay since all the aches and pains previous mattresses gave me have faded.

If there is any flaw mattress, it’s the edge support. Sitting on the edge of the bed is fine for me, but if I lay within about four inches of the edge, it feels like I’m going fall off. It isn’t that big a deal on a king-sized bed, but I could see how it might become an issue on a narrower bed.

The quilted weave for the mattress cover is also very nice. In addition to dissipating the heat well, it feels nice to lay on top of. So nice that you almost feel like you wouldn’t need a fitted sheet. Of course you want to use sheets, but if you ever spent a day doing laundry and find yourself wanting to just lie down for a fifteen minute nap while the sheets are in the dryer, you won’t feel uncomfortable.

Bottom line: If you’re looking for a mattress, with the year trial period, there’s no reason not to give this a try. Also, Ben works hard to give us these reviews, and goes the extra mile to respond to questions, so please use the code here to get your Nectar.

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Product description from Nectar:

The Bed of Your Dreams

At Nectar, we’ve aligned all our efforts around one simple promise: The best sleep of your life, guaranteed.

  • COOL AND COMFORTABLE SLEEP: Nectar’s top layer of quilted memory foam stimulates air flow beneath your body, while the Tencel fabric wicks away unwanted heat and moisture.
  • IDEAL SUPPORT FOR ANY POSITION: Nectar gives you the support of a firm mattress while pampering you with the comfort of a pillow top. Premium materials ensure it perfectly contours your body.
  • DUST MITE PROTECTION: Specially designed materials mean you’ll never have dust mites

We’ve taken the recent advances in mattress and fabric technology and run with them. Our 4 layers of flexible foam meet the CertiPUR-US standards for being free from ozone depleters, PBDEs, TDCPP, mercury, or lead. Having figured out the optimal levels of firmness, coolness, breathability, and comfort – we put them all into one mattress, making it the best mattress you’ve ever slept on. Period.

  • TENCEL COOLING COVER: Helps circulate air and wick away heat while you sleep.
  • QUILTED GEL MEMORY FOAM: Contours perfectly to your body while providing loft and increased air circulation.
  • GEL MEMORY FOAM: Distributes your weight evenly, offering cool, contouring support.
  • ADAPTIVE HI CORE MEMORY FOAM: Supports your body, as only recovery foam can, providing crucial rebound and bounce.
  • BREATHABLE BASE LAYER: Reinforces the contouring and support layers, giving you a stable, breathable foundation.

Try Nectar risk-free for a full year. If you are not 100% happy, we will refund all of your money and collect the mattress for free.

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