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This mattress changed our lives for the better! It is absolutely the perfect firmness and temperature. We had a queen bed for so long and desperately needed a king since our baby sleeps with us. We couldn’t afford the insane prices out there so we took a chance on Nectar and boy did it pay off.
This mattress is so comfortable! I really can’t get over it. We bought it when we moved to our new house. It was perfect timing as it came in the exact day that we moved in. My wife was stressed at the idea of shopping for a mattress in person so being able to do everything online made it super easy. Delivery was quick and setup was incredibly easy. We bought a King. It’s a really comfy bed – not too firm, not too soft. I appreciate that it comes with a nice cover. Lastly, company communication has been great.
I have several properties and I have bought them for each. They are delivered right to your door and so incredibly easy to set up. They come wrapped in a vacuum sealed plastic and come in a bag! a bag. You simply take the rolled up mattress out cut the outer plastic and unroll it on the bed frame, then cut the inner plastic and within moments, the mattress fluffs up. I gave mine about 4-5 hours and then I made the bed and it is comfy! The number one comment I get on my rental reviews is how comfy the beds are! This is a WONDERFUL deal and a super wonderful bed. The folks at Nectar are amazing and very responsive. If you are looking for a new mattress, don’t hesitate ordering this one.
I was very hesitant to buy a mattress without trying it out first, but I did a lot of research and decided to take the risk. I tried several different styles of memory foam mattresses in stores and I’d say this falls right in the middle. It’s not too hard, and not too soft. I sink in just enough to feel supported, but not so much that it’s difficult to move. It took me about two weeks to adjust to it. I was stiff in different places, but after a month, I sleep much more soundly, I wake up less in the middle of the night, and I’m not sore in the morning. I am very pleased with our purchase.
There are a few things that you should always buy in person to check for quality.
Fresh fruit. Diamond rings. Cars.
Up until a few months ago, I would have added mattresses to that list. Wasn’t that one of the morals of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”? Most of us were taught that the moral was that a life of crime does’t pay and you really shouldn’t be sneaking into other people’s houses – especially if they are bears -“ but another, often overlooked moral was “not every mattress will feel JUST RIGHT. Try before you buy.”
When I saw Nectar’s claim of a mattress with optimal comfort, I was skeptical. What worked for Mama Bear and Papa Bear wasn’t what worked for Baby Bear.
But Nectar’s business model intrigued me as did their pricing structure. And if their mattress didn’t work out, I would return it and they would donate it to charity. Win-win.
I’m happy to report that Goldilocks was wrong. There are some mattresses that are JUST RIGHT for everyone. This is one of them. My husband and I both sleep well on our King mattress from Nectar. The quality is fantastic. The business model is sublime. And my bank account is happy that I didn’t spend a small fortune on a bed.
So I guess you could say we’re living happily ever after.
Unlike Goldilocks. Who really shouldn’t have broken into the bears house.
Experience in the company was very good. In addition to speaking our language, the company, the type of mattress, when tailored to the needs of our family to describe the features of nectar mattress, took us an extra effort to understand or did. When the mattress has arrived, we were very impressed by the quality. Hari was perfect. We’ve been sleeping very well. Very strong recommendation
Well, this mattress has been nothing but good to us. I used to wake up with lower back pain and would be stiff for the first 30 minutes or so out of bed. After two nights of sleeping on this mattress, my back pains were gone and I am sleeping better than I have in years. Trust me, this is the solution for your sleeping issues.
I hate mattresses and I think the whole industry is a sham. I hate the cigarette smell of the mattress salesperson at Sleepy’s who tries to sell me on a bed I try, then, as soon as I try a different bed, starts telling me why that bed, not the other, is the best. I think the stores are sleazy. My cousin bought a mattress from Nectar and I thought, why not, since they have a no cost try-out that is so long, plus, I needed my old bed taken away. I love the bed. No really, the bed is outrageous and the customer service person must have checked back with me four times after my order. This was so much better and easier than any other mattress I bought. The mattress feels so good and smells wonderful, fresh. I’m telling my parents and sisters and cousins on Staten Island to buy one.
I’m really glad my friend told me about Nectar. I was working through a research process and was encountering other brands that advertised more. My wife and I had slept on a Tempurpedic, but we were looking for something a little more comfortable and hopefully less expensive. Nectar had great prices and amazing mattresses. Our research had us comparing alot of brands. It was very hard to understand differences sometime but the NECTAR team answered questions for me over the course of about a week and were very forthright. I didn’t think about sleep trials or comfort guarantees or bed bug guarantees or foam types, cover types, anything really until the Nectar folks educated me. It has been 30 days sleeping on the mattress and I just received this request in my email for a review. Honestly, I feel like I one upped everyone and have a better mattress for a better price. That’s their language I think, but it stuck. It’s really comfortable and feels better. I know the mattress is healthy because I researched this part in depth and only wanted a mattress with little chemical production. If you have any questions about buying these things, ask their customer service, they’re great at their jobs and actually seem to care. I never felt like they were trying to sell me. They sounded really busy by the way at the office when I called and when I asked, they said they had just gotten some press on being 100% employee owned and rated very highly and could barely keep up with orders. Ours arrived in three or four days I think to St. Louis and it looks like it shipped Fedex from the West Coast.
The best purchase in a long time. This mattress is a total win. I recommend this mattress if you’re looking for something at a good price yet comfortable. I am currently 6 weeks into my trial and so far so good.
The mattress arrived 3 days after I placed my order. As described it arrived in a nice nylon bag with convenient handles to carry it up the stairs. The mattress unrolled nearly flat immediately, and expanded what appeared to be fully in just a few minutes. There was some minor off gassing that dissipated within 24 hours. We also have a Tempurpedic memory foam mattress. In terms of price and quality, I prefer the Nectar.
We love bed and company people were very helpful and friendly. Funding was automatic and I was very well treated and respected. My mother has asked for a new mattress and let her buy a nectar, as well as price and financing are very good and the bed has an excellent guarantee that does not end.
It comes in a bag all vacuumed sealed. It works great on my bad back! It doesn’t have any weird funky smells. The mattress exterior covering seems really high quality and luxurious! Have been sleeping on it for over 3 months and have never slept better.
Alright. Let me just start by saying until I bought this mattress I had TERRIBLE back issues that made me immobile at times. My partner and I decided it was time to upgrade our mattress because we felt like we couldn’t sleep on a queen size mattress without being on top of each other. When our Nectar mattress arrived we were SO excited and it seemed to good to be true and were about to be ready to send it back. Boy, were we proven wrong. I no longer have back issues, at all. When we sleep in the bed together it’s like I have my own bed. I also have a hard time falling asleep in any other bed that isn’t this one. In this bed as soon as I lay down I pass right out. If you want a quality mattress that is extremely comfortable and will make you sleep like a baby, buy this mattress.
Well, we were asked to give a review and normally I do not. I also did not want to give a review for a bed that I did spend "time" in.
So, it has been 30+ days now and I LOVE IT! I love it because I do not get up in the morning with joint pain in my shoulder and hip. No aches or pains. I sleep well. and my husband says the same thing. I also stay nice and cool at night. I absolutely would recommend NECTAR to my family and friends. I actually already have. And a 2 thumbs up for their customer service. I received it on time and in great shape. All around a AAA+ company to work with. I even put them on MY facebook page!
We purchased this mattress for my son’s room, and he loves it. It was super easy to buy and it was delivered right to our door. It was really easy to set up as well! I absolutely love the way it feels and I find myself lying in my son’s bed now. We’re actually thinking of getting one for ourselves. Oh, and thanks for all the great follow-up.
We do not purchase mattresses often and our last was bought perhaps a decade ago. Ordinarilly, I would never purchase a mattress without trying one in a store. My mother is in palliative care and I have not had time to visit a store so I researched delivery options and was impressed by the reviews and ratings of the Nectar mattress. I decided to try the bed since the return is so easy and no cost. I am so happy. Anyone thinking about a mattress should try Nectar. They say the mattress is constructed with different foams than others, but it is the airflow I noticed the most, despite the very solid feel of the construction. The company said this was the most comfortable mattress and I laughed at first when I heard this, but it is actually true.
I’ve owned the Nectar Mattress for about 8 months now and it’s the best purchase I’ve made for my back‚ The last few mattresses I’ve used sleep well for about 5.5-6hrs and then the backache would kick in and I knew it was time to get up.
With Nectar, I simply don’t want to get up !! I sleep the whole night. I’ve actually changed my sleeping habits, go to bed earlier to get more rest and wake up rejuvenated. To some this all may sound cliche and I think it does to me also, but I honestly have to say that this mattress has made a difference in the way I sleep and wake each morning.
Best of all, they have a 365 day guarantee, if you don’t like it, return it.
Absolutely love this thing! Buying mattresses online is such a gamble, but we hit the jackpot with this one. We bought a king and it’s so comfortable. The mattress arrived compressed and it was super easy to set it up. Very little odor or smell. I recommend it to anyone that is willing to listen.
I’m not exaggerating when I say this is truly one of the best major purchases of my life. By now, you may have heard the hype about the company Nectar. Or perhaps you’re stumbling onto their product for the first time. Either way, you should go ahead and click *Buy* right now. Seriously. Even if you’re not 100% sure about `em. You’ll understand why by the end of this review.
Last year, my wife and I started mattress shopping. We were upgrading from a queen to king. We had so-so mattresses in the past and wanted to do it right, find something that really worked for both of us. You know the cliche: “you spend a third of your life in bed”? Yeah, well it’s true. Now, my wife has woman hips, I am thin and straight. Also cliche. We thought we needed a customizable bed to be truly comfortable, so we tried a SleepNumber. Bad mistake. It really is just two zippered air mattresses, with no localized back/hip support.
So we returned the SleepNumber (for which we had to pay shipping, but I suppose it was worth experimenting). Shortly afterward, I stumbled upon Nectar. As a new company, they didn’t yet have a large online presence. Then I saw the 365 day return policy and said, hey, why not?
One week later, we received our package in the mail. It came vacuum-sealed so we carefully cut the seal and it literally “popped” into place. Instant sleep-ready. Slapped on the sheets and proceeded to sleep like babies. One year later, we are still very happy customers.
Here are the specific reasons for my piling it on:
1 – Free shipping. What?!
2 – The no-hassle 365-day trial. If you don’t like it, you get a full refund. This was a HUGE factor for me, ordering from an online-only company and not yet knowing what firmness was ideal for us.
3 – Forever warranty is NOT pro-rated. Any covered defects, they replace the full value. This is highly unusual, as far as I know.
4 – No boxspring needed. I built my own platform bed and it works great. Plus, their warranty doesn’t require a boxspring, unlike many other companies.
5 – A single level of firmness has managed to satisfy both my wife and me. I’m still surprised, considering my wife has curvy hips and I don’t. But neither of us has had any back or neck pain.
6 – No middle men, hence, significantly lower prices. Funny as it sounds, this is a novel concept in the mattress industry. I don’t know if the typical industry markup is as astronomical as T&N claims, but it’s certainly a ripoff.
7 – The mattress definitely supports “relations”
8 – The whole shopping experience was just easy. Sleek, modern website and email. Clear policies and pricing. Immediate shipping information.
9 – I received a handwritten thank you note from Nectar. Can’t remember the last time that happened with an online purchase.
The only downside I’ve encountered: some fitted sheets these days are a hair too big for this mattress, even for the thicker 11” model. But it’s not Nectar’s fault. It’s because most mattress companies make a gimmick out of 20-layer, 100-inch thickness, and sheet manufacturers have followed suit. For what it’s worth, we ended up with the L.L. Bean Pima Cotton Percale fitted sheet and it worked out nicely.
Yes, this mattress is on the “firm” side but like I said, it’s worked for two (healthy) people with very different body types, which makes me wonder how much marketing hype goes into plush vs. firm. If you’re a side sleeper, I highly recommend a thick pillow, thicker than you may be used to.
Nectar has grown by leaps and bounds recently. And prices have increased ever so slightly since we bought our mattress last year, but it is still one of the best values in the industry. I hope they can manage to maintain their business ethic, great return policy, and pricing. These are what really sold me.
My experience with Nectar has just been flawless. It didn’t take me much time to make the online purchase. The shipping was also very fast. Excellent experience!
After months of research into a new mattress an intro to nectar popped up. I took several weeks comparing my choices to nectar and with help from their customer service (2 thumbs up for them) I chose nectar. I have no regrets. My husband and I have the best nights sleep, the mattress is plush and extremely comfortable and stays cool throughout the night. The warranty is exceptional and the customer service is great. I am very happy that I chose Nectar and would recommend them to anyone.
I first purchased this twin sized mattress for my guest room. My mother found it really comfortable and it was her first experience sleeping on a Nectar. I have slept on it a few times as well and it is amazing! I am going to order a bigger one for myself! The bag showed up super fast, and it was so neat to see how huge it got when we took it out to let it expand. I really like the design and the way this mattress breathes. It feels much higher quality than my last mattress. Definitely worth the price!
I’m like a teenager again (almost 54 now) not wanting to get out of bed. The only bad thing I can say about it is that I don’t want to leave it. This mattress seems like it is going to last forever, that’s maybe why Nectar offers a lifetime warranty. This is one of the most comfortable mattresses we’ve ever slept on! Definitely worth the price. I HIGHLY recommend this product to everyone.
I do not provide reviews and am often very busy. My focus is on things that do actually matter, not reviews. When I received the request for a review I believed it would be good and important to share my experience. As my wife’s back has been hurting for years we have been to very many doctors and my wife is on cortisol and flexeril medications for pain. We were recommended the Nectar mattress by her Chiropractor and thought that was silly, being reccomended a mattress, but her Osteopath also recommended the mattress and we decided to learn more. The sories seemed quite incredible, so we researched the materials and company. We did not find much advertising but there seems to be very much word of mouth and the company representative confirmed that most of the mattresses are sold by recommendation. I thought the company was new but it had been around selling madical beds and I believe that is why their foams seem denser. The company suggested we apply for medicare reimbursement by receiving a prescription for the bed from my wife’s physician and incredibly, her insurance paid for the full cost of the bed. My wife’s takes far less medication for pain in the 30 days since we began sleeping on the bed and she is happier and well rested and this means I am also happier and better rested. It is a most comfortable bed and feels quite unique and enjoyable to rest upon. I have asked Parna’s mother if she would also like one.
I’ve been sleeping on this mattress for a month and it has changed me- I highly recommend this mattress. It’s so comfortable. I couldn’t be happier for the price I paid. Well worth it!
It really is a dream to sleep on. My husband doesn’t want to leave the bed. Thanks for inventing this bed. This mattress saved my back. For the first few nights I thought it was just really comfortable. After a few nights when my back pain disappeared, I realized it was more than just comfort, it was a life saver. We really had been sleeping on an unhealthy bed. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a comfortable mattress and is looking for help with back pains.
Perfect amount of firmness and softness. I would recommend this mattress to anyone who has back problems l have had many back surgeries and is equal to the much higher priced memory foam mattress. This bed is just super.
Nectar is like a secret you may not want to share with just anyone..
I’ve been sleeping on the mattress with my fiancee since we had it delivered on April 19th. We can say that after almost two months that this mattress is fantastic. We have it directly on our carpeted floor and cannot feel the floor, even when we jump with our whole bodies and slam onto the bed. We found it slightly softer than our previous mattress (that’s just our opinion though). Overall, we are extremely happy with the purchase, so much so that we bought a twin mattress for our daybed downstairs.
So far the new mattress has been great! My wife and I are finally enjoying sleeping through the night. I just love this mattress. After the first night, I was pain-free. I just couldn’t believe the difference. It’s soft and also very supportive. I can finally stand up straight right out of bed, haven’t done that in a lot of years. Amazing product!
I never, ever, thought of mattresses. I just bought whichever felt good at the store and was in the price range and probably bought a new one twice now since leaving my parent’s home in 1997 and my Dad used to remind me that a mattress should be changed every 8 years. My boyfriend mentioned Nectar and I like that they will send a new cover if I need it, plus they have a really long Warranty and I think a few pretty famous people have recommended Nectar. Wow. It really is incredibly comfortable and just feels like a whole different experience. My boyfriend loves the new mattress and doesn’t even snore anymore. I like feeling cradled by the bed when we relax or even more, have fun. It’s great.
I wanted to make sure that I could easily return this mattress if I didn’t like it. There is no way this mattress is getting returned. It really is magic! Within 2 days, I felt a good 10 years younger. I’m able to fall asleep faster, and I feel much more rested when I wake up. I don’t think that even during workouts, I’d feel as good as I do when resting on my Nectar. I love the way the mattress sleeps and it is wonderful to relax on the Nectar.
I haven’t slept this well since a long time ago. The first time I laid down, it was quite nice and I do not mean to sound like an advertisement, but it was like sleeping on a cloud. We felt very supported but had no sense of pressure points and it was as if the mattress lifted us in some way. It is a very unique feel. They offer a free return and we tried the mattress because it seemed no risk,, but who want to return it? We are sleeping better so for us, that would be crazy. I can feel the air breath through the airflow channels and the cover is quite supple and buttery. Very impressed and will recommend to others.
I needed to find an affordable, yet good quality mattress. The mattress arrived quickly. It was very easy to set up because literally all you have to do is unroll it and remove the plastic wrap as you roll and that’s it. This is my first memory foam mattress and so far I definitely prefer it to my traditional mattress. .
So so comfortable! I loved the idea of getting a bed rolled up in a bag and delivered to me. I followed the instructions in setting it up and it was so so easy! I aired it out for a few days and when I finally lay on it, it was an absolutely amazing feeling. I guess that’s what happens when you finally get a good mattress. I’ve been sleeping on it for 3 months already and I absolutely love it!
First time I bought a mattress online. I have had it for about a week and I love it. This mattress is so comfortable. It’s like you melt when you lay down, not sure how else to describe it. I am a super satisfied customer. Great value too! Why would I spend so much more at one of those mattress stores, when I can have this? Keep it up Nectar. Highly recommend it to anyone that needs a new mattress.
I’m a rough sleeper, and I have had back and neck pain from sports. I could not believe the comfort of this bed. It was soft yet supportive, and the worst part about my Nectar is although fully rested, I get upset when I have to wake up. It literally makes me want to stay in bed all day. Like clouds!!
I had to wait three days past delivery date. No stock more company said of Queen. I requested rush and they did and bed arrived. Very nice but why wait. Mother lives with us and cares for son and she did not like that they did not also sell box spring. When late the company did offer a discount and received a call from manager who seemed to care. Bed well priced and very nice quality.
Alright. Let’s just say I’m a problem sleeper (insomniac) with chronic back pain. Spring mattresses tend to cause pressure points, and I overheat on memory foam/pillowtops. I’m also working with a pretty tight budget. It HAS GOT to be possible to get a good sleep AND have enough money to eat in the morning. So I did my research, checked out websites, and bit the bullet and bought a Nectar. If you’ve done your research you know what I’ll say next: The bed arrived within a week, unpacking it was a tickle (watching that flat plastic-wrapped slab turn into a full mattress made me grin), and I didn’t notice any chemical smell. To lay on, there’s nothing like it. firm, supportive, but with just enough bounce to feel like a “quality” bed and just enough “sink” to be cushy. Here’s the thing though: the first night I woke up feeling like there was some pressure on my hip, and neck (I sleep on my side, and wake up on my stomach most nights). same deal second, third night. but it’s a 365 night trial, so I decided to give it some time before returning it. Glad I did! the bed just needed some time to break in, and I needed to get used to it. Now I can confidently say that this, every night, is the best sleep of my life. better than the tempur (sink in and overheat) mattress, and it even edges out the (ludicrously expensive and mechanically complex) Sleep Number bed. Support where I need it, soft enough to feel luxurious, not to mention it wicks heat wonderfully and I don’t wake up sweating anymore. All In All, It’s perfect, just remember to really get into that 365 night trial so the bed can break in and you can get used to it.
y’know, like a good pair of shoes.
If you’re on the fence, Just do it. the trial is solid, the warranty is honest (and lacking all that fine print), and the bed is simply superior to anything I’ve tried.
I bought it because it came in a cool bag and being a college student that is amazing since I don’t have time in my schedule to be at my apartment when it gets delivered. It was hefty but so easy to unpack. I highly recommend it!
It was in a magazine and I thought why not. I usually don’t buy on impulse, but two or three celebrities and one was a basketball player, were saying this is the only mattress they will ever buy. I tried it. Absolutely incredible. Soft but solid and just a whole different feel than I have been used to. My brother tried it and bought one also using the referral discount. It’s really great and the customer service person, Rebecca, was very knowledgeable and polite and entirely helpful. The price is terrific and its one of the only things I have bought in a long, long time where I felt like I got the better end of the deal. I also spilled cola on the cover and called to ask how to clean the mattress. They sent me a new cover for free. Really something. I had a Tempurpedic before which cost $3,000 and I don’t have any idea who I would have called if this happened. Buy it.
We have owned a Nectar Queen in our guest room for about 4 months now. We slept on it for the first 2 weeks just to check it out and vowed to replace our King this fall. Every family member who has come for a stay (5 so far- 3 males 1 female, 3 singles, 1 couple), has loved it! Easiest mattress purchase we have made in our 4 decades of married life.
I’m a very picky person, but I decided to order it anyway. My younger brother is coming home after serving in middle east, and I know he’s going to love his new mattress. I’m really pleased with the customer service. The team at Nectar has been just great. They offered us a military discount which was also very nice.
My Husband: Bye bye back pain! Me: I have never slept this comfortably while pregnant! We absolutely LOVE our new mattress! I waited close to a month to make sure I gave enough time to give a fair and honest review. I’m not good with being brief but I’ll do my best!“ my husband has had back pain for the past 10 years. We are both in our early 30s. We visited a well known mattress store over the summer and the salesman told us our current pillowtop mattress was likely to blame as it provided next to zero support on his back and joints. We had never even considered leaning towards a firmer mattress but started researching it more after that initial conversation with him. And after testing a couple out we realized firmer would be a much better fit for us. I never had issues with back pain but I had problem with tossing and turning 800 times during the night! I could never seem to get and STAY comfortable. We tested out multiple mattresses that we liked. What we didn’t enjoy was the price tag on those mattresses. Enter: Google. I did a simple search for best affordable mattresses and came across Nectar. I immediately fell in love with the company. Best part was that it was under our budget! Beautiful music to my penny penching husband’s ears. The price and money back guarantee were a huge deal to him. Well, the mattress arrived a day early and we will likely begin celebrating the anniversary of that date because it has changed our life! Seriously. I am 8 months pregnant with our second child and have been sleeping more comfortably than I ever have before!! I credit it 100% to this mattress. I don’t toss or turn at all! And even better -” I don’t even feel it when my husband moves or gets out of bed in the morning. I wake up feeling refreshed and ready for the day ahead. My husband, someone who has complained for the past four years of our marriage about all his aches and pains in his back, has not complained once since we received this mattress. I asked him for his honest opinion of the mattress so I could share it on here and he said it was one of the best purchases we’ve ever made. He’s extremely happy with it and only regrets that we hadn’t found Nectar sooner. Even if you think you prefer soft, pillow-y mattresses, I would urge you to give this one a try. By no means is it cushiony. I would say it’s about a 7 out of 10 on firmness scale but it forms to your body just enough to make sure feel supported without feeling like you’re laying on a board. To us, the bed still feels “soft” while being extremely supportive. I can’t think of a person who wouldn’t enjoy the way this bed sleeps! I hope this review helps you make your decision. The reviews were what helped give me the confidence to move forward with the purchase so I wanted to pay it forward and provide my own review now that I’ve experienced the mattress for myself.
It’s honestly one of the most comfortable mattresses I have ever slept on. It was very easy to carry into the bedroom, and immediately after we opened it, it expanded. I was having lower back problems when I got it and now they’re gone. It took a while to get used to it, but it was definitely worth it.
Some people hate memory foam mattresses, other love it. If you absolutely hate memory foam, there is very little chance you’ll like this mattress. It’s not quite memory foam, but it’s very similar.
My main point of comparison is a $2,500 (over 3x the cost) Tempurpedic mattress I owned. I was happy with that mattress, but it was time for something new. Researching mattresses I came across Nectar, contacted their costumer support (incredibly responsive by the way) and decided that given their return policy.
I am so glad I did.
I had 2 minor gripes with the tempurpedic:
1. It gets very hot between you and the mattress
2. You kind of sink in – no bounce, kind of hard to move about.
I loved the comfort, support, etc. Well, except the price tag, everything is well made.
* Does not get hot! You don’t sleep hot like with a tempurpedic.
* Feels great. Most comfortable mattress I’ve ever slept in. They did a great job with it.
* You don’t sink in quite as much, it pushes back a little. “localized bounce” is their marketing term, but basically, you don’t totally sink in.
* None so far.
So far I love this mattress. I hope it lasts, but I got nothing bad to say about it. It is very comfortable, their support is amazing, return policy great. Honestly, seems like a great company and they are producing a quality product are a good price.
Highly recommended if you are considering any memory foam mattress.
This mattress really is the real deal! I ordered it and loved it.
Very simple to unpack and set up. I let it breathe and air out for 24 hours. After that the mattress will be ready for a perfect night’s sleep.
I wasn’t a believer at first, but honestly this really is a great mattress! Try it for a few weeks and let it change your life.
I am 63 years old and this is the best mattress I’ve ever had. We bought a queen size for a guest bedroom and liked it so much that we bought a king size for the master bedroom too. As I don’t know how to use these things like kids, customer service has been always there for me, I called them 4 or 5 times and they were so kind. I didn’t have to move a foot from home, just a click and done. I received the mattress so fast and of course, I’m shocked that such an inexpensive mattress can be so comfortable. Highly recommended!
I woke up and it was like my soul was happier. Everything felt better. I literally did not want to get out of bed. My girlfriend stretched and even looked, well, kind of sexier after that first night’s sleep. We must have been sleeping terribly on that spring mattress.
Perhaps this review will help you.
Details: I am 5”10’, 260 pounds, stocky, and was recently not-exactly-diagnosed with sleep apnea. My doctor believes I may have this issue, but without tests, hard to confirm. I had bought a Serta Plush Firm mattress that basically just got flat on top and was left with firm.
So, my review of this mattress is based upon the following:
1) Ease of assembly/setting up: The bag they put this in was easy to move around. Once I got it out of the box and on the frame it was super simple to set up.
2) Inflating: I received the mattress around 2:15 in the afternoon and had on the frame by 2:40 (note: That is only 25 minutes). It was fully inflated in just a few hours and I slept on it that night. If you get the mattress and it arrives after 7PM, let it inflate and sleep on it the next night.
3) Smell: Unlike others I did not have any type of overpowering smell. It just smelled “new” TIP: If you think you may be bothered by the new smell, run your sheets through the washer and use some Snuggle concentrated fabric softener. It’s got a great smell and will counteract any “new” smell of the mattress.
4) Firmness: When you first crawl onto the bed it feels a little firm, but then you sink into it and it really does conform to your body. I always lay on my back and watch some TV when I first get into bed at night. The first night I turned the TV off and laid to my left side. I felt the mattress firming back up to conform to my body.
5) Adjusting: With my old mattress I had to toss and turn several times before I finally got to sleep. I ordered this mattress on Halloween and it arrived 2 days later. Every night since (over three weeks now) I got this mattress I roll over after turning the TV off and I am asleep within 5 minutes! I have not had to toss and turn any night since to get comfortable and fall asleep.
6) Other: With my old mattress during the day I was constantly having to turn my body to try and “pop” the bones around my lumbar area. I’m not doing any of that any more. Also, I would wake up previously and have to stretch my legs and they would just pop from no getting good support. They are not doing that any longer, either.
7) One person said you may not need a pillow and I think another said you will not need two pillows. I am not so sure about the no-pillow option but two will definitely not be needed. I bought a memory foam pillow a few months ago at Belk. It was an Isotonic something or other, and it has relieved all of my neck pain. It was the precursor to getting a memory foam mattress.
8) Heat: I have not had one problem with heat, and I am hot natured. I have bamboo/rayon sheets and they are very breathable and soft. I have an alternative-down memory foam comforter on top of that. I keep my house around 65 year round.
9) Overall: I would recommend this mattress to anyone who asked, and I would purchase again if I had to do all over again.
I hope this helps.
Just to give a little background. I am about 6”3’, 205 lbs and sleep on my back, occasionally on my stomach. My wife is about 5”5’, 115 lbs and only sleeps on her side. About year ago we were looking for a new mattress and I did about 2 months of thorough research before deciding on the Nectar (King size). We had a queen spring mattress on which I slept truly awful, partially because we needed more room but mostly because the bed was just uncomfortable. I keep a mental list of best things I’ve ever paid for in terms of value, impact, quality, etc. and this is top 3 for sure. Seriously changed our lives. We are beyond the honeymoon period with the mattress, we’ve had it for about a year, so we’ve had plenty of nights sleeping on it and opportunity to find fault. Over the past year we’ve slept on a number of other mattresses (friends, family, 3-5 star hotels) and we always sleep better on our Nectar mattress. This is not just a matter of being in a comfortable atmosphere at home, our mattress is just more comfortable. Period.
I was totally skeptical about ordering a mattress online without being able to try it first, but the high ratings and 365-day trial convinced me to give it a shot.
I was super confused when the mattress arrived – and it came way before the shipping window they gave me, BTW – because the bag for the king-sized mattress I ordered was SMALL. After we easily got it out of the bag and cut it out of the shrink wrap, BAM!, there it was at full size in a matter of seconds.
I lay on this thing and I promise I have never enjoyed lying down so much! It’s super comfortable, the perfect softness. Then my husband lay down next to me. I know this because I saw him – NOT because I felt him. I felt nothing. He is 6”1’. It was awesome.
At no point have I regretted this purchase. have already recommended it to any of my friends in the market for a new mattress. Trust me: A great night’s sleep is a click away. I didn’t know what I was missing.
I was looking for an affordable mattress that would also be comfortable. After searching the internet for hours, I almost gave up. I thought I was going to have to go out and buy a super expensive mattress and I really didn’t want to do that. Then, I received a call from my father in law, and while we were talking I told him that we were looking for a good mattress. He told me that he just bought a Nectar and was very happy with it. I finally got something good from my parents in law 🙂
Trust Nectar to live up to the customer satisfaction standards.
Although this wasn’t the right solution for us, they stepped in to make sure that we were fully satisfied with regard to the transaction and refund. Honestly, they could not have done it better.
Full disclosure: Both my wife and I do suffer from “back anomalies”, in my case a congenital defect.
Point being: Most people would probably love this mattress. I’ll bet you will too, and if on the odd chance not, you won’t be dissatisfied with your dealings with Nectar folks. They are great.
This mattress is soft yet surprisingly firm, price is great too. We compared online mattresses and ultimately decided on the Nectar due to the 365 night trial and strong warranty. The mattress arrived as described and the bag with handles was a nice feature as it was king and we needed to carry it up a flight of stairs.
My first night sleeping on this mattress was absolutely amazing. It basically hugged my body. I don’t even remember falling asleep honestly. All I know is that in the morning, I felt very relaxed and think I slept deeply. I enjoyed the gel feel but was cool, not warm as I had thought I might be on this type of bed Can’t wait to get back in bed.
It is rare that I would take time out of my schedule to write a review, but I thought people should know about this. This mattress deserves a positive review of more than 5 stars if that was an option. Do not waste your time or money on any other mattress besides this one!
I don’t think of myself as stupid or a sucker and my wife and I spend alot of time trying to make thoughtful decisons. Now I need to admit that I do think of myself as a little bit of an idiot. We spent over $3,500 on our last mattress. I didn’t even buy NECTAR at it’s price thinking it would seriously be a keeper. My wife found the company and chose the mattress when we were in a rental home waiting for our new house to be completed. At the price, it seemed like a good transition mattress and I thought we would stick it in a guest room down the road.
We received the Nectar and it was interesting to watch an 11” mattress expand from the sealed packaging. The setup was easy enough. When I tried the mattress I approached it pretty gingerly because it seemed odd that it would support me (I am 220lbs – not fat but solid). Then I laid down. Really. This was more comfortable our super “premium” matttress we bought at the store. The Nectar felt enveloping, yet I never actually sank into it and it had this luxurious softness but was still firm.
I didn’t know about the super long warranty or sleep trial or anything else when we bought it. It was just the “temporary” mattress. Well, I ended up buying 4 for the new house plus the one we had. And all of them together probably cost about the same my original mattress.
I don’t buy on price since I have sleep apnea. I buy for comfort and I need a firm mattress (but I like a soft one). I have to take it off to the people who run this business. Just so good. I feel like a fool for ever having bought a different mattress from a store. I also feel taken advantage by al the mattress stores and big brands over the years. My wife says the company called and wrote three times after the sale to check in. That sounds a little annoying but I don’t remember anyone ever checking on my mattress before. This is the only mattress we will ever buy again.
This is the most comfortable memory foam bed my wife and I have ever slept on. It’s firm, but plush. The edges do not give in when sitting on the edge. The bed stays cool throughout the night. I’m a larger man, and my wife has some back problems. This bed handles both issues with amazing comfort. This is easily the best bed on the market. It had no smell even the first night we slept in it. It has a lifetime warranty, and we will have it for the rest of our lives! 5++++ rating!
I recently had to sell everything I own to move across the country. We were previously sleeping on a mattress that cost around $1,800 on a Memorial Day sale. It was great! We like a firm support mattress, and I have issues with my back and neck. Now that I am on a budget, I did my research and found Nectar with all of the positive reviews. I decided to give this a try. The mattress arrived on-time and undamaged. I knew it would arrive in a bag. We carefully opened the bag and rolled out the mattress. At first, the mattress looked like a twin size (ordered a full-size). I was worried but decided to just take the mattress out of the plastic. As soon as I cut the plastic, the mattress became wider. I knew it would get taller once we opened it, but I didn’t know it would get wider.
After 3 nights, I can honestly say that this mattress is amazing. I don’t think I have ever slept so well (and I thought I got great rest with my old mattress)!! We sleep like the dead, we wake up without any pain. LOVE THIS MATTRESS so far!! Will try to post a follow-up in another month or two.
Very plush, yet supportive. Pillows are great too. We returned our Purple mattress and are very happy with Nectar!!
I’ve never bought a mattress sight unseen, but I bought this mattress based mostly on gut and reviews. And guess what? My gut was spot on. Sleeping on this mattress is what I would imagine heaven feels like. I can honestly say this is the best mattress I’ve ever owned.
We tried many different store brands, latex, memory foam, inner spring beds, and none eased the back aches. The return fees, delivery fees added up to around $700 for all the *free trials* adding insult to injury. Happened on the Nectar ad, and after finding out that there was absolutely zero fees involved, decided to give it one more try. The first thing we noticed was that after the initial period of degassing, there was no foul odor left. With a name brand memory foam bed, we left the bed in a room with open windows for two weeks, sprinkled baking soda, vacuumed the mattress, and yet the odor never completely went away. And in comparison to a premium latex bed we purchased for several times higher than Nectar, it was the perfect level of firmness. So after having slept on it for two weeks now, no back aches, no odor, and we wake up feeling very refreshed. Can’t recommend Nectar highly enough.
Its been 3 months since I made my Nectar Mattress purchase, enough time to give an accurate review. We purchased a King.
We received it really quickly after being ordered with no complications. Opening the bag and cutting the wrap allowed the Mattress to expand to its full size, I let it sit for a day to fully expand, no issues there, nor did we notice any excessive smell. Very minor smell and it was gone after a day. For me no aches and pains from switching to this mattress, and my wife has also had no issues. Would certainly purchase this mattress again when the time comes! The cover is great by the way,and has a very high quality feel and look.
I am definately happy with my purchase. I wanted a memory foam mattress and after shopping at multiple stores decided to go with an online provider. I compared Nectar with the other online memory foam mattresses and decided to choose the nectar based on the 365 night trial and the warranty. So far so good. It is definitely more comfortable and a better deal than anything I have seen in stores.
It took longer to ship than expected but Nectars chat support was very helpful. The bed was delivered as expected with the free pillows. After two nughts’ sleep we think it’s a great mattress but a little to soft for us. You really sink into it and it’s very plush. We may need to return just because we need a firmer mattress.
I never knew sleep could be so wonderful. I got my new mattress Oct 11th, due to a back issue I was not able to change out the old mattress for my new Nectar King until this past Sunday the 15th of Oct. As soon as I made the change I laid down, closed my eyes and could not believe how WONDERFUL my new mattress felt. For the last year I have not been able to sleep through the night without waking up 2 or 3 times in pain or discomfort due to my 8 year old pillow top mattress not supporting my body correctly. Since Sunday night I have slept a solid 7 hours every night. I LOVE MY NEW NECTAR KING. I have been sharing with all my family, friends and colleagues at work about my amazing new mattress, and making sure everyone I know has the link to read about Nectar and their product! They all say I sound like a spokesperson for the company!, LOL! Thank you Nectar for creating such an amazing mattress and making it so reasonably priced for anyone to purchase. Wishing you sweet dreams and continued success.
I did A LOT of research on all the new online mattress companies before deciding on Nectar. Many of the negative reviews I’ve read were about the company being backlogged because of the high demand. Isn’t that a good thing?! So many people were freaking out that they didn’t get their mattress in 3-5 days. Everyone needs to calm down. I purchased my mattress on September 27. Initially I was told it would ship in about seven days due to the high demand. That was fine.
Come day seven and it still hadn’t shipped so I simply used the chat function to get an update on the status. The customer service rep was friendly and made sure to get my order out when it was scheduled. The next day I received an update that it was shipped! It look 5 business days to get to me (traveling from WA to NC). I received my mattress two weeks from the time of order. The only thing that could be improved is NECTAR’s internal shipping confirmation was not updated (it said that it still hadn’t shipped for like four days after it had) so I just used the FedEx tracking system which was accurate.
Now, for the mattress. We previously had an old spring mattress, and wanted to upgrade to a King without paying an arm and a leg. So making the change to memory foam was a new experience for us. I wasn’t able to get it set up until about 8pm the day we received it. Almost immediately after getting in on the bed and opening it, my pregnant and tired wife laid on it and didn’t move. I was nervous that it wouldn’t properly inflate because of this, but I couldn’t tell a pregnant lady to get off the bed. The first couple of nights the mattress was extremely soft (makes sense since it hadn’t fully inflated). My wife and I knew it would take some time so we didn’t think much of it. It’s now been a week and the mattress has gotten firmer each day and I believe is fully inflated to how it should be. We are both mostly side sleepers and have found that the mattress is really comfortable! We’ve both actually woken up on our backs some mornings because of how comfortable it is to sleep in any position. We were just talking this morning about how much we love the mattress and are so happy we got it!
In addition, the pillows that we received for free are probably the most comfortable pillows I’ve ever slept on! I feel like it may be a little too tall for me after 6 nights, so I’m going to take some of the foam out and see if that helps but overall I’m very happy to use the pillow every night and love that it was free!
Bottom line: Don’t pay attention to the negative reviews about the customer service/slow shipping. It’s to be expected for a rapidly growing company. They’ll figure it out. The mattress (and pillows) are well worth the wait! I promise you’ll get an amazing night’s sleep! Plus you’ll pay way less for a queen or king (which we got) than you would with other similar mattress companies.
I am very impressed with the quality of this mattress. Upon receiving it and taking it out of the package it almost immediately puffs up and does not have that horrible chemical smell that most mattresses like this have. I used to wake up several times a night And now I find myself in the same position as I was when I went to bed the night before in the morning. I don’t even move! It is also great if you are sharing a bed and you are a light sleeper-I don’t even feel my spouse getting out of bed to get ready for work in the morning. This mattress has been life changing for me. My only complaint is the extra money you are charged if you break it down into monthly payments. They say they don’t charge interest but it comes out to be substantially more if you go that route and I only knew this after-the-fact but honestly it is worth it. I would pay double for the sleep I am getting now.
Nectar Mattress Review
Nectar is a popular "bed in a box" mattress company. How long does a Nectar mattress last? And are they any good? Read on for pros, cons, and comparisons.
Pros and Cons
- Great for side sleepers
- Memory foam sleeps cool
- 365-day trial period
- Only offers memory foam
- Not great for heavy folks
- Slow customer support team
Affordable option for average sleepers
A bed in a box may sound strange, but that’s exactly what Nectar offers.
This online-only mattress offers a comfortable, medium firmness – great for many types of sleeper. Once you order the mattress, it’ll ship rolled up in a box right to your door.
What is the Nectar Mattress?
Nectar Sleep started as an online-only mattress company. They now sell their mattresses in almost 1,500 stores in the United States. If you can’t get to one of their retailers, you can order online and take advantage of their generous 365-day trial period. This gives you plenty of time to try out the mattress.
They offer two mattresses: the Nectar and the Nectar Lush. The Lush model is the premium, 12" version of the original Nectar. Our review will focus on their flagship Nectar mattress.
The Nectar mattress is 11" thick with four distinct foam layers and a breathable base layer. From top to bottom, it features:
- Quilted gel memory foam mattress cover
- Gel memory foam comfort layer
- Adaptive Hi-Core memory foam
- High-density base foam
These layers combine to give you the comfort you want with the air circulation you need to stay cool.
Nectar Mattress Pros & Cons
- No Motion Transfer
The four layers of memory foam do a good job at preventing motion transfer, so you won’t feel when your partner moves.
Memory foam has the reputation of making sleepers hot. But Nectar incorporates a breathable cover and gel foam for a cooler sleep.
365-Night Trial Period
Nectar’s 356-night trial blows the industry standard of 100 nights out the water. They also offer free shipping. If you don’t like the mattress, they’ll return your money and help you get rid of it.
Nectar will replace the mattress for life if it has any defects. The defects must be from normal use or wear. This includes any indents in the memory foam deeper than 1.5 inches.
It’s common for a new memory foam mattress to release a chemical smell, known as off-gassing. The Nectar mattress use modern memory foam that doesn’t smell as much. Any smells it might have will go away after a few days. You can speed up the process by keeping the room ventilated.
Good Edge Support
People who choose a memory foam mattress sometimes struggle with edge support. Their mattress sinks in with any type of weight on the edge. Nectar doesn’t sag at the edge of its memory foam, even with a lot of weigh on it.
The Nectar mattress works well on top of most supportive surfaces, including box springs, foundations, adjustable bed bases, and traditional frames.
- Only Offers Memory Foam
Nectar has sells two mattress models, but both are made of memory foam. You’ll have to go with a different company if you want more options for mattress material.
Heavy Stomach Sleepers May Sink
A heavy stomach sleeper will often sink too much into a memory foam mattress, which throws the spine out of alignment and causes back aches. Nectar isn’t able to provide the firm hip support that this type of sleeper needs.
Not Much Bounce
Since the Nectar is a dense memory foam mattress, it doesn’t have a lot of bounce. This makes it harder to change positions and get out of bed.
Not a Traditional Innerspring Feel
The top four layers provide the cushiony comfort many sleepers desire, though it won’t provide the same kind of innerspring firmness that some sleepers need.
Some customers report slow shipping times of up to three weeks to receive their mattress. Others cite slow response times from the customer support team.
How Does the Nectar Mattress Feel?
With the Nectar mattress, you’ll get that classic memory foam feeling of sleeping in the bed rather than on top of it. This is great for sleepers who like the feeling of being hugged by their mattress. But some people prefer a mattress with more responsiveness and bounce.
Where do you fall on the spectrum? Read on for our break down of how the Nectar mattress might feel to you.
We give the Nectar mattress a rating of 6–6.5 on a firmness scale out of 10 (10 being a rigid surface). It’s a medium firmness, so it’s great for sleepers who need pressure relief.
Unlike some memory foam mattresses, the Nectar sinks in slowly under your weight. It might feel a bit firmer when you first lie on it, but it’ll soften underneath you within a few seconds.
Keep in mind that your weight will affect how firm the mattress is to you. Petite people will find that the mattress feels a bit firmer. Heavy people may find that it feels softer.
The Nectar uses dense base foams that make it a supportive option for most types of sleepers. You won’t feel like you’re sinking all the way to the bottom of the mattress. But if you weigh more than 250 pounds, the Nectar mattress might not give you the support you want.
The mattress stands out in terms of pressure relief because it has three memory foam layers that conform to the body. Side sleepers especially will welcome the softness around the shoulders and hips.
That sinking feeling also makes it a good choice for back sleepers who need a mattress to contour to the lower back.
If you sleep on your stomach, however, you’ll need a firmer mattress to keep the body flat. The Nectar mattress’s cushy pressure relief means your hips will sink out of line with the rest of your body.
If you tend to sleep hot, you’ve probably heard to stay away from memory foam. Traditional memory foams trap body heat and keeps you toasty throughout the night.
Since Nectar uses gel foam that dissipates the heat instead of holding onto it all night, you’ll feel cooler. With this mattress, you’ll get that hugging feeling you want without an increase in temperature.
Your partner could toss and turn all night, and you probably wouldn’t feel a thing. A memory foam mattress is the best option for absorbing motion. The Nectar mattress is no different.
This also means that the mattress doesn’t have much bounce. It’s not the easiest bed to move around on since it molds so well to your body.
A memory foam bed-in-a-box isn’t going to give you the best edge support possible. But for what it is, the Nectar mattress gives surprisingly decent support. It’ll perform just fine for average and petite couples who want to use the full surface of the mattress.
Heavy couples will want to look for a bed with better reinforcement around the edges for better support.
Nectar Mattress Pricing
One of the biggest draws of the Nectar mattress is its affordability. For the price, you get great materials like high-density foams certified by CertiPUR-US. This means their foams don’t contain harmful substances like ozone depleters and lead.
To sweeten the deal, Nectar also includes a free gift like a mattress protector or weighted blanket with the purchase of a mattress.
Check out their prices below to see if it fits in your budget:
- Twin – $499
- Twin XL – $569
- Full – $699
- Queen – $799
- King – $999
- Cal king – $999
Buying the cheapest mattress possible won’t get you the best quality. But when you consider the Nectar’s low price along with its Forever Warranty, it’s a great value.
Who Should Consider the Nectar Mattress?
The Nectar is a good choice for many types of sleepers. You’ll benefit the most from this mattress if:
You love memory foam but get too hot
The Nectar mattress uses cooling gel memory foam and a breathable cover. These features wick away heat and moisture from your body so the mattress sleeps cooler.
You’re a side or back sleeper who needs pressure relief
The Nectar has a medium firmness that makes it a good choice for side and back sleepers. Its four foam layers supports your spine while cushioning your joints and pressure points.
You don’t want to disturb your sleeping partner
Since the Nectar has good edge support and motion isolation, it’s a great option for couples. You’ll both get a better night’s sleep and wake up feeling more refreshed.
You weigh less than 250 pounds
The Nectar is an all-around good mattress for people in the petite to average weight range. If you’re a bigger person looking for a supportive mattress, you’ll sleep better an innerspring or hybrid mattress.
You don’t like shopping at mattress stores
Buy a Nectar mattress online and choose your delivery preference. You can opt for regular delivery to your doorstep or White Glove Service, which includes bed setup and even removes your current mattress (for an extra fee).
How It Compares
The Casper mattress introduces a layer of latex foam underneath memory foam. Latex is known for its responsiveness and bouncier quality. You won’t feel as "stuck" in this mattress thanks to the latex and zoned support.
The zoned support layer adapts to different sleeping positions for a more balanced feel. But if you sleep on your stomach, you might not get enough support to keep your spine aligned.
Both the Casper and the Nectar pretty much have the same medium firmness. The Casper has more bounce, making it easier to get off the mattress. But the Nectar mattress keeps sleepers cooler.
The Casper is more expensive than the Nectar. It retails for $1,095 for a queen size, and it has a 100-day trial period.
Tuft & Needle
The original Tuft & Needle mattress is another bed-in-a-box foam mattress. It offers temperature-controlled, contouring foam on a medium-firm bed.
It only has two foam layers instead of Nectar’s four, but it offers a neutral sleeping surface that’s good for all sleeping positions. Unlike the Casper or Nectar mattresses, the Tuft & Needle has enough support to keep stomach sleepers aligned. But petite side sleepers might find this mattress too firm.
The Tuft & Needle costs only $595 for a queen. It also offers a 100-day trial period compared to Nectar’s 365-day trial.
The original Purple model is a breathable mattress that uses a polymer top layer instead of memory foam. The layer has a unique grid structure that moves with you as you change sleeping positions.
The material feels more like a gel or silicone material. The Purple mattress is bouncier, so you’ll avoid that "sinking in" feeling that comes with Nectar’s memory foam mattress. This also means that lightweight side sleepers might not press deeply enough into the mattress to feel pressure relief.
The Purple is a lot more breathable than a memory foam mattress. It’s a great option that lets you move around easily and sleeps cool. It costs more at $1,099 for a queen and comes with a 100-day trial period.
Nectar offers a firm, yet comfortable bed for most sleeping positions. If you like the feel of a memory foam mattress, but want something a bit denser, it could be a good option.
You can’t go wrong with the 365-day trial period, which gives you the chance to try the mattress in all seasons and temperatures. If you change your mind, you get your money back and can try another brand.
Nectar Mattress Review: Best Mattress for the Money?
Nectar Mattress Ratings
- 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?
|Top Tencel Layer||1 inch||n/a|
|Cooling Gel Support Layer||1 inch||14|
|Transition Layer||3 inches||15|
|Base Layer||6 inches||55|
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.
|Size||Price with 2 premium pillows|
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
- 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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
The facts on memory foam smell and mattress 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. This unpleasant odor is caused by the materials used to make the mattress and lasts up to 4 weeks.
The good news is that some mattress brands make their foam from better components that reduce or eliminate memory foam smell. This article explains how, and tells you what to look for to make sure your mattress comes odor-free.
What causes memory foam smell?
Memory foam smell comes from a reaction called “off-gassing.” If you’ve ever smelled fresh paint, dry cleaning, or the inside of a new car, that’s off-gassing.
New foams and many other manufactured products experience off-gassing. It happens when “volatile organic compounds” (VOCs) break down. As opposed to being stable, these “volatile” (or unstable) compounds break apart, most commonly forming gasses — hence the term off-gassing.
In mattresses, the most common place to find VOCs is in the foam and adhesives. They can include chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), formaldehyde, benzene, methylene chloride, toluene, trichloroethane, naphthalene, perfluorocarbons.
These "volatile" (or unstable) compounds break apart, mostly forming gasses.
The short answer is no. While the odor from mattress off-gassing is unpleasant,for most people it’s not harmful. A small percentage of owners report difficulty breathing, headaches, nausea, eye and throat irritation, and asthma. The symptoms stop when the person is no longer near the mattress though, and go away once it airs out.
Also, despite the fact that some of the chemicals that cause mattress off-gassing odors are classified as carcinogens or potential carcinogens, no studies have shown memory foam is toxic or causes cancer. Still, many people choose to reduce their chemical exposure as a lifestyle choice, and want to sleep on a mattress as chemical-free as possible.
No studies have shown memory foam is toxic or causes cancer.
While a completely chemical-free mattress doesn’t exist, you can limit your exposure by finding one containing foam certified by CertiPUR-US®. CertiPUR-US® independently tests and verifies which foams are made without harmful VOCs, phthalates, CFCs, heavy metals, formaldehyde and PBDEs.
Also, plan to let the bed air out for 3-7 days in a well-ventilated room or garage before use.
Not only does the foam in Amerisleep mattresses meet the Certi-PUR® standards, but we also use plant-based materials instead of petroleum to make our foam. On top of that, our patented manufacturing process is the only one that meets the standards of the Clean Air Act. No other mattress brand is more sustainable or eco-friendly than Amerisleep.
CertiPUR-US® standards for content, emissions and durability, and are analyzed by independent, accredited testing laboratories.
Mattress off-gassing refers specifically to odors from the breakdown of VOCs. A new mattress can also have other smells unrelated to memory foam off-gassing though. Even products like plant oils and natural fabrics can produce some smell.
If you buy a mattress low in VOCs (like from Amerisleep) and it still has a slight scent, don’t worry. It’s probably not memory foam off-gassing, and will often quickly go away.
Learn how Amerisleep memory foam compares to other memory foam.
New Mattress Off-Gassing: How Long Will the Smell Last?
Are you growing tired of your old coil spring mattress? If you are thinking about making the switch to memory foam, you are not alone. A growing number of people are turning to online “bed-in-a-box” retailers that offer the chance to get a new mattress quickly and easily delivered right to your front door. All that you have to do is open the box, sit back and watch your mattress expand to full size. Before you do, learn more about the “new mattress smell” that you can expect when you lay out your new bed, and whether you should be concerned about its effects on your home’s indoor air quality.
What is causing my new mattress to smell?
Most new mattresses will have a certain chemical odor when they are first delivered. This is especially true for those that come in a box, rolled up and vacuum-sealed, because the lack of airflow through the package can cause the “new mattress smell” to become concentrated. When you open your mattress, you will probably notice an odor coming from the foam, caused by a process called off-gassing.
Off-gassing is that “new” smell that we associate with new cars, a fresh coat of paint and, yes, new mattresses. When your mattress comes in an airtight package, the volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) used in the manufacturing process remain trapped in the mattress with nowhere to go. After you open the box and lay out your mattress, the foam starts to expand and some components used to make the mattress will start to break down. These VOCs are then released as a gas, causing the distinct off-gassing smell.
What chemicals do mattress release during off-gassing?
The off-gassing smell usually comes mainly from the foam and adhesive elements of the mattress. The exact chemical makeup of the VOCs that off-gas from a mattress varies from mattress to mattress, but independent tests have shown that they can include benzene, toluene chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and formaldehyde.
On the websites of many leading mattress brands, such as Purple, Casper and Tuft & Needle, you can find information on the different VOC certifications and standards that they adhere to. Common certifications to look for are CertiPUR-US, GREENGUARD Gold and STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX.
Is off-gassing harmful to your health?
VOCs are emitted by a wide range of household products, including furniture, paint and cleaning supplies. Exposure to VOCs can cause nausea, headaches, dizziness, loss of coordination and eye, nose and throat irritation, though, in the case of mattress off-gassing, many consumers report that these symptoms go away once the mattress has been aired out. Some of the more severe health effects caused by VOC exposure can include damage to the kidneys, liver or central nervous system. Additionally, some VOCs that off-gas are suspected or known carcinogens, such as formaldehyde.
One thing to remember, however, is that you are exposed to relatively low levels of VOCs while your mattress is off-gassing, and studies have yet to show whether exposure to low levels of VOCs during mattress off-gassing will cause increased health effects over time. Even so, the cumulative off-gassing of items in your home can contribute to adverse health effects, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. Long-term exposure to VOCs in the air can increase cancer risks, as well as cause damage to the kidneys, liver and central nervous system. For this reason, both mattress manufacturers and indoor air quality experts recommend letting your mattress off-gas in a well-ventilated area, preferably one outside of your home.
How long will my mattress off-gas?
Some mattress manufacturers may take steps to make sure that some of the off-gassing processes happens before the mattress is packaged and shipped. However, it should be noted that even if the bulk of the off-gassing occurs outside of your home, your mattress will still off-gas in some capacity throughout the time that you have it in your home.
The amount of off-gassing that you can expect depends on the type of mattress that you buy, the density of the foam inside the mattress, the chemicals used in the manufacturing process and the way that your mattress is packaged. The strongest off-gassing smell will fade within a few days to a couple of weeks, according to most major mattress manufacturers, though you may notice a faint smell for longer.
How much do leading brand mattress off-gas?
Tuft & Needleoffers two different polyfoam mattress options: the Original and the Mint. Both hold CentriPUR-US, GreenGuard Gold and STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX certifications. Buyers of Tuft & Needle mattresses can expect mild off-gassing that dissipates within a few days.
Leesamattress is a CertiPUR-US certified multilayer foam mattress made from a combination of memory foam and polyurethane. After opening, buyers will notice a strong off-gassing smell that should fade within a few days.
Casperoffers three different mattresses: the Caper, the Wave and the Essential. All three are made with layers of memory foam and polyurethane, but the Wave also includes a layer of natural latex. All Casper mattresses are CentriPUR-US certified. You can expect some off-gassing from Casper mattresses, but the odor typically dissipates within 24 hours.
Purplemattresses consist of an elastic polymer grid layered over CertiPUR-US certified polyurethane foam. New Purple mattresses may have a very faint off-gassing smell that fades quickly. However, many consumers report no off-gassing smell at all.
Tempur-Pedicoffers a wide range of memory foam mattresses. The off-gassing odor strength varies among models, but consumers can expect it to dissipate within the first two weeks.
Tips for off-gassing a new mattress
Some manufacturers recommend airing out a new mattress for three to seven days in a garage or well-ventilated room before sleeping on it, while others claim that you can start using your mattress within the first few hours after opening it. Use your nose as your judge. Avoid sleeping on your new mattress while you can still smell a strong off-gassing odor. If the strong smell persists after a week or two, consider returning your mattress and searching for a more air-quality-friendly alternative.
How can I speed up the off-gassing process of my new mattress?
When searching for a new mattress, pay attention to the VOCs used in the manufacturing process. If you cannot easily find the chemical compounds present in the mattress, and you cannot get a straight answer from the manufacturer, consider exploring other brands. You have a right to know which potential chemical emissions you may be bringing into your bedroom.
Your mattress manufacturer will list recommendations for the off-gassing of your particular mattress, but listed below are some helpful tips to speed up the off-gassing process.
- Open your mattress outside of your house and let it off-gas for at least two days in a well-ventilated area with a cross breeze.
- If you cannot avoid off-gassing your mattress inside of your home, you should open your windows and increase air circulation where possible. Fans and air filtration systems can also help improve the ventilation in your house.
- If you have a spare room, try leaving your mattress in there to off-gas for the first few days before bringing it into your bedroom.
- Some manufacturers recommend pouring baking soda on the mattress while you air it out to speed up the off-gassing process.
- If you would like to use the new mattress but the off-gassing smell persists, you can add a mattress cover to help contain the chemical smell to the bed. When you remove the cover to wash it, you will likely smell the off-gassing odor again, though it should dissipate over time.
While the health effects of mattress off-gassing are still being studied, it is always a good idea to protect yourself from VOC exposure whenever possible. It may be hard to avoid off-gassing altogether when you buy a new mattress, but by following the simple steps above, you can enjoy a good night’s sleep knowing that you are actively protecting your indoor air quality.