Nectar Mattress Review
Our Nectar mattress review highlights this new luxury foam mattress that recently hit the market. Nectar Sleep set out to create the most comfortable mattress possible, using the best materials, at the best possible price to the consumer.
The company offers an industry-leading 365 night sleep trial, a “forever warranty”, and will even send out a new cover for the mattress if you need a new one.
Nectar Sleep is really going over and above to prove to customers that their mattress will not only last, but be the last mattress you purchase!
FAQ: Read about Nectar in our Top 10 Best Mattresses of 2017 Guide
Read our Nectar mattress review to see what we feel about this exciting new mattress!
Construction and Materials
The Nectar mattress is a 11″ all foam mattress made up of 4 layers of various foams.
- 1″ Top Comfort Layer – This layer is 1″ of quilted foam that is sewn into the cover that is designed to improve airflow and and relieve pressure points, while providing softness and a luxurious feel to the top of the mattress.
- 1″ Support Layer – This layer is 1″ of 4lb patented Lush Foam semi-open fast-recovery gel memory foam, which provides primary support and aids in cooling and comfort.
- 3″ Transition Layer – This layer is 3″ of 3lb medical grade cooling gel embedded foam that acts as a transitional support layer between the upper and lower layers and also aids in cooling the mattress.
- 6″ Foundation Layer – This layer is 6″ of high density foam that acts as the foundation and provides deep compression support.
The cover of the Nectar mattress mattress is made up of soft, long staple cotton that includes Tencel – a fabric more absorbent than cotton, softer than silk, and cooler than linen.
The cover is naturally bed bug resistant and actually circulates air throughout the upper layer of the mattress to improve airflow and circulation.
The cover and exterior of the Nectar mattress is extremely soft and luxurious feeling, something we normally see only in mattresses costing 3-4x the cost of the Nectar.
This cover can be replaced by the company if you need a fresh cover after sleeping on the mattress over time, at no charge – which is something we have never heard a mattress company doing.
Firmness & Support
The Nectar mattress only comes in one firmness option which we rate it at a 6-7 out of 10 (10 being the firmest).
The Nectar mattress feels like more of medium – firm mattress, in that the top comfort layer provides a soft, luxurious feel with the underlying support layers providing firmer support below.
With many mattresses, since I am a heavier sleeper, I tend to press through the top comfort layers and feel more of the support layers which are often harder and not as comfortable.
This isn’t the case with the Nectar, as I don’t immediately compress through the comfort layers and come to rest on base support layers.
Both Kaye and myself felt the Nectar was on the firmer side of the spectrum, but quite comfortable due to the upper comfort layers and the luxurious cover materials.
The Nectar mattress provides a good degree of support for a heavier sleeper like myself from the denser foam foundation layers combined with the top comfort layers.
We felt the Nectar mattress does a good job of providing support in all sleeping positions for both Kaye and myself sleeping as a couple.
As we are primarily side sleepers, we like mattresses that provide enough give in the top comfort layer to support our shoulders and hips, while also having the firmness if we switch to our stomach or back.
The Nectar definitely provides the support we need for back and stomach sleeping, and surprisingly also provided a comfortable, supportive side sleeping environment which I was initially surprised that it would.
I usually prefer much softer top layers in mattresses, often choosing softer memory foam layers that hug and mold to my hips and shoulders, but the luxurious comfort layer in the Nectar does a really great job at giving that same feeling.
The Nectar mattress is quite comfortable, with the sumptuous top layer with the Tencel cover material providing a soft and supple sleeping environment, while the various foam layers below work to support and contour the body during sleep.
The layers of gel foam and adaptive foam provide the response needed to switch positions during the night and support my heavy bodyweight with ease, without causing too much movement during the night for Kaye when I get up or move around.
The Nectar is also great for late night amorous couple’s activity as well, with the bed providing good push-back and bounce needed for sex, without experiencing that sinking down into a hole feel that traditional memory foam feels like.
The Nectar mattress is both very supportive as well as being a very comfortable mattress, and the premium materials all lend themselves to accomplishing this.
The Nectar does a good job of not sleeping hot due to the various gel-infused foam layers in the mattress and the quilted foam within the cover that aids in air circulation.
As a couple who has tested over 50 mattresses, this is a big deal for us and something that the Nectar does a great job at – preventing heat buildup or causing sweating during the night.
Taken together, all of this technology does a great job of keeping the Nectar mattress quite cool. We did not experience the sticky feeling that we often do with foam mattresses in the least bit which was something we really were thankful for.
Sinkage & Motion Transfer
The Nectar mattress does a good job with minimizing sinkage, especially compared to most mattresses we have reviewed. As we always preach, sinkage (and motion transfer) is largely weight dependent.
The fact that I weigh around 230lbs tends to have a rather large bearing on the degree of sinkage I experience when sitting and lying on a mattress.
Kaye, who is half my weight, experiences much less sinkage than I do, but again this is to be expected due to her much lighter weight.
I don’t sink down much at all when sitting on the Nectar, due to the high quality dense foam layers, which is impressive given that my heavier weight often causes me to “bottom out” when sitting on many mattresses on the market.
Edge support is very good with this mattress, and better than many mattresses we have reviewed. The high density foams used in the construction of the mattress do a good job at providing even support throughout the mattress, including the edge.
I slept near the edge at times to test this and did not experience any of the “rolling off” the edges or having them become compressed under my weight.
Motion transfer was also excellent (minimal!) due to the all-foam construction, which is known to offer superior reduction in motion transfer between sleepers moving during the night.
This is often a big issue for us, when my heavier 230lb body moves or gets out of the bed and wakes Kaye up during the night (who as a result is often not happy!)
Kaye felt no disruption in her sleep when we changed positions during the night which made for happy sleeping for both of us 😉
Smell / Off-Gassing
The Nectar mattress gets high marks in this category for not having too much of a noticeable smell upon opening the box.
There was markedly less off-gassing and odor that foam mattresses usually have, which was rather surprising to us given the all foam construction.
Nectar really shines in the customer service department, by offering some options that are above and beyond what other mattress manufacturers offer such as:
- 365 night Trial period
- “Forever Warranty” for the life of the mattress
- Free Shipping
- 100% money back guarantee for Returns / Refunds
- Click here and SAVE $100 using our code: MFT100
The Nectar mattress is extremely reasonably priced, coming in at $695 for a Queen (after applying the MFT100 coupon), which is a great price given the quality materials and construction used in this mattress.
The Nectar mattress is a great mattress that combines multiple layers of high quality foam with a soft and extremely comfortable pillow-top cover.
The premium materials and excellent craftsmanship make it a luxury mattress that can compete with other beds costing much more, and one that surpasses many of these higher priced mattresses.
The Nectar mattress provides a good medium-firm feel and good support for all sleeping styles, albeit at a bit firmer feel. This makes the mattress have less motion transfer, sleep cool, and have good edge support which is a great feature for couples that share a bed.
The Nectar is a good choice for those that like the hug and contour of foam without feeling “stuck in a hole” like some foam mattresses do.
We feel that the team behind Nectar really got things right and has created a luxury foam mattress that delivers excellent support combined with extremely comfortable materials, at a price that can’t be beat.
If you are looking for a luxury mattress, you can’t go wrong choosing a Nectar Sleep mattress, which we really enjoy and highly recommend as one of our top 3 mattresses in our Top 10 Best Mattresses of 2017 Guide
We hope this Nectar mattress review helps in your next purchase decision!