IDLE Sleep Gel Foam vs. Nectar

Today again, we’ll be comparing two all foam mattresses: IDLE Sleep Gel Foam and Nectar. Although they look pretty similar, they are very different in terms of construction and feel.

While the IDLE Sleep Gel Foam is a 12″ mattress that comes with 5 levels of contoured support and various adaptive gel fused layers, the Nectar combines multiple layers of high quality foam with a soft and extremely comfortable pillow-top cover.

Read our review to see what we think about these mattresses and what are our experiences and pick the one that will best work for your specific needs and sleep preferences. Last updated Dec 20, 2020 @ 11:31 pm

 

IDLE Sleep Gel Foam

Construction and Materials

The Idle Gel Foam mattress is a 12″ all foam mattress made up of the following layers:

  • 3″ Top Comfort Layer – This layer is 3″ of the Idle Cooling Buoyancy foam. It is a special blended foam with gel infusion that reacts faster than memory foam and provides better support, pressure relief and cooling.
  • 2″ Transition Layer – This layer is 2″ of supportive transition foam that features perforated holes that increase breathability and provide extra responsiveness which makes changing positions and getting in and out of bed during the night much easier. It also serves as a transition layer between the softer top comfort layer and firmer base below.
  • 7″ Base Layer – This layer is 7″ of durable high-density foam that provides deep compression support, minimizes motion transfer, serves as the foundation for the layers above and provides greater durability and stability to the mattress.
Idle Gel Foam mattress layers

Idle Gel Foam mattress layers

The cover of the IDLE Gel Foam mattress is a high quality 450GSM washable quilted cover which wraps around the 100% natural cotton barrier.

The cover is extremely soft and breathable and is designed to work with the body’s natural thermal capabilities. It will keep you warm when you are cold and cool you down when you feel hot.

Firmness and Support

The IDLE Gel Foam mattress is a universal comfort model designed to appeal to a wide range of sleepers with different needs and sleep preferences.

We felt it to be a medium firm mattress and would rate it around a 6.5 out of 10 (10 being the firmest).

In terms of support, the Idle Gel Foam mattress does a really good job of providing excellent support in all sleeping positions with the top comfort layer of soft Idle blended foam with gel infusion providing body hug and contour and enough response, the special hole punched transition layer and firmer high-density support layer providing the deep compression support for the body.

IDLE Gel Foam mattress - corner view

IDLE Gel Foam mattress – corner view

Comfort

The IDLE Gel Foam mattress combines the luxurious Idle Buoyancy Foam with the special transition foam that features perforated holes to provide an ideal balance of cushioning comfort and support necessary for all sleeping positions.

There is also a good degree of bounce and responsiveness with this mattress too coming from the Idle Cooling Buoyancy Foam and from the layer of foam with perforated holes that provides extra responsiveness which makes changing positions and getting in and out of bed during the night much easier and makes this mattress ideal for sex.

IDLE Gel Foam mattress - corner view

IDLE Gel Foam mattress – corner view

Sleeping Hot

The IDLE Sleep Gel Foam mattress sleeps pretty cool due to the special cooling buoyant foam that prevents the retention of heat and the unique hole punched transition layer which allows greater airflow through the mattress and aids in cooling.

In addition the cover of this mattress is highly breathable and is designed to work with the body’s natural thermal capabilities.

Sinkage and Motion Transfer

The IDLE Sleep Gel Foam mattress does a good job of minimizing the amount of sinkage and motion transfer, especially compared to most mattresses we have reviewed.

The special buoyancy foam it its top comfort layer and hole punched foam used in its transition layer and the high-density support layer worked perfectly well together to prevent excessive sinkage and eliminate the feeling of being stuck in foam.

Edge support is also good with this mattress and Andrew didn’t compress the edges too much at all when sitting or lying near them.

IDLE Gel Foam mattress - profile

IDLE Gel Foam mattress – profile

As for motion transfer, it is minimal with this mattress. There is some amount of bounce and responsiveness coming from the Cooling Buoyancy Foam and the hole punched layer, but the base foam layer of dense foam prevents excessive motion transfer.

Smell / Off-Gassing

The IDLE Sleep Gel Foam mattress get high marks in this category for not having too much of a noticeable smell upon opening the box.

The company uses only Natural, CentiPUR-US certified foams which significantly minimizes the degree of off-gassing that all foam mattresses usually have.

Customer Service:

  • 18 Full Month Home Trial
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Free Shipping
  • 100% money back guarantee for Returns / Refunds
  • American made

Price

The IDLE Sleep Gel Foam mattress is more than reasonably priced and comes in at only $600 for a Queen. This is a great price given the quality materials and construction used in this mattress.

Click here to read the full IDLE Sleep Gel Foam mattress review.

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Nectar

Construction and Materials

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

  • 1″ Top Comfort Layer – This layer is 1″ of quilted foam sewn into the cover and designed to improve airflow, relieve pressure points, provide pain relief, softness, and a luxurious feel to the top.
  • 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 aids in cooling and serves as a transitional support layer between the upper and lower layers.
  • 6″ Foundation Layer – This layer is 6″ of high-density foam that provides deep compression support and serves as the foundation.

The cover of the Nectar 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. It adds to the soft and luxurious feel of this bed, allows the circulation of air through the upper layer to improve airflow and circulation, and is naturally resistant to bed bugs.

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Nectar mattress corner view

Nectar Sleep is unique in that it offers its customers the option to replace the cover at no charge. Therefore, if the existing cover wears out, you don’t have to spend your money on buying a new mattress when you can simply replace the cover.

Firmness and Support

The Nectar mattress, like IDLE Sleep Gel Foam, only comes in one firmness option which is medium firm and scores 6 out of 10 on the firmness scale, with 10 being the firmest.

Its top comfort layer provides a soft, luxurious feel, while the underlying support layers made of dense foam provide firmer support below and do not allow heavier sleepers like Andrew who is 230lbs to press through the top comfort layers and come to rest on the base support layers.

The Nectar provides good support for all sleeping positions. It provides the necessary support for back and stomach sleeping and it provides enough give in the top comfort layer to perfectly hug and mold to hips and shoulders when sleeping on your side.

Nectar mattress profile

Nectar mattress profile

Comfort

Just like the IDLE Gel Foam, the Nectar is a very comfortable mattress. The top layer with its Tencel cover provides a soft and supple sleeping environment, while the layers below consisting of gel foam and adaptive foam support and contour the body during sleep.

These underlying layers also provide the needed response when switching positions during the night and a nice degree of push-back and bounce ideal for late night amorous activities of couples.

Sleeping Hot

The Nectar mattress, like the IDLE Sleep Gel Foam, does a good job at reducing heat, sleeping cool, and eliminating sweating and the feeling of stickiness present with many other memory foam mattresses. This is due to its multiple gel-infused foam layers and the quilted foam within the cover that allows easier circulation of air.

Sinkage and Motion Transfer

The Nectar does a pretty good job in this category. It does not cause too much sinkage when lying or sitting on the mattress due to the high-quality dense foam layers used in its construction.

Nectar edge profile

Nectar edge profile

Edge support with this mattress is also good, and it prevents you from rolling off of the bed when sitting or sleeping near the edge.

Motion transfer with the Nectar mattress is almost non-existent due to its all-foam construction known for its capability of reducing the motion transfer when adjusting positions or getting in and out of bed during the night.

Smell / Off-Gassing

Nectar gets high marks in this category too for not having any noticeable smell upon opening the box. There is not much off-gassing and odor with this mattress as it is the case with many other memory foam mattresses, and any smell present dissipates within 24 hours.

Customer Service:

  • 365 night Trial period
  • “Forever Warranty” for the life of the mattress
  • Free Shipping
  • 100% money back guarantee for Returns / Refunds

Price

Nectar is reasonably priced, coming in at $799 for a Queen. This is a great price for a mattress of such a high quality.

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IDLE Sleep Gel Foam vs. Nectar Mattress Comparison

Below is our comprehensive side-by-side comparison of the IDLE Sleep Gel Foam vs. Nectar mattress.

 IDLE Sleep Gel FoamNectar
Layers3″ of the Idle Cooling Buoyancy foam, 2″ of supportive transition foam, 7″ of durable high-density foam1″ of quilted foam, 1″ of 4lb patented Lush Foam, 3″ of 3lb medical grade cooling gel embedded foam, 6″ of high-density foam
Height12″11"
CoverA high quality 450GSM washable quilted cover which wraps around the 100% natural cotton barrierSoft, long staple cotton including Tencel
Firmness6.5 out of 106 out of 10
SupportExcellentVery good
Motion TransferMinimalMinimal
Price-Queen$600$799
Price-King$760$999
WarrantyLifetimeEverlong warranty
Trial Period18 Full Month Home Trial 365 days
Shipping Free shippingFree shipping
Refunds & ReturnsYes100% money back guarantee for Refunds and Returns

 

Which Mattress Is Right for You?

Choose the IDLE Sleep Gel Foam mattress if you like:

  • Classic memory foam feel – The IDLE Sleep Gel Foam mattress features various layers of special foams that will provide the softness and that classic memory foam feel that will make you get the impression of sleeping on clouds.
  • Pressure relieving mattresses – This mattress will cushion and cradle your body to relieve your pressure points and provide you with a relaxed and painless sleeping experience.
  • All foam mattresses that sleep cool – The IDLE Sleep Gel Foam mattress features unique breathable cover and special cooling technologies that will keep you cool and comfortable all night long.

Choose the Nectar mattress if you like:

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