Nectar Mattress Review
Our Nectar mattress review highlights this new luxury foam mattress that recently hit the market. Nectar Sleep set out to create the most comfortable mattress possible, using the best materials, at the best possible price to the consumer.
Nectar Sleep offers an industry-leading 365 night sleep trial, a “forever warranty”, and excellent quality for a great price. The company is really going over and above to prove to customers that their mattress will not only last, but be the last mattress you purchase.
This in-depth review of the Nectar mattress evaluates all of the criteria we use to determine what constitutes a good mattress, which includes firmness / support, comfort, sleeping hot, and other features as outlined below.
Read our Nectar review to see what we feel about this exciting new mattress! FAQ: Read about Nectar in our Top 10 Best Mattresses of Guide Review updated
Is the Nectar Mattress Right for You?
Buy the Nectar Mattress if you like:
- A medium feel –The Nectar comes in only one firmness option, which is a medium firm scoring 6 out of 10 on the firmness scale, with 10 being the firmest, and it is suitable for sleepers of different firmness preferences and different weights.
- A full memory foam mattress – The Nectar is a full memory foam mattress composed of the highest-quality memory foam layers. It offers the benefits of traditional memory foam while at the same time provides enough support and eliminates the feeling of being trapped in foam.
- A very supportive mattress – As it has been already mentioned, this mattress offers enough support for all sleeping positions which makes it ideal for sleepers of different weights.
- Responsiveness and bounce – The underlying gel foam and adaptive foam layers of the Nectar mattress provide the needed response when switching positions during the night and a nice degree of push-back and bounce ideal for late night amorous activities of couples.
You might not like the Nectar Mattress if:
- You are a stomach sleeper – The Nectar mattress is an all foam mattress that may be too soft for stomach sleepers and cause spinal misalignment, so, if you prefer sleeping on your stomach, this mattress might not be an ideal pick for you.
Mattress Construction and Materials in the Nectar
The Nectar is a 11″ all foam mattress made up of 4 layers of various foams.
- 1″ Top Comfort Layer – This layer is 1″ of quilted foam that is sewn into the cover that is designed to improve airflow and and relieve pressure points, while providing softness and a luxurious feel to the top, and it also provides pain relief.
- 1″ Support Layer – This layer is 1″ of 4lb patented Lush Foam semi-open fast-recovery gel memory foam, which provides primary support and aids in cooling and comfort.
- 3″ Transition Layer – This layer is 3″ of 3lb medical grade cooling gel embedded foam that acts as a transitional support layer between the upper and lower layers and also aids in cooling.
- 6″ Foundation Layer – This layer is 6″ of high density foam that acts as the foundation and provides deep compression support.
The cover is made up of soft, long staple cotton that includes Tencel – a fabric more absorbent than cotton, softer than silk, and cooler than linen.
It is naturally bed bug resistant and actually circulates air throughout the upper layer to improve airflow and circulation.
The exterior of this bed is extremely soft and luxurious feeling, something we normally see only in mattresses costing 3-4x the cost of this one.
Nectar’s Firmness & Support
The Nectar mattress only comes in one firmness option which we rate it at a 6 out of 10 (10 being the firmest).
It feels like more of medium – firm mattress, in 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 this bed initially was on the firmer side of the spectrum, but quite comfortable due to the upper comfort layers and the luxurious cover materials. Over time, however, it breaks in and adapts to your body and becomes less firm and rather comfortable.
The Nectar Sleep 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.
In fact, the dense foam core of this mattress is one of the best out of all the beds we have tested, which is important for providing that deep compression support for the body.
We felt Nectar does a great 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 beds that provide enough give in the top comfort layer to support our shoulders and hips, while also having the firmness if we switch to our stomach or back.
The Nectar definitely provides the support we need for back and stomach sleeping, and surprisingly also provided a comfortable, supportive side sleeping environment which I was initially surprised that it would.
Back sleepers and stomach sleepers will also find the Nectar good for those styles as well, as it is firm enough to provide support and comfort for those sleeping styles without being too soft and causing excessive sinkage.
I usually prefer much softer top layers, often choosing softer memory foam layers that hug and mold to my hips and shoulders, but the luxurious comfort layer in this mattress does a really great job at giving that same feeling.
You can read our Idle mattress review if this isn’t the mattress for you.
The Most Comfortable Bed
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 (um.. SEX!), with the bed providing good push-back and bounce needed, without experiencing that sinking down into a hole feel that traditional memory foam feels like.
This mattress is our favorite memory foam mattress for sex!
This bed is both very supportive as well as being very comfortable, 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 and the quilted foam within the cover that aids in air circulation.
As a couple who has tested over 75 different mattresses, this is a big deal for us and something that the Nectar does a great job at – preventing body heat buildup or causing sweating during the night.
Taken together, all of this technology does a great job of keeping this mattress quite cool. We did not experience the sticky feeling that we often do with foam mattresses in the least bit which was something we really were thankful for.
Mattress Sinkage & Motion Transfer
Motion isolation or transfer is how effective a mattress is at localizing or absorbing movement. Good motion isolation is great for couples to avoid waking each other up during tossing, turning or getting out of bed.
Some couples may not like zero transfer for such activities as sex. Memory foam has really good energy-absorbing properties and generally the thicker or more dense it is the better.
Nectar does a good job with minimizing sinkage, especially compared to most mattresses we have reviewed. As we always preach, sinkage (and motion transfer) is largely weight dependent.
The fact that I weigh around 230lbs tends to have a rather large bearing on the degree of sinkage I experience when sitting and lying on a mattress.
Kaye, who is half my weight, experiences much less sinkage than I do, but again this is to be expected due to her much lighter weight.
I don’t sink down much at all when sitting on the Nectar, due to the high quality dense foam layers, which is impressive given that my heavier weight often causes me to “bottom out” when sitting on many models on the market.
Edge support is very good with this bed, and better than with many mattresses we have reviewed. The high density foams used in the construction do a good job at providing even support throughout the mattress, including the edge.
I slept near the edge at times to test this and did not experience any of the “rolling off” the edges or having them become compressed under my weight.
Motion transfer was also excellent (minimal!) due to the all-foam construction, which is known to offer superior reduction in motion transfer between sleepers moving during the night.
This is often a big issue for us, when my heavier 230lb body moves or gets out of the bed and wakes Kaye up during the night (who as a result is often not happy!)
Kaye felt no disruption in her sleep when we changed positions during the night which made for happy sleeping for both of us 😉
Smell / Off-Gassing
Memory foam mattresses usually have the highest ratings for comfort, durability, and customer satisfaction. One of the only complaints owners have is about memory foam smell.
Luckily, Nectar Sleep gets high marks in this category for creating a mattress that doesn’t have too much of a noticeable smell upon opening the box.
There was markedly less off-gassing and odor that foam mattresses usually have, which was rather surprising to us given the all foam construction. Any smell that was there dissipated quickly within 24 hours.
Nectar’s Customer Service
Nectar really shines in the customer service department, by offering some options that are above and beyond what other manufacturers offer such as:
- 365 night Trial period
- “Forever Warranty” for the life of the mattress
- Free Shipping
- 100% money back guarantee for Returns / Refunds
- Click here for the new lower priced Nectar!
The Nectar mattress is our top rated mattress, and for a good reason – it is extremely reasonably priced, coming in at $699 for a Queen, which is a great price given the quality materials and construction used.
Nectar Mattress Review – Wrap up
The Nectar Sleep mattress is a great bed that combines multiple layers of high quality foam with a soft and extremely comfortable pillow-top cover.
The premium materials and excellent craftsmanship make it a luxury mattress that can compete with other beds costing much more, and one that surpasses many of these higher priced models.
If you’re looking for a good medium-firm feel and excellent support for all sleeping styles, albeit at a bit firmer feel, the Nectar is the right choice for you.
The use of the multiple layers of high quality, dense foam makes it have less motion transfer, sleep cool, and have good edge support which is a great feature for couples that share a bed.
The Nectar is a good choice for those that like the hug and contour of foam without feeling “stuck in a hole” like some foam models do, and that is a common complaint for people sleeping on memory foam – and certainly us!
We feel that the team behind Nectar really got things 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 model, you can’t go wrong choosing a Nectar mattress, which we really enjoy and highly recommend as our top rated choice in our Top 10 Best Mattresses Guide
We hope this review of the Nectar Sleep mattress helps in your next purchase decision and be sure to check out all our latest reviews.
Loom and Leaf vs Nectar
To help you realize all the benefits of memory foam and find the mattress that will best work for you, in this review we’ll be comparing two luxury memory foam mattresses: Loom and Leaf vs Nectar.
These are considered to be the highest-quality memory foam mattresses available on today’s market, and maybe one of them may be the right match for you.
Let’s find out on the full Loom and Leaf vs Nectar comparison.
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Tempur Pedic is popular for its memory foam mattresses, making them one of the more dominant brands in this industry. Nectar, despite being relatively new in the market, is geared to creating mattresses that speak of ultimate comfort.
Read the Nectar vs Tempur Pedic Mattress Comparison!
Layla vs Nectar
Are you thinking of getting rid of your old innerspring bed to make room for a new all foam mattress?
All foam mattresses are known for providing deep compression support, contour and hug to the body, relieving pain and pressure points, and isolating motion transfer.
They receive high ratings from consumers when compared to traditional innerspring mattresses, which means that there is a good chance you’ll be totally satisfied with your new bed.
Today, we’ll be comparing two all foam mattresses – Layla and Nectar, and one of them may prove to be the right choice for you.
Read the Layla vs Nectar comparison.