Nectar promises to be the bed of your dreams.
This memory foam mattress takes the latest advancements in mattress and fabric technology and combines them all into one mattress guaranteed to give you best sleep of your life. Constructed from Certipur-US certified foam and two layers of gel memory foam, the Nectar mattress is like sleeping on a cloud. Plus, it features a breathable Tencel cooling cover for maximum comfort.
The Nectar mattress is firm enough to support your body but gentle enough to ensure a comfortable night’s sleep, no matter what sleeping style you prefer. We tested the mattress for three nights to bring you this honest review.
- Good combination of comfort and support
- Luxury 4-layer construction at a competitive price point
- Motion isolation properties
- Lifetime warranty
Overview of the Nectar Mattress
The Nectar company launched in early 2017 and operates entirely online – the company does not own any brick-and-mortar stores. This is what enables them to provide memory foam mattresses made with premium-quality, medical-grade materials at a competitive price point.
The Nectar mattress is constructed in four layers, including adaptive Hi-Core memory foam and gel memory foam. The support core measures nearly 6 inches, providing the ultimate degree of cushioning while the remaining layers of memory form provide contouring and support. This mattress also features a uniquely designed Tencel cover for improved breathability and temperature regulation, making the Nectar a comfortable mattress to sleep on all year-round.
Before we dig deeper into the details about the Nectar mattress, let’s take a quick look at some of the pros and cons:
Pros for the Nectar Mattress:
- Consists of four layers of memory foam and a quilted, cooling cover.
- Industry-leading 365-night trial period with free returns.
- Free delivery via FedEx Ground and optional setup service (for a fee).
- Much more affordable than the competition at a similar price point.
- Provides both comfort and support at a medium level of firmness.
Cons for the Nectar Mattress:
- Only one firmness level – a 6 on a 10-point scale (1 to 10).
- May be too firm for sleepers under 130 pounds or stomach sleepers.
- The Nectar company is still very new (2017) so long-term durability is relatively untested.
Now that you have a better understanding of the Nectar mattress’s pros and cons let’s take a closer look at some of its features, starting with the construction.
Review of Nectar Mattress Features
The Nectar mattress is a memory foam mattress consisting of four layers and a unique cooling cover. At 11 inches, this mattress is a little thinner than many memory foam mattresses which eliminates the challenge of finding extra-deep sheets. Though it may not be as thick as some mattresses, it is just as comfortable and supportive. Here is a quick review of the Nectar’s layers:
- A 5.75-inch layer of 1.7 PCF (pounds per cubic foot) polyfoam.
- A 1-inch, semi-open, fast-recovery gel memory foam layer.
- A 3-inch, 3.5-pound memory foam layer with medical-grade cooling and recovery.
- A 2.2-pound high-density base foam for loft and breathability.
- A tufted cotton and Tencel cover designed for cooling and comfort.
Each one of Nectar’s memory foam layers is CertiPUR-US-certified. This certification guarantees that the materials are free from known harmful chemicals and gases. The Nectar mattress does release some odor as it decompresses, but these gasses are not harmful, and the smell dissipates quickly.
The Nectar mattress is plush but highly supportive. Its firmness is rated a 6 on a 10-point scale, and it is designed for long-term support as well as top layer comfort. It works well for most sleeping positions, though seems to be best for side and back sleepers. It is comfortable and supportive for sleepers of differing body weights, though sleepers weighing under 130 pounds may find it too firm. It is, however, one of the most supportive memory foam mattresses on the market for heavy sleepers weighing more than 230 pounds.
On top of its four layers of supportive memory foam, the Nectar mattress is also known for its Tencel cooling cover. While many memory foam mattresses trap heat, this mattress features a uniquely designed cooling cover to keep you comfortable. In addition to facilitating temperature regulation, this cover is eco-friendly, removable, and bed bug-resistant.
Other impressive features the Nectar mattress has to offer are the industry-leading 365-night trial period and Forever Warranty. Nectar claims to be the last mattress you’ll ever need to buy but the generous lifetime warranty has you completely covered in the event of defects and failure.
Support and Motion Transfer
With four layers of memory foam, the Nectar mattress is medium-firm and highly supportive. Testing revealed that the mattress works well for all sleeping styles including side sleeping, back sleeping, and stomach sleeping, though very light sleepers (people weighing 130 pounds or less) may find the mattress too firm because the materials may not compress under their body weight.
The Nectar mattress is rated a 6 on a 10-point scale when it comes to firmness. This level of firmness is considered ideal for people with back problems because it is uniformly firm but has just the right degree of “give” to conform to your body. If the mattress feels too firm, it can be used with a mattress topper, or it may soften up as you break it in.
This mattress performed very well in terms of motion transfer. Not only does the memory foam construction absorb motion, but the materials are designed not to sag in the middle which minimizes the need to adjust your position during the night. The Nectar mattress works well for couples, particularly for light sleepers who are easily disturbed by motion, and the edge support is surprisingly firm and consistent compared to other memory foam mattresses.
Sizing and Pricing Information
The Nectar mattress is available in six different sizes ranging from Twin to California King. You can also purchase optional add-ons like a foundation, mattress protector, pillow, and sheets.
Here is a rundown of the measurements, weights, and prices for each size:
|Twin||39” x 75” x 11”||45 lbs.||$524|
|Twin XL||39” x 80” x 11”||64 lbs.||$594|
|Full||54” x 75” x 11”||68 lbs.||$724|
|Queen||60” x 80” x 11”||74 lbs.||$824|
|King||76” x 80” x 11”||89 lbs.||$1,024|
|Cal. King||72” x 84” x 11”||89 lbs.||$1,024|
In terms of pricing, the Nectar mattress is comparable to other memory foam mattresses on the market. The company frequently offers promotions on their website such as $125 off the purchase of a new mattress or the inclusion of two free memory foam pillows with any mattress purchase. They are able to keep their prices low because they do not operate any brick-and-mortar stores – they only sell their mattresses online, so overhead costs are low.
Payment can be made through all major credit cards, though pre-paid credit cards and Paypal are not currently accepted as a form of payment. Not only does Nectar offer competitive pricing, but they also offer financing through Affirm. Shipping is completely free and handled by FedEx Ground. Standard delivery takes between 2 and 3 business days after the order ships.
In addition to the price of your mattress, Nectar also offers White Glove Service for an additional fee. If you select White Glove Service, Nectar will remove the mattress from its packaging and set it up on the bed frame in the room of your choosing. They will also remove the packaging and dispose of or donate your existing mattress. The fee for your first White Glove Service item is $149 – each additional item incurs an additional charge of $45. Items that do not require setup such as pillows and sheets are delivered free from any additional charge.
Shipping and Warranty Information
Nectar claims to be the last mattress you’ll ever need to buy. Not only does it provide optimal comfort and support for all sleeping styles, but it comes with a 365-night home trial which is more than triple the industry standard. Many manufacturers offer a 100-night trial period which is equal to about three months or just one season of the year.
This isn’t long enough to know whether the mattress will work for you long-term. You need to be able to test the mattress in hot and cold weather, when it’s humid or dry, both with and without a partner. Testing the mattress after a long day at work or just for a quick midday nap is important as well – you want to know that it will keep you comfortable in any situation.
In addition to an industry-leading 365-night trial period, the Nectar mattress also comes with a forever warranty. This warranty covers the construction, materials, quality, and durability of the mattress for the original purchaser. The Nectar mattress is designed for long-lasting durability, but it will last longer if you treat it properly and use a protective cover.
Here are a few quick notes about Nectar’s Forever Warranty:
- The warranty is only valid for the original purchaser of the mattress and is non-transferrable.
- The warranty extends only to mattresses manufactured by Nectar Sleep and purchased directly through the website or authorized retailers.
- Within the first 10 years of original ownership, Nectar will replace the mattress with a brand-new Nectar at no charge if it is defective in workmanship or materials.
- After 10 years, Nectar will completely repair and recover the mattress (or replace it) and cover all transportation costs in the event of a manufacturing defect or materials failure.
- Replaced or repaired mattresses are subject to the same warranty terms as the original.
If you’re not happy with the mattress, you can return for free with no hassle. Rather than going through the process of repackaging and returning the mattress, Nectar will work with you to have it donated or locally disposed before giving you a full refund. Your White Glove Service fee is non-refundable, but the mattress can be returned for a full year after delivery and other products up to 50 days.
Nectar ships free through FedEx Ground to the contiguous United States, not including Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam. Shipments can be made to Alaska and Hawaii for an additional $150 charge. Shipping weight of the mattress ranges from 45 pounds (Twin) to 105 pounds (California King).
Is the Nectar Mattress Right for You?
Overall, the Nectar mattress is great value for the money.
Constructed from multiple layers of Certi-pure LUSH and Hi-CORE Foam, this mattress offers an impressive combination of comfort and support. Whether you’re looking to reduce motion transfer or relieve back or joint pain, the medium-firmness and cushioning support of the Nectar mattress might be just what you’re looking for.
No mattress is perfect, but the Nectar mattress might be the right choice for you if:
- You want the freedom of being able to try the mattress at home.
- You prefer the feel of memory foam over a traditional coil base.
- Tend to sleep on your side or back rather than your stomach.
- You are a heavy sleeper weighing more than 230 pounds.
- You sleep with a partner and don’t want to transfer motion at night.
- You tend to get too warm while you sleep and want a cooler option.
As wonderful as the Nectar mattress is, it isn’t necessarily the right choice for everyone. This mattress might not be the right fit for you if:
- You prefer the feel of traditional innerspring mattresses.
- You tend to sleep on your stomach, or you weigh less than 130 pounds.
- You prefer a softer mattress or prefer the feel of a pillowtop.
The only way to really find out if the Nectar mattress is a good fit for you is to give it a try. Fortunately, Nectar offers free shipping and a full 365-night trial period with hassle-free returns, so there is virtually no risk involved in trying the mattress for yourself.
Our Final Recommendation
After testing the Nectar mattress for three nights, we can confirm that it lives up to its promises of being cool, comfortable, and supportive. All in all, we were impressed with the degree of quality it offered at an affordable price point, and the delivery and setup process was quick and painless.
The Nectar mattress is a great choice if you’re looking for a medium-firm mattress with the supportive benefits of memory foam. With four layers of premium, high-density memory foam, the Nectar mattress provides the ideal combination of comfort and support at a surprisingly affordable price. Though the smallest size retails for just over $500, you can always find deals on the Nectar website, or you have the option of financing your purchase. Plus, you get a full year to try it, and returns are hassle-free.
Simply put, if you’re interested in buying a new mattress, but you don’t want to pay showroom prices or be locked into a short trial period, it might be worth giving Nectar a try.