NECTAR is a medium-firm yet comfortable mattress made overseas. Aimed at sleepers of all positions, it was designed to provide firm support with all of the comfort of a pillow top.
It’s best suited for people looking for firm support that has padding added for comfort, especially for side sleepers. People looking for lush padding and “sink-in” or latex feel should look elsewhere. Read our full Nectar Mattress Review for an in-depth analysis:
You Might Want To Pick the NECTAR Bed If:
- You Really Want to Try Before You Buy: The team at NECTAR Sleep is so sure that you will love their product that they provide an unheard of trial period of 365 nights. This means that you get to try it yourself for a full year before deciding if you want to commit. At any time during your 365 night trial period, you can return it free-of-charge and receive a refund for any payments you have made.
- You Want a Cool Mattress: It was designed with air circulation in mind. The Tencel® cotton cover promotes air circulation, heat wicking, and is designed to circulate air throughout the upper layer, improving airflow and keeping you cool all night long.
- You Want a Firm Support and Comfort: It was designed to be firm for support but soft for comfort. It is definitely on the firmer side of the spectrum, but the upper comfort layers and cover materials will provide all of the comfort needed to cushion your body as you fall to sleep.
Based on the NECTAR features, we found this mattress to be an excellent choice for those focusing on firmness & support and durability.
Firmness: How firm is the Nectar Bed?
NECTAR mattresses are well-known for being firm for support, soft for rest, and a touch bouncier than other premium memory foam products.
They are on the firmer side of the spectrum, but provide comfortable rest and pressure relief due to the upper comfort layers and the cover materials. On a scale from 1-10, where 1 is feather pillow and 10 is cement floor, it is self-rated at a 6. This creates a plush but highly supportive mattress.
The design creates a long term support for your back and body while also maintaining a true comfort in the top layer.
You get the support of a firm mattress with the comfort of a pillow top that contours and supports your body.
Designed to adjust to your body position and relieve pressure points, so you will rest easy with any sleeping position. From our experience spring mattress sometimes sag at the edge, but the NECTAR was designed and built for consistent, and firm support from edge to edge.
This same technology prevents sagging in the middle, providing you with minimal motion adjustment, allowing your body to sink into the foam without disturbing your partner.
Users of the NECTAR report that the firmness is great for those who have back problems. They find that it is uniformly firm and supportive with just the right amount of “give” to feel cradled by the bed.
Couples report that there is a complete lack of motion transfer, allowing one partner to move around in the middle of the night without waking the other.
It should be noted here that many of the unfavourable reviews commented that it was too firm and they had a hard time breaking it in. Some users purchased a topper to make it softer, but in general, this mattress was more favourably reviewed by those seeking a firmer option.
Materials & Construction: It Is Made With All-Foam Layers
It is an excellent option if you are looking for an all foam mattress that sleeps cooler than the traditional memory foam alternatives. This 12-inch, all-foam mattress made from four special grade performance layers and a 1-inch thick cover, all designed with cooling and airflow in mind.
The Tencel Cover
Let’s start with the removable Tencel® cotton cover which is highly breathable. This cover is made with a 1-inch thick, aloe-based cooling material to assist air wicking and it does a good job at optimizing circulation to wick heat and keep you cool.
It is also easy to clean. Just take off the cover (it zips around the Nectar mattress) and put it in the washing machine.
The Nectar Bed is OEKO-TEX certified
In addition to being bedbug resistant, this layer is also OEKO-TEX certified at the highest level to guarantee the materials are safe enough for use by babies and children.
The Top Comfort Layers
Weight distribution and relief for pressure points are handled by the top 1-inch thick comfort layer, made from quilted gel memory foam to provide loft, air circulation, and perfectly contour to your body.
This gel memory foam provides a softness and a luxurious feel to the top layer, while the gel material in the memory foam works to keep the body cool during sleep.
Following this is a 3-inch thick layer of adaptive gel memory foam, to enhance the bed’s body-conforming properties and add deep cushioning and support to joints and pressure points.
This is foam is the company’s medical grade, semi-open Lush Foam, designed to be the highest quality memory foam available on the market and with cooling and heat distribution in mind. It is also made to recover its shape quickly and have a “just right” comfort level, suitable to most people.
The Transition Layer
After this is a 1.75-inch layer of Adaptive Hi-core Memory Foam, which provides the stable transition between the upper comfort layers and the more solid base layer of the bed. Nectar claims that it is this layer that makes it so that you will never sink in too deeply into the mattress, instead, you’ll feel comfortably supported and cushioned.
The Foundation Layer
Finally, deep compression support is provided by the 5.25-inch foundation layer, made from a two-pound high-density foam. This breathing base layer reinforces the contouring layers of the bed and also serves as a stable foundation.
The company claims that no other mattress company has a base layer this dense, yet this breathable. It contains specially molded air channels to draw fresh air up and into the mattress and it’s also what gives the bed its dense base, so you don’t sink in too deeply into the comfort layers of the bed.
Unlike other memory foam or hybrid mattresses, the NECTAR bed is designed for any support surface and the warranty does not require the use of a box spring, a feature that many NECTAR users report as being helpful.
Many reviewers also love that the removable cover is washable and have reported success in receiving free-of-charge replacement covers.
Durability: How Long Does This Bed Last?
With a lifetime, “Forever” warranty, this mattress is designed to last. A standard warranty in this industry is generally 10 years, with the average lifespan of memory-foam mattresses being approximately seven years with normal wear and tear.
NECTAR extends their warranty for the lifetime of the mattress, replacing it at no charge for any defect caused by normal use. In addition to normal wear and tear, NECTAR guarantees that body impressions will not sag into the foam more than 1 ½” over the lifetime of the mattress.
If the impressions are more than 1 ½”, they will replace it at no charge.
Size And Weight: XL Length Options Available
If you or your partner is taller than average, length is a very important factor. The NECTAR is not only available in standard sizes, but also comes in TWIN XL and CAL King.
The TWIN XL is helpful for those taller individuals, as it is the same width and height as the standard twin, however it is extended five additional inches.
The CAL KING is also great for tall individuals, as it is the longest of the standard sizes, measuring 84” long.
Thickness & Sheets Fit: Thinner Than The Average Memory Foam Alternatives
The NECTAR measures-in at 11” thick, much thinner than many of the memory foam beds on the market. Most of these thicker options create bulk due to the extra foam and compression support layers, which is important for relieving pressure points from your body.
This mattress bed offers great support without adding a lot of bulk
Thickness is an especially important consideration for heavier sleepers (whether you are overweight or simply larger). By utilizing advanced foams such as high-density foam in the compression support layer, NECTAR has the support of a thicker mattress without the added bulk.
The NECTAR, however, does not add any thick comfort padding layers, so people looking for lush padding may be disappointed. Many memory foam mattresses are 14-16” thick to include this extra padding, which means that most fitted sheets may be a tad large. Look for sheets that are designed for an 11” thickness.
Temperature: Does The Nectar Mattress Sleep Cool Or Hot?
People who own the NECTAR comment that the mattress is great at preventing heat buildup and sweat during the night. Many commented that heat is something they have come to expect with foam mattresses and they were pleasantly surprised at the difference in NECTAR.
Air circulation is a critical component in controlling heat buildup, so every layer was built to wick heat and promote airflow. The top layer, the removable Tencel ® cotton cover, is prepared with an aloe-based cooling layer to assist air wicking. It is also designed to circulate air throughout the upper layers of the mattress.
Users note that the mattress is great at preventing heat buildup and sweat during the night. Many commented that heat is something they have come to expect with foam based competitors and they were pleasantly surprised at the difference in NECTAR.
The NECTAR is most closely compared to the Tempur-Pedic, with both featuring Ultra Dense Foam and 11” or more depth. NECTAR claims their cooling system is more effective with breathing airflow and woven fabric as compared to the chemical bath cooling system featured by the Tempur-Pedic.
Smell: Is There Off-Gassing Or Bad Smell?
Sometimes fresh foams have an off-gassing process when opening. NECTAR claims that any smells from their foam comes from being vacuum packed and not from chemicals. These smells are reported by most users, noting that they dissipate within 24 hours of opening the NECTAR.
Customer Service: How Good Is Customer Support Really And Are There Complaints about the Nectar Mattress Bed?
The bed itself is smartly packaged with a handle to make it easy to carry. It comes vacuum packed, allowing it to be efficiently shipped to you.
Upon arrival, you simply unroll it, cut the plastic, and it expands overnight. If you don’t like it at any time within the first year, NECTAR allows you to return it, free-of-charge.
Reports about customer service quality have been mixed. Some customers found their phone support very helpful – getting problems sorted out within a few hours or days.
Others report longer wait times which Nectar claims is due to high demand of the mattress. Overall customer complaints seem to have slowed down over the last few months after a somewhat rocky start in their early days.
This is a common problem of new companies though and it remains to be seen how the company will handle customer issues in the long run.
Warranty: How Good Is The Warranty And Guarantee?
NECTAR guarantees against defects in workmanship and materials for as long as you own the mattress. In the first five years of ownership, they will replace it with a brand new one.
After five years, the make all attempts at repairing and re-covering the mattress but will replace it with a brand new product if repairs are unsuccessful.
They even cover body impressions greater than 1 1/2” in their impressive lifetime warranty. If the cover is soiled or damaged during the cleaning process for any reason, they will replace the cover free of charge.
Eco-Friendliness: Does It Have Any Certifications?
The mattresses are made from premium Certipur ® memory foams. This not only provides superior support, but they also have a better environmental impact.
This certification ensures the materials are free of chemicals, gasses, ozone depleaters, PBDE flame retardants, heavy metals, formaldehyde, and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) for indoor air quality.
The top layer is also OEKO-TEX certified at the highest level to guarantee the materials are safe enough for use by babies and children.
Price: How Expensive is the Nectar Bed?
NECTAR skips the middlemen and sells direct to consumers, saving you money. This has allowed the company to offer very competitive prices for premium mattresses, coming in thousands of dollars less than some of its more traditional competitors.
Many reviewers point to the price being a determining factor their purchase and they were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the material and construction despite the low price tag.
A number of users mentioned that they originally bought the bed for a guest room because of the price, and they liked it so much that they ended up using it in their room instead.
The Nectar Pillow
Currently, Nectar is giving away two pillows for free if you buy one of their mattresses. So we took a closer look at the pillow to see if this is indeed a good deal.
The pillow is a shredded memory foam pillow and similar to the mattress it comes with a removable Tencel® cotton cover which is easy to clean by putting it in your washing machine.
The cover makes the pillow very breathable so you won’t be sweating from excessive heat buildup.
In our experience, it is a good idea to use pillows that pair well with the mattress you are using since it will help to support and align your spine.
If you plan to buy the mattress than getting two matching pillows on top is a great deal.
Frequently Asked Questions About The Nectar
Can you put a mattress pad on top?
A thin gel pad can be added for additional cushioning; however, NECTAR does not manufacture a mattress pad.
How do you unpack the mattress when it arrives?
It is recommended to unroll the mattress on top of a bed frame because it starts expanding as soon as the plastic is cut. Simply cut the plastic, unroll, and the mattress expands within minutes.
How does it compare to the Leesa mattress?
Read our full comparison here.
Does it work on adjustable beds?
Is it easy to return if I don’t like it?
Yes. Returns are free + 100% refund during the 365 day trial period.
Do I need to rotate the mattress?
Final Verdict of Our Nectar Mattress Review
Overall, the NECTAR can certainly compete with other luxury mattresses that cost much more. It will be a good fit for those looking for a new mattress on the firmer side while still looking for comfort and support at an affordable price point.
The edge support that almost rivals innerspring mattresses and the minimal motion transfer make this an excellent choice for couples. We hope you enjoyed our nectar mattress review. Sleep well 🙂