Both Nectar and Loom & Leaf have top-performing foam mattresses. Loom & Leaf was created by Saatva, an expert in the sleep industry. Nectar is newer but has had a positive reception so far, according to customer feedback.
The Nectar mattress is a medium-firm bed designed to feel comfortable in all sleep positions. Created to offer comfort and support from edge to edge, this mattress excels in motion transfer and is a great pick for couples.
The durable bed doesn’t have any issues with sagging prematurely and may have the ideal firmness level for people with back pain. It has a bit of sinkage, though the way you experience this will depend on your body weight.
The Loom & Leaf mattress is a luxury mattress that comes in two firmness levels to satisfy a wide range of sleepers. Their Relaxed Firm model is a good pick for sleepers who want some sinkage in their bed. The Firm model is better for people who are seeking a supportive foam bed with minimal sinkage.
Like other memory foam beds, the Loom & Leaf mattress minimizes pressure points and can potentially ease tension and pain. Let’s take a closer look at each bed, so you can make the right selection and enjoy quality sleep for years to come.
4 Reasons To Pick The Nectar Or The Loom & Leaf Mattress:
If you’re in a hurry, here are a quick four reasons to choose either the Nectar or the Loom & Leaf mattress.
Pick The Nectar Mattress If:
- You’re a back sleeper: Although it’s designed to suit every sleep position, back sleepers might especially appreciate the feel of the Nectar mattress. That’s because it has a firmer-than-average design that keeps your body weight evenly distributed across the bed. Back sleepers report that the bed provides great lower back support.
- You want foam without too much sinkage: The multiple foam layers in the Nectar mattress create a medium-firm bed that leans towards the firm end of the spectrum. That means it provides great motion isolation and pressure relief, but you won’t sink too far into the bed. Less sinkage means it’s easier to move around and switch sleep positions.
- You tend to sleep hot: Feedback on the Nectar’s temperature regulation has been positive. The mattress uses gel foam to help disperse heat and, since you sleep more on top of the bed rather than sinking into it, you’ll experience more air moving over your body as you rest. If you often wake up sweaty, but still want a memory foam bed, the Nectar mattress might be a good pick.
- Protecting your purchase is a top priority: Nectar has an unusually long sleep trial period and warranty. You’ll get a full 365 days to decide whether or not to keep the bed and it’s covered by an impressive Forever Warranty that lasts for the life of the mattress.
Pick The Loom & Leaf Mattress If:
- You want two firmness levels to choose from: The Loom & Leaf mattress comes in both a Relaxed Firm and a Firm model. While other manufacturers only offer one firmness option for their bed, this gives you a bit more freedom in the feel of your mattress. We’ll go into more detail about which types of sleepers are best suited for each model later in the article.
- You’re of average weight: According to customer feedback, the Relaxed Firm version of the Loom & Leaf mattress is supportive and comfortable. Since it’s designed to suit a wide range of sleepers, the odds are in your favor that the Loom & Leaf mattress will give you a comfortable sleep experience.
- You need additional back support: Memory foam is a good pick for people with back pain or tension. The Loom & Leaf mattress is said to be especially good for back pain sufferers, though, as it has extra support in its lower back and torso region. If you need targeted support, it may be a good pick for your next bed.
- You sleep on your back or stomach: The Loom & Leaf mattress is suitable for all sleep positions. Back and stomach sleepers tend to give it the highest ratings, though. That’s likely because the mattress is firmer than average and has a reinforced lumbar region. Both factors encourage even weight distribution across the mattress and prevent too much hip sinkage, which can cause misalignment.
The Nectar mattress is topped with a cotton and TENCEL™ cover, quilted with gel memory foam for plush comfort. The material is moisture-wicking and antibacterial, contributing to a cool and hygienic sleep. The cover can be unzipped and taken off to be machine-washed. Beneath the cover is a 1-inch layer of memory foam, which provides cushion and support.
Next is another layer of memory foam that acts as a 3-inch transition layer between the softer upper layers the firm foundation. The transition layer provides some push back and responsiveness, creating a comfortable memory foam feel without too much sinkage.
The base of the mattress is a 6-inch layer of dense foam that uses air channels to help air flow through the bed, reducing heat. The base also helps absorb motion and prevents the bed from sagging in the middle.
The Loom & Leaf mattress cover has a quilted design, foam padding stitched into it, and is made from organic cotton. The quilted design is structured to make the lower back and torso of the region more supportive. Next is a cooling support layer made with 2 inches of gel memory foam.
The core of the bed is a 2.5-inch layer of viscoelastic foam that provides deep, contouring support, followed by a 2-inch transition layer. Last is the 5.5-inch support base with a dense construction that helps give the mattress its shape.
Firmness And Support
The Nectar mattress is rated as medium-firm with a 6 out of 10 firmness rating. Of course, the lighter you are, the firmer it will feel, and heavier sleepers will experience it as softer. While there is some contouring present in the mattress, you’ll feel like you’re sleeping on top of the bed, rather than being hugged by the mattress.
The Nectar mattress will likely feel firm initially, then soften up and provide a bit more contouring as the materials react to your body heat, typical of memory foam. The firmness level of the Nectar encourages even weight distribution and helps sleepers feel supported and comfortable.
The Loom & Leaf mattress comes in two firmness options: Relaxed Firm and Firm. The Relaxed Firm model is about a 5.5 out of 10 and the Firm model is rated at an 8 out of 10. The contouring foam in the bed adapts to your sleep position and body type, creating contoured support. The Loom & Leaf Relaxed Firm model has a bit of a softer feel than the Nectar bed.
Motion Transfer And Sinkage
You can’t do better than memory foam when it comes to motion isolation. The Nectar mattress isolates motion very well, making it a popular choice for couples and people with pets. While it will provide some pressure relief and cushioned support, you won’t sink as far into it as you would a bed with a lower firmness rating. This makes it easier to move around in your sleep if you’re a combination sleeper who switches positions a lot.
The Loom & Leaf mattress is also great at absorbing motion and you should be able to stay peacefully asleep on it, even while sharing your bed with a partner who moves around a lot. Since it’s a little softer than the Nectar mattress, the Loom & Leaf bed has more sinkage. The Firm model will provide less sinkage than the Relaxed Firm model, so keep that in mind.
In terms of motion isolation, the Nectar mattress and Loom & Leaf bed perform equally well, and either would be a good choice.
If you want memory foam with very minimal sinkage and a firm feel, especially if you’re a heavier person, go with the Firm model of the Loom & Leaf bed.
For a little more sinkage, choose the Nectar, and for the most sinkage out of the three, go for the Relaxed Firm Loom & Leaf bed.
While memory foam excels at isolating motion, it isn’t the greatest mattress material when it comes to sleeping cool. Thankfully, most mattress manufacturers have taken steps to address this.
People who struggle consistently with sleeping too hot may want to go for a hybrid bed, instead of an all-foam mattress, as hybrids still provide contouring with the added benefit of coils to encourage airflow.
The Nectar bed has several features that help reduce heat buildup. It uses TENCEL™ in its cover, a breathable and moisture-wicking material, plus gel memory foam to disperse heat, and air channels built into the base for airflow. Most customers report that the Nectar mattress sleeps cool, although there are a few who say the opposite, and some hot sleepers just don’t do well with memory foam no matter what, so keep that in mind if this sounds like you.
The Loom & Leaf mattress has a breathable cotton cover and cooling gel to help the mattress sleep cool. Most users report that the mattress encourages a comfortable sleep temperature, but some complain that the bed sleeps hot, likely due to the sinkage it provides.
If your main concern is sleeping cooler, the Nectar mattress is the better choice between the two, as you’ll sleep more on top of the bed, which allows air to move more freely across your body.
Sleep Position And Body Type
How comfortable and firm you experience a bed to be will depend heavily on your sleep position and body type.
The Nectar mattress is comfortable for average-weight sleepers in all sleep positions.
It’s soft enough to cushion the hips and shoulders in the side sleep position, but firm enough to provide adequate pelvic support for back and stomach sleepers.
Heavier sleepers should also find the bed suitable, due to its firmness rating, although this is highly individual. Some heavy sleepers may experience too much sinkage for proper alignment, depending on how large you are.
If this is the case for you, you can take advantage of Nectar’s sleep trial period, return the bed, and go with an innerspring mattress. Choosing a bed with a coil layer can mean that the bed sags less.
Below average weight customers might experience the Nectar bed as overly firm, so make sure you like a firm feel to your mattress before selecting it, if you don’t weigh much.
The Loom & Leaf mattress is comfortable for customers of average size, especially the Relaxed Firm model.
Some sleepers reported having trouble shifting positions in their sleep due to the cradling offered by the bed and this may be more intense for heavier sleepers. The bed is highly rated by people who sleep in all positions and especially by side sleepers.
When sleeping on your side, your hips and shoulders should be properly cushioned to prevent uncomfortable pressure points. The foam padding and level of sinkage in the Loom & Leaf bed addresses this concern well.
Sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds will probably not find the alignment and support they need from this model of the Loom & Leaf bed. If you’re heavier than average, you’ll do better with the Loom & Leaf Firm model.
Side sleepers will likely feel that this bed is too firm to give them proper comfort in the hip and shoulder areas. Lightweight sleepers will also probably find the Firm Loom & Leaf bed to be far too firm. The Relaxed Firm model may be better for lightweight sleepers who want a firm feel to their bed.
Sleep Trial And Warranty
Choosing a mattress with a good sleep trial period is essential for protecting your investment. You can’t know how much you’ll like a bed until you try it and the trial period allows you to return it if you decide your new bed isn’t a good fit.
The Nectar mattress offers a 365-night sleep trial period, which is well above average. According to Nectar, less than three percent of people end up sending the bed back, which means it’s a pretty safe bet.
The company will give you a full refund and pick the bed up for free in case you do want to return it. The manufacturer also has a warranty that’s well above average and lasts the entire lifetime of the mattress.
The Loom & Leaf mattress gives you a 120-night sleep trial period, which is standard as far as mattresses go. Loom & Leaf also backs their beds with a 15-year warranty that begins on the day your bed is delivered.
Nectar is the clear winner in this category as their year-long trial period and Forever Warranty is hard to beat.
We like the Nectar mattress better than the Loom & Leaf bed, although it’s a close call.
The Nectar bed costs less, suits a wider range of sleepers and, apparently, less than three percent of customers end up returning it, which is promising.
It has the right amount of firmness to comfortably support all sleep positions and also has good reviews from heavier sleepers, whereas the Loom & Leaf Relaxed Firm bed isn’t suitable for people above 230 pounds.
Customers also report feeling stuck when they try to switch positions on the Relaxed Firm Loom & Leaf mattress.
Both beds are great at isolating motion, but the Nectar bed doesn’t create too much sinkage, which can make you feel stuck. The Nectar mattress also sleeps cooler because it has less of a sinking/hugging feeling, which can increase heat buildup.
People who are carrying a lot of extra weight may want to opt for the Firm model of the Loom & Leaf bed, but overall, the Nectar mattress should be the best bet for most sleepers.