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|Tomorrow Sleep (backed by Serta Simmons) offers two different mattress models, both of which have a soft, memory foam feel.|
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|The Nectar bed-in-a-box has a memory foam feel. It's one of the most popular budget beds on the market.|
If you’re short on time, here are the primary differences between these two brands.
In our eyes, those are the major decision points between Nectar and Tomorrow Sleep. However, buying a new mattress is a big deal. It’s always a good idea to do as much research as possible. Keep reading to learn more about each mattress.
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First, it’s important to note that Tomorrow Sleep offers two different bed-in-a-box models. The first model is their all-foam bed that is comprised of three foam layers, two of which are memory foam. This is the company’s most affordable option.
The next is their hybrid bed, which contains pocketed coils and layers of memory foam. This model is a little more expensive, but it’s going to be the more supportive/durable option of the two. Additionally, this model is available in two different firmness levels. You can choose between a Medium Soft Hybrid version and a Medium Firm Hybrid version.
All in all, it’s nice that Tomorrow Sleep offers a few different options. Everyone can appreciate a little flexibility. The Nectar mattress comes in just one option (all-foam, medium-firm).
As you will find out below, Tomorrow Sleep and Nectar have quite a few similarities. However, one major advantage Tomorrow Sleep has over Nectar has to do with your body weight. In particular, we think the Tomorrow Sleep Hybrid model is the best option out of the three for heavy folks (250+ lb). We say that primarily because the Hybrid model (as its title implies) contains coils. To be specific, it contains individually pocketed coils. Nectar and the other Tomorrow Sleep model, on the other hand, are comprised entirely of foam.
We almost always recommend big body types choose beds that contain coils for two reasons. First, coils are just more durable than the dense support foams that all-foam beds use for their foundations. Second and more importantly, coils are more supportive than dense support foams. Coils provide bi-directional support, meaning they’re able to compress, but also provide a little resistance against pressure. This extra resistance is more ideal to support the weight heavy people exert down onto their mattress.
All in all, if you weigh over 250 lb, the Tomorrow Sleep Hybrid is going to be the way to go. Alternatively, you can always check out our list of the Best Beds For Heavy Sleepers.
First, let me just preface this entire section by stating that we think all three beds are great for all types of sleepers. All three mattresses will work just fine regardless of whether you consider yourself a primary back, stomach, or side sleeper.
However, if we had to choose, we’d say the Tomorrow Sleep all-foam and Tomorrow Sleep Medium Soft Hybrid models are slightly more ideal than Nectar for primary side sleepers. Ultimately, side sleepers want softer mattresses that are a little more delicate and gentle around their pressure points and the models listed above deliver in this regard.
Overall, we think both the Tomorrow Sleep all-foam model and Medium Soft Hybrid model land around a medium on the firmness scale. For comparison purposes, we think Nectar lands a little closer to medium-firm. As such, the two Tomorrow Sleep models referenced above provide a tad bit more pressure relief than Nectar. The two beds are extremely soft, comfortable, and do a great job of cradling your hips and shoulders when you’re on your side.
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Nectar is one of, if not the most popular budget memory foam bed-in-a-box on the market. While we do think it’s a great deal, Tomorrow Sleep isn’t too far behind as you will find out in the next section.
This is a tricky subject. Technically, if you go by MSRP, the Tomorrow Sleep all-foam model is actually the most affordable out of the three. The TS all-foam queen size has a MSRP of around $800, a Nectar queen has a MSRP of around $825, and the TS Hybrid queen goes for around $1,000. However, the MSRPs don’t really mean much. Both companies regularly offer sales and coupon codes.
For example, Nectar is almost always running a sale where they give you $125 off plus two free pillows. After discount, you’re looking at about $700 for a queen. Check the discount box on the right hand side of the screen to see if the promotion is still live. Tomorrow Sleep also offers promo codes and discounts on the regular. You can usually expect to receive about $100 off. Check the table at the top of the page or TomorrowSleep.com to see what the current promotion is.
All in all, after you take into account discounts, Nectar and the Tomorrow Sleep all-foam model are about the same in terms of price, but the two free pillows ($150 value) with Nectar makes it the better overall deal in our opinion.
We mentioned this above, but thought it was worth mentioning again. The Nectar Mattress comes with a Forever Warranty, while Tomorrow Sleep mattresses comes with a 10-year warranty. In years 1-10, both warranties cover pretty much the same things (indentations greater than 1″, manufacturing defects, etc.). However, in years 10+, Nectar will repair, re-cover, or replace the mattress if defects are discovered. The only cost to you is the $50 transportation fee each way. Overall, Nectar’s Forever warranty is great for people who desire long-term protection. After all, buying a mattress is big deal. You want to protect your asset.
Congrats, you made it to the end of this post. Thanks for reading this far. Yes, both beds have several commonalities, but, in our eyes, the decision between the two beds comes down to three primary factors.
Your Weight — If you weigh over 250 lb, the Tomorrow Sleep Hybrid is the best option due to the extra support provided by the individually wrapped coils.
Your Primary Sleeping Position — All three beds are good for all types of sleepers, but if you spend a lot of time on your side, the Tomorrow Sleep all-foam or Tomorrow Sleep Hybrid Medium Soft version are going to be your best bets.
Your Budget — If you want the most bang for your buck, Nectar wins out due to the bundle deal they regularly offer.
That’s all we have for you. We hope this post was helpful. Be sure to check out our other Mattress Comparisons.
There’s no reason to be intimidated by buying a mattress online anymore. New age bedding retailers and bed-in-a-box companies like Tomorrow Sleep and Nectar make it very easy and convenient for consumers. Let’s find out how, starting with Tomorrow Sleep.
Regardless of which model you select, Tomorrow Sleep mattresses come with free shipping. The mattress will arrive at your doorstep compressed and rolled up in a box. From there, use those biceps of yours, move the box to your room and proceed to unroll it onto your frame. Be sure to let the mattress fully inflate and breathe for about 2-3 days before using.
Once the mattress arrives, Tomorrow Sleep offers you a 365-night risk-free trial period. Basically, the company is allowing you test their bed for a full year to decide whether you like it or not. Pretty cool, right? If you decide the bed isn’t your cup of tea, no problem, the return process is very simple.
If, after 30 nights, you determine you want to return the bed, all you have to do is contact customer support and they’ll take care of everything. They’ll arrange for the bed to picked up from your home for no charge whatsoever. Once that happens, just provide Tomorrow Sleep proof that the mattress has indeed been picked up and they’ll issue you a full refund. Also, Tomorrow Sleep mattresses are backed by a 10-year Serta Simmons warranty (that’s who owns Tomorrow Sleep).
Nectar, like Tomorrow Sleep, also offers very friendly policies. Unlike the Tomorrow Sleep mattress, though, the Nectar mattress will arrive rolled up in protective bag instead of a box. From there, Nectar matches Tomorrow Sleep with a 365-night risk-free trial period. If you want to return the bed, the process works the same way as described above. When it comes to the warranty, Nectar goes above and beyond. They back their mattresses with what they call a Forever Warranty. You can read more about it on the company’s website.
All in all, Nectar and Tomorrow Sleep offer some of the best policies in the industry for shoppers. There are very few bed-in-a-box companies that offer such a long trial period and warranty.
As you read above, there are really only a few differences between these two mattress brands. Below is what you can expect from both beds.
This is the first thing you notice about Nectar and Tomorrow Sleep. Both beds have a soft, comfortable memory foam feel. With both beds, you’ll sink in a little and you’ll notice the top layers of memory foam start to conform and hug your body’s shape. Really, both beds are quite similar in terms of feel. However, we would say Nectar has a little bit denser of a memory foam feel. In other words, it’s not as fluffy or light as the Tomorrow Sleep beds.
This may or may not be preferable. It really just depends on your personal preference. Some people like a light, airy memory foam feel and some people prefer a deep, dense memory foam feel. Regardless, it’s safe to say both beds are extremely comfortable.
As we stated above, we think all three mattresses are good for all types of sleepers. Yes, we think the Tomorrow Sleep beds get the slight edge when it comes to side sleepers, but ultimately, all three beds will be just fine for back, stomach, and side sleepers.
The Nectar mattress and Tomorrow Sleep all-foam model find a nice balance between comfort and support. When you’re on your side, both beds have memory foam top layers that cradle your hips and shoulders well. When you’re on your back or stomach, the beds provide a good amount of support for small and average sized people. The Tomorrow Sleep Hybrid is a little different because you’ll have to choose your firmness level. Overall, we recommend back and stomach sleepers go with the Medium Firm option and side sleepers go with the Medium Soft option.
This is always a divisive subject in the bedding industry. Most bed-in-a-box companies like to claim their beds sleep cool, but in actuality there are a multitude of external factors outside of the bed’s control that also play a role in how warm or cool you sleep. For example, the climate in which you live (Arizona in the Summer vs Montana in the Winter), how much you use your air conditioner, and what type of sheets and blankets you use all make a difference when it comes to temperature regulation.
With that said, we think both Nectar and Tomorrow Sleep beds should be considered temperature neutral. In other words, they won’t actively cool you down, but they also won’t be the primary reason why you heat up at night. Yes, both beds use memory foam, which is traditionally known for trapping and retaining heat, but it isn’t 1980 anymore. The types of memory foam these beds use have advanced and now do a better job of combating heat buildup.
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Memory foam is known for responding slowly after pressure is released. In other words, the top layers don’t immediately snap back to position after you roll over or get up off the bed and that’s the case here with both mattresses.
All this means is that you will notice a little bit of that stuck-in-the-mud feeling with both beds. Don’t worry, though, as we previously stated, this is fairly common with memory foam mattresses. This is a small point, but active and combo sleepers who move around a lot will generally find it requires a little extra effort when switching positions.
We think all three mattress models are good options for couples. All three beds perform well when it comes to edge support and limiting motion.
Motion isolation is important for couples, especially if one or both partners tend to toss and turn or move around a lot. Beds that limit cross-mattress motion well (like Tomorrow Sleep and Nectar) mean you hopefully won’t be disturbed by your partner’s movements.
Edge support is important for partners who share a small size mattress, like a full or queen. A bed that has good edge support provides more useful surface area for both people to find their own area on the bed and still feel supported. Hey, not all couples like to cuddle.