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Nectar Lush Mattress Review

Nectar Lush Mattress Review

Our full review of the Nectar Lush mattress, a premium memory foam bed.

Last Updated: January 7, 2021

Matt Ross

Over the past several years, the Nectar brand has become known for their original budget memory foam mattress. It's one of the best selling beds online. However, the company recently introduced the Nectar Lush mattress, which is their first inroad into the more premium memory foam mattress segment. In this comprehensive review, we cover everything you need to know about this bed, including what types of sleepers the Lush is best suited for.

Who Is This Best For?

Memory foam lovers

If you’re prone to returning things (365-night trial period)

Who Won’t Love It?

If you are looking for a firm mattress

People with a max budget of $1,000

Nectar Lush Mattress Review

The Lush is the latest mattress from the popular bed-in-a-box brand Nectar. In simple terms, you can think of the Nectar Lush as an upgraded version of the standard Nectar mattress. Their flagship mattress has become well-known thanks to its conforming memory foam feel, and Nectar Lush delivers that same dense, slow responding feel, while also taking it up a notch. We’ve spent hours testing this bed’s firmness, edge support, motion isolation, construction, and more, in order to help you decide whether or not you think Nectar Lush is right for you.

This is a long, detailed Nectar Lush Review. As such, we’ve included links below so you can quickly jump to the specific section you’re looking for.

Our Nectar Lush Mattress Review Video

We hope the video above was helpful. Keep in mind, we can only squeeze so much information into a single video so we’ve also compiled a full written Nectar Lush Mattress review below to supplement your research.

Inside The Nectar Lush

The Nectar Lush mattress is comprised of three foam layers that total 12″ thick. For those of you who are keeping score, that means the Lush mattress technically uses one less layer than the flagship Nectar bed, but is 1″ thicker. Here’s a quick summary of the various layers inside the Nectar Lush mattress.

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A look at the different layers within the Nectar Lush mattress
  • 7″ Dense Support Foam – similar to the standard Nectar mattress, this layer serves as the foundation for the bed.
  • 2″ Energex Foam – this is a responsive, supportive foam that acts as a transitional layer in the bed.
  • 3″ Cool Flow Visco Memory Foam – the true comfort layer of the mattress, which gives it a dense memory foam feel.

We should also mention that Nectar includes a special material called AquaCool in the center third of the top layer. This material is supposed to help with temperature regulation under your lumbar region, which is typically the area of the bed that traps and retains the most heat.

Encasing the three layers is Nectar’s Dual-Action Cooling Cover. Like the AquaCool material mentioned above, the cover is supposed to help prevent sleepers from warming up throughout the night.

Feel & Firmness Analysis

Like the flagship Nectar mattress, the Lush has a dense memory foam feel. Within a couple seconds of climbing onto the mattress, you’ll feel the top layer of memory foam start to conform to the shape of your body. If you like this sort of sensation, which a lot of people do according to our own independent survey of over 2,000 participants, then we think you’ll end up really enjoying the Lush bed.

nectar lush mattress review firmness

All in all, the Lush mattress is a notch or two softer than the standard Nectar mattress in our opinion. We think it lands somewhere in the medium firmness range. If you really pushed us for an exact firmness rating, we’d say the bed is a medium minus, meaning we think it lands on the softer side of medium.


Although the Lush mattress does contain some cooling materials, overall, we just don’t think it’s enough to call it a cooling bed. Rather, we think the Lush bed sleeps more temperature neutral. All this means is that we don’t think the Lush mattress, in and of itself, will be the primary reason why you sleep overly cool or excessively warm. Instead, other factors like your home climate, favorite pajamas or the type of sheets you use will play of a role in determining your sleeping temperature.

Is Nectar Lush A Good Mattress For Couples?

If you share a bed with a partner, there are two more topics you’ll want to consider before purchasing, including the support of the bed’s perimeter and how well its suppresses motion.

Edge Support

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Fairly good edge support with the Nectar Lush mattress

Luckily, the Nectar Lush provides pretty decent edge support for an all-foam mattress. We don’t foresee couples having any major problems with sleeping on the edge of the bed. Both individuals can spread out and get comfortable without feeling like they might fall off the side.

Motion Isolation

What is motion isolation? This subject relates to how well a mattress is able to deaden or isolate the movement from your partner during the night. The less movement you feel, the better you’ll ultimately sleep. No one wants to be jostled awake every time their significant other rolls over or gets up to use the restroom. The Nectar Lush performs well in this department. We didn’t notice any significant issues during the testing process. Couples can proceed safely with this mattress.

Nectar Lush Sleeper Type Analysis

Overall, we think the Lush mattress provides a fairly nice mix between comfort and support. As such, we think the bed is a viable option for all types of sleepers.

Side Sleepers

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The Lush mattress is a good choice for side sleepers

We think the Lush mattress overall skews more towards side sleepers given its firmness profile. At the end of the day, the bed provides just a little more pressure relief for the hips and shoulders of side sleepers compared to the standard Nectar mattress.

Back And Stomach Sleepers

Back or stomach sleepers may find the Nectar Lush firm enough to provide the support needed. Many foam mattresses are too soft or break down over time, causing discomfort for back/stomach sleepers, but not the Nectar Lush.

Combo Sleepers

Combo sleepers that alternate between their side, back and stomach will probably enjoy the support and pressure relief this mattress offers. It’s versatile enough for every type of sleeper, even if you switch it up all night. Though, keep in mind, there will probably be resistance from the foam when you move because of memory foam’s viscous, slow responding feel.

Nectar Lush Mattress Body Type Analysis

Petite To Average

Given the Nectar Lush is comprised entirely of foam, we think it’s best for small and medium size individuals.


We may recommend the Nectar Lush mattress for smaller to average folks, but that’s not to say large folks can’t sleep on the bed, we just think over the long run, individuals who are larger in stature will be better off going with a bed that contains coils. If you’re a fan of memory foam, but you weigh over ~225 pounds, you may want to check out our review of the DreamCloud mattress. This is a memory foam hybrid bed from Nectar’s parent company.

Nectar Lush Price & Discounts

As you might expect, the Lush is more expensive than the standard Nectar mattress. Here’s a quick look at MSRP by size.

SizePrice (MSRP)
Twin XL$1,149
King / Cal King$1,799

However, Nectar regularly runs special sales and promotions so you likely won’t pay full price. In most cases, you can expect to receive at least $100 off the Lush, which would bring a queen size down around the $1,400 mark. This puts the Lush in line with other premium all-foam beds like the Puffy Lux, Amerisleep AS4 and GhostBed Luxe. Be sure to check the Nectar website so you can take advantage of the current promotion.

Nectar Lush Mattress Reviews Verdict

We’ve neared the end of our Nectar Lush review, and considering its premium price point, it’s tough for us to recommend the Lush over the standard Nectar mattress unless you (1) sleep primarily on your side; or (2) like softer beds more in general. If you meet one of those two criteria, then it might be worth it to upgrade to the Lush mattress. It is a plusher, thicker mattress that provides a bit more pressure relief and durability than the flagship bed.

Other Nectar Reviews And Products

Other Nectar Lush Mattress Reviews

  • Amazon Reviews: Nectar Lush Mattress reviews on Amazon are a low 1.9 out of 5 stars. Although some customers love the comfort level of the mattress, customers complain that the mattress delivered isn’t as it’s advertised. 

Review team

  • JD
    JD Christison

    Combo Sleeper

  • kenzie
    McKenzie Dillon

    Combo Sleeper

  • Owen Poole

    Side Sleeper

  • dillon lopez slumber yard
    Dillon Lopez

    Combo Sleeper

  • reynoso
    Jack Reynoso

    Combo Sleeper

Overview Of Nectar Customer Policies

We realize that you may be new to the online mattress industry. Accordingly, you might be wondering what Nectar’s company policies actually entail. Below you’ll find a short summary of each policy so you know exactly what to expect.

  • Free Shipping – The Nectar Lush mattress ships for free and will arrive at your doorstep rolled-up and compressed in a cardboard box. The setup process is fairly straightforward. It shouldn’t take you longer than 15 minutes to have the mattress completely setup in your bedroom. Below is a quick video that shows the Slumber Yard team setting up the bed. We should also mention that you’ll likely want to give the bed at least 24-48 hours to fully inflate before sleeping on it.
  • 365 Night Trial Period – Nectar offers its customers a full year trial period. This should be more than enough time to decide whether you like the Lush bed and want to keep it or whether you’re not a fan and want to return it. For comparison purposes, the standard trial period length in the industry is 100 nights.
  • Free Returns – During the trial period, if you decide the bed isn’t up to your standards, you can return it and get your money back. Simply contact Nectar customer support and they’ll schedule a time for the bed to be removed from your home and donated to a local charity. Please note, the entire return process may take 2-4 weeks.
  • Forever Warranty – The Nectar Lush mattress comes backed by a “Forever Warranty.” Essentially, for as long as you own the bed, you’re covered from any manufacturing defects that may arise. With that said, it’s always a good idea to read the warranty in its entirety before purchasing as it covers important details about what may void it.

How Will My Nectar Mattress Arrive?

Company Info

Nectar Lush Mattress physical store locations

At over 1,500 retailers nationwide.

Nectar Lush Mattress Contact Information

Comparing Nectar Lush vs. Layla 

To spot the major differences between these beds, take a look at the construction and comfort layer for differences. The Layla is a flippable bed with copper-infused memory foam vs. Nectar’s gel memory foam. The Layla has four layers compared to Nectar’s three. Considering Layla’s additional layer and flippable design, it’s less expensive than the Nectar Lush. You can read our entire Layla vs Nectar review for more info.

Comparing Nectar Lush vs. Original Nectar

As expected, the Nectar Lush is a step or two up in quality and comfort from the Original Nectar thanks to its more advanced construction. That being said, the Lush is also more expensive. That’s because it’s thicker by an inch and has more cooling components than the original model. Check out our full Nectar vs Nectar Lush review.


Does the Nectar Lush mattress work with adjustable frames?

Yes, the Nectar Lush is compatible with adjustable frames. The company sells an adjustable bed frame themselves. The mattress will also work with slatted foundations and platform frames.

Does it have any certifications?

The foams inside the Nectar Lush mattress are CertiPUR-US certified. This means the foams do not contain any harmful chemicals or toxins. Therefore to answer the question, yes, the Nectar Lush is safe to sleep on.

How long will the Nectar Lush mattress take to arrive?

According to the company’s website, the Lush mattress ships via FedEx and will typically arrive within 2-3 business days after you purchase online. However, we have heard from some consumers that their Nectar mattress has taken longer to be delivered. To be safe, we’d say expect anywhere from two days to three weeks for the bed to arrive at your home.

Is the Nectar Lush available to purchase in stores?

Last we checked, the Nectar Lush mattress was available to purchase from several online retailers, but we did not see any brick and mortar retailers that currently carry the bed. However, it wouldn’t surprise us if Nectar partnered with a large retailer in the future considering Nectar is one of the most popular online brands on the internet. Keep in mind, the company does offer a 365 night trial period.

What does Nectar Lush feel like?

It feels like exactly what it is: a memory foam mattress. It has a dense/viscous feel.

How did Slumber Yard acquire this mattress?

Nectar sent us the Lush bed for free so we could test it. Please note we did not accept any monetary compensation to produce this review. We test products independently and do not allow brands to influence our opinions. We take great pride in publishing unbiased reviews so consumers can make educated purchase decisions.