Nectar Bed Review Overview
For some sleepers, there’s nothing like the feel of nestling, pressure-relieving memory foam that slowly conforms to the curves of your body. If that sounds like the bed you’re looking for, you might like what we have to say in our Nectar Mattress review.
Nectar has established itself as one of the most popular memory foam bed-in-a-box brands in the online market, and this bed provides a dense memory foam feel that memory foam fans know and love (with a price tag you might love even more).
Honest Nectar Mattress Video Review
Overall, Nectar is a popular online bed because it has just about everything someone would want in a memory foam mattress. It’s comfortable, good for all sleeper types (especially for back and stomach sleepers) and maybe the most appealing thing of all, affordable.
Nectar Mattress Feel And Firmness
Because Nectar has a unique foam feel, it’s difficult to grade the bed’s firmness, but we’d say it’s around a medium-firm on the firmness scale. We think the mattress provides a comfy compromise between pressure-relieving and supportive.
With the three layers of memory foam, this bed has a distinct, dense memory foam feel. However, it’s a different memory foam feel in that it’s firm at first. When you lay down on the bed, you don’t immediately sink down.
In our Nectar mattress review, we found it takes about 4-6 seconds for it to soften and the memory foam to contour around your body’s shape. We think it’s a comfortable mattress. If you like the feel of memory foam, we’d bet good money you’d enjoy this bed.
What Does Nectar Mattress Feel Like?
Nectar Mattress Construction & Design
The Nectar mattress is an 12″ thick all-foam bed with three layers:
Starting from the bottom up:
- Standard Foam Base Support – As the name implies, this 7″ layer serves as the bed’s foundation.
- Soft Support Foam – The proprietary material is basically a 2″ layer of memory foam that acts as a transition layer from the support foam below.
- Gel memory foam – A top layer of 3″ gel memory foam.
- Cooling Cover – This soft cover provides a cooling sensation upon direct contact.
Wrapping the three layers of foam is a removable, quilted polyethylene cover. The cover’s cooling technology will quickly wick away superficial heat that was transferred to it through touch.
And if this cover could get any better, it is machine-washable! This is a very important aspect, as most beds-in-a-box don’t offer this feature.
Is Nectar A Good Mattress For Couples?
Two factors that are important for couples to consider are motion isolation and edge support. We are happy to report that the Nectar bed performs well in both categories.
The bed does a good job of deadening movement. It passed our tests easily. This subject is important for people that share a bed with a person that is constantly moving, whether they’re switching sleeping positions, rolling over to turn off the light or getting up to grab a midnight snack.
Less movement means that both partners are more likely to have a peaceful night of sleep.
The Nectar memory foam mattress provides decent edge support in spite of its material. A lot of hybrid and innerspring beds are better in this department, but the Nectar is still pretty solid. As you approach the edge, there’s little compression, and you won’t feel as if you are going to slip off. But of course, if you want more room, you can always opt for a Nectar king mattress instead of a queen mattress.
Generally, we rate beds as either warm, cool or neutral. In Nectar’s case, we’d give it a neutral designation. Memory foam is known for retaining heat and sleeping warm. However, because Nectar uses gel-memory foam, a cooling cover and is fairly firm, we don’t think it’s an issue.
Bottom line, we don’t think you’ll heat up at night, nor will the bed do anything special to keep you sleeping cool.
Nectar Sleeper Type Analysis
As you progress through this review, it’s important to understand why your weight and sleeping style matters when mattress shopping. No two people are the same and thus will have differing opinions on how particular mattresses feel. In our reviews, we write considering an average-sized person (150-250 lb), but things can change for people who fall outside that range.
- Side Sleepers
We think side sleepers will be fine on this mattress. Don’t let the initial firmness fool you. You slowly sink into the mattress, and the top layers do a good job of cradling your hips and shoulders. The bed provides a good amount of pressure relief. The bed will also get softer over time and will feel softer in warmer rooms. Read our guide for the best mattress for side sleepers if you want to look at more options.
We contend that, for a budget mattress, Nectar provides more than adequate support under your hips, trunk, and lower back. You sink into the mattress, but not to the point where your spine is no longer aligned.
- Back And Stomach Sleepers
Overall, we think the Nectar mattress is a great option for people who spend a lot of time on their back or stomach. Generally, these types of sleepers prefer mattresses that land on the firmer side of the spectrum, and Nectar fits the bill. If you’re looking for an even firmer bed, check out our list of the Best Firm Mattresses.
- Combination Sleeper
Given all that we discussed above, we think this mattress is ideal for all kinds of sleepers.
However, because the bed uses multiple layers of memory foam, sleepers who switch positions may find it requires a little more effort to switch. Overall, this isn’t a big deal. It’s common with memory foam mattresses.
Body Type Analysis
- Heavy Individuals
On one side of the coin, you could argue that the Nectar bed is a good choice because it’s thicker and a little firmer than the average all-foam bed-in-a-box. Generally, the thicker and firmer a mattress is, the less likely a big sleeper will sink into the point where they lose proper alignment or even bottom out the bed.
On the other side of the coin, you could easily argue that a heavy person should go with a bed that contains coils instead, which is a very valid argument. Coil/spring mattresses are more supportive than dense foams and are also just more durable over the long haul. If pressed, we’d have to agree with the coil argument.
We pretty much always recommend heavy people go with a hybrid or innerspring bed. However, if you are dead set on an all-foam bed, the Nectar mattress is one of the better options out there.
- Petite Individuals
Nectar is probably best for average-sized individuals. Average-sized people (like Slumber Yard team members Matt and Jeff) find the mattress supportive and accommodating. Smaller-sized folks may like the bed as well, but will most likely enjoy a softer mattress.
People who weigh around 100 lb might not sink in enough to experience the pressure relief the top memory foam layers have to offer and feel that the Nectar mattress is too firm. If you want a bed that is great for petite side sleepers, read our guide to the Best Soft & Plush Mattresses.
Nectar Mattress Reviews: Pricing
Let’s start with the basics, price. Perhaps the best thing about the Nectar bed is its price tag. It’s an affordable bed. The mattress is about $100-$200 cheaper than what seems to be the industry average. Here’s how pricing breaks down by size.
|Size||Price (MSRP)||PRICE (Discount)|
|King / Cal King||$1,498||$1,099|
What’s also nice about Nectar Sleep is that the company usually throws in two free pillows when you buy a new bed. Check the green discount box on the right-hand side of the screen to see if that promotion is still live. You can also go to NectarSleep.com for more info on discounts and Nectar Mattress sales.
Nectar Mattress Review Verdict
|Weight||Petite (<150 lbs)||Medium (150-230 lbs)||Heavy (>230 lbs)|
We’ve reached the end of our Nectar mattress review, which begs the question, is Nectar worth it? Overall, we like the Nectar bed for true memory foam lovers (or people open to memory foam). For the price you pay, we think it’s an excellent value. In fact, we think so highly of the bed; it even made a few of our Best Mattress List. Obviously, though, if you’re going to get this bed, you’ll have to like the bed’s slow responding feel. We also think it’s ideal for sleepers who weigh under 230 lbs, especially if you like a slightly firmer feel.
Other Nectar Reviews
Nectar Mattress Review Ratings
- BBB Rating: A
- Nectar Mattress Amazon Reviews: On Amazon, the bed has earned 4 of 5 stars, and consumers say it helps with back pain. The Nectar mattress reviews also comment on the price, as it offers good value for the cost.
Other Beds From Nectar
Nectar Lush is a newer mattress than the original. In many ways, it’s an upgraded version. It has higher quality materials and more advanced construction. It also has some cooling elements to help you keep cool, although it still sleeps temperature neutral instead of being a true cooling mattress. Because it’s an upgraded version, it costs more than the original. You can check out our Nectar Lush vs. Nectar comparison for more info.
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Nectar Sleep Company Information
Because buying a mattress online can be difficult without knowing exactly how the bed will feel to you no matter how many Nectar mattress reviews you read, Nectar Sleep has company policies that help you know if the bed is right for you:
- Shipping – The Nectar mattress ships for free and will arrive compressed in a protective bag. We have received a few Nectar bed complaints about shipping times being slow. If you do order a Nectar bed by mail, know that it may take a week or two to arrive. After it arrives, let it inflate for about 24-48 hours before using it.
- Trial period – Most mattress companies give you about three months. Nectar Sleep gives you a 365-night trial period to test out the bed.
- Returns – If you don’t like the mattress for any reason during that time period, contact customer service to arrange for someone to pick up the mattress from your home free of charge. The return and refund process shouldn’t take longer than one or two weeks.
- Warranty – Nectar backs its mattresses with a “Forever Warranty.” Basically, in years 1-10, the company will replace the mattress if defects are found. In years 10+, the company will either repair or re-cover the bed and cover all transportation costs if manufacturing defects or material failures are discovered.
Where are Nectar mattresses made? From what we can discern, Nectar beds are manufactured overseas, but the company does operate inspection facilities located in the United States. Also, the foams used in the mattress are CertiPUR-US certified, meaning they are free from harmful chemicals like ozone depleters, mercury and lead.
Mattress Sizes & Dimensions
Nectar mattress is available in all the normal sizes, including twin XL all the way up to California king. Here’s a breakdown of the dimensions for each size:
- Twin — 39″x 75″
- Twin XL — 39″x 80″
- Full — 54″ x 75″
- Queen — 60″ x 80″
- King — 76″ x 80″
- Cal King — 72″ x 84″