Nectar is a name we’re quite familiar with here, and we were pleased when we saw them unveil their newest Nectar Premier and Nectar Copper Premier beds. They are the thick memory foam mattresses needed to top off their catalog, which offers even more contouring support than their original Nectar mattress.
If it’s hugging memory foam you seek, similar to the feel of the popular TempurPedic mattress, for example, you’ll likely be interested to learn about the Nectar Premier mattresses. They’re thick, durable, and provide that dense, conforming memory foam feel. The Copper model even utilizes — you guessed it — copper to make hot sleepers feel a bit more alleviated at night. Pretty cool, right? For the low down these mattresses and why we do (or don’t) recommend them to you, continue on in our Nectar Premier mattress review.
Nectar Premier Mattress Video Review
How Does Nectar Premier Feel?
The Nectar Premier mattress and Nectar Premier Copper both utilize memory foam, like the original flagship Nectar, and feel like dense memory foam mattresses. It will take a few moments for the layers to mold to your body, but after a few moments, you feel the layers start to hug and conform to your curves.
We rated both Nectar Premier and Nectar Premier Copper around a medium, but just a hair firmer. We like to refer to this as a medium-plus. It doesn’t feel right placing it in between medium and medium-firm, but it’s only slightly firmer than what we call the middle-of-the-road.
Out of all the Nectar mattresses, Nectar Premier and its copper counterpart are the most pressure-relieving. Their flagship mattress is a bit on the firmer side and isn’t as conforming, but we think these nectar mattresses give you that conforming, pressure-relieving feel many different sleepers are looking for.
Memory foam beds are known for retaining heat, but that’s not the story when it comes to the Nectar Premier mattresses. Both have temperature regulating abilities, but the Nectar Premier Copper bed has a special phase change material and copper-infused fibers to really turn the cooling notch up.
It’s not icey-cold like GhostBed Luxe or Brooklyn Bedding Aurora, but you definitely feel a slight cooling sensation on your back when you lay down.
Nectar Premier Mattress Construction
The Nectar Premier hybrid mattresses are significantly thicker and more supportive than their flagship 12” all-foam bed. In total, Nectar Premier is 13” while the Copper model is a little thicker at 14”.
- Thick 7” layer of polyurethane foam to provide structure and support for the mattress
- The middle layer is a 3” slab of “Dynamic Support Foam” and acts as the bed’s transition layer in between the dense foam below and the comfort foam on the top layer.
- The top of Nectar Premier is their “Smart Layer With ActiveCool HD.” It’s 3” thick and incorporates a phase change material to help regulate your body’s temperature.
The copper model will have similar layers, but the base is slightly thicker, as is the bed’s comfort layer. The only other major difference between the Nectar Premier and Nectar Premier Copper is the cover, which we dive into below.
Both beds have some kind of phase change cooling material in the cover, but we think the Copper model is a bit more effective at cooling you down because it incorporates “heat-conductive copper fibers,” which help draw heat away from your body. Not to mention, it’s quilted and extra soft!
The Copper model is the thickest mattress, and as a result, is the most supportive and durable. The standard Nectar Premier is also pretty durable for a foam bed, considering it’s a whopping 13” thick. Though neither will be as supportive or long-lasting for folks over 230 lbs. as hybrid mattress will.
Body Type Analysis
You may not realize it, but your weight and body mass index have an impact on how your mattress is going to feel and how supportive it will be.
- Petite Individuals
Folks who weigh under 150 lbs will likely experience a slightly firmer mattress, but it’s perfectly accommodating and supportive. Just make sure you’re in the market for a bed that’s on the firmer end of the spectrum.
- Average Individuals
People in between 150 and 230 lbs should be perfectly comfortable on this mattress, regardless of your sleeping position.
- Heavy Individuals
We always recommend hybrid mattresses to people who weigh over 230 lbs because we think you’ll get more of your money’s worth since they’re much more durable and supportive. With that said, the Nectar Premier Copper mattress isn’t the worst mattress for plus size folks if you really want a foam bed because it’s 14” thick.
Sleeper Type Analysis
Aside from your body weight, your most dominant sleeper position should also play a role in how accommodating a mattress will be for you.
- Back Sleepers
We think most back sleepers will enjoy this mattress, especially if you weigh under 150 lbs. Though, the flagship Nectar is a bit firmer if that’s what you’re in the market for.
- Stomach Sleepers
Same as back sleepers, most stomach sleepers will sleep comfortably on the Nectar Premier mattress. Especially those who fall under the lightweight category. Though, the heavier you are, the firmer your mattress should be for ample back support.
- Side Sleepers
Average-weighted side sleepers will be fine on this mattress, but strict side sleepers under 150 lbs should check out our best plush mattress review for softer, more pressure-relieving options.
- Combo Sleepers
Combination sleepers should sleep very soundly on both the Nectar Premier mattress and Nectar Premier Copper. They both have medium-plus firmness levels, making them a nice balance in between pressure-relieving and supportive.
Is Nectar A Good Mattress For Couples?
For those of you who share a mattress with your loved one, or a big furry family member, you should look for two different additional mattress features: motion isolation and edge support. We think the Nectar Premier mattresses check out in both of these categories.
When we say edge support, we refer to the strength of the mattress’ perimeter. We are happy to report that it checks out on both Nectar Premier mattresses! It’s not the most supportive we’ve ever felt in our days as mattress testers, but it’s perfectly fine.
Motion isolation in both mattresses is great, and we don’t think you’ll feel your partner move much in the middle of the night. Memory foam is great at absorbing motion, and there are no coils in these beds to add bounce.
How Much Do Nectar Premier Mattresses Cost?
Nectar Premier mattresses are both premium memory foam options and are the upper-tier models compared to the flagship affordable Nectar mattress. As a result, they’ll cost a bit more money.
A queen size Nectar Premier retails for $1,499, while the queen Copper model has an MSRP of $1,949. Though, keep in mind that they’re often running discounts that bring the beds’ prices down by hundreds of dollars.
Nectar Premier Mattress Review Verdict
These beds were meant to replace the no-longer-existing Nectar Lush mattress, and we think they were great additions to the Nectar lineup. They offer more durability and support than the flagship Nectar mattress and add a nice cooling effect to make hot sleepers more enticed to buy this bed. If you’re in the market for a temperature regulating memory foam mattress, Nectar Premier and Nectar Premier Copper are premium options.
Nectar Company Policies
Online bedding companies like to sweeten the deal with a few different perks to make buying worth your while:
- Free shipping and returns
- 365-night trial
- Forever warranty
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How We Test Mattresses
My Slumber Yard has been around since the beginning of the bed in a box craze. Our team has personally tested and reviewed over 175 mattresses so far, and we keep more than 150 beds in our office so we can compare them (and take afternoon naps).
When testing mattresses, we evaluate the following factors:
- Construction: We cut beds open to see what’s inside and how it’s made.
- Feel: We check if it has a stuck-in-the-mud memory foam feel, or if it’s more of a neutral foam or a plush pillow top, etc.
- Firmness: We have our own firmness scale and evaluate how that may vary depending on your body and sleeper type.
- Pressure relief: We test what’s the sweet spot for different body and sleeper types.
- Support: How that changes by body/sleeper type
- Edge Support: This is important for couples who share a bed. Would you roll out of the bed, or can you sleep confidently close to the edges?
- Motion Isolation: We use the water glass test to see how the bed fares with motion transfer. This is another important factor for couples who don’t want to wake up when they move.
- Temperature Regulation: We use a temperature gun to evaluate if the bed warms up, stays neutral or actively cools while you sleep.
- Noise: This could be an issue in beds with coils or innerspring.
- Off-Gassing: Some beds could have a smell for a few weeks after unpacking, and we try to warn you about it.
- Company policies: We also take into account policies such as shipping, returns, trial period and warranty.
- Value: We look at a bed’s price in the context of what it offers in terms of features and quality of materials and construction.
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