Who Is It Best For?
People that want a flippable mattress
All sleeping positions
Who Won’t Love It?
Especially heavy individuals
People with a tight budget

Nest Sparrow Signature Hybrid Mattress Overview

The Nest Sparrow Signature Hybrid (formerly known as the Nest Alexander Hybrid) is widely regarded as one of the best mattresses that you can buy online. It’s made in Phoenix, Arizona, and will ship directly to you from that factory. Here are the most important things to know about Nest Sparrow:

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Sparrow Signature Hybrid Construction And Design

The Nest Sparrow mattress uses a combination of coils and proprietary foams. All in all, the bed comes in at just over 12″ thick. The construction of the Nest Sparrow mattress does differ slightly depending on which firmness profile you select. Here are the layers on the medium firmness model:

  • Support layer — 1″ of dense 3lb support foam
  • Coils layer — 8″ Quantum Edge pocketed coils that sit above the thin foam layer and give the mattress a durable, strong support foundation
  • Transition layer — 1″ of SmartFlow support foam, which serves as a transition from the firm coils below
  • Comfort layer — 3″ layer of Energex Temperature Responsive Foam for comfort 
  • Topper — 1″ quilted topper that contains gel-infused memory foam for an extra element of comfort not found with the average bed-in-a-box

Nest Sparrow Cover

The Sparrow has a non-removable, soft quilted cover that uses a thermic phase change cooling fabric. The cover is comfortable and gives the mattress a premium look.

If you spill something, spot clean the cover with a mild detergent and some water. If you’re concerned about keeping the cover clean, you could always look into one of Nest’s Mattress Protectors. Alternatively, you could also check out popular mattress protectors on Amazon. Keep in mind that protectors generally hinder airflow a little.

Size And Dimensions

You can get the Sparrow in the following sizes:

  • Twin — 38″ W x 75″ L x 13.5″ H 55 lbs
  • Twin XL — 38″ W x 80″ L x 13.5″ H 60 lbs
  • Full — 54″ W x 75″ L x 13.5″ H 85 lbs
  • Queen — 60″ W x 80″ L x 13.5″ H 105 lbs
  • King — 76″ W x 80″ L x 13.5″ H 125 lbs
  • Cal King — 72″ W x 84″ L x 13.5″ H 125 lbs

Nest Bedding Sparrow Feel And Firmness

Due to the memory foam topper, the Nest Sparrow has a slight memory foam feel, but it’s more of a soft, pillow top feel. A couple of The Slumber Yard team members like to say it’s like laying on a mountain of soft, comfy pillows.

It seems like almost everyone that tries this bed absolutely loves it. People who generally like the feel of memory foam dig it and folks who like more of a neutral-foam feel enjoy it too. It’s one of the few mattresses out there that satisfies most material preferences (unless you like latex).

More good news—the bed is responsive. The mattress actually snaps back to position almost immediately after pressure is released (the coils help here giving the bed some bounce). Active sleepers who move around a lot will find it easy to switch positions.

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In terms of firmness, it’s going to depend on which option you select. We think the medium option straddles medium-soft and medium. The plush option is a little softer, while the luxury firm lands around a medium-firm on the firmness scale.

All in all, it’s nice that Nest offers various firmness levels. This means every type of sleeper will be able to find a mattress that suits their sleeping habits.

Is Nest Sparrow A Good Mattress For Couples?

We would consider this one of the best mattresses for couples, especially since Nest made some updates to it. In early 2019, Nest made the cover removable and added split firmness options. The new system offers two firmness options inside the same mattress (i.e. Plush/Medium or Medium/Luxury Firm). We prefer it to a California King because you’re not simply pushing two twin XL mattresses together.

Edge Support

The bed provides solid edge support. As you roll over towards the side, there’s not much compression at all, and you never feel as if you’re going to slide right off the mattress.

This is an important topic for partners who share a smaller size mattress and prefer not to cuddle. A bed with good edge support means there is more useful surface area for partners to spread out and get comfortable.

Motion Isolation

The Sparrow does a decent job of deadening movement. It’s not the best mattress we’ve ever tested in terms of motion isolation, but it’s certainly not the worst either.

Generally, all-foam beds do a better job in this regard because they don’t get the bounce from the coils, but the Nest Hybrid still does well.

Temperature Regulation

Although the company likes to play up the cooling fibers in the cover, we think this mattress sleeps temperature neutral.

However, if you’re a big person and you choose the medium or plush option, you may warm up a little during the night since you’ll sink into the mattress a bit more and the top layers will hug you.

Nest Sparrow Sleeper Type Analysis

We base our firmness information and comfort based on an average-sized body, but we keep all body types in mind. Because your weight and sleeping style affects how comfortable a mattress is, we consider how everyone will feel on a mattress.

  • Side Sleepers

    Side sleepers really can’t go wrong with either the plush or medium option. Both of these models provide ample pressure relief for your hips and shoulders when you’re on your side.

    In fact, the Nest Sparrow even made our list for the Best Mattresses For Side Sleepers. We’d recommend petite side sleepers go with the plush option and average and heavy side sleepers go with the medium option.

  • Back And Stomach Sleepers

    We’d only recommend the luxury firm option for strict back and stomach sleepers. These types of sleepers need a good amount of support, and the luxury firm model will provide that.

    Don’t let the word “firm” scare you away, though. The luxury firm option is still extremely comfortable. Back and stomach sleepers will sleep more on top of this model to ensure your spine is always in proper alignment.


  • Combination Sleepers

    We’d recommend combination sleepers go with either the medium or Luxury Firm options, depending on your weight. If you’re a lighter person, the medium option is preferable. If you’re big, the luxury firm option would be better.

    Regardless of your weight, combo sleepers will find the Nest Signature Hybrid accommodating in all sleeping positions. Not only is the bed comfortable, but it also finds a nice balance between support and pressure relief.

The Luxury Firm option is best for people who primarily sleep on their back.
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Body Type Analysis

  • Petite/Average Sleepers

    People with a medium or petite build will find the Nest Sparrow extremely comfortable. We’d say to go with either the plush or medium option. If you’re a primary back sleeper, though, you may also think about going with the luxury firm option for a little more support.

    Alternatively, small sleepers may also want to check out the Nest Sparrow Series mattress. This Nest Bedding model doesn’t contain coils, but it’s still a thick, supportive mattress.

  • Heavy Sleepers

    We generally steer heavy folks towards thick beds that contain coils, and the Nest Hybrid fits the bill. We like hybrid and innerspring beds for big folks because coils give the mattress a lot of bi-directional support.

    We’d recommend big sleepers go with the luxury firm model. Folks who weigh over 250 lb might find themselves sinking a bit too far down into the plush and medium options.

Nest Sparrow Price

The Nest Alexander Sparrow is priced just above average for the online mattress industry. Considering the high-quality construction of the bed, we think it’s a nice value. In fact, it was on our Best Mattresses For The Money list. Here’s how pricing breaks down by size.

SizePrice (MSRP)
Twin XL$1,149
King / Cal King$1,799
Split King / Cal King$2,198

Nest Bedding is aggressive when it comes to coupon codes and promo codes. It’s almost always running a promotion. Check the box on the right to see what kind of discount you can snag.

Nest Sparrow Mattress Review Verdict

Overall, we love the Nest Sparrow. It’s universally loved by all of our team members. In fact, Slumber Yard team member Owen liked it so much, he requested we bring it to his house so he and his girlfriend could sleep on it every night. All in all, it’s a premium, comfortable mattress that sports a reasonable price tag.

Nest Bedding Products And Reviews

Nest Bedding Reviews

  • BBB Rating: A
  • Amazon Reviews: The Nest Alexander hybrid mattress review is excellent. The Alexander Hybrid review average on Amazon is 4.4 out of 5. There’s not one negative Nest Alexander Hybrid review on Amazon.

Other Beds From Nest

Nest Bedding offers several other mattresses in addition to the Signature Hybrid. Here’s a short video that outlines all the different mattresses Nest Bedding offers.

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Nest Bedding Hybrid vs Nest Sparrow 

Nest Alexander Signature is an all-foam flippable mattress that offers two firmness levels, one on each side of the mattress. Obviously, this is a completely different design than the Nest Bedding Hybrid mattress, which comes with a coil construction. As such, we think the hybrid model is best for all body types including heavy individuals over 230 lbs. Price-wise, they are similar, but the Signature model is a little more expensive. 

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Nest Company Policies

When you buy a Nest Bedding Sparrow, here are the buying policies to expect:

  • Shipping: You get free shipping, and you should get the mattress 4-8 business days after you purchase online. Once it arrives, you’ll move the box to your desired room and proceed to remove the plastic and unroll the bed. From there, you’ll want to give the bed around 24-72 hours to fully inflate.
  • Trial period: Nest Bedding offers you a 365-night risk-free trial period. Give customer service a call if you don’t like it, and they’ll take care of everything. You can either exchange the mattress for another Nest Bedding model or get a refund.
  • Warranty: Nest backs its mattresses with a lifetime warranty. You can read more about what the lifetime warranty entails on the company’s website.
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Nest Bedding Lifetime Renewal Exchange

In 2021, Nest launched its Lifetime Renewal Exchange program that allows customers to renew the comfort layer of qualifying mattresses. It’s the first time a mattress company has ever launched an initiative like this, so it’s pretty big news. Here’s what we know.

What is Lifetime Renewal Exchange (LRE)?

Nest Bedding’s LRE is a guarantee that can be redeemed at any time after purchasing a qualifying mattress for free. You can only renew the comfort layer for your bed once. The mattresses that currently offer the LRE program are the Sparrow Signature Hybrid, Owl Natural Latex Hybrid and Finch Natural Latex.  

How does LRE work?

If you purchased a Sparrow, Owl, or Finch mattress from Nest Bedding and feel like it’s time for an upgrade, all you have to do is contact customerservice@nestbedding.com. The company will then ship you a new comfort layer. 

Why the LRE program?

To help the environment! Even though Nest Bedding offers high-quality mattresses, the comfort layer is not exempt from normal wear and tear — meaning that, with time, you’ll have to exchange your mattress. With the LRE program, you can extend the life of your mattress by renewing the comfort layer. By doing this, you don’t have to replace your mattress, and you help reduce waste. 

Comparing Nest Bedding vs Purple

The Nest Sparrow is a bit more competitive in price compared to Purple Mattress, but not by much. Both mattresses are quality styles for a variety of sleeper types, as Purple mattress has a medium firmness level while Nest Bedding Alexander Hybrid offers three different options. 

Purple’s unique Hyper-Elastic Polymer layer is comfortable, but the gel-like material may take some getting used to. The Nest Alexander Hybrid features a pillow top and a traditional, luxurious feel which may appeal to more people. 

Frequently Asked Questions
How firm is Nest Alexander?

You can find Nest Alexander in 3 firmness levels: Plush, Medium, and Firm. The most popular model is the “Luxury Firm” which is around a 4-5/10, so it’s slightly on the softer end.

Is this a good mattress for side sleepers?

We think side sleepers will love Nest Alexander, especially the “Medium” model.

Do I need a special foundation for the Nest Alexander Hybrid?

The Nest Hybrid mattress should work with most existing adjustable bases, slatted frame, box springs, and foundations. Just make sure your existing frame can support the weight of your new mattress.

Does Nest Bedding ship to Alaska and Hawaii?

Yes, but they charge an additional fee. They also ship internationally through a third party vendor. This, unfortunately, is the case with most of the beds we’ve reviewed—free shipping excluding Hawaii and Alaska.

How did the Slumber Yard team get this mattress?

Nest Bedding sent the Alexander Hybrid to the Slumber Team for free. However, we are under no obligation to provide a favorable review of the product. We retain full editorial control over the content we produce. We review products independently and have not received any monetary compensation from Nest Bedding to write this post.

What is the warranty like?

Nest Bedding backs all of their beds with a lifetime warranty.