Those who are trying to decide between the Lull and Nectar mattresses might find it difficult – these are both all-foam mattresses that feature a very similar construction and, to the average consumer, they could seem almost identical.
The Lull and Nectar mattresses are not identical and, in fact, they are quite different in a number of ways. In our Lull vs Nectar mattress comparison, we will discuss these differences as well as who should choose one mattress over the other.
Lull vs. Nectar Mattress Overview
The Lull mattress is an all-foam online mattress that features memory foam, responsive foam, and base foam – the Nectar mattress is also all-foam and contains two layers of memory foam and one solid piece of base foam. Both mattresses also feature gel-infusions to prevent heat buildup in the memory foam.
The Lull and Nectar are both high-quality memory foam mattresses that should be a good fit for a wide variety of people but, that being said, they should be a better fit for different types of sleepers.
|Who Should Choose the Lull Mattress?
|Who Should Choose the Nectar Mattress?
|Those who prefer a firmer mattress that doesn’t let them sink in particularly far
|Fans of softer mattresses that allow them to sink in a good amount
|Fans of mattresses with a balanced foam feel that make it easier to move around and reposition at night
|Those who prefer the slow-moving feel of memory foam that conforms to their body
|Back sleepers and stomach sleepers who are in need of a more supportive mattress
|Side sleepers who are in need of pressure relief on their shoulders and hips
Lull vs. Nectar Mattress Video Comparison
Those who want to see how the Lull and Nectar mattresses really look next to one another should watch our full video review; our reviewer, Marten, will discuss their construction, his experience, and who should choose one over the other.
Lull vs Nectar: Similarities and Differences
The Lull and Nectar mattresses are quite similar, but they have a few distinct differences. Let’s look at both:
|The Lull and Nectar are both all-foam mattresses, and they do not feature coils in their construction.
|The Nectar mattress is thicker than the Lull mattress by about 1″.
|Both the Lull and Nectar mattresses feature some sort of memory foam in their top layer.
|The Lull mattress is more affordable than the Nectar mattress.
|The Lull and Nectar mattresses have similar support layers of base foam.
|The Lull mattress is considerably firmer than the Nectar mattress.
|The Lull mattress features a balanced foam feel, but the Nectar mattress features more of a slow-moving memory foam feel.
Firmness and Feel Differences
As we just mentioned, two of the main differences between the Lull mattress and Nectar mattress has to do with their firmness and feel. Let’s go into greater detail regarding their firmness and feel and how it feels to lie on the Lull and Nectar mattresses.
How Firm Are the Lull and Nectar Mattresses?
In our experience, the Lull mattress felt like an 8/10, firmer-than-average – while it features soft foams on top, the comfort layer really isn’t that thick, and many sleepers should be feeling the firmer support layers.
To us, the Nectar mattress felt like a 6.5/10, just about medium in terms of firmness – the comfort layer is thicker on the Nectar, so we are feeling more of the soft layers on top without hitting the support layers so much.
Sleeping On the Lull and Nectar Mattresses
Back sleeping on the Lull mattress, we are experiencing an excellent amount of support from the base layer, and the top layers are letting our hips sink in just the right amount. Side sleeping, we are feeling a significant amount of pressure on our shoulders and hips as we are driving into the support layer. While the Lull is a firmer mattress, we are not getting the best support when stomach sleeping – our hips are bowing into the top foam layers, and we are feeling some lower back strain.
When we are back sleeping on the Nectar mattress, we are feeling an exceptional balance of comfort and support; our hips sink into the top layers just a bit while the memory foam conforms to our body. Side sleeping, we sink into the memory foam and feel almost no pressure on our shoulders and hips, and we feel generally comfortable. Stomach sleeping, the Nectar is definitely not giving us the requisite amount of support, and we need a firmer, more supportive mattress overall.
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What Do the Lull and Nectar Mattresses Feel Like?
The Lull mattress exhibits a balanced foam feel that is particularly responsive. The top layer of memory foam is slow-moving but, when paired with the more responsive transition layer, the mattress is bouncier; this makes it very easy to move around on the Lull mattress without getting stuck.
The Nectar mattress has more of that slow-moving feel we all expect from memory foam; lying on the Nectar, we slowly sink into the mattress and feel it conforms to the curves of our bodies.
Average Weight Sleepers – 130 lbs – 230 lbs
Back sleeping, average weight sleepers should find both the Lull and Nectar mattresses to be a good fit. They should get the balance of comfort and support that back sleeping really requires.
Side sleeping, average weight people who are closer to 130 lbs might find that both mattresses offer similar pressure relief. That being said, those who are over 160 lbs and moving closer to 230 lbs should get better pressure relief on the Nectar mattress.
Stomach sleeping, average weight sleepers who aren’t over 160 lbs should get the support they require on the Lull mattress. The majority of average stomach sleepers should think the Nectar mattress is too soft for stomach sleeping.
Heavyweight Sleepers – Over 230 lbs
Heavyweight back sleepers should get better support from the Lull mattress, and they could think the Nectar is too soft for them in this position. That being said, larger back sleepers who are closer to 300 lbs might not get enough support on either mattress and might want to find a more supportive innerspring or hybrid mattress.
Side sleeping, most heavyweight people should experience better pressure relief on the Nectar mattress. However, they could still feel some pressure on their shoulders and hips and might need a mattress with a thicker comfort layer.
Stomach sleeping, heavyweight people will prefer the firmer Lull mattress, but it will probably not be supportive enough. They will most likely need a firmer mattress with coils or they could experience some serious lower back pain.
Take a look at our best mattresses for heavy people for some supportive options.
Lightweight Sleepers – Under 130 lbs
Lightweight back sleepers should feel comfortable and supported on both the Lull and Nectar mattresses, and they should get enough pressure relief on both. Lightweight people who need the best mattress for stomach sleepers are going to prefer the Lull mattress because it is firmer.
See our list of the best mattresses for lightweight sleepers.
Mattress Construction Differences
Now let’s look under the hood of both mattresses and really see what they are made of. We will look at each layer one by one and see how this affects the overall feel and performance of the Lull and Nectar mattresses.
|The Lull mattress features a hand-crafted, soft, and breathable cover that shouldn’t affect the overall feel of the mattress.
|Comfort Layer #1
|On top of the Lull mattress, there is a thin layer of gel-infused memory foam that has a very slow-moving feel. While memory foam is known for trapping heat, the gel infusion is meant to offset this.
|Comfort Layer # 2
|Below that, there is a foam transition layer that is firmer than the top layer and more responsive as well.
|The Lull mattress has a thick base layer made out of high-density foam.
|The Nectar mattress features a Tencel cover that is very breathable and should help with heat dissipation.
|Comfort Layer #1
|The top layer of the Nectar mattress is a thicker piece of gel-infused memory foam, which has a slow-moving feel and helps dissipate body heat.
|Comfort Layer # 2
|Below the top layer, there is a layer of Dynamic Response Split Layer that is high-density, and it acts as a transition layer.
|Support Layer #1
|The Nectar has a high-density base foam layer, which offers support and durability.
The Lull mattress is 10″ tall, and the Nectar is 11″ tall.
Lull vs. Nectar Size Options and Price
Take a look at the following charts for the most up-to-date sizing and price information for the Lull and Nectar mattresses:
|38" x 75"
|38" x 80"
|54" x 75"
|60" x 80"
|76" x 80"
|72" x 84"
|38” x 75”
|38” x 80”
|54” x 75”
|60” x 80”
|76” x 80”
|72” x 84”
Lull vs. Nectar Performance Differences
We tested the Lull and Nectar mattresses for cooling, motion transfer, edge support, and other features – read on to see how they performed!
Sleeping Hot or Cold
In terms of cooling, the Lull and Nectar mattresses are quite similar; they are both all-foam mattresses so there is no real room for airflow. However, while memory foam is known for trapping heat, this shouldn’t be as much of an issue with the Lull and Nectar mattresses – they both feature breathable covers and gel-infusion for cooling.
We did not sleep extremely hot on either mattress but those who have issues with sleeping hot might want to find a mattress with better airflow and more cooling materials near the top.
Those who need the best mattress for couples usually want to find something with memory foam on top because it is known for cutting down on motion transfer, ensuring that sleeping partners don’t disturb each other when they move around at night.
While both mattresses feature memory foam, the Nectar has a thicker layer right on top – because of this, it isolates motion better than the Lull.
Edge support is also something that couples should consider because it can allow each partner to get the most space to sleep. We experienced pretty similar edge support on both mattresses, but the Lull feels just a bit more supportive when we are lying near the edge.
These are both all-foam mattresses that feature similar materials, so it is hard to say which will last longer than the other. We can say that both feature high-density foams and should for at least seven to 10 years. If we had to choose between the two in terms of durability, we would choose the Nectar mattress as it is a bit thicker and more substantial.
The Lull and Nectar are both online mattresses that are shipped and delivered in a box – opening up each mattress, we did smell some initial off-gassing, but this is totally normal for all-foam bed in a box mattresses. We left both mattresses in a well-ventilated room for 48 hours, and the smell completely went away.
Given that these are both all-foam mattresses, we did not hear and significant noise when we moved around and repositioned at night.
Those who need a mattress for sex are usually better off with something bouncier and more responsive. The Lull is definitely the more responsive mattress of the two and should be the better option for sexual partners.
The Lull mattress comes with a 365-night sleep trial and a lifetime warranty, and the Nectar mattress comes with a 365-sleep trial and a Forever Warranty.
Lull vs. Nectar Mattress FAQs
Now we would like to answer some frequently asked questions about the Lull and Nectar mattresses:
Which mattress is better, Lull or Nectar?
We would not say that one of these mattresses is better than the other, but we would say they are better for different types of sleepers. The Lull should be a better option for back sleepers, stomach sleepers, and those who prefer a balanced foam feel; the Nectar should be more ideal for side sleepers, fans of memory foam, and those who prefer softer mattresses.
Which mattress sleeps cooler, the Lull or Nectar?
The Lull and Nectar are about equal when it comes to cooling - they are both all-foam mattresses, so they are going to trap some heat. That being said, their breathable covers and gel-infusions should ensure the Lull and Nectar mattresses don't sleep extremely hot.
Which mattress is more affordable, the Lull or the Nectar?
The Lull mattress is more affordable than the Nectar mattress - it costs around $250 less.
How long with the Lull and Nectar mattresses last?
The Lull and Nectar are durable all-foam mattresses that should both last for at least seven years.