Buying a mattress isn’t always easy. There are so many options out there that could give you the comfort and support that you need.
If you’ve narrowed down your search to the Lull and Nectar mattresses, I have the information you need to make your final decision. Will the Lull or Nectar be the better choice for you? Read on for my full comparison.
- They are both all-foam mattresses.
- They both have memory foam on top.
- They have similar base layers.
- The Lull is a bit more expensive than the Nectar.
- They incorporate different materials in their construction.
- The Lull is firmer than the Nectar.
- The Lull has a balanced foam feel, and the Nectar has a classic memory foam feel.
- The Lull is 10” tall.
- The thin cover has a soft texture.
- There is first a 1.5” layer of a gel memory foam.
- This is followed by a 1.5” layer of a transition, latex-like foam.
- Finally, there is a 7” layer of base support foam.
- The mattress is 11” tall.
- The cover is soft and woven together with Tencel fabric. There is 1” of gel memory foam quilted into it.
- Next, there is a 3” layer of a soft, slow-responding, gel memory foam.
- Then, there is around 1” of a foam transition layer.
- Finally, the base layer is around 6” thick.
- They both have soft covers. Nectar has memory foam quilted into its cover, however. This adds another layer of soft pressure relief.
- The Lull has 1.5” of memory foam on top and the Nectar has 4” on top. Because of this, you sink into the Nectar. It has more of a classic memory foam feel, while the Lull has a balanced foam feel.
- Also, this makes it so you sleep “on” the Lull and more “in” the Nectar. You should be able to move around more easily on the Lull.
- They are going to be similar in terms of breathability and durability.
For me, the Lull felt like 7/10 in terms of firmness, and the Nectar felt like a 6/10. The Lull is definitely the firmer of the two mattresses.
These mattresses have very different feels. The Lull has a balanced foam feel with a bit of bounce, and the Nectar has a classic memory foam feel with no bounce. Because of this, I found it easier to move around on the Lull mattress.
Lying on my back, I felt well supported by both mattresses. The Lull conformed do my body and the Nectar’s top layer pressed up into my lumbar area. I would say, however, that the Lull is just a bit more supportive.
On my side, I felt better pressure relief on the Nectar. It is the softer of the two mattresses and has a thicker comfort layer, so I feel almost no pressure on my shoulders and hips.
Finally, on my stomach, I felt better support on the Lull than I did on the Nectar. I feel my hips sinking in too far when I am on the Nectar and the mattress is, overall, too soft for me in this position.
See how the Lull mattress has some bounce. This tells me it should be easier to move around on the mattress.
Nectar has that slow-sinking memory foam feel. It has no real bounce, so you may have a little trouble moving around on the mattress.
Motion Isolation Differences
Between these two mattresses, I believe the Nectar performs better with motion isolation. If you sleep with a partner, you should feel less of their movements on your side of the mattress. This thick layer of memory foam works to cut down on motion transfer, so I think the Nectar is the better choice for couples.
While the Nectar performs better than the Lull with dealing with motion transfer, I think it could still be a good option for couples. You shouldn’t feel too much of your partner’s movements on your side of the bed.
Yet, see how well Nectar handles motion transfer. That super soft memory foam should ensure you sleep soundly even if you partner moves around at night.
Edge Support Differences
If you want to sit on the edge of your mattress or want sleep near the edge, you should think about edge support. Between the two mattresses, I believe the Lull has better edge support. It is the firmer mattress and does not collapse as much when I wit near the edge. I also feel more secure lying near the edge of the mattress.
See the edge support differences in the photos below.
Marten is a staff writer for us. He has a much different body type than me: He is 6’7″ and weighs about 230 lb; I am 5’9″ and 160 lb. Here is what he thought about these two mattresses:
I said the Lull was an 8/10, and the Nectar was a 6/10. That’s a pretty big difference, and I think it comes down to how thick the memory foam layer is on top. On the Lull, it’s 1.5” and, on the Nectar, it’s 4” thick.
With the Lull, on my back and my stomach, I press through the soft layer pretty quickly and feel the support layers beneath. So, on my back and stomach, I felt very nice overall support. On my side with the Nectar, I feel really great pressure relief. I press in and feel enveloped by the mattress.
If you are a heavier person and sleep on your back or stomach, I would lean toward the Lull. If you are a heavier person and you sleep mainly on your side, I would lean toward the Nectar.
While Marten and I had a different score for the Lull, we both agreed that it is the firmer of the two mattresses. Marten also thought it was more supportive when he was on his back and stomach. We had the same score for the Nectar, and we both thought it gave great pressure relief when we were on our sides.
Pick Lull If:
- You prefer a firmer mattress. Even though it has foam in its top layers, overall, it is firmer than average. If you have had success with firmer mattresses, I would choose the Lull over the Nectar.
- You prefer a balanced foam feel. If you don’t want to sink into your mattress and would rather sleep on top of the mattress, the Lull is the better choice. It is very easy to move around on this mattress, and you won’t get that feeling of getting “stuck.”
- You are a back or stomach sleeper. You definitely feel the support of those firm layers in the Lull. It should give very good support on your hips, ensuring that your spine stays in alignment.
Pick Nectar If:
- You are a side sleeper. This is the softer mattress of the two and I felt better pressure relief. If you sleep primarily on your side, you shouldn’t be feeling pressure on your shoulders and hips.
- You prefer a softer mattress. This mattress is softer than average and is the softer of the two mattresses. If you like extra softness in your mattress, the Nectar is the way to go.
- You like the classic memory foam feel. Lying down on the Nectar, you slowly sink into the mattress. If you like that slow compression and like sleeping “in” your mattress, the Nectar is the better choice.
If you know what kind of sleeper you are and what feel you prefer, the choice between Lull and Nectar should be easy. If you sleep on your back, stomach, or like a balanced foam feel, the Lull should be the mattress for you. If you sleep on your side or prefer a classic memory foam feel, I would choose the Nectar. Please leave any specific comments or questions about the Lull or the Nectar in the comment section below.
Joe Auer is the editor of Mattress Clarity. He mainly focuses on mattress reviews and oversees the content across the site.
He likes things simple and take a straightforward, objective approach to his reviews. Joe has personally tested nearly 250 mattresses and always recommends people do their research before buying a new bed. He has been testing mattresses for over 5 years now, so he knows a thing or two when it comes to mattress selection. He has been cited as an authority in the industry by a number of large publications.
Joe has an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and an MBA from Columbia University.
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