Nectar Mattress Review – Affordable Comfort?

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If you spend much time online, you have probably seen commercials for the Nectar mattress. Besides having good marketing, the company also offers one of the best bed-in-a-box values.

The mattress has a classic memory foam feel and promises some very good pressure relief. Will you find comfort and a great value with the Nectar? Read on for my full review.

You Might Want To Pick The Nectar If:

  • You are a side sleeper. This mattress has excellent pressure relief. I felt barely any pressure on my shoulders and hips. This is a very comfortable mattress overall.
  • You are a back sleeper. While it is quite soft, it still gave me good support when I was on my back. My hips didn’t sink in too far, and the mattress conformed to my body.
  • You are looking for a great value. I think this mattress is very comfortable and well constructed. Considering this, it is surprisingly affordable. If you are looking for a lower-priced mattress that still has a lot to offer, the Nectar could be a good choice.

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You Might Not Want To Pick The Nectar If:

  • You are a stomach sleeper. This mattress is softer than average, so it might not give you enough support when you are on your stomach. If you sleep primarily in this position, you might want to consider a firmer mattress.
  • You prefer a firmer than average mattress. Whatever position you sleep in, you may just like the feeling of a firmer mattress. This mattress is quite soft, so it may not be the best fit for you.
  • You don’t like the classic memory foam feel. If you don’t like slowing sinking into your mattress, the Nectar may not work for you. It features that slow compression feeling and has little bounce.

Related: Best Mattresses For Stomach Sleepers

Construction Overview

  • The Nectar is 11” tall.
  • The cover is soft, woven together with Tencel fabric, and has 1” of gel memory foam quilted into it.
  • Next, there are 3” of a soft, slow-responding, gel memory foam.
  • Then, there is around 1” of foam that acts as a transition layer.
  • Finally, there is a base layer that is around 6” thick.
  • The foams are CERTIPUR-US® Certified and the cover is OEKO-TEX® Standard 100, Class 1 certified. This means the mattress is eco-friendly.

A man sleeps on his side.

Construction Takeaways

  • The Nectar is available in Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and California King.
  • The quilted cover will add some more softness and pressure relief to this mattress.
  • The gel memory foam in the cover helps dissipate heat. Also, the base layer is designed to be breathable. Altogether, you shouldn’t be sleeping too hot on this mattress.
  • The memory foam is slow to react, so you get that quicksand feeling with this mattress.
  • The base layer is higher density than those found in other memory foam mattresses. This adds another level of durability and support.
  • If you add up the quilted cover, memory foam layer, and transition layers, you have a pretty thick comfort layer. This means it could be good for side sleepers.
  • While the top layer is very soft, the transition layer will keep you from sinking in too far and getting “stuck” in the mattress.

Sizes And Dimensions

SizeDimensionWeight
Twin39” x 75” x 11”45lbs
Twin XL39” x 80” x 11”48lbs
Full54” x 75” x 11”68lbs
Queen60” x 80” x 11”74lbs
King76” x 80” x 11”89lbs
Cal King72” x 84” x 11”89lbs

How This Mattress Compares To The Leesa Mattress

At first glance, the Nectar and the Leesa appear quite similar. They are almost the same height, and their comfort layers are almost the same thickness.

However, their firmnesses are a bit different. The Nectar feels like a 6/10, and the Leesa is closer to a 6.5 or 7/10.

Between the two mattresses, I felt better on my side with Nectar. I felt equally supported on my back with both mattresses. Finally, the Leesa was better at supporting me when I was on my stomach.

They also have a different feel. The Nectar has a classic, sinking memory foam feel, and the Leesa has more of a balanced foam feel.

Check out our review for the Leesa mattress, HERE.

Firmness/Feel

The Nectar felt like a 6/10 in terms of firmness. You have a very soft comfort layer and then firmer layers beneath that. Overall, it feels softer than average.

When I am on my back, I feel good overall support, while the soft foam conforms to my body. On my side, I do feel a bit of pressure at first. However, as I sink into the mattress, I feel that pressure go away.

On my stomach, I definitely need more support than this mattress offers. I think the mattress should be too soft for many stomach sleepers.

In terms of feel, the mattress has that classic memory foam feel. Lying down, you slowly sink into the mattress. There is very little bounce.

It isn’t very easy to move around on this mattress. However, you shouldn’t get “stuck” on this mattress. The transition layer beneath the comfort layer ensures you don’t sink in too far.

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Motion Isolation

Memory foam mattresses usually cut down on motion transfer very well. With its thick top layer of memory foam, I was not surprised by the Nectar’s good motion isolation.

During my tests, the glass was barely disturbed as I rolled around and pressed into the mattress. Also, I had Marten move around on the other side of the bed, and I didn’t feel too much motion on my side.

Overall, this could be a good mattress for couples.

Edge Support

While the foam does collapse as I sit near the edge, I do not feel like I am going to fall off the mattress. Also, lying down, I don’t feel like I am going to roll off or be ejected from the bed.

The edge support is good for an all-foam mattress. You can see the edge support in the photo below.

A man sits on the edge of the bed.

Marten’s Take

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 the mattress:

Joe said it was a 6/10 for firmness and I agreed with him.

On my back, I feel nice overall support. I feel the foam pressing up into my lumbar area, keeping me supported there. My hips sink in just the right amount.

On my side, you’re going to see a little bit of red on my shoulder. That being said, I felt myself slow sink into the mattress. I felt that slow compression and felt very enveloped by the mattress. I felt nice overall pressure relief.

On my stomach, however, I felt my hips bowing into the mattress probably more than Joe’s did.
As a heavier stomach sleeper, it was not a good fit for me.

If you’re a side or back sleeper and you’re my size, the Nectar could be a good fit for you. If you’re my size and a stomach sleeper, you probably want to get a firmer mattress.

Marten and I had very similar experiences on this mattress. We both felt it was 6/10 in terms of firmness. Also, we felt good support on our backs and needed more support on our stomachs. Marten felt a little more pressure than I did when he was on his side. He is heavier, so he may have been engaging the firmer layers beneath the Nectar’s comfort layer.

What Makes This Mattress Stand Out

  • It should give great pressure relief to side sleepers. The Nectar is softer than average with a thick comfort layer. Most side sleepers should feel little pressure on their shoulders and hips.
  • Back sleepers should get good support on this mattress. Even though it is softer than average, it could still give back sleepers the proper support. The foam pushes up into the lumbar, helping to keep the spine in alignment.
  • The mattress should keep you cool at night. The cover, as well as a few of the foam layers, are designed to dissipate heat. You shouldn’t be overheating on the Nectar.
  • It is also a great value. Considering the high-quality materials and the comfort this mattress offers, the mattress is very affordable.

Note: Nectar does have financing available with Affirm, meaning you don’t need to make one lump sum payment for your purchase.

NECTAR Mattress Review
4.4 Reviewer
Summary
Overall the NECTAR mattress is a great memory foam option at an affordable price. Side sleepers reported liking the mattress and its body contouring. NECTAR offers a 365 night home trial and forever warranty as well. Other reviewers had issues getting their mattress and dealing with customer service.
Comfort4.6
Support4.3
Value (Price)4.7
Doesn't Sleep Hot4.3
Motion Transfer4.5
Edge Support4
Materials/Durability4.3
Company Reputation4.2
Return Policy/Warranty4.7
Overall Sleep Experience4.5

Unboxing This Mattress

The Nectar is a bed-in-a-box mattress, which means it will come compressed and be shipped straight to you. You will want to begin by removing the rolled up Nectar mattress from its bag. Then, preferably with another person’s assistance, position the roll on your bed.

Carefully cut away the first layers of plastic until the still-compact mattress can be laid down flat. Then, pierce through the final layer of plastic and the Nectar will expand. Simply clear away the excess plastic and allow your mattress to breathe and fully expand.

Overall

The Nectar is a very affordable, comfortable mattress. Side sleepers, back sleepers, and fans of classic memory foam should like this mattress.

However, it may be too soft for most stomach sleepers. Also, if you prefer a balanced foam feel, you aren’t going to get that with this mattress.

The Nectar comes with a One Year Sleep Trial and a Forever Warranty. Financing is also available as well as a Nectar frame and foundation.

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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 100 mattresses and always recommends people do their research before buying a new bed. He has been testing mattresses for over 4 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. When he isn't testing sleep products, he enjoys working out, reading both fiction and non-fiction, and playing classical piano. He enjoys traveling as well, and not just to test out hotel mattresses! Joe has an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and an MBA from Columbia University.

15 thoughts on “Nectar Mattress Review – Affordable Comfort?

  1. My Nectar twin xl mattress was shipped the day after it was ordered and arrived l in less than a week. It has been a very comfortable mattress for side sleeping the last several weeks. No complaints yet from me.

  2. I ordered my queen-size nectar mattress last Sunday (2/25/18) and was told it would arrive the following Friday and it did. I couldn’t be happier with the tracking system that always kept me apprised of its journey to my house. In five days (3/2/18) it was on my front porch. Perhaps there was some delivery problems in the past , but if I’m any example, Nectar has fine-tuned it’s delivery system and eliminated the glitches.

    Unpacking was a breeze and the mattress was bed ready in ten minutes.

    The Nectar mattress is the best mattress I have ever owned!

  3. I bought the Nectar last August, 2017 and it did take 2 extra weeks to arrive, but I was kept informed via the shiptrack information. We’ve been sleeping on this mattress for 5 months now and are primarily side sleepers. I had hip surgery during my “get-to-know-you” phase and had to sleep on my back during the precaution period, knowing back-sleeping causes pain for my lower back, but was not too concerned as I felt that once I could safely start sleeping on my side it would all be great. Two months of solid side-sleeping has left me with severe shoulder pain and husband with hip pain. We will be returning this mattress and after reading the customer service reviews, are now dreading the process! I will post back later with our experience.

  4. Horrible Customer Service

    This is the first time I have ever posted anything like this. I am really frustrated at Nectar customer service. The worst I have ever dealt with. My order was supposed to be here Feb 16th. When it didn’t show and said it hadn’t shipped, I had an online chat and told it was going to ship by the end of the day. When it stated it still hadn’t shipped, I had a second chat. The second chat I had – I was purposely disconnected by the chat person. It seems they did not want to answer my questions concerning my order. Thank goodness I have a copy of the transcript. I have emailed them multiple times, no reply. Called on the phone multiple times, no answer & tell you to email. The phone ends the call after waiting 15 min. I finally got a tracking number and the tracking says it shipped Feb 14th and has zig zagged its way across the country. It has been in Ohio TWICE. I can’t even cancel my order. What if it is damaged and needed returned? I can’t contact anyone. If I would have known this is how I was going to be treated as a customer, I would have ordered a mattress from another company. DO NOT ORDER FROM THIS COMPANY!

  5. Hi Katie,

    For the Nectar mattress you should add to your overall review the terrible customer service their company provides. While the actual mattress may be of good quality (I can’t verify, as I’ve waited for over a month and have yet to receive it), the customer experience is horrific. The Nectar company is clearly not interested in taking care of the customer, as they only care about immediately taking your money and not worrying about you actually receiving your order. No matter how great of a “steal” their product may be, I would NOT recommend purchasing a Nectar mattress.

  6. Good Mattress but…

    Got the mattress with significant delay – about 3 weeks – Mattress length was 78.5 inch instead of 80″. It was sleeping too hot for me and too soft for my wife. So, after about 3 month we decided to return the nectar and try other mattresses. In spite all the warning we read on the internet about the difficulties in getting customer service and the process of returning the mattress, we were surprise by how easy and smooth it was to arrange the return, and get a full refund as promised Great customer support !!!

  7. Ordered the mattress and it arrived in 3 weeks. NO FREE PILLOWS. Sent numerous emails and called and left numerous messages. No responses. So, told them I was going to “social media” as well as every review site I could find to complain. All of a sudden I get a response, offering a $50 rebate and the pillows would still ship. Got the $50 rebated to my C/C, thanks, but a month later I still have not received the pillows. I have received notices that they are shipping but weeks go by and no pillows. Guess I am lucky I got the mattress and the rebate at all. We unpacked the mattress and 7 days later we still can not sleep on it, it smells terribly. ( this is not unusual though, our last full foam mattress took well over a week to clear enough to sleep on) ( not a Nectar mattress though) My thought is that it really doesn’t matter now good a mattress this is ( it could be the best in the world) the company is horrible to deal with. Will they honor anything they say? ( warranty etc), so far they don’t seem trustworthy at all, so that’s debatable. My gut feeling here is to stay away from them. Maybe try a more ‘reputable” company! Customer Service 1 star – Mattress – too soon to tell

  8. It has been a month and I still have not received a mattress. Similar to other comments, you cannot get ahold of anyone except sales people who cannot even pull up your account. I would stay way!

  9. Stay far away from this company. The only reps you can ever get to respond are the pre-sales people. Support does not respond to email or phone calls and you will be stuck with a rock hard mattress. Don’t believe the hype about it being able to accommodate all sleeping positions. It is way too hard for side sleepers. Very disappointed in the matress review site glossing over all this. At least mattress clarity acknowledged the customer service problems.

  10. This company is nothing but a scam. The are just a distributor of a Chinese made mattress and are making money off of lying and ripping off anyone who is stupid enough to believe them. They have terrible customer service. After trying to contact them for more than a week to cancel/refund my order because they kept lying about the shipping date, they are still ignoring me. I’ve had to resort to filing a complaint with the BBB.

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