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. You can get a great memory foam mattress for a lot less than you can find pretty much anywhere else.
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.
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.
Nectar Mattress 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.
- 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.
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Nectar Mattress Sizes And Dimensions
|Twin||39” x 75” x 11”||45lbs|
|Twin XL||39” x 80” x 11”||48lbs|
|Full||54” x 75” x 11”||68lbs|
|Queen||60” x 80” x 11”||74lbs|
|King||76” x 80” x 11”||89lbs|
|Cal King||72” x 84” x 11”||89lbs|
Nectar vs Leesa Mattresses Compared
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.
Nectar Firmness and 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.
Nectar 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.
Nectar 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.
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.
Unboxing The Nectar 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.
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.
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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