Tempur-Pedic Vs Nectar Mattress- Which Should You Choose?

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If you are considering getting a memory foam mattress, then you probably have come across both Tempur-Pedic and Nectar.  Tempur-Pedic essentially created the memory foam category a couple of decades ago, and Nectar is the new online-only player in town.  I will try to go through the similarities and differences between the two companies and their mattress offerings to help you make a more informed decision.

Tempur-Pedic Deals
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  • Comes in many models with different firmnesses. 
  • TEMPUR material offers very soft comfort and pressure relief

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Nectar Deals
  • Click the button for the best deal on the Nectar mattress
  • A more affordable all-foam mattress
  • Nectar's memory foam is more responsive than TEMPUR material

Doesn't expire

Key Similarities

  • Both are all foam mattresses (with the exception of the Tempur-Flex collection)
  • Both use memory foam in the comfort layer
  • Both have great pressure relief
  • Both isolate motion very well
  • Both have a similar, slow-moving feel

Key Differences

  • Nectar has one model, while Tempur-Pedic has a full line of mattresses
  • Nectar is less expensive than every Tempur-Pedic model
  • Nectar is a brand new company, while Tempur-Pedic has been around a very long time
  • The Tempur-Pedic models will weigh more than the Nectar
  • Tempur-Pedic is made in the US, while Nectar is made in China
  • Tempur-Pedic sells mainly through retail stores, while Nectar sells online-only

Read our full Nectar review

Construction Differences

There are a few main things you should know about the differences in construction between the Nectar and the different Tempur-Pedic models.

  • Nectar provides the specs of its mattress, while Tempur-Pedic does not
  • In every case, the Tempur-Pedic mattresses will be a good amount heavier than the Tempur-Pedic mattresses.  This means they use higher-density foams overall, which should mean enhanced durability
  • Nectar does use gel memory foam in order to help keep you cool.  You would need to get the Breeze versions of the Tempur-Pedics in order to have additional cooling features
  • Nectar has four inches of comfort material.  Tempur-Pedic has varying thicknesses depending on the model to provide a certain firmness level
  • Nectar uses slightly faster-moving memory foam than the Tempur-Pedic models do

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Firmness/Feel Differences

The below video shows off the general feel of the Tempur-Pedic Cloud Supreme and the Nectar.  There are obviously many different Tempur-Pedic models, but this specific video at least gives you a sense for the overall type of feel that Tempur-Pedic mattresses provide.

Read our Tempur-Pedic overall review

Motion Transfer Differences

Tempur-Pedic mattresses and the Nectar will both do a great job of isolating motion, as the videos below will show.

What Should You Base Your Decision On?

  • Price Differences– There are major price differences between Nectar and the Tempur-Pedic models, with the Nectar being more affordable than every Tempur-Pedic model
  • Firmness– If you have a specific firmness you really like, you will have more options with Tempur-Pedic
  • New vs. Old Company– Tempur-Pedic has been around forever, so you have a better sense from customer reviews how the products will perform over time
  • Made in USA vs China– Tempur-Pedic is made in America, while Nectar is made in China
  • Online vs In-Store- Nectar provides a simple, easy shopping experience online, while you generally will go into a retail store to buy a Tempur-Pedic

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There are some pretty big differences between these two mattress companies.  Hopefully I’ve made things more clear, but leave me a comment if you have a specific question.

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Joe Auer

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.