Bed Buddy Reporting On: Nectar Mattress
Our research includes a 100 consecutive sleep test, so we can say, ‘YUP, this is what we found, because we really slept on it!’
All the details
|FIRMNESS||6 (Medium Firm)|
|SLEEP TRIAL||365 NIGHT|
|QUEEN WEIGHT||63 lbs|
|Durability||4 – Our testing showed the dense foam layers of the Nectar offer average to above-average durability, with an expected lifespan of six to seven years.|
|Motion Isolation||4 – The Nectar mattress absorbs and minimizes motion to a significant extent, and should curb nighttime sleep disruptions for most. Our tests show minimal movement across the surface of the bed.|
|Off-gassing||2 – Off-gassing odors have been reported for newer Nectar mattresses, but these smells tend to dissipate within a few days.|
|Conforming||4 – Dual layers of memory foam offer close conforming and pressure and pain relief in the neck, shoulders, and other sensitive areas.|
|Sex||4 – The Nectar mattress has some bounce, but — like many memory foam models — it may not be responsive enough for most couples.|
|Temperature Neutrality||3 – The Nectar mattress sleeps somewhat warm, but the lyocell cover and gel memory foam offers more breathability than many competing memory foam models|
|Edge Support||3 – The Nectar mattress offers better edge support than most all-foam mattresses at this price range due to its dense foam layers, though some owners have reported sinkage after less than one year of use.|
|Noise||5 – The Nectar mattress is virtually silent when bearing weight.|
|Light side sleeper under 130 LBS||3|
|Average side sleeper between 130 LBS – 230 LBS||3|
|Heavy side sleeper over 230 LBS||3|
|Light back sleeper under 130 LBS||4|
|Average back sleeper between 130 LBS – 230 LBS||3|
|Heavy back sleeper over 230 LBS||4|
|Light stomach sleeper under 130 LBS||2|
|Average stomach sleeper between 130 LBS – 230 LBS||3|
|Heavy stomach sleeper over 230 LBS||3|
|Firmness Rating||6 (Medium Firm)|
|Support Core Components||1 3/4″ Polyfoam
5 1/4″ 2.2 PCF HD Polyfoam
|Comfort Layer Components||1″ 4 PCF Gel Memory Foam
3″ 3.5 PCF Memory Foam
|Cover Components||Tencel® Lyocell and Cotton|
|Twin||38W” x 75L” x 11″|
|Twin Extra Long (XL)||38W” x 80L” x 11″|
|Full||54W” x 75L” x 11″|
|Queen||60W” x 80L” x 11″|
|King||76W” x 80L” x 11″|
|California King||72W” x 84L” x 11″|
|Twin Extra Long (XL)||$594|
|Sleep trial||365 Nights|
|Delivery||Nectar mattresses are compressed, vacuum sealed, and shipped in a protective carrier bag.|
|Availability||Nectar ships free within the contiguous 48 states. Shipping charges apply for deliveries to Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.|
|White Glove Delivery||$149|
|Old Mattress Removal||Additional $20|
|Customer Service||6 out of 10 owner experiences show customers have had a positive experience with Nectar Sleep, irrespective of whether or not they liked their mattress.|
|Company History||Nectar was launched in 2017.|
|Physical Stores||Nectar does not operate any brick-and-mortar showrooms.|
Bed Buddy Report | Verdict |
- The high-density memory foam in the Nectar mattress is built for long-term support.
- Mid-level firmness is neither too hard, nor too soft.
- The Nectar mattress is truly an incredible value. The quality at this price is unmatched.
- Good conforming and motion isolation
- High-density memory foam mattress at a much more affordable price than competition
- No noise when bearing weight
- Free shipping in contiguous U.S. and White Glove option
- 365-night sleep trial and low-cost lifetime warranty
- Financing available through Affirm
- Weak edge support
- Historic issues with customer service
Bed Buddy Report |Findings |
Nectar Sleep offers a memory foam mattress using better quality foam materials relative to its competitors at a much lower price. Don’t be fooled into thinking the Nectar mattress isn’t of the same quality as the Casper or Leesa – it very much is.
Using gel memory foam quilted into the bottom of the cover and a layer of memory foam beneath, the Nectar contours well, but doesn’t have the same hug often associated with memory foam beds. Both the gel memory foam and the lack of sink-in feel mean the Nectar sleeps significantly cooler than most memory foam models.
A support core consisting of high-density polyfoam is built to withstand the test of time. Given its makeup, we expect the Nectar to last at least 7-8 years, making it a durable option.
The Nectar is hard to beat at this price, so if you’re looking for an affordable bed built with quality materials, your search can end here.
What Type of Sleeper Is Best Suited for a Nectar Mattress?
Based on my customer feedback, Nectar mattresses received the following grades among sleepers of different weights and preferred sleep positions. Please note that these ratings are subjective, and that everyone has varying experiences on different mattresses. Sleeper comfort and spinal support are the most important factors when it comes to selecting a mattress.
Customer experiences and my testing process found the Nectar mattress to be a good fit for light and average weight sleepers no matter their sleep style (back, stomach, side). For sleepers over 230 lbs, the Nectar is one of the more supportive memory foam mattresses out there, especially, if you sleep on your back predominantly.
Since the Nectar is around a Medium Firm feel, which most shoppers report positively, sleepers of all preferences should find it quite comfortable.
My testing process found the Nectar should also be great for you if…
- You love the feel of memory foam, but don’t enjoy the sink-in hug that most memory foam beds have.
- You share a bed with a partner but don’t want to feel them move around at night.
- You want a mattress that contours to curves and eliminates pressure in your shoulders, hips, and lower back.
- Memory foam typically sleeps too warm for you, but you’re attracted to the overall feel of it.