Nectar Mattress Review

James Faner

Updated Apr 29, 2020

Nectar Sleep is an American mattress company based out of California, which is known for its mattresses and additional bedding. Since 2016, Nectar has quickly expanded and become known as one of the best mattress companies offering products at the best value. Along with its high-value mattresses, Nectar sells matching frames at equally reasonable price points.

Nectar mattresses are built with a multi-layer approach. The top layer is a quilted memory foam mattress cover, then a layer of gel memory foam, a layer of adaptive hi core memory foam, and finally a stabilizing base layer for reinforced support. These mattresses are a total height of 11 inches.


Nectar offers a one-year trial as well as a lifetime warranty for their mattresses. Every Nectar mattress has fast, free shipping directly to your front door. They believe the only way for you to know if you will like your mattress in every season is to try it out in every season. 30 days after delivery to your door, the 365-night trial begins, giving you enough time to first adjust to the new mattress and then try it out for a full year. If your trial ends and you decide the Nectar mattress isn’t for you, your purchase is refunded and the mattress will be donated or recycled.

Nectar Review

Who is a Nectar Mattress Good For?

We recommend a Nectar mattress for most sleepers. While the base Nectar mattress is right for most customers, Nectar also offers the Nectar Lush Mattress. The Lush includes a cooling cover which adds an inch to the mattress and provides a superior level of temperature cooling. Here are the sleeper types we most recommend Nectar for:

  • Back Sleepers: Nectar Mattress - Back sleepers will find the standard Nectar mattress to provide ample support for comfortable sleeping. 

  • Combo Sleepers: Nectar Mattress - Nectar mattresses do a great job of adjusting to new positions, making it a top choice for combo sleepers.

  • Side Sleepers: Nectar Lush Mattress - The Nectar Lush Mattress includes superior support, ideal for those who sleep entirely on their sides.

  • Stomach Sleepers: Nectar Lush Mattress - Stomach sleepers will get a greater benefit from the additional supportive layers on the Lush mattress.

  • Lighter Individuals: Nectar Mattress - People who weigh less than 130 pounds might find Nectar Mattress a little too firm, but the standard Nectar Mattress is still worth trying for most lightweight sleepers.

  • Heavier Individuals: Nectar Lush Mattress - The Nectar mattress provides plenty of support, making it an ideal choice for heavyweight sleepers.


People who weigh less than 130 pounds or sleep on their stomach are more likely to find the mattress too firm for the liking. While the base Nectar mattress is right for most customers, Nectar also offers the Nectar Lush Mattress. The Lush includes a cooling cover which adds an inch to the mattress and provides a superior level of temperature cooling.

Nectar Mattress Construction

Nectar offers an 11" Nectar Mattress and 12" Nectar Lush Mattress. The Twin starts at $499 and $999, respectively, increasing in sizes of Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and Cal King. All sizes of each mattress type use the same construction of layers, however, the standard Nectar mattress does differ from the Nectar Lush. First, let’s look at how the standard Nectar mattress is constructed.

1. Quilted Memory Foam Mattress Cover

The Nectar mattress features a top layer of quilted, gel memory foam. This offers reduced heat retention for a more comfortable sleeping experience.

2. Gel Memory Foam

The Nectar mattress’ next layer is a gel memory foam which distributes weight and body heat. This softest layer provides excellent body-contouring and motion isolation.

3. Adaptive Hi Core Memory Foam

The Nectar mattress next has an Adaptive Hi Core Memory Foam layer, which is firmer for increased support. This helps the mattress support your weight with a transitional layer between the memory foam and the firmer base.

4. Base Layer

The 6-inch base layer of the Nectar and Nectar Lush mattresses stabilizes the above memory foam layers and provides the firmest support for the mattress. The high-density poly foam provides stability and longevity. 

5. Bottom Mattress Cover

Nectar offers a bottom mattress cover to ensure additional stability and prevent mattress slippage.


Nectar Lush Mattress

Here is the construction of a Nectar Lush mattress.

  1. Cooling Cover - The Nectar Lush mattress has a cooling cover made from premium fibers that help draw heat away from the body, giving a cool-to-the-touch sensation.
  2. Premium memory foam with Aquacool - The Nectar Lush mattress' next layer is a premium memory foam with Aquacool. This provides weight-distribution for increased comfort. It also includes Aquacool in the center of the memory foam to promote cooling.
  3. Energex Memory Foam - The Nectar Lush mattress third layer is made of higher density memory foam which is designed to provide bounce, mobility, fast recovery and longevity.
  4. Base Layer
  5. Bottom Mattress Cover



Off-Gassing?

Nectar is committed to safe production. All of Nectar’s mattresses meet CertiPUR-US® standards for content, emissions and durability. Nectar mattresses are analyzed by independent, accredited testing laboratories. They are low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and have no toxic chemicals, ozone depleters or formaldehyde.

Nectar Mattress Comfort Levels

The Nectar Mattress has a medium firmness, which corresponds to between 4.5 and 7 on the mattress firmness scale used by the industry. On this scale, 1 is the softest possible mattress and 10 is the firmest possible. Nectar Mattresses lean towards medium firmness.

Nectar Mattress

The standard Nectar Mattress is about a 6 on the firmness scale. The gel foam and adaptive memory foam create a firm, but comfortable, mattress. Most memory foam mattresses are in the medium-firm range.

Nectar Lush Mattress

The Nectar Lush Mattress lands at about a 5.5 on the firmness scale. Although it offers increased support over the standard Nectar Mattress, the additional high-density memory foam creates a medium feel. It prioritizes a combination of support and added comfort.

Nectar Mattress Bases

In addition to their mattresses, Nectar offers a variety of bases that customers can purchase to complete their bedroom. These bases come at different prices, which are added to the total purchase cost. Nectar mattresses bases provide additional support and complete the overall setup. Nectar offers a foundation, adjustable frame, metal frame and frame + headboard.

Foundation

The Nectar Foundation is made of solid pine and natural spruce. The foundation was designed to rethink the traditional box spring. The clip and lock frame allows you to put together the foundation in minutes, including optional legs. The slats are deliberately positioned to give the most support to the mattress. This is available at every mattress size, and it includes free shipping, a 50-night home trial and a 3-year warranty.

Adjustable Frame

The Nectar Adjustable Frame takes the design of the foundation and expands on it to provide customizable elevations and positions for your mattress. It includes programmable memory settings, a wireless remote, USB ports and a built-in massage function. But the main feature of the adjustable frame is the many settings available, including flat, head up, feet up and a “zero-gravity” head and feet up setting. Zero-gravity is an optimal position for relieving back pressure and increasing circulation. The Nectar adjustable frame is available for every mattress size starting at Twin XL. It includes free shipping, a 50-night home trial and a 3-year warranty.


Metal Frame

The Nectar Metal Frame is a sturdy bed frame designed to support your box spring mattress. It is adjustable to fit any size bed from Twin to California King. It has a heavy-duty steel frame, seven legs, sturdy locking wheels and headboard brackets. It is designed to support heavy mattress setups. The metal frame pairs perfectly with the Nectar foundation for a complete look. It includes free shipping, a 50-night home trial and a 3-year warranty. Assembly is required.

Frame + Headboard

Nectar’s Bed Frame and Headboard set is an upholstered, button-tufted headboard and metal frame with wooden slats. It offers complete mattress support and does not require any additional box spring or frame. It provides the sturdy support of a strong frame with the elegance of a modern design. The Nectar headboard upholstery is a button-tufted fabric for a soft feel and fashionable look. Everything for the set, including all parts, instructions and tools, is delivered directly to your door in a compact package. Set up is quick and easy, and even though it provides full support, it can be easily disassembled for moving or storage. It comes in sizes Twin, Queen, and King, and it includes free shipping, a 50-night home trial and a 3-year warranty.


Nectar Mattress Pricing

Here is how mattresses from Nectar breakdown in cost.

SIZE NECTAR NECTAR LUSH FOUNDATION ADJUSTABLE FRAME FRAME + HEADBOARD
Twin $499 $999 $350 n/a n/a
Twin XL $569 $1,049 $350 $849 n/a
Full $699 $1,249 $350 $899 $550
Queen $799 $1,399 $400 $999 $600
King $999 $1,699 $425 $1,698 $635
Cali King $999 $1,699 $425 $1,698 n/a

How Does Nectar Compare?

See how Nectar compares to other mattress companies according to their website: 

NECTAR CASPER PURPLE
Trial 365-night 100-night 100-night
Warranty Lifetime 10 Years 10 Years
Free Shipping Yes Yes Yes
Free Returns Yes Yes Yes
Price (Queen) $799 $1,095 $1,099

Nectar Company Info

Nectar is a US company based in California with offices in San Francisco, New York, Tel Aviv and London. Nectar mattresses can be found in over 1500 stores throughout 49 states for in-person testing of the product. Additionally, online ordering and delivery are available, including contactless delivery or an additional white glove delivery setup service.

Nectar offers an industry-leading 365-night trial period after a 30-day adjustment period. They believe you should experience their product in every situation you will encounter before you have to decide for sure if it is for you. If you decide it isn’t, they offer free returns. Nectar Mattresses are backed by a Forever Warranty.

Nectar Pros and Cons

Pros

  • 365-night trial period
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Multi-layer adaptive memory foam for increased support
  • Stays cool with increased heat reduction
  • Nonstop airflow
  • Excellent motion isolation
  • Materials are eco-friendly and CertiPUR-US certified
  • Affordable luxury mattresses
  • Free shipping and returns

Cons

  • Not as customizable as other mattresses
  • Not top choice for stomach or lightweight sleepers
  • Mixed edge support


Overall Nectar Review - 5/5

Nectar mattresses are an excellent choice for most sleepers. These are high quality luxury mattresses made with eco-friendly materials. Backed by an industry-leading 365-night trial and Forever Warranty, customers know that Nectar believes in their product and will ensure customers the opportunity to properly try their mattress. All mattresses are CertiPUR-US certified, meaning there are no toxic chemicals in their products, and they don’t release harmful gasses into your air. Nectar mattresses are excellent for back sleepers and those in need of increased back support. 

Nectar also leads the industry in its affordable pricing. Every Nectar mattress is sold at an exceptional value. High-quality materials are sold at much cheaper prices than other mattress companies, and Nectar customers often report their satisfaction with value received at these prices.

For back and combination sleepers, the Nectar mattress is a no-brainer. For most side sleepers, especially heavier sleepers, the Nectar will be an excellent fit as well. For some stomach sleepers, and particularly for lightweight sleepers, the Nectar mattress might be a little too firm. However, in-store testing and their excellent 365-night trial will give you the chance to know for sure if this is the right mattress for you.


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