Nectar Mattress Review
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What You'll Discover In This Review
How NECTAR compares to other memory foam mattresses
in terms of quality of materials, price and customer service
Who this review
You prefer Medium-firm to Firm mattresses.
You prefer memory foam mattresses exclusively over those with latex and/or innersprings.
You prefer no motion transfer when your partner changes positions.
You desire a mattress that is durable in the long-term.
You're looking to purchase a mattress for under $1,000 (including a Cal King).
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COMPONENTS OF NECTAR MATTRESS
1/2-inch thick, breathable and specially milled for Nectar.
Bedbug resistant; moisture-wicking; cooling; removable for easy cleaning.
Medium-firm to Firm
1-inch layer that provides a lofty feel for comfort.
Gel Memory foam
1 inch of 4 pounds per cubic foot of foam. This layer provides rapid recovery of the foam as well as a cooling effect.
Gel Memory foam
3 inches of 3.5 pounds per cubic foot of medical-grade foam that provides body contouring properties and pressure point relief.
5.5 inches of 2.2 pounds per cubic foot of high-density memory foam. Its purpose is vital as a core or support layer.
11 INCHES TOTAL HEIGHT
The cover is made from *lyocell, which is sold under the brand name of Tencel
The zippered cover is removable and can be spot cleaned with a mild detergent or professionally
Photo credit: Sharon Picone
Lyocell's fiber structure is similar to cotton, linen, ramie and viscose rayon, and as of 2010, lyocell is more expensive to produce than any of the aforementioned fabrics.
The benefits of the Nectar cover made from lyocell fibers:
- Exceptionally strong, whether wet or dry
- Resistant to wrinkles
The fact that Nectar uses a high-quality, durable and versatile fabric such as lyocell for its cover makes the overall price-point of its mattress even more impressive.
*Lyocell Reference: Wikipedia
The cover is removable and can be spot cleaned with a mild detergent or professionally dry-cleaned.
FEEL (FIRMNESS) + COMFORT
On a scale of firmness out of 10, with 10 being the firmest, I would place the Nectar at 6.5 to 7.5.
I also felt that whenever I changed positions, the mattress restricted my movement ever-so-slightly (and this could be as a result of my curvy hips), but not at any time did I experience a sinking-in or stuck sensation.
Nectar is best for back and stomach sleepers. Side sleepers will also benefit, however, some curvy side sleepers may opt to add a mattress topper for a plusher feel around their hips.
Nectar's 365-day trial period is currently unheard of in the mattress industry. Even though you most likely won't find it necessary to return it, do take advantage of the risk-free opportunity to try out the mattress to ensure it meets, or optimally, exceeds your expectations.
You have absolutely nothing to lose and much to gain.
The base layer is important for support, and Nectar uses a dense memory foam of 2.2 pounds-per- cubic-foot, also known as ILD (Indentation Load Deflection).
The minimum required by law is 1.5 pounds-per-cubic-foot.
By industry standards, Nectar’s use of a 2.2 pounds-per-cubic-foot high-density foam is exceptional
as most mattress brands use between 1.5 pounds-per-cubic-foot and 1.8 pounds-per-cubic-foot
My experience with testing the Nectar for 3 weeks is that it undoubtedly supported my spine. In fact,
it is firmer than its memory foam competitors.
If this level of firmness concerns you, you always have the option to soften the mattress a bit by adding a mattress topper.
Remember that as long as the base, or core, layer of any mattress is of a good-quality dense foam (as in the case of Nectar), adding a topper won't diminish the support capabilities of the mattress.
The resiliency, or push-back response, of the memory foam on the Nectar is slow.
As is typical of a memory foam mattress, the Nectar has minimal bounce. However, this fact does not have a negative effect on intimate relations while on the mattress.
Premium-quality materials +
Top-notch customer service +
Competitive pricing =
PRESSURE POINT RELIEF
Though I rate Nectar as a Medium-firm to Firm on the firmness scale, I found the mattress still performs adequately for pressure point relief despite the fact that it's firmer than most other
memory foam mattresses.
I did experience minimal pressure on my hips by the third night, but it wasn’t enough to be a matter of concern, and it was only around my hips, not anywhere else on my body.
It took my body an additional 7-10 days to adjust to the Nectar, at which point, I no longer experienced any pressure around my hips.
CAVEAT FOR SIDE AND BACK SLEEPERS
Since the Nectar is quite firm, ensure you have a pillow
that has sufficient loft to adequately support your neck.
Related: 9 Best Pillows for Better Sleep
To test a mattress for body contouring capabilities when lying on my side, I always conduct a gap test to see how much space there is between my waist and a mattress.
The more space there is, the less the mattress contours to your body.
Since minimal space was evident between my waist and the mattress, the Nectar passed my test.
Sinkage from weight concentrated about 4 inches
Sinkage from weight concentrated 8-10 inches from edge sitting up
0.5 to 0.75 inch
Sinkage from weight lying in a straight position at edge
Sinkage in a side sleeping position
Sinkage in a back sleeping position
Sinkage from weight concentrated in the center of the mattress while standing up
5 to 6 inches
*Based on less than 120 pounds of body weight and moderate BMI
As expected of an all-foam mattress, there was absolutely no noise at any time during my sleep tests.
I did not detect any motion transfer when my husband moved in his sleep or changed positions.
"The best investment I've made in many years."
O.O. from Nashville, TN
"No more backache in the morning..."
Gloria G. from Valpraiso, IN
"Like a secret. Nectar is like a secret you may not want to share
with just anyone."
Vladimir P. from Baltimore, MD
"The most comfortable mattress."
L.V. from Seattle, WA
Maria S. from Philadelphia, PA
DURABILITY + QUALITY OF MATERIALS
The durability of a mattress is determined by the foam density of its support layer. The denser the support layer, the more durable the mattress. By industry standards, the absolute minimum density required is 1.5 pounds-per-cubic-foot.
Many mattress brands, including some of Nectar's direct competitors, have a memory foam support layer of 1.8 pounds-per-cubic-foot.
The benefit of the Nectar mattress is that its support layer consists of 2.2 pounds-per-cubic-foot, which is approximately 46% denser than the minimum industry requirement of 1.5 pounds-per-cubic-foot and around 22% denser than its competitors.
The Nectar sleeps cool and I attribute its cooling properties to the breathable Tencel fabric used in the cover.
Upon unboxing the Nectar, I did not experience any off-gassing from the mattress both during the setup or after the Nectar had fully inflated.
CATEGORY B: BRAND REPUTATION
Customers love the fact that Nectar not only provides a top-quality mattress, but that the brand also matches the purchasing experience with top-notch service. And who doesn't appreciate being treated
with tender loving care?
Additionally, the great price-point makes purchasing a Nectar mattress a sweet deal.
Photo credit: Sharon Picone
On its website, Nectar is transparent both with the type of materials that is used in the manufacturing of its mattress as well as its customer reviews.
To date, of the 520+ customers reviews on Nectar's site, the vast majority are 5 stars.
Nectar's lifetime warranty is currently one of only a few mattress brands with such a generous offer.
Additionally, the brand is an industry leader in offering its customers a 365-day sleep trial.
Collectively, the warranty and sleep trial make this truly a risk-free purchase and a win-win for
You can sleep easy knowing that in the event that you are not 100% satisfied with the Nectar mattress, you may return it for a prompt refund.
Even though you may find it unlikely that you'll return it, it's comforting to know that Nectar has a reputation for being trustworthy and for honoring its guarantees.
SLEEP METRO STAR RATING
Feel + Comfort
Pressure Point Relief
Edge Support + Sinkage
Durability + Quality of Materials
Nectar is definitely a brand to watch. From my experience with testing the mattress, I anticipate that Nectar will continue to surprise and thrill its customers, whose loyalty have become quite apparent.
I am confident in recommending Nectar and I give it two thumbs-up.
Nectar Mattress Review in a Nutshell
- Nectar is firmer than most of its competitors' mattresses and is the firmest memory foam mattress that I've reviewed to date.
- Nectar incorporates premium materials that are typically only seen in more expensive brands, while still retailing at a competitive price-point.
- The high-density foams promise durability in the long-term.
- The generous Forever Warranty is currently one of the best in the online mattress industry and provides peace of mind to the consumer.
- Individuals who are heavy, overweight or obese may benefit from the Nectar's firmness.
- My overall conclusion: NECTAR is budget-friendly and a great value for money. It offers customers special touches such as a bedbug resistant cover (which is replaced free), premium-quality materials and a lifetime warranty. The brand's approach harkens back to a time of our grandparents, when companies still considered it important to manufacture quality products as well as place customers first.
4.4 / 5