The Nectar is a mixed foam mattress, newly launched in early 2017. The company offers a 365-night trial period, allowing consumers to try its mattress risk-free for an entire year.
The Nectar is made up of four distinct layers: a support core of breathable polyfoam, a layer of adaptive memory foam, a layer of gel memory foam, and a final layer of fully quilted cooling gel memory foam. The cover is a breathable Tencel. The mattress is available in one firmness option in all standard sizes, each 11 inches in height.
Here’s a quick look at the pros and cons of the Nectar mattress:
|Contouring support||Only one firmness option available|
|Good motion isolation||Unknown durability|
|Very quiet||Customer service track record not up to par|
|Free shipping and very long sleep trial|
Keep reading for our in-depth review of the Nectar mattress.
In-depth Nectar Mattress Review
Nectar Mattress Sizing and Pricing
|Twin||39” x 75” x 11”||45 lbs||$500|
|Twin XL||39” x 80” x 11”||48 lbs||$550|
|Full||54” x 75” x 11”||68 lbs||$700|
|Queen||60” x 80” x 11”||74 lbs||$795|
|King||76” x 80” x 11”||89 lbs||$900|
|California King||72” x 84” x 11”||89 lbs||$900|
The Nectar is available in one firmness option, which falls at a 6.0 on the firmness scale. (The scale is from 1-10, with 10 being the most firm and 1 being the least firm.) A mattress with this rating is considered to be medium firm. A mattress is this range is usually a good starting point for all sleeping positions. But someone who knows they tend to prefer a softer feel might find the Nectar to be too firm for their liking.
The Nectar mattress is only available online at Nectar’s website. The company does not operate any brick and mortar stores, nor is the mattress available through any third-party retailers.
The Nectar is a foam mattress, constructed in four layers The support core is 5.75 inches of 1.7 PCF (pounds per cubic foot) polyfoam. Next is 1.5 inches of 1.8 PCF “adaptive, hi core” memory foam. Nectar claims to be the only direct-to-consumer manufacturer that uses this heavy, quality foam. The next layer is 3 inches of 2.8 PCF gel memory foam, which provides both contouring and cooling. The final layer is quilted gel memory foam, which provides extra loft and breathability. The Nectar cover is made of Tencel. The materials used in the Nectar mattress are Certi-Pur certified.
The Nectar mattress is compressed, wrapped in plastic, and shipped in a labeled box via FedEx Ground. Allow 1-5 days for the mattress to arrive. There are no parts and nothing to assemble.
Nectar ships mattresses free throughout the continental United States. Customers in Alaska, Hawaii are charged a freight fee. Nectar does not ship internationally.
When you receive the Nectar mattress, you should unbox and unroll it immediately so that mattress can begin decompressing. It usually takes less than a day for the mattress to fully expand, though it will take longer if the mattress has been exposed to very cold temperatures.
Nectar offers a 365-night sleep trial – one of the longest in the industry. If at any point during this time you are unhappy with the mattress for any reason, Nectar will pick up the mattress at no cost to you and process a full refund of your purchase price.
Nectar offers a lifetime “forever warranty” on the mattress. The warranty is divided into two parts. During the first 10 years, Nectar will replace a defective mattress at no cost to the owner. Any time after 10 years, Nectar will replace the mattress but the owner will be responsible for $100 of transportation fees. Nectar will waive these transport charges, however, if the mattress is deemed defective.
Nectar offers a white glove delivery option for an additional $149. This includes set-up and removal of packaging.
Old Mattress Removal
In addition to the white glove delivery option ($149), Nectar will arrange to remove your old mattress for an additional $20. So for $169, you get in-home delivery and setup, packaging removal, and old mattress removal.
Nectar Mattress Performance
Foam mattresses are known for good motion isolation and the Nectar fits the bill. The Nectar’s foam layers absorb motion and therefore keep it from transferring throughout the bed.
A common complaint of foam mattresses is the lack of edge support, as there is no reinforcement around the bed’s perimeter. Customers found this to be lacking in the Nectar as well.
As is typical with foam mattresses, customers have noted that the Nectar mattress tends to sleep hot. Contouring foam tends to retain heat and trap it against the body, resulting in increased temperatures throughout the night. The Nectar’s comfort layers of gel-infused and quilted memory foam attempt to combat this, giving the bed better airflow than traditional foam mattresses.
Most all foam mattresses emit a temporary odor when first removed from their packaging. This is referred to as “off-gassing.” These odors have been reported with the Nectar, but are faint and last for a very short time.
A mattress’ main job is to keep your neck and spine in alignment while you sleep. The Nectar’s thick, firm foam layers provide consistent and customized support, contouring to your body each time you lay down.
Memory foam’s claim to fame is its conforming properties. The foam responds to a sleeper’s body heat and pressure, conforming closely to the body. This results in superior pressure and pain relief.
The Nectar came to market in early 2017, so the longevity and durability of the mattress has not been evaluated. Typically, high quality foam mattresses like the Nectar hold up well over time.
Because memory foam conforms to heat and pressure, it can limit movement and therefore make sexual activity more difficult. The Nectar is more firm than most memory foam mattresses, so this tends to be less of an issue. But if you prefer more bounce and responsiveness, you might consider an innerspring, hybrid, or latex mattress over foam.
|NectarSleep.com||4.8/5 (2,415 Reviews)|
|Google Shopping||No reviews|
|Consumer Reports||Not reviewed|
What type of sleeper is well suited to a Nectar mattress
Choosing the right mattress is a personal decision. You should weigh your own unique preferences, typical sleeping position, body weight and type and any health conditions you may have. Always consider your own individual comfort and support needs. To make sure any mattress is right for you, take advantage of any sleep trial that a manufacturer may offer.
Keeping that in mind, consider this subjective customer feedback:
The Nectar received average marks from those who typically sleep on their side. Both lightweight sleepers (those who weight less than 130 lbs) and heavyweight sleepers (those who weigh more than 230 lbs) rated the Nectar as fair. Average weight sleepers (those weighing between 130-230 lbs) said the Nectar was “good.” Because the Nectar is only available in one firmness option, it won’t be a good fit for everyone.
Back sleepers gave the Nectar a “good” review across the board. Those who sleep on their back typically do well with a medium-firm mattress such as the Nectar.
Stomach sleepers, by contrast, tend to prefer a slightly less firm mattress. That might explain why sleepers across the spectrum gave the Nectar below average marks.
|Below Average Weight (under 130 lbs)||Average Weight (130-230 lbs)||Above Average Weight (above 230 lbs)|
Customer Service: In our research, 4 out of 10 customers said they had a positive experience with the company, irrespective of how they felt about the mattress.
Reputation: Nectar is very new to the industry and has not yet established a strong reputation.
BBB Rating: F
Years in Business: Nectar was formed in early 2017.
Corporate Headquarters: 749 Occidental Avenue San Mateo, CA 94402
Physical Stores: None at this time
Phone Number: 1-888-863-2827 (1-888-8NECTAR)
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Nectar mattress may be a good choice for sleepers who prefer the contouring support of memory foam and the feel of a firmer mattress.
The Nectar uses a mix of high-density memory foams. A gel-infused foam helps with air flow and a quilted foam layer provides extra loft and breathability.
The Nectar bed is only available in one firmness option. The Nectar is considered to be a medium firm mattress, so those who prefer a more plush feel might not be comfortable on the Nectar. This mattress is still new to the market, so its durability and longevity aren’t yet know.
|Material Quality||4 out of 5|
|Temperature Regulation||3 out of 5|
|Off-Gassing||4 out of 5|
|Suitability for Sex||3.5 out of 5|
|Support||4.5 out of 5|
|Sleep Trial||5 out of 5|
|Warranty||5 out of 5|
|Company Reputation||2.5 out of 5|