Nectar Mattress Review 2021 – Weighing the Pros and Cons

Editor’s Rating: 9/10

When looking for a mattress, first things first is knowing what you need from it. Mattresses are not a one size fit all kind of thing hence it is important to know which mattress suits you.

The Nectar Mattress is one of the most popular mattresses out there as it is good in quality as well as price. Overall, the Nectar Mattress is a great mattress as it is affordable and cheaper than most of its competitors in the market.

The design of the Nectar Mattress is built for comfort and durability to make the mattress comfortable for its users and also able to use it for a long time. The Nectar Company also claims that the Nectar Mattress should be the last mattress you buy.

It provides a lifetime warranty and also a 1 year night trial allowing you to test the mattress out in the comfort of your home and to figure out if the mattress works for you. With its excellent policies, it shows how confident they are in their product and shows how important quality is to them.

The Nectar is about 11 inch in height and provides great support and comfort to its user. It has a classic memory foam feel that feels like quicksand. The mattress sinks in and hugs the curvature of your body perfectly. Below, the Nectar Mattress will be discussed in great detail from its components, every part of the mattress how it can help a person and also its after sales services that it provides.

Key takeaways:

  • Lifetime warranty and quality mattress
  • Classic memory foam feel
  • Affordable


The Nectar mattress is a memory foam mattress with a 4 later foam construction built in. The memory foam used is also CertiPUR- US certified foam meaning it is free from unwanted harmful chemicals and is safe for use.

The bed also has a cover on it made from Tencel and is OEKO-TEX certified which is the most stringent fabric certification. All the foams used in it are also low in VOC reducing the odor that normal memory foam mattress has and has been approved to be suitable for indoor air quality as well, making it safe for use by consumers.

The first layer of the bed from the top is the cover. The cover is made with Tencel, a long staple fiber which is natural. It has a cooling effect as it is breathable and the fabric removes or prevents and heat and moisture to stay in it making it cooling and comfortable for use at night due to its breathability that circulates air in and out of the mattress.

The cover is also removable and has an inch of gel memory foam quilted into it to add extra softness to it. The Tencel cover is also a bed bug resistant material. If you are concerned about bed bugs, this mattress reduces the risk of facing the problem.

The second layer of the bed is the medical grade visco elasticity gel memory foam at about 3 inches in height. This part of the foam has a slow reaction when pressure is placed, the slow reaction memory foam just shows that it is a memory foam of higher density and allowing your body to sink into it for the classic memory foam feel.

The third layer is the transitional layer that is made with a Hi Core 9.2 grade transitional foam. The transition layer is to transition from the comfort part of the mattress to the support part of the mattress. This prevents the mattress from sinking in too much and to sink at the perfect amount.

The next layer which is the last layer is a high vegetable base that uses a super core 5 lb support foam. This base layer has a higher density compared to other mattresses, providing the bed with the best support.

Firmness, Bounce & Sinkage

The firmness of the Nectar is about medium firm. However, it might be on the softer side for users who prefer firmer mattresses. Since it is a memory foam mattress, when lying down on it there will be a classic memory foam feeling to it.

When it comes to the sinkage of the mattress, the mattress will sink in a little and hugs your body to provide the comfort feeling. If you do not like the classic memory foam feeling this mattress might not be suitable for you.

The bounce of this bed is little to almost none at all, which is perfect for motion isolation but not so much if you are looking for good movement and bounce in the bed and might not be so suitable for certain activities, like sex due to it being hard to move around.  

If you are a combination sleeper, the firmness and bounce might affect you as well since it is harder to change positions, it might require more energy from your body to change to a different position.


If you are a hot sleeper, the Nectar would be a suitable mattress for you. As said earlier, the cover has great breathability and air circulation. The air circulation is perfect to prevent any heat buildup in the mattress and offers you comfortable cooling sleep.

The cover also has a quilted gel memory foam to it. This makes the mattress cool throughout the night preventing and sweats and hot nights as well.

Some of our readers have also pointed out this aspect to the mattress as some memory foam mattress causes heat buildup and they were expecting the Nectar to be the same. However, the Nectar was able to keep cool and prevent any heat buildup and sweat.

Sleeping Position & Pressure Points

The Nectar Mattress is also good at relieving pressure on shoulder and hips providing good support when you lie down. Due to the firmness of the mattress, it is more suitable for side and back sleepers and not so much stomach sleepers.

However, when it comes to mattresses trying it out for yourself is the most important, so if you are a stomach sleeper and prefer softer mattresses and can get the right support from it this bed might still suite you but if you are on the heavier scale and a stomach sleeper, the Nectar might not offer the right support and might not be suitable for you.

Our readers have commented that overall, this mattress is supportive for side and back sleepers regardless of the weight you are at, it still can provide the right support for your body and an average amount of support for stomach sleepers.

From pressure tests, the mattress shows to relieve all pressure points when lying down on the back. While on the side, most pressure points are relieved but there are still a little pressure on the shoulder area if you are heavier in weight. However, sleeping is still comfortable as the pressure is only little.

Edge Support

Overall the edge support for the Nectar mattress is good for an all-foam mattress. When sitting down on the edge of the bed there is no falling feeling and provides enough support.

This makes it perfect if you are sleeping with a partner and are pushed to the edge of the bed, there is no need to worry as you will not feel like you are rolling off the bed.

This is especially important if you are on a smaller size mattress as well and it allows you to maximize the use of space of the mattress.

Motion Transfer

If you are sleeping with a partner, you would want a bed that is able to support the both you and your partner and not wake you up in the middle of the night due to movement from the other person.

With the Nectar mattress, it has excellent isolation of motion transfer. The top of the mattress has a sewn texture of individual boxes which is one of the elements that prevents motion transfer in the mattress.

Through tests and our readers’ comments, the mattress doesn’t move a lot when the other person is moving. It isolates motion to where the person is moving only, hence creating no motion transfer at all. This makes the Nectar perfect for sleeping with a partner especially if motion often wakes you up at night.

Packaging & Size

The Nectar comes in a well packed packaging and easy to handle making unboxing an easy task. The mattress is zipped in a bag and comes in a rolled up form. All you would need to do is unzip the bag, unroll the mattress which is compressed so do not worry about it being heavy. Then, cut the plastic cover on the mattress then the mattress will slowly inflate to its correct size.

The Nectar also has a wide range of sizes available allowing you to choose from Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King and Cal King. If you are taller, the XL length is available.

With the many size options available, there are mattresses size suitable for everyone. For example, the Twin XL and the Cal King would be suitable for taller people as it is longer in size.


The Nectar is a great mattress and it is worth the investment if it meets all your requirements. If you are worried about not being able to pay for the mattress in full, there’s no need to worry.

The Nectar provides financing options for you that allows you to buy and receive the mattress now and pay for it in a period of 3 to 24 months.

There might need to be a certain amount of down payment needed, but it still gives you a great option to pay it over time if a whole lump sum is too much for you.


These are some added advantages of the Nectar Mattress and further information on it

Customer Policies

One of the advantages to purchasing a nectar is the customer policies that come with it. The Nectar is not only a good mattress but it also has good services. The Nectar mattress comes with a 365 night trial allowing you to try the mattress at home for an entire year.

When using a new mattress, your body needs time to get used to it hence with this 1 year trial, it allows you to do so. It is a great option as some mattress only has a 100 night trial which is also good but the 1 year trial allows you to know for sure.

Not only that, but the Nectar also offers a Forever Warranty. It believes that it uses the best qualities to all its mattress hence ensuring its customer that their mattress is of quality, they offer a forever warranty.


Maintaining the mattress is also important. With the Nectar mattress, it is easy to maintain. To keep the mattress clean it comes with a cover that is washable and removable, allowing you to maintain the cleanliness of the cover which is good since they do not sell a replacement cover yet.


If you are worried about the cost of shipping for the Nectar, fret not as it comes with free shipping within the US. The only shipping fee charges are if the mattress needs to be shipped to Alaska and Hawaii.

The shipping will take around 3 to 7 days to be shipped to you house. If you need to return the mattress, just arrange it with the Nectar Company and the shipping charges here are also free.

The shipping also comes with a service option available. One option that the Nectar has is it offers white glove delivery. However, it does come with a fee. The white glove delivery is a service that unboxes, assembles and sets up the mattress for you and the service also includes removing your old mattress for you.

This is perfect for users who aren’t able to move much or carry things around, especially if you are alone and aren’t able to lift heavy things up or suffer certain injury, this is a great option to have.


The mattress is also suitable to all bed types. Whether you’re using an adjustable base, box spring, divan bases, traditional frames or even a platform bed, it doesn’t matter as the Nectar can fit on any type and it works well. If you are looking for a bed frame for the Nectar mattress, there is the bed available called “Nectar Foundation”.


The price of the nectar is also extremely reasonable. Its price is a lot cheaper than its competitors as well making it a very affordable mattress to most customers.

Most of its consumers are wondering how the mattress is able to be kept at such a low price and it is due to them cutting out the middleman in their production.


The Nectar mattress is an extremely good and affordable mattress. However there are some minor details that makes the Nectar on a disadvantage.

Sleeping Position

The Nectar is comfortable for back and side sleepers. However, there is some concern for stomach sleepers. If you are lighter in weight, the Nectar still can support your body but if you are on the heavier side in weight and are sleeping on your stomach this mattress might not be very suitable for you due to the firmness. If this is the case, you might want to find a firmer mattress that will be able to support your weight and body properly.


If you like to move a lot in bed and are on the heavier side as well, this mattress might also not be suitable for you since it is hard to move around. Being heavier in weight would make movement even harder.


Another slight issues is the off gassing smell it has. When opening the mattress from its packaging, you may notice a slight smell to it. Some of our readers have said the smell was really strong for them, so do try to air it out as much as possible before using it.

The smell will disappear within 1 to 3 days so if you are sensitive to the smell, airing it out for a couple of days might be better for you.

Shipping Time

Although the shipping time says 3 to 7 days, some of the users have been experiencing poor shipping time, arriving later than expected and not arriving on time. Some people have been disheartened by this experience as well. If you are looking to get a mattress quickly or are urgently in need of one and cannot risk getting it late, this might be something that needs to be considered before you decide on buying this mattress.

What Makes the Nectar Different?

The Nectar is one of the few mattresses that come with a 1 year trial. Most mattresses only offer a 100 night trial. This is because they believe that when testing a mattress the user needs more time to be sure that it is suitable for you and to allow the body to get used to the mattress and since a mattress is a huge investment for you as it is something you are going to use for a long time.

Since the Nectar mattress is of good quality, durable and they believe in their product, they are able to do this as they do not receive returns often.

Another difference to the Nectar is its price. For a high quality and durable mattress, it is cheaper as compared to its competitors. Nectar removes the middleman, its distributors and sells the mattress directly to its customers hence it reduces the cost of the mattress much and making it cheaper to its customers while still providing excellent comfort and support.

The Nectar Mattress is unlike other foam mattresses in its construction. Most memory foam mattress has only 3 layers to it but the Nectar has an additional layer, making it a 4 layer mattress with each layer providing the necessary comfort and all layers working well together.

Lastly, another standout with the Nectar is its Forever Warranty. Most companies only offer a 10 or maximum of 15 years of warranty but the Nectar offers forever. The materials used to create the mattress makes it better in quality and has better support in its base as compared to other mattress available in the market. The Nectar was built for durability hence making it last long. The company also believes the Nectar is the last mattress you should buy.

Final verdict

If you are looking for something of quality but affordable at the same time, the Nectar mattress is a great choice. It uses quality materials that make it durable and supportive to the user. 

This is for you if:

  • Looking for quality and affordable mattress
  • Hot sleeper
  • Prefer the sink in stuck memory foam feeling

Potential downside include:

  • Off gassing
  • Shipping time delay
  • If you are on the heavier scale, the mattress might not be able to support you fully.

About the Author Jessica Larsen

I am a big advocate that having great sleep is something everyone deserves. With over 10 years of experience in this field, I would love to use this platform as a means to help you achieve a good night's sleep.

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