Full NECTAR Mattress Review

In this review we are evaluating the famous 12” Nectar memory foam mattress.

A plush mattress that offers consumers a variety of features as well as benefits, the Nectar is recognized for its classic memory foam feel that delivers a satisfying, comfortable sleep night after night.

With its unique firmness level guarantee and its innovative cooling system, this mattress is quickly gaining favor in the market for its conforming, supportive, and uniquely comfortable features as well as its very affordable price. 

Nectar’s unique one-year trial period and lifetime warranty make it a safe choice also for the brick & mortar shop aficionados.

What type of Mattress is the Nectar?

The Nectar is definitely a well-rounded mattress with its balanced levels of support and ultra-dense foam structure.

Manufactured and designed with unique breathing airflow and woven fabric, traditional memory foam and a variety of other unique features, the Nectar is without a doubt a modern mattress that affords sleepers a comfortable and cool night of sleep.

With the combined performance of its unique cooling system, its top layer of gel memory foam and its polyethylene infused quilted cover, the Nectar surely stands out above the rest.

Each of these specialized features keep your Nectar feeling like new, day in and day out, year after year and surely contribute to a therapeutic restful night’s sleep for both you and your partner.

How Firm is the Nectar Sleep Mattress?

Unlike many other memory foam mattresses out there, the Nectar mattress is constructed with only one firmness level – medium firm.

It comes in at a level 5 out of 10 on the firmness scale, which, according to all of our research, meets the needs of the majority of sleepers.

nectar mattressRecent studies have revealed that most sleepers prefer to sleep on a mattress that falls between a level 5 and 7 out of 10, and surely the Nectar fits this mold.

A high density memory foam mattress that provides greater longevity, the Nectar has a highly recognized contour and hug that allows your body to sink right into the foams.

The mattress does, however, present with a response time that is rather slow. When sleepers move or change positions an instant response time is lacking.

Rather, it takes several seconds for the Nectar to mold to a new position or to any pressure that is being placed on the mattress by your body. This can be a tremendous source of pressure relief for some sleepers while offering support for others.

The overall support of the Nectar is very good, whether you are a stomach, back, or side sleeper primarily because of its 1” gel memory foam quilted cover and its 3” layer of comfort memory foam combined.

Together these combined features deliver consistent support and easy transition into the third and final base layer of foam.

How Many Layers does it have?

Quite a unique conforming mattress, the Nectar allows for the even distribution of weight, and easily molds and contours to your body. This 12” all-foam mattress is constructed with a quilted cover and three additional, separate foam layers:

nectar mattress side view

  1. The top layer cover provides cooling and cleanliness thanks to the polyethylene fabric which is highly breathable and bedbug resistant.
  2. The second layer is a quilted pad of gel memory foam designed to provide the utmost comfort and cooling effect, pulling heat away from the body, while offering a high level of pressure relief.
  3. The next layer is made of Soft Conventional Foam and distributes both weight and heat smoothly.
  4. Last is a breathable base layer made of high-density foam, which provides overall stability and increased ventilation thanks to its special design.

Nectar’s choice of materials for this mattress is impressive. And to be able to offer such quality at this low price point is truly a feat.

How is Motion Transfer and Sinkage?

The Nectar, like many of the other memory foam beds on the market today, absorbs motion easily, thereby alleviating any disruption that can be caused by your partners sleep patterns and movements.

Because of its very dense foam feel, there is not an excessive amount of bounce and, therefore, presents with low motion transfer.

With that said, the Nectar is quite capable of controlling motion transfer and if you are more concerned about a peaceful sleeping experience that presents with no motion, rather than excessive bounce, then surely the Nectar is the perfect fit for you.

Does it Sleep Hot?

Unlike most other memory foam mattresses that tend to sleep a bit warm, the Nectar offers a high level of cooling. The top gel memory foam, coupled with the infused cover helps to keep your temperatures comfortable and cool.

Being a high density memory foam mattress, however, some people may find the sleeping atmosphere to be somewhat warm when compared to latex, coil or hybrid mattresses.

Overall, our research did reveal that the Nectar is most definitely one of the cooler memory foam mattresses on the market today.

Does it have any Smell?

nectar mattress at the bed - side viewFirst out of the box, the Nectar has a somewhat strong smell for near to the first two days. After this timeframe, the smell begins to dissipate and by the end of a week’s time there is no noticeable smell any longer.

With that said, if the smell is not to your liking, then allow your Nectar to air out for the first two days before you actually sleep on it.

Does it Require a Foundation?

Nectar can sit directly on a box spring, a platform, or most other flat supportive surfaces. In addition, it can also be used with adjustable bed frames that can accommodate an 12” mattress.

You can also use your Nectar directly on the floor’s surface if that is your preference, but make certain that it is not exposed to excessive moisture or water.

What Type of Cover Does It Have?

The Nectar sports a cover that is made from a balanced blend of cotton and polyethylene, a material made in China, making the cover quite soft and breathable.  Its unique composition contributes to cooling, softness and a very satisfactory feeling overall.

In addition, to its superior composition, the Nectar cover, though very basic in look, is still satisfying to the eye with its classic gray side panels, its top layer of white fabric and checkered pattern, and the Nectar logo delicately embossed into the fabric for a little added touch of class.

The cover can be unzipped and easily spot cleaned.  As an added benefit, the company offers a one-time replacement brand new cover, free of charge, should your cover become stained or damaged.

What is the Best Way to Care for the Nectar?

nectar mattress at the bet - wideThe Nectar requires no flipping, however, it is recommended that you rotate the mattress perhaps once or twice per year to prevent it from wearing down or from excessive sagging.

As for routine cleaning of your new Nectar, it is recommended you use cool water and a very mild dish detergent to clean any dirt and address any stains. Always use gentle circular motions when cleaning and never, ever rub.

How Durable is the Nectar Mattress?

According to our data, the Nectar has a long lifespan and fares well in this category when compared to other memory foam mattresses.

The Nectar is manufactured with high quality materials and meets with all industry standards.

Although the mattress is manufactured overseas, the company guarantees that the strictest quality and production protocols are enforced, and every single mattress is inspected in Nectar’s facilities in Seattle before being shipped to the customer.

According to our research, the Nectar scores with an 80 percent owner satisfaction rating and continues to grow in popularity today.

Size and Shipping

The Nectar is available in the typical Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and California King Sizes. Easy to lift and move this mattress weighs between 45 and 89 pounds, and affords consumers a quick and easy set up.

The company also offers a white glove delivery option should consumers need assistance with their setup. Shipping of your Nectar is free within the contiguous United States, but requires additional charges for shipments to Alaska, Hawaii and Canada.

365 Night Risk-Free Sleep Trial and Guarantee

Nectar stands firmly behind their product with their amazing 365-day, 100% money back guarantee. Purchasers have a full year to try out and enjoy their new Nectar in their efforts to determine if the Nectar is the ideal mattress for them.

If you decide that the Nectar is not the perfect mattress for you, regardless of the reason, simply contact the company and they will arrange pickup of the mattress and refund your money 100%.

Our research revealed that the number of sleepers who actually return their Nectar mattress falls well below 3%.

How is Nectar’s Warranty?

The Nectar offers their superior “Forever Warranty.”

This unique warranty guarantees the construction, materials, quality and durability of the Nectar forever and always specific to the original purchaser only.

nectar mattress - front viewSince the company stands firmly behind their mattress, they are confident that purchasers will find the Nectar to be the one and only mattress they will ever want or need.

During the first one to five years of ownership full replacement is offered for free if the mattress is found to be defective.

Every year thereafter, all repairs and replacements will be honored for a single $100 transportation fee, which, if a defect is found, will be waived.

Our research revealed that consumers give the Nectar’s Forever Warranty a rating very high, above average and in many cases, the rating by consumers is excellent.

How Much Does the Nectar Cost?

The prices will, of course, vary depending upon the size of mattress you choose and whether or not you choose to order any additional accessories or their “white glove services.”

Here are the prices you can get with our exclusive coupon code TEDVIP, which gives you a  discount + 2 free pillows, sheets and protector.

SizeRegular PriceDiscounted Price
Twin XL:$968$569
Cal King:$1,598$999

If you need help, check out our handy mattress sizes guide.

The mattress fares very well in comparison to other memory foam mattresses that come in at a higher price.

With very favorable consumer ratings on comfort, bounce, construction, and extra benefits, the Nectar is a very good buy for your money.

Nectar Mattress Review – Our Verdict

Nectar, overall, offers consumers a high quality product at a low cost. With its quality materials and construction, cooling system, and high levels of support, the Nectar presents with features and benefits that serve to set it apart from its competitors.

nectar mattress at the bed - close viewAbsorbing motion easily, causing no disruption to a partner’s sleep, manufactured in the USA, and its minimal sinkage issues, make this an all-round good purchase.

In addition, its one-year risk free sleep trial, ‘Forever Warranty,” free shipping, easy return/refund process and very affordable prices finalize the long list of quality features and options offered to consumers at the time of their initial purchase and thereafter.

Overall, we think the Nectar is a very good purchase option as $799 for Queen (with our TEDVIP coupon) is a steal.

And lastly, thanks to its balanced features, we’ll soon add this mattress to our Top Mattress for Every Sleeping Position guide.

However, if you find you are not certain whether the Nectar is the perfect mattress for you, then be sure to check out our Best Mattress Guide that offers a full range of other mattresses of all types and styles available on the market today.

Lauren Kendrick

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Lauren Kendrick

Updated at August 24, 2021