Full Nectar Memory Foam Mattresses Review

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

A plush memory foam mattress that offers consumers a variety of features as well as benefits. The Nectar mattress 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 affordable price.

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

What Type of Mattress Is the Nectar?

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

This bed in a box is manufactured and designed with unique breathing airflow and woven fabric, traditional memory foam, edge support, and a variety of other unique features that other mattresses usually lack.

The Nectar is without a doubt a modern mattress that offers 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 undoubtedly stands out above the rest.

Each of these specialized features keeps your Nectar feeling like new, day in and day out, year after year, and surely contributes 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 beds 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 memory foam mattress that falls between a level 5 and 7 out of 10, and indeed the Nectar fits this mold.

The high-density memory foam mattresses provide greater longevity. As such, the Nectar mattresses have a highly recognized contour and hug that allow your body to sink right into the foams.

The mattress does, however, present with a relatively slow response time. When sleepers move or change positions, an instant response time is lacking. This is because the thick, supportive memory foam layer pushes down and offers a good give but lacks spring.

Instead, 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 outstanding, whether for the stomach, back, or side sleepers, 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.

Side Sleepers’ Support

It is essential to note that, in general, side sleepers require the most give from a mattress. This means that the all-foam mattresses from Nectar will give a good pressure relief at the shoulders and hips while elongating the spine and keeping it aligned top to bottom. Overweight side sleepers may find it too soft, but the average weight side sleepers will be offered just the right amount of support.

Stomach Sleepers’ Support

On the other hand, stomach sleepers may require a firmer mattress because of the needed support and sinkage prevention of the hip area. Lightweight stomach sleepers may do well with it. However, we advise looking into a hybrid mattress or even innerspring from other mattress brands that will provide more support.

Back Sleepers’ Support

Back sleepers, especially the average weight back sleepers that are used to sleeping on a medium-firm mattress, will find the Nectar a very supportive and comfortable mattress. This sleep position requires maximum spinal alignment from shoulders to hips. If not met, back sleepers tend to wake up with a lot of back pain each morning.

So, if you sleep on your back, make sure you try the Nectar mattress performance. It’s important to note that if lightweight back sleepers so far have slept on an all-foam mattress that was very soft, they might find this foam bed a bit too firm.

Combination Sleepers’ Support

Combination sleepers also need a lot of bodyweight support because they change multiple sleep positions hence have more pressure points that need to be relieved. With its medium-firm feel and solid edge support, the mattress Nectar can provide good pressure relief while keeping its form. Lightweight sleepers will find the Nectar mattress comfortable, providing all the support they need.

How Many Memory Foam Comfort Layers does it have?

Quite a unique conforming mattress, this memory foam bed allows an 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 layers of memory foam:

nectar mattress side view

  1. The top memory foam layer provides cooling and cleanliness thanks to the polyethylene fabric, which is highly breathable and bedbug resistant. This is part of the multiple comfort layers that this mattress is dressed in to give you a pleasant sleeping night after night.
  2. The second memory foam comfort layer is a quilted pad of cooling gel memory foam designed to provide the utmost comfort and cooling effect. It pulls heat away from the body and offers a high level of pressure relief. This way, you can sleep cooler without much effort.
  3. Part of the multiple layers of support is the third memory foam layer made of a unique memory foam blend. Namely, the Soft Conventional Foam serves to distribute both weight and heat smoothly. This comfort layer is the core of the mattress that gives it its many features.
  4. The last of the support layers is the fourth comfort layer that is a breathable base layer just like the top memory foam layer. Usually, the top and bottom foam layers on mattresses are made to form the entire mattress experience with the help of the core foam layers in the middle. The last layer is made of high-density foam, which provides overall stability and increases ventilation thanks to its unique design.

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

Nectar Mattress Motion Transfer and Sinkage

Like many of the other all-foam mattresses on the market today, the Nectar mattress absorbs motion quickly, thereby alleviating any disruption that can be caused by your partner’s sleep patterns and movements.

Because of its very dense foam feel, there is no excessive bounce and, therefore, presents with low motion transfer.

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

Does it Sleep Hot?

Unlike most other memory foam beds 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 keep your temperatures comfortable and cool.

However, being a high-density memory foam mattress, some people may find the sleeping experience to be somewhat warm compared to latex, coil, or hybrid mattresses.

Overall, our research did reveal that the Nectar mattress 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 mattress 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, there is no noticeable smell any longer.

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

Does the Nectar Mattress 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 a 12” mattress.

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

What Type of Cover Does the Nectar Mattress Have?

The Nectar mattress features a cover 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. The company offers a one-time replacement brand new cover, free of charge, should your cover become stained or damaged as an added benefit.

What is the Best Way to Care for the Nectar Mattress?

nectar mattress at the bet - wideThe Nectar mattress 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 mattress, it is recommended that 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 mattress has a long lifespan and fares well in this category when compared to other memory foam mattresses.

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

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

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

Size and Shipping

The Nectar mattress 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 setup.

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

365 Night Sleep Trial and Risk-Free Guarantee

Nectar Company stands firmly behind its product with its fantastic 365-day, 100% money-back guarantee. Purchasers have a full year to try out and enjoy their new Nectar mattress 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, contact the company, and they will arrange pickup of the bed and refund your money 100%.

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

What is the Nectar Mattress Warranty?

The Nectar offers their superior “Forever Warranty.”

This unique warranty guarantees the construction, materials, quality, and durability of the Nectar mattress forever and is 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 after that, all repairs and replacements will be honored for a single $100 transportation fee, which will be waived if a defect is found.

Our research revealed that consumers give 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 the Nectar mattresses you choose. Also, the cost will depend on whether or not you decide 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:$798$499
Twin XL:$968$569
Full:$1,198$699
Queen:$1,298$799
King:$1,598$999
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 an excellent 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 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 with its minimal sinkage issues and solid edge support, make this an all-around 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 after that.

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 confident 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

Lauren Kendrick

Updated at November 28, 2021