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Nectar Mattress is a new memory foam mattress company that is upping the free trial ante with a 365 day free trial period. This more than triples the length of many of the online mattress company trial periods. With the Nectar mattress you get to sleep on it for a whole year before deciding if it’s right for you. That means you get to experience through all four seasons. Aside from the amazing trial period, the Nectar mattress just feels great. It has dense top foam layer along with a phase change ticking that has cooling gel quilted into it. The Nectar mattress isn’t just another typical foam mattress, it has some significant advantages over the competitors.

This mattress is truly versatile enough to accommodate any sleeping position. It is firm enough for stomach and back sleepers for lower back support but also conforms for side sleepers. Nectar was named one of the best mattresses of 2017

Nectar is also listed as one of be best mattresses for heavy people.

Overview of the Nectar Bed

Here’s a video of me speaking about some of the great features of the Nectar Mattress. What you’ll notice immediately is the quilted cover. Nectar stitches memory foam into the cover of the mattress for a very unique feel. You get an inital soft feeling then will transition into the support layers. You sink just enought for maximum pressure relief but not too much to where it would be hard to change positions at night.

Below is a brochure that comes with the Nectar mattress that explains the generous trial period. Again, it’s a 365 night trial period which so far is unheard of in the industry. This mattress also comes with the “Forever Warranty”” meaning that as long as you own the mattress Nectar will warranty it against indentations over a certain amount. Although this is a very generous benefit, I am more impressed by the overall feel, price and generous trial period.

nectar trial period

What is also interesting is that you can finance this mattress with no credit check required with no interest financing. You simply break out the payments into monthly installments.

How to Order the Nectar Mattress

Owning NECTAR is easy with NECTAR’s No Credit required 6-month no-interest financing plan.
You only need the following to order NECTAR today –

  • A source of income, and this does not need to be a job
  • A credit card or debit card to make the low initial and monthly payments

No credit checks required and approval is instant
You will enjoy Nectar immediately and own Nectar outright on the day of your final payment

  • You can buyout your payment schedule at any time after 90 days

For people that don’t want to settle for a mediocre mattress, the Nectar is competitively priced but since they also add financing it makes it even more accessible. Of course you can also pay by credit card all at once.

Nectar Mattress Construction and Specifications

Here’s how the Nectar Mattress is made:

  • 1″ Top Comfort Layer – The cover is made of Tencel fiber which is a soft and very breathable material. It sleeps cooler than cotton and helps wick away moisture.
  • 1″ Support Layer – Underneath that is a quilted 4lb. cooling gel foam layer which is something unique to the Nectar mattress. It give the mattress a unique feel and provides great pressure relief.
  • 3″ Transition Layer – The fourth layer is what they call Hi Core Memory Foam. This is a dense foam that also is great for pressure relief.
  • 6″ Foundation Layer – This is a standard base layer similar to most other memory foam mattresses but is essential for providing good support.
nectar mattress construction
Nectar Mattress

 

 

Findings of the Nectar Mattress and What Makes it Unique

Here are some preliminary shots of the Nectar Sleep Bed:

The Nectar mattress will slowly cradle you. Here’s a picture of my 14 lb. bowling ball on the Nectar mattress:

nectar-mattress-sinkage

I also took off the cover to show you the inside of the Nectar bed and how it responds. This is one of the best mattresses you can get for pressure relief. Notice that is recovers slowly. The negative here is that changing positions will be a little more difficult but the positive is that I don’t think you will need to change positions at night because of how well the mattress conforms.

Here’s a video of the quilted cover of the Nectar mattress. This is what really sets it apart. It is a dense foam layer quilted into the covering. Quilting foam into the mattress costs more from a manufacturing standpoint but it is well worth it. I haven’t felt anything quite like this before.

Below is a video illustrating heat retention on the Nectar mattress. I was surprised at the result. Given hit has a gel memory foam quilted into the cover, I expected much more heat retention. The reason it performed so well is that the cover is made with a tencel fiber that is much more breathable than cotton. Added to that is a phase change material that draws heat away. Other ultra dense foam mattresses I have tested don’t come close to the Nectar in terms of drawing away heat.

You don’t need to worry about waking up your partner at night. There’s virtually no motion transfer with this mattress. Check out the video below. Keep in mind, if your partner tosses and turns at night, this will affect your quality of sleep as well. The Nectar can help eliminate this issue.

Here’s another video showing how well the Nectar mattress performs with motion tranfser. In fact, my engineering team found this to be the best mattress for isolating motion of all the mattresses they have tested. Sleep disturbances from your partner is a leading cause of poor sleep and Nectar addresses this head on.

Final thoughts after trying the Nectar Mattress

For the money, this is one of the best dense foam mattresses I have tried. It is made in China but I didn’t notice any major off gassing. It is also Certipur Certified so the foams used in construction of the mattress are tested to be free of any harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde. This mattress is extremely comfortable and I love how it conforms so well to your body.

A big complaint of dense foam mattresses is that they sleep hot. That’s because memory foam is an insulator and the denser the foam the more it will insulate. By incorporating a phase change material into the mattress ticking and quilting cooling gel foam into the top layer, Nectar has created a very innovative and effective mattress to give you the best combinations of support, pressure relief, motion isolation and cooling.

So, how does Nectar compare to other mattresses? Check out this chart to see how Nectar compares to other popular online and store brands. Nectar is also one of my top picks for Best Mattress 2017

I am very impressed with the quilted cover on the Nectar mattress. I was very surprised at how quickly it dissipated heat. A queen size Nectar retails for $795 but with the $100 off sherpa100 coupon code, it brings the price down to $695 which is substantially less than other mattresses of this quality and construction.

One of the biggest complaints about Nectar when they launched was problems with backorders. I don’t think they quite anticipated how much demand there would be for this mattress and therefore had a hard time keeping up. Nectar has now caught up on their backorders and you can expect to receive your Nectar Sleep Bed in about 10 days after placing your order.

 

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Nectar

Nectar
93.6

Motion Transfer

10/10

    Affordability

    10/10

      Softness

      9/10

        Off Gassing

        9/10

          Trial Period

          10/10

            Pros

            • No Motion Transfer
            • Excellent Trial Period
            • Generous Warranty

            Cons

            • Delivery can slow
            • Slow recovery

            71 thoughts on “Nectar Mattress Review : The Free Trial Leader”

              1. I would give this a 6. You slowly sink into it as it cradles you. The company aptly described the surface as a putty like surface. Think of a dense material that will cradle you while you sleep. This is in large part due to the cover being quilted with a gel foam layer, something I haven’t experienced in any other mattress.

                1. Hi. I am a side sleeper mainly. I am considering either Purple or Nectar. Which do you think is best for me? Or do you think the Sealy Cocoon is better? Also, my wife is concerned both of these are to firm. We currently have an expensive Simmons Beauty Rest traditional spring pillow top we have had for several years. Any advice is appreciated.

            1. Thanks! I will order this mattress. Your reviews have been very helpful and honest. We have tried the Tuft and Needle and while the mattress didn’t fit our needs, the customer service department is amazing. The return is really Hassel free. Your review on the Nectar shows that this mattress may provide more comfort for my arthritis and fibromyalgia. Thanks again!

              1. Hi Sharon,
                Please let us know how you like the Nectar mattress as well as the experience in dealing with the company as we are considering buying this as well. From all of the reviews that I’ve read, it sounds wonderful.
                Thank you.

              1. The Nectar mattress has a very unique feel. It has a dense top layer along with the quilted cover that incorporated gel foam. Nectar aptly described it as a sort of putty feel. What I appreciate about the mattress is it gives you great alignment and very good pressure relief. For a dense foam mattress like this, it also does very well with heat retention as seen in the video in the review. It will feel firmer than these brands at first but slowly adapt to your body.

            2. Hi, Ben. Like Sharon, I have a T&N too. I’m about to return it for this mattress or the Hyphen. The T&N didn’t offer enough pressure point relief for me. I’m around 125lbs. However, I tend to sleep on my back and it seemed to be okay for that. Truthfully, I just didn’t care for the feel of their foam. This mattress seems as firm as the T&N, but do you think it’s better for pressure points since it’s more conforming? How about the Hyphen mattress?

            3. How does this compare to the Novosbed with the comfort kit for both soft comfort and good support for a side sleeper? I was about to order the Nectar but then read your Novosbed review. I have arthritis and fibromyalgia and need pressure relief. My nephew just ordered the Nectar. Which of the two seem to be the most durable? Thanks. Russ, I’ll reply after I try my new mattress and ask my nephew to also report on his Nectar.

              1. The Nectar is very similar in feel to the Novosbed except that the Nectar is less expensive with a longer trial period. The Nectar feels very similar to the Medium firm Novosbed. The trade off is that you don’t have the comfort plus option if you want to make it firmer or softer. However if you don’t like it you can always return it for a full refund. The up side is that if you do like it, you end up saving a considerable amount of money and the Nectar should be just as durable as the Novosbed.

              1. It has denser foam than the Loblolly. It has phase change material in the cover which is cooler to the touch and considerably less expensive. I recommend trying this mattress first.

            4. Hi Ben,
              Thank you for all of your great, unbiased reviews. They have proved invaluable in our search for a new mattress. I wish we lived closer to your showroom! We are considering the Leesa, Nectar, and the Nest Alexander Signature Series, medium firm. We’re leaning toward the Nectar but would appreciate your thoughts. My wife is approximately 125lbs and is a back and side sleeper; I’m 160lbs and primarily a side sleeper. Thank you.

              1. The Nectar has a very unique feel and I have been getting great feedback on it so far. They also have a very generous trial period, 1 year! If you want a denser foam feel, the Nectar would be a great choice. It offers amazing pressure relief.

              1. I found the Nectar to have more hug. It won’t feel like it is cradling you at first because it takes a moment for the foam to adjust to your body but once it does, it feels great.

            5. Hi Ben does the nectar offer a frame for the mattress? I haven’t been able to find one on their website. If not, what frame would you recommend for this mattress? Thanks! in advance for your opinions

            6. So if you had to choose between the Novosbed that comes with a frame and the Nectar mattress and buy a Zinus frame separate which would you choose? and why?

              1. I would go with the Nectar and the Zinus. I’m all about value and I think these brands provide both. If you like it you will save a considerable amount of money. If not, you can always return and go with the Novosbed.

            7. i wish it were made in the USA – i am very sensitive to smell- how bad is the off gassing? can you sleep on it same day you unpack it or does it need to sit in an open windowed room a few days?
              thanks!

              1. I didn’t find the off gassing to be that bad. Considering the density of the foam it performed well. I believe that the mattress had time to breathe before it was roll packed and shipped which helps considerably. If you are sensitive to smell, I recommend opening it in a guest room so it can finish off gassing, after a day it should mostly be gone.

            8. We need to replace our 17 year old innerspring! Trying to decide between Nectar and Leesa. We aren’t sure if memory foam is right for us, but with the liberal return policies, why not? I am a 130 lb side sleeper and my husband is 190 lbs and sleeps side and back and sometimes stomach. Which would you recommend?

              1. The Nectar will sink in more and recover slower than the Leesa. The Leesa has a bit more bounce to it due to its construction. The mattresses have very different feels so it really comes down to personal preference.

              1. Hey John, just about all my reviews are done with queen size mattresses. There are a few exceptions where I reviewed a king but otherwise queen.

            9. Motion Transfer

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              Affordability

              0.00

              Softness

              0.00

              Off Gassing

              0.00

              Trial Period

              0.00

              Hello Ben,

              We currently have a Denver Air Mattress with a 3″ Tempurpedic Foam Topper.

              I weigh 320lbs and my wife is 135lbs. I am a side and stomach sleeper and roll a bit. My wife is very interested Nectar, what do you think about me?

                1. I just purchased the Nectar bed. I talked with customer service and they say the bed is good up to 650 lbs. Supposed to ship on or before May 19, 2017. I will be happy to share my experience. We currently have a personal comfort air mattress. Had it 4 years and tired of it.

            10. Do you recommend using a mattress protector over this or just washing the cover since it is removable and machine washable? My husband’s sweat yellowed our old mattress spring coil even through mattress pads that were regularly washed. Any suggestions or not recommended to use one due to the mattress’ inherent cooling properties?

            11. Motion Transfer

              0.00

              Affordability

              0.00

              Softness

              0.00

              Off Gassing

              0.00

              Trial Period

              0.00

              I am a big person (280lb). Would I just sink into this and feel like I am never going to get out of it? This has been my experience with other memory foam beds.

              1. It will recover slowly so this may not be the one for you. However the tradeoff is that it has excellent pressure relief. Another mattress to consider woudl be the Eight Sleep mattress.

            12. How would you rate this for stomach sleepers? I side sleep too but end up on stomach by morning.

              Thanks for the great reviews too!

              1. This is a good mattress for stomach sleepers because it gives you adequate support in your lower back no matter what position you sleep in. I really like the dense foam mattresses like the Nectar.

              1. They are very different in construction. You will sink into the Nectar more and get more, “hug” with the Nectar. With the Purple you sort of sleep “on” it. I didn’t find the Purple to be as cozy as the Nectar.

            13. Ben, I fell in love with the Tempur-pedic Supreme Breeze, but not the cost. So, I was looking at Leesa, Nest, Loom & Leaf and now Nectar. I am 4’11 1/2 side sleeper and hourglass. I also tend to sleep hot. I am looking for a new mattress after having my Beautyrest, with coils, pillowtop with latex, but really want to move towards memory/ temperpedic. Which is the closest feel to the Breeze Supreme?

            14. I looked at the ICloud blue 3000 and loved the way it felt soft and like it snuggled me but it was too expensive. Now I’m considering either the Nectar or the Tuft & Needle. Which would feel closest to the ICloud 3000?

            15. We visited your store over Memorial weekend. We liked the nectar, but was wondering how that compares to amerisleep Revere? I see you had a favorable review in 2016. I am impressed with what I’ve read about this company and has been rated as one of the best online matress buys for memory foam.

              1. The Amerisleep transitions differently than the Nectar. The Revere had a little softer top layer then a firmer base layer. The Nectar seems to have a smoother transition.

            16. We currently have a Seally Optimum Inspiration plush that’s med firmness. Would the Nectar be a good comparative or do you have other suggestions?

            17. Ordered yesterday liked the 365 day trial. Says will be here Thursday. Wasn’t sure to go with this or the oceano. Mostly sidesleeper.

            18. We slept on our Nectar mattress for the first time last night. I think we will be happy with it, but it is a little firmer than I would like. Will it soften a little in the next few weeks?

              1. Yes, it takes a few weeks to get the true feel for the mattress. It will soften a bit from what it is out of the box.

            19. Motion Transfer

              9.60

              Affordability

              9.70

              Softness

              9.70

              Off Gassing

              9.80

              Trial Period

              9.60

              After much research and trying another online mattress. we ordered our Nectar. We did have to wait much longer than we thought we would. However, the wait was well worth it. This is the most comfortable mattress that we have ever had. We have had many after 57 years of marriage! I am a side sleeper while my husband sleeps on his back and we both LOVE it! Thanks so much for your help, Ben, as you answered many questions for me. I waited until we slept on our mattress for a month to review it. Buy this mattress, with their one year trial you can’t go wrong!

            20. Hi Ben,

              Quick question about the Nectar. I saw that some people are having delivery issues or customer service issues with them. Have you heard about this and have there been any improvements? I am really interested in nectar or ghost bed and leaning towards nectar if their service issues have been resolved.

              Any input on a comparison with ghostbed?

              1. Yes, there have been some delays with Nectar but that has cleared up for the most part. I just don’t think they anticipated such a big demand for the mattress. The vast majority of people I hear from though say it’s well worth the wait.

            21. I am very intrigued by this mattress except for the fact that it is made in China. Most other comparable mattresses I researched were made in the USA. Would you have any concerns? Thank you.

              1. The Nectar is Cert-PUR US certified which means that a 3rd party tests the foam used in the construction of this mattress to ensure it is:

                ✓ Made without ozone depleters

                ✓ Made without PBDEs, TDCPP or TCEP (”Tris”) flame retardants

                ✓ Made without mercury, lead, and other heavy metals

                ✓ Made without formaldehyde

                ✓ Made without phthalates regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission

            22. Been sleeping on it for about a month now and it is a comfortable bed. Stays cooler then our old dr scholls that was suppose to be cool. Don’t feel the wife wake up most the time. Still sometimes ache when waking up but could be the pillow too. The nectar pillows where delayed in shipping and will be here tomorrow.

            23. Motion Transfer

              8.30

              Affordability

              8.70

              Softness

              7.70

              Off Gassing

              8.00

              Trial Period

              9.80

              Hi, We’ve been sleeping on the Nectar for 5 months. So far it’s a vast improvement to our old pillowtop, however I’m always waking up with a sore upper back, and occasionally I’m tossing and turning through the night because of my sore upper back. The soreness slightly improved when I started using the Nectar pillow. We’re thinking we’re going to return it. Do you have any suggestions for a mattress that we should try next? I’m a side sleeper, and my husband is a back/side sleeper, though he doesn’t seem quite as affected as me. Thanks!

            24. Motion Transfer

              9.80

              Affordability

              9.80

              Softness

              9.90

              Off Gassing

              9.20

              Trial Period

              10.00

              I can’t claim to be a mattress connoisseur. Most of the ones I’ve had in my adult life have been limited to what I can afford, and thus sub-par. My wife and I found ourselves in a situation where we needed a mattress fairly quickly, and couldn’t afford to go buy a traditional mattress. Neither of us wanted to buy another cheap mattress that would leave us sore after a fitful night’s sleep on a bed with springs sticking into us. At 250 lbs, I’m about 40 lbs over weight, but I had read that even at my ideal weight of 210, many popular boxed mattresses sink through to the slats of the bed. After doing some exhaustive research, I came upon Sleep Sherpa, and used the “GET PERSONALIZED RECOMMENDATIONS” feature at the bottom of the page. I explained our budget, body types, and Ben responded quickly by pointing me to the Nectar. It was well-under our budget, and with a year trial period there was no good reason not to get it.

              Often our two medium-sized dogs, two cats, and eight year old son all climb onto our bed to have pow-wows, so we ordered a king-sized mattress. At 10 days for delivery, it took longer to arrive than we might have liked, but that is because demand is reasonably high. So it’s an annoyance, but in this case, the annoyance is a good sign.

              As a side note, I ordered a Purple Base for the platform since our room is small, and space is at a premium. The high base allows me to use drawers underneath for my clothes, and thus free up the room, and it turns out to work quite well with the Nectar mattress.

              The off-gassing was gone in about the time it took to inflate the mattress, and wasn’t terribly noticeable to begin with, though my nose isn’t the most sensitive so results may vary for other customers. The included pillows are the best pillows I have ever owned. I’ve tried a variety of pillows in the past with a variety of fillings ranging from feathers to gel, and these are the first pillows where I didn’t need to use two to get my head to a comfortable alignment.

              My wife likes a firm mattress while I need one even though I like the initial sinking feeling of a soft bed. The Nectar gives me both worlds. Also, the motion transfer on the bed, or lack thereof, is exceptional. For the first time in nine years of marriage, I don’t wake my wife up if I go to bed later than her, and she doesn’t wake me up when she gets up earlier. However, when I get out of bed, I tend to rock back into the mattress to spring myself into a seated position. That doesn’t work so well with the Nectar, but it’s a small price to pay since all the aches and pains previous mattresses gave me have faded.

              If there is any flaw mattress, it’s the edge support. Sitting on the edge of the bed is fine for me, but if I lay within about four inches of the edge, it feels like I’m going fall off. It isn’t that big a deal on a king-sized bed, but I could see how it might become an issue on a narrower bed.

              The quilted weave for the mattress cover is also very nice. In addition to dissipating the heat well, it feels nice to lay on top of. So nice that you almost feel like you wouldn’t need a fitted sheet. Of course you want to use sheets, but if you ever spent a day doing laundry and find yourself wanting to just lie down for a fifteen minute nap while the sheets are in the dryer, you won’t feel uncomfortable.

              Bottom line: If you’re looking for a mattress, with the year trial period, there’s no reason not to give this a try. Also, Ben works hard to give us these reviews, and goes the extra mile to respond to questions, so please use the code here to get your Nectar.

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