Nectar Mattress Review : The Free Trial Leader

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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.


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.

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.

nectar trial period

What is also interesting is that you can finance this mattress with no credit check required with no interest financing.

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You only need the following to order NECTAR today –

  • A source of income, and this does not need to be a job
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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.

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



Findings of the Nectar Mattress and What Makes it Unique

Here are some preliminary shots of the Nectar mattress:

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


I also took off the cover to show you the inside of the Nectar mattress 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 it is 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 such as Tempurpedic.

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.

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            Ben • February 2, 2017

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            1. sharon February 3, 2017 - 4:12 pm Reply

              How would you rate its firmness on a scale of 1-10, ten being the firmest? Thanks!

              • Ben February 4, 2017 - 10:12 am Reply

                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.

            2. sharon February 6, 2017 - 5:56 pm Reply

              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!

              • Russ February 9, 2017 - 9:33 am Reply

                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.

            3. Patrick February 8, 2017 - 12:07 pm Reply

              Ben, how does this mattress compare among Leesa/Purple/Ghostbed/Loom & Leaf/Tuft & Needle?

              • Ben February 9, 2017 - 12:54 pm Reply

                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.

            4. Mary February 8, 2017 - 3:35 pm Reply

              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?

              • Ben February 18, 2017 - 2:00 pm Reply

                The Hyphen feels very similar to the Leesa mattress and I found it to be softer than the Tuft & Needle.

            5. sharon February 10, 2017 - 11:42 pm Reply

              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.

              • Ben February 12, 2017 - 9:38 am Reply

                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.

            6. sharon February 12, 2017 - 10:39 pm Reply

              How does the Nectar compare to the Tuft and Needle in firmness? I am a side sleeper.

              • Ben February 14, 2017 - 7:56 am Reply

                The Nectar conforms more than the Tuft and Needle however it is slower to respond.

            7. Karla February 13, 2017 - 1:57 pm Reply

              How does this bed compare to the Lob Lolly?

              • Ben February 14, 2017 - 7:55 am Reply

                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.

            8. Russ February 17, 2017 - 11:05 am Reply

              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.

              • Ben February 17, 2017 - 11:46 am Reply

                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.

            9. RedSonya February 17, 2017 - 10:32 pm Reply

              Which has more hug, Nectar or Lull?

              • Ben February 18, 2017 - 1:57 pm Reply

                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.

            10. Derick Clark February 23, 2017 - 12:07 pm Reply

              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

              • Ben February 23, 2017 - 12:29 pm Reply

                I believe they will be offering a frame soon. In the mean time, I like the frames offered by Zinus. You can get 10% off your entire order through THIS LINK

                • Derick February 23, 2017 - 3:00 pm Reply

                  Thank You !

            11. Derick February 23, 2017 - 3:06 pm Reply

              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?

              • Ben February 26, 2017 - 10:40 am Reply

                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.

            12. HS February 25, 2017 - 5:42 pm Reply

              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?

              • Ben February 26, 2017 - 10:37 am Reply

                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.

            13. Rosie March 3, 2017 - 9:02 pm Reply

              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?

              • Ben March 17, 2017 - 8:32 am Reply

                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.

            14. Janice March 4, 2017 - 7:22 am Reply

              Would you suggest purchasing a mattress cover to protect the cover it comes with? If so, what type?

            15. John March 12, 2017 - 1:17 am Reply

              I have noticed this guy never mentions the size of mattress he is reviewing. Reason?

              • Ben March 13, 2017 - 8:16 pm Reply

                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.

            16. Tim Sweet March 17, 2017 - 9:34 pm Reply

              Does the nectar help with side sleepers with hip and back problems ?

              • Ben March 18, 2017 - 11:53 am Reply

                Absolutely! It offers excellent pressure relief because it contours so well.

            17. [email protected] April 9, 2017 - 5:01 pm Reply

              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?

              • Ben April 13, 2017 - 11:26 am Reply

                I think it can handle you. It is a dense foam so is able to provide good support.

                • Scott May 17, 2017 - 9:44 am Reply

                  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.

            18. Kris April 9, 2017 - 8:28 pm Reply

              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?

              • Ben April 13, 2017 - 11:26 am Reply

                I recommend a protector. The Malouf Ice Tech protector has phase change material in it and is waterproof which helps with cooling.

            19. Zarazaiel Yovel April 10, 2017 - 4:42 pm Reply

              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.

              • Ben April 13, 2017 - 11:03 am Reply

                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.

            20. Brad Smith April 13, 2017 - 11:14 am Reply

              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!

              • Ben May 10, 2017 - 6:22 pm Reply

                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.

            21. Loretta April 13, 2017 - 11:16 pm Reply

              How does the Purple compare to Nectar?

              • Ben May 10, 2017 - 6:21 pm Reply

                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.

            22. Jenifer May 6, 2017 - 10:18 pm Reply

              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?

              • Ben May 10, 2017 - 6:14 pm Reply

                The Nectar uses a dense foam so it will feel in my opinion, most similar to a Tempur product.

            23. Tami May 28, 2017 - 12:38 pm Reply

              I am interested in the price of a full size mattress? Thank you

              • Ben June 6, 2017 - 8:37 pm Reply

                A full size Nectar retails for $575 but with the $125 off coupon code it comes to $450.

            24. Marsha Harris May 28, 2017 - 7:36 pm Reply

              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?

              • Ben June 6, 2017 - 8:36 pm Reply

                Did you mean the Serta Blue Max 3000 Elite Plush? If so, the Nectar would feel the most similar.

            25. Tony May 30, 2017 - 9:35 pm Reply

              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.

              • Ben June 6, 2017 - 8:27 pm Reply

                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.

            26. Cammie June 9, 2017 - 12:07 pm Reply

              What mattress is closest to Tempurapedic Flex Supreme Breeze?

              • Ben June 11, 2017 - 2:44 pm Reply

                The Nectar is going to be closest to this model.

            27. Nick June 10, 2017 - 4:47 pm Reply

              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?

              • Ben June 11, 2017 - 2:42 pm Reply

                Nectar is definitely worth trying. Most people that go with it seem to love it!

            28. Scottm June 10, 2017 - 9:23 pm Reply

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

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