Editor’s Note: This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a commission if you make a purchase using these links. For full details visit the disclosures page.
Updated June 2021
The Nectar is a four-layer mattress using a gel-infused quilted memory foam layer and a dense foam core. That provides a cool breathable top gel layer sleeping surface with an overall great comfortable feel and medium firmness that has been engineered to reduce hot spots.
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. Amazingly, 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, it just feels great. Pay attention to the details in this mattress review. This isn’t just another typical foam mattress, it has some significant advantages over the competitors. It has a medium-firm feel but because it conforms so well, it feels great no matter what your firmness preference is.
This mattress is truly versatile enough to accommodate any sleeping position. It is firm enough for stomach and back sleepers for lumbar support but also conforms for side sleepers. Nectar was named one of the Best Mattresses of 2019!
Nectar is also listed as one of the best mattresses for heavy people.
Overview of the Nectar Bed
Here’s a video of me speaking about some of the great features. What you’ll notice immediately is the quilted cover. Nectar stitches memory foam into the cover for a unique feel. You get an initial soft feeling then will transition into the support layers. You sink just enough for maximum pressure relief but not too much to where it would be hard to change positions at night.
Here’s a video overview of the new construction of the Nectar mattress. The price of the Nectar has increased over the years. When it first debuted years ago you could get a queen size for $650 but it was made in China. Now, it’s made in the USA and the foam is much better quality so it does justify the price.
Here’s the old Nectar mattress review which isn’t from that long ago…
Unboxing the Nectar Sleep Mattress
Your Nectar will arrive in a box like the one below and ships quickly!
The Nectar is available to try in the Sleep Sherpa store and so we unbox a fresh Nectar every 3 months or so. Here’s a video of me unboxing one. As you can see the construction is the same but the logo has been updated a little. This mattress is very popular among customers in our store.
Below is a brochure 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 it, 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.
What is also interesting is that you can finance with no credit check required with no interest financing. You simply break out the payments into monthly installments.
How to Order the Nectar Sleep Mattress
Owning NECTAR is easy with No Credit required 6-month no-interest financing plan.
You only need the following to order 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 the product immediately and own outright on the day of your final payment
- You can buy out your payment schedule at any time after 90 days
For people that don’t want to settle for a mediocre mattress, they are 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 also offers white glove delivery. The will set up your new mattress and remove the old mattress. The cost for white glove delivery is $149
Where Can I Try the Nectar Mattress?
The Nectar mattress is now available to try in person at many mattress stores around the country. You can find a store close to you by using the store locator on their website.
Review of Construction and Specifications
Here’s how the Mattress is made:
Quilted Cool Cover
Conk out cool with this soft, breathable poly-blend cover featuring heat wicking, cooling technology.
Nectar Smart Layer
Cuddle every joint and curve with 3 inches of cushy high-density, pressure-relieving gel memory foam.
Dynamic Support Layer
Get tailored bounce-back with 2 inches of dynamically adjusting foam. Get the support your body needs to relax into a deep sleep.
Stay-Stable Base layer
This sturdy 7-inch layer of standard foam ensures the comfort and support layers above it perform at their best.
Shift-Resistant Lower Cover
No slip-and-slide here. Your mattress stays together, no matter how much you jump on it.
How Thick is a Nectar Mattress?
|Top Tencel Layer||1 inch||n/a|
|Cooling Gel Support Layer||1 inch||14|
|Transition Layer||3 inches||15|
|Base Layer||6 inches||55|
How Much Does Nectar Mattress Cost?
Nectar is one of the most competitively priced dense foam mattresses on the market. A queen size retails for $999 along with a set of premium pillows included.
If you are unsure what size you need, check out their mattress size and dimension guide.
|Size||Price with 2 premium pillows|
You can also finance the Nectar mattress through Affirm. This will allow you to pay in monthly installments.
Does it Need a Foundation?
Actually, it doesn’t require a foundation however you can put it on a foundation as long as it is firm. It also works on an adjustable bed, wood slats or even the floor.
What is the Nectar Forever Warranty?
Nectar introduced what they call, “The Forever Warranty”. This means that they guarantee the construction, and durability to the original purchaser.
Here are the details of the warrant as listed on their website:
- For the first 10 years of ownership, we will replace your mattress with a brand new Nectar at absolutely no charge to you if defective in workmanship and materials. In years 10+ Nectar will completely repair and re-cover your Nectar, or replace your Nectar. All transportation charges will be waived if a manufacturing defect(s) or a materials failure is confirmed to exist.
- Nectar also offers the “Choice Option” as part of our Forever Warranty™. If you are choosing the “Choice Option”, YOU KEEP YOUR ORIGINAL MATTRESS. At your choice, instead of us repairing or replacing your defective Nectar in years 10+, we will deliver a brand new one for 50% of the original price you paid.
- Your mattress must be used on an appropriate base such as a platform bed or other suitable bed frame.
- The warranty applies only as long as the original owner.
- The warranty does not apply if burned or otherwise abused, damaged, misused, or neglected.
- In order to provide the most optimum sleeping surface, the Nectar contains only the finest quality materials. As with all premium sleep products, certain adaptations will take place as your mattress adjusts to your body shape. This is to be expected and is part of the performance. Normal body impressions (not greater than 1.5”) are not defects and are not covered by the warranty. Excessive body impressions of greater than 1.5” are covered by the Forever Warranty until…Forever.
How Long will the Nectar Mattress Last?
Given the construction and the fact that it is a denser foam mattress, I expect you can get around 7-8 years out of this mattress before you notice lasting impressions or lack of support. Since Nectar is a relatively new company it’s hard to say for sure but based on my experience with similar construction this would be my best guess.
Will the Nectar Work with an Adjustable Bed?
Yes. The Nectar is ideal for adjustable beds because it contours so well.
How Do I Return A Nectar Mattress?
The biggest complaint about Nectar is their customer service. They are impossible to reach on the phone so your best way to contact them is on their website through chat. Just make sure you have your order number ready which is provided on your email confirmation receipt when you first place your order. With that, they can facilitate the return. Just keep in mind mattress pickups can be delayed if they are extra busy. That’s why I always recommend starting the return process a few weeks before the trial is over.
Findings and What Makes it Unique
Here are some preliminary shots of the Nectar Sleep Bed:
It will slowly cradle you. Here’s a picture of my 14 lb. bowling ball:
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 you can get for pressure relief. Notice that it 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 it conforms.
Here’s a video of the quilted cover. This is what really sets it apart. It is a dense foam layer quilted into the covering. Quilting foam into the 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. I was surprised at the result. Given it 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 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! 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.
Here’s another video review showing how well it performs with motion transfer. In fact, my engineering team found this to be the best 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.
Nectar is a great mattress for addressing lower back pain. Yes, you will get good pressure relief but if you experience lower back pain this mattress will support and cradle your lower back so you don’t wake up in pain every morning.
Are there any Complaints?
The biggest Nectar complaints that I have heard are the long wait times. Due to demand customers can experience waits over a few weeks before their product arrives. In my opinion, it is well worth the wait. With the recent coronavirus pandemic, shipping times are delayed so keep that in mind. It may take 2-3 weeks for your mattress to arrive instead of the typical 5 business days.
Does it have any Off Gas Smell?
Again, since the Nectar is a denser foam mattress, it will be prone to more off-gassing. I think that’s because there’s simply just more material to off gas. You can expect the smell to go away after about 3-4 days with most of the smell dissipating within 2 days.
I often recommend opening the mattress in the morning so that it has all day to breathe before you sleep on it at night. If you are especially sensitive to smells, you may also want to open your windows. The smell is not permanent and will eventually go away.
How do you return the Nectar Mattress?
Returning is easy. If you find that you don’t like it within the 365 day home trial period, you just contact their customer serviced department and they will arrange pickup of the mattress. You do not have to put it back in the box and you do not have to pay return shipping. You aren’t out any money. It’s a clean break.
My Nectar Mattress Final thoughts
For the money, this is one of the best dense foam mattresses I have reviewed. It is made in China but I didn’t notice any major off-gassing. It is also Certipur Certified so the foams used in the construction are tested to be free of any harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde. This is extremely comfortable and I love how it conforms so well to your body.
A big complaint of dense foam 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 to give you the best combinations of support, pressure relief, motion isolation and cooling.
I am very impressed with the quilted cover and I was very surprised at how quickly it dissipated heat. A queen size $699 which is substantially less than others of this quality and construction.
One of the biggest complaints is when they launched was problems with backorders. I don’t think they quite anticipated how much demand there would be and therefore had a hard time keeping up. The company has now caught up on their backorders and you can expect to receive your package in about 10 days after placing your order.
Where Can I try the Nectar Mattress?
Nectar is available to try at the Sleep Sherpa mattress showroom. You can try the Nectar matters at our Minneapolis Minnesota and Chicago Illinois showrooms. We have all 3 models of the Nectar mattress available which are the Nectar, Nectar Premier and Nectar Copper mattress. Below are the addresses and contact information of our Nectar mattress showrooms.
Sleep Sherpa Chicago
415 W. Huron St
Chicago, IL 60654
Sleep Sherpa Minneapolis
7313 Washington Ave S.
Edina, MN 55439
Get the best deal on your Nectar Mattress, Activate Here