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The Purple and Nectar mattresses are two very popular mattresses online. Interestingly, they are also completely different feels. In this post we break down the key differences between the Purple and Nectar mattress so that you can make a more informed decision about which is best for you.
Let’s start with the purchase process. Both can be bought direct online via their respective sites. Both should arrive about a week after purchase however because these mattresses are in such high demand, they may arrive a bit later than a week.
Each have a generous trial period although Nectar has a 365 day trial period while Purple has a 100 night trial.
Each also has a good warranty period. Purple has a 10 year warranty while Nectar advertises a lifetime warranty. Of course with any warranty it’s important to read the fine print but after reading through them, Nectar seems to be the most generous here.
Construction of the Nectar Mattress
The Nectar mattress is an all foam mattress. Below is a graphic that shows all the layers.
Compare that with the specs of the Purple mattress
- The top layers is a 2′ hyper elastic ploymer also know as the “smart grid”.
- The midle layer is 3.5 inches of polyurethane foam.
- The base layer is made of 4 inches of a polyurethane foam which is a standard foam mattress base.
In terms of motion transfer the Nectar does a better job in that it absorbs motion much better. Here are a few videos to illustrate the point.
First the Nectar Sleep Mattress
And now the Purple Mattress
Which sleeps cooler, Nectar or Purple?
Although the Nectar is treated with a phase change cooling material at the top cover, the Purple has the edge here as heat will pass right through the polymer grid. This makes it a top pick for hot sleepers.
In terms of cost, a queen size Nectar retails for $795 while the Purple costs $999 a significant difference in price.
Who should buy a Nectar Bed?
I recommend the Nectar mattress for people that want the ultimate in pressure relief. This mattress will contour extremely well. If you find your current mattress is leaving you with aches and pains in the moring, this mattress should cure that.
People that are looking for a good deal will be hard pressed to do better than the Nectar. It is one of the best priced mattresses online.
Finally, if your partner tends to wake you up at night from their tossing and turning, the Nectar will put a stop to that. You won’t feel a thing due to the high density foams used in the Nectar mattress.
Who Should buy a Purple Mattress?
Again, hot sleepers will find immediate relief with the Purple mattress. It is basically temperature neutral in that it really doesn’t trap heat. The top layer grid allows air to freely pass through.
I also tend to recommend the Purple mattress to heavier sleepers. We find at the Sleep Sherpa store in Minneapolis that heavier people respond well to the Purple and it gives them the right amount of support.
Finally, people that have tried tradtional foam and coil mattresses but are still unsatisfied owe it to themselves to give the Purple a try. It’s something you really need to lie on to understand how it works and for many, it’s the mattress they have been seeking.
Want to know more about these two great mattresses?
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