Nectar Review

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  • author: Jodi King
  • 21.06.18
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  • "Price"
    9.5 /10
  • "Comfort"
    9 /10
  • " Body Support"
    9 /10
  • "Customer Support"
    8.5 /10

Overview

Nectar makes mattresses that are designed for people with all kinds of sleep preferences. No matter which side you sleep on, the mattress offers optimal comfort. Nectar provides a lifetime warranty and a 365-day sleep trial for their mattresses.

nectar mattress overview

Sizes & Pricing

Nectar mattresses are available in 6 different sizes:

Twin: The dimensions of the twin-sized mattress are 39 x 75 x 11″. It costs $499.

Twin XL: The twin XL costs $569, and its dimensions are 39 x 80 x 11″.

Full: Nectar’s full-sized mattress costs $699, and its dimensions are 54 x 75 x 11″.

Queen: The dimensions of the queen-sized mattress are 60 x 80 x 11″, and it’s normally priced at $799.

King: The king-sized mattress costs $999. Its dimensions are 76 x 80 x 11″.

Cal King: The Cal King mattress costs $999 and it has the following dimensions: 72 x 84 x 11″.

If you select “Affirm” as your payment method at checkout, you can buy now and pay later in monthly installments.

All Nectar mattresses come with two free premium pillows, a lifetime warranty, and a 365-night trial period.

Queen
$799
Twin
$499
Twin XL
$569
Full
$699
King
$999
Cal King
$999

Construction

Nectar’s comfort derives from five different layers:

Tencel cooling cover

The mattress starts with the Tencel cooling layer which is custom-milled to suck out all the heat and ensure the circulation of fresh air as the user moves. This design ensures that an optimal sleeping temperature is maintained at all times. The cover is also bedbug-resistant.

Quilted gel memory foam

While most companies avoid quilting simply because it’s an expensive process, Nectar takes pride in their usage of a fully quilted layer of gel cooling memory foam. This further aids in enhancing breathability, comfort, and loft.

Premium gel memory foam

Nectar’s semi-open Lush foam holds 5 patents, and they claim that it’s the most premium gel foam available on the market. It’s responsible for absorption and distribution of heat.

Adaptive hi-core memory foam

The fourth layer in the mattress is that of adaptive memory foam which prevents you from sinking into the mattress.

Breathable base layer

Nectar claims to have the densest yet the most breathable foundation of any mattress available.

The numbers in the image below refer to:

1 – Tencel Cooling Cover

2 – Quilted Gel Memory Foam

3 – Gel Memory Foam

4 – Adaptive Hi Core Memory Foam

5 – Breathable Base Layer

nectar layers

Mattress Cover

Nectar’s tencel cooling cover is made from long-staple cotton and tencel. It is a great enabler for temperature regulation and breathability. It’s also easily removable, giving you the option to wash if you so desire.

Firmness, Feel & Support

Nectar claims to provide the “just right” experience when it comes to firmness, and we don’t disagree. Their medium-firm mattresses offer pressure relief to the body, and as a result, the mattresses are able to accommodate a wide range of people. The upper layers of the mattress are less-responsive to pressure and hence let the body sink into the mattress, whereas the lower layers are firmer helping in the overall maintenance of proper body posture.

Nectar mattress doesn’t boast a strong bounce, and if you like to adjust between different sleeping positions, then this can be an important factor to consider prior to buying the mattress. When it comes to motion transfer, the behavior of the mattress is just as expected: As long as the intensity of motion only affects the upper, low-responsive layers of the mattress, there is no transfer of motion. However, if the motion is more intense, for example, if two people are lying on a bed and one of them moves with considerable intensity, the other person will feel a bit of the motion.

Purchase & Delivery Process

Financing through Affirm is available with the purchase of this mattress, so you can pay in easy, monthly installments if you prefer not to pay all at once. The mattress can be ordered directly from the company website and gets delivered right to your doorstep for free. Nectar provides you with a lifetime mattress warranty and a 365-night sleep trial.

Adjustable Beds

Nectar’s adjustable bed frame lifts your head and/or feet for weightless, gravity-defying support and comes in Split King size so that partners can each experience customized support. For extra comfort, it also features a built-in massage function for 15-minute relaxing head-to-toe vibrations. To make sure your smartphone is charged and ready for each new day, the Nectar adjustable frame is even equipped with 2 USB plugs.

The Nectar Adjustable Frame comes with a 50-night trial, a 3-year warranty, and free white glove delivery and removal of your old bed. It is available in four sizes, has a base height of 15” and a maximum height of 21” (feet) and 40” (head).

Adjustable Bed Prices

  • The Twin XL adjustable bed measures 39” x 80” and costs $849.
  • The Full adjustable bed measures 54” x 75” and costs $899.
  • The Queen adjustable bed measures 60” x 80” and costs $999.
  • The Split King adjustable bed measures 78” x 80” (2 pieces) and costs $1,698.

Pillow Offerings

Get the complete Nectar memory foam experience by adding a memory foam pillow to your order. Made from the same high-tech, super-durable material, this pillow features Tencel cooling fabric so it feels like you’re always sleeping on the cool side. There’s no need to keep flipping the pillow through the night! The Nectar pillow is well ventilated and comes with a 50-day sleep trial and financing options. The Nectar pillow is also fully customizable due to its over-stuffed default state; if it’s too firm, just remove some of the stuffing.

Pros & Cons

  • Firm foam with reliable support
  • Lifetime warranty & 365-night sleep trial
  • Tencel temperature regulatory cover
  • Free shipping & returns
  • Reasonable pricing & includes free 2 pillows
  • Only one product option
  • Made overseas
  • Edge support could be firmer

Customer support

The company offers phone support during working hours. The support team can be reached instantly via live chat. You can also contact Nectar representatives via email. If you need visual help, you can turn to the company’s YouTube channel to find some informative and entertaining videos. Nectar also updates their blog frequently.

Of note, if you are contacting Nectar because you want to return your mattress, there is a separate email address just for this process. They also answer during normal business hours, however, you should be aware that it may take hours to get a reply. Furthermore, as part of the return process, you’ll be asked to take photographs of your mattress to send to Nectar to ensure that the request for a refund is truly due to not finding the mattress comfortable rather than mistreating it. This, however, is typical of these brands who offer such generous trial periods with full refunds.

  • Phone Support
    Nectar offers phone support during office hours.
  • Live Online Chat
    Help can be reached via live chat.
  • Email
    You can email the company directly.
  • Video Tutorials
    A range of video tutorials are available online.
  • FAQ
    A fairly informative FAQ section is available on the company website.
  • Blog
    Nectar maintains an online blog called the “Better Sleep Blog.”

Final Word

Nectar is a great choice for anyone seeking a firm memory foam mattress at a reasonable price. The mattresses come in 6 different sizes, and their pressure relief feature makes them a good option for a range of sleepers. You can’t go wrong with their lifetime warranty and good edge support.

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Jodi King
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Jodi King has been an interior decorator for many years specializing in bedroom décor and design. She has been researching mattresses and matching the correct mattress for her customers’ needs for years. She has a lot of knowledge when it comes to looking for the perfect mattress and is a contributor to Top 5 Mattresses.

This review is based on the writer's personal opinion.
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Questions & Answers

Guest
R Lagasse

Is the twin xl the same size as a full size mattress?

answer
No, the twin XL mattress is simply an extra-long twin size mattress, which is great for taller individuals. The full size is a wider mattress, where two people may be comfortable sleeping. The twin XL measures 39 x 80 x 11″. The full size measures 54 x 75 x 11″.
Guest
Colleen

Can this mattress be used on an adjustable base?

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Yes, the Nectar mattress can be used on an adjustable base.
Guest
JOHN

Does a box spring come with the queen mattress? And if not, what is the cost?

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Nectar mattresses work with any foundation/base. You can buy a queen size foundation, which is made of solid, naturally sourced wood, from Nectar for an additional $250.
Guest
Claudia Darnell

Do you have an electrical adjustable base?

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Yes! The electronic adjustable base by Nectar is adjusted via a wireless remote control. It also offers three zone massage, programmable memory settings, USB plugs so you can charge your devices while in bed, and more!
Guest
Jose Garcia Jr

After some time does this mattress leave dent mark?

answer
Nectar mattresses are made from high-quality materials, including high-density memory foam, to minimize the risk of forming dents over time. Nectar offers a "Forever Warranty," and if your mattress develops a dent 1.5-inches deep or greater at any time, Nectar will replace your mattress for free.
Guest
Vicki Herndon

I am curious about ordering a mattress online. What if I order, sleep on it for a while, and decide it’s not for me. What happens then??

answer
Most mattresses featured on this website come with very long trial periods and warranties. For example, Nectar offers a 365-night sleep trial period so you can see if you like it. If you don't, you can return it for free and for a full refund. Nectar also offers a "Forever Warranty" on their mattresses, so you don't have to worry!
Guest
Mary Daly

Is this delivered in a box?

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Yes, Nectar mattress is delivered in a box.
Guest
Liz

We like a firm mattress will this mattress be in the firm side rather the medium?

answer
Nectar is a medium firm mattress. You may want to look at Saatva's mattress, where you can specify your desired firmness level (luxury firm, firm, or plush soft). You can read the review here: https://top5-mattresses.com/reviews/saatva/.
Guest
Jessica

Is the box sping included?

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Nectar's memory foam is sturdy enough to not require a box spring. If you would like to add a mattress foundation, you can easily do so on the Nectar website at the time of purchase.
Guest
phyllis frey

looking at using with a queen Murphy Bed. Can’t be latex and must weigh at least 55#. Does this meet those specifications?

answer
The Nectar mattress in queen size weighs 74 pounds. It is made of 4 layers, without latex:
1. Medical Grade Visco Elastic Memory Foam
2. Hi Core 9.2 Grade Transition Foam
3. High Vegetable Base Super Core 5 lb Support Foam
4. Tencel Long Staple Fiber Removable Cooling Cover
Guest
Dawn

we are both very large people, will this bed hold up with us?

answer
A Nectar mattress can support up to 650 pounds. You can learn more at: https://www.nectarsleep.com/posts/weight-limit-mattress/.
Guest
Victoria Lutz

What is the weight of the cal king mattress ?

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The Nectar Cal King mattress weighs 89 pounds.
Guest
Donna

Do you take away old mattress

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Yes, Nectar can remove your old mattress if you opt for the white glove delivery service.
Guest
Teresa Bethune

Do you sell the adjustable base

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Yes, you can buy an adjustable frame from Nectar.
Guest
Mike McDonnell

Can I use my old box spring with my Nectar matress?

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Nectar mattresses do not require a box spring, but you can use yours with the Nectar mattress if you'd like.
Guest
susan bowes

Is this mattress recommended for heavy people? My husband weighs 270 and I weigh 220.

answer
The Nectar mattress can hold up to 650 pounds.
Guest
Ronald Beck

I have researched the Nectar and have found the following objections on-line. It is made in China and there was a law suit about it. I read several BBB reports and components said could not get refunds, customer service never called backed and wood frame was flimsy and did not hod weight of bed. Majority of reviews were positive. please advise your thoughts on these points.

answer
Nectar mattress does not claim to be made in the USA, and the fact that it is made overseas is noted in our review. Nectar mattresses are designed to work with any foundation or base, so you do not have to purchase Nectar's base, which was not the subject of this review. Nectar offers free shipping and returns. The mattress has a 365-night trial period and lifetime warranty. The foundation and adjustable frames also come with trial periods and warranties. That being said, it is always important to read warranty details, as certain things will not be covered -- for example, burning the mattress. You can read the full warranty details here: https://www.nectarsleep.com/p/warranty/.

Regarding customer support, Nectar offers multiple ways to get in touch, including live chat on their website. Customer service is available during regular business hours.

Our reviews strive to be accurate and objective, and thus Nectar is one of our recommended mattresses.
Guest
sandy Smith

with a king can I use an adjustable frame? The option disappears when I click on the King to order the adjustable frame

answer
Nectar offers a Split King adjustable frame. Currently, the king size adjustable frame is not available. Nectar mattresses can work with any base or frame, however, so if you already have an adjustable frame that you like, you can use it.
Guest
Lee

Where is this mattress made at overseas?

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Nectar offers this article about where its mattresses are made: https://www.nectarsleep.com/posts/where-are-comfortable-mattresses-made/. For more information, we recommend calling Nectar at +1 (888) 863-2827.
Guest
James Boettcher

What do you select for a person with a bad back and sleeps on their sides using a C-pap?

answer
As we are not medical professionals, we are unable to make medical recommendations at this time. You may want to speak to your healthcare provider. That being said, Saatva mattresses are highly customizable in terms of firmness level and height, so you should be able to cutomize it to meet your needs.
Guest
Su Yu

What is the warranty on the adjustable base?

answer
The adjustable frame has a 3 year warranty.
Guest
Sharon

What if I don’t want to feel the bounce of movement from my husband and he doesn’t want to feel the bounce of me when I roll over? How does this mattress handle the “bounce or movement” factor?

answer
The memory foam layers help to absorb movement so it is not very bouncy. Unless you turn over with considerable force, you shouldn't be disturbed by each other's movements while sleeping on this mattress. Nevertheless, Nectar offers a 365-night sleep trial so you can try the mattress out and return if it does not live up to expectations.
Guest
Drew Queen

What is the return like if I don’t like it?

answer
Nectar provides a 365 night sleep trial period during which you can make your final decision. Returns are free if you don't like your Nectar mattress. Just call Nectar customer support at 888-863-2827 and they will help you. The mattress will either end up donated or disposed of locally.
Guest
BRUCE CLASON

DOES THIS MATTRESS RETAIN BODY HEAT?

answer
The Nectar mattress has several features to help keep you cool while you sleep, including the Tencel cooling layer, quilted gel memory foam, gel memory foam, and breathable base layer.
Guest
Dave Christy

I’m 72 years old, in fairly good health. I have a bad back that I was born with. My current mattress leaves me with a sore back in the morning (hot shower makes it better) and sometimes sore shoulders and a sore hip. I sleep on my side. I recently spent a few days with my son’s family and slept on an air mattress. I did not have these problems sleeping on that mattress. Is the nectar a mattress that would likely provide me with the same level of comfort that I had on that air mattress?

answer
Not all air mattresses are alike, just as not all mattresses are alike. You did not mention which brand and type of air mattress you slept on, however, the Nectar mattress is very highly rated. It comes with a 365-night sleep trial, so if you find that it doesn't meet your needs, you can simply return it.
Guest
Jackie Worth

I have sciatic nerve problems on my right side so am looking for a new bed that would help this, any suggestions?

Thank you.

answer
We cannot make medical recommendations, therefore it is important to talk to your healthcare provider regarding your sciatic pain. As for mattress choices, it's a good idea to make sure that your mattress isn't too old (more than ten years) or sagging. Choose a mattress with good support and that is not so soft that you completely sink into it. The Nectar mattress is highly rated, plus they offer a 365 day sleep trial so if you don't like it, you can simply return it. You may also like the Level Sleep mattress, which is made with TriSupport foam. You can read our full review of Level Sleep here: https://top5-mattresses.com/reviews/level-sleep/.
Guest
G

Why is Saatva so expensive at $2000.00 for a queen?

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The Saatva mattress is actually $1,099 for a queen size mattress. This includes free white glove mattress delivery, free removal of your old mattress, and a 120-night sleep trial.
Guest
Aubrey patterson

Which has the strongest sides?

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Check out DreamCloud, which is a hybrid mattress, meaning that it features additional support coils from edge to edge. Read the review here: https://top5-mattresses.com/reviews/dreamcloud/.
Guest
Cheryl

how much “sinkage” ? I weigh about 155 lbs. Boyfriend weighs around 200lbs.
I tend to toss and turn in bed and don’t want to feel like I have to crawl out of a fox hole to turn over.

does this mattress cooperate with intimacy activities

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There isn't a large amount of sinkage -- you will feel supported with the Nectar. If you are tossing and turning intensely, the other person may feel it, but normal tossing and turning shouldn't transfer motion. There is not a strong bounce factor with this mattress. With a 365-day sleep trial, we definitely recommend giving it a try!

 
Guest
sam

do i need box springs or plywood to go on the my bed frame

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No, this is not necessary.
Guest
Darlene

Is free delivery just to curbside, or will the mattress be brought up the elevator into my apartment?

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Nectar offers free delivery to your door. The mattress arrives in a box with handles to make it easy to maneuver. Otherwise, Nectar also offers white glove delivery (which includes set up) for an additional fee.
Guest
Ann

can you turn this mattress over if need be?

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There is no need to flip the Nectar mattress. It has five unique layers so flipping it would reverse the layers.
Guest
Pamela Clark

Why does the Saatva have a 120 day trial and the Nectar a 365 day trial. I was leaning toward the Saatva but now not sure because of the trial period differential

answer
Saatva and Nectar are two completely different companies. Every company will have its own trial period, warranty, etc.
Guest
CLIVE EDWARDS

What is the difference between King and King Cal?

answer
King and California King are two different sizes:

King: 76 x 80 x 11″.

Cal King: 72 x 84 x 11″.
Guest
Paula

Due to the house construction a two piece mattress will be needed for a QUEEN size and needs assembly on the bed on the second floor, Do any mattresses on your list offer this?

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You're in luck! PlushBeds offers several models that come in Split Queen size (such as the Botanical Bliss Latex Mattress), and you can coordinate with them to have someone assemble your mattress for an additional fee (as little as $99). You can read our PlushBeds review here: https://top5-mattresses.com/reviews/plushbeds/.
Guest
Sally Jacques

Do you need a box springs

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No, box springs are not necessary.
Guest
mark

hi
How much for this mattress?

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Prices for all sizes of the Nectar mattress are available above, in the Sizes & Pricing section.
Guest
Stacey Jennings

Pertaining to the 365 day trail period, if I decided I didn’t like it within 30 or 90 days, can I return it? Or does the 365 day trail mean you must use it for a full year before returning? Makes a big difference. Will a box be provided for the return, of would the customer be obligated to take the mattress to a shipping facility and pay for packaging?

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You'll need to try the Nectar for at least 30 days before you can return it, and you have up to 365 days to return it. Nectar actually helps to arrange a local charity to give the mattress to, and you'll receive a free refund. You don't need to rebox it (and it can't actually be fitted into a box again if you try).
Guest
Bill Fritter

Hi Jodi, From other web site reviews customer support is really lousy getting back to you for questions or refund issues. I have tried 3 times regarding a question and have heard nothing from them for the past 2 months. Also heard the mattress is made in USA not overseas, is that correct? My best question is the mattress fully refunded not just partial after using the mattress for a year? Some companies provide a pro rated refund and I can’t find anything on their web site that address this question. I am ready to order 2-3 months ago but… Read more »

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Hi Bill. When I tried contacting them when I wrote the review, they were good about replying to me. I wonder if there is an issue at this time with staffing due to the coronavirus? As for the amount you'll receive for a refund, keep in mind that you must make the request within the 365 days you have to try the mattress out. If you used any promo codes to get a discount on the mattress, you should receive the full price minus the promo code discount. If they find that the mattress was extensively damaged (not normal wear and tear) due to mistreatment and that's why you want to return it, they also may not return the full amount. Otherwise, you shouldn't have a problem. Components of the Nectar mattress may not be made in the USA, however the foams are CertiPUR-US certified.
Guest
charo

can a king mattress use a split king adjustable frame

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Yes, it can, however you will need to keep both sides of the adjustable frame at the same level. So, for example, if your partner's side of the bed is elevated, your side should also be elevated. To really get the benefit of a split king adjustable frame, you should get a split king mattress.
Guest
Debra Drake

I can’t get my mind around a mattress in a box. Can that kind of compaction damage the mattress and it’s effectiveness? What country is this mattress manufactured in? How long is delivery?

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The mattress is made of foam and is compressed by a special machine and then rolled to fit in the box. It is designed so it won't be damaged in the process. Nectar notes that their mattresses are made abroad but use CertiPUR-US certified foams. Delivery takes 7-14 business days at this time during the pandemic.
Guest
Terry

Is the split king just two single xl becs?

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Yes, it's essentially 2 twin XL mattresses.
Guest
Ron Faldik

Had the tempur-p…. for about 5 year and always found myself being hot during sleep.
When I moved I decided to ditch the tempur-p…. and get a nectar…..OMG what a difference.! Im sleeping so much better at 1/4 the price. I bought the nectar topper ….used it for a month or so, tried and liked the mattress better without it

Guest
Pat L Berger

Do I have to have a box spring or foundation for your mattresses?
I’m putting it in a guest room.
Thanks

answer
No box spring is required, however, it is recommended that you put the mattress on some sort of base rather than leaving it directly on the floor.
Guest
Jess

May I use my queen size bed frame for now? and do you think for height purposes I can just purchase a general box spring or does it have to be yours? and if I decide to later, purchase your box frame?

thanks!

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If you have a queen size mattress, it should fit with your queen size bed frame. You don't need to purchase a Nectar box spring in particular if you'd like a box spring.
Guest
Lori

Does this mattress require a box spring or can it rest on slates on the bed frame?

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The Nectar mattress does not require a box spring. You can put it on a slatted base or other bed frame.
Guest
Frank Howard

I have an old Craftmatic Adjustable bed. Can I use my same craftmatic ajdustable frame as foundation under this mattress?

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You should be able to as Nectar mattresses are compatible with adjustable bases.
Guest
Jean

Is the adjustable bed just the frame. Does it include the head board or mattresses?

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An adjustable bed is just that -- only the adjustable bed. It doesn't come with the mattress or headboard.
Guest
Shirley ARCHER

How much does a king size matteress weigh?

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The king size Nectar weighs 89 lbs.
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