Nectar Mattress Review

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The original Nectar mattress is the company’s flagship model, as well as its most popular and affordable bed. It’s pressure-relieving, yet supportive, with a thick layer of gel memory foam that has a doughy feel and allows you to sink into its surface. To help you find out if the Nectar is right for your specific needs, I tested this bed for factors such as firmness, pressure relief, motion transfer, and edge support. By the end of this Nectar mattress review, you should know if it’s the bed of your dreams. 

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Nectar Original Mattress
Nectar Original Mattress

Nectar Mattress

P1038833

The original Nectar mattress is a pressure-relieving, yet supportive, bed. It’s made with a thick layer of gel memory foam, which allows the sleeper to really sink into its surface.

Sleepopolis Score 4.3/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Foam

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

365 nights

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Medium-soft: 6/10

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type joint pain
Joint Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from joint pain.
SO sleeper type hip pain
Hip Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from hip pain.
SO sleeper type back sleepers
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
SO sleeper type side sleepers
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

I dreaded paying for a new mattress but my old one was 15 years old…buying a Nectar was the best choice I could have made! It is so comfortable and didn’t cost an arm and a leg. I would absolutely recommend this mattress to anyone!

Kaitlynne S., Nectar customer
Average Customer Rating
4.7/5
Watch Our Video Review

Nectar Mattress

P1038833

The original Nectar mattress is a pressure-relieving, yet supportive, bed. It’s made with a thick layer of gel memory foam, which allows the sleeper to really sink into its surface.

Sleepopolis Score 4.3/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Foam

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Medium-soft: 6/10

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

365 nights

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type joint pain
Joint Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from joint pain.
SO sleeper type hip pain
Hip Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from hip pain.
SO sleeper type back sleepers
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
SO sleeper type side sleepers
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

I dreaded paying for a new mattress but my old one was 15 years old…buying a Nectar was the best choice I could have made! It is so comfortable and didn’t cost an arm and a leg. I would absolutely recommend this mattress to anyone!

Kaitlynne S., Nectar customer
Average Customer Rating
4.7/5
Watch Our Video Review
P1038833

Nectar Mattress

The original Nectar mattress is a pressure-relieving, yet supportive, bed. It’s made with a thick layer of gel memory foam, which allows the sleeper to really sink into its surface.

Sleepopolis Score 4.3/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Foam

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Medium-soft: 6/10

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

365 nights

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type joint pain
Joint Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from joint pain.
SO sleeper type hip pain
Hip Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from hip pain.
SO sleeper type back sleepers
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
SO sleeper type side sleepers
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

I dreaded paying for a new mattress but my old one was 15 years old…buying a Nectar was the best choice I could have made! It is so comfortable and didn’t cost an arm and a leg. I would absolutely recommend this mattress to anyone!

Kaitlynne S., Nectar customer
Average Customer Rating
4.7/5
Watch Our Video Review

Where the Nectar Is Featured

Nectar Original

I use a series of hands-on tests to determine which mattress roundups a bed belongs on and who it might be good for. Before diving into my review, here are some of our 2024 mattress roundups that include the Nectar:

Nectar Mattress Overview

Nichole testing the Nectar Original

The Nectar is a memory foam mattress, and embodies many of the traits these beds are famous for: namely a lot of contouring and a slow-sinking feel. But it also strives to excel in areas where memory foam mattresses often underperform, such as support and cooling. That’s why the Nectar is equipped with a cooling gel-infused foam comfort layer, as well as high-density foam for support.

This mattress is a bed-in-a-box, so it ships compressed in a package to your doorstep. Because of this, you might notice an off-gassing period upon first opening it. This should disappear in one to three days after you unbox it. To speed up the process, I recommend leaving your new mattress in a well-ventilated room and avoid adding sheets for about 24 hours.

Read more about off-gassing and other mattress terminology in our mattress glossary.

Nectar Original Tag

Nectar Mattress Video Review

Watch my video of the Nectar get a closer look at its construction, as well as my testing methods. Overall, I rated this mattress at a 4.2 out of 5, and you can see my individual scores for all of our testing categories at the end of the video.

Nectar Mattress Sleepopolis Score

Poor
Average
Excellent

1
2
3
4
5
4
Materials
4.5
Motion Isolation
4
Support
4
Value
4.5
Cooling
3
Edge Support
5
Trial Period
5
Warranty

You might notice the Nectar scored a bit lower in edge support, a term we use to describe the strength of a mattress’s perimeter. If a mattress has strong edge support, you can spread out across its entire surface without feeling like you’re going to fall off. Looking for a mattress with a stronger perimeter? Check out our best mattresses for couples roundup, or our roundup for the best mattresses that won’t sag.

Nectar Original

What is the Nectar Mattress Made Of? 

The Nectar is a bed-in-a-box mattress, which means it comes compressed in a box and will take some time to decompress. It’s also a memory foam bed made with CertiPUR-US Certified foam, so it’s free of harmful chemicals, heavy metals, and ozone depleters. Height-wise, it has a 12-inch profile. Note: the layers of the current model may have slightly different measurements than the ones in the picture below, but the overall height and feel are still the same.

Memory Foam Layers of Nectar Mattress
The Nectar Classic has always had a 12-inch profile, but recently changed the thickness of its different foam layers.
LayerDetail
CoverThe Nectar has a cooling cover made from a quilted polyester/nylon blend. It features heat-wicking technology and a soft, breathable feel.
ComfortThe top layer of the Nectar is made of two inches of gel memory foam. This foam is more cooling than traditional memory foam, but still has a very contouring feel. You’ll experience some deep compression support through this layer.
TransitionNext up is a three-inch layer of what Nectar calls dynamically adjusting foam. This foam adds bounce and helps prevent the sleeper from sinking all the way through the memory foam to the firm base layer.
FoundationLastly is a base support layer made of seven inches of high-density foam. This layer provides the mattress with some nice support and helps keep the sleeper from sinking too far into the mattress.
Nectar Original Mattress Construction
Nectar Original Mattress Construction

Nectar Mattress Firmness

When I talk about feel, I like to start with firmness, because it’s likely to give you the best idea of how you’ll experience the mattress. 

It’s important to highlight that firmness is subjective, and my opinion might be totally different from yours. To get a better general idea of firmness, I polled a range of folks in the office and we settled on a firmness level rating together.

Mattress Firmness Scale

After lying on Nectar for a while, my colleagues and I decided to give the Nectar a 6 out of 10 on the mattress firmness scale. Compared to the industry standard of 6.5 for medium firmness, the Nectar is just a touch softer than medium firm

After spending some time on the bed, I felt more cradled by it than lifted up by it. This deep sinkage and body contouring could be nice for side sleepers or folks who like a pressure-relieving feel. 

Nectar Original Cover

Nectar Mattress

P1038833

The original Nectar mattress is a pressure-relieving, yet supportive, bed. It’s made with a thick layer of gel memory foam, which allows the sleeper to really sink into its surface.

Sleepopolis Score 4.3/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Foam

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

365 nights

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Medium-soft: 6/10

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type joint pain
Joint Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from joint pain.
SO sleeper type hip pain
Hip Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from hip pain.
SO sleeper type back sleepers
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
SO sleeper type side sleepers
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

I dreaded paying for a new mattress but my old one was 15 years old…buying a Nectar was the best choice I could have made! It is so comfortable and didn’t cost an arm and a leg. I would absolutely recommend this mattress to anyone!

Kaitlynne S., Nectar customer
Average Customer Rating
4.7/5
Watch Our Video Review

Nectar Mattress

P1038833

The original Nectar mattress is a pressure-relieving, yet supportive, bed. It’s made with a thick layer of gel memory foam, which allows the sleeper to really sink into its surface.

Sleepopolis Score 4.3/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Foam

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Medium-soft: 6/10

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

365 nights

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type joint pain
Joint Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from joint pain.
SO sleeper type hip pain
Hip Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from hip pain.
SO sleeper type back sleepers
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
SO sleeper type side sleepers
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

I dreaded paying for a new mattress but my old one was 15 years old…buying a Nectar was the best choice I could have made! It is so comfortable and didn’t cost an arm and a leg. I would absolutely recommend this mattress to anyone!

Kaitlynne S., Nectar customer
Average Customer Rating
4.7/5
Watch Our Video Review
P1038833

Nectar Mattress

The original Nectar mattress is a pressure-relieving, yet supportive, bed. It’s made with a thick layer of gel memory foam, which allows the sleeper to really sink into its surface.

Sleepopolis Score 4.3/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Foam

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Medium-soft: 6/10

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

365 nights

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type joint pain
Joint Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from joint pain.
SO sleeper type hip pain
Hip Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from hip pain.
SO sleeper type back sleepers
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
SO sleeper type side sleepers
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

I dreaded paying for a new mattress but my old one was 15 years old…buying a Nectar was the best choice I could have made! It is so comfortable and didn’t cost an arm and a leg. I would absolutely recommend this mattress to anyone!

Kaitlynne S., Nectar customer
Average Customer Rating
4.7/5
Watch Our Video Review

Sleeping Position and Body Weight

We recognize that people come in all shapes and sizes, and people of every size deserve a mattress that works for their body type. We use the weight categories light, average, and heavy to more easily categorize sleepers based on how mattresses will perform for their body type, as most mattresses are designed for the group we call “average” (130 to 250 pounds).

As a general rule, lighter sleepers don’t require as much support as average weight sleepers, and mattresses will tend to feel firmer to them. On the other hand, heavy sleepers tend to need more support than average weight sleepers and tend to sink into the mattress more.

As far as sleeping positions go, side sleepers tend to need a softer mattress while stomach sleepers usually need a firmer, more supportive one. Back sleepers are usually somewhere in the middle.

Is the Nectar Mattress Good for Light Sleepers (Under 130 pounds)?

  • Light Back Sleepers – Lightweight back sleepers should feel comfortable on the Nectar. It offers a great blend of firmness and support for these folks, and it should feel like a firm mattress in this position.
  • Light Side Sleepers – Lighter side sleepers might find the Nectar a bit too firm for their needs, because they won’t sink through its layers of memory foam as far as the average person. They might prefer one of our favorite soft mattresses instead.
  • Light Stomach Sleepers – Lighter weight stomach sleepers might be okay on the Nectar. But in general, I’d steer stomach sleepers towards innerspring mattresses or firm mattresses that don’t allow much sinkage. Too much sinkage can throw their hips out of alignment with their shoulders, which can lead to back pain over time.
Nichole side sleeping on the Nectar Original
Nichole side sleeping on the Nectar Original.

Is the Nectar Mattress Good for Average Weight Sleepers (130–250 pounds)?

  • Average Weight Back Sleepers – Average weight back sleepers should like the Nectar. It should offer some nice body contouring at the lower back.
  • Average Weight Side Sleepers – I think average weight side sleepers should like this mattress, since it’s built with them in mind. It should offer these folks plenty of deep body contouring and pressure relief.
  • Average Weight Stomach Sleepers – The Nectar will be too soft for these sleepers. I’d recommend one of our best mattresses for stomach sleepers instead.
Nichole back sleeping on the Nectar Original
Nichole back sleeping on the Nectar Original.

Is the Nectar Mattress Good for Heavy Sleepers (over 250 pounds)?

  • Heavy Back, Side, and Stomach Sleepers – The Nectar is not supportive enough for these sleepers. I’d recommend these folks check out our best mattresses for heavy people to find a more comfortable mattress.
Nichole stomach sleeping on the Nectar Original
Nichole stomach sleeping on the Nectar Original.

Nectar Mattress Performance

As a Certified Sleep Science Coach, a big part of what I do here at Sleepopolis is run a series of tests on each mattress I review. This allows me to make even more specific recommendations in addition to sleeping position and body type. Below, see how the Nectar performs in areas such as pain relief, motion transfer, cooling, and more.

Nectar Mattress Pain Relief Performance

If a mattress is pressure-relieving, it’s cushioning enough to help ease tension (relieve pressure) off of sensitive joints. This is especially important for those with chronic pain issues. In order to accurately measure the level of pressure relief the Nectar is capable of, I put it through our pressure map test. This involves spreading a specialized mat across the surface of the bed. When I lie down on the mat, it records the pressure points created, then shows the results in a graphic or “map” of my body. You’ll see specific pressure areas recorded by color-coded thermal imaging. Low pressure is indicated with the colors blue and green. Moderate pressure is shown with yellow, and high pressure areas are recorded in yellow to red. I cover three different areas: back pain, shoulder pain, and hip pain.

You’ll definitely want to consider your favorite sleeping positions when purchasing a new mattress and assessing its pressure relief. For instance, if you’re a side sleeper, you’re going to want to see lots of green and blue (a little yellow is fine) around the shoulder and hip. These are areas where the most pressure builds. Firmer mattresses are going to cause these areas to jam up and may result in shoulder/hip pain.

Pressure Point Map Image
Testing to see how the Nectar relieves pressure.

Based on the results above, I think the Nectar does a great job relieving back pain, especially for back sleepers. The map results above also make me think this bed is a great fit for any sleepers with shoulder pain. These folks should get plenty of sinkage in this area, helping relieve pain and stiffness there. These same properties make the Nectar a solid choice for folks with hip pain. However, those who have severe hip pain problems (or those who want lots of extra cushioning) should opt for an even plusher mattress. Overall, most folks with pain problems should find relief on the Nectar.

Nectar Original Mattress
Nectar Original Mattress

Motion Transfer

A mattress with high motion transfer distributes a lot of movement across the mattress surface. If you sleep with a partner or pet on a mattress with high motion transfer, the bed’s inability to fully trap movement may disturb your sleep. What you want is low motion transfer. That way, movement is trapped by the bed’s comfort layers and prevents you from waking up at night. I measure motion transfer in a few different ways that I’ll outline below.

Human Test

First and foremost, I roll around on the mattress with a colleague and we see how much of each other’s movements we can feel. On the Nectar, we actually didn’t feel any rippling at all. The thick memory foam did any excellent job muffling the vibrations.

Wine Test

The second test involves a full wine glass; I put the glass on the mattress, we roll around again, and then observe how much the wine splashes around with us. A mattress with higher motion transfer will cause the glass to move around much more than a mattress with lower motion transfer.

While I saw the liquid slosh around a little bit when we both got into bed on the Nectar, it hardly moved at all when each of us rolled around and switched positions. This is an indicator of good motion isolation.

Seismometer Test

Last but not least, there’s the seismometer test. This involves dropping a 10-pound steel ball from three different heights: four inches, eight inches and 12 inches. The seismometer then measures the disturbance it causes. The bigger the lines on the graph, the bigger the disturbance and the higher the motion transfer.

Nectar Mattress Motion Transfer

These are great motion transfer results for the Nectar. Though there is a bit of a spike at the highest drop, the movement dissipated quickly. You might feel a partner or pet’s bigger movements momentarily on the Nectar, but as long as you’re not a very light sleeper, you should be fine. Overall, I’d say this memory foam mattress is excellent at isolation motion.

Responsiveness

I test each mattress’s responsiveness by pressing down on its top layer, removing my hand, and seeing how quickly the surface returns to its original shape. Memory foam beds like the Nectar usually have a low response to pressure, while innerspring and hybrid mattresses with coils tend to have a high response to pressure. Responsive mattresses are usually good for sex and combination sleeping since they make it easy to change positions and move around.

That said, for couples, it’s often a balance between a mattress that’s just bouncy enough for sex, but not so responsive that you feel your partner’s every move as they toss and turn throughout the night. The Nectar features good motion isolation and decent responsiveness, so it’s an okay option for sex.

Nichole testing the Nectar Original

Cooling

Several factors contribute to a mattress’s cooling ability, and its overall construction is one of the first areas I look at. The Nectar is a foam mattress, and I have to keep in mind that foam mattresses often trap heat. But Nectar also utilizes a cooling gel-infused layer of comfort foam towards the top of the bed. So, I should feel a bit of breathability happening here.

From actually lying on the mattress, I noticed that it does sleep cooler than a traditional memory foam mattress. This was further confirmed by the results on our thermal gun — a device I used to measure how much a mattress heats up after I lie on it for 15 minutes. 15 degrees Fahrenheit indicates poor cooling capabilities,10 to 15 degrees indicates decent cooling, 5 to 10 degrees indicates good cooling, and less than 5 degrees indicates excellent cooling.

Nectar OG Cooling rotated
Nectar OG Cooling Body Temp rotated

As you can see, the Nectar only heated up 5.2 degrees, indicating good cooling. When considering these results and the all-foam construction, I think this is one of the best cooling mattresses on the market — at least for memory foam bed.

Edge Support

Edge support measures the strength of a mattress’s perimeter. If a bed has strong edge support, you should be able to lie down it and sit down on it without it collapsing too much beneath you.. This should be an appealing feature for couples, heavier people, or anyone who likes spreading out across the mattress surface.

I didn’t think the Nectar had the best edge support, which is typical for an all-foam mattress. As you can see below, there was quite a bit of sinkage when I sat on the end of the bed. When I measured it with a yardstick, the top layer had collapsed a full eight inches.

Nectar Mattress Performance for Couples

The Nectar should be a good mattress for couples overall, especially for an all-foam mattress. It scored well in motion isolation and cooling, but pretty average in edge support. So, I think most folks should be comfortable. But if edge support is super-important to you, you might want to consider one of the other best mattresses for couples.

Nectar Mattress

P1038833

The original Nectar mattress is a pressure-relieving, yet supportive, bed. It’s made with a thick layer of gel memory foam, which allows the sleeper to really sink into its surface.

Sleepopolis Score 4.3/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Foam

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

365 nights

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Medium-soft: 6/10

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type joint pain
Joint Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from joint pain.
SO sleeper type hip pain
Hip Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from hip pain.
SO sleeper type back sleepers
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
SO sleeper type side sleepers
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

I dreaded paying for a new mattress but my old one was 15 years old…buying a Nectar was the best choice I could have made! It is so comfortable and didn’t cost an arm and a leg. I would absolutely recommend this mattress to anyone!

Kaitlynne S., Nectar customer
Average Customer Rating
4.7/5
Watch Our Video Review

Nectar Mattress

P1038833

The original Nectar mattress is a pressure-relieving, yet supportive, bed. It’s made with a thick layer of gel memory foam, which allows the sleeper to really sink into its surface.

Sleepopolis Score 4.3/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Foam

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Medium-soft: 6/10

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

365 nights

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type joint pain
Joint Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from joint pain.
SO sleeper type hip pain
Hip Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from hip pain.
SO sleeper type back sleepers
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
SO sleeper type side sleepers
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

I dreaded paying for a new mattress but my old one was 15 years old…buying a Nectar was the best choice I could have made! It is so comfortable and didn’t cost an arm and a leg. I would absolutely recommend this mattress to anyone!

Kaitlynne S., Nectar customer
Average Customer Rating
4.7/5
Watch Our Video Review
P1038833

Nectar Mattress

The original Nectar mattress is a pressure-relieving, yet supportive, bed. It’s made with a thick layer of gel memory foam, which allows the sleeper to really sink into its surface.

Sleepopolis Score 4.3/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Foam

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Medium-soft: 6/10

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

365 nights

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type joint pain
Joint Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from joint pain.
SO sleeper type hip pain
Hip Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from hip pain.
SO sleeper type back sleepers
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
SO sleeper type side sleepers
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

I dreaded paying for a new mattress but my old one was 15 years old…buying a Nectar was the best choice I could have made! It is so comfortable and didn’t cost an arm and a leg. I would absolutely recommend this mattress to anyone!

Kaitlynne S., Nectar customer
Average Customer Rating
4.7/5
Watch Our Video Review

Nichole testing the Nectar Original

My Final Thoughts About the Nectar Mattress

Before finishing up this review, I’d like to recap what I do and do not like about the Nectar. Remember, not every mattress works for every sleeper, so even if the Nectar isn’t for you, there are many other options on the market that should suit your individual needs.

Who I Recommend the Nectar Mattress For:

  • Memory foam lovers should be happy on the Nectar. This bed has a classic memory foam feel, so there’s lots of sinkage, contouring, and pressure relief. This can be great for anyone with shoulder pain or hip pain since it gives them cushioning at sensitive pressure points.
  • I think back sleepers and side sleepers would be happy on this bed. They’ll get some nice sinkage as it conforms to their bodies, but not so much that they feel trapped in the mattress.
  • The Nectar comes at an affordable price, making it a great choice for budget-savvy shoppers.
Nectar Original Mattress
Nectar Original Mattress

Who I Don’t Recommend the Nectar Mattress For:

  • I don’t think the Nectar is firm enough for stomach sleepers, especially those weighing more than 130 pounds. Stomach sleepers need a firm mattress to keep their hips in line with their shoulders. If that’s you, I’d recommend checking out one of our best mattresses for stomach sleepers.
  • Anyone looking for a bouncy mattress may not be satisfied with the Nectar. I’d recommend looking for a hybrid mattress or latex mattress instead, since they tend to have more bounce. If you think this fits your needs more, check out our best hybrid mattress and best latex mattress roundups.
Nectar Original Logo

Nectar Mattress Pricing and Sizing

The Nectar is already one of the most affordable mattresses on the market, but be sure to check our Nectar mattress coupon page to see if there are any current discounts.

Price listed will be before discount or offer for each mattress size. 

SizeDimensionsPrice
Twin38” x 75” x 12”$599
Twin XL38” x 80” x 12”$769
Full54” x 75” x 12”$899
Queen60” x 80” x 12”$999
King76” x 80” x 12”$1,299
California King72” x 84” x 12”$1,299
Split King76” x 80” x 12”$1,338

Nectar Mattress

P1038833

The original Nectar mattress is a pressure-relieving, yet supportive, bed. It’s made with a thick layer of gel memory foam, which allows the sleeper to really sink into its surface.

Sleepopolis Score 4.3/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Foam

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

365 nights

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Medium-soft: 6/10

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type joint pain
Joint Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from joint pain.
SO sleeper type hip pain
Hip Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from hip pain.
SO sleeper type back sleepers
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
SO sleeper type side sleepers
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

I dreaded paying for a new mattress but my old one was 15 years old…buying a Nectar was the best choice I could have made! It is so comfortable and didn’t cost an arm and a leg. I would absolutely recommend this mattress to anyone!

Kaitlynne S., Nectar customer
Average Customer Rating
4.7/5
Watch Our Video Review

Nectar Mattress

P1038833

The original Nectar mattress is a pressure-relieving, yet supportive, bed. It’s made with a thick layer of gel memory foam, which allows the sleeper to really sink into its surface.

Sleepopolis Score 4.3/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Foam

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Medium-soft: 6/10

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

365 nights

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type joint pain
Joint Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from joint pain.
SO sleeper type hip pain
Hip Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from hip pain.
SO sleeper type back sleepers
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
SO sleeper type side sleepers
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

I dreaded paying for a new mattress but my old one was 15 years old…buying a Nectar was the best choice I could have made! It is so comfortable and didn’t cost an arm and a leg. I would absolutely recommend this mattress to anyone!

Kaitlynne S., Nectar customer
Average Customer Rating
4.7/5
Watch Our Video Review
P1038833

Nectar Mattress

The original Nectar mattress is a pressure-relieving, yet supportive, bed. It’s made with a thick layer of gel memory foam, which allows the sleeper to really sink into its surface.

Sleepopolis Score 4.3/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Foam

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Medium-soft: 6/10

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

365 nights

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type joint pain
Joint Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from joint pain.
SO sleeper type hip pain
Hip Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from hip pain.
SO sleeper type back sleepers
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
SO sleeper type side sleepers
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

I dreaded paying for a new mattress but my old one was 15 years old…buying a Nectar was the best choice I could have made! It is so comfortable and didn’t cost an arm and a leg. I would absolutely recommend this mattress to anyone!

Kaitlynne S., Nectar customer
Average Customer Rating
4.7/5
Watch Our Video Review

Nectar Mattress Vs  

Still wondering if the Nectar is the right mattress for you? Below I’ll compare it to some of its competitors from other popular online mattress companies.

Nectar Original

Nectar vs DreamCloud Original

Unlike the Nectar, the DreamCloud Original is a hybrid mattress that contains both foam and supportive coils. It also has several luxurious touches such as a cashmere-blend cover, and is a bit firmer overall.

  • Price: As a luxury mattress, the DreamCloud is more expensive than the Nectar.
  • Sleeping position: Side sleepers should be more comfortable on the Nectar’s soft foams. Back sleepers should be comfortable on both mattresses, although they should consider how firm they prefer their bed. Neither option is ideal for stomach sleepers.
  • Cooling: Both of these mattresses are good cooling options — the Nectar because of its gel-infused memory foam and the DreamCloud for its airflow-promoting coils.
  • Body weight: Heavy back sleepers over 250 pounds may get the support they need on the DreamCloud, but neither mattress is ideal for larger body types.

Read our full DreamCloud mattress review or our Nectar vs DreamCloud mattress comparison to learn more.

DreamCloud Original Mattress

DreamCloud Mattress

The DreamCloud Mattress is a luxury hybrid mattress made with layers of memory foam and pocketed coils. It offers a great combination of support and pressure relief that back sleepers will really enjoy.

Sleepopolis Score 4.4/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Hybrid

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

365 nights

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Firm: 7/10

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type hot sleepers
Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
SO sleeper type seniors
Seniors
This bed is perfect for senior sleepers.
SO sleeper type back sleepers
Back Sleeping
Ideal for average weight back sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

I have purchased 5 different Dreamcloud mattresses over the years and never once disappointed. Always fast shipping. Fantastic pricing. But by far the best feature is the quality of the Dreamcloud mattress. Also very impressed with the free bedding (sheets) that came with my recent two purchases. Don’t change what you are doing/offering. It’s perfect in every way.

Delores E., DreamCloud customer
Average Customer Rating
4.6/5
Watch Our Video Review

DreamCloud Original Mattress

DreamCloud Mattress

The DreamCloud Mattress is a luxury hybrid mattress made with layers of memory foam and pocketed coils. It offers a great combination of support and pressure relief that back sleepers will really enjoy.

Sleepopolis Score 4.4/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Hybrid

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Firm: 7/10

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

365 nights

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type hot sleepers
Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
SO sleeper type seniors
Seniors
This bed is perfect for senior sleepers.
SO sleeper type back sleepers
Back Sleeping
Ideal for average weight back sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

I have purchased 5 different Dreamcloud mattresses over the years and never once disappointed. Always fast shipping. Fantastic pricing. But by far the best feature is the quality of the Dreamcloud mattress. Also very impressed with the free bedding (sheets) that came with my recent two purchases. Don’t change what you are doing/offering. It’s perfect in every way.

Delores E., DreamCloud customer
Average Customer Rating
4.6/5
Watch Our Video Review
DreamCloud Mattress

DreamCloud Original Mattress

The DreamCloud Mattress is a luxury hybrid mattress made with layers of memory foam and pocketed coils. It offers a great combination of support and pressure relief that back sleepers will really enjoy.

Sleepopolis Score 4.4/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Hybrid

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Firm: 7/10

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

365 nights

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type hot sleepers
Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
SO sleeper type seniors
Seniors
This bed is perfect for senior sleepers.
SO sleeper type back sleepers
Back Sleeping
Ideal for average weight back sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

I have purchased 5 different Dreamcloud mattresses over the years and never once disappointed. Always fast shipping. Fantastic pricing. But by far the best feature is the quality of the Dreamcloud mattress. Also very impressed with the free bedding (sheets) that came with my recent two purchases. Don’t change what you are doing/offering. It’s perfect in every way.

Delores E., DreamCloud customer
Average Customer Rating
4.6/5
Watch Our Video Review

Nectar vs Helix Midnight

The Midnight is part of Helix’s original line of hybrid mattresses, each of which has a different firmness level. The Helix Midnight is a medium-firm option, coming in at a 6.5 out of 10 on our mattress firmness scale.

  • Price: While the Helix Midnight’s market price is a bit more expensive than the Nectar, both beds are comparable after promotions and discounts. In fact, the Midnight sometimes runs cheaper than the Nectar.
  • Sleeping position: I think the Midnight’s blend of comfort and support is a good fit for all three sleeping positions, so if you’re a stomach sleeper, this is the bed for you. Back sleepers and side sleepers could be comfortable on either mattress.
  • Cooling: We gave these beds the same cooling score, but the hybrid construction of the Helix Midnight probably wins out over the Nectar. There’s just a lot more room for air to flow through the mattress.
  • Body weight: I don’t think either mattress is the best fit for heavy sleepers. They should check out our best firm mattresses or best mattresses for heavy people instead.

Read our full Helix Midnight mattress review to learn more.

Helix Midnight Mattress

P1037886

The Helix Midnight has a medium support level and bounce that will appeal to a wide range of sleep preferences. The Midnight also does an exceptional job of isolating motion, making it a great choice for couples that move around at night.

Sleepopolis Score 4.1/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Hybrid

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

100 nights

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Medium-firm: 6.5/10

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

10-year warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type couples
Couples
This bed has great motion isolation so you will not feel your partner tossing and turning at night.
SO sleeper type back sleepers
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
SO sleeper type side sleepers
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.5/5
Watch Our Video Review

Helix Midnight Mattress

P1037886

The Helix Midnight has a medium support level and bounce that will appeal to a wide range of sleep preferences. The Midnight also does an exceptional job of isolating motion, making it a great choice for couples that move around at night.

Sleepopolis Score 4.1/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Hybrid

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

10-year warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Medium-firm: 6.5/10

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

100 nights

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type couples
Couples
This bed has great motion isolation so you will not feel your partner tossing and turning at night.
SO sleeper type back sleepers
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
SO sleeper type side sleepers
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.5/5
Watch Our Video Review
P1037886

Helix Midnight Mattress

The Helix Midnight has a medium support level and bounce that will appeal to a wide range of sleep preferences. The Midnight also does an exceptional job of isolating motion, making it a great choice for couples that move around at night.

Sleepopolis Score 4.1/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Hybrid

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Medium-firm: 6.5/10

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

100 nights

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

10-year warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type couples
Couples
This bed has great motion isolation so you will not feel your partner tossing and turning at night.
SO sleeper type back sleepers
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
SO sleeper type side sleepers
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.5/5
Watch Our Video Review

Nectar vs Cocoon Chill

Created by renowned mattress brand Sealy, the Cocoon Chill is an all-foam bed, just like the Nectar. But it’s a bit firmer, coming in at a 7 out of 10 on our mattress firmness scale. It also has some additional cooling technology built into it, such as a cover made of phase change material.

  • Price: These are both very affordable memory foam mattresses that can usually be found under $1,000 after discounts.
  • Sleeping position: Back sleepers should be comfortable on both mattresses. Side sleepers will be better off on the softer foams of the Nectar, and neither bed is going to be a good match for stomach sleepers, who tend to need more firmness and support.
  • Cooling: Per its name, the Cocoon Chill sleeps, well, cool — especially for a memory foam mattress. Hot sleepers might want to choose this bed over the Nectar, even though they’re both great cooling mattresses.
  • Body weight: I don’t recommend either of these mattresses for heavy sleepers. Foam beds usually aren’t the best option for these folks, who tend to need a lot more support in the construction.

Read our full Cocoon Chill mattress review to learn more.

Cocoon Chill Mattress

cocoon chill mattress

The Cocoon Mattress is a budget friendly, bed-in-a-box mattress with a basic design that should be great for anyone looking for a short-term solution. This all-foam mattress does very well for back sleepers looking for a memory foam feel.

Sleepopolis Score 4.4/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Foam

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

100 nights

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Firm: 7/10

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

10-year warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type hot sleepers
Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
SO sleeper type back sleepers
Back Sleeping
Ideal for average weight back sleepers.
SO sleeper type side sleepers
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

I was skeptical ordering a mattress online but so glad I took the risk. It is extremely comfortable yet firm. I have noticed a significant improvement in my temperature regulation overnight. I was waking up 2-3 times before we switched. Definitely recommend!!!

Jamie, Cocoon customer
Average Customer Rating
4.6/5

Cocoon Chill Mattress

cocoon chill mattress

The Cocoon Mattress is a budget friendly, bed-in-a-box mattress with a basic design that should be great for anyone looking for a short-term solution. This all-foam mattress does very well for back sleepers looking for a memory foam feel.

Sleepopolis Score 4.4/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Foam

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

10-year warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Firm: 7/10

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

100 nights

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type hot sleepers
Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
SO sleeper type back sleepers
Back Sleeping
Ideal for average weight back sleepers.
SO sleeper type side sleepers
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

I was skeptical ordering a mattress online but so glad I took the risk. It is extremely comfortable yet firm. I have noticed a significant improvement in my temperature regulation overnight. I was waking up 2-3 times before we switched. Definitely recommend!!!

Jamie, Cocoon customer
Average Customer Rating
4.6/5
cocoon chill mattress

Cocoon Chill Mattress

The Cocoon Mattress is a budget friendly, bed-in-a-box mattress with a basic design that should be great for anyone looking for a short-term solution. This all-foam mattress does very well for back sleepers looking for a memory foam feel.

Sleepopolis Score 4.4/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Foam

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Firm: 7/10

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

100 nights

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

10-year warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type hot sleepers
Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
SO sleeper type back sleepers
Back Sleeping
Ideal for average weight back sleepers.
SO sleeper type side sleepers
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

I was skeptical ordering a mattress online but so glad I took the risk. It is extremely comfortable yet firm. I have noticed a significant improvement in my temperature regulation overnight. I was waking up 2-3 times before we switched. Definitely recommend!!!

Jamie, Cocoon customer
Average Customer Rating
4.6/5

Nectar vs Nolah Signature

Although the Nolah Signature is a foam mattress like the Nectar, it’s unique in that you can get it in a “foam hybrid” model that has some firmer foams meant to give it a feel closer to a hybrid mattress. Either way, the Signature is more of a luxury option, with an organic cotton cover and several proprietary materials.

  • Price: The more luxurious Nolah Signature is significantly more expensive than the Nectar.
  • Sleeping position: We tested out the standard Nolah Signature and found it to be even softer than the Nectar. However, we still got the spinal support we needed, so I think both options are a good fit for side sleepers and back sleepers. Neither is a good fit for stomach sleepers.
  • Cooling: The Nolah Signature is constructed with a proprietary material called AirFoam, which is a more breathable alternative to memory foam. This helps it sleep a bit cooler than the Nectar.
  • Body weight: Neither of these beds is firm or supportive enough for heavy sleepers over 250 pounds.

Read our full Nolah Signature mattress review to learn more.

Nolah Signature 12" Mattress

nolah signature mattress

The Signature is Nolah’s flagship product, and uses the brand’s proprietary AirFoam™ and high density poly foam to achieve a soft yet supportive feel. It's a great bed for those after cushioning and pressure relief.

Sleepopolis Score 4.1/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Foam

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

120 nights

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Soft: 5.5/10

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type back pain
Back Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from back pain.
SO sleeper type side sleepers
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.8/5
Watch Our Video Review

Nolah Signature 12" Mattress

nolah signature mattress

The Signature is Nolah’s flagship product, and uses the brand’s proprietary AirFoam™ and high density poly foam to achieve a soft yet supportive feel. It's a great bed for those after cushioning and pressure relief.

Sleepopolis Score 4.1/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Foam

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Soft: 5.5/10

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

120 nights

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type back pain
Back Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from back pain.
SO sleeper type side sleepers
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.8/5
Watch Our Video Review
nolah signature mattress

Nolah Signature 12" Mattress

The Signature is Nolah’s flagship product, and uses the brand’s proprietary AirFoam™ and high density poly foam to achieve a soft yet supportive feel. It's a great bed for those after cushioning and pressure relief.

Sleepopolis Score 4.1/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Foam

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Soft: 5.5/10

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

120 nights

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type back pain
Back Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from back pain.
SO sleeper type side sleepers
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.8/5
Watch Our Video Review

Nectar vs Emma Original

While the Emma Original may be made entirely of foam, its materials are dense, durable, and sturdy, resulting in a firmer feel than the Nectar. Where the Nectar came in at a 6 out of 10 on our mattress firmness scale, the Emma scored a 7.

  • Price: Both mattresses have a similar market price, but the Emma Original tends to run a little cheaper after promotions and discounts.
  • Sleeping position: Both options should suit back sleepers, but the softer Nectar is the better option for side sleepers and the firmer Emma Original is the better option for stomach sleepers.
  • Cooling: Even though it has open-celled foams and breathable cover, the Emma doesn’t sleep nearly as cool as the Nectar.
  • Body weight: As a brand, the Emma caters to heavy sleepers with its durable foams. If you’re someone who weighs 250 pounds or more, it should be a comfortable foam option for you.

Read our full Emma Original mattress review to learn more.

Emma Mattress

P1057408

The Emma Mattress is an all-foam bed-in-a-box mattress designed and manufactured in Germany. Its all-foam construction provides great support and comfort that back sleepers and stomach sleepers will enjoy.

Sleepopolis Score 4.1/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Foam

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

365 nights

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Firm: 7/10

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

10-year warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type hot sleepers
Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
SO sleeper type kids
Kids
This bed is perfect for young sleepers.
SO sleeper type back sleepers
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.6/5
Watch Our Video Review

Emma Mattress

P1057408

The Emma Mattress is an all-foam bed-in-a-box mattress designed and manufactured in Germany. Its all-foam construction provides great support and comfort that back sleepers and stomach sleepers will enjoy.

Sleepopolis Score 4.1/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Foam

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

10-year warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Firm: 7/10

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

365 nights

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type hot sleepers
Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
SO sleeper type kids
Kids
This bed is perfect for young sleepers.
SO sleeper type back sleepers
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.6/5
Watch Our Video Review
P1057408

Emma Mattress

The Emma Mattress is an all-foam bed-in-a-box mattress designed and manufactured in Germany. Its all-foam construction provides great support and comfort that back sleepers and stomach sleepers will enjoy.

Sleepopolis Score 4.1/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Foam

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Firm: 7/10

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

365 nights

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

10-year warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type hot sleepers
Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
SO sleeper type kids
Kids
This bed is perfect for young sleepers.
SO sleeper type back sleepers
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.6/5
Watch Our Video Review

Nectar Original

Nectar Mattress Policies and FAQs

What is the sleep trial period, return policy, and warranty information for the Nectar mattress?

The Nectar ships free and will be delivered to your door compressed in a box. It comes with a 365-night sleep trial period. If you don’t like it, you can return it for free within that full year and get a full refund. If you keep it, you have a lifetime warranty — or a forever warranty, as Nectar likes to call it.

Does the Nectar need a bed frame?

The Nectar needs a flat, supportive surface. The company sells a frame with wooden slats, where no box spring or additional frame is needed.

Does the Nectar need to be flipped?

The Nectar mattress does not need to be flipped. It can be helpful to rotate the mattress 180 degrees once or twice a year to increase its lifespan instead.

What does it mean for the foams in the Nectar mattress to be CertiPUR-US® Certified?

This means the foams meet CertiPUR-US standards for content, emissions, and durability. Nectar’s foams are free of ozone depleters, TCEP flame retardants, mercury, lead, heavy metals, formaldehyde, phthalates. The company says its foams have also shown low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) emissions for indoor air quality.

What do customers have to say about the Nectar mattress?

“It is amazing! It cradles and supports perfectly. I have a history of waking throughout the night with low back pain, hip pain, and/or arm numbness. This is not happening on the Nectar.” – Andrea O.

“I like the support and softness of the Nectar, but I wake up in the night hot from the memory foam.” – Tricia M.

“This mattress is very comfortable, I wake up with minimal or no lower back pain (first time in many years).” – Lynne J.

Other Models from Nectar

Nectar makes two other all-foam models with increased cooling capabilities. Take a look below to learn more about them and how they compare to the original mattress.

Nectar Original Mattress
Nectar Original Mattress

Nectar Original vs Nectar Premier

The Premier and the original Nectar mattress have a similar firmness.

  • Price: The original Nectar is less expensive than the Nectar Premier.
  • Sleeping position: Both beds should suit many side sleepers and back sleepers.
  • Cooling: The Premier sleeps cooler than the original Nectar, thanks to it having phase change material, which could be a perk for hot sleepers.
  • Body weight: Each mattress supports folks under 250 pounds. Neither is suitable for heavier folks.

Head over to the Nectar Premier mattress review for more information on this bed.

Nectar Premier Mattress

Product Image

The Nectar Premier mattress is a medium-soft memory foam mattress, making it a great fit for side sleepers or those who deal with shoulder or hip pain. It also sleeps very cool, an added bonus!

Sleepopolis Score 4.2/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Foam

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

365 nights

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Medium-soft: 6/10

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type back sleepers
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
SO sleeper type side sleepers
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

After looking for three years and trying three different types of mattresses, we found the one that is just right. Our Nectar mattress is just firm enough yet cozy and comfy too. I no longer wake up with my hips and lower back hurting and my husband’s neck pain is gone. If you’ve been searching for the perfect mattress, this is it!

Gabrielle A., Nectar customer
Average Customer Rating
4.4/5
Watch Our Video Review

Nectar Premier Mattress

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The Nectar Premier mattress is a medium-soft memory foam mattress, making it a great fit for side sleepers or those who deal with shoulder or hip pain. It also sleeps very cool, an added bonus!

Sleepopolis Score 4.2/5
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Material

Foam

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Warranty

Lifetime warranty

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Firmness

Medium-soft: 6/10

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Shipping Method

Free shipping

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Trial Period

365 nights

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Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type back sleepers
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
SO sleeper type side sleepers
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

After looking for three years and trying three different types of mattresses, we found the one that is just right. Our Nectar mattress is just firm enough yet cozy and comfy too. I no longer wake up with my hips and lower back hurting and my husband’s neck pain is gone. If you’ve been searching for the perfect mattress, this is it!

Gabrielle A., Nectar customer
Average Customer Rating
4.4/5
Watch Our Video Review
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Nectar Premier Mattress

The Nectar Premier mattress is a medium-soft memory foam mattress, making it a great fit for side sleepers or those who deal with shoulder or hip pain. It also sleeps very cool, an added bonus!

Sleepopolis Score 4.2/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Foam

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Medium-soft: 6/10

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

365 nights

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type back sleepers
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
SO sleeper type side sleepers
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

After looking for three years and trying three different types of mattresses, we found the one that is just right. Our Nectar mattress is just firm enough yet cozy and comfy too. I no longer wake up with my hips and lower back hurting and my husband’s neck pain is gone. If you’ve been searching for the perfect mattress, this is it!

Gabrielle A., Nectar customer
Average Customer Rating
4.4/5
Watch Our Video Review

Nectar Original vs Nectar Premier Copper

The Premier Copper has a medium-firm feel that could appeal to many sleepers, although it has a few more luxurious touches than the original Nectar.

  • Price: The Premier Copper is the most expensive Nectar all-foam mattress.
  • Sleeping position: Back and side sleepers would fare best on either mattress.
  • Cooling: The Premier Copper is designed to be the most cooling mattress in the Nectar all-foam line and should help prevent body heat from trapping. But we also think the original Nectar sleeps just as cool. Hot sleepers should be comfortable on either bed.
  • Body weight: The Premier Copper is able to support heavier back and side sleepers, while the original Nectar is unable to support anyone over 250 pounds.

Find out more in the full Nectar Premier Copper mattress review.

Nectar Premier Copper Mattress

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The cooling technology in this mattress sets it apart. A lot of memory foam mattresses trap body heat and sleep hot, while the Nectar Premier Copper works to fix this issue, and sleeps cooler than any other mattress in the Nectar Sleep all-foam line.

Sleepopolis Score 4.2/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Foam

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

365 nights

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Firm: 7/10

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type hot sleepers
Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
SO sleeper type back sleepers
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
SO sleeper type side sleepers
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.8/5
Watch Our Video Review

Nectar Premier Copper Mattress

Product Image

The cooling technology in this mattress sets it apart. A lot of memory foam mattresses trap body heat and sleep hot, while the Nectar Premier Copper works to fix this issue, and sleeps cooler than any other mattress in the Nectar Sleep all-foam line.

Sleepopolis Score 4.2/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Foam

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Firm: 7/10

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

365 nights

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type hot sleepers
Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
SO sleeper type back sleepers
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
SO sleeper type side sleepers
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.8/5
Watch Our Video Review
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Nectar Premier Copper Mattress

The cooling technology in this mattress sets it apart. A lot of memory foam mattresses trap body heat and sleep hot, while the Nectar Premier Copper works to fix this issue, and sleeps cooler than any other mattress in the Nectar Sleep all-foam line.

Sleepopolis Score 4.2/5
SO Brand Icon MattressMaterial

Material

Foam

SO Brand Icon PropertyFirmness

Firmness

Firm: 7/10

SO Brand Icon PropertyTrialPeriod

Trial Period

365 nights

SO Brand Icon MattressWarranty

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

SO Brand Icon PropertyShipping

Shipping Method

Free shipping

SO Brand Icon PropertyPrice

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

SO sleeper type hot sleepers
Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
SO sleeper type back sleepers
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
SO sleeper type side sleepers
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.8/5
Watch Our Video Review

Nectar Original Mattress
Nectar Original Mattress

Our Review Process

At Sleepopolis, our team of Certified Sleep Science Coaches personally test each mattress. We start by unboxing the mattress to figure out how difficult (or easy) it is to get the mattress from the box to the bed. Then, we spend time laying on the bed in different positions, taking time to assess it on our backs, stomachs, and sides. Next, we perform our Sleepopolis tests, using specialized tools to measure qualities like motion transfer, bounce, and pressure relief. Our last step is to open up the mattress and take a look at each layer. These steps allow us to give our final verdict on the mattress.

Nichole Mondshein

Nichole Mondshein

Nichole is the Lead Reviewer for Sleepopolis. She covers everything from testing out mattresses to a variety of other sleep products in reviews, how-to guides, and more. You can also find her over on the Sleepopolis YouTube channel as well as our TikTok page. Nichole graduated cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a degree in Mass Media Communications, with triple minors in Journalism, American Studies and Women & Gender Studies.