Remember the quote by Shakespeare, “To Sleep, Perchance to Dream” we learned in our high school Literature classes? It’s a lot easier to sleep and dream if we have a good mattress. We needed a new mattress so when I received a chance to review the NECTAR Sleep Memory Foam, I was excited. Let’s face it, if we sleep for 8 hours a night (I know, I know, no one gets to do that), we spend one-third of our life asleep. If I am going to spend this much time doing something, I want to be comfortable while I am doing it. Here are our thoughts on the NECTAR Sleep Mattress.
This is a partnered post with NECTAR Sleep Mattress, but all opinions are our own.
NECTAR Sleep Mattress Review
One of the things I always hated about mattress shopping was going to a local furniture shop or mattress store. It seemed we were always the only customers in the store. Salespeople would follow us around and ask questions while we tried to test mattresses. I had to spend time chatting when I wanted to sit on the mattresses and test the comfort level. Online shopping sounded so much easier. The process at NECTAR is easy. The mattress is described as “medium firm”, between a 5.5 and a 7.5 on a scale of 1 to 10. It’s the support of a firm mattress with the comfort of a pillow top. Once the order was placed, the mattress will arrive via UPS in five to seven days.
Once the mattress arrived, we carried it to our bedroom for the “unboxing.” We received a Queen sized mattress and my daughter and I was able to carry it to the bedroom and place it on the bed. (It is heavy enough I would recommend two people carry the mattress.) The mattress comes securely wrapped. We removed the blue weather resistant bag covering the outside and then a reusable white carrying bag. Next came an outer layer of plastic covering and a set of instructions. We were finally ready to cut through the final covering! To prevent damaging the mattress, NECTAR includes a special cutting tool to use for the final layer.
Our UnBoxing Video
We spread the mattress across our bed before I realized that we had also received a limited time Columbus Day special addition; two free NECTAR pillows. The mattress is designed to work with all bed types, including box springs, divan bases, traditional frames, adjustable frames, and platform or floor beds. Once I removed the pillows it fit our bed perfectly. Because the mattress and pillows were compressed for shipping, they needed a few hours to completely return to their normal size. I unboxed our mattress and pillows mid-afternoon and they were ready to use by bedtime.
Close up of side of NECTAR Mattress.
While reading the instructions we noticed that the mattress could emit a slight odor for one to three days. We were assured this was nothing to worry about and merely a result of the compressed foam. I am highly sensitive to any type of odor-any smell of this nature gives me headaches. I could smell the odor for the entire three days. Bryan didn’t notice an odor at all so every experience will be different.
NECTAR Mattresses have five layers, a breathing base layer to support contours, an adaptive hi core memory foam, a gel memory foam for weight distribution and pressure relief, a quilted gel memory foam layer, and a tencel cooling cover. I was especially impressed with the tencel cooling cover. It allows air flow beneath our bodies and the fabric wicks away heat. It’s also bedbug resistant. As an allergy sufferer, I was thrilled to see NECTAR is dustmite resistant.
Close up of the tercel cover of the NECTAR sleep mattress.
Now for the important question. How was the comfort level? Obviously, a mattress is a big purchase and comfort is important. I realize mattress comfort levels are subjective as some people prefer firm mattresses and some prefer soft. My personal preference is a softer mattress while Bryan likes firm mattresses. I was pleasantly surprised to find this mattress fit both our needs. I liked the tencel covering layer. It provided a layer of softness and felt pleasant to the touch. While it was still just a touch firmer than I would have preferred, it was perfect for Bryan and comfortable for me. The mattress seems to conform to our contours and does help keep moisture away. The pillows are a comfortable medium firm too, although they rise to a fluffy height. I actually moved one of these to the daybed in my office to prop behind me while I work.
Fast Facts About The NECTAR Sleep Memory Foam Mattress:
*The mattress includes a 365 Night Home Trial- You can sleep on it for a year before making the final decision if it is right for you! If you decide to return the mattress, returns are free and you are given a full refund.
*The mattress includes a Forever Warranty- If there are ever any manufacturer’s defects with the mattress, it will be replaced with a new one.
*The mattress includes free shipping and delivery.
Another feature I liked on the NECTAR website is the Sleep FAQs. If you don’t find the answer to the question you want, help is available via chat, email, or phone. NECTAR mattresses are available in all sizes from twin to California King. They also have a six-month payment option.
Close up of NECTAR pillows.
Final Thoughts After Testing
I was pleasantly surprised by how comfortable the mattress was. Although it was firmer than I usually prefer, the foam topper counterbalanced this. The mattress seemed to contour to my body and was comfortable for both side and back sleeping positions. The pillow was taller than I preferred, as I have neck problems and taller pillows cause me to have headaches. Bryan, on the other hand, likes the pillow and thought it was the perfect height. The pillow was large enough that it was squeezed tightly into my pillowcase.
Overall, I am pleased with the comfort level and love the ease of having a mattress delivered right to my door.
Have you ever purchased a mattress online? How was your experience?