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Overview of Nectar Mattress Models

Interested in a Nectar mattress? Learn about all the models Nectar Sleep offers and what to expect from the brand.

Nectar Sleep was established with the vision to create comfortable mattresses at great prices. The brand now offers three memory foam mattresses: the original Nectar mattress, the Nectar Premier, and the Nectar Premier Copper. If you’re considering a mattress from Nectar Sleep and wondering how to decide the right one for you, we’ll tell you everything you need to know to make a confident decision.

Nectar Mattress Models

Warranty
Firmness
Type
Price class

Nectar

warranty
Warranty

Lifetime

firmness
Firmness

6

type
Type

Memory Foam

price_class
Price class

$$$

Nectar Premier Mattress

Nectar Premier

warranty
Warranty

Limited lifetime warranty

firmness
Firmness

5.5

type
Type

Memory Foam

price_class
Price class

$$$

Nectar Premier Copper Mattress

Nectar Premier Copper

warranty
Warranty

Lifetime warranty

firmness
Firmness

5

type
Type

Memory Foam

price_class
Price class

$$$

Nectar Mattress

Nectar

Best For:

  • Value shoppers
  • Average-weight back and side sleepers
  • Couples

The Nectar mattress is an all foam bed with a medium-firm feel—slightly firmer than the other Nectar beds. It’ll work well for light to average-weight back sleepers and average to heavyweight side sleepers. Strong motion isolation and edge support make it a great mattress for couples. And it’s made with high-quality materials and set at an affordable price, the Nectar is great for budget shoppers. For similar options, see the best affordable mattresses.

Read our full Nectar Mattress Review.

Nectar Premier Mattress

Nectar Premier

Best For:

  • Couples
  • Moderately hot sleepers
  • People who sleep on the edge of their bed
Nectar Premier Mattress

The Nectar Premier takes the design of the original Nectar and adds a bit of luxury. It’s an inch taller than the Nectar, giving you a little more room to sink in, but it’s still an inch shorter than the Nectar Premier Copper. It’s a great bed for most back and side sleepers, especially those with back pain. The Nectar Premier is also a great bed for couples because of its motion isolation and edge support, but for those on a budget the original Nectar mattress will be a better bet.

Read our full Nectar Premier Mattress Review

Nectar Premier Copper Mattress

Nectar Premier Copper

Best For:

  • Back sleepers
  • Combination sleepers
  • Moderately hot sleepers
Nectar Premier Copper Mattress

The Nectar Premier Copper is the most expensive mattress from Nectar. It is also the softest of the Nectar mattresses—we rated it as 5/10 for firmness, making it a medium-soft mattress. It also has copper-infused gel that is designed to keep you cooler at night. 

The Nectar Premier Copper is responsive, which makes it great for combination sleepers, but it didn’t have the best motion isolation or edge support, so it’s probably not the best mattress from Nectar for couples.

Read our full Nectar Premier Copper Mattress Review

Nectar Mattress Brand by Sleep Style: 

Nectar Nectar Premium Nectar Premium Copper
Side Sleeper Lightweight
Average-weight
Heavyweight
Back Sleeper Lightweight
Average-weight
Heavyweight
Stomach Sleeper Lightweight
Average-weight
Heavyweight

Here at Mattress Nerd, we classify lightweight sleepers as weighing < 130 lbs., while average-weight sleepers are between 130-230 lbs. and heavyweight sleepers weigh over 230 lbs. 

As a medium-firm mattress, the Nectar works best for back sleepers and some side sleepers. Lightweight side sleepers might not sink enough to get needed pressure relief. The Nectar Premier and Nectar Premier Copper are a bit softer, making them ideal for average-weight and lightweight side sleepers and all back sleepers. All the Nectar beds are likely too soft for any stomach sleepers to keep their hips elevated, except lightweight side sleepers.

Other Considerations: Cooling, Back Pain and Couples

The Nectar mattresses all feature different cooling capabilities, which try to combat foam’s tendency to trap heat. If you are an extremely hot sleeper, you may want to consider a hybrid mattress, because the innerspring coils allow for more airflow within the bed. But if you are only a moderately hot sleeper or are just a foam loyalist, the Nectar beds do a decent job with temperature regulation.

The Nectar mattress has a quilted cooling cover and a gel foam that help to regulate temperature. The Nectar Premier is similar, but the gel foam uses Phase Change technology that is designed to react to your body temperature changing. Finally, the Nectar Premier Copper adds onto the Nectar Premier’s design by utilizing copper fibers in the mattress cover for extra cooling capabilities.

All three of these mattresses should work well to prevent back pain, depending on your sleeping position. For stomach sleepers, the Nectar beds may be too soft to keep your hips aligned and prevent lower back pain, unless you are a lightweight sleeper. For side sleepers, the softer Nectar Premier and Nectar Premier Copper offer great contouring to aid in pressure relief in those key pressure points and keep the spine aligned. For back sleepers, all of these beds should work to keep your spine aligned.

For couples, the important considerations are motion transfer and edge support. All three mattresses had good motion isolation, so you won’t wake up from your partner’s tossing and turning, but the Nectar mattress was the best. 

The Nectar and Nectar Premier both had good edge support, which allows you to sleep to the edge of the bed without feeling like you’re going to fall off. So whether you have a Full size, Queen size, or King size, both partners will have the space they need to get a good night’s sleep.

Nectar Construction

Nectar Mattress Nectar Premier Mattress Nectar Premier Copper Mattress
Materials 

Quilted cooling cover

Gel memory foam

Adaptive response transition layer

Dense foam base

Quilted cooling cover

Gel memory foam

Adaptive response transition layer

Dense foam base

Quilted cooling copper cover

Gel memory foam

Adaptive response transition layer

Dense foam base

Standout Feature Cover enhances breathability Temperature control Temperature control
What Sets it Apart Pressure-relieving, memory foam feel Soft memory foam feel and responsive bounce Copper fiber cover, even softer memory foam feel

How Construction Impacts The Feel of the Mattress

All of the Nectar mattresses are all-foam mattresses, made with CertiPUR-US certified foams, meaning they meet the standards for content, emissions, durability. But even with these similar constructions, there are some key differences that will determine the feel of each of these mattresses.

One of the biggest construction differences between the Nectar mattresses is thickness. The Nectar mattress is 12” thick, the Nectar Premier is 13” thick, and the Nectar Premier Copper is 14” thick. Part of that is due to the differences in how thick each layer of foam is within each mattress. 

The first foam layer in all three is the Nectar Smart Layer, which is a top layer of gel memory foam. For the Nectar and Nectar Premier, the Smart Layer is 3” thick, while the Nectar Premier Copper’s is 4” thick. That first memory foam layer is where you’ll get the contouring that helps maintain spinal alignment. 

The second layer in these beds is the Dynamic Support layer, which uses dynamically adjusting foam. This foam is designed to support you around pressure points like shoulders and hips, and maintain your spinal alignment. You get 2” of foam in the Nectar, 3” in the Nectar Premier, 1” in the Nectar Premier Copper. This layer gives the mattresses some of the bounce and support.

The third and thickest layer of foam is the Stay-Stable base layer, which is standard foam that supports the upper layers. The Nectar and Nectar Premier have 7” of foam, while the Nectar Premier Copper has 9”.

Nectar Pricing 

Twin Twin XL Full Queen King  Cal King
Nectar Mattress $898 $968 $1,198 $1,298 $1,598 $1,598
Nectar Premier Mattress $1,297 $1,347 $1,697 $1,797 $2,097 $2,097
Nectar Premier Copper Mattress $1,697 $1,747 $2,097 $2,197 $2,497 $2,497

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Dimensions & Specs 

Twin Twin XL Full Queen King  Cal King
All Nectar Mattresses 38” x 75” 38” x 80” 54” x 75” 60” x 80” 76” x 80” 72” x 84”

Nectar Mattress Warranty, Shipping, & Sleep Trial & Returns 

There’s a lot of information to know before you purchase a bed-in-a-box like the Nectar mattresses. It’s a different process than the traditional way of buying a mattress at a brick-and-mortar store. So here’s what you need to know.

Nectar ships for free within the continental United States. There’s a $150 fee for each item delivered to Hawaii and Alaska. Additionally, Nectar offers a white glove delivery service for a $149 fee, plus $45 per additional item. This means that Nectar will send a delivery team to set up your new mattress at your house, as well as remove your old mattress and properly dispose of it.

Don’t lose sleep worrying about whether or not you’ll like your Nectar mattress, because the brand offers a 365-night sleep trial period for you to test it out. That means that from the day the bed is delivered, you have a full year to sleep on it and decide if you like it or not. And if you don’t, all you have to do is return the mattress. 

Contact Nectar and they’ll coordinate to have the mattress donated or disposed of, as well giving you a full refund of your purchase.

Additionally, Nectar offers what they call a Forever Warranty. That means that as long as you have your Nectar mattress, Nectar will repair or replace it if there are any defects. Learn more about what is covered and what isn’t in our Nectar mattress warranty guide.

Nectar FAQs

Can a Nectar mattress go on a box spring?

Yes, a Nectar mattress can go on a box spring, but this is only really necessary if you use a metal bed frame. With a platform bed or a slatted frame, a box spring is totally unnecessary. Nectar’s foam is sturdy enough to support itself without a box spring.

Will a Nectar mattress sag?

Nectar mattresses have good durability, so you shouldn’t experience much sagging. However, if your mattress does develop an impression of 1.5” or more, Nectar will replace your mattress for free, as a part of their Forever Warranty.

Can you flip over a Nectar mattress?

No, the Nectar mattresses aren’t designed to be flipped over. If you flip your Nectar mattress over, you’ll be sleeping on the base layer instead of the comfort layers. But you can extend the life of your mattress by rotating it 180 degrees periodically.

Why does my Nectar mattress smell?

If your mattress has a slightly odd smell when you first unbox it, that’s totally normal for bed-in-a-box mattresses. When the foam in the mattress is compressed, sometimes a smell is released once the mattress is expanding, which is called off-gassing. It’s harmless and should dissipate quickly.

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Key Details About Nectar Brand

Nectar Sleep is a U.S.-based mattress and bedding company headquartered in Palo Alto, California. The brand offers three memory foam mattresses, the Nectar mattress, the Nectar Premier and the Nectar Premier Copper mattress, alongside a selection of bedding, bed frames, pillows, and mattress protectors

The company is best known for its broad e-commerce strategy and sells direct to consumers on NectarSleep.com and through third-party retailer websites, like Amazon.com and QVC.com. Nectar mattresses are also available in stores like Mattress Firm and Macy’s.