Are you in the market for a new mattress? Unless you live under a rock, you’ve at least heard about memory foam mattresses. Maybe you’ve even heard of some of the bigger brands, like Casper and others. This is a hands-on review of one memory foam mattress in particular.
INTRODUCING THE NECTAR MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS
You’ve probably heard it before, so I won’t remind you that you spend ~30% of your life in bed. We all know the value of a good night’s sleep, and investing in a quality mattress is the obvious place to start.
Okay great, so we’re all nodding our heads in agreement that human beings do in fact, require nightly shutdown time. But not all beds are created equal, and there’s seemingly a never-ending list of options to choose from. Perhaps more importantly, you’re wondering what exactly a memory foam mattress is, and how it differs from a regular mattress? Good question; let’s start with the basics.
I’m also here to dispel any notion you have that memory foam mattresses aren’t nearly as comfortable as regular mattresses; that dangerous statement is nothing short of a shameful lie.
I take my sleep seriously, and it’s important to understand that before writing this review.. I had a high-end Simmons Beautyrest mattress. Like many of you out there, I bought it from a mattress store, almost certainly overpaid.. and it was delivered on a truck several days later. A standard experience for many of us.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Nectar Mattress:
- 4 Ridiculous Amazing Layers of Foam Construction
Sort of like an ice cream cone with different flavored scoops, but with memory foam instead
- The top layer is made out of Medical Grade Visco Elastic Memory Foam
Grade-level, “Medical” just resonates confidence
- Next up, Hi Core 9.2 Grade Transition Foam
Everyone deserves transition foam in their lives – we stand by this
- High Vegetable Base Super Core 5 lb. Support Foam
I’m not sure what this means, but it sounds delicious
- Can I interest you in a Tencel Long Staple Fiber Removable Cooling Cover?
Oh but of course!
- The King Size mattress weighs 89 pounds
It’s solid and sturdy, as you might expect
Everything about this mattress is quality. It’s almost like, a cloud merged with another cloud and then two other clouds were suddenly interested, came over and they all combined forces to make a super cloud. And then, you slept on that newly formed hybrid cloud combination.
The king-size Nectar mattress arrived in.. a rather large box. Let’s stop right there, because herein lies an underrated truth about memory foam mattresses. Maybe you’ve heard the term “Bed in a box” before? It’s crazy, but I now understand exactly what that means.
It was delivered by FedEx — I didn’t have to go to a store to pick it out. I also didn’t have to wait for the store to schedule a poorly timed delivery. It just showed up, like any other delivery.
Now let’s be very clear, I want to reiterate that the box itself was (as you might imagine), quite large. I can’t speak to the size of the queen, full, or twin mattresses.. but (spoiler alert) I’m willing to guess they aren’t nearly as big. In fact, I’d bet my life on it.
I’m not overstating it to say the unboxing process was among the most entertaining and satisfying experiences I’ve ever had. After getting the package into my bedroom (again, don’t do this by yourself) I positioned it directly next to my king-size bedframe. Ripped open the package, and used the Nectar-provided cutter to slice through what felt like an absurd amount of plastic. It was only then that I made eye contact with my future sleep partner. Yes, I’m still talking about the mattress. Now that I had the “mattress” fully spread out on the floor, and I was staring at the last remaining piece; the vacuum-sealed mattress was nearly ready to come to life.
I paused, took a deep breath, and started cutting away. At this point, I stopped and stared. I was witnessing a truly fascinating process take place right before my very eyes.
You know those random YouTube videos that are oddly satisfying, like someone slicing into colored objects? I’ve always wondered why millions of people (millennials, let’s be honest) watch those. But after watching the Nectar mattress come to life, I can now appreciate the serenity and mind-pleasuring gratification that comes with visually stimulating eye candy. This in fact, took place with the Nectar.
The Nectar mattress was like a caged animal that saw it’s opening, and bolted to it’s long-awaited freedom. It appeared like magic, rising to fill itself out.. almost like a phoenix rising from the ashes? Sure, we’ll go with that.
Oh, and make sure you heed the instructions and give it at least 24 hours before you decide to crash on it. Your Nectar mattress deserves at least that, after riding in a dark cardboard box on a delivery truck to change your sleep life.
Okay fine, I’m being slightly ridiculous, but the point is this – if you end up buying a Nectar mattress, make sure you’re mentally prepared to witness a glorious sight. That’s all.
From the first night to now three weeks later, the Nectar has delivered the goods. Frankly, it’s only gotten better. If there’s a fault with this mattress, I’ve yet to find it. I have nothing negative to say, nor is there a single thing I would change about it.
I’ve been told my sleep patterns and nighttime movements resemble that of a tornado, due to the way in which I toss my body around repeatedly (I swear, I’m convinced these are lies). If we’re being honest, they’re not lies. Apparently, I toss and turn with the best of them, although I never remember doing that.
Herein lies one of the most genuinely amazing features of the Nectar mattress – the way in which it distributes what lies on top of it. At one point, my wife was laying on one side of the bed.. and I attempted a WWE-style “jump from the turnbuckle” move onto my side. After amusing myself, I looked over at her. “Nothing” she said, with a smile on her face. I’m not exaggerating, I legitimately jumped like a maniac trying to drop a people’s elbow on my pillow, and she literally could not feel a single thing. You’ve probably seen the commercials with the glass of wine on one side of the bed, and another equally dumb person trying to knock it over on the other side? This is exactly like that.
The point being, if you’re someone who tosses and turns every night (actually, we all do at least a bit), then the Nectar will be an amazing upgrade for your partner alone.
If you have the space, I recommend the king-size without a doubt. Again, with my wife in her normal spot, I was able to do nearly two full barrel rolls before coming close to making contact with her. At one point I even said, “Hey I’m going to miss you from all the way over here.” We had a queen before; truthfully, I don’t know how we survived.
Having been somewhat skeptical of memory foam mattresses in the past, I’m now officially a believer. Written words can’t adequately describe the level of utter comfort that you feel when you finally get to lay down on it. It’s soft, yet supportive. Gentle, yet firm. Beautiful, and intelligent. You get the point. The Nectar mattress is essentially the Michael Jordan of memory foam mattresses. The greatest of all-time? Yes.. the greatest.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The king-size version of the Nectar Memory Foam Mattress retails at $1,024, but their site currently has them listed at $899.99 with free shipping. As far as we’re concerned, the price is actually quite reasonable. You’d be hard-pressed to find this level of quality under $1,000.
STILL NOT CONVINCED?
Listen, I can only tell you what I know to be true. If you’re still skeptical about memory foam mattresses, you only have yourself to blame.
One thing I like to see, is how confident the company is in their own product. Generally speaking, you can get a sense of that based on the length of warranty they offer. So, how confident is Nectar in their own product?
Well for starters, they have a 365 day risk-free trial. Hold on, you can test it out for a year? That’s a year of you sleeping on their mattress. Imagine a scenario where after 364 days, you decided you didn’t like it. It won’t happen, but you could absolutely be that guy. Clearly, they’re confident you’re going to like it.
Oh, should also maybe mention the FOREVER warranty. Forever is an adequate length of time, as far as I’m concerned. Clearly, they’re confident you’re going to like it.
SO, SHOULD YOU BUY ONE?
You absolutely should pull the trigger on the Nectar, with zero reservations. Would I lie to you? Okay maybe on occasion I would, but not about something so sacred as a bed. We’re talking about sleeping, one of my absolute favorite parts of life. Sleep is an important topic – without a good sleep schedule (and bed) your life can legitimately be impacted. Want to wake up feeling more refreshed? Get a Nectar mattress. It might just change your life.
I never thought I’d be a memory foam mattress guy, but I’m willing to admit I was dead wrong. Nectar has changed the game. The Nectar is nothing short of innovation at its finest, and we recommend you do some research and make the correct choice to buy one.