For me and my husband, it was easy for us to forget the fact that our mattress wasn’t working out for us anymore. I mean, road tripping and traveling as much as we do, we put our own king mattress and box spring set on the back burner and kept telling ourselves we’d invest in a new one soon. Well, soon turned out to be sooner than we thought and, this month, we’ve been sleeping better, felt more rested when we woke, and have been feeling less stiff when getting out of bed in the morning. Why? It’s all thanks to our Nectar Mattress. Here’s why I’m loving it, and why he’s thanking me for reviewing.
The best way for me to review my king Nectar Mattress was to look into the benefits the company claims to offer and to see if they ring true. Nectar is promoting the facts that delivery is a breeze, it’s the most comfortable mattress ever made, and it works with all bed types. Ready for an honest review of Nectar?
According to its website, Nectar offers “convenient delivery” of having your chosen mattress delivered straight to your door. It will arrive compressed and in its own bag, complete with handles, for easy transport.
Score one for Nectar on this one. I love the sleep space a king mattress provides so there was no way I was going to downsize our current mattress size, massive delivery or not. Our mattress arrived just as it said it would, conveniently rolled and compressed.
When our delivery man offered to bring the mattress through our front door I was very grateful as I didn’t see anywhere to grab or maneuver it easily – or handles as claimed. So it sat on my living room floor until Mr. Locke came home from work and helped me maneuver it into the bedroom.
Turns out that was just the shipping case. Once that was removed, the actual sack that the company references was inside. The handles, along with the case, are very durable and I was truly appreciative of the sturdiness and extra packaging. Had we had removed the outer shipping case first, we wouldn’t have needed to roll in into the bedroom, but that was totally my fault for not unpacking it.
So, convenient delivery? Absolutely.
Unboxing a Nectar Mattress
I knew this part would be cool, so I asked our teen daughter to get in on the fun with an unboxing video. Using a simple bed frame, we laid the mattress, still in the handled case, on the frame and removed the protective bag. What we found looked like a giant cake roll wrapped in heavy plastic wrap. If you want to check out a time lapse of our unboxing, please check out my YouTube video above.
Our mattress came with a special plastic cutter (think CD case opener but larger) and it was a breeze to break open the plastic. Please, do yourself a favor and use the cutter provided. Scissors or a knife would only cut the mattress and no one wants that. We helped the mattress unroll and centered it on the bed frame – and let it do its thing. Honestly, it inflated much faster than what I thought it would. I assumed it would be like watching water boil. Nope.
Most of the mattress inflated in an hour or so. According to the company, it can take anywhere from one to three days to fully inflate. Honestly? We unboxed after dinner and slept on the mattress that night. Sure, I did notice additional inflation for a couple of days by checking its corners for fullness, but we enjoyed our first night very much.
An added bonus was two king-size memory foam pillows to go along with our new mattress. The pillows inflated in much the same way as the mattress and offer the same medium-firm comfort.
A Noticeable Scent
When reading through our instructions, I did read that the mattress can give off a scent at first. Did I notice one? Absolutely. Was it unpleasant? Not at all. Was I concerned about what I was breathing in? Nope.
Here’s why. Nectar Mattress are CertiPUR-US® Certified. Translation? Each is made without ozone depleters, PBDEs, TDCPP, mercury, or lead. That makes me very happy.
Designed for a Better Night’s Sleep
Here are the claims from Nectar:
- Temperature control technology to prevent overheating
- Medium-firm memory foam to provide the perfect support
- Specially designed to keep out dust mites
Let’s start with temperature control. I’m, what I like to call, a hot sleeper. I throw the covers off myself several times a night. Nectar’s Tencel Cooling Cover claims to promote air circulation and is heat-wicking. Do I agree with the claims? Yes. I noticed on the first night that I wasn’t throwing the covers off.
When it comes to what gives a mattress perfect support, Mr. Locke and I have varying likes. He wants a mattress that’s firm enough to keep his back from hurting. I want the feel of my body being hugged. What Nectar provides is medium-firm memory foam that we both agreed is good for our sleeping needs. There’s three layers of memory foam, actually, surrounded by a base layer and quilted top.
Here’s what I else I noticed. When I first lay down, there’s not a lot of squish so I got the feeling of a really firm mattress. But, after a few seconds, I feel my body kind of curving into the mattress. What I then feel is, well, nothing. The mattress definitely contours to me and gives the right amount of squish.
I have a husband that has allergies. Seasonal allergies, pet allergies, mold allergies, and dust mite allergies. You name it, he’s got them. So, reading the claim that a Nectar Mattress is bed bug and dust mite repellant is a really good thing. As of now, from the first night we slept on our new mattress there was nary a sneeze or sniffle. We’re both breathing happy sighs of relief.
In a Nutshell
Overall, I’m very pleased with our Nectar Mattress. Delivery was so convenient, the comfort factor is there, and I love that we don’t need a separate box spring. Given the fact that we’ve been pricing mattress for months and trying to commit to one, the affordability of Nectar is another reason we chose to test drive the brand. As for comfort, Mr. Locke suffers from lower back pain and we were blaming it on our old mattress. As of the date this review published, I haven’t heard one back complaint. As for me, I’m sleeping comfortably, too.
Is it the most comfortable mattress I’ve ever slept on? Honestly, it’s right there at the top of the list. As a gal that travels a ton, I sleep on a ton of different mattresses in hotels and resorts. This mattress has to be in my top three for comfort – and that includes three-thousand dollar mattresses.
Nectar offers free shipping and returns, a 365 night home trial, and Forever Warranty. Yep, they guarantee a replacement mattress for free or shipping costs only for as long as I own my mattress. Of course, it covers normal wear and tear, so don’t take a chainsaw to it and expect to get a replacement mattress, dig?
Disclosure: I was given a complimentary Nectar Mattress for the purpose of this review. Would I spend the money to purchase a Nectar Mattress outright? You betcha. All opinions are my own!