- author: Danielle Hayes
Nectar is a mattress company that has set out to offer “the best sleep of your life.” Not only do they go above and beyond in terms of mattress quality, but they also decided to make their mattresses affordable so that more people could benefit. Nectar offers premium materials with a comfort level that suits every type of body and sleep style. Furthermore, they offer an incredibly generous 365 night trial period with a lifetime warranty.
Sizes & Pricing
Nectar mattresses offer some of the lowest prices in the premium memory foam mattress industry. Their mattresses are available in 4 sizes in the UK:
UK Single: The UK single mattress costs £414 and measures 190cm x 90cm x 25cm.
UK Double: The UK double mattress costs £549 and measures 190cm x 135cm x 25cm.
UK King: The UK king mattress costs £649 and measures 200cm x 150cm x 25cm.
UK Super King: The UK super king mattress costs £749 and measures 200cm x 180cm x 25cm.
Nectar knows how good of a deal their mattress is, which is why they offer a full 365 night trial period — enough to test sleeping on the mattress in every season — after which, you can still return if you’re not satisfied. This includes free return shipping in most parts of the UK. Nectar is one of the only mattress companies to offer such a generous trial. On top of that, they also offer a forever, lifetime warranty.
The Nectar mattress offers a temperature regulation system so that you won’t feel overly hot while you sleep. This system is made up of 5 layers, with each layer serving a different purpose:
Adaptive Cooling Cover
The top layer is made of a unique polymer material that is knitted into the cover of the mattress. The material works with your body heat: as your temperature rises, the cooling layer absorbs and evaporates moisture. It offers an even airflow so that heat doesn’t get trapped. Since it works independently with different temperatures, the cover will work for both you and your sleeping partner’s unique cooling needs.
Smart Memory Foam
Nectar maintains that this foam layer is 30 times more breathable than other memory foam. This 4th generation foam technology is designed to keep you comfortable throughout the night.
Pressure Relieving Memory Foam
The pressure relieving layer contours to the body with high-quality, non-toxic memory foam. The result is comfort and support to help promote a good night’s sleep.
7 Zone Supported Base
This innovative 7 zone supported base consists of a very dense, high-quality foam. This layer provides both strong support to maintain the structure and varying degree of firmness to cater to the differing needs of each part of the body. For example, there is a firmer zone located in the hip area and a softer zone in the area of the shoulders.
The positioning base is the final layer in the Nectar mattress. It is fire-retardant and very durable. Its function is to keep your mattress firmly in place so it won’t move on your bed frame.
Nectar is CertiPUR certified, which means they’ve passed a rigorous test showing that they don’t use toxic chemicals in their foams.
Nectar’s Adaptive Cooling Cover is made of a unique and luxurious knitted fabric that is more breathable than cotton. It helps to regulate your body temperature and circulates the air every time you move. Though it is a great technology. The only downside is that it is not removable, so cleaning is a bit more difficult. However, Nectar assures you on their FAQ page that spot cleaning is effective.
Firmness, Feel & Support
Nectar claims to be a six on a firmness scale of one to ten. They judge themselves well. Their medium firm mattress gets it just right. Soft yet firm, every kind of firmness your body wants is covered.
They also say that every type of sleeper will feel at home on their mattress. It’s true. Side sleepers and back sleepers alike will find a comfortable and surprisingly supportive mattress greeting them every night. Nectar has even provided a detailed sleep position page.
The premium materials used combined with a strong support base leaves little room for sinkage in this mattress. A lot of foam mattresses can be sat on hard enough to feel the bed frame underneath. No matter how hard you sit on a Nectar, you will find it almost impossible to feel anything but premium foam.
It feels like you are lying on a cloud. The bed contours to your body in a way that makes you feel supported and yet as if you are floating with a firm supported base. Sleep comes pretty quickly as your body luxuriates in the comfort of the premium foam.
Those with sleeping partners who can’t lie still will be happy to know that there is no motion transfer. Nectar has seen to that with premium foam materials and a custom design that features firm edge support.
Purchase & Delivery Process
Nectar UK has recently partnered with Splitit to help those who need financing. Splitit is an online payment processor that allows consumers to set up an automatic monthly instalment plan.
Once you’ve bought the mattress, Nectar offers free shipping to all mainland residences with an £80 fee to some areas of the Scottish Highlands and Northern Ireland and a £100 fee to ship to UK and Channel Islands.
They also offer removal of your old mattress for an extra £35, which combined with free shipping and a 365 night trial period, is a fantastic deal.
Pros & Cons
- CertiPUR Certified foam
- Supports all sleep positions
- 365-day sleep trial & forever warranty
- Breathable foam with no fumes
- Limited customer support availability (6 days per week, business hours)
- Not organic
Nectar understands how important support is. They offer trained and friendly staff to make sure you are a satisfied customer. Whether your preference is live chat, email, or phone, they will help make sure your experience is seamless.
They also offer an extensive FAQ page and a YouTube channel featuring reviews and tutorials. Their blog is well written and frequently updated.
Phone SupportToll-free phone support is available at 08000 219 333, 6 days a week between 8am – 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am – 5.30pm Saturdays.
Live Online ChatLive chat is available through their support page.
Video TutorialsThere are video tutorials and doctor testimonials on their Nectar YouTube Channel. Their channel features an interesting science inspired video series about sleep with Mayim Bialik from The Big Bang Theory.
FAQThey provide a detailed FAQ section on their website.
BlogTheir Better Sleep Blog is filled with informative and helpful posts. Not only do they help to build your knowledge on mattresses but they also offer effective research and advice for better sleep in general.
Nectar is one of the more desirable mattresses on the market because of the value it offers for such an affordable price. The firmness is at a perfect medium and the comfort is at luxurious levels. This is a mattress that promises the world and then delivers.
The long trial period, easy return policy and forever warranty is a testament to how confident Nectar is that you’ll love their mattress. You can also rest assured that you won’t be exposed to any toxic chemicals with their CertiPUR certified memory foam. The risk is low and the gains are high.