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I don’t know about you, but I crave a good partied-all-night, sleep-like-the-dead sleep as I get older more than ever. Long gone are the days of running on 5 hours of mediocre sleep and waking up ready to #slay. After doing some recent soul-searching, I realized that in addition to cutting out caffeine past 4pm, I needed a new mattress. I had been sleeping on a hand-me-down that was once someone else’s hand-me-down, so I began trying out mattresses that came with a free trial.
At first, I was discouraged. I couldn’t find “the one.” Some mattresses were too hard. Some were too soft. Some were too floppy. But then the highly rated Nectar mattress caught my attention. From the reviews, you would have thought it was a miracle mattress. People raved that it was the most comfortable thing they had ever slept on.
|TYPE:||Gel memory foam|
|FIRMNESS:||Medium firm: 5.5-6/10|
|TRIAL PERIOD:||365 DAYS|
|WARRANTY:||Lifetime warranty as long as you own the mattress|
|SUMMARY||Affordable quality mattress with excellent trial period|
Intrigued, I did some research and came across their “Sleep like a Baby” commercial. Gosh, did I want to sleep like a baby. I thought back to my best sleeps – right after I ran my first half marathon (never again), Thanksgiving 2014 (story for another time), and the time in college I pulled an all-nighter to write a 10-page Civics paper – and figured if a bed can help me get more of that kind of sleep, I want it.
Generous free 365-day trial period. So, I gave their free trial a run. It was the most generous trial I had come across. I ordered my Nectar and was pleasantly surprised by how quickly it arrived. I ordered it during my lunch break on a Monday and a few hours later I got a notification that it had already shipped! It arrived that Friday, free-of-charge.
Most comfortable mattress I’ve ever slept on.”
That’s no exaggeration. It’s hard to get the firmness of a mattress just right, but this one fit my body like a glove. The mattress has 6 layers, and if you go to the Nectar website there’s a breakdown of how it’s designed. In summary, the middle three layers are made up of different types of memory foam. The second layer fits to your body, while the third and fourth relieve pressure and support your body so it doesn’t hurt your back or make you feel like you’re sinking.
Before this mattress, I would wake sweating in the middle of the night. I asked my doctor about this and he explained that as your body prepares for sleep, it naturally lowers its core temperature. If you sleep in a warm environment, it’s more difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep because your body works harder to cool down.
Well, believe it or not, your mattress’s design plays a big role in keeping you cool at night, and Nectar nails it. The top layer is a cooling cover that promotes air circulation, and the second layer provides further air flow as you dip into the mattress. It feels like sleeping on a cool air vent during a hot summer day, but better.
After I got my Nectar, I stopped waking up in the middle of the night a sweaty mess and started waking up in the morning feeling more refreshed.
If you’re shopping for a mattress guaranteed to provide you with a comfier and more relaxing sleep than the rest of the options, then Nectar is the hands-down winner for head-down-on-the-pillow comfort. Are you the type who’s prone to tossing and turning in an effort to get comfortable enough to fall asleep? Fret no more. Nectar mattresses are comfortable no matter what position finally wins your approval — in fact, customer testimonials have verified that many people who own Nectar mattresses now find themselves sleeping in positions they had given up on years earlier! Side sleepers, back sleepers, front sleepers, snugglers and pillow-hogs agree: best sleep in years. No more elbows from your sleeping partner either – a Nectar mattress is made to have less motion transfer, meaning you won’t feel pets, friends, or partners moving around.
The comfort extends beyond finding the right position. Past experiences with dust mites have left many unfortunate folks feeling itchy while trying to sleep, leading to restless nights and grumpy mornings. The CertiPUR-US certified foam materials employed in Nectar mattresses are free from harmful chemicals and gasses. And also? Free of Ozone depleters, PBDE flame retardants, heavy metals, formaldehyde, and Volatile Organic Compounds. (All things found in other mattresses – yikes!) This adds up to a worry-free, bed-bug resistant sleep, and a guarantee that you won’t have any issues with these annoying invaders, who prefer to remain far away. Clearly, no mite makes right!
Some companies price their mattresses too high. Nectar? They price theirs even better than you can imagine, considering the quality and workmanship that go into their mattresses. The knowledge that you’re saving hundreds of dollars is yet another reason why you’ll be waking up every morning feeling like a million bucks.
Need a mattress that provides the best support for your back? This one’s no laughing matter, as chronic back pain is a major problem for tens of millions of Americans. The reasons are varied and wide-ranging, but don’t let a poor mattress be one of those causes. Fortunately, the memory foam offered in Nectar mattresses will provide your entire body with the proper support it requires — and that includes the back.
And if you’re specifically seeking a mattress that offers top-of-the-line memory foam — yup, Nectar. They take pride in the fact that, as they note on their website, their mattresses are “even a touch bouncier than other foam mattresses, which is kinda fun.” Wait, are mattresses supposed to be fun? Apparently so, since the testimonials include plenty of comments from satisfied customers who have stated that they’re enjoying spending more and more time in bed. From customers who now sleep like babies to customers who feel like teenagers reluctant to get out of a comfortable bed, it’s clear that Nectar’s memory foam mattresses provide more bounce for the buck.
$795 for a queen-sized mattress.
For the value, $795 is hard to beat. You’re more than likely going to spend a few hundred dollars more for a similar mattress. Truth be told, I’d probably spend more on this mattress now knowing what I know.
(Note: And at the time of this writing, you can get the Nectar for $670 AND get two free pillows thrown in as well.)
If I sound like a 6th-grade girl gushing about the 7th-grade boy who asked to borrow a pencil during social studies, so be it. But this mattress is worth the hype! This purchase ranks in the top 5 best decisions I’ve ever made – up there with giving up the clarinet in the 10th grade. I’m falling asleep quicker, staying asleep longer, and waking up feeling more refreshed. And if I can help one person get better sleep, then I’ve made the world a better place.