Nectar Premier Hybrid Mattress - Detailed Review & Best Coupon

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Nectar disrupted the online mattress industry when it introduced the first  Nectar Mattress back in 2017.  With the Nectar Premier Hybrid Mattress, they are further disrupting the industry with significant upgrades.  The Premier is loaded with more cooling properties, a more comfortable top layer and additional support.

Mattress Type/Category Premium Hybrid Mattress
Comfort Styles 1 – Nectar Premier Hybrid Mattress
Height 13”
Total Layers 7
Cover Airy, heat-wicking quilted cover with cooling technology
Comfort layers 1” Therapeutic Gel Memory Foam; 2″ ActiveLift Foam; 1″ Dynamic Response Transition Layer
Support System 8” Infinity Innerspring Coils With Extra Edge Support
Tufting None – flat surface
Sleeps Cool Very Good
Motion Isolation Very Good
Edge Support Very Good
Budget Twin to King $899 – $1,399, Queen $1,199
Feeling when lying down Comfortable, contouring sink before the solid base
Premier Hybrid is ideal for Side and back sleepers up to 220lbs; Hot sleepers; Prefer a little sink and conforming of memory foam; Sensitive to motion
Premier Hybrid is not right for Stomach sleepers over 150lbs
Any sleeper over 220 lbs
Prefer to sleep on top of bed
Sleep Trial & Warranty 1 Year Trial! Lifetime Warranty
That one special thing Significant upgrade, but great budget

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Company Overview

Launched in 2017, Nectar hit the ground running with the ultra popular Nectar Original mattress, vaulting to the top of the list in the competitive online mattress space. They did it through a combination of high quality foams at an economical price.

With its popularity, Nectar expanded its lineup through the DreamCloud and Awara mattress to appeal to different market sectors. Both mattresses immediately gained in popularity and sore backs all across America have thanked them ever since. Quick delivery is key and Nectar has multiple dedicated US based assembly factories to help meet their demand within days of an order. And Nectar backs their beds with an industry leading lifetime warranty. Nectar knows the importance of an excellent customer experience.

In 2019, Nectar changed its name to Resident to better describe themselves as they ventured beyond the bedroom into home furnishings. Nectar constantly develops, sources and tests new materials to achieve that “sleeping on a cloud” mantra. They have come up with 3 models (all indifferent price categories) to achieve their goal. We’ll get into the Nectar Premier next, but first, let’s take a look at the construction and materials that go into this award winning mattress.

Construction / Materials


Nectar Premier Hybrid mattress layers
The Cover

Nectar’s upgraded Premier Hybrid mattress starts with a soft, breathable poly-Nectar Premier Mattress Coverblend cover. They added cooling properties within the weave so that it is cool to the touch. While not “cold” to the touch (that comes later with the Nectar Premier Copper) the cover feels plush and is designed to wick away moisture throughout the night.

Comfort Layers (They’ve got 3!)

The Nectar Premier Hybrid captures its comfort for all sleeping position through 3 layers (4 inches of comfort and pressure relief) in this 13 inch mattress.

  1. In the first comfort layer, Nectar introduces 1 inches of gel infused
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    breathable memory foam with Active Cool HD.  This contour and comfort layer provides pressure relief with cushion and support in the most sensitive areas (shoulders and hips).  This allows for proper spinal alignment and a more comfortable night’s sleep.  Active Cool HD is a phase change material that reacts to your body temperature and pulls heat from the body without returning it.  The breathable foam allows air flow to remove excess heat from the mattress.

  2. Below the cooling foam is 2 inches of Nectar’s ultra supportive Active Lift layer. This is not only a pressure relieving foam but it is the higher dense foam that will have more energy absorption to cradle to the body like a cloud should.  The gel layer above pulls you in, so you don’t feel like you are stuck in one position for the entire night.
  3. Below the cooling foam is 1 inches of Nectar’s dynamic support foam. This is not only a pressure relieving foam but it is the higher dense foam that will have more energy absorption to cradle to the body like a cloud should. The dynamic foam provides a firmer responsive feel that helps promote proper spinal alignment.
Support Layer

For support, Nectar chose a 8′ Infinity Innerspring Coils With Extra Edge Support.  These individually pocketed coils allows for consistent proper support for those sleepers up to 200 pounds. Eight inches of individually wrapped coils provide breathable edge-to-edge support and cushion your body’s curves. The perimeter is constructed with thicker coils for enhanced edge support.

The Base

The shift-resistant lower cover is on the bottom of the mattress. It is designed to prevent slippage to the base holding the mattress. While the bed won’t slip around at night, the lightweight nature of the foam comfort and support layers can cause movement of the mattress when one gets out of bed in the morning.  However, with the grip base: no slip-and-slide here!


Nectar top-tufts the mattress, securing the cover to the top foam layer. This is important to keep the mattress parts from shifting. The mattress surface is flat. There are no hills and valleys to feel underneath when you lay on the mattress. For those that seek a flat surface from which to sleep, look no further

Does it Sleep Cool?

YES! Nectar chose 3 technologies to ensure a cool, comfortable and dry night’s sleep in the Nectar Premier Mattress. It starts with the cooling cover that wicks away moisture. Then is followed by two layers of gel infused comfort and pressure relieving foam. Gel is designed to pull away heat from the body (think osmosis from Jr. High science class!).  Finally, the springs are individually wrapped to promote airflow.  All three layers are designed with air circulation in mind so after the gel pulls the heat away, airflow removes the heat from the mattress. The result, a neutral to cool temperature throughout the night keeping you dry and well rested all evening.

How about Edge Support?

Edge support comes from the reinforced edge coils. But it has to go through 4 inches of pressure relieving foam before you get to it. As a result, the edge support on the Nectar Premier Hybrid is very good.  You can sleep all the way to the edge without the falling off feeling.

Comfort / Feel

The Nectar Premier comes with several key comfort and support upgrades over the original Nectar Hybrid Mattress.  This starts with the silky smooth stretch fabric cover infused with phase change cooling gel.  Cool to the touch, your first contact with the Nectar Premier Hybrid lets you know you’ll be sleeping on a luxurious mattress.  This is followed closely by the stress relieving cooling comfort of the gel infused foam contour layer.

The Nectar Premier is designed as a multi-sleeper which means it supports side, stomach and back sleepers alike. However, side sleepers will realize the most immediate benefit as the pressure points of the shoulder, lower back and hips feel immediate relief.  This comes from the thicker comfort layer that contours more of the body.  The comfort foam layers remain highly responsive, meaning they fill in the crevices quickly when weight is taken off (instead of some foams that keep the energy and make it difficult to move around).

Stomach and back sleepers will also feel very nice pressure relief, but side sleepers feel the most. However, you quickly rest upon the 8 inch coil support layer helping to align the spine, putting you body in a relaxed state. The key to any good night sleep is spinal alignment, usually when our mattress does not allow for proper spinal alignment we toss and turn at night, sometimes waking with back, hip or shoulder pain. Up to 220 pounds, the Nectar Premier Hybrid mattress should provide enough support to keep the body aligned for years with the mattress. Over 220 may require additional support (the Nectar Premier Copper Hybrid). However, for the budget category to which the Nectar Premier Hybrid falls, they have made a comfortable mattress with superior support at an excellent price.

  • On Sandman’s Firmness Scale, we rate the Nectar Premier a 6 out of 10.
  • This is a MultiSleeper, designed for all sleeping styles.
  • The pressure relieving comfort layer provides a good amount of sink but the responsive design of the foam and the ability for air to circulate throughout the mattress will keep you cool and dry all night long.
  • Edge support is very good for the average weight sleeper. The Nectar Premier Hybrid comes with an 8″ coil support system and a reinforced encasement to prevent that falling-off-the-bed feeling.

Motion Isolation

Very Good! While the Nectar Premier Hybrid has a coil support system, Nectar has employed several techniques to mitigate motion transfer.  First, the 4 inches of pressure relieving gel helps to dampen any transfer.  The open celled technology within the foam does not transfer motion so you will not feel your partner throughout the night.  Second, the coils are individually wrapped to help isolate the support system.  If you seek absolute motion isolation, look towards the all foam Nectar Premier.  Otherwise, the Premier Hybrid should have you sleeping soundly and undisturbed throughout the night.

How does it arrive?

The Nectar Premier arrives compressed and wrapped up in a box for easy shipping and moving to the bedroom.  It’s crazy to think that a king size mattress with powerful springs can be compressed, but it can. And, with no sacrifice to quality and durability. Some people ask if compressing the springs will hurt their integrity. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Springs are actually shipped compressed all over the world (to save space). The springs integrity is damaged if they are pulled excessively or bent out of position. But, the way Nectar compresses its mattresses, they keep their shape and strength. The box arrives via Fedex. Simply unbox the mattress. Rest it on the bed frame and remove the plastic wrapping and the bed will decompress before your eyes. You can begin sleeping on the bed and enjoying a restful night sleep that same day. Moving most sizes will be a 2 man job, especially if going up stairs. Check out the Dimensions below for more details.

What’s the Return Policy? Warranty

Nectar offers a whopping 365 night trial period, while most companies offer 100 nights. If for any reason the Nectar Premier is not the mattress of your dreams within the trial period, you can either return it for a 100% refund. Here’s how it works:

  1. The trial begins when you RECEIVE the mattress (the fedex delivery day).
  2. You can sleep on it for a full year (all 4 seasons if you like). As there can be a slight break-in period, Nectar asks that you not initiate a return during the first 30 days.
  3. If it’s not the mattress of your dreams, reach out to Nectar via email to customer service, call them or start a chat online, provide your name and order number and that’s it! There are no questions asked!
  4. Returns: Nectar works with you to coordinate a donation if possible or a recycling pickup as a last resort on a day of your choosing.
  5. Full 100% refunds (no fees!!) are issued within days of the return.
  6. One very important item to note: For promotional mattress purchases that include free accessories such as pillows, a mattress protector, and sheets, you may keep, donate, or dispose of the products included with your purchase. The value of your free items will not be deducted from the total value of your mattress return, regardless of what you choose to do with them.

Nectar doesn’t stop there!
Nectar covers the mattress with a lifetime warranty for the entire life that you own it. This does not include normal wear and tear, but any manufacturer defects are covered. If there are impressions greater than 1.5 in, Nectar will replace your mattress for the entire time you own it.

Dimensions & Weights

Nectar Weights range from 50lbs (Twin) to 96lbs (Calking).

Size Dimensions Weight
King 76″ x 80″ x 13″ 131 lbs
California King 72″ x 84″ x 13″ 131 lbs
Queen 60″ x 80″ x 13″ 107 lbs
Full 54″ x 75″ x 13″ 92 lbs
Twin XL 38″ x 80″ x 13″ 72 lbs
Twin 38″ x 75″ x 13″ 68 lbs

How Do I order? Do they Offer Financing?

Affirm Logo. pay over time financing logo for mattress purchasesYes, Nectar offers financing through Affirm. Enjoy as low as 0% APR if you pay in full within up to 18 months when you choose Affirm.  Click here to see if you qualify.

Where Can I Try before I Buy

Nectar is available in many retail stores. However, if you are in the Chicago or Columbus OH area, please visit to test out the Nectar Premier Hybrid and our special coupons (we’ll even help get it ordered for you!):

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