Nectar Premier Mattress - Detailed Review
The Straight Scoop - Our Findings & Highlights
Nectar disrupted the online mattress industry when it introduced the first Nectar Mattress back in 2017. With the Nectar Premier 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 Memory Foam Mattress|
|Comfort Styles||1 – Nectar Premier Mattress|
|Cover||Airy, heat-wicking quilted cover with cooling technology|
|Comfort layers||3” Gel infused Memory Foam with Active HD
3″ Dynamic Response Gel infused Foam
|Support System||7” Dynamic support layer & Stay-Stable base|
|Tufting||None – flat surface|
|Sleeps Cool||Very Good|
|Motion Isolation||Excellent – no motion transfer|
|Budget||Twin to King $799 – $1,499, Queen $1,199|
|Feeling when lying down||Comfortable, contouring sink before the solid base|
|Nectar Premier is ideal for||Side and back sleepers up to 220lbs
Prefer the sink and conforming of memory
Sensitive to motion Budget conscious
|Nectar Premier is not right for||Stomach sleepers over 150lbs
Any sleeper over 220 lbs
Prefer to sleep on top of bed
Prefer a little bounce
|Sleep Trial & Warranty||1 Year Trial! Lifetime Warranty|
|That one special thing||Goodies! Complete bedding bundle included|
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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’s upgraded Premier mattress starts with a soft, breathable poly-blend 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 2!)
The Nectar Premier captures its comfort for all sleeping position through 2 layers (6 inches of comfort and pressure relief) in this 13 inch mattress.
- In the first comfort layer, Nectar introduces 3 inches of gel infused
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.
- Below the cooling foam is 3 inches of Nectar’s dynamic response 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 that little bounce as the cooling gel layer above pulls you in, so you don’t feel like you are stuck in one position for the entire night.
For support, Nectar chose a 7 inch foam core. This high density foam core allows for consistent proper support for those sleepers up to 220 pounds and ensures the comfort layers above it perform at their best. The feedback we’ve received from our Sandman Sleep Showroom guests is that the Nectar Premier’s support has helped to relieve their back pain. In 2022, Nectar Premier was awarded Forbes’ Vetted 2022 Back Pain Award
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!). 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 7 inch solid core. But it has to go through 3 inches of comfort foam and 3 more inches of responsive before you get to it. To help with edge support, Nectar relies upon the special cover that has reinforced edges and a no-grip base. As a result, the edge support on the Nectar Premier Mattress is good, not great when compared to all mattress types, but definitely very good versus other all foam mattresses. If you sleep close to the edge or spend a lot of time sitting on the edge of your bed but still want that pressure relieving feeling from the mattress, then you might want to look towards the Nectar Premier Copper Mattress.
Comfort / Feel
The Nectar Premier comes with several key comfort and support upgrades over the original Nectar 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 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 7 inch core 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 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). However, for the budget category to which the Nectar Premier 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 good for the average weight sleeper. The Nectar Premier comes with a 7 inch support layer and a reinforced encasement to prevent that falling-off-the-bed feeling from most all foam mattresses.
Excellent! The Nectar Premier is an all foam mattress, so motion isolation is virtually non-existent. The open celled technology within the foam does not transfer motion so you will not feel your partner 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. The all foam construction is also lightweight so the box is not too burdensome. 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:
- The trial begins when you RECEIVE the mattress (the fedex delivery day).
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
- Full 100% refunds (no fees!!) are issued within days of the return.
- 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 and Weights
Nectar Weights range from 50lbs (Twin) to 96lbs (Calking).
|Size||Dimensions (IN)||Dimensions (FT)||Dimensions (CM)|
|King||76″ x 80″||6.33 x 6.67||193.04 x 203.2|
|California King||72″ x 84″||6 x 7||182.88 x 213.36|
|Queen||60″ x 80″||5 x 6.67||152.4 x 203.2|
|Full||54″ x 75″||4.5 x 6.25||137.16 x 190.5|
|Twin XL||38″ x 80″||3.25 x 6.67||99.06 x 203.2|
|Twin||38″ x 75″||3.25 x 6.25||99.06 x 190.5|
How Do I order? Do they Offer Financing?
Yes, Nectar offers financing through Klarna. Pay as you like! Enjoy as low as 0% APR if you pay in full within up to 36 months when you choose Klarna.
Where Can I Try / 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 and our special coupons (we’ll even help get it ordered for you!):