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Overall Rating 8.5

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Price Range: $549 – $1,638

Mattress Type: Foam

Firmness Options: Medium Firm (6)

Ratings Summary

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Pros & Cons:

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    Strong support for back and side sleepers
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    Excellent motion isolation minimizes sleep disturbances
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    Memory foam contours to the body
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    Those who tend to sleep or sit near the edge of the bed may want to consider a model with more edge support
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    Stomach sleepers may prefer a firmer sleep surface
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    Only available in one firmness option, which may not suit all sleepers

Nectar produces mattresses, bedding, and furniture, with a focus on value and comfort. The company currently offers several mattress models, including the flagship Nectar Mattress, the Nectar Premier, and the Nectar Premier Copper. All three mattresses feature a foam construction, but differ in height, materials, and price. The Premier models are the brand’s latest additions to its product line.

The Nectar Premier Mattress, which we’ll focus on, provides a balance between sturdy support and gentle contouring. This allows sleepers to sink slightly into the mattress, which has a medium firm (6) feel.

The Premier Mattress isolates motion, so sleepers can shift positions and get in and out of bed without disturbing their partner. This mattress might also be a good fit for people with back pain or joint issues, as it hugs the body’s contours and relieves pressure points.

We’ll take a closer look at how the Nectar Premier Mattress performs in terms of temperature regulation, edge support, and durability, among other factors. We’ll also break down which sleepers may benefit most from the mattress, and what to keep in mind when considering the Nectar Premier.

Testing Team Takeaways

To test the Nectar Premier, we had three people on our testing team each take the bed home with them for one week. Here are their initial observations.

Jackson Lindeke

Jackson Lindeke

Executive Product Director

180 pounds

Side sleeper

Showers before bed

The Nectar Premier delivers deep, even contouring with thick memory foam layers and a stable support core. Anyone who wants to be hugged by their mattress should definitely check out this bed.

Danny Noyed

Daniel Noyed

Senior Product Editor

165 pounds

Back sleeper

Likes to dunk head in bowl of ice water in the morning

I love the Nectar Premier for its deep cradling. As someone who frequently feels pressure in my lower back, I appreciated how closely the mattress conformed to my body.


Colin Simpson

Product Research Manager

190 pounds

Side sleeper

Talks in sleep (like a lot)

Although the Premier felt a bit too soft for me, I liked how the foam layers cushioned my sore spots. This mattress should be a good match for anyone who constantly deals with soreness or stiffness.

Nectar Premier Video Review

Watch the video below to see how the Nectar Premier performed when put to the test in our lab.

Sleeping Style and Body Weight

Nectar Premier

Sleeper Type

Under 130 lbs

130-230 lbs

Above 230 lbs

Side Sleepers

Side Sleepers

Under 130 lbs


130-230 lbs


Above 230 lbs


Back Sleepers

Back Sleepers

Under 130 lbs


130-230 lbs


Above 230 lbs


Stomach Sleepers

Stomach Sleepers

Under 130 lbs


130-230 lbs


Above 230 lbs


Side Sleepers

This mattress might be particularly beneficial for people who weigh more than 130 pounds because they tend to sink into the mattress more than lighter sleepers. Individuals weighing less than 130 pounds should still feel supported, though some may prefer a softer sleep surface.

Side sleeping causes the hips and shoulders to press into the mattress, potentially creating painful pressure points. The Nectar Premier Mattress’ all-foam construction provides excellent support for side sleepers of all weight groups. The mattress is soft enough to contour to the shape of the body and relieve pressure, while promoting spinal alignment.

Back Sleepers

Back sleepers who weigh more than 130 pounds will sink into the mattress more, but most will still find that it provides plenty of support.

Back sleepers tend to keep their spine in neutral alignment, but still benefit from a contouring mattress. The Nectar Premier balances the contouring of memory foam with the full-body support of polyfoam. This helps keep the spine aligned while cushioning the lumbar region. This is especially beneficial for back sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds.

Stomach Sleepers

While the Nectar Premier Mattress is medium firm, it offers plenty of support for stomach sleepers. The memory foam comfort layer cushions the upper body, while the transition layer of polyfoam prevents sleepers from sinking in too deeply. That said, stomach sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds may prefer a firmer model.

Stomach sleepers typically prefer a firm mattress that prevents their abdomen and hips from sinking in too deeply.

Mattress Performance

In addition to the hands-on feedback from our team, we conduct a number of quantitative tests in our Test Lab. The below ratings are based on the experience of our testers.

Motion Isolation


Tester using a motion detector to test the Nectar Premier for motion isolation

Motion isolation is one of the Premier’s biggest strengths. I didn’t notice any movement from my partner, and vice versa — the foam layers absorb motion exceptionally well. – Colin

Motion isolation in a mattress refers to how well it prevents movement from transferring from one area to another. Foam mattresses are often preferred by couples who prioritize motion isolation and want to minimize sleep disturbances.

The Nectar Premier Mattress offers top-notch motion isolation. The gel-infused memory foam is designed to keep sleepers from disturbing each other when shifting positions or getting in and out of bed.

Pressure Relief


Nectar Premier Pressure Relief

Our team was seriously impressed with the Nectar Premier’s pressure-relieving abilities. The memory foam layers provide just enough cradling to reduce pressure buildup in the shoulders, lower back, and hips. – Jackson

Pressure relief in a mattress allows sleepers to sink in proportionately to maintain spinal alignment. The Nectar Premier Mattress conforms to the shape of the body, ensuring that the neck, head, shoulders, and back are evenly supported.

Sleepers who weigh less than 230 pounds will likely find that this mattress offers the ideal amount of pressure relief, providing enough support to give sleepers an even surface. Heavier individuals and those who sleep on their stomachs should still feel supported, but may prefer a firmer mattress to keep the abdomen from sinking in.

Temperature Control


The Nectar Premier retains some heat, which is to be expected from an all-foam mattress, but most people won’t feel excessively warm. Cooling gel and phase change material in the top layer help the surface stay cool. – Danny

Many mattresses are made with materials that allow for enhanced airflow through the bed. Some mattresses also wick moisture away from the body to keep sleepers cool.

The Nectar Premier Mattress has a breathable fabric cover designed to wick away moisture and feel cool to the touch. The gel-infused comfort layer includes phase change material to help regulate temperature throughout the night. As a result, the Nectar Premier Mattress offers better temperature regulation than similar foam mattresses on the market.

That said, the foam layers underneath might trap body heat, preventing some hot sleepers from cooling down sufficiently. Heat retention might also be a concern for sleepers who sink more deeply into the mattress, as this can restrict airflow around the body.

Edge Support


As with a lot of all-foam mattresses we’ve tested, the Nectar Premier sags a bit along the edges when weight is applied. This can cause issues when you get in and out of bed. – Colin

This mattress does not perform as well as other foam mattresses in terms of edge support, which is a mattress’ ability to support weight and prevent sagging at the edges.

Sleepers might find that the Nectar Premier Mattress noticeably sinks at the edges when getting in and out of bed. People who weigh more than 230 pounds might want to avoid sleeping near the edge, as they may feel like they are rolling off the bed. The lack of edge reinforcement also reduces the amount of usable surface area for couples.

Ease of Movement


Some of our testers noticed resistance when moving on the Nectar Premier, but the relatively firm feel helps prevent deep sinkage. Anyone who weighs 230 pounds or less should have little to no trouble with this mattress. – Jackson

The Nectar Premier Mattress has an average rating for ease of movement. Memory foam has a tendency to restrict movement, as it allows sleepers to sink in to a certain extent and is slow to return to its original shape when pressure is removed. The Nectar Premier has 3 inches of memory foam as its top layer, which can make it harder to change positions as needed.

That said, the second layer of polyfoam prevents sleepers from sinking in too deeply. This helps make it easier to move around on the mattress.



The Premier’s off-gassing odor is strong at first, but the smells should dissipate within a few days of unboxing. Placing the mattress in a well-ventilated room can help air it out prior to your first use. – Danny

Off-gassing refers to the initial odor of a product, which can be unpleasant for some users. In foam mattresses, the smell typically comes from volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the foam breaking down.

The Nectar Premier Mattress may give off a slight smell during unboxing, but it should dissipate after 24 to 72 hours. Nectar’s foam materials are low in VOCs, which helps reduce the amount of initial off-gassing.

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Nectar Premier Mattress Review Breakdown

The Nectar Premier is a 13-inch foam mattress. The cover consists of polyester and nylon blend. The 6-inch comfort system contains a 3-inch layer of gel-infused memory foam with phase change material and a 3-inch layer of polyfoam. A 7-inch polyfoam core reinforces the comfort system and provides support.

Nectar designed this mattress to accommodate various sleeping positions and body types. The comfort and support layers help relieve pressure points that often cause pain in the back, hips, shoulders, and joints. The foam materials also inhibit motion transfer, allowing most people to rest undisturbed when sharing the bed with a partner.

The breathable cover allows increased airflow throughout the mattress. While the cover is intended to feel cool to the touch, sleepers may still notice the foam layers retain some heat.

The materials in the foam layers are CertiPUR-US certified, which means that they contain no flame retardants, mercury, heavy metals, or ozone depleters. This certification also indicates that this product underwent independent testing and has met the appropriate standards for durability and relatively low volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions.

Nectar offers this mattress in twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, and California king sizes. The mattress is available in one firmness option, which is considered medium firm (6).


Medium Firm – 6

Mattress Type



The comfort layer of this mattress has a 3-inch gel-infused memory foam layer with phase change material, and a 3-inch transitional layer of polyfoam. The cover contains a blend of polyester and nylon, and the support core consists of 7 inches of polyfoam.

Cover Material:

Polyethylene, Polyester, and Nylon Blend

Comfort Layer:

3″ Gel-Infused Memory Foam with Phase Change Material, 3″ Polyfoam

Support Core:

7″ Polyfoam

Mattress Prices and Sizing

The Nectar Premier Mattress is one of Nectar’s more expensive models, but shoppers may still find it offers good value. The mattress comes with a 365-night trial, which is longer than many other brands’ trial periods. The limited lifetime warranty offers extended coverage for shoppers.

The Nectar Premier Mattress is available in seven mattress sizes.

Sizes Dimensions Height Weight Price
Twin 38″ x 75″ 13″ 49 lbs. $549
Twin XL 38″ x 80″ 13″ 53 lbs. $819
Full 54″ x 75″ 13″ 69 lbs. $899
Queen 60″ x 80″ 13″ 83 lbs. $949
King 76″ x 80″ 13″ 105 lbs. $1,099
California King 72″ x 84″ 13″ 105 lbs. $1,099
Split King 38″ x 80″ (2pc.) 13″ 53 lbs. each $1,638

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Trial, Warranty, and Shipping Policies


Nectar offers shipping to all 50 U.S. states. Nectar mattresses are available online through the company’s website. Customers can also find Nectar mattresses at third-party online retailers and retail stores across the United States.


Nectar’s mattresses ship via FedEx or UPS Ground and come compressed in a box. Customers can remove the product from the box, unroll it, and lay it on the bed frame or base. The mattress is ready to use about 24 hours after unboxing.

Nectar offers free shipping and returns to customers in the contiguous United States. Shipping fees apply to deliveries to Alaska and Hawaii and are non-refundable.

Nectar mattresses are typically delivered within 7 to 14 business days of order placement. For White Glove delivery, customers should allow another 2 to 3 business days to schedule an appointment for delivery.

Additional Services

Nectar offers White Glove delivery for an additional fee. This fee is non-refundable in the event of a return.

This service involves setting up the Nectar Mattress in the home. It also includes the removal of the old mattress, but disposal or recycling might not be available in some locations.

Sleep Trial

Nectar offers a 365-night trial during which customers can return the mattress for free. The company asks that customers try the mattress for 30 days before initiating a return. Nectar works with customers on recycling or donating the returned product and issues a full refund.


The company provides a lifetime limited warranty. In the event of a qualifying defect, Nectar will replace or repair the mattress. This warranty is split into two parts.

For the first 10 years, Nectar will replace a defective mattress for free. After 10 years, Nectar offers repair or replacement of the mattress at their discretion, with a $50 transportation fee each way. This fee is waived if a qualifying defect is found. Customers can also keep their existing Nectar Mattress and purchase a new mattress for 50% of what they originally paid.

The warranty protects against impressions deeper than 1.5 inches, splitting or cracking of the foam, and defects in the cover. It does not include normal wear and tear or damage caused by misuse.

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