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Nectar Premier Copper Mattress Review:
Plush Foam, Great Cooling

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Written by Kristina Diaz

Reviewed by Dr. Michael Breus

Expert Tested

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Mattress Review

Nectar Premier Copper

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Details

  • Type: Foam

  • Firmness: Medium Firm (6)

  • Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King, Split King

  • Price Range: $999 – $2,198

  • Warranty: Lifetime, Limited

Highlights

  • Features 4 inches of memory foam for excellent pressure relief
  • Superior motion isolation
  • Incorporates a variety of temperature control technologies

Ideal For

  • Hot sleepers looking for an all-foam mattress
  • People who are easily disturbed by a bed partner’s or pet’s movements
  • Side sleepers over 130 pounds

Nectar Premier Copper Mattress: Our Verdict

If you’re looking for a luxury memory foam mattress with standout contouring and quality materials, the Nectar Premier Copper Mattress might be the one for you. With a higher profile than many all-foam mattresses on the market, there’s plenty of room for several inches of pressure-relieving foam plus a dense, supportive base. 

The mattress incorporates several features aimed at temperature control, making it a great mattress for those who like the hug of memory foam but tend to sleep hot.

Our testing team found that this medium firm (6) mattress offers a nice combination of comfort and support. Side sleepers over 130 pounds found it especially comfortable, noting that it cradled their shoulders and hips without too much sinkage.

Nectar Premier Copper Mattress: An Introduction

Founded in 2016, Nectar Sleep is among the most popular mattress-in-a-box brands. Currently, the company’s mattress selection includes the flagship Nectar Mattress, the Nectar Premier, and the Nectar Premier Copper. 

All three models are available in either memory foam or hybrid designs. The all-foam version of each model has a medium firm (6) feel, though they vary when it comes to height and cooling features. 

We’ll focus on the all-foam version of the Nectar Premier Copper Mattress, which has added cooling features and 4 inches of gel-infused memory foam in its comfort layer, making it the thickest and most conforming of the three models. Although it has the highest price tag in Nectar’s lineup, sleepers looking for a luxe memory foam mattress may find it well worth the price.

How We Review

Our testers are experts at analyzing and evaluating products in our in-house sleep lab, and we rate mattresses across a wide variety of performance factors. Our team includes testers with varying body types and preferred sleep positions to ensure we account for a diversity of needs and preferences.

What’s It Like to Sleep on the Nectar Premier Copper Mattress?

The plushness of the Nectar Premier Copper Mattress lets your body sink right in, while its responsive transition layer and solid support core provide a nice amount of pushback. This mattress is especially well suited for side sleepers since it helps keep the hips and shoulders aligned and provides significant pressure relief. 

A thick comfort layer equates to excellent motion isolation, making it a good fit for couples or anyone who shares a bed. Our testers also found that it sleeps cooler than many memory foam mattresses, so if you like the feel of memory foam but tend to sleep hot, it may work for you.

Although the Nectar Premier Copper wears a higher price tag than the company’s other memory foam models, some sleepers may find it’s worth the cost. 

Nectar Premier Copper Mattress Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Excellent motion isolation prevents sleepers from feeling a partner’s movements
  • Standout pressure relief
  • Includes a 365-night sleep trial

Cons

  • Lacks strong edge support
  • Not as cooling as a hybrid mattress for hot sleepers
  • Higher price than other Nectar models

Sleeping Positions, Body Weight, and Firmness

Our mattress testers gave the Nectar Premier Copper Mattress a rating of 6 out of 10 on our firmness scale. This medium firm rating means that it provides a middle-of-the-road firmness that isn’t excessively soft or too firm.

The ideal firmness for a mattress depends a lot on body type and sleep position, plus what simply feels right to you. Medium firm mattresses have wide appeal, though side sleepers tend to prefer models with more cushioning for pressure relief. Our testers found the Nectar Premier Copper ideal for side sleepers weighing between 130 and 230 pounds.

Nectar Premier Copper Mattress

Under 130 lbs.130-230 lbs.Over 230 lbs.
Side Sleepers3/55/54/5
Back Sleepers3/53/52/5
Stomach Sleepers3/52/52/5

Side Sleepers

Most of the side sleepers on our testing team found the Nectar Premier Copper to be very comfortable, noting that it strikes the right balance between support and pressure relief. Our side sleepers weighing less than 130 pounds found the mattress a bit too firm, commenting that they weren’t able to sink in enough to experience substantial pressure relief.

Back Sleepers

Our back sleepers generally found the mattress to be comfortable. Its medium firm feel kept the spine aligned while providing some cushioning to the lumbar area. That said, our back sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds felt that a firmer mattress would be more supportive. 

Stomach Sleepers

The majority of our stomach sleepers would not recommend the Nectar Premier Copper, though a few testers weighing less than 130 pounds found it moderately comfortable. Stomach sleepers usually require a firmer mattress to prevent the lower back from sinking in, which can cause back pain.

Our Performance Ratings

Choosing the right mattress depends on what features you value the most. Our testers assessed the Nectar Premier Copper across various categories, including pressure relief, motion isolation, and edge support. They rated the mattress using our five-point scale, with 1 being poor and 5 being excellent. 

Pressure Relief

Rating: 5/5

The Nectar Premier Copper’s top layer includes 4 inches of memory foam that conform to your body. Most mattresses have thinner layers of memory foam in their comfort layers, sometimes paired with a layer of less conforming polyfoam. Our side sleepers who need extra pressure relief really enjoyed the full 4 inches of memory foam in this mattress.

Temperature Neutrality

Rating: 3/5

While deeply contouring memory foam mattresses tend to retain body heat, the copper-infused cover and gel-infused memory foam in the Nectar Premier Copper are both designed to help dissipate heat. Our team thought these features did an adequate job at counteracting memory foam’s tendency to trap heat, though you might want to consider a different mattress type if you’re a very hot sleeper who needs a cooling mattress.

Motion Isolation

Rating: 5/5

Our testers gave the Nectar Premier Copper an excellent score for motion isolation. Because of its thick layer of memory foam at the top of the mattress, it absorbs motion even better than some other memory foam models. This feature makes the mattress ideal for people who have a sleep partner who frequently moves around in bed.

Edge Support

Rating: 2/5

Like many all-foam mattresses, the Nectar Premier Copper provides minimal edge support. This means that the perimeter of the bed will sag if weight is applied. Sleepers who find it difficult to get in or out of bed or who sleep near the edge may find this uncomfortable, especially if they weigh more than 130 pounds.

Durability

Rating: 3/5

Typical foam mattresses last about 6 to 7 years, but quality foam mattresses may last up to 10 years if they’re well cared for. Nectar uses quality materials to extend the lifespan of the Premier Copper, including its dense polyfoam support layer. Several factors, including body weight, sleep position, how often it’s used, and mattress maintenance determine how long the Nectar Premier Copper will last. 

Ease of Movement

Rating: 3/5

Some sleepers find it hard to switch positions while sleeping on a foam mattress since they sink into the mattress and it conforms closely to the body. Our testers found there was some sinkage with the Nectar Premier Copper, but its transition layer and medium firm rating provided decent pushback to aid movement. 

Sex

Rating: 2/5

The Nectar Premier Copper doesn’t provide much bounce or ease of movement because of its soft, contouring memory foam. This means it probably isn’t the best mattress for sex for many couples. 

Off-Gassing

Rating: 3/5

Off-gassing refers to the sometimes off-putting smell you might notice while opening a new mattress. The odor results from the release of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) generated during manufacturing. 

Although unpleasant, VOCs are not linked to health risks and usually dissipate after a few hours. Our team found off-gassing with this mattress to be on par with the average foam mattress. The Nectar Premier Copper meets CertiPUR-US standards for low VOC emissions.

What Is the Nectar Premier Copper Mattress Made Of?

The Nectar Premier Copper’s cover is made from a lightweight poly-blend that’s infused with copper fibers designed to dissipate body heat. Under the breathable cover you’ll find 4 inches of gel-infused memory foam with phase change material intended to adjust to body temperature changes. 

The middle transition layer consists of 3 inches of responsive polyfoam. The base layer is constructed with 7 inches of dense polyfoam for solid support. A shift-resistant lower cover helps the mattress stay in place.

Nectar Premier Copper Mattress Construction Layers

Cover MaterialPolyethylene, Polyester, and Nylon Blend with Copper Fibers
Comfort Layers4″ Gel-Infused Memory Foam with Phase Change Material
3″ Polyfoam
Support Core7″ Polyfoam

How Much Does the Nectar Premier Copper Mattress Cost?

The Nectar Premier Copper comes with a luxury price tag, albeit one that’s on the lower end of the luxury range. It is available in the six standard mattress sizes, plus split king. The Premier Copper comes with a 365-night sleep trial and a limited lifetime warranty.

SizesPriceDimensionsHeightWeight
Twin$99938″ x 75″14″55 lbs.
Twin XL$1,09938″ x 80″14″59 lbs.
Full$1,19954″ x 75″ 14″76 lbs.
Queen$1,29960″ x 80″ 14″92 lbs.
King$1,49976″ x 80″ 14″116 lbs.
California King$1,49972″ x 84″ 14″116 lbs.
Split King$2,19838″ x 80″ (2 pcs.)14″118 lbs.

Which Nectar Mattress Is Right for You?

If you’re looking for an all-foam mattress with excellent motion isolation, pressure relief, and good temperature control for a memory foam mattress, the Nectar Premier Copper may be worth the extra cost.  

If you’re seeking a mattress that still has great contouring but with a lower price tag, the company also offers the Nectar Premier and the budget-friendly Nectar Mattress. All three Nectar mattresses scored a 6 on our firmness scale, meaning they’re all medium firm. 

The three mattresses differ when it comes to the thickness of their comfort layers and their temperature regulation features. If temperature neutrality is less important to you, the Nectar Mattress or Nectar Premier might be a good fit. If you tend to sleep very hot, you may want to consider the hybrid versions of one of these models.

Nectar Mattresses at a Glance

ModelFirmnessMattress TypeHeightBase Price (Queen)
Nectar MattressMedium Firm (6)Foam12″$699
Nectar Premier Medium Firm (6)Foam13″$999
Nectar Premier CopperMedium Firm (6)Foam14″$1,299

Discounts and Coupons

Nectar offers discounts throughout the year. You might find larger discounts on holidays, such as Presidents Day, Labor Day, or Memorial Day.

Where Can You Buy the Nectar Premier Copper Mattress?

You can purchase the Nectar Premier Copper on the company’s website and through several other online retailers. There may be differences in shipping costs, sale prices, and sleep trials when purchasing through a third-party retailer. 

Buying Information and Customer Policies
AvailabilityYou can buy the Nectar Premier Copper Mattress directly on Nectar’s website or through certain third-party online retailers, such as Amazon. You can also purchase Nectar mattresses in person at more than 4,000 mattress stores nationwide, including many Mattress Firm locations.
ShippingWhen purchased through the Nectar website, shipping is free to the contiguous United States. There is an added fee to ship to Alaska and Hawaii.

The mattress arrives in a box compressed and wrapped in plastic. After removing it from the box and plastic wrapping, it can take up to three days to fully expand.
Additional ServicesFor an additional fee, Nectar offers White Glove delivery through a local service provider. The company contacts you directly to schedule a delivery time, during which they’ll set up your new mattress and remove your old one upon request. 
Sleep TrialNectar provides a 365-night sleep trial. If you decide the Nectar Premier Copper isn’t for you, the company helps you find a donation center for the mattress and issues you a refund.
WarrantyNectar offers a limited lifetime warranty for mattresses purchased through the manufacturer or an authorized Nectar retailer. To be covered under the warranty, you must be the mattress’ original owner. 

Nectar Premier Copper Mattress FAQ

Is the Nectar Premier Copper Mattress good for pain relief?

The Nectar Premier Copper provides excellent pressure relief, which may make it a good choice for people with certain kinds of joint or back pain. However, our testing team found that it’s not ideal for stomach sleepers weighing more than 130 pounds since their lower backs sink in, which can lead to back pain.

Is the Nectar Premier Copper Hybrid mattress better?

Sleepers looking for a little more firmness, bounce, breathability, and edge support may want to consider the Nectar Premier Copper Hybrid Mattress. The hybrid model also might be a better choice for back sleepers.

Can you sleep on the Nectar Premier Copper Mattress the first night?

Before sleeping on your Nectar Premier Copper Mattress, the company recommends waiting 24 to 72 hours after unboxing it. This allows time for the mattress to fully expand.

Where can you try the Nectar Premier Copper Mattress?

Nectar offers a 365-night sleep trial, so you can try the mattress at home for a full year. If you decide it’s not for you, Nectar provides a full refund. You can also find it in a variety of brick-and-mortar mattress stores if you prefer to see it in person before buying.

About The Author

Kristina Diaz

Staff Writer, Sleep Health


Kristina is a freelance writer and part-time respiratory therapist based in Lakeland, Florida. With degrees in journalism and respiratory care, she has also written for the American Sleep Association. As a registered respiratory therapist, she treats people who have sleep-disordered breathing like sleep apnea.

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  • TEMPERATURE: Cold Sleeper
  • CHRONOTYPE: Bear

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