Nectar Premier Mattress
Firmness: Medium Firm (6)
Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King, Split King
Price Range: $699 – $1,598
Warranty: Lifetime, Limited
- Thick memory foam comfort layer provides great pressure relief
- Very good motion isolation
- 365-night sleep trial with free returns
- People over 130 pounds who sleep on their side
- Back sleepers under 130 pounds
- Couples seeking a bed with minimal motion transfer
Nectar Premier Mattress: Our Verdict
If you’re looking for a competitively priced mattress that balances pressure relief and support, the Nectar Premier could be the best mattress for you.
Our testing team found that the Premier’s combination of memory foam and polyfoam provides a medium firm (6) feel that cushions the body and relieves pressure on the hips and shoulders. Our side sleepers over 130 pounds and back sleepers under 130 pounds were particularly impressed with its feel and performance. People who share a bed are unlikely to notice their partner’s movements on the Premier’s plush surface.
Nectar’s 365-night sleep trial gives you plenty of time to try out the mattress and see if it’s to your liking, with free returns during this generous one-year period.
Nectar Premier Mattress: An Introduction
Nectar’s popular memory foam mattresses are known for striking a balance between quality and affordability. The company’s mattress lineup includes three models: the flagship Nectar Mattress, the Nectar Premier Mattress, and the Nectar Premier Copper. Each of these are available in either all-foam or hybrid options.
Designed to help sleepers stay cool, the Nectar Premier is a memory foam mattress that features a layer of gel-infused memory foam with phase change material intended to absorb and dissipate heat. The mattress measures 13 inches in height, which is an inch thicker than the flagship model.
We tested the Nectar Premier Mattress in our sleep lab to see how it measures up in several performance categories. Learn what it’s like to sleep on this all-foam mattress and whether this value option is the right fit for you.
How We Review
For every mattress we review, our testing team carefully evaluates specific criteria in a dedicated sleep lab to help you make an informed buying decision. Our testers represent a range of sleep positions and body weights to account for the wide variety of individual sleep needs and preferences.
What’s It Like to Sleep on the Nectar Premier Mattress?
Our testers found that the Nectar Premier Mattress provides the signature cushioning effect of quality memory foam, with decent cooling for an all-foam mattress. Motion doesn’t tend to transfer to the other side of the bed, and if you’re a side sleeper you’ll likely find the mattress provides just the right amount of sink to keep your spine properly aligned.
With a responsive polyfoam middle layer and a dense polyfoam support core, this mattress maintains a medium firm (6) feel and sturdy structure. It scored particularly well in motion isolation and pressure relief tests due to the soft, contouring memory foam comfort layer.
The Premier has advantages and disadvantages to be aware of, and their importance will depend on your personal sleep needs and preferences.
Nectar Premier Mattress Pros and Cons
- Very little motion transfer from one side to the other
- Effectively cushions pressure points on the body
- Good temperature regulation despite all-foam construction
- Edges compress easily, limiting usable area
- Stomach sleepers may prefer a firmer model
- Sinkage can make movement more difficult
Sleeping Positions, Body Weight, and Firmness
Our testers gave the Nectar Premier a 6 on our 10-point firmness scale. We consider this score medium firm, meaning the mattress strikes an even balance between cushioning and support.
There’s no specific firmness level that is perfect for everyone. Things like your body weight, personal preferences, and usual sleeping position may inform your preferred level of firmness. Our ratings were developed by our testing team that represents a range of body types and sleep positions to capture the experience of a variety of sleepers.
Nectar Premier Mattress
|Under 130 lbs.
|Over 230 lbs.
Our testers loved the Nectar Premier Mattress and thought it was one of the best mattresses for side sleepers. Sleeping on your side naturally puts pressure on the shoulders and hips. Nectar’s plush memory foam allows these areas to sink in comfortably, but it still provides enough firmness to keep the spine in good alignment. People under 130 pounds don’t sink in as much and may prefer a slightly softer choice.
The Nectar Premier performed well for our back sleepers, particularly those under 130 pounds. The mattress’ cushioning supports the lumbar region of the lower back, which is particularly important for this sleep position. Heavier back sleepers may find their lower back sinks too deeply into the memory foam layer, which isn’t ideal for spinal alignment.
Our stomach sleepers gave the Nectar Premier an average overall rating. People who sleep on their stomach tend to prefer a firmer mattress with plenty of support beneath their abdomen, so the foam comfort layer may be a bit too soft to suit this sleeping preference.
Our Performance Ratings
We tested eight key attributes of the Nectar Premier Mattress and rated them on a five-point scale, with 1 being poor and 5 being excellent. These performance categories reflect some of the most important factors you may consider when choosing your next mattress.
The best mattresses for hip pain relieve tension in this area while also providing strong overall support. Our testers found that the Nectar Premier’s 3-inch gel-infused memory foam layer cushions the body evenly and comfortably while supplying notable pressure relief in the hips and shoulders — particularly for side sleepers. However, back sleepers over 130 pounds and stomach sleepers may prefer a firmer mattress that provides more support.
The Nectar Premier was designed with temperature regulation in mind. It has a cooling cover with heat-absorbing fibers as well as a comfort system that contains both gel-infused memory foam and phase change material. Our team of testers found that these elements provided good temperature regulation overall, although any all-foam mattress has the potential to become too warm during the night, particularly for heavier people who are more likely to sink deeper into the mattress.
Our testers found the Nectar Premier’s memory foam was very effective at preventing motion transfer from one side of the bed to the other. People who share a bed with a partner or pets shouldn’t notice movements too much. Those who sleep alone generally don’t need to worry as much about motion isolation when choosing a mattress.
Like many all-foam mattresses, the Nectar Premier lacks sturdy support at the edges, and these areas will likely start to sag over time. Sleepers may notice the edges sinking considerably when getting in and out of bed or sleeping near the edge. This sinkage may make the bed feel smaller, since most sleepers need to avoid the perimeter to feel fully supported.
While the Premier’s 3-inch memory foam layer provides contouring comfort, the two polyfoam layers below it offer a firm, sturdy structure. The materials are CertiPUR-US certified, which means that along with adhering to safety regulations, the mattress meets basic durability standards. The Premier is likely more durable than a softer foam mattress, but all foam mattresses are susceptible to wear and tear and may need to be replaced after six to seven years.
Ease of Movement
Our testing team found that it required a bit of effort to move around on the Nectar Premier. The same properties that allow a sleeper to sink into memory foam can be slightly restrictive to movement. People with limited mobility or a tendency to change sleep positions may prefer a more responsive mattress, like the hybrid version of the Nectar Premier.
As an all-foam mattress, the Nectar Premier isn’t as bouncy as hybrid or innerspring models, but it still offers decent support. The dense polyfoam support layer should prevent the mattress from feeling too restrictive for couples, but the weaker edge support may limit the amount of usable space. If discreteness is a priority, the foam construction avoids the noise issues associated with coil-based models.
The Nectar Premier received an average rating for off-gassing from our testers, which is the chemical-like smell associated with new foam-based mattresses. Buyers will likely notice an initial smell after opening and unsealing this mattress in a box, but it should dissipate within several hours or up to a few days depending on the room ventilation.
What Is the Nectar Premier Mattress Made Of?
The Nectar Premier’s comfort system begins with a 3-inch memory foam comfort layer containing a combination of gel and phase change material designed to provide a cooling effect for sleepers. Below is a 3-inch layer of supportive polyfoam. These support layers rest on top of the mattress’ support core, which consists of 7 inches of dense and sturdy polyfoam.
The mattress is topped with a breathable polyblend cover, further adding to the cooling effect. The memory foam and polyfoam are CertiPUR-US certified, meaning they have been tested by an independent laboratory to ensure they meet safety standards.
Nectar Premier Mattress Construction Layers
|Mattress Construction Layers
|Polyester, Nylon, and Polyethylene
|3″ Gel-Infused Memory Foam with Phase Change Material
How Much Does the Nectar Premier Mattress Cost?
Nectar offers multiple budget mattress options for value seekers. The Nectar Premier represents a middle ground between the lower-cost Nectar Mattress and the pricier Nectar Premier Copper. The Nectar Premier Hybrid Mattress is slightly more expensive, but may offer better durability for shoppers seeking a long-lasting mattress.
|38″ x 75″
|38″ x 80″
|54″ x 75″
|60″ x 80″
|76″ x 80″
|72” x 84”
|38″ x 80″ (2 pcs.)
Which Nectar Mattress Is Right for You?
Nectar has three mattress options: the flagship Nectar Mattress, the Nectar Premier, and the Nectar Premier Copper. Each is available in an all-foam or hybrid option. The latter category combines foam comfort layers with a support core of individually wrapped coils.
The Nectar Mattress has a lot in common with the Premier, but contains one less inch of memory foam and lacks the phase change material designed to keep sleepers cool. If you’re looking for a budget option that maintains many of the benefits of the Premier, the original Nectar Mattress might be a good choice for you.
The Nectar Premier Copper offers a thick 4-inch memory foam layer, earning it outstanding pressure relief and motion isolation scores from our testers. Its cover contains copper fibers engineered to further enhance cooling. Our team didn’t find a major temperature difference between the Premier and the Premier Copper, but you may be interested in this option if you’re particularly concerned about staying cool at night.
Nectar Mattresses at a Glance
|Base Price (Queen)
|Foam: Medium Firm (6)
Hybrid: Firm (7)
|Foam: Medium Firm (6)
Hybrid: Firm (7)
|Nectar Premier Copper
|Foam: Medium Firm (6)
Hybrid: Firm (7)
Discounts and Coupons
Nectar commonly offers discounts for holiday events like Black Friday, Memorial Day, and Presidents Day. Shoppers can also save money by bundling a new mattress with other Nectar sleep supplies like sheets, mattress protectors, and pillows.
Where Can You Buy the Nectar Premier Mattress?
You can buy all of Nectar’s mattresses on the company’s website, including the Nectar Premier Mattress. Certain models are available through Amazon and other online retailers. While Nectar doesn’t operate its own branded storefronts, the company partners with mattress retailers across the U.S., including Mattress Firm.
|Buying Information and Customer Policies
|Nectar mattresses are available online via the brand’s website and other third-party retailers. They can also be found in more than 4,000 mattress stores throughout the U.S., which you can locate using Nectar’s online directory. The company has a separate website for U.K. customers and ships to most locations within Great Britain.
|Nectar offers free shipping in the contiguous United States, while shipping to Alaska and Hawaii carries an added fee. The mattress arrives compressed in a box and may take one to three days to expand to full size. The company recommends waiting until it has reached at least 11 inches in height before sleeping on it.
|White Glove delivery is available for an added fee. The carrier will both set up your new mattress and remove your old one.
|Nectar provides a 365-night sleep trial with free returns. You are required to try the new mattress for at least 30 nights, then you can request a return for a full refund.
|Nectar’s limited lifetime warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship, including permanent indentations greater than 1.5 inches. For the first 10 years, Nectar will replace a mattress with a qualifying defect. After 10 years, the company either repairs or replaces defective mattresses at its discretion. Other terms and conditions apply.
Nectar Premier Mattress FAQ
While comfort is subjective and some sleepers will like the Nectar Premier Mattress more than others, its combination of high-quality materials and a competitive price-point make it an appealing option for value seekers. Our testers found it to be particularly well suited for side sleepers over 130 pounds and back sleepers under 130 pounds.
The hybrid version of the Nectar Premier contains individually wrapped coils for added support, raising the firmness level from medium firm (6) to firm (7). If you’re a back sleeper who weighs more than 130 pounds or a stomach sleeper in any weight group, you may want to consider the hybrid mattress for better support and spinal alignment.
Nectar recommends waiting to sleep on your new mattress until it has expanded to at least 11 inches in height. This usually takes one or two days depending on factors like air pressure and ventilation in your home.
You can try Nectar mattresses in brick-and-mortar mattress stores across the U.S., such as Mattress Firm. Nectar has a store locator tool on its website where you can enter your ZIP code to find the nearest location. Online shoppers can try a Nectar model at home through the company’s 365-night sleep trial program.
Nectar’s mattresses don’t need box springs thanks to the support provided in the construction of the mattress itself. You’re welcome to use a box spring to make the bed taller, but it isn’t necessary and any properly sized base or frame will work.
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