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I’ve been on this earth for 36 years and have slept on a wide variety of mattresses (and even a water bed for a short while) and having tried tons of different brands and tons of different types, memory foam mattresses are absolutely my favorite. They tend to provide a medium-firm level of support which is healthy for the body and they don’t make noises or cause disturbances to your partner when you roll over, and if they are quality, they maintain their relative shape for a long period of time.
Please don’t gloss over the part where I said IF THEY ARE QUALITY.
We bought a cheap memory foam mattress off Overstock.com probably 8 years ago to use in a guest room. It was pretty much unused for the first 2 years that we had it, and then we switched it out with our worn out, very expensive Stearns & Foster mattress that we’d been sleeping on for about 8 years (and that the salesman swore up and down would last us two decades). What did we get rid of the Stearns & Foster? Because it was totally sunk in at the middle point. My husband and I would roll down into the middle together and be squished in our own mattress. It was TERRIBLE!!
Anyway, so we switched over to the cheap memory foam mattress and after about 3 years on it it was getting lumpy and uncomfortable in places. So yeah, even though we paid a low price for it (I want to say it was $400), it’s not a good bargain if you have to replace it after 3-4 years of use.
I’ve also checked out the Tempur-pedic line and the Sleep Number line and they are VERY tempting, and I have no doubt that their quality is quite good. But that price tag, though! I just can’t fork over $2k for a mattress! Can you relate?
So where’s that sweet spot where the price is sensible and the quality lives up to the hype?
Nectar Sleep is a company that has blown me away with its offerings, with its over-and-above customer service, and with its customer reviews. The next time I need to purchase a mattress (probably when my oldest is ready for a full-size bed), I’m heading straight to NectarSleep.com.
Wait, isn’t a mattress one of those things that you really need to see (and feel) in person before you buy? If you don’t get any type of free trial, then I would say yes. But at Nectar Sleep, you get 365 nights of a mattress free trial.
Yes, you read that correctly. You get a full year to decide if you are happy with the product. If at any point in time, be it night 3 or night 363, you decide it’s not meeting your expectations, you call the company and they come pick it up.
Totally free of charge.
Most brands do not offer any nights at all for a free trial. Tempur-pedic offers 90. A few online only brands offer between 70-110. But absolutely nobody else gives you this much time to decide if you like it. Since the mattress is a memory foam, this really got my attention after my total burn with my previous online memory foam purchase. By the time we’d slept on it for close to a year, we could already see the signs of problems up ahead with our mattress. So I love that Nectar Sleep is so confident in the quality that they are offering that they give you a year to test it out.
Another great thing about the fact that Nectar Sleep is online only is that the middleman is completely cut out. The overhead costs for the company are kept to a minimum. They have one central warehouse, but no showrooms all over the country to maintain, no salespeople at each location to pay, and all of this means that the total cost of the product can be kept lower.
Let me show you how great the prices are right now!
- Twin $500
- Twin XL $550
- Full $700
- Queen $795
- King $900
- California King $900
There’s no shipping cost to you, and if you decide to return the mattress, you don’t pay for return shipping, either. The price is the price! And as of this writing, there is an additional $100 off (any size!) mattress order plus two free pillows. No code needed!
Ok, the prices are fabulous, but what about the quality? When I bought my “bargain” mattress online several years ago, I got absolutely zero information about how it was constructed (probably because if I knew I wouldn’t have wanted to buy it!). Nectar Sleep shows you exactly what you are getting, and it’s so cool to see that the reasonable prices aren’t coming at the cost of quality.
Layer 1 is the Tencel Cooling Cover, that promotes air circulation, heat wicking, and is bedbug resistant (very important!).
Layer 2 is the Quilted Gel Memory Foam, that provides loft and air circulation while perfectly contouring to your body.
Layer 3 is the Gel Memory Foam, which delivers weight distribution and pressure relief.
Layer 4 is the Adaptive Hi Core Memory Foam, that supports the body will providing some rebound and bounce.
Layer 5 is the Breathing Base Layer, which is reinforces the contouring and support layers and serves as a stable foundation.
This is a very thoughtfully constructed mattress that is designed for the long-haul. And should you have any doubts about how superior Nectar Sleep believes their mattress is, just check this out:
Check out the Nectar Sleep FOREVER warranty, because it is unlike anything else out there by leaps and bounds! It reads, “We guarantee that the NECTAR mattress will be free from defects in workmanship and materials for as long as you own and use the NECTAR mattress.” Full details can be found here. Yes, of course, there is fine print, but I’ve combed through it and it is a REALLY good warranty. If depressions in the mattress ever exceed 1 1/2 inches, that’s grounds for a defect and a replacement, for example. It’s honestly just incredible and shows me that this company takes quality VERY seriously. They wouldn’t be able to afford to stay in business if they were having to replace or repair mattresses regularly, so as a customer you really can buy with confidence.
What Type of Bed is Compatible?
In the years of my mattress shopping (mis)adventures, I’ve made quite a few mistakes, including purchasing a mattress and boxspring to go with a platform bed. Oops. You need to make sure that the type of mattress you get works with the type of bed you have for it. And good news; Nectar Sleep mattresses work on boxspring, adjustable, traditional, divan or platform beds!
Basically, Nectar Sleep offers a fantastic value for a mattress that isn’t going to wear out on you ahead of schedule and that doesn’t tack on all those high hidden costs (like delivery fees). I’ve shopped around and I feel comfortable saying that this company offers the best value for the dollar. You can sleep soundly after making this decision!
Need more reassurance? Read the reviews (and not all of the people who left reviews kept the mattress, so you aren’t only getting one perspective).