Finally a good night's sleep: an HONEST Nectar Mattress review

Truth is: my husband and I suffer from back pain and it sucks. I have been dealing with back pain for almost all of my life- I have herniation from a work injury in 2008. Most of the time it is hard for me to fall asleep. My husband, on the other hand, has had two back surgeries in his lifetime and has only slept well on a recliner. Needless to say, due to back pain from both of us, we were not sleeping at night. 

A few months back I started to do research on a new mattress. I had been seeing all sorts of bloggers and product influencers promoting "bed in a box" type of mattresses, and I just had to figure out what all the buzz was about. 

Once I completed my research, I came to the conclusion that my husband and I NEEDED a memory foam mattress. We had been sleeping on a hand-me-down pillow top that we have had since maybe 2009 (and when we got it, it was already like 3-4 years old). The mattress itself wasn't comfortable, and just provided a place to sleep. In fact, more nights that not, my husband would get up and sleep on our futon. After discussing with my husband, I just knew that our beat down coil spring mattress would be saying bye-bye and a memory foam mattress would be in our near future. 

our old mattress
And I was right. About 6 weeks ago, NECTAR Sleep reached out to me and asked if I would be interested in reviewing one of their mattresses for 30 days. When I read the email, I actually jumped for joy. I said yes and for the last four weeks, my husband, the kid, dog, and I have been sleeping back pain free (I have other issues not related to my back) through the night. 

The unboxing and setting up

When the NECTAR Mattress arrived, it arrived in a blue like duffel bag, and the dogs went absolutely crazy. I was ecstatic, went out on the porch to drag it in, and almost collapsed because it was so tall and heavy. Thankfully, my husband was home because I was in a bit more pain- in my neck and shoulder (due to a car accident in August 2017). My husband was sleeping- so I, of course, woke him up. He drug the mattress through the house and sent it down to the basement (we live in my parents' basement currently).

Once down in the basement, we removed the old mattress and then unwrapped the NECTAR one. The mattress was secured inside of a blue sheath, a duffel bag, and then in was compressed in plastic. Nectar sent along a cute little letter-type opener for the plastic, because it's safer than using a knife. Once the plastic was cut and removed, the bed started to fill almost immediately.

The whole unboxing process took about 15-20 minutes (including removal of the old mattress), and then we had to wait 3ish hours for it to be ready to sleep on. Wait- scratch that- my husband had to try it immediately AND actually fell asleep on it!

Our mattress review: 4 weeks later

To be honest, I thought that I would immediately love the mattress from day one. Truth is: it took me about two nights to get used to the feeling of the memory foam. Yes, I thought the mattress was comfortable, but I wasn't sure about the whole "imprint" thing. What can I say, I had never slept on memory foam before. 

Once I was used to the NECTAR mattress, I didn't want to get out of bed in the morning. Sure, I have sleeping issues due to my car accident, but that didn't mean that the mattress wasn't comfortable. I actually felt like I was sleeping on a cloud. My husband told me that he loved the NECTAR mattress and never slept on a more comfortable thing- futon included.

Sleeping on a memory foam mattress has changed my whole perspective on sleeping. I am able to fall asleep faster, don't toss and turn as much, and if I am in the right position (due to my muscle spasms) I am almost pain free. My back does not hurt when I wake up in the morning anymore, and I can't even begin to tell you how much of a relief that is. 

ALSO: the best thing about sleeping on a NECTAR mattress is that since the memory foam "swallows you up"- you aren't disturbed by anyone getting in or out of bed. That right there is a Godsend. 


If you are someone that suffers from back pain, trouble sleeping, uncomfortable sleeping, or anything else related to horrible sleeping, then you NEED a memory foam mattress in your life. In a nutshell, memory foam softens in reaction to body heat, allowing it to mold to a warm body in a few minutes; aka feels like someone is hugging you. Since the foam molds around you, it's able to support the areas that need supporting. 

After my experience with NECTAR Sleep, I would with out a doubt recommend their mattresses. When I was researching a memory foam mattress, I did see that NECTAR Sleep is the lowest priced, they offer a 365 sleep trial (meaning that you can sleep on the mattress for 365 days and if you don't like it, then you can get a refund) and a lifetime warranty, free returns, free pillows, and more. If you don't believe me, check it out for yourself. 

If you are hesitant on getting a memory foam due to the price, don't worry, because NECTAR has a solution. They offer a six month, no credit required, and no interest financing plan. Everyone is approved, and once you are done paying the "lease", the mattress is fully yours. Plus you get to enjoy the mattress while you are paying for it. 

To learn about the base, middle, and support layers of the Nectar, as well as pros and cons, read the Nectar mattress review from the folks at

Have you ever slept on a NECTAR mattress? 
What are you waiting for?

Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Post. I was given the NECTAR mattress shown in the photos above in exchange for an honest review. The opinions I have expressed in this post are 100% my own.

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