Nectar provided me with a free mattress for my honest opinion on their product. in hopes that I would get a good night sleep. All opinions are my own; this post also contains affiliate links.
Ever since we moved when I was pregnant with our son just over two years ago I have struggled with sleep and haven’t had the chance to focus on making sure I can get a good night sleep. Everyone needs a good night sleep in order to function and be the best person we can be. Since moving here I have slept on a variety of mattresses, but have still struggled with sleep. As of recent we got our hands on a new mattress that seems to be doing the trick for us.
The Nectar Mattress (Full Sized)
I have tried a memory foam type of mattress before and found it to be a little difficult to use because I sunk into the mattress too much. This mattress is the perfect amount of firmness. I would have to say that it is made of a medium-firm density that works perfectly for me. When I sit on the bed I do not sink in and that is perfect for me because when I sink in I often struggle to get up due to balance issues and other things thanks to my disability.
Even though you don’t sink into the mattress when sitting I do feel like when I lay down the mattress cradles my body and helps take pressure off of my joints while I sleep. I have found that I do not wake up with an achy back like I had been waking with in the past.
No Need For a Box Spring
I love that we don’t need a box spring with this mattress. In the past we have had to use a box spring and they just feel bulky and are a pain for me to use because they are so heavy and when mattresses get old they tend to sag into the gaps on the box spring. Instead this mattress works with a slatted bed frame. The evenly spaced slats help to support the mattress without worrying about sag or uneven support of the mattress. If you so choose you can use a good box spring, but I wouldn’t recommend it. I feel like the mattress feels better and more supportive with the new styled bed frame over the box spring.
We purchased our bed frame off of Amazon and love it. We have actually used two different slatted frames and liked both for different reasons. The first was just a base frame with no headboard or footboard and the second is leather wrapped and has a very nice headboard. We personally prefer having the headboard because it gives us somewhere to put our glasses when we sleep. Well, I personally like that feature because I sleep next to the wall and really can’t see anything clearly without my glasses on.
I’ll admit that I had no idea that I was going to be getting two glorious pillows with our mattress. We have a slew of different pillows, but have never really been happy with them. I can’t really tell you why because even I am not sure. I just know that we were constantly swapping pillows and we each had two pillows each. Since getting these new pillows we each have only needed one pillow each.
Instead of having four pillows on the bed we now have six pillows strewn across our floor because we only need our two new pillows. These pillows are made of the same density material as the mattress. I like that my head gets to have its own little mini comfortable bed to rest on. Laying without a pillow is never comfortable, but I do really like the feel of the mattress. I will admit that the pillows are pretty heavy so I cannot easily move them around, but that’s okay because for the most part I don’t need to move them.
Where to Buy
Now you may be asking yourself where you can get a mattress like this and let me tell you it’s real simple. You can buy a Nectar mattress off of their website online. When you purchase the mattress online they ship it to you packaged inside of two bags. We had no problem with delivery. There were no tears or rips in the packaging and everything was safe and secure inside.
The Unboxing of Your Mattress
When you unpackage the Nectar mattress you will take off the outer bag and then pull the mattress out of the second bag. I recommend setting the rolled up mattress on top of your frame or box spring for the final unpackaging. If you look in the bags you will find a nice little tool to help you cut through the shrink wrap without needing a pair of scissors or a razor blade that could risk harming the mattress.
Once you get the shrink wrap off you will notice the mattress helping you out. Help the mattress unroll and spread across the bed frame while it decompressed from the tight compression it was in while packaged. This is also when you will want to open any windows to help the mattress and pillows air out because it will have a strong smell for awhile until it is adequately aired out. If you are like me then the smell will be a deterrent when sleeping because the smallest things can keep me awake at night. That is why I also recommend unboxing this mattress as early in the day as possible.
Wrapping it up After a Good Night Sleep
I would have to say that after using this mattress for the past few weeks I have to give it a full 5 Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. I say this because as a person with a really bad back and other physical problems that this is one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept on. I am able to sleep restfully without tossing and turning all night long. It gives me support while not being a super firm mattress (all firm mattresses have always made my back hurt even worse).
I will also say that my biggest fear with a memory foam styled mattress was that I would sink too much into the bed and not be able to get up from it. The early versions of these types of beds were impossible for me to move around in because I sank so much into them. I am able to easily sit up and move across the bed without fear of sinking into the mattress. I am also able to push off of the mattress when standing up from it which has previously caused me issues with most beds I have ever slept in. This bed however doesn’t seem to be affected by the extra pressure being put forth.
I finally wanted to share just a few fun pictures taken during the unboxing process with my adorable son. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
Now I get a good night sleep with Nectar every night!
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