I was recently at a party and everyone was complaining about their mattress. There were 3 of us who owned a pillow-top and we were all trying to figure out what was next. Around 8-10 years ago, pillow tops were the trend everyone wanted for that extra layer of comfort on their bed. What we didn't know was over time your body sinks and molds indents in the mattress -- just like a worn spot on an old couch, and over time, the fluff is gone and nobody's happy about their sleep. We all want that big comfy bed to come home to and get a good night's sleep but buying a mattress is a big commitment, and when there are two people sharing the same bed there are a lot of factors to consider. A friend of mine who reminds me of The Princess and the Pea, was raving about her new mattress she purchased from Nectar, and I decided to give it a try.
Nectar is a mattress company that has found a way to create the most comfortable, quality mattress for a good value. Their mattresses are constructed from four layers that begin with a dense yet breathable base layer. They use different materials for their memory foam to provide cushioned support for the body as well as perfect weight distribution and pressure relief. The layer of quilted gel memory foam contours to your body while providing loft as you sleep. The mattress is wrapped in a cooling cover made of the sustainable fabric called "tencel" which wicks heat while you sleep, keeping you cool and comfortable all night long. This sounded great to me, because my husband tends to run hot at night and I'm always cold and like a lot of covers. I imagined sleeping on a cloud with all these foam layers and expert design features.
Since we were beyond due for an upgrade, my husband and I had been thinking about a new mattress for a few months and were determined to find one that improved our sleep. After lots of research and talking with friends, Nectar was the clear winner based on the comfort and value. Buying a new mattress is a big decision and can be quite an investment, so I was relieved to see if you really don't like it, they have a one-year return policy. This was a huge plus for me, because it's impossible to tell if you're going to like a mattress when you lay on it for five minutes in a mattress store. The real test would come when tested at home.
The first night sleeping on our new king size mattress, I felt like we were on vacation in a fancy hotel. It usually takes us both some time to get comfortable and wind down before sleep, but my husband fell asleep as soon as his head hit the pillow and I drifted off not long after. That first night of sleep on the mattress was like night and day compared to our old one. We both felt refreshed and well-rested since we weren't tossing and turning trying to avoid rolling into one another like we did with our pillow-top mattress. Sleeping on this soft, supportive mattress that didn't feel like sleeping in a human-sized indent was remarkably nice, and when they say it has "no motion transfer" they really mean it. I didn't even wake up when my husband got up for work in the morning.
It's been a few months now and we're both very happy about our decision to upgrade. We're sleeping more soundly and aren't waking up feeling like we've been up all night trying to dig ourselves out of the mattress hole. I didn't realize how sleep-deprived I really was until switching our mattress and sleeping soundly through the night. Now when I get ready for bed, I'm not stressed about whether I'll get a good night's rest or not because I know I will, thanks to Nectar.
Update 9.13.18: The Nectar team is extending a special limited time offer this Fall in addition to their 365 Day Home Trial. Click here to get $125 off your full priced purchase, plus two free Nectar pillows!