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Nectar Premier Copper Mattress Review: A Deep Dive into Cooling Comfort

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Updated May 8, 2024

The Nectar Premier Copper Mattress promises a luxurious sleep experience with advanced cooling technology. But does this hybrid memory foam mattress live up to the hype? This in-depth review dives into the mattress's construction, performance, and value to help you decide if it's the perfect fit for your own slumber sanctuary.

I tested out the Nectar Premier Copper Mattress Hybrid in a king size for the last few weeks before sharing my thoughts. As background, I’m a freelance writer with eight years of experience covering sleep for various publications. I slept on a high-end hotel queen mattress for 11 years before marrying my husband, who, until we got the Nectar Premier Copper Mattress for testing, had a serviceable firm mattress from Amazon that was far from luxe. In short, I couldn’t wait to go back to a life of luxurious sleeping.

The Nectar Premier Copper Mattress

The Nectar Premier Copper Mattress

Mattress specifications

  • Material:

    • Dual-action cooling with antimicrobial Euro Top
    • Heat-wicking copper fibers
    • Two-inch therapeutic memory foam for pressure relief
    • Two-inch activeLift layer for spinal alignment
    • One-inch transition layer to minimize motion transfer
    • Eight-inch iInfinity innerspring coils with extra edge support
    • One-inch ActiveSupport base layer for stability
    • Made with CertiPUR-US Certified foams
  • Firmness: Medium-firm

  • Trial period: 365 nights

  • Warranty: For the first 10 years of ownership, Nectar will replace your Nectar Sleep mattress with a brand new Nectar Sleep mattress of equal or greater value at absolutely no charge to you. In years 10+, Nectar Sleep will completely repair and re-cover your mattress, or replace your mattress, at Nectar Sleep’s option. The only charge you will incur will be a transportation cost of $50 each way, which charges will be waived if a defect is confirmed to exist by Nectar Sleep.

  • Shipping method: Box

  • Price range: $1099-$2598

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Nectar Premier Copper Mattress pros

  • No king-size mattress gap at the top of the mattress. It’s common for king size mattresses to leave a large gap at the very top of the mattress, where pillows tend to fall through the crack. Small wedge pillows are marketed to solve this problem. I love that the Nectar sits flush with my headboard, so my pillows stay where they need to.
  • Motion transfer. I found that the Nectar Premier Copper does a good job of isolating motion, minimizing partner disturbance. This is a plus for couples who share a bed. After a year of feeling every movement of my husband, this was a welcome change.
  • Cooling technology. The combination of copper mesh and a breathable cover effectively wicks away heat. This is ideal for hot sleepers like myself, who struggle with maintaining a comfortable temperature at night.
  • Pressure relief. The memory foam layer contours to your body shape, minimizing pressure points and offering comfort for side sleepers and those with aches and pains. I find it to be a great mattress, especially for side sleepers like me.

Nectar Premier Copper Mattress cons

  • Off-gassing. Like most new memory foam mattresses, the Nectar Premier Copper might have a slight initial odor. It didn’t bother me, so I slept on it on night one, but if you’re especially sensitive to it, leaving the Nectar Premier Copper Mattress to air out for a few days typically resolves this issue.
  • Edge support. The edge support is decent but not exceptional. Sitting or sleeping on the very edge might cause some sinkage. That said, I find it supportive enough when I’m bottle-feeding my baby in the middle of the night, sitting on the edge of the bed.
  • Not ideal for all sleepers. Those who prefer a very firm mattress, or dedicated stomach sleepers who need a firmer option, might find the Nectar Premier Copper a bit too soft.
The Nectar Premier Copper Mattress

The Nectar Premier Copper Mattress

Nectar Premier Copper Mattress price

I found that the Nectar Premier Copper Mattress offers excellent value for its price, which ranges from $1099 to $2598. My last mattress, which I bought myself, was about twice the price, and I don’t find much of a difference in terms of comfort and support. However, the mattress my husband purchased for under $500 was far less luxe and comfortable than the Nectar.

Nectar Premier Copper Mattress design

The Nectar Premier Copper boasts a simple yet sleek design. The mattress is black with a white quilted sleeping surface. Its cover is created with breathability in mind — offering a soft and comfortable feel. The focus here is on functionality and creating a cool and comfortable sleeping surface.

Nectar Premier Copper Mattress firmness

This mattress falls into the medium-firm category. This firmness level is often considered ideal as it provides a good balance of plush comfort and supportive structure. The medium-firm feel caters to a variety of sleeping styles, from side sleepers who need pressure relief to back sleepers who require proper spinal alignment.

Here's a breakdown of suitability for different sleeping styles.

  • Side sleepers: The pressure relief is excellent, allowing your shoulders and hips to sink in comfortably.
  • Back sleepers: The medium-firm support keeps your spine aligned, promoting good posture. Back sleepers over 230 pounds might desire a firmer option.
  • Stomach sleepers: The mattress offers some give, but stomach sleepers who prioritize firmness might find a mattress that’s dedicated to stomach sleeping more suitable.

Nectar Premier Copper Mattress support and comfort

I’ve especially been impressed with the Nectar Premier Copper’s ability to relieve pressure. The memory foam layer really helps with that, minimizing pressure points and offering comfort for me as a side sleeper. The supportive base layer, featuring coils, helps maintain proper spinal alignment, beneficial for back sleepers. This combination of pressure relief and support allows you to sink into that comfy, plush mattress for comfort without sacrificing spinal health.

Nectar Premier Copper Mattress performance

Overall, I was very impressed with this mattress’ performance in a few key ways.

Cooling technology

This mattress works to wick away heat and prevent excessive buildup. It’s a major advantage for hot sleepers who often overheat and have trouble maintaining a comfortable temperature throughout the night.

Motion isolation

The mattress does a good job absorbing the motion transfer of my husband, who tends to get up at least once throughout the night. As I said, this mattress is ideal for couples who share a bed and want to avoid feeling each other's movements during sleep.

Edge support

As I mentioned, I’m regularly feeding my baby in the middle of the night sitting on the edge of my bed and was impressed by the support.

The Nectar Premier Copper Mattress

The Nectar Premier Copper Mattress

Nectar Premier Copper Mattress delivery and setup

Delivery and setup were a breeze. The box makes it easier to transport the new mattress to your bedroom, though, of course, it’s still heavy. That said, wielding it is far easier. I simply cut open the box carefully and with the included tool inside, I cut open the plastic, being cautious not to cut the mattress itself. From there, I put it on my bedframe and watched as it expanded to fit the frame. It continued to expand over the course of the next couple of days, but I was able to sleep on it on night one without a problem.

Is Nectar Premier Copper Mattress for you? Who is this mattress best for?

The Nectar Premier Copper Mattress is a good fit for you if you’re looking for the following criteria.

A cooler sleep experience. The mattress has phenomenal cooling technology, so it’s perfect for hot sleepers who tend to overheat at night.

Pressure relief. The memory foam layer conforms to your body shape, alleviating pressure points and offering comfort for side sleepers and those with aches and pains.

Motion isolation. This is my favorite feature! Couples can enjoy minimized partner disturbance thanks to the mattress's ability to absorb motion transfer.

Versatility. The medium-firm mattress caters to a range of sleeping styles.

What sets Nectar Premier Copper Mattress apart from other mattresses?

The Nectar Premier Copper Mattress stands out in the following ways.

  • Its focus on cooling technology. It keeps even the hottest sleepers cool at night. It keeps my postpartum hormonal hot nights to a minimum.
  • Memory foam for added support. If you’re looking for pressure relief with a little extra support thanks to the coils, you’ve found the perfect mattress.

Other mattresses from Nectar

Nectar offers a variety of mattresses designed to work for different needs and budgets. Here are two options to consider if you want to go Nectar:

  • Nectar Classic: This is a budget-friendly memory foam mattress with a medium-firm feel, ideal for side sleepers and those who prioritize comfort.
  • Nectar Lush: A plusher version of the Classic, this one offers a softer feel that might be suitable for side sleepers and people who enjoy a cloud-like sleeping experience.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Is the Nectar Premier Copper Mattresses good for pain relief?

I believe the Nectar Premier Copper Mattress could be good for pain relief, particularly for back and hip pain. The memory foam layer contours to your body shape, minimizing pressure points. It’s helped alleviate my aches, and my husband can attest to its effect on his lower back pain. The medium-firm support helps maintain proper spinal alignment, which can be crucial for back pain sufferers.

What is the controversy with Nectar mattresses?

The controversy is related to the brand’s forever warranty not being forever. Here are the terms of the warranty, per the brand:

“In the event of a defect (as defined above), Nectar Sleep’s sole liability and your sole remedies under this Warranty will be: For the first 10 years of ownership, we will replace your Nectar Sleep mattress with a brand new Nectar Sleep mattress of equal or greater value at absolutely no charge to you. In years 10+, Nectar Sleep will completely repair and re-cover your mattress, or replace your mattress, at Nectar Sleep’s option. The only charge you will incur will be a transportation cost of $50 each way, which will be waived if a defect is confirmed to exist by Nectar Sleep.”

Can you sleep on the Nectar Premier Copper Mattress the first night?

You can! I certainly did. The mattress will take up to 72 hours to fully expand, but the brand says on its site that it’s fine to sleep on it before that. Most bed-in-a-box mattresses, including Nectar, come pre-compressed and ready to use upon unwrapping. While there might be a slight initial odor, it shouldn't prevent you from sleeping on it the first night. I noticed only a very slight one and once I put my sheets on the bed, I didn’t smell it at all.

Are Nectar Premier Copper Mattresses worth it?

I would say that the Nectar Premium Copper Mattress is absolutely worth it. In terms of spinal alignment, motion reduction, and reduced heat for those of us who sleep warm, this mattress is a good buy for the money.

Final verdict

As someone who’s spent twice as much on a mattress I liked just as much as my Nectar Premium Copper Mattress, I’d say this mattress is a great buy for such a luxe bed. It delivers a significant improvement over standard memory foam—and my sleep has improved so much in just a few weeks of testing.

The Nectar Premier Copper Mattress

The Nectar Premier Copper Mattress

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