Nectar Mattress Review by My Family of 8

As a mom to 6 children there are a few precious things in the life: my faith, my family, my health…and MY SLEEP. For real though, I am one of those people that can do anything, but if you mess with my sleep, this mama ain’t happy. I can deal with babies at night, kids being up all night sick, and so on no problem. However, I just want a good night of rest on all the other nights, k? So, my first reaction when I got asked to do NECTAR mattress review was…umm…maybe. hahaha. Here I am, along with my gang of 8, to give my honest explanation of my sleeping saga.

One Blogger's Review of the NECTAR Mattress in Full Honesty...seriously. Read the story at Prodigal Pieces |

*post is sponsored by NECTAR Sleep and includes affiliate links. All opinions are the honest truth from yours truly and my family. (see full disclosure)

I never jump into anything blind or recommend something to you without trying it myself first. So before committing to trying something that would affect my health and way of life and report it back to you, I researched. My goal in my health is to offer the best things for my body to survive at maximum potential with my diet and exercise, so why should my home environment be any different, right? Memory foam mattresses were something I had yet to try, so I had my reservations. In the past I’ve read of their toxic off-gassing that occurred and wasn’t about to pollute my home. That was first and foremost in my mind because of how many hours we sleep on such a surface.

In my search I came upon several articles along with the NECTAR mattress documentation that assured me that all materials were eco-friendly and had the CertiPUR-US seal of approval – free of ozone depleters, toxic flame retardants, heavy metals like mercury or lead, formaldehyde, phthalates, and several other harmful chemicals like VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). NECTAR mattresses are comprised of 5 unique layers, with a supportive base layer, two layers of unique memory foams, a quilted gel foam, and a top layer designed for heat-wicking and pest-resistance.

What floored me the most was that NECTAR will ship you the mattress to your home for FREE (no needing a moving van or paying for delivery from a store), has a forever warranty, and… you can try it for 365 days (a full year!!) and return it at their expense if you’re not satisfied. That is unheard of. They really stand behind their product! Needless to say all of this got my attention and you can’t beat that the price is right. See pricing HERE.

I went for the trial…{{suspense music begins}}. First off, a BIG blue package coming in the mail is fun! My kids were jumping all around waiting for me to open it. The mattress came in a nice zippered bag with another bag inside. The repurposer in me says…hmmm…I can reuse BOTH of these bags for Christmas garland, blankets…I like it!

Opening Up NECTAR mattress for review by Prodigal Pieces |

Setup was easy enough. Just set the bagged mattress on your boxsprings and unpack.

Setting up NECTAR Mattress for Review by Prodigal Pieces |

The mattress is securely wrapped in a plastic wrap (can be recycled) and they send you an envelope opener so you can open it safely. Inside the roll the mattress is snug as a bug in a rug in another airtight package. JC (aka. husband) kept saying, “How in the world did they fit a queen mattress in there!” My homeschooling mommy brain thought, “That would be a cool field trip.”

Rolling Out Packaged NECTAR Mattress |

Compressed NECTAR Mattress |

What you see is my new mattress looking kinda flat, huh? The company even included two queen pillows as well and a removable mattress cover for ease of washing. Yay!

At this point of my NECTAR mattress review, I was looking at it like…umm…this is the mattress? They told me it would puff up and boy did it ever! What you see below was only after 20 minutes of being unpacked. Isn’t that cool?

Queen Size NECTAR Mattress Review |

My kids were loving it. All but our oldest piled on (he couldn’t fit) so I snapped this pic before it even fully filled up. Our bedroom has always been a sweet spot in our home. It’s were our kids go to play, for comfort, and a quiet spot to be. We love that they love our space so making sure our bed was cozy for them was very important to us.

Haynes Family Kids Giving a NECTAR mattress a test run by Prodigal Pieces |

During the time the mattress was filling, there was some off-gassing that was a bit strong to me for a time, but JC said he didn’t notice. It did however, eventually dissipate. My first impression when I lay down it was HARD, but a second or so after I lay there I was like…cool. It started to conform to the shape of my body.

Larissa Haynes on her review of NECTAR mattress. Read her honest opinion at Prodigal Pieces |

After my first night I felt good and slept good, but was a bit achy. I didn’t think anything of it, but the second a night I had the same thing on wakening. To be honest, I was going to throw in the towel. I wrote to the company telling them that I didn’t think this was going to work out. You see, I have a torn rotator cuff that affects my right side of my body – my neck, my shoulder, and my misalignment is also in my hip. Yes, I’m a hot mess. In my head I was convinced that more nights wouldn’t make a difference.  I even put my old mattress back on, and you know what happened? I was like…umm…this old mattress is awful! {{head smack}} Meanwhile, JC loved the NECTAR and the kids loved it for their naps.

Memory Foam NECTAR mattress review by Prodigal Pieces |

Quickly I wrote back to the company and told them I’d like to give it a few more tries because I think my body needed more time to “relearn” my sleep position. I even apologized for being flaky about changing my mind so many times because I’m normally not like that. It drove me nuts to be keep changing my mind, but I wanted it to be right.

After a few nights more of our NECTAR mattress review, no more aches, no more wondering if I had made the right decision. It felt RIGHT. I was getting ready to take updated pics and I heard two of my girls giggling to each other. This is how I found them…

My two girl enjoying the NECTAR mattress |

Like I mentioned, our bedroom is kinda like the sweet spot in the house for all to come to chillax. Seeing them enjoying this space made me feel like this mattress was good thing.

Happy Haynes Family on NECTAR mattress |

I can happily say that after our NECTAR mattress review we have decided to keep it. We feel good, we sleep good, and all are enjoying it to the full. Everybody loves a happy ending, don’t they? We do!

Six Kids Pile on NECTAR Mattress |

Just so you know we aren’t always in a pig pile on our bed, here’s a view of the mattress set up and styled. Our bedroom hasn’t changed much in the last two years since our remodel. We love it more and more. You can ready all our DIY for the floor, ceiling, walls, and more in these posts.

Farmhouse Style Master Bedroom by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces |

Rustic Elegance in this DIY Farmhouse Bedroom by Prodigal Pieces |

I change things up seasonally like the bedding and minimal decor, like the wreaths. This one I made from a fantastically scented eucalyptus I have fallen in love with. The blue-green leaves are my favorite.

DIY Eucalyptus Wreath by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces |

Farmhouse Bedroom Made Complete with DIY tutorials at Prodigal Pieces |

Our family of 8 is excited to say we’ve enjoyed this NECTAR mattress review. Kids are happy, husband is happy, and even this mama is happy. If you want to give a mattress a try for yourself, I highly recommend it. Read for yourself and order over here.

Primitive Chippy White Farmhouse Cupboard with Crystal Chandelier in Farmhouse Master Bedroom by Prodigal Pieces |

Do pin and share so that others can read our honest feedback on an eco-friendly memory foam mattress by NECTAR. Sometimes reading it from an average-joe makes things less technical and more real. Feel free to ask questions!

Looking for a new mattress that is affordable and eco-friendly? Take the FREE 365 day trial with a NECTAR mattress review. Our family of 8 did and we love it! Read the honest review at Prodigal Pieces |

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  • Jan Cole

    Larissa, you have been my go-to person for remodeling and DIY stuff! I love your honesty, approach and easy to follow pics and instructions. I love your family too! OK…my question is where did you get your bedroom spread? I love it…my room is similar to yours. I have a white comforter (heavy!) on my bed now but am looking for something exactly like yours! Thank you for all your blogs/posts/and wonderful work you do!

    January 11, 2018 at 12:42 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You are so sweet, Jan. Thank you! We use a heavy down for winter and this lighter quilt for fall, spring, summer. I got it at a place that is no longer in business. So sad. We love it though!

      January 11, 2018 at 4:22 pm Reply
  • Pamela

    WOOHOO! I’m so glad you did this review. We have been hem n & haw n about getting a new mattress and I think we’re going to try this one. We paid over a $1000 about 8 years ago and just isn’t working for us now. We have similar issue like you so I’m so excited to try this. I love seeing pictures of your children there are so precious ❤ Thanks Larissa

    January 11, 2018 at 2:13 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Yay! I know what you mean. Hard to test them out in the store with people watching and such. This is more my style.

      January 11, 2018 at 4:23 pm Reply
  • Sean Mahan

    That mattress does sound amazing, thanks for sharing this great review!

    January 12, 2018 at 2:13 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You bet! Fun to give it a try and stretch my boundaries.

      January 12, 2018 at 9:26 pm Reply
  • Brenda Van Riper

    sounds like a great mattress but I went into their website and was disappointed that it only comes in a queen I was hoping for a full.

    January 27, 2018 at 9:57 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Brenda, they have many sizes Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King

      January 28, 2018 at 5:29 am Reply
  • Judy Lincicum

    Hi Larissa. I do have a question about your new mattress. When I purchase my Tempur-pedic 5 years ago, I immediately notices the sensation of not being able to roll over easily from side to side. It felt like I was stuck in one position and it is an effort to move. It has remained so until today. Do you get that sensation with the Nectar? And do you feel it sleeps warmer than your old mattress?

    February 17, 2018 at 10:18 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Hi Judy. I don’t think it keeps me warmer than my older one, but won’t know for sure until summer as we’re still in deep freeze, but it was a new feeling to roll over. I wouldn’t say it’s harder, just different. Because the mattress conforms, I believe, is why it feels different. I haven’t had any pressure point pains since this new one and am happy with it.

      February 18, 2018 at 5:29 am Reply
  • Beth

    I’m so glad you love the mattress Larissa because we ordered ours a couple of weeks ago and it just shipped Friday! I’ll make sure I give it some time like you did! Thanks so much for sharing!

    February 18, 2018 at 7:55 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Yahoo!! Can’t wait to hear what you think. 🙂

      February 19, 2018 at 9:08 pm Reply
  • Kenda

    Hi Larissa,
    So, now that it’s been a year using the Nectar mattress, I’m curious if you still like it and if it’s still holding up well. Our current mattress is great…if you enjoy lying in a ditch on either side with a mountain in the middle. I feel like a gas station roller-food hot dog every night trying to find a comfortable position. I looked into the Nectar and it sounds good but I have a hard time parting with that much of my hard-earned money. Just wondering what you think of it after having it a while. Thanks!

    January 31, 2019 at 11:13 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Funny as I was just asking my husband the other night what he thought after a year and we both agree it’s a great mattress. It has helped me so much because he is a restless sleeper at times or goes to bed later than I do and I don’t even feel him getting in bed. The visual you just gave me made me LOL!! 😀 The best part is you can try this for a year and if you still don’t like it get your money back. It’s hard to beat that deal.

      February 1, 2019 at 4:54 am Reply

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