Nectar Hybrid Mattress

Nectar Hybrid Mattress Review UK (2022)

Written by Nicky

Last updated: 31.07.2022

8 Min.

The Nectar Hybrid mattress has recently launched in the UK. 🇬🇧

This new mattress combines memory foam with micro-coils for extra bounce and breathability.

But how does it compare to the Nectar original mattress? 🤔

And can it make its claim to fame as one of the best mattresses in the UK?

We tested this mattress for several months.

Find out what we discovered in our Nectar Hybrid mattress review. 🥳

Let's dive right in.

Top features of the Nectar Hybrid mattress

Cooling
Enhanced Breathability
Memory foam
Pressure-Relieving Memory Foam
365-day trial period
365-Day Trial Period
Lifetime guarantee
Lifetime Guarantee

Advantages

  • Great orthopaedic support and body-contouring memory foam.
  • Enhanced breathability.
  • Easy to move around on.
  • Well-suited to couples.
  • Free delivery & returns
  • 365-day trial period.
  • Remarkable lifetime warranty.

Disadvantages

  • Mattress cover not removable.
  • Not a disadvantage per se, but the Hybrid is softer than the Nectar memory foam mattress & may be less comfortable for some.

What makes the Nectar Hybrid special?

  • Same premium Nectar memory foam composition with the addition of pocket springs.
  • Enhanced breathability, making it better suited to heavier sweaters.
  • Easier to move around on.

Nectar memory foam mattress versus Nectar Hybrid mattress

The Nectar memory foam mattress and the Nectar Hybrid mattress are similar, but there are some differences.

We’d encourage you to read our full Nectar memory foam mattress review for all the details. 🤓

But, here’s a quick overview:

Nectar Nectar Hybrid
Composition: Memory foam Memory foam & springs
Mattress height: 25 cm (10 inches) 25 cm (10 inches)
Mattress layers:

Three layers:

Open-cell breathable foam

Memory foam

7-zoned base

Four layers:

Open-cell breathable foam

Micro spring layer

Memory foam

7-zoned base

Firmness: Firm Medium-firm
Stability & support: Pressure-relieving support Reactive support with ease of movement
Temperature: Good temperature regulation Excellent temperature regulation
Mattress cover: Quilted cooling cover Quilted cooling cover
Purchase: 45% OFF NECTAR MATTRESS£ 384.45 45% OFF NECTAR HYBRID£ 439.45

We’ll also draw comparisons to help you navigate the two mattresses throughout this article. 🔎

Nectar Hybrid mattress composition

The Nectar Hybrid is a thick hybrid memory foam mattress that combines the benefits of the Nectar original mattress with an additional layer of springs. 🌀

The mattress has four layers, plus a quilted cooling cover.

The four layers are:

  • Dynamic support layer
  • Micro-spring layer
  • A pressure-relieving memory foam layer
  • 7-zone supportive base

All layers of foam used in the Nectar Hybrid mattress are of a high density and Certipur-certified. 🌱

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Nectar hybrid mattress materials

This means that they’re free from harmful chemicals and toxins. ⚗️

We’ll elaborate on the Nectar foam certifications in the FAQ section of this article.

Let’s look at the Nectar Hybrid mattress layers in more detail.

Nectar Hybrid mattress layers

The different layers of the Nectar Hybrid work together to offer the optimal level of comfort, support, and breathability. 💤

1. Dynamic support layer

The top comfort layer of the Nectar Hybrid mattress is made of an open-cell breathable polyfoam. 💨

This creates a good level of support (to avoid that “stuck-in-memory-foam” feeling) and helps regulate body temperature.

2. Micro-spring layer

The second layer of the Nectar Hybrid mattress is unique to this mattress.

It consists of up to 1,600 individually encapsulated springs. 🌀

These pocket springs provide micro-adjustments for additional comfort and ease of movement.

Nectar hybrid composition
The Nectar Hybrid mattress combines foams with micro springs.

The spring layer also dramatically enhances the mattress’s breathability, making it better suited to hot sleepers.

3. Pressure-relieving memory foam

The third layer is made of high-quality memory foam.

Memory foam is known for its body-contouring properties.

The foam adapts well to the shape of your body for effective pressure relief and orthopaedic support. 🤗

4. 7-zone supportive base layer

The cold foam base layer provides stability and support to the mattress.

It is divided into seven contour zones. 7️⃣

These have been designed to respond to your body, allowing for more sinkage where needed and more lift when required.

Nectar Hybrid composition
The Nectar Hybrid includes an additional layer of pocketed springs.

Overall, the zones enable healthy spinal alignment, preventing back and shoulder pains.

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Nectar Hybrid mattress firmness

Even though hybrid mattresses are often firmer than pure foam mattresses, this isn't the case with Nectar.

In fact, the Nectar Hybrid mattress is rated as slightly softer than the Nectar original mattress!

We'd place it at a 6.5 out of 10 on the Sleep Hero firmness scale, where 1 is the softest and 10 is the firmest. 🧱

Nectar hybrid firmness

But, overall, it is still a medium-firm mattress that offers a good balance of comfort and support.

This also makes it suitable for a wide variety of sleepers. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

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Nectar Hybrid with weights
The Nectar Hybrid is supportive without being too firm.

Nectar Hybrid sinkage tests

To give a true and accurate interpretation of the firmness level of the Nectar Hybrid mattress, we relied on sinkage tests. 🧮

These give a good indication of how a mattress will feel for a variety of sleepers.

For our first test, we measured how much we sank into the Nectar Hybrid when all weight was focused in the middle of the mattress.

nectar hybrid sinking test
Our sinkage tests show the Nectar Hybrid is soft yet supportive.

The above image shows that the average sinkage was about 11.5 cm (4.5 inches) when weight was focused on one area.

This is slightly deeper than the Nectar original memory foam mattress, which has a firmer feel and a sinkage depth of around 10 cm (3.9 inches).

We also tested the mattress's support in different sleeping positions by measuring sinkage depths in the pelvic and shoulder regions.

Here are our results:

Person A (167 cm / 5'4" and 54 kg / 119 lbs) Person B (179 cm / 5'8" and 98 kg / 216 lbs)
Sleeping on the side:

Shoulder: 5 cm (1.9 inches)

Pelvis: 4.5 cm (1.7 inches)

Shoulder: 6.5 cm (2.5 inches)

Pelvis: 5 cm (1.9 inches)

Sleeping on the back:

Shoulder: 3 cm (1.1 inches)

Pelvis: 3.5 cm (1.3 inches)

Shoulder: 4 cm (1.5 inches)

Pelvis: 4 cm (1.5 inches)

Sleeping on the stomach:

Shoulder: 3.2 cm (1.2 inches)

Pelvis: 4 cm (1.5 inches)

Shoulder: 3.5 cm (1.3 inches)

Pelvis: 4.5 cm (1.7 inches)

As these results indicate, there was moderate sinkage in all positions for both body weights. ⚖️

We concluded that this mattress performed best in the side sleeping position, which allowed for a good amount of sinkage to absorb pressure from the hips and shoulders.

spinal alignment
The Nectar Hybrid mattress provides optimal support for side sleepers.

However, we would not recommend this mattress for stomach sleepers as we found there was too much sinkage overall.

We look at this in more detail further down. 👇

Edge support

Edge support refers to how much weight a mattress can carry at the very edge of the bed. ⛰

The best edge support will show little to no sinkage when you sit on the edge of the mattress.

We tested edge support in two ways:

  • Sitting and kneeling on the side of the bed.
  • Sleeping on the edge of the mattress.

You can view the below two images to see this.

nectar mattress edge support
The Nectar Hybrid provides decent edge support when sitting on the side.

Overall, the Nectar Hybrid has good edge support. 👌

The mattress displayed some moderate sinkage when sitting or kneeling on the edge of the bed, due to all weight being concentrated in a small area.

During sleep, however, we felt supported up to the very edge of the mattress and did not feel like we were rolling off the sides. 🥳

This means you can enjoy the entire width of your mattress.

Nectar edge support
Edge support decreases when weight is focused more distinctly.

What does sleeping on the Nectar Hybrid mattress feel like?

The Nectar Hybrid felt almost identical to sleeping on the Simba Hybrid.

It’s a very comfortable mattress with good support, average edge support, and great motion isolation.

Hybrid mattresses aim to provide the best features of their base materials.

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The Nectar Hybrid mattress combines the comfort and orthopaedic support of a memory foam mattress with additional spring benefits. 🌀

nectar mattress firmness
The Nectar Hybrid is supportive and comfortable.

When we slept on the Nectar Hybrid, we felt:

  • A cushioning layer of soft foam that adapted to the shape of the body.
  • An undisturbed and refreshed feeling of sleep.
  • Comfort in most positions, but particularly in the side sleeping position.
  • Well-supported and good relief of pressure on the hips, shoulders, and knees.

Overall, we'd say that the Nectar Hybrid is an incredibly comfortable mattress. 😴

But, we wouldn't recommend it to all sleepers.

Let's explore this in a bit more detail. 👇

Is the Nectar Hybrid good for side sleepers?

The Nectar Hybrid mattress was most comfortable in the side sleeping position. 🙌

The responsive memory foam is cushioned around pressure point areas such as the hips and shoulders.

Nectar Hybrid side sleeping position
The Nectar Hybrid is a great choice for side sleepers.

At the same time, we felt supported by the spring layer, which encouraged natural spinal alignment.

A mattress that is too soft or firm can create a bend in the spine, which is why those with an unsuitable mattress may wake up with lower back pain.

The Nectar Hybrid strikes a perfect balance between support and comfort. 🤗

Is the Nectar Hybrid good for back sleepers?

We also felt well supported in the back sleeping position.

nectar hybrid back sleeping
The Nectar Hybrid is comfortable in the back sleeping position.

In this position, the mattress contoured around the heavier regions without being too soft. ☁️

Back sleeping is the healthiest position for your sleep as it puts the least pressure on the spine and organs.

But: Avoid sleeping on your back if you struggle with sleep apnoea or snoring.

The Nectar Hybrid encouraged a feeling of weightless sleep in this position.

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Is the Nectar Hybrid suitable for stomach sleepers?

Despite being comfortable in most positions, we felt the Nectar Hybrid might be too soft for stomach sleepers.

Stomach sleepers need a firm to extra firm mattress that keeps the spine completely straight.

nectar hybrid stomach sleeping
The Nectar Hybrid is not the most suitable for stomach sleepers.

As a medium-firm mattress, the Nectar Hybrid is not the most suitable. 👎

In this position, there was a slight bend in the spine, which can cause tension and create lower back pain.

The stomach sleeping position puts the most pressure on the spine, so it's crucial to find a suitably firm mattress.

Check out our favourite firm mattress options:

Is the Nectar Hybrid good for couples and restless sleepers?

Motion transfer can be a dealbreaker when deciding on a mattress to share with your partner.

A low-motion transfer mattress is a fantastic option for couples and restless sleepers. 👩‍❤️‍👨

What is low motion transfer?

Motion transfer refers to the transfer of movement in a mattress. ⛵

A mattress with high motion transfer will feel bouncy.

You'll feel this movement when your partner moves around in bed.

High motion transfer mattresses are typically coil sprung, as the springs are connected throughout the mattress, creating a steady wave of movement. 🤹

children jumping on bed
The Nectar Hybrid absorbs motion.

Low motion transfer mattresses can come as memory foam or pocket spring mattresses.

These are much better at absorbing movement.

Is the Nectar Hybrid high or low motion transfer?

The Nectar Hybrid is a low motion transfer mattress and absorbs movement well. ✔️

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We experienced an undisturbed sleep throughout the night and didn't feel any movement across the mattress.

Still not convinced? 🤔

Check out the video below to see how well the Nectar Hybrid absorbs motion:

Our testing concluded that the Nectar Hybrid is an excellent choice for couples or those who move around a lot during sleep.

You should experience a more restful and uninterrupted sleep on this mattress. 😴

Does the Nectar Hybrid sleep hot?

Even though the Nectar original mattress offers good temperature regulation, the Nectar Hybrid takes this up a notch. 🧊

The mattresses feature:

  • A top layer of open-cell foam designed to be more breathable & allow for better temperature regulation.
  • An adaptive cooling cover to provide non-stop airflow, carrying heat and moisture away from the body.

The Nectar Hybrid also has the additional benefits of springs.

mattress ventilation
Hybrid memory foam mattresses are typically cooler than memory foam mattresses.

Spring mattresses are generally the coolest as they allow for the most ventilation. 🌬

This is because the spaces between the springs create natural ventilation channels, allowing air to move freely through the material.

Think of it this way:

  • Memory foam is like a brick, and blowing air onto the brick won't result in any airflow on the opposite side. 🧱
  • A spring layer is like a brick with massive holes that pass through the entire width of the brick.
  • If you blow air onto the side of this brick, it'll pass through the holes quite quickly, and you can feel the airflow on the other side.

The spring layer is like the brick with holes - air can flow freely, carrying away excess heat and moisture and keeping you cooler and more comfortable. ❄️

temperature regulation scale
Some mattresses sleep warmer than others.

Naturally, then, mattresses with spring layers will allow for better breathability overall.

Hybrid mattresses still contain a significant amount of foam, so they won't be as cooling as pure spring or pocket sprung mattresses.

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But, they are much better suited to hot sleepers and heavier sweaters than pure memory foam mattresses. 🔥

So, how did we sleep on the Nectar Hybrid?

Is the Nectar Hybrid good for hot sleepers?

We slept at a reasonable temperature on the Nectar Hybrid mattress. 🌡

There were occasions, such as when the central heating was on, when our sleep felt a little warm.

However, we didn't overheat during sleep or feel uncomfortable on this mattress.

If you are a naturally hot sleeper, though, we recommend avoiding memory foam altogether. 🥵

Instead, consider a pocket sprung mattress or one with natural fillings such as latex.

Good cooling mattresses:

Nectar Hybrid mattress cover

The Nectar Hybrid mattress cover features a white quilted polyester cooling top cover that draws heat away from your body.

The cover has a diamond pattern quilted design that is soft and thick. 💎

The side of the cover features blue piping and a grey knit fabric.

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nectar hybrid quilted cover

nectar hybrid mattress cover

The cover feels like good quality, but it did crease at times due to the fabric being stretchier than non-removable covers.

Can you wash the Nectar Hybrid mattress cover?

Unfortunately, the Nectar Hybrid mattress cover is not machine-washable. 🧺

This isn't a train smash as many other mattresses we love, like the Simba Hybrid, also don't have a washable cover.

But it does mean you need to take extra care to protect your mattress.

However, whilst the cover is not washable, it is removable.

Do not wash
The Nectar Hybrid cover is not washable.

How do I remove the Nectar Hybrid mattress cover?

You can remove the cover easily with the zipper along the side of the mattress.

We recommend removing the cover during the summer months and letting it breathe outside to remove moisture build-up.

You can also spot-wash the cover if need be. 🧼

nectar hybrid unzipped
The Nectar Hybrid cover is easily removable.

But, we'd also always recommend using a waterproof mattress protector.

A mattress protector will safeguard your mattress against any stains, moisture, spills, or dirt. 💦

The Nectar mattress protector, which we've tried, is pretty fantastic.

Buy Nectar mattress protector:

Nectar Hybrid mattress sizes

The Nectar Hybrid mattress is available in all standard UK mattress sizes. 🇬🇧

These include:

  • Nectar Hybrid mattress single: 90 x 190 cm (3’ x 6’3”)
  • Nectar Hybrid mattress small double: 120 x 190 cm (4’ x 6’3”)
  • Nectar Hybrid mattress double: 135 x 190 cm (4’6" x 6’3")
  • Nectar Hybrid mattress king-size: 150 x 200 cm (5’ x 6’6”)
  • Nectar Hybrid mattress super-king-size: 180 x 200 cm (6’ x 6’6”)

The size you choose will depend on your budget, the size of your room, and whether you’re sharing your bed with a partner. 💰

UK Mattress Sizes

If you’re sleeping alone, you can choose whichever size you prefer.

If you’re sharing your bed with someone, you should choose at least a UK double mattress, though preferably larger. 👩‍❤️‍👨

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Height of Nectar Hybrid
The Nectar Hybrid has a standard height of 25 cm (10 inches), though small differences may occur.

Nectar Hybrid mattress depth

The Nectar Hybrid has a height of 25 cm (10 inches).

This is the bed-in-a-box standard, which is convenient as it means all your standard bedding will fit. 🙌

Nectar Sleep UK also sells a good range of bedding.

Try Nectar bedding:

Nectar Hybrid mattress prices

The Nectar Hybrid isn’t the cheapest hybrid mattress on the market.

But, it does compare favourably to mattresses of a similar standard. 💰

(Note: prices listed below are standard prices excluding any current coupons & discounts)

Single
£ 799
Small Double
£ 1,029
Double
£ 1,049
King
£ 1,149
Super King
£ 1,259.01

Nectar Hybrid mattress discounts

Even though the Nectar Hybrid isn’t the cheapest, you’ll rarely have to pay full price for it. 🎉

Nectar Sleep UK is known to offer some of the best promotions and discount vouchers in the sleep world!

Depending on which Nectar Hybrid sale is running, you could get anything from 45% off a mattress to free pillows!

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Value for money
We love a good mattress discount.

We collect the best discount codes and share them with you on our discounts page.

If there is a Nectar Hybrid discount currently on offer, we’ll also display it throughout this article. 🤞

Nectar Sleep NHS discount

If you’re a UK essential worker, you could qualify for the Nectar Sleep NHS discount. 🩺

The discount is available to registered health workers, emergency personnel, police, and security services.

Please visit NHS Discounts for more information.

What else does Nectar UK offer?

We love the Nectar Sleep mattresses, but the brand also offers numerous other amazing sleep products. 🛌

These include:

  • Nectar adjustable pillow
  • Nectar duvet
  • Nectar bedding
  • A variety of Nectar bed frames

We’ll give you a snapshot of our favourites below. 👇

Our favourite Nectar sleep accessories:

Nectar Hybrid mattress UK delivery conditions

All Nectar Hybrid mattresses qualify for free delivery and returns within the UK mainland. 🚛

You should receive your order within 2 working days.

Like other bed-in-a-box mattresses, the Nectar Hybrid is delivered rolled up and vacuum-packed in a compact box. 📦

You can opt for a two-person delivery service (at an additional cost), where the mattress is delivered to a room of your choice.

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cutting open the nectar hybrid mattress
The Nectar mattress comes rolled up.

How do you unpack the Nectar Hybrid mattress?

Unpacking the Nectar Hybrid mattress is pretty straightforward.

  • Remove the mattress from the box.
  • Cut open the first layer of plastic.
  • Unroll the mattress.
  • Remove any remaining plastic.

When removing the plastic, be careful not to cut into the mattress itself!

nectar hybrid unwrapping

nectar hybrid plastic layer

Your mattress will expand as soon as you've removed the first layer of plastic.

It should expand pretty quickly, but it may take a few hours for your mattress to expand fully.

We'd wait up to 6 hours before adding any bedding. ⏰

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This also gives the mattress time to breathe.

Check out our unboxing video to see how easy it is:

After unboxing your Nectar Hybrid, you may notice a slight odour.

This is called off-gassing, and it's pretty normal for online mattresses. 🧪

The fumes aren’t toxic or harmful but can be unpleasant.

We'd recommend that you unpack your mattress in a well-ventilated room and let it air out until the smell disappears. ⛅️

nectar hybrid with box
It's hard to believe the Nectar Hybrid really came out of that little box!

Old mattress removal service

Nectar UK offers an old mattress removal service to save you the trouble of discarding your old mattress.

They charge a small fee for this, but it’s pretty convenient if you’re not sure what to do with your old mattress.

Old mattress removal doesn't take place at the same time as new mattress delivery. 🚛

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This is because Nectar relies on its removal partner, AnyJunk, to collect your old mattress.

mattress disposal
You can get your old mattress removed at a suitable date.

If mattresses are in good enough condition, they're donated to the British Heart Foundation.

Worn mattresses are recycled responsibly. ♻️

Does the Nectar Hybrid mattress come with a trial period?

The Nectar Hybrid mattress comes with an industry-leading 365-night trial period. 🗓

That’s one full year to test the mattress in the comfort of your own home.

We love home trials as they allow you to try the product in various conditions.

Risk-free trial period

It can also take your body a few weeks to get used to a new mattress!

And if you’re not happy, you can send the mattress back and get a full refund. 💰

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Should you buy the Nectar Hybrid mattress?

The Nectar Hybrid mattress is an excellent buy. 🌟

But should you buy the more expensive Nectar Hybrid over the Nectar memory foam mattress?

That depends on your requirements.

We’d recommend the Nectar Hybrid mattress to:

  • Side and back sleepers.
  • Couples and restless sleepers.
  • Cold/warm sleepers (but not hot-hot sleepers).
  • People who can be indecisive (365-day trial).

If you’re looking for that extra touch of luxury, the Nectar Hybrid is the way to go.

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Contact Nectar Sleep UK

Customer service: To contact Nectar Sleep UK directly for complaints, support, or queries, please e-mail them at hello@nectarsleep.co.uk, call them on 0808 501 5373, or visit their live online chat. Nectar Support is available seven days a week from 9 am - 5:30 pm.

Registered office: Nectar Sleep, 100 Avebury Boulevard, Milton Keynes MK9 1FH

Frequently asked questions:

  • Does the Nectar Hybrid mattress come with the lifetime guarantee?


    All Nectar mattresses, including the Hybrid, come with a unique “forever warranty”.

    This is an industry-leading lifetime warranty.

    Most comparable mattress companies, like Emma or Eve, only offer a 5-year or a 10-year warranty.

  • Can you tell me more about Nectar Sleep?


    Nectar is a start-up company first established in the USA in 2016.

    It moved over to the UK in 2018. 🇬🇧

    Nectar produces competitively-priced sleep products, including mattresses and sleep accessories. 

    The brand as a whole also focuses on sustainability.

    They manufacture their products in climate-neutral facilities.

    All their foams also carry the Certipur certification. 🌱

    This means they’re free from toxins or harmful chemicals.

  • Can I buy Nectar products on Amazon in the UK?


    Nectar products are currently not available on Amazon in the UK.

Nicky

My mum calls me "bear" because I like to sleep so much. I never knew that, one day, that would be a very useful skill. Can you tell that I've found my calling? 

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