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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:
|Composition:||Memory foam||Memory foam & springs|
|Mattress height:||25 cm (10 inches)||25 cm (10 inches)|
Open-cell breathable foam
Open-cell breathable foam
Micro spring layer
|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||45% OFF NECTAR HYBRID|
We’ll also draw comparisons to help you navigate the two mattresses throughout this article. 🔎
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. 🧱
This is the same firmness as the all-foam Nectar Premier mattress.
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. 👨👩👧👦
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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. 🤹
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. ✔️
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. 😴
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.
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.
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. 🧼
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 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)
What else does Nectar UK offer?
We love the Nectar Sleep mattresses, but the brand also offers numerous other amazing sleep products. 🛌
- 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:
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.
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. 💰
Contact Nectar Sleep UK
Customer service: To contact Nectar Sleep UK directly for complaints, support, or queries, please e-mail them at email@example.com, 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