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Nectar Hybrid Mattress

Nectar Hybrid Mattress Review UK (2022)

Nicky

Last updated: 17.05.2022 8 Min.

The Nectar Hybrid mattress has 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. 🥳

Top features of the Nectar Hybrid mattress

Cooling
Enhanced Breathability
Nasa-approved
Pressure-Relieving Memory Foam
Free Delivery & Returns
Free Delivery & Returns
365-Day Trial Period
365-Day Trial Period
Lifetime Guarantee
Lifetime Guarantee
Nectar
Hybrid
Nectar Price from £ 439 (£ 799 )
The Nectar Hybrid mattress combines memory foam with micro-coils for enhanced breathability.

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 mattress versus Nectar Hybrid mattress

The Nectar mattress and the Nectar Hybrid mattress are similar, but there are some stark differences between the two.

We’d encourage you to read our full Nectar 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

Memory foam

Micro spring layer

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 -45% NECTAR HYBRID£ 439

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

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.

But, hybrid mattresses also aim to provide the best of all of their base materials.

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

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
  • Comfortable in most positions, but particularly comfortable in the side position
  • Our backs felt supported and we experienced relief of pressure on the hips, shoulders, and knees

We'll go into detail about the different sleep positions further down. :point_down:

Is the Nectar Hybrid good for side sleepers?

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

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

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

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.

However, The Nectar Hybrid strikes a perfect balance for support and comfort. 🤗

Is the Nectar Hybrid good for back sleepers?

We also felt well supported in the back sleeping position.

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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 amount of pressure on the spine and organs.

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

Is the Nectar Hybrid good for stomach sleepers?

However, we felt Nectar Hybrid might be too soft for stomach sleepers.

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

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

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

In this position there was a slight bend in the spine that can cause tension and created lower back pain.

The stomach sleeping position puts the most pressure on the spine, so it’s important to find a suitable mattress.

Check out our favourite firm mattress options below!

Nectar Hybrid mattress composition

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

The mattress has a total of four layers, plus a cover:

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

Nectar hybrid composition

Like in the Nectar mattress, all layers of foam used in the Nectar Hybrid mattress are of a high density and Certipur-certified.

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.

For now, let’s look at the Nectar Hybrid mattress layers in more detail. 👇

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Nectar Hybrid composition
The Nectar Hybrid includes an additional open coil layer.

Nectar Hybrid mattress layers

1. Dynamic support layer

The top comfort layer of the Nectar Hybrid mattress, like in the Nectar 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 individual encapsulated springs.

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

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 optimal comfort and support. 🤗

Memory foam is also used in the Nectar adjustable pillow, making this an excellent choice to relieve pain and tension.

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.

The zones enable healthy spinal alignment, which prevents 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 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.

The Nectar Hybrid felt as equally firm as the Simba Hybrid - and just as comfortable!

Sinking depth tests

We tested the Nectar Hybrid sinking levels to see how well it performed. ⚓

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

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

As shown in the above image, the Nectar Hybrid sank about 11.5 cm when weight was focused into one single area.

This shows slightly more sinkage than the Nectar original mattress, which has a firmer feel and sank around 10 cm.

We also tested how supportive the mattress was in different sleeping positions, by analysing how much the mattress sank in the pelvis and shoulders.

Person A (1.67/54 kg/ 8.5 stone) Person B (1.79 m/ 98kg/ 15.4 stone)
Sleeping on the side

Shoulder: 5 cm

Pelvis: 4.5 cm

Shoulder: 6.5 cm

Pelvis: 5 cm

Sleeping on the back

Shoulder: 3 cm

Pelvis: 3.5 cm

Shoulder: 4 cm

Pelvis: 4 cm

Sleeping on the stomach

Shoulder: 3.2 cm

Pelvis: 4cm

Shoulder: 3.5 cm

Pelvis: 4.5 cm

Our results show there is some moderate sinking in all positions for both body weights.

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

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

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

Stomach sleepers should instead opt for a mattress with the least amount of sinking in the shoulders and pelvis.

Instead, consider a firmer mattress such as the DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid mattress.

For this mattress, in the stomach sleeping position:

  • Person A sank 1.8 cm (shoulders) and 1 cm (pelvis)
  • Person B sank 2 cm (shoulders) and 2 cm (pelvis)

Therefore, stomach sleepers will feel more supported on the DreamCloud mattress.

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Edge support

Edge support is the amount of weight a mattress can take on the very edge of the bed.

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

Overall, the Nectar Hybrid has good edge support.

kneeling on nectar hybrid mattress

sitting on the edge of the Nectar Hybrid

We tested the edge support by sitting and kneeling on the bed and seeing how supported we felt when sleeping on the edge of the mattress.

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

During sleep, we felt supported up to the very edge of the mattress and did not experience roll-off or the feeling of tipping.

Is the Nectar Hybrid good for couples and restless sleepers?

Motion transfer can be a dealbreaker when it comes to deciding on a mattress 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, and when your partner moves around in the bed, you’ll feel this movement too.

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

Low motion transfer mattresses can come as memory foam or pocket spring mattresses and absorb any 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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children jumping on bed
The Nectar Hybrid absorbs motion.

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 that 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 mattress offered good temperature regulation, the Nectar Hybrid takes this up a notch. 🧊

Both the Nectar mattresses feature:

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

But the Nectar Hybrid also has the additional benefits of springs.

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

In general, spring mattresses are the coolest as they allow for the most ventilation. 🌬

The space 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. ❄️

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.

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

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nectar hybrid mattress
The Nectar Hybrid is cooler than the Nectar mattress.

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 mattresses.

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 then we recommend avoiding memory foam altogether.

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

Nectar Hybrid mattress cover

The Nectar Hybrid mattress cover is very similar to the one of the Nectar mattress.

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

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

The side of the cover had blue piping and a grey knit fabric that helps the Nectar Hybrid stay protected.

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nectar hybrid quilted cover

nectar hybrid mattress cover

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

Washing your Nectar 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.

nectar hybrid unzipped
The Nectar Hybrid cover is easily removable.

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

You can also spot-wash the cover if needed, but we’d recommend using a waterproof mattress protector.

These will safeguard your mattress against any stains, spills, or dirt.

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

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. 💰

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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UK Mattress Sizes

Nectar Hybrid mattress depth

Like the Nectar, 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 does also sell 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. 💰

We felt little to no difference on the Nectar Hybrid to sleeping on the Simba Hybrid

So if you're looking for a cheaper alternative, the Nectar Hybrid is unmatched. 🤯

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

Single
£ 659
Small Double
£ 849
Double
£ 849
King
£ 949
Super King
£ 1049

Nectar Hybrid mattress discounts

Even though the Nectar Hybrid isn’t the cheapest, you’ll very 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 currently 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 all of 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 mattress 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 pillows
  • Nectar duvet
  • Luxurious Nectar weighted blanket
  • A variety of Nectar bed frames

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

Our favourite Nectar sleep accessories:

Nectar mattress UK delivery conditions

All Nectar 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. 📦

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nectar hybrid mattress

nectar hybrid mattress unwrapping

How do you unpack the Nectar Hybrid mattress?

Unpacking the Nectar Hybrid mattress is pretty straightforward.

Simply remove the mattress from the box, unfold it, and carefully cut open the plastic wrapping. ✂️

nectar hybrid unwrapping

nectar hybrid plastic layer

After removing the first layer of plastic, you can cut away the final layer - be careful not to cut into the mattress itself!

Stand back and watch as your Nectar Hybrid expands like magic...✨

Check out our unboxing video to see how easy it really 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 always recommend that you unpack your mattress in a well-ventilated room and let it air out until the smell disappears. ⛅️

As soon as you’ve unpacked your mattress, it’ll expand to its full size - usually in a maximum of 4 - 6 hours.

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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 having to discard your old mattress yourself.

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.

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

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 give you the chance 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?

Like the Nectar mattress, the Nectar Hybrid mattress is an excellent buy.

But should you buy the more expensive Nectar Hybrid over the standard Nectar 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)
  • Those looking for a like-for-like Simba Hybrid alternative at a cheaper price
  • People who can be indecisive (365-day trial!)

But if you’re looking for that extra touch, then the Nectar Hybrid is the way to go.

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Material
Material

High-quality materials)

Comfort
Comfort

Very comfortable

Off-gassing
Off-gassing

You may experience off-gassing

Breathability
Breathability

Very breathable

Motion transfer & support
Motion transfer & support

You may experience some bounce.

Delivery & returns
Delivery & returns

Free delivery & returns

Value for money
Value for money

Good value for money

Material
Material

High-quality materials)

Comfort
Comfort

Very comfortable

Off-gassing
Off-gassing

You may experience off-gassing

Breathability
Breathability

Very breathable

Motion transfer & support
Motion transfer & support

You may experience some bounce.

Delivery & returns
Delivery & returns

Free delivery & returns

Value for money
Value for money

Good value for money

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?


    Nectar mattresses 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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