Okay, first of all, in complete transparency (because that’s how I roll), I was contacted by the Nectar team to see if I’d review one of their mattresses and then share my honest thoughts and opinions on it.
#1. Uhhh, yes please #free
#2. My twins needed a bigger bed, because they’re obsessed with sleeping together even though they have their own bedrooms and beds (shrug) #itsatwinthing
#3. I was super anxious to see how it compared to other mattresses.
Initially I was going to put the Nectar mattress in with the twins, but I wanted to see first-hand how it compared to my Tuft & Needle mattress that I’d been sleeping on. So I decided to give the Nectar a go for myself.
Other similar “order-online-ship-to-your-door” type mattresses come in a box, but the Nectar mattress came in a long roll and had a blue slip-cover over it.
Honestly, both ways of transporting these dense mattresses once they are shipped to your door, are kind of difficult because they’re SO heavy. It’s definitely a two person job in my opinion. That being said, once the protective sleeve was off of the Nectar mattress, I found out it had a sturdy handle for easier carrying, which was nice!
To prevent any accidental cutting of the mattress itself, Nectar includes a handy slicing tool to remove all of the packaging. #goodthinking
Id’ say it takes a good hour or so for this bad boy to puff up completely.
It’s definitely not a deal breaker, but I’ll tell you right now that the smell of these foam mattresses aren’t the most desirable. All foam mattresses smell similar for the first few days, but then eventually it fades and you no longer notice it.
Personally?… I lay 5 or 6 fabric softener sheets between the mattress and the mattress cover to help with any residual odor that I may notice – and I feel like it helps.