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Things have taken a rather large shift in our household over the last two months. We’ve got a rambunctious (but incredibly adorable) little rugrat running around the house that has been showing us a side of the “terrific twos” that has often left us scratching our heads and feeling utterly exhausted by the end of the day. On top of the temper-tantrums and meltdowns that we face on what seems like a minute-by-minute basis, we decided to throw potty training into the mix. (We needed one more thing to keep us on our toes!)
Thankfully, she’s taken quite well to her new potty routine, but my husband and I have taken a serious stab to our sleep schedule each night because of it. It’s not uncommon for her to wake up several times in the middle of the night to tell us she needs to go potty, even though many times she actually doesn’t. Our bodies are not adjusting well to the constant sleep, wake up, sleep, wake up cycle at all. It’s almost like we’ve got a newborn baby in the house again!
And because we’re dealing with a frequently interrupted sleep schedule, the last thing we need on our hands is a mattress that causes us to toss and turn throughout the night. It’s not uncommon for me to have a difficult time falling back asleep because I can’t seem to get comfortable – and that is no fun at all! Then one day a NECTAR mattress showed up at my front door, and the whole game changed in a really big way!
Up until our NECTAR mattress arrived, my husband and I had been sleeping on a major competitor’s mattress for a little over a year. That particular mattress was okay, but I had issues adjusting to the firmness of that particular mattress from the very first day we received it. As a side sleeper, I found it very difficult to find a position that was comfortable for me, so I spent a lot of time tossing and turning and losing sleep because of it.
Our NECTAR mattress made it’s grand debut in a bright blue bag with handles so we could easily maneuver it back into our bedroom. It’s fun seeing a mattress being rolled up like that, because it seems so counter-intuitive to what you’d expect for mattress delivery. I love that it comes that way, though! It’s different, it’s fun, it’s majorly convenient and a total breath of fresh air filled with hope that this is the mattress that’s going to change everything!
Upon opening the blue bag, the mattress was enclosed in a second bag with instructions that said to position the unopened mattress in the area in which you’ll be placing the mattress. (Meaning don’t open it up in the living room if you don’t intend to sleep there! I learned that lesson the hard way from my previous mattress!)
It also comes with a tool (shaped like a letter opener) to help you remove the plastic wrap from the mattress. Using this is recommend so that you don’t accidentally slice into the top layer of the mattress with a pair of scissors or a knife.
Once the mattress unrolled, it instantly started fluffing up to it’s intended thickness, which was really cool to watch! This process can take 1-3 days to fully breathe after unpacking, but it’s certainly okay to sleep on the night you open it up. My husband and I were pleasantly surprised to find two really nice pillows included with the mattress, which is something we did not receive with our previous mattress purchase from NECTAR’s competitor.
My toddler and I wasted no time at all plopping onto the mattress once it opened up. I immediately noticed a pretty significant difference in the overall feel of the mattress compared to my previous mattress, and I was grinning ear to ear over how soft and comfortable the top layer felt when I laid down on my back and side.
NECTAR offers a plush feeling while still remaining highly supportive. When it comes to firmness, it’s rated a 6 on a 1-10 scale if 1 is a feather pillow and 10 in a cement floor. The NECTAR mattress has a 1″ Top Comfort Layer made of Tencel fiber, which is an incredibly breathable fabric designed to help wick moisture away from the body. This layer is followed by a 1″ support layer which contains a cooling gel foam system that’s perfect for hot sleepers like me.
Immediately following the cooling layer, there is a 3″ transition layer followed by NECTAR’s hi core memory foam. The combination of these top layers are the winning ticket that gives the NECTAR mattress the softness that they’re known for. When I laid down for the first time on our mattress, the first words out of my mouth to my husband were, “Oh my word! It’s like the mattress fairies are wrapping me up in a long awaited hug! THIS is the mattress-moment I’ve been waiting for!”
As my little girl giggled and pranced around on the bed, I immediately noticed the lack of motion I felt each time she jumped up and down – which is AWESOME! The NECTAR mattress has a 6″ foundation layer that is designed for good support and making sure that motion transfer doesn’t occur. This feature is particularly great for when my husband is woken up by little miss potty queen in the middle of the night. I don’t feel him getting up out of the bed at all. SCORE!
It’s no secret that luxury foam mattresses can be incredibly pricey. My husband and I forked over nearly $1,000 on our previous mattress (I still shudder a little when I think about that,) but NECTAR just keeps on rolling out the awesome when it comes to their pricing! A queen sized mattress is priced at just $795.00 AND it comes with two of the nicest pillows I’ve ever laid my head on. NECTAR is able to keep their prices considerably lower because they’re employee-owned company, and are therefore able to keep their operating costs low to pass on the savings to the consumer.
NECTAR also offers an amazing trial period for you to test out the mattress to make sure you love it. Our previous mattress offered a 100 night trial run of the mattress, but NECTAR lets you keep the mattress for 365 days to determine if you like the mattress, and offers free return shipping, too! You also receive a lifetime warranty with your NECTAR mattress, which is just about unheard of in the mattress industry. NECTAR is confident that their product is the best, and so far we definitely agree!
If you’re on the hunt for a new mattress, I highly recommend giving a NECTAR mattress a try. It’s been a blessing for me to no longer toss and turn at night. Even though my sleep is frequently interrupted during this season in my life, I can tell that the sleep that I do get is much deeper and much more comfortable. Sleeping on a NECTAR mattress has been a dream come true for me, that’s for sure!
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