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Nectar vs. Lull – Our 2019 Mattress Comparison Guide

Written by - Bill Fish.

The Bottom Line.

  • Both mattresses have a medium firmness level and are appropriate to many sleep types and weights.
  • The Lull features a polyfoam-latex comfort layer.
  • The Nectar has luxury features (such as quilted gel memory foam and very good motion isolation) at an affordable price.

17,095 Verified Customer Experiences

38 Unique Review Sources

100 Hours of Lab Testing

4 Sleep Experts Consulted

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Nectar vs. Lull Mattress Overview

Nectar Sleep launched its flagship Nectar Mattress in 2016. This well-reviewed mattress is eleven inches thick and has a highly durable high-density polyfoam support core to offer sleepers a medium (or 6 out of 10) firmness. This also provides good or very good support to all types of sleeper except lightweight stomach-sleepers, although back-sleepers were the biggest fans of this mattress.

Three memory foam comfort layers, two with quilted gel, provide additional support, comfort, and motion isolation while still allowing for a cooler sleep than many other memory foam mattresses.

Lull was founded in 2014 and has one mattress for sale, its flagship Lull Mattress. Priced below many of its competitors, this ten-inch-thick mattress has a medium firmness (6.5 out of 10) and is appropriate for all sleep types except lightweight stomach-sleepers.

It has a mixed-foam construction: a high-density polyfoam support core, a transitional polyfoam-latex layer, and a topper of gel-infused memory foam. This allows for better-than-average motion isolation, as well as very good contouring to the body without feeling as though you are sinking into your bed. Like most foam-based mattresses, it is also virtually noiseless.

The Nectar Mattress and Lull Mattress share many similarities, including their firmness rating, their suitability for a wide range of sleep types, and their above-average motion isolation. However, they also differ in a number of important ways — such as construction and purchase experience — which we will explore in more detail below.

Ratings Comparison

Nectar Mattress

Lull Mattress

MATTRESS TYPE FoamFoam
FIRMNESS 6.56.5
PRICE RANGE $799$800.00
AVAILABILITY onlineonline
SLEEP TRIAL 365 nights100 nights
WARRANTY LENGTH Limited Lifetime10 Year
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  • Nectar Mattress
  • Lull Mattress

Full Sleep Rating

Criteria
Rating
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Conforming
Sex
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise

Full Sleep Rating

Criteria
Rating
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Conforming
Sex
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise
  • Nectar Mattress
  • Lull Mattress
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Conforming
Sex
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Conforming
Sex
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise
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Durability

Our testing showed the dense foam layers of the Nectar offer average to above-average durability, with an expected lifespan of six to seven years.

Durability

Our testing showed the dense foam layers of the Nectar offer average to above-average durability, with an expected lifespan of six to seven years.

Motion Isolation

The Nectar mattress absorbs and minimizes motion to a significant extent, and should curb nighttime sleep disruptions for most. Our tests show minimal movement across the surface of the bed.

Motion Isolation

The Nectar mattress absorbs and minimizes motion to a significant extent, and should curb nighttime sleep disruptions for most. Our tests show minimal movement across the surface of the bed.

Off-gassing

Off-gassing odors have been reported for newer Nectar mattresses, but these smells tend to dissipate within a few days.

Off-gassing

Off-gassing odors have been reported for newer Nectar mattresses, but these smells tend to dissipate within a few days.

Conforming

Dual layers of memory foam offer close conforming and pressure and pain relief in the neck, shoulders, and other sensitive areas.

Conforming

Dual layers of memory foam offer close conforming and pressure and pain relief in the neck, shoulders, and other sensitive areas.

Sex

The Nectar mattress has some bounce, but — like many memory foam models — it may not be responsive enough for most couples.

Sex

The Nectar mattress has some bounce, but — like many memory foam models — it may not be responsive enough for most couples.

Temperature Neutrality

The Nectar mattress sleeps somewhat warm, but the lyocell cover and gel memory foam offer more breathability than many competing memory foam models

Temperature Neutrality

The Nectar mattress sleeps somewhat warm, but the lyocell cover and gel memory foam offer more breathability than many competing memory foam models

Edge Support

The Nectar mattress offers better edge support than most all-foam mattresses at this price range due to its dense foam layers, though some owners have reported sinkage after less than one year of use.

Edge Support

The Nectar mattress offers better edge support than most all-foam mattresses at this price range due to its dense foam layers, though some owners have reported sinkage after less than one year of use.

Noise

The Nectar mattress is virtually silent when bearing weight.

Noise

The Nectar mattress is virtually silent when bearing weight.

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Durability

Durability appears to be good for the Lull Mattress; the expected lifespan is six years, which is on par with most memory foam beds.

Durability

Durability appears to be good for the Lull Mattress; the expected lifespan is six years, which is on par with most memory foam beds.

Motion Isolation

Lull mattresses feature two layers of memory foam that absorb and isolate motion transfer to a significant extent, according to owners.

Motion Isolation

Lull mattresses feature two layers of memory foam that absorb and isolate motion transfer to a significant extent, according to owners.

Off-gassing

Some off-gassing is to be expected when the mattress is new, but odors from Lull models will usually dissipate within a few days.

Off-gassing

Some off-gassing is to be expected when the mattress is new, but odors from Lull models will usually dissipate within a few days.

Conforming

Lull mattresses conform closely to sleeper’s figures and alleviate pressure points to a noticeable extent.

Conforming

Lull mattresses conform closely to sleeper’s figures and alleviate pressure points to a noticeable extent.

Sex

Like most memory foam mattresses, Lull models may not be responsive or bouncy enough for some couples. However, the mattress is better for sex than softer foam beds.

Sex

Like most memory foam mattresses, Lull models may not be responsive or bouncy enough for some couples. However, the mattress is better for sex than softer foam beds.

Temperature Neutrality

The Lull Mattress may sleep warm for some, but its breathable cover and gel-infused top foam layer help the bed sleep cooler than many competing beds.

Temperature Neutrality

The Lull Mattress may sleep warm for some, but its breathable cover and gel-infused top foam layer help the bed sleep cooler than many competing beds.

Edge Support

Like many other memory foam models, Lull mattresses offer minimal edge support; premature sinkage is common at the edges where people tend to sit.

Edge Support

Like many other memory foam models, Lull mattresses offer minimal edge support; premature sinkage is common at the edges where people tend to sit.

Noise

Lull mattresses are virtually silent when bearing weight.

Noise

Lull mattresses are virtually silent when bearing weight.

The Nectar Mattress is Good for...
  • Back sleepers, particularly those who are lightweight or heavyweight.
  • Other types of sleepers (except for lightweight stomach-sleepers) who enjoy a medium-firm memory foam mattress.
  • Sleepers who find other memory foam models too warm.
The Lull Mattress is Good for...
  • Back sleepers of any weight range.
  • All sleepers, aside from lightweight stomach-sleepers, who want a medium-firm mattress.
  • Sleepers with back, neck, or joint problems who require good contouring to the body.

Sleep Position Ratings

The Nectar Mattress

With its medium-firmness rating, the Nectar Mattress is appropriate for many sleep styles.

The sleepers who enjoyed the Nectar Mattress best were back-sleepers either below 130 lbs. or above 230 lbs., though average weight sleepers still found the mattress to be a good choice. This was also true of other sleep types of any weight range, save for stomach-sleepers below 130 lbs. who rated the mattress as a “fair”.

Sleepers who like extra-soft or extra-firm support are likely to prefer other models, regardless of their sleep style.

The Lull Mattress

This mattress is a solid choice for most varieties of sleeper.

Back sleepers across all weight ranges rated this as a very good option, with good contouring and support to reduce back and neck pain. Other types of sleepers also enjoyed the mattress, regardless of weight, making the Lull Mattress appropriate for couples with different sleep styles. The one outlier was lightweight stomach sleepers, who may prefer a firmer choice.

While the Lull Mattress does sleep slightly cooler than some foam mattresses, those who sleep very warm may prefer a non-foam mattress option.

  • Nectar Mattress
  • Lull Mattress
Weight Light Average Heavy
Sleep Position Less than 130 LBS 130 LBS - 230 LBS Greater than 230 LBS
Side
Back
Stomach
Weight Light Average Heavy
Sleep Position Less than 130 LBS 130 LBS - 230 LBS Greater than 230 LBS
Side
Back
Stomach

Our Recommendations

Choose the Nectar Mattress if...

  • You are a back sleeper, particularly if you are below 130 lbs. or above 230 lbs.
  • You’re unsure about your purchase and want an extra-long (365-night) trial period
  • You want a lower-budget option with luxury details
  • You need white glove delivery

Choose the Lull Mattress if...

  • You suffer from back, neck, joint, or pressure-point pain
  • You are a back-sleeper of any weight
  • You sleep with someone who has a different sleep style
  • You sleep warm and want a breathable memory foam option

Technical Details Comparison

Sizing and Pricing

  • twin-bed
    Twin $499 The Nectar $650 The Lull
  • twin-bed
    Twin XL $569 The Nectar $700 The Lull
  • twin-bed
    Full $699 The Nectar $850 The Lull
  • twin-bed
    Queen $799 The Nectar $950 The Lull
  • twin-bed
    King $999 The Nectar $1,050 The Lull
  • twin-bed
    Cali King $999 The Nectar $1,050 The Lull

Mattress Construction

Next let’s look at how the Nectar and Lull mattresses are made. The table below lists firmness, thickness, weight, and composition specs for both beds.

Specification Nectar Lull
Firmness 6 (Medium) 6.5 (Medium)
Thickness 11″ 10″
Weight (Queen) 74 lbs. 74 lbs.
Support Core Components 6″ HD Polyfoam 7″ HD Polyfoam
Comfort Layer Components 1″ Quilted Gel Memory Foam
1″ Gel Memory Foam
3″ Memory Foam
1.5″ Gel Memory Foam
1.5″ Polyfoam-Latex Blend
Cover Composition Tencel® Lyocell and Cotton Rayon and Polyester Blend

How Is the Nectar Mattress Built?

The Nectar Mattress is a memory foam mattress made with high-quality materials, featuring four separate layers of CertiPUR-US®-Certified medical-grade memory foam and gel foam. It is built on a 6 inch support core of high-density polyfoam to achieve a solid medium firmness, then adds comfort layers for additional support and contouring.

The first of these layers is a gel memory foam layer quilted into the cover, which recovers quickly from pressure and allows for air-flow. Next, a 1 inch gel memory foam layer provides additional contour support, followed by three more inches of memory foam.

Overall, the Nectar Mattress is significantly cooler than other memory foam choices due to the quilted gel memory foam layer. However, any memory foam mattress will sleep warmer than options with no contouring. In addition to its very good contouring, the Nectar also offers above-average durability (we estimate its lifespan at 6-7 years) and motion isolation.

How Is the Lull Mattress Built?

The Lull Mattress uses a mixed-foam construction which offers good support while still providing comfort and pain-easing contouring. Lull only uses CertiPUR-US®-Certified materials, so you can sleep safe knowing that your mattress is non-toxic and non-carcinogenic.

The mattress itself has three layers, starting with a 7 inch polyurethane foam support core to achieve its medium firmness rating and reduce excessive sinking into the mattress. The two comfort layers include a 1.5 inch polyfoam-latex transition layer to provide motion isolation, as well as a 1.5 inch gel-infused top layer to ease pressure on joints and help reduce heat from the contouring.

Gel foam provides a cooler sleep than other kinds of memory foam, but very warm sleepers may still find the Lull’s contouring to be too warm. However, that same contouring is very appealing to sleepers with joint, back, or neck pain, particularly those with pressure-point pain.

Nectar Sleep Trial, Warranty, and Delivery

  • Sleep Trial 365-night with 30-day break-in period

  • Shipping Free shipping within contiguous U.S.

  • Warranty Lifetime

  • Made In USA

  • Trial Period Details

    Nectar offers a 365-night sleep trial for the Nectar Mattress.

    The downside of purchasing your mattress online is that you can’t test it in advance. However, Nectar’s generous 365-night sleep trial allows you to purchase with confidence. In practice this works out to a 395-night trial, as Nectar only begins the trial after allowing a mandatory 30 days post-delivery for you to get used to your new mattress.

    If you choose not to keep your mattress, all costs are refunded except any white glove delivery or Hawaii/Alaska delivery fees. Instead of requiring you to return the mattress, as it cannot be folded or compressed once delivered, Nectar will work with you to either dispose of or donate your mattress locally.

  • Warranty

    Nectar offers a lifetime warranty. 

    Nectar offers a lifetime warranty on all purchases. For the first ten years your mattress will be replaced for free, but a $100 shipping fee will be applied (except in cases of a defective product) for replacements after ten years. Unlike some less-expensive memory foam options, Nectar mattresses are not expected to develop deep and lasting impressions.

    If your mattress develops any impressions deeper than 1.5″, the company will replace your mattress at no cost. The warranty does not cover ordinary wear-and-tear, owner misuse, cases of improper mattress support, or normal memory foam softening over time. You cannot transfer the warranty to a new owner.

  • Delivery Details

    How is the Mattress Shipped?

    The Nectar Mattress is shipped tightly compressed, rolled, and in a protective carrying sleeve.

     

    Where Do They Ship?

    Nectar offers free shipping in the contiguous U.S. and $150 shipping to Alaska and Hawaii. International shipping is not currently available.

     

    White Glove Delivery

    White glove delivery and setup is available for a $149 fee plus $45 for each additional item.

     

    Full Shipping Details

    Like many of its competitors, Nectar offers free shipping in the contiguous states, though purchasers in Hawaii and Alaska will have to pay a $150 fee and international shipment is not currently offered. Once payment is received, the mattress is shipped within 1-2 days and usually arrives 3-5 days after shipment. Choosing the white glove delivery option can sometimes delay arrival depending on scheduling, but is a good option for anyone with mobility issues or who needs to dispose of a previous mattress. The packed mattress weighs between 45 lbs. (Twin) to 105 lbs. (Cal. King), so take this into account when deciding for or against WGD.

     

    Old Mattress Removal?

    The white glove delivery service will remove your previous mattress for an additional $45 fee. Extra recycling fees apply in California, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.

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Lull Sleep Trial, Warranty, and Delivery

  • Sleep Trial 100 nights

  • Shipping All 50 U.S. states

  • Warranty 10-year limited

  • Made In USA

  • Trial Period

    Lull offers a 100-night sleep trial for the Lull Mattress.

    You can return your Lull mattress at any time during the sleep trial, but it is recommended you sleep on a mattress for at least 30 days to properly conform the mattress to your body and sleep style. The sleep trial is available whether your purchase your mattress your Lull or Amazon, though Amazon customers will have to conduct the return through Amazon.

    If you decide against keeping your Lull, they will send a courier to pick up the mattress at no extra charge. This also means that you do not have to keep the shipping box or worry about packaging the mattress in any way.

  • Warranty

    Lull offers a 10-year limited warranty. 

    Lull has a non-prorated warranty policy, meaning that you will not have to pay any percentage out-of-pocket, or any shipping fees, when replacing a defective mattress. So long as you keep your mattress on an approved bed and foundation, Lull will replace your mattress if it develops any impressions deeper than 1″, as well as if the integrated mattress cover (or its zipper) develops problems due to a manufacturing flaw.

    The warranty does not cover normal wear-and-tear, improper use, stains or snags, small imperfections, impressions of less than 1″, or user damage. The warranty is non-transferrable and is void if your mattress is not supported properly.

  • Delivery Details

    How is the Mattress Shipped?

    Like most memory foam mattresses, the Lull Mattress is shipped compressed, rolled, and in both a protective sleeve and an outer box.

     

    Where Do They Ship?

    Deliveries are free within the contiguous U.S. and is available for a subsidized fee to Alaska and Hawaii. International delivery is not yet available.

     

    White Glove Delivery

    Lull does not currently offer white glove delivery.

     

    Full Shipping Details

    Customers in the contiguous U.S. do not have to pay for delivery, while Alaskan and Hawaiian customers will pay a fee. (International delivery is not available.) Shipping is done through FedEx, including a tracking number, and most people in the contiguous U.S. receive their mattress (from one of four shipment centres) within 1-4 days of payment. Lull does not ship to P.O. boxes.

     

    Old Mattress Removal?

    Lull does not currently offer mattress removal.

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