Check out our mattress comparison guide to see which memory foam mattress works best for you.
On the market for a new bed? Both Leesa and Nectar are bed-in-a-box mattresses you can easily purchase on the web. These online mattresses offer a memory foam feel at a great price point. But, what’s the difference between these models?
Affordable quality mattress with excellent trial period
Medium firm: 5.5-6/10
Gel memory foam
Lifetime warranty as long as you own the mattress
Foam blend mattress that's ideal for the average sleeper
Medium firm: 6/10
10-year limited warranty
The Nectar and Leesa mattresses are available in the same sizes, but Nectar is thicker than Leesa by one inch.
|Twin||39” x 75”||39” x 75”|
|Twin XL||39” x 80”||39” x 80”|
|Full||54” x 75”||53” x 75”|
|Queen||60” x 80”||60” x 80”|
|King||76” x 80”||76” x 80”|
|California King||72” x 84”||72” x 84”|
Learn more about mattress sizes.
Nectar is one of our best budget mattresses, so the price difference is in the $200-$400 range. Keep in mind, the prices listed in this table are standard offerings without discounts, promos, or our Mattress Advisor exclusive deals. Check out our mattress deals page to stay updated on the best discounts on your favorite brands, including Nectar and Leesa.
Nectar has three layers of premium foam that is CertiPUR-US Certified.
The Leesa mattress is made with three layers of high-quality foam delivering airflow, contouring pressure relief, and core support.
Take a look at how each mattress did in our lab testing and evaluations.
|Motion Transfer Test||8.5||9|
|Edge Support Test||9||8.5|
|Pressure Relief Test||8||8.5|
|Spinal Alignment Test||7.5||9|
|Customer Service Score||8.5||9|
|Social Impact Score||5||10|
Let’s look more close at some of the differences in score.
Those of you that sleep with another person or pet in the bed need a sleep surface that lacks motion transfer. This way, as you move around the bed at night, your partner won’t be disturbed and vice versa. While both Nectar and Leesa’s foam layers isolate motion, Leesa scored slightly better when it came to motion isolation. So, Leesa is the bed we’d recommend to co-sleepers.
If you often find yourself sleeping near the edge of the bed, or even sitting there to put on your shoes and get ready for the day, a mattress with edge support is calling your name. When it comes to beds made with foam layers, they are a hit or miss on edge support because they don’t have innersprings to reinforce the edges.
This time, Nectar beat out Leesa with an impressive 9 out of 10 in edge support thanks to its high-density polyfoam layer. But Leesa’s no slouch in the area of edge support, coming out of our test with an 8.5 out of 10.
For people with back pain and side sleepers, having a mattress that gives you good spine alignment is crucial. When your spine can remain straight or maintain its natural curve as you sleep, your back will feel so much better in the morning.
In this particular test, Leesa won with a nearly perfect 9/10 in alignment. That being said, Nectar may not be the best choice for back pain as it scored a 7.5 in comparison.
When shopping for a mattress online, being able to try it out can seem impossible. That’s why both Leesa and Nectar offer you trial periods where you don’t have to make a commitment to your bed. Nectar’s trial period is one year long, meaning you have 365 nights before making that final decision. Leesa’s is only 100 nights.
Looking at the Leesa vs. Nectar mattress, Leesa scored better with a score of 9.3/10 with grat motion isolation and alignment, compared to a 8.7/10 from Nectar. However, Nectar is more wallet-friendly and comes with a longer trial, so it may suit your needs better.
When picking your new mattress, think about your sleep preferences. Leesa is better for couples and people who change positions throughout the night. Nectar is the better choice for those looking for a cheap mattress and shoppers who need to try out their new mattress for longer. No matter which foam bed you choose, you are sure to have a good night’s sleep for years to come.