We put the Nectar and Lull mattresses side-by-side in this comparison to help you decide which is the best option for you.
The Nectar and Lull mattresses are both medium-firm memory foam mattresses with relatively low prices. If you’re choosing between the two, this comparison will help you to learn how they line-up on materials, prices, warranties, and our lab evaluation that scores them on 14 important criteria. We also give you recommendations for which mattress works best for different kinds of sleepers and shoppers.
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
Universal memory foam mattress for the average sleeper
Gel memory foam mattress
10-year limited warranty
Take a look at how Nectar and Lull size their mattresses.
|Twin||39” x 75”||38” x 75”|
|Twin XL||39” x 80”||38” x 80”|
|Full||54” x 75”||54” x 75”|
|Queen||60” x 80”||60” x 80”|
|King||76” x 80”||76” x 80”|
|Split King||N/A||76” x 80”|
|California King||72” x 84”||72” x 84”|
Learn more about mattress sizes.
See how the prices compare for the Nectar and Lull mattress models.
|Split California King||N/A||$1,899|
Check out how the Nectar and Lull compared in our lab evaluation.
|Motion Transfer Test||8.5||9|
|Edge Support Test||9||9.25|
|Pressure Relief Test||8.5||9|
|Spinal Alignment Test||7.5||9.5|
|Customer Service Score||8.5||10|
|Social Impact Score||5||5|
Side sleepers will enjoy both mattresses. Back and stomach sleepers should opt for the Lull, since it scored significantly higher for spine alignment. The Nectar is the more budget-friendly option. Neither mattress sleeps particularly cool. Both do a good job of reducing motion transfer. Nectar has an unbeatable lifetime warranty and yearlong sleep trial.
If you’re still on the fence about which is the right mattress for you, choose whichever one best aligns with your most urgent sleep needs; specifically, consider your sleeping position, budget, sleep environment, and preferred buying experience.
Mattresses with a medium-firm feel work well for all sleeping positions because they combine the benefits of soft and firmer mattresses. Side sleepers need good pressure relief, and both beds provide that. The Lull scored slightly higher than the Nectar for pressure relief.
The Lull also scored higher for spinal alignment, which is important for all sleepers, especially stomach sleepers. Sleeping facedown already puts a lot of stress on the neck, so alignment of the rest of the spine helps to prevent further tension in the mid and lower back region. Back sleepers also need good spinal alignment, so the Lull is the better option.
Lull and Nectar scored about the same for responsiveness, so either bed will adjust to the frequent changes in position of combination sleepers.
The Nectar is the less expensive option. You save around $150 when you buy one of their beds versus a Lull bed. Still, the prices aren’t drastically different, so we recommend shopping for comfort level over cost.
Both companies offer financing through Affirm, so you can make monthly payments instead of the full sum up front. They also both run occasional discounts, so check back for mattress coupons and seasonal discounts.
Two major considerations that shoppers have when buying a memory foam mattress are heat and motion transfer. Traditional memory foam tends to trap body heat in the top foam layer. The stored heat causes the sleeper to get even warmer and emit even more heat. It’s a toasty cycle that most people would like to avoid.
The Lull and Nectar mattresses incorporate breathable covers and gel-infused foam layers, which is an effort to bring down the overall temperature beneath your sheets. Even so, neither scored exceptionally high in our cooling assessment. They didn’t score low either, so we recommend that hot sleepers use cooling sheets and consider positioning these beds near a fan, open window, or A/C unit.
Motion transfer is another major factor for couples. Mattresses with high scores on motion transfer absorb movement from one side of the bed before it reaches the other side. Both mattresses also scored high in this category. Light sleepers and couples may prefer the Lull, since it scored slightly higher than the Nectar.
A mattress company’s buying experience includes shipping, delivery, sleep trial, and warranty. Nectar takes the cake here. They give you 365 days (plus a 30-day break in period) to test out their bed, while Lull gives you 100 days. Both are enough time to make an informed decision, but you can experience Nectar’s mattress across all 4 seasons.
Both companies offer free shipping and returns, except in Alaska and Hawaii.
We’re confident that you’ll get a good night’s sleep on either of these beds. One isn’t necessarily better than the other, so choose the one that works best for you!
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