If you are looking for a supportive and comfortable mattress that will exceed your expectations, narrow down your research to Nectar and Ghostbed. Both are amazing mattresses, yet only one is the winner here. Know more about which is best for you.
Is buying a new mattress getting way too hectic for you? Perhaps you are lost among the many different options available out there and want to get insights into a great mattress. Or, if you have narrowed down your search to a couple of mattresses, still wonder which is right for you.
Well, there is no single mattress which can be adequate for all, however, there are a few mattresses which are set apart from the rest thanks to their great qualities. Among them, Nectar and Ghostbed.
We particularly appreciate these two mattresses and think you might want to consider either for your next buy. If so, it would help to see what each has to offer and decide which is best for your needs.
Quick Score Overview of Nectar and Ghostbed
Nectar vs. Ghostbed (Overall comparison)
A totally removable cover with zipper
Sleeps exceptionally cool
Unbeatable warranty and trial period
Can accommodate any type of sleeper
Offers plenty of pressure relief and body contouring
Comes enhanced with Certified foams
You can get your cover replaced free of charge in case it has permanent stains
Amazing trial period and warranty
Features a cool sleeping surface which is breathable and promotes improved airflow
Durable and sturdy build
Awesome 20 years warranty
Fully removable and washable cover
Perfect for back and stomach sleepers
Supportive enough with adequate spine alignment
Comes with its own foundation
Minimal smell and off-gassing
A reputable company which grew big quite quickly
Cannot be personalized
Exhibits slow responsiveness
Somewhat distinct smell
Doesn’t offer many choices in terms of firmness and model – only one
Nectar comes with a thin, cool and breathable cover which is made of Tencel, cotton, and gel memory foam. This makes for a soft, breathable cover while the gel memory foam which is quilted on the cover provides even better cooling overall.
The cover is white with grey side panels and a bright blue cording. It is simple yet elegant.
Ghostbed is made of 100% polyester which makes it really stretchy and quickly returns to its original shape. The sides feature a polyester and polypropylene fabric, which is resilient, so it can handle excessive use.
Nectar is made of four layers and is 11 inches thick:
First layer: 1“ gel memory foam. This ensures comfort and a cooler sleep.
Second layer: 3” memory foam. Makes use of the known properties of memory foam to offer pressure relief, body contouring, and deep compression.
Third layer: 1.75” memory foam. This promotes body contouring and sufficient comfort.
Fourth layer: 5.25” support foam. This is ideal to provide deep compression and help the mattress maintain its shape and structure.
Ghostbed features 11” thickness and consists of 3 layers:
First layer: 1.5” aerated latex foam for enhanced comfort and cooling.
Second layer: 2” gel memory foam to conform to the body’s natural curves and stay cool.
Third layer: 7.5” of high-density support foam for sturdy support overall.
This mattress comes with a single medium soft feel, at about 5.5-6 out of 10 when ranked on the firmness scale. This is the ideal firmness range which can accommodate the needs of most sleepers.
It has a classic memory foam feel and deeper hug and contour than Ghostbed. Your body will sink deep into the mattress to sense great pressure relief, plenty of contouring and a sense of envelopment.
Its response time, however, is slow and so it doesn’t make the ideal choice if you enjoy good bounce and quick response time.
Ghostbed, similar to the Nectar mattress only offers a single firmness option, which is medium firm, and some users may find it a bit too firm at first. However, it will gradually settle into your body and hug you adequately.
This mattress is definitely of the most supportive you will find and one that will cater any type of sleeper.
Its body contouring, deep compression, and pressure relief will handle any pain and sensitive area.
Ghostbed is equally supportive of your body as Nectar. It is great for any type of sleeping position, especially back and stomach sleepers, while it will gently soften once you settle down and can offer plenty of pressure relief.
Nectar does a great job even with edge support, as there is no risk of falling off and you can safely use the mattress for activities other than sleeping.
Ghostbed apparently lacks in terms of edge support, so Nectar is a winner in this field.
Nectar has almost zero bounce thanks to the memory foam used, and as a result, it even features almost zero motion transfer.
In this sense, the Nectar mattress may not be the best choice for you if you sleep with a partner and want to use the mattress for intimate activities.
Ghostbed has virtually no motion transfer either due to the latex and memory foam construction. Perhaps it is a bit more bouncy and so it may have slightly more motion transfer compared to Nectar. Being bouncier makes it a better choice for couples.
Sleeping cool is always an issue with memory foam mattresses. The Nectar mattress does a really good job though at regulating temperature to help you sleep cool.
Ghostbed is probably a bit better than Nectar in this area, as it features a latex foam which is more breathable and sleeps really cool overall.
Value for money
Nectar’s highlight is probably its great price, which is the same as Ghostbed for a Queen size. For the kind of value it has to offer, this mattress is really a bargain.
Twin XL $550
California King $900
Ghostbed similar to Nectar, is a great value for money, with different prices (the Queen size costs the same as Nectar) depending on the size:
Taking a closer look into what each has to offer, Nectar seems to excel in almost every area, with its most promising features being its cooling effect, minimal motion transfer, edge support, as well as being comfortable and supportive.
On the other hand, Ghostbed is probably more resilient and durable, whereas it offers great support and is bouncier while maintaining minimal motion transfer and sleeps really cool. In addition, Ghostbed is odorless, whereas Nectar has a distinct smell upon unboxing.
One thing for sure, you should feel secure whichever mattress you choose since they are both durable, come with removable covers and amazing trial period and warranty policies. Nectar has the best trial period and warranty on the market.
Ghostbed’ s warranty is also really fantastic and in any case, these mattresses are made of such premium materials that are rather unlikely you will be needing their warranty, yet it does come handy and is a good safety net.
A close call it seems, yet we think the Nectar may have the extra edge here and perhaps is slightly better. The choice is yours, however, and either mattress will make a great addition to your bedroom.