Nectar Vs. Layla: Head-to head Comparison


Here, we’ll compare Nectar Vs. Layla, highlighting each brand’s features and offerings.

A man once remarked that his bed was “like a torture device” on his back. Imagine that: sleeping night after night in a bed that is not only uncomfortable for your body but actively painful. He had bought a mattress on the merits proposed by a mattress company, and he had been let down.

We know you’d like to avoid this conclusion, which is why you’re here. Mattress companies are increasingly keen on providing sophisticated sleeping solutions, and consumers need to stay sharp and be discriminating buyers. Thus, we would like to present to you two mattresses for evaluation: the Nectar, and the Layla.

Read on for more about both brands and their respective collections, or skip to the summary section, if you’re in a hurry.

In a battle of a mattress named after flower sap versus a mattress named after a classic rock song, which mattress wins? We’ve been zonking hard on these two manufacturers’ pads for a good while now, and we’re ready to share our results with you so that you can make an informed purchasing decision.

Nectar makes a mattress that’s dense, cool, and stable. Layla, on the other hand, makes an airy and light mattress that’s surprisingly firm in comparison.   

Who Is It For?

Layla’s mattresses are highly antimicrobial as a result of a copper-foam inset. While antimicrobial and antifungal activities are usually not what you are looking for when you think about buying a bed, if you’re a germaphobe the Layla mattress might help you to sleep with less anxiety. The Layla mattress is also great for people who prefer a bed that feels fluffy rather than dense.

The Nectar mattress is a bit less jiggly than the Layla mattress. It’s denser, cooler, and gobbles you up when you lie down. If you get really hot when you sleep, the Layla will not help you out, but the Nectar will.

nectar bed
layla mattress

The Collections

Both manufacturers offer one mattress which can be customized with a few features. As far as the pricing of these mattresses go, Nectar is a bit more expensive than the Layla. Oddly, at smaller sized mattresses the difference in price is minimal, but it becomes prohibitive as the Nectar mattresses scale up.Especially if you’re thinking of grabbing a Cal King, be sure to think hard about if the price difference between the two is worth it for you.
SizeNectar PriceLayla Price
Twin XL$594$599
Cal King$1024$874

Nectar Mattress

  • Semi-Firm, Cool
  • Great pricing and promotions
  • Construction of the Mattress

    Nectar’s mattress is a gel-foam hybrid construction, meaning that there is a layer of gel at the top and multiple layers of memory foam underneath.

    Layla’s mattresses are foam and eggshell design. The eggshell-shaped foam pad underneath the top thin layer of foam helps with airflow and also provides a bit of springiness and airiness. This also means that the Layla mattress can trap air in the eggshells. On a freezing winter night, this is a great feature because it means your bed won’t be cold five minutes later if you roll out of bed to go to the bathroom.

    On a steamy summer night, however, the Layla mattress will get hot whereas the Nectar will be breezy and cool.  

    nectar mattress inside
    Nectar Mattress Inside
    Layla Mattress Structure

    Trial Period & Guarantee

    If you buy a Nectar bed, you get 365 days of sleeping to figure out whether it’s the right bed for you, which means that you will have absolutely no excuses a few years down the line if you are about to blame your mattress for a bad night’s sleep. You don’t need a full year to make up your mind, hopefully. But if you do, it’s there for you to take.

    In contrast, Layla’s 120-night sleep trial is still very strong — imagine four full months of sleeping on the mattress. If you’re having trouble with the Layla mattress, you should know within a few weeks. But, if you’re extremely picky, you can analyze every contour and wrinkle of the Layla mattress over the trial period.

    Nectar has a 10-year warranty — not half bad. Nonetheless, Layla’s warranty is better than Nectar’s because it’s life-long. No matter when the mattress experiences a fault, you’re covered with Layla.    

    Firmness Level

    Firmness isn’t a strong point of either mattress. The Nectar mattresses are fairly plush, and you won’t be satisfied if you’re looking for a firm mattress. Nonetheless, the Layla mattresses have an even higher “ploof” factor, so you’ll be especially unhappy if you’re looking for a mattress that stabilizes your spine.

    For side sleepers, the firmness of the Layla is probably acceptable. For back sleepers, the Nectar is the better bet between the two.


    The comfort of the mattress will vary a huge amount depending on your personal preferences, but there’s an easy comparison which will help to clarify the issue. If you’ve ever been to a decent hotel, you’ll know that there’s a certain hotel-bed quality that the mattresses have. They’re not firm, but not extremely soft either — and they sleep fairly cool.

    That’s the Nectar bed. If you find that the side-sleeping comfort of these hotel beds are lacking, the Nectar bed won’t be as comfortable. In contrast, the Layla beds are deeply plush. They’re not as broadly comfortable for different kinds of sleepers, but if you’re looking for softness, the Layla will be the better choice.   

    Smell Effect

    Given the Layla mattress’ emphasis on antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral features, it’s safe to say that it probably is more resistant to picking up new smells than the Nectar bed. We’re not convinced that viruses have smells, but at least the Layla bed is suggesting that it wouldn’t matter if they did anyway.

    It’s not that the Nectar bed will be smelly. It doesn’t emphasize how much it won’t smell, however — and that’s why we suspect that it will pick up foreign smells slightly more easily than the Layla.

    Motion Isolation

    When it comes to isolating the motion of a tossing or turning spouse, the Nectar has the Layla beaten handily. The multiple dense foam layers of the Nectar absorb any kind of movement extremely efficiently.

    In contrast, the Layla bed tends to cause anything to sink into its recesses. This means that if you don’t notice your partner’s movement per se, you will still notice the pit that they form with their movement.

    Furthermore, the Layla bed doesn’t weather the stress of movement as readily as the Nectar bed because of its eggshell foam pad. The pad is especially vulnerable to torsion, which can rip them and damage the bed.

    The Ordering Process

    Nectar and Layla are neck and neck when it comes to ease of ordering. For both mattresses, you can simply tap “Add to Cart” and fly onward to checkout.

    nectar box
    Layla Mattresses

    Delivery and Packaging

    The delivery protocols of each manufacturer vary slightly. Layla offers free shipping, and you can expect your mattress in 3-6 days. While Nectar offers free shipping, it only guarantees that it will ship your mattress in 5-7 business days. This means that you might wait as long as two weeks to get your Nectar mattress whereas it would only take one week to get your Layla mattress.

    As far as the packaging goes, both are shipped wrapped in plastic layers. The layers are easy to break into, and you’ll have no problem setting up your mattress straight away.


    So what’s the final decision?

    There are many things that go into making a mattress. And everyone has their own specific sleep habits and preferences. Sometimes, choosing a mattress can feel like a complicated puzzle as you try to fit all the pieces together to create the ideal night’s sleep just for you. That’s why we’re comparing Nectar and Layla mattresses to see if we can help you finish the puzzle!

    The main difference between Nectar and Layla mattresses are the way they are built. Nectar uses a hybrid combination of memory foam and gel, whereas Layla uses foam and eggshell shaped foam design beneath. The variations in construction have real-world effects on the firmness of both mattresses. Nectar mattresses are denser and more stable, whereas Layla gives an airier, springier feeling, due to the structure of the eggshell foam that promotes airflow and gives the plusher, more “jiggly” foundation.

    Besides softness, another difference in the Layla mattress is its high antibacterial properties, due to the use of a copper-foam inset. Pricing of both mattresses in the smallest Twin size is similar, but the price discrepancy increases with the size of the mattress. Depending on the size you are looking for, this may be a deciding factor.

    Overall, if we had to sum it up in two words, it would be plush & airy (Layla) versus dense & solid (Nectar). Remember, comfort is a very personal concept.

    Nectar Mattress

  • Semi-Firm, Cool
  • Great pricing and promotions
  • Lee Levy

    Lee Levy

    Lee is an experienced reviewer and passionate about trying new products. She is a side sleeper and always looking to ways to avoid back pains in her sleep. Lee is a mom for two little princesses and a devoted wife, living in Brooklyn, NYC.