Our Allswell vs. Nectar Bed Comparison for 2023

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If you’re looking for an affordable new mattress but unsure if you’ll sleep better on a hybrid or a memory foam model, let us introduce you to the Allswell hybrid and the all-foam Nectar.

Both brands are relatively new on the bed-in-a-box scene, with Nectar emerging in 2016, and Walmart-owned Allswell entering the chat in 2018. They both aim to provide affordable, direct-to-consumer mattresses without compromising on quality, which is something we can get on board with.

So, will it be the buoyancy and budget price of the Allswell that wins you over or the lifetime warranty and deep hug of the Nectar’s memory foam?

Who I’d Recommend the Allswell For

  • People with mobility issues – With its bouncy coil unit, the Allswell offers more buoyancy than the Nectar, which may be appreciated by those with limited mobility who don’t want to feel ‘stuck’ in a bed.

  • Budget shoppers – While the Allswell is significantly cheaper than the Nectar, you’ll still receive a quality mattress, so it’s a great choice for people with less money to spend.

  • Stomach and back sleepers – The Allswell is slightly firm, which is ideal for many people who sleep on their front or back, as it helps keep the lumbar area supported. However, heavyweight sleepers may find they sink too deep, potentially requiring a firmer, more supportive mattress.

Who I’d Recommend the Nectar For

  • Diehard memory foam fans – If you love the deep hug and cushioning of traditional memory foam, the Nectar should provide that for light to average-weight sleepers. Heavyweight people may experience too much sinkage, though they could be well-supported when sleeping on their side.

  • Back and side sleepers – This memory foam mattress offers excellent contouring and support for back and side sleepers, who should feel a nice amount of pressure relief combined with spinal support.

  • Lightweight sleepers – The Allswell could be too firm for sleepers under 130 pounds, who often experience mattresses as firmer as they don’t sink through the comfort layers as much. The Nectar, on the other hand, is a softer bed and could provide a good amount of cushioning and support for lighter people.

Comparing Allswell vs Nectar: Top Similarities

  • Gel-infused memory foam – Both beds feature memory foam layers infused with gel, which aim to absorb and dissipate body heat.
  • Motion isolation – The Allswell and the Nectar both offer fantastic motion isolation, which could make them suitable choices for light sleepers with restless partners or those who share their bed with a pet.
  • Great for people with back pain – Both mattresses suit back sleepers well thanks to their ability to keep the spine in a neutral position, which is essential for helping to reduce back pain.

Comparing Allswell vs Nectar: Key Differences

  • Edge support – While the Nectar still offers decent edge support, the Allswell reigns supreme in this category, thanks to reinforced coils around the perimeter that do a great job at preventing sagging around the edge of the mattress.
  • Price – At 449 dollars for an Allswell Queen versus 1,049 dollars for a Nectar Queen, the Allswell is a much more affordable mattress and may suit shoppers looking to save some cash on a quality mattress.
  • Trial and warranty – You get 100 nights to sleep on your decision with the Allswell, along with a 10-year limited warranty. The Nectar offers a much longer 365-night trial and a Forever warranty.

Comparing Firmness, Support & Feel


Firmness is important when choosing a bed, and we rate firmness on a scale from 1 to 10, with one being soft as a cloud and 10 being incredibly firm. The Allswell is 7 out of 10, making it slightly firm, while the Nectar is 6.5, making it the industry standard for medium-firm.

Side sleepers and lightweight sleepers might prefer the softer Nectar, while stomach sleepers could love the extra support offered by the Allswell, which should help to keep their hips lifted.

Mattress Firmness Scale for 6.5 and 7


The Allswell offers great support thanks to its layer of 8-inch coils, which balance out the cushioning offered by the foam comfort layer above. We think it could benefit a lot of back and stomach sleepers.

The Nectar’s support comes from the bottom two layers, which are denser than the top comfort layer. This should feel supportive enough for most back and side sleepers, though heavier people over 230 pounds may require a firmer bed.


Both beds arrive compressed in a box. Once unboxed, the Allswell could take up to 48 hours to fully expand, while the Nectar may take up to 72.

Lie down on the Allswell and you should feel your body sinking pleasantly into the top comfort layer while also feeling lifted by the buoyant innerspring unit.

The all-foam Nectar may feel a little too firm at first, but don’t worry – this is often the case with memory foam, which tends to soften over time.

Comparing Sinkage and Bounce

If you’re looking for bounce, the Allswell wins in this category, offering fantastic buoyancy thanks to the responsive coil unit and dynamic foam. This allows you to sleep more on top of the mattress, rather than be swallowed by it, which can often happen with traditional memory foam.

What the Nectar lacks in bounce, it makes up for in body contouring and pressure relief, which could make it more suitable for side sleepers. Those with limited mobility may find it harder to move around and get on and off the mattress, so they may prefer the Allswell.

Comparing Motion Transfer

Motion isolation is imperative for people who sleep with a restless partner or those who share their bed with a pet that might jump on and off or reposition a lot during the night. What you’re looking for is minimal motion transfer, which means any movement remains isolated to that side of the mattress. Both beds offer excellent motion transfer.

The Allswel’s motion isolation comes from its individually-pocketed coils, which help to absorb movement. All-foam models tend to be great at minimizing motion transfer, and the Nectar does just that.

Comparing Cooling

Both mattresses offer cooling technology to help you sleep more comfortably. Foam layers tend to trap heat, but the Allswell has graphite and copper gel infused into the comfort foam, which aids absorption and dissipation of excess body heat. The coil unit’s individually-wrapped springs promote airflow and breathability, further cooling the mattress.

The Nectar also has gel-infused memory foam to help regulate body temperature. The foam support layer also allows some airflow, and the mattress comes with a heat-wicking top cover.

If you tend to overheat overnight, we’d recommend the Allswell over the Nectar, as beds with innerspring units are naturally cooler than all-foam models.

Comparing Construction (Materials & Quality)

Allswell Construction

The Allswell is a 10-inch hybrid model that combines memory foam and an innerspring unit to offer comfort and support. It starts with a polyester and polyethylene quilted top cover that’s woven with the company’s signature logo.

Allswell Mattress Construction Layers
  • The comfort layer features 2 inches of memory foam that’s quilted into the top cover. This foam is infused with graphite (charcoal) and copper gel to absorb heat and move it away from the body, helping to keep the mattress cool. This layer provides cushioning and pressure relief.
  • The coil unit works as the bed’s support layer, engineered with 8-inch individually-wrapped coils that offer airflow and breathability, offering further cooling capabilities. This layer also provides support for your body, preventing you from disappearing into the mattress. As the coils are individually-pocketed, they offer good motion isolation as well as stability for the rest of the mattress. Thicker coils along the perimeter offer good edge support.

Nectar Construction

The 12-inch all-foam Nectar has a breathable, circular knit top cover made with a blend of polyethylene, polyester and nylon. The cover has heat-absorbing fibers, to help keep the mattress – and you – feeling cool.

  • The comfort layer is made of 2 inches of memory foam, which is infused with gel to help dissipate body heat. This enables it to sleep cooler than traditional memory foam. This layer offers body contouring and pressure relief.
  • The support layer also works as the transition layer, featuring 4 inches of soft conventional foam that’s designed to have an element of bounce. This layer eases you down into the firm base layer, while also providing support to foster healthy spinal alignment.
  • The base layer is a 7-inch unit of conventional foam that gives structure and stability to the rest of the mattress, making it more durable.

Comparing Company Policies & Price

  • Warranty  – The Allswell offers a 10-year limited warranty, while the Nectar has a Forever warranty.
  • Shipping – Allswell offers free shipping to the contiguous United States, with the exception of California. White glove delivery is available for an extra 149 dollars (except for California, where old mattress removal is free, by law). A 50-dollar shipping fee applies to Alaska and Hawaii. Shipping is free to the contiguous U.S. with the Nectar, though there may be additional shipping charges to Alaska or Hawaii. White glove delivery is offered for 199 dollars.
  • Trial Period – You get 100 nights to try out the Allswell and 365 nights with the Nectar.
  • Returns – Free returns and full refunds (minus any delivery charges) are offered with both mattresses, if returned within the trial period. There’s a return fee for Alaska or Hawaii with the Nectar.
  • Price – The Nectar is more expensive than the Allswell, which is rare as hybrid are typically higher in price.
SizeAllswell Price (w/o discount)Nectar Price (w/o discount)
Twin XL$349$849
Cali King$539$1,349
Split KingN/A$1,698
Split Cali KingN/AN/A

Allswell vs. Nectar Compared Side-by-Side

CoverPoly-blend quilted to memory foamPoly-blend quilted to memory foam
MaterialsGraphite and copper gel-infused memory foam, coil unitGel memory foam and conventional foams
CoolingIndividually-wrapped coilsGel in the memory foam layer, breathable cover
Motion TransferMinimalMinimal
Edge SupportExceptionalGood
SinkageGentle cradleDeep hug
Warranty10-year limitedForever
Trial Period100 nights365 nights
Adjustable Base CompatibleYesYes
ShippingShips free to contiguous U.S., additional fee for Alaska/Hawaii. White glove delivery is optional at $149Ships free to contiguous U.S., additional fee for Alaska/Hawaii. White glove delivery is optional at $199
Made in the USANoNo
Read Full ReviewAllswell Mattress ReviewNectar Mattress Review
Shop NowAllswell MattressNectar Mattress

Final Thoughts

Both beds offer great value for their cost, although the Allswell stands out as a high-quality mattress at a budget price.

Back and stomach sleepers should do well on the Allswell, with its coil unit offering added lumbar support. We think the mattress is best suited to average-weight folk, as lightweight sleepers might find it too firm, and heavyweight types could sink too far into the layers.

The all-foam Nectar should suit side and back sleepers as it offers support for the spine, while still being soft enough to offer vital pressure relief. Light to average-weight sleepers should find a great balance of comfort and support on the Nectar.

Lisa Bowman
Lisa Bowman

Lisa is a content writer for Sleep Advisor, which combines two of her greatest passions – writing and sleeping. She can also be found writing about fitness, sustainability and vegan food.

Her life revolves around her two rescue dogs (who she shares her bed with) and if she’s not running around after them, she’s likely doing yoga, buying new plants, or enjoying a sunset rum at the beach.

Writing for Sleep Advisor has made her realise she needs a new mattress, stat.

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