Our Nectar vs. Brooklyn Aurora Bed Comparison for 2019

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What is cooler, saving hundreds of dollars on quality memory foam or one of the coolest (as in cold) hybrids on the market? Two kinds of cool, but both worthy of exploring in our comparison between Nectar and Brooklyn Aurora.

Brooklyn Bedding Manufactures their mattresses in the hot state of Arizona, and this is their luxury hybrid designed for folks who battle sleep heat. This hybrid mattress is cleverly constructed with foam and coils to not only battle heat but to also provide optimal comfort.

Nectar Sleep offers only one bed, and their customers adore it. They have successfully constructed a mattress that fosters the contouring comfort of foam without sacrificing support, and they do it at a fraction of the price of many competing brands.

Quick Comparison: Brooklyn Aurora vs. Nectar

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  • Relieves pressure
  • Traditional memory foam feel
  • 365-night trial period
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  • Enhanced cooling properties
  • Luxury bed at an affordable price
  • Three firmness choices

This review covers only the most important details, for the full scoop take a look at our comprehensive analysis of these products below.

Comparing Construction (Materials & Quality)

Nectar Construction

The inside of Nectar is manufactured with a complete foam construction. It is tightly compressed into a large bag, so it can be easily delivered right on your doorstep.

The bed cover is finished with Tencel and long-staple cotton, a design that permits the interior to breathe. Encased by the cover are 11 inches of foam materials that support and conform to the sleepers anatomy.

Quilted beneath the blended cover is 1 inch of memory material infused with a gel that should enhance cooling and comfort.

5 Nectar Layers
  • The surface layer, finishing the top is a 3-inch memory material dubbed as LushFoam™. This substance is gel-infused to better expel heat across the surface and away from the sleeper.
  • The second layer, a 5-inch Adaptive Hi Core Memory Foam was designed with a higher response rate than the upper layers, allowing for easier repositioning. This material should also facilitate the transition of heavier areas into the foundation of the bed.
  • The bottom is constructed with a High Vegetable Base Super Core. This durable, support foam towers above the others at 5.5 inches tall.

Aurora Construction

This bed-in-a-box product ships from Brooklyn Bedding’s factory in Arizona. It is rolled and vacuum sealed in a box and is delivered to your home.

The cotton blend cover uses phase-change thermo knitting. This tech is designed to adapt to the body’s temperature in order to maintain a regulated surface temperature. This surrounds and protects 13 inches of bedding materials beneath.

layers of brooklyn bedding aurora
  • The top layer, this 1.5-inch Copper Gel Energex™ foam is embedded with TitanCool™ tech. This responsive foam fosters pressure relief and should not overheat due to copper cooling technology.
  • The following layer brings a 2-inch TitanFlex™ material. This is the brands hyper-elastic latex-alternative and should provide added bounce and additional contouring.
  • The middle layer, 1-inch of swirl visco-elastic memory foam forms this transitional layer. This eases the weight of the sleeper from foam to supportive coils beneath.
  • The fourth layer, this is 8 inches of Quantum Edge™ pocketed coils. These equip its edges with durability, support, and stability. Lining the perimeter of the bed are reinforced coils for additional support.
  • The base is comprised of 1-inch of foam that makes up Aurora’s foundation.

Comparing Firmness (Support & Feel)

Each mattress reviewed by Sleep Advisor is rated with our firmness system which places them on a range from 1 to 10, with a 1 being like sleeping on air. The Nectar scores between a 6 and 6.5, which puts it in a Medium-Firm range, while the Medium firmness option of the Aurora scores at a 5, a score right in the middle, making this a Medium feeling bed.

Both of these beds should be an excellent choice for most sleeping positions. They use materials that fill the spaces between the curves for back sleepers. Either of these options should work well for side sleepers looking for ample pressure relief in their shoulders and hips.

Many side sleepers should enjoy the pressure relieving foams of the Nectar, but the Aurora has a substantial amount of foam and is a tad softer, so either should work great.

Finding lower body support for stomach sleepers can be difficult, but both of these options should do the trick. The Nectar is a tad firmer, but the Aurora offers their Firm option, which is rated at a 7 on our firmness scale. People who enjoy an exceptionally firm bed might like this a tad more, and people looking for an even softer bed should enjoy the Soft model of the Aurora, which is rated at a 3 on our firmness scale.

Either of these choices makes a great option for people looking for first-rate pressure relief and support.

Firmness scale for Nectar and Aurora Brooklyn bed

Comparing Sinkage and Bounce

When it comes to sinkage, both these products should offer slightly different experiences. Memory Foam lovers go head over heels for that deep hugging sensation, and Nectar provides. While Aurora offers a shallower cradle and bounce.

In terms of bounce, well, Nectar’s got nearly none. Despite having practically no bounce, sleepers should find that it is not hard to reposition on this bed.

Repositioning in the Aurora is a cinch, as the TitanFlex™ layer and coils give this bed a balanced level of surface and inner layer bounce.

Comparing Motion Transfer

A bed with a high rate of motion isolation can allow you to sleep unaware each time your partner wakes up to go to the bathroom. Almost nothing stops sleep-related movements as memory materials (and beds) do. This is an area where Nectar truly shines, as it anchors nearly all motion to one side of the bed.

The Aurora is a bouncy bed, but does that mean it cannot contain motion? The short answer is no. Although bounce heightens movement, the pocket coils operate separate of one another, this combined with the memory material in the middle layer, equips this mattress with relatively high motion isolation.

The Aurora handles most motions extremely well, but if you have a partner who likes to jump into bed like its the last round of a cannonball contest, then you might want to go with Nectar.

Comparing Edge Support

Strong edges allow sleepers to take full advantage of their entire sleeping space by allowing them to sleep up to the edge. When comparing these two products in this area, Aurora takes the trophy.

Aurora’s coil system provides superb edge reinforcement that can be difficult to find in bed-in-a-box options. This does not completely take Nectar out of the competition though, as Nectar supports some pretty strong edges for what is expected of a memory bed. Both options perform above the industry standard, but if a partner has you sleeping along the edge every night, the Aurora might be your the better option.

Nectar vs. Aurora Compared Side-by-Side

FeaturesNectarBrooklyn Aurora
Height11”13”
CoverTencel and long-staple cotton quilted to memory foamCotton blended with phase change thermo knitting
MaterialsLushFoam™, Adaptive Hi Core Memory Foam, High Vegetable Base Super CoreCopper Gel Energex™ Foam, TitanFlex™, Swirl Visco-Elastic Memory Foam, Quantum Edge™
Pocketed Coils, Base Foam
CoolingGel in the memory foam layer, breathable coverPhase change cooling cover, gel in the memory material, coils, copper in foam
Firmness6-6.5/105/10
SupportGreatExceptional
Motion TransferMinimalMedium
Edge SupportGoodExceptional
SinkageDeep HugGentle Cradle
BounceNoYes
WarrantyForever 10 years
Trial Period365 nights120 nights
CertificationsCertiPUR-US®, OEKO-TEX®CertiPUR-US®
Adjustable Base CompatibleYesYes
ShippingShips to U.S. and U.S. Territories including Puerto Rico, White Glove Delivery is optionalFree shipping in the contiguous US. Delivery fee for Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada
Made in the USANoYes
SizeNectar Price (w/o discount)Brooklyn Aurora Price (w/o discount)
Twin$524$999
Twin XL$594$1,249
Full$724$1,549
Queen$824$1,699
King$1024$2,124
Cali King$1024
$2,124

Should I Buy Nectar or Aurora?

Both of these options offer quality comfort and support. To help you decide, here are some key takeaways.

We Would Recommend Buying Nectar if You are Looking for:

  • Memory foam. There is a reason this is one of the most popular memory mattresses on the market. It gives sleepers that classic memory feel while providing the support that many memory options lack.
  • Great motion isolation is another perk associated with memory material, and Nectar is no exception. While your partner restlessly tosses and turns throughout the night, you should feel better knowing their movements should not affect you.
  • A stellar deal. Customers should get what they pay for and Nectar gives theirs just a little bit more. A few reasons this bed has done so well is because of its attractive price, year-long trial, and a forever warranty as the cherry on top.

We Would Recommend Buying Aurora if You are Looking for:

  • Cooling. This product comes equipped with a long list of temperature technology that should keep even the hottest of sleepers cool.
  • Some extra bounce. While Aurora may cool you off, bouncy coils can help heat things up by adding a little spring into your sex life. Bounce is also a great component for repositioning sleepers.
  • Multiple firmness options. Brooklyn Bedding offers three firmness choices to help get sleepers into the right bed. The Aurora comes in Soft, Medium, and Firm options.

Final Thoughts


Purchasing a mattress often comes down to comparing preferences and product specifications. Either one of these mattresses could make a great sleeping option, it just depends on who you are. Remember, if you have made a selection or you are still struggling, feel free to check out our in-depth reviews on either of these products.

Author: Mark Reddick

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