It might be tough to find a bed in a box mattress because there seems to be an unlimited amount of internet mattresses that all claim to be the most comfortable. It’s usually a good idea to start with the most popular brands when trying to limit down one’s options.
The Purple is a one-of-a-kind bed in a box mattress because it has a patented gel grid directly on top; no other mattress feels quite like it. The Nectar, on the other hand, has the memory foam sensation that many people associate with mattresses. Its slow-moving memory foam encourages sleepers to settle down and feel engulfed by the mattress.
While Nectar and Purple are online companies of mattresses which are of good quality, they are better suited to different kinds of persons. Therefore, who would be selecting the Purple mattress and who would be selecting the Nectar mattress will be discussed in this comparison?
Choosing The Right Mattress
Larger sleepers who demand a mattress with additional comfort and support. Those searching for a more responsive mattress that allows them to move about easily. Those who sleep on their stomachs or backs and require additional support. Hot sleepers who are concerned about overheating at night.
Nectar mattress on the other hand is better suited to side sleepers of light to medium weight who want a mattress with great pressure and alleviation. Euro tops have extra support and thus they are preferred by sleepers who want a slow-moving sensation. Couples looking for a mattress that reduces motion transmission would prefer Nectar euro top for comfort and mobility.
Firmness of the mattress
The Purple had a 6.5/10 medium-firm stiffness, and though the top gel grid appears solid at first, it relaxes when enough pressure is applied. Heavier people, on the other hand, may experience the Purple mattress as softer due to their weight pressing on the gel grid.
The stiffness of the Nectar mattress was likewise 6.5/10 — the top memory foam layers are quite soft, but the layers increase stiffer as we dig deeper into the mattress. At the same time, they may sink deeper into the Nectar mattress, causing increased pressure in specific regions.
Sleeping on the Mattress
Back lying on the Purple mattress, we experience a perfect blend of comfort and support, with the gel grid collapsing underneath our hips and buttocks while the rest of the mattress remains level and supportive. We notice some pressure reduction on our shoulders and hips when we sleep on our sides. When we sleep on our stomachs, the Purple mattress does not collapse beneath our hips, and we have nice uniform support throughout our bodies. However, materials used in this design are often denser and stiffer. It is the finest mattress for stomach sleepers out of the two.
Back on the Nectar mattress, we get a wonderful blend of comfort and support, with our hips sinking in a little and the upper foam layers contouring to our body’s curves. We sink into the memory foam and feel little strain on our shoulders and hips as we go to our sides. Stomach sleeping on the Nectar mattress, we don’t receive enough support behind our hips, and they’re sagging inwards a little.
Average Weight of the Mattress
Average height and weight when back sleeping and side sleeping, persons who weigh less than 130 pounds may find the Purple to be overly firm. Those who are closer to 230 pounds, on the other hand, may feel more at ease in both postures. Euro-tops have extra support as they are sewed flush with the mattress’s sides, rather than to the mattress’s top. When resting on the Purple mattress, stomach sleeping persons of normal weight should have all the support they require.
Back sleepers of medium weight should find the Nectar to be a great blend of comfort and support, while side sleepers should experience nearly no strain on their shoulders and hips. They may feel additional pressure in certain regions if they are closer to 230 pounds. If they sleep on their stomachs, they’ll require a firmer, more supporting mattress to keep their hips and centre mass in place.
Sleeping Hot or Cold
The Purple should be the cooler sleeping choice between these two mattresses since its gel grid allows for a lot of ventilation, keeping sleepers cool all night.
On the other hand, the Nectar may cause some people to overheat at night. The memory foam, even with its gel infusion, may trap heat and send it back to sleepers.
Because the gel grid is quite bouncy and the mattress did not absorb as much motion as we moved about, the Purple mattress isn’t the best at absorbing motion transfer.
The Nectar, on the other hand, performed admirably in terms of motion transmission, which is not unexpected given that memory foam mattresses are noted for their exceptional motion isolation.
Off – Gassing
While unwrapping the Purple mattress, there was no chemical odor like there is with a fresh unboxed memory foam mattress. Therefore, it was very easy to fall asleep on the Purple mattress.
After unboxing the Nectar mattress, some chemical odor was noticed. But it was, however, noticed that after leaving the mattress in a well-ventilated room, the off gassing was complete within 48 hours.
We wouldn’t say one mattress is superior to the other, but they are better suited to various sleepers. For bigger persons, back and stomach sleepers, and hot sleepers, the Purple should be a better option. Light- and medium-weight side sleepers, couples, and those who enjoy a memory foam feel should find the Nectar to be a good fit. The Purple mattress should be cooler than the Nectar since its gel grid allows air to circulate through the top, keeping sleepers cool at night. Depending on the size of the individual, either mattress might be a good match for side sleeping. The Purple should provide greater pressure relief for larger side sleepers, while the Blue should provide greater pressure relief for light- and medium-weight side sleepers.