Updated at: 15-01-2023 - By: Jane

Editor’s Note: Plush, medium, and firm firmness options for the Nest Bedding Alexander Signature Hybrid mattress are now available. Additionally, Nest Bedding offers a “dual split” option for king and California king-sized mattresses so that each half of the bed can have a distinct firmness. This review’s model is most like the Medium version that’s now available.

A mattress that is both supportive and pressure-relieving may be just what you’re looking for in the Nest Alexander Signature Hybrid. This mattress is both comfortable and long-lasting thanks to its combination of luxurious foam layers and robust pocketed coils. Does it, however, cater to your particular set of sleeping requirements?

The Nest Alexander Signature Hybrid mattress is part of Nest Bedding’s Alexander Signature Series, and you can read my entire review to find out more. Having tested the bed myself, I’d like to offer my impressions of how well it performs in terms of firmness, pressure relief, and motion transfer. As part of my investigation, I’ll look into who makes this bed, what materials it’s made from, and its advantages and disadvantages.

Let’s get in there! Head down to the bottom of the page for a quick summary if you’re short on time.

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Is Nest Alexander Signature Hybrid a Good Mattress for You? 

Before we go into the Nest Alexander Signature Hybrid, I’d like to give you a little rundown of who I think this mattress is best for… and others who may be interested in other options.

Who I recommend Nest Alexander Signature Hybrid mattress for

  • Because of its bounce, pressure alleviation, and support, the Nest Alexander Signature Hybrid is a great option for back/side sleepers.
  • Couples will love it, too, thanks to the outstanding motion isolation.
  • Those with hip problems will appreciate the softness of the top layer.

Who I don’t recommend Nest Alexander Signature Hybrid mattress for

  • No, I didn’t think the Nest Alexander Signature Hybrid was pressure-relieving or hard enough for someone who only slept on their side. The best mattresses for stomach sleepers and the best mattresses for side sleepers are two excellent places to start your search.
  • Those who weigh more than 250 pounds should avoid the Nest Alexander Signature Hybrid. In the long run, this will lead to back and hip problems because of the lack of support it provides. Looking for a more suitable option? Take a look at our list of the best mattresses for those who weigh a lot.

How Firm is the Nest Alexander Signature Hybrid Mattress?

In the end, the most crucial question is whether or not the Nest Alexander Hybrid mattress is comfortable. Thanks for bringing this to my attention! Let’s begin by taking a look at its stiffness.

However, I’d want to point out that my choices may differ from yours, and I’m not talking about a “one-size-fits-all” product. Size, weight, shape, and preferred sleeping position all play a role in determining the firmness of your mattress.

After laying on it for a while, I’d say it’s somewhere in the middle when it comes to firmness. I’d rate it 6.5 out of 10 on a scale of 1 (softest) to 10 (firmest). The industry benchmark for medium-firmness is 6.5, according to our research.

Despite sinking a tad due to the soft foams on top, I still found the mattress to be really supportive. My guess is that back and side sleepers both will find this level of support to be a welcome addition to their nightly routines. I also found it to have a good balance of firmness and softness when sleeping in various positions. Because to the mattress’s excellent bounce and mobility, I never felt stuck in the foam layers and was able to easily switch positions.

In the coming paragraphs, I’ll discuss how the mattress performs for back, side, and stomach sleepers, respectively. For the time being, I’ll just note that while stomach sleepers who alternate positions will likely be fine with this, strict stomach sleepers may prefer something firmer to aid in spinal alignment.


Nest Alexander Signature Hybrid Mattress Performance 

A mattress’s firmness isn’t the only factor to consider. If you’d want to see my mattress performance tests, here they are.

Testing the Nest Alexander Signature Hybrid Mattress in Different Sleeping Positions

Mattresses can feel different depending on your body type and preferred sleeping position. There are three classifications of body types: light, medium, and heavy. If you’re a light sleeper, you won’t sink as deeply into your mattress as an average weight sleeper, and if you’re heavier, you’ll sink even deeper. As a result, the support requirements of people of various body weights differ.

If you think about whether you prefer to sleep on your back, side, or stomach (or a combination of these positions! ), you’ll have a better notion of what kind of support, pressure relief, and comfort you’ll need from a mattress.

Is the Nest Alexander Signature Hybrid a Good Mattress for Light Sleepers (Under 130 lb)?

  • Light Back Sleepers I believe this mattress is suitable for back sleepers who are light in weight. It’s a nice degree of firmness for back sleepers, and the soft foam layers help to alleviate pressure.
  • Light Side Sleepers – When it comes to side sleepers, I don’t think the Alexander Signature Hybrid will be soft enough for those who sleep on their sides. Some people prefer a firmer mattress for side sleepers, while others prefer a softer mattress for side sleepers.
  • Light Stomach Sleepers The Alexander Signature Hybrid is a good choice for stomach sleepers because it is slightly firmer than medium-firm. Keep your hips lifted while sleeping on your stomach to avoid back pain.

Is the Nest Alexander Signature Hybrid a Good Mattress for Average Weight Sleepers (130 – 250 lb)? 

  • Average Weight Back Sleepers – Back sleepers of moderate weight can use the Alexander Signature Hybrid. It relieves pressure while simultaneously providing support thanks to the coils. This mattress is best suited for back sleepers.
  • Average Weight Side Sleepers – Because side sleepers want a soft mattress that allows them to sink in, the Alexander Signature Hybrid may not provide enough relief for average weight side sleepers. Full-time side sleepers should go for a softer mattress to avoid pressure points. Combination side sleepers should be fine with this mattress.
  • Average Weight Stomach Sleepers – Because it isn’t particularly firm, I don’t think the Alexander Signature Hybrid mattress is ideal for stomach sleepers. It should be fine for those who only occasionally sleep on their stomachs, but for those who do so on a regular basis, you’ll want to look for something firmer.

Is the Nest Alexander Signature Hybrid a Good Mattress for Heavy Sleepers (over 250 lb)? 

  • Heavy Back Sleepers Heavy back sleepers should steer clear of the Alexander Signature Hybrid because it doesn’t offer enough support. If you’re a heavy sleeper, make sure you get a supportive mattress that will last.
  • Heavy Side Sleepers – See above.
  • Heavy Stomach Sleepers – See above.

Nest Alexander Signature Hybrid Mattress Pain Relief Performance

The ability of a bed to relieve stress in the shoulders, hips, and lower back is what I mean when I talk about pressure release.

I used a pressure relief map to test this on the Nest Alexander Signature Hybrid. These sensors helped me see how much pressure I was exerting as I sat back and relaxed. The pressure spots could be seen clearly on the map as well. Note the gradient from blue to red on the pressure map; blue indicates no discernible pressure and red indicates extremely high pressure.

Back Pain The pressure map shows that when I was lying on my back, there was no discernible pressure, as indicated by the color of the map. My spinal alignment was remained good, which is critical for avoiding back pain, despite the strain on my side. However, there wasn’t enough support to keep my hips up, which can cause back pain over time, when I was lying on my stomach.

Shoulder Pain – As you can see from the all-blue map, the mattress’ plush top provided excellent pressure relief for my shoulders while I was laying on my back. As a side sleeper, I noticed a minor accumulation of pressure, thus I would recommend the Alexander Hybrid to those who prefer to sleep on their sides. Even though I didn’t feel any strain on my shoulders while sleeping on my stomach, the hip sinkage made it unsuitable for stomach sleepers.

Hip Pain – Only a tiny bit of pressure has built up on my back, but that should not be a concern for back sleepers. When I lie on my side, you can see that my hips are feeling quite a bit of pressure, so for side sleepers, I’d suggest something a little softer. Despite the lack of pressure, my hips sink too far into this mattress, therefore I’d prefer a firmer mattress for my stomach.

Nest Alexander Signature Hybrid Mattress Performance for Couples

If you’re looking for a new mattress for you and your spouse to sleep on, there are a few more things to keep in mind. The Nest Alexander Signature Hybrid’s performance in my motion transfer test, sex, cooling, and edge support will be discussed in this section.


Motion Transfer 

Let’s have a look at the findings of the motion transfer test. In the context of a mattress, motion transfer refers to how much movement may be felt from one side to the other of the mattress. It’s likely that, if you sleep next to someone, you’d prefer to witness as little motion as possible.

From several heights, I dropped a steel ball weighing 10 pounds onto the mattress to see how it behaved. Dropping from four inches to eight inches and twelve inches, respectively, replicated tossing and turning in bed, getting out of bed, and the sensation you’d get if your bedmate started trampolining on it (side note: I do not recommend doing this).

I was able to construct a neat visual to show you the findings of each drop’s subsequent disturbance after measuring each drop’s impact. The larger the lines in the illustration, the more disruptive the drop was.

Despite the fact that hybrid mattresses are often plagued by motion transfer, I was pleasantly surprised by the outcomes. In order to minimize movement transfer, we used the Nest Alexander Hybrid, which has a foam top layer and a coil base layer. As a result, it is less likely that you will be woken up in the middle of the night if you share a bed. As a result, I believe this would make a fantastic mattress for a married couple.


Generally, I recommend a responsive and bouncy mattress when looking for one for sex. You won’t sink to the point where you’re stuck on a responsive and bouncy mattress, which makes it easier to move around on. The Alexander Signature Hybrid from Nest Bedding is a bouncy mattress, therefore I expect it to be an excellent choice for a night of passion!


As your body heat is multiplied by two when you sleep on the same mattress as your spouse, it is possible that you will both overheat the mattress. Couples should think about getting a cooling mattress because of this issue. The Alexander Hybrid from Nest is a wonderful option if you want a mattress that stays cool. All-foam mattresses don’t allow for as much airflow as hybrid mattresses do. More airflow is provided by the mattress’ cooling cover and perforated foam.

Edge Support

A mattress’s edge support is a vital yet frequently ignored characteristic. When I measure edge support, what I’m really looking for is how much the mattress’s perimeter collapses under pressure. Will I be supported if I sit on the edge of the bed? For couples, solid edge support is a great feature because it allows you to use the entire surface area of your mattress without feeling like you could slip off the edge.

The Nest Alexander Signature Hybrid provides a good deal of support for its edges. Reinforced coils are used to strengthen the mattress’s perimeter.

Quick Comparison: Nectar vs. Sparrow Signature Hybrid


  • Stress is relieved.
  • Memory foam with a classic feel.
  • Trial duration of 365 nights.

Sparrow Signature Hybrid

  • Additional cooling capabilities.
    Exhilarating smothering.
    Foam and coils of the highest quality are used.

What is the Nest Alexander Signature Hybrid Mattress Made Of?

Both softness and support have been taken into consideration in Nest’s Alexander Signature Hybrid mattress’ design. There are numerous layers that come together to provide a comfy mattress that is also long-lasting. A closer look at the inner workings will give us a better sense of how this works.

CertiPUR-US certified foams are used in the Alexander Signature Hybrid mattress. To ensure that the foams are safe to sleep on, this certification is required.

Cover – The quilted cover is the first item on our list. When it comes to comfort, this mattress is both thin and soft, with a layer of foam quilted into the fabric. The gel-infused foam provides a cooling effect. If you’re prone to overheating, this may be a useful feature for you. With its Thermic Phase Change Cooling moniker, Nest emphasizes that the cover is designed to keep you cool as you sleep.

Comfort Layer – The next layer is constructed of Nest’s EnergexTM Temperature Responsive Foam, a temperature-responsive polyurethane foam that responds swiftly to pressure, so you won’t get stuck in your mattress. In spite of the buoyant feel, you’ll still be able to feel some relief from the structure as you press down on it. This layer is especially useful for side sleepers, as it can help alleviate aches and pains in the hips and shoulders.

Transition Layer – There is a transition layer of SmartFlow Support foam to help you transition into the more sturdy coils underneath. It has been punctured to increase airflow, providing yet another method by which the mattress may keep you cool.

Support Layer – Coils with eight-inch-long pockets can be found on the next level below. Most of the bed’s support, firmness, and bounce can be found in the bed’s tall coil system. The mattress’s coils have been reinforced at the edges to increase the mattress’s useful surface area. For couples or anyone searching for stability from the center of the bed all the way to the side, this robust edge support could be a huge plus.

Base Layer  – Support foam is one-inch thick and weighs 3 pounds per cubic foot. While lying on top of the bed, you won’t be able to feel this section, but it gives the coils above something to bounce and respond off of.


Nest Alexander Signature Hybrid Mattress Unboxing and Off-Gassing

In other words, you can expect your Alexander Signature Hybrid mattress from Nest to arrive compressed and folded up in a box. Bring the box into the desired room as soon as it arrives. Make sure you have a friend to assist you carry it, as compressed mattresses may be quite hefty to lift on your own.

Remove the mattress by opening the box. Unrolling begins when you place the roll on your base. Then, you can remove the package. Again, extreme caution is advised to avoid slicing your mattress. As soon as the mattress’s packaging is cut, it will begin to expand to its full size.

An unwelcome odor may be detected as it expands. As a result, a chemical reaction known as off-gassing occurs. The term “off-gassing” refers to the discharge of gasses that were trapped during the compression process of the mattress. Off-gassing isn’t dangerous, but if you notice an off-gassing scent, I recommend letting the mattress air out for a day or two.

Nectar Construction

The entire structure of Nectar is made of foam. It will be delivered to your house in an air-sealed bag.

The cover of Nectar is made of a poly-blend material. 12 inches of shaping and supporting layers are covered by this breathable fabric

Memory foam impregnated with gel is quilted into the cover. The plushness of the mattress is enhanced as a result of this.

  • Three inches of unique memory material make up the top. Thermal conductivity of the material is improved thanks to the presence of a gel encased inside.
  • Next, we have a 2-inch soft conventional foam, which is slightly more responsive and firm than the LushFoamTM on top. In doing so, you aid the body’s transition to a stronger and thicker foundation.
  • Foam is used as a common building material for the foundation. This 7-inch-tall foam is designed to keep the spine in a neutral position.

Sparrow Signature Hybrid Construction

You will receive the bed in a box when it arrives at your door. In order to provide the best possible support and pressure relief, this type of the Sparrow is a combination of foam and coil.

This bed is a whopping 12 inches high. Memory foam combined with cooling gel is quilted into this cover. Incorporated within the cover fabric is Thermic Phase Change Technology, which is designed to maintain a constant temperature.

  • A 3-inch thick EnergexTM Temperature Responsive Foam covers the whole area. This was meant to be activated by the heat of the user’s body.
  • SmartFlow, a support foam, is used in the middle layer, which is 1 inch thick. This layer serves as a transition to the bed’s harder layers, helping the body adjust to its new environment.
  • The Quantum® Edge pocket coil technology is used in the mattress’ third layer, which serves as the mattress’ support core. These coils aid in supporting the body and isolating it from movement.
    In order to support and protect the upper layers, the base layer is made of a foam material.

Comparing Firmness (Support & Feel)

Unlike Nectar, the Sparrow is available in Plush, Medium, and Firm firmnesses. It will be compared to both brands in a medium configuration.

Our firmness scale ranks these mattresses in the medium range. As far as sleeping postures go, this range seems to work best for most people. In comparison to Sparrow, which gets a 5.5, the Nectar is a little firmer, coming in at a 6 to 6.5.

Firmer mattresses are preferred by certain people who only sleep on their stomachs and even some people who sleep on their backs, especially those who are overweight, because they provide more support to keep their hips and torsos aligned. They may like Nectar since it is firmer than the hybrid choice, but these people may be better served by Sparrow’s Firm option.

It is possible that side sleepers may prefer the Sparrow because the Medium version provides softer cushioning for hips and shoulders, and if that isn’t enough, it is also available in a Plush model.

With no evident difference between the two, the surface response times of these beds are very similar. The Sparrow is the clear winner when it comes to higher-level response, thanks to the coils’ inherent responsiveness to pressure. Cushioning layers serve to alleviate any lingering pain locations in each of these alternatives.

Comparing Sinkage and Bounce

Comparing these mattresses, the Nectar is noticeably firmer, while the Sparrow has a more flexible coil unit, which significantly boosts the bounce. You should notice that as you lay on the Nectar, your body’s weight gradually moves the conforming memory elements, letting it to settle into a comforting deep embrace.

Hybrid mattresses may have a somewhat different feel depending on the weight and shape of your body, but you should still be able to get a good night’s sleep thanks to the Nectar’s comfortable deep embrace.

The stiffer and more sensitive materials in the middle and base layers of each of these models should make repositioning a breeze. It may be beneficial for individuals who are searching for a little extra bounce in their lives to go with the hybrid’s springs.

Comparing Motion Transfer

The movement of an active sleeper can easily spread across the mattress’s surface. Both of these products perform well in this category since memory polymers are commonly used to isolate these types of movements.

Although the Nectar has a lot of motion, the springs allow for a higher rate of bounce, whereas the pocket coil system does contain a lot of motion.

Comparing Edge Support

For couples who share a bed, edge support may be an important consideration. It is possible to maximize your sleeping surface by sleeping right up to the edge of a mattress with strong edges.

In terms of all-foam mattresses, Nectar performs admirably. There is little compression when laying on one’s side. However, the hybrid’s Quantum® Edge perimeter coils may provide better edge support if you like more supportive edges, even if you are sitting on the side with increased weight on a smaller surface area.


Nectar vs. Sparrow Signature Hybrid Compared Side-by-Side

CoverPoly-blend quilted with memory foamThermic Phase Change fabric quilted to gel-infused memory foam
MaterialsGel memory foam and conventional foamsTitanChil Endurance Foam®, SmartFlow Support Foam, Quantum® Edge Pocketed Support Coils
CoolingGel within the foams, and a breathable coverThermic Phase Change fabric, gel memory foam, and pocket coils support air flow
Motion TransferMinimalMinimal
Edge SupportGoodExceptional
SinkageDeep HugDeep Hug
Trial Period365 nights365 Nights
Adjustable Base CompatibleYesYes
ShippingShips to U.S., White Glove Delivery is optionalFree shipping within the contiguous U.S. Also ships to Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada. Arrange with the manufacturer for White Glove delivery
Made in the USANoYes
SizeNectar Price (w/o discount)Sparrow Price (w/o discount)
Twin XL$968$1,149
Cali King$1,598$1,999
Split King – 1 Side Only$1,149
Split Cali King – 1 Side Only$1,149

Should I Buy Nectar or the Sparrow Signature Hybrid?

Is there a clear winner among these two mattresses, despite the fact that they both contain an abundance of beneficial features? The choice is yours. A look at the main distinctions between these two systems:

We Would Recommend Buying Nectar if You are Looking for:

  • An alternative with a more constrained spending plan. People who want to get the most out of their money will like Nectars design. Customers are raving about this bed-in-a-box solution.
  • Memory foam alone. Three layers of memory foam and a quilted gel infused memory top are employed in this product to deliver the deep hug that memory foam fans crave.
  • Exceptional separation from vibrations. When it comes to restricting movement to one side of the bed, foam excels. Couples should be able to sleep soundly without knowing what their other half is up to at night thanks to this memory product.

We Would Recommend Buying Sparrow Signature Hybrid if You are Looking for:

  • Extremely effective cooling. Temperature regulation is provided by a variety of features in this mattress, including copper and phase change cooling technology.
  • Support for the Edge browser. The perimeter of the bed is lined with Quantum® Edge pocket support coils, ensuring that you have the most surface area possible to sleep on at night.
  • It’s a cross between foam and something else. Customers benefit from both memory foam’s conforming characteristics and the classic innerspring mattress feel. Excellent pressure relief and body support are achieved through the combination of these materials.

Nest Alexander Signature Hybrid Mattress Policies and FAQs

Does the Nest Alexander Signature Hybrid come with a trial period?

In fact, you can try the Alexander Signature Hybrid mattress from Nest for 100 nights risk-free. For a total of one hundred nights of sleep on the mattress, you can decide whether or not it is right for you. Nest Bedding will work with you to exchange, modify, or supply other goods to improve your sleep experience if you don’t like the mattress, or you can return it for a full refund. To discover more about nestbedding.com’s free trial, exchanges, and returns, visit their website.

Does Nest Bedding have free shipping?

Within the continental United States, Nest Bedding ships for free. Hawaii, Alaska and Canada residents will be charged additional fees for their orders to arrive. Because each of Nest’s mattresses is created to order, delivery can take anywhere from 8 to 10 business days.

Does the Nest Alexander Signature Hybrid mattress have a warranty?

The Alexander Signature Hybrid mattress from Nest Bedding is covered by a Lifetime Warranty*. In addition to the guarantee, Nest Bedding offers the Lifetime Comfort Guarantee, which entitles Nest customers to a 30% discount on their next mattress purchase from Nest.

Do I need a special foundation for the Nest Alexander Signature Hybrid mattress?

Nest Alexander Signature Hybrid does not necessitate a specific foundation or bed frame. Slatted or non-flexible foundations should be used instead. This can invalidate your warranty and reduce the level of comfort you feel in your home.

Is the Nest Alexander Signature Hybrid mattress made in the USA?

The Nest Bedding mattresses are made in Arizona.

What size does the Nest Alexander Signature Hybrid come in?

In addition to the twin, full, queen, king, and split king sizes, the Alexander Signature Hybrid by Nest is also available in twin XL, full, queen, and king.

Final Thoughts

That leaves only one question: who has emerged victorious? Hard to say; it all depends on your ideal bed and your specific requirements. Nest Bedding’s premium hybrid is more expensive than Nectar’s all-foam model, despite the fact that both beds are reasonable in their own right.

Both are excellent for relieving stress and offering assistance. Trying to figure out what to buy? We’ve written in-depth pieces on both of these goods, so check them out. Thanks for visiting, and good luck with your purchases.

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