The first two nights were a little difficult, only because we used a full size bottom sheet on our queen-size mattress which made it really tight, and defeating the purpose. The second night we went with no sheet at all, and the tubes separated as we slept, which only makes sense. Now, we use our full-size mattress pad with no sheet until we can buy some queen sheets, and it works perfectly! (The mattress pad has plenty of give.) For now, we are just using our mattress on the ground, and it actually looks really nice and cozy. We might not buy a bed frame after-all!
Thanks to you for creating such a natural, comfortable mattress, we'll be preventing future back problems in the future. I wanted to post this on your website but I couldn't figure out how. I would love if you could copy and paste this and put it up there! I've told all my co-workers, all of whom are intrigued. One of them is even thinking of getting your mattress topper!
Thanks again, and best wishes for you and your growing business in the future!
- Karen and Kyle from Clinton, Connecticut (reviewing the New Twist DIY mattress Kit)
- Karen from Soulsbyville, CA (reviewing the New Twist DIY mattress Kit)
Karen also shared how she altered the design of her mattress by weaving her spare tube down the center!
(note: progress photo was taken before the twist points were untwisted and filled out with hulls)
"Best sleep I have ever had! Thank you!"
- Christine from Jackson, MS (reviewing organic muslin topper filled with buckwheat hulls)___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
"We finally got our mattress together. It took a week or two to get used to it, but now its the most comfortable mattress we’ve ever slept on!"
- Dawn from Muncie, IN (reviewing Twist Easy, large kit )
A bit more from Dawn: "Honestly, it was more work than we expected to put it together, but then, we are a bit new to some of this (really sedentary jobs and just beginning the transition to "natural"). And then it was really strange the first 10 days or so, and my husband, who doesn't like change, got up and went to another bed the first couple of nights. But then he discovered that his back did better on the buckwheat hulls. After giving it a chance, we never, ever want to go back! Now we both sleep better than we have in years."
This headboard was created by a customer who bought the pdf e-book for the Twist Original design for $39.99. She did all the sewing herself using her own fabric. Instead of using hulls, which would have been too heavy for this vertical application, she used a light weight pillow filling. Stunning DIY project, I would call it a work of art. Thank you for sharing Latifa from Dubi.
Many people say that until they visited our website, making their own mattress had never crossed their minds!
When other people view the photos or hear more about your experience making your own mattress or furniture they will feel empowered to make their own too. We are very excited about the opportunity to post some our customer's projects here.
Making your own mattress is physical work and many hands make light work. Why not hold a mattress making event in your community or have a small get together with some like minded friends who may be interested in making their own mattress as well? Have fun and snap some photos along the way!
Thank you for the wonderful feedback,
Owner, Open Your Eyes Bedding
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"Now I can't get out of bed in the morning! In all seriousness, this is a wonderful addition to any bed. I was a bit concerned that the buckwheat might noisily shift around, form an uncomfortable sag, or be too hard. After a week, I have found none of the above. Super comfortable, providing a bit of firmness but not hardness and allowing for a good night of deep sleep. Happy customer."
- Sam from Arcata, CA (reviewing his buckwheat hull mattress topper )
"Ok, where to start. I googled buckwheat topper and there she was, Lynne (owner of OYEB). She was informative and knowledgeable about what makes a comfortable sleep surface. She gave me prompt responses and updates on her progress. I was not left to guess how things were going. I highly recommend the hulls as substitute for other cushions/toppers. I initially was a bit concern about the pouches not having enough hulls, but Lynne assured me of the right amount. Now I have the topper and her proof. Thank you Lynne."
- Dianna from Watauga, TX (reviewing her buckwheat hull mattress topper)
"Thanks for the mattress..the guide was great! And we really really really like all your products"
- Heather from Spokane WA (reviewing the Twist Original Kit, the Twist Easy Kit, toppers, and pillow inserts)
"Thank you, everything arrived at the right place in a timely manner! I am enjoying using my favorite old sheets again that were not deep enough for my last (traditional) mattress. It's hard to describe how it feels to sleep on the buckwheat - but I am sleeping great, even the first night before the pods were woven together. When it comes time to "un-weave" it for any reason, I'll put it together next in the no-weave style. The weaving was more of a project than I realized - a bit hard on my back. "
- Janice, Keizer OR (reviewing the Twist Easy, original flower design, in soft woven fabric.
"I just want to tell you that I slept on the buckwheat hull mattress topper last night for the first time. I had a wonderful nights sleep. I am very pleased with the quality of the canvas mattress topper and look forward to many more nights of restorative sleep. Thanks so much for making the buckwheat hull mattress possible. You are a true pioneer."
- Donna from Orlando FL (reviewing the canvas mattress topper filled with buckwheat hulls) ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
"Love my bed!!! Took me 3 hours to put together, was so excited had to post it on FB :) Thanks for creating this!"
-Vanessa from Nevada (reviewing the Twist Easy Large Kit - note: this kit is now discontinued as we changed over to a standard kit design, the New Twist DIY mattress Kit)
"..then we put together the last piece of Avery's all natural mattress! I am very excited about this project because it turned out really comfortable. Here is the mattress all put together and it really is lovely and healthy. I want to thank Open Your Eyes Bedding for this wonderful idea and product! I ended up with wooden slats, a base mattress made out of cotton batting, a wonderful buckwheat hull mattress topper and finally a sheep's wool mattress pad"
- Stacy from South Carolina (reviewing Muslin Buckwheat Hull Mattress Topper)
See the details of this DIY mattress construction here!
"Have to say I love the bed. The time it took to put together was totally worth it. I started out just taking naps on it, to get adjusted, but now I sleep the whole night through. Not only is my body comfortable, but my mind can rest easy knowing that I am sleeping on good materials and that it didn't break my bank! I'm planning on upgrading my twin to a king just as soon as I can convince my girlfriend to get on board (she still sleeps on our old latex mattress which now feels floppy and uneven to me). Thanks for a great product and for your quick shipping and customer service. I am recommending your beds to everyone I talk to."
- Matt from Chicago, IL (reviewing the New Twist)
Being a part of the generation of factory-made and potentially toxic products it was a revelation to me at the comfort that comes from a product made from all natural and renewable materials. "