"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
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."
We had a great first night's sleep and I love the feel of the buckwheat hull mattress + pillows!
I'm so thankful for your design and creativity! This is a huge game-changer in the world of nontoxic sleep solutions and healthier homes/bodies in general. I can't believe this isn't more mainstream. Why would people choose to sleep on toxic, conventional mattresses when there are more comfortable and affordable alternatives? I want to shout from the rooftops how great your company is -- and believe me, I will be spreading the word!
Katrina from Oakdale CT (reviewing the New Twist Mattress Kits and custom made pillow inserts, all filled with organic buckwheat hulls)
- Karen from Soulsbyville, CA (reviewing the New Twist DIY mattress Kit)
Karen also shared how she altered the design of her mattress by weaving a spare tube down the center and adding 15 extra pounds of hulls!
"Best sleep I have ever had! Thank you!"
- Christine from Jackson, MS (reviewing organic muslin topper filled with buckwheat hulls)
I wanted to write to say that the Millet Hull pillows are amazing. They are the best pillows in the world. I am ready to tell my family and friends about your shop and this brilliant pillow you've introduced. THANK YOU!
"I have just finished! It's very late but I have left one very happy little girl asleep on your mattress and had to literally drag a very excited little boy off it. I'm really pleased, it could probably be improved and tweaked here and there but for a first go, home alone with two toddlers I think it's pretty good! (luckily the children decided to nap in shifts this afternoon/evening, a rare event!).
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 Dubai.
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)
I was given a millet hull pillow as a gift. At first, it seemed hard, a little unwieldy. Then I got the right arm positioning and loved it. The filling is like sand at the beach; you move it around and it conforms to you. My husband tried to steal it from me; I kept taking it back. If you read in bed a lot like I do, it is excellent for back support. Make it into a triangle shape (with the wide part at the small of your back) and it props you up. Recently, I was given the ultimate pillow kit (and relegated the millet hull pillow to my husband's side). It's really beautiful material, and the whole thing with the lavender scent is very luxurious and full. It's hard to imagine sleeping with one of those synthetic fiber pillows, ever again.
Anne from Stone Ridge, NY
"..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)
Thank you Lynne! I think we've figured it out. It feels great and everything seems to be secure. I am so glad we made the switch. Thank you for all your help. I love the versatility, this is awesome! Laura from Duluth, Minnesota (commenting on making her own New Twist King Mattress design)
After a while of troubleshooting, I realized I had put my knots in the hull zone instead of outside. I re-did the mattresses and couldn't believe how tight I had made them compared to how they were supposed to be. The mattresses felt amazing last night and exceeded my expectations with how comfortable they were! I'm so glad I was able to troubleshoot and get them fixed. I woke up with absolutely no pain this morning for the first time in a really long while! My husband and son are still sound asleep. :) Thanks so much for your ingenuity!
Brittany from Grand Rapids, MI (reviewing her New Twist Mattress)
The mattress cover has made an enormous difference for me. I’ve had serious back pain for years, and getting worse until I got your pillow, and I feel there is a real turnaround.
Maryam from Alberta, Canada (commenting on her canvas body pillow cover filled with buckwheat hulls)
Wanted to let you know, I have been using my sample pod as a small pillow and I sleep all night without snoring (or grinding my teeth)!!! Buckwheat hulls ...where have you been all my life?
I am looking forward to ordering more from you soon. I want to make some pillows for Christmas gifts and I will be ordering a kit for queen bed the first of next year. I am telling everyone I know to check out your site, because I believe in this product, and your outstanding customer service. Thank You :)
Christy from Spring Hope, NC
I have been meaning to get back to you for so long! The bed is amazing!