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"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."

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I just wanted to write and tell you how happy my husband and I are with our new twist buckwheat mattress.  I didn't realize how poorly we really slept prior to using our new mattress, until now.  We are both in our early twenties and used to wake up with lower back pain every morning, which I thought was normal.  Since using our buckwheat mattress, neither of us have had any back pain, or toss and turn at night.  I can actually fall asleep on my back now, versus my side, and it feels very comfortable.  
 
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)
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"It's been just 2 weeks since we made our bed.  It took us about 4 1/2 hours to make.
We had buckwheat hulls everywhere (LOL), and are still finding them around.  :-) 
We are getting used to the bed, I haven't slept this soundly since I was a child.
I love it, and my husband says that his back is no longer hurting."

- 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)

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 "Best sleep I have ever had! Thank you!"  

- Christine from Jackson, MS (reviewing organic muslin topper filled with buckwheat hulls)

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"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!). 
Thank you for coming up with and sharing such an interesting design, it's such a clever idea because it is so simple, yet it looks so intricate. I hope to have some opportunity to try it out for comfort myself soon, but the kids seemed very keen on it tonight!  
It was also a great way to spend the evening!"
- Louise from the United Kingdom (reviewing the New Twist Kit, which she customized the size of by leaving off two tubes to fit her nook perfectly)

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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.

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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,  

Lynne
Owner, Open Your Eyes Bedding

Please send your jpeg photos and comments to: info@openyoureyesbedding.com 

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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 )

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"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)

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"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)

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"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. 

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"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)

 

 

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"..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!

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Thanks Lynne,
Turned out great and my son slept well in it for the first night last night.  He's super excited about his "big boy bed"
- Jenny from Columbus, Ohio (reviewing Twist Easy, one layer kit)
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"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)

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Thanks for sharing your photo of your finished mattress!  (Lisa from Ithaca, NY)
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The nice folks at Permies.com took one of our body pillows / toppers for a test run and wrote up a review.  Here is what they said:
"First impressions are the most important and there's something very fun about a giant bag of buckwheat hulls and plunging your hands into them! 
The topper itself is broken down into four compartments with neatly stitched velcro seals to be filled with buckwheat to the density you prefer. Funnel not included, but an empty vinegar jug did the trick. I like a fairly firm mattress for support around my middle and lower back and a little more give around my shoulders and head and with the malleability of buckwheat hulls and individualized compartments I was able to fill each to provide the firmness zones I needed. 
After the first few nights I am very pleased. The topper is quite comfortable and the hulls also provide unique sleeping surface akin to memory foam but with more support and firmness. Even if roll over or change positions a little wriggling can set the hulls to my new position. The natural materials provide and all around sleep experience, the smell of the buckwheat wafts through the sheets, which I really enjoy, as well as a light rustling of leaves which is very soothing. 
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.  "  
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