A Brief History Of The Mattress
Unlike us, early man did not need a bedroom to go to sleep. He could make a bed out of fallen leaves and cover himself with an animal skin with its resident insect population. But, thankfully for us, the mattress has evolved into the most crucial piece of furniture in our home.
In ancient times, a mattress was whatever material you could pile in the corner of a room (or cave) to protect yourself from the hard ground. This ranged from leaves and straw to animal skins. In the Bible, Jacob used a stone for a pillow. While this might be okay if you are going to wrestle with an angel all night, it could not have been very comfortable.
The pharaohs of old Egypt had a superior thought. They chose to make beds by raising a wooden stage bedding off of the ground to rest. This likely made an excellent showing of shielding them from snakes, and different critters, however, didn’t sound considerably progressively agreeable. And keeping in mind that the pharaohs dozed up high, increasingly regular Egyptians despite everything rested clustered on beddings produced using piles of palm leaves. The Romans concluded that they required more solace. They had primary water beds. They nodded off in a tub of water, and when it got excessively cold, they moved to an influencing lounger or a sack loaded down with straw, plumes, sticks, or fleece. The Renaissance saw the presentation of higher materials, similar to silk and velvet, used to cover the coarser ticking. The following hundreds of years saw not many changes to the sleeping cushion and more changes to the bed outline. Ropes were woven in a tight grid example to hold the sleeping pad with somewhat more give. This is the place the expression “rest tight” began.
The late 18th and early 19th century saw significant advances in sleep. The cast iron bed frame appeared, and so did the cotton stuffed mattress. These beds were less likely to become infested with the bugs that had plagued man for centuries as he tried to rest.
1865 saw a remarkable invention. The innerspring mattress was patented. This has become the model after which most modern mattresses are based. Although patented in 1865, the innerspring mattress and box spring did not become dominant in the bedding industry until the 1930″s. After this point, technology started taking off.
Futons and foam rubber appeared in the ’40s’40s and ’50s’50s, and the 1960s saw the invention of the waterbed and the adjustable bed. The airbed appeared in the ’80s’80s. The 1990s were all about size, with the queen size bed taking over as the best selling size, beating the twin.
The new century has seen the presentation of the TempurPedic bed and the utilization of adaptable viscoelastic foam on pretty much every other sort of sleeping cushion accessible. We sure have made some fantastic progress from dozing on the ground and laying our heads on a stone. Fortunately, as man has developed, so has the sleeping pad. Presently we can unwind in the most solace our cash can purchase, perhaps a Simmons or a Sealy.