Mattresses Then and Now

Mattresses were first invented over 10,000 years ago, when they were basically rolled on the floor to serve as extra padding for primitives who had to sleep on hard solid ground. And it took a while for this to be innovated, according to reports. After thousands of years, during the time of Louis XIV, only then did mattresses come with raised beds.

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Mattresses then were filled with different kinds of stuff to serve as the cushion. Surprisingly, these same materials, with the exception of leaves, are still used for specialty bedding and are processed in a more organic but sophisticated manner.

Mattress innovation continued as years passed. But it wasn’t until the late 1990’s when all these inventions and changes became even more aggressive, with a lot of help from technology. These days, the choices are far and varied and manufacturers are slowly developing revolutionary “smart” mattresses that understand how a consumer’s body behaves.

Much has changed in the mattress industry since 20 years ago, and latest inventions will only get better from hereon. Here is a detailed history of how mattresses came to be and how it evolved into what it is today.

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