Now we have the most comfortable mattresses and beds, not to mention lamps, aromatherapy diffusers, sleep trackers, white noise machines and many other random gadgets that improve the quality of our sleep. But sleep wasn’t always about plush mattresses and aromatherapy.
The infographic below presents the most important moments that contributed to the development of modern beds and mattresses.
- Cavemen slept directly on the ground, using animal skins to protect themselves from the ice cold ground.
- Romans used hay, wool or feather mattresses.
- In 1865 Samuel P. Kittle invented the first coil spring mattress.
source: Astra Beds