By Dan LaVine | 06.04.2019
Here's a little mattress trivia for you!
1) The word “mattress” is Arabic in origin.
2) The root word of mattress means “to throw something down,” referring to the practice of the time of sleeping on cushions on the floor.
3) The word “mattress” was most likely brought to Europe by Crusaders. .
4) Feather beds were first invented by the Romans during the last days of the Republic. Originally, Roman mattresses were filled with reeds, hay or wool.
5) One of the most important, earliest but least considered innovations in regards to mattresses was simply raising them off the floor. This greatly reduced the number of pests and rodents that would share sleeping spaces with their intended occupants.
6) South Asian and Indian mattresses use (read more)