Hey there Zooppsters!
Our ongoing eBay video contest focuses on ten intriguing categories of merchandise. Today, our spotlight focuses on the most tantalizing of all of them: mattresses!
In all probability, most people don’t spend much time thinking about their mattress. But, in reality, a quality night’s sleep—which is central to a healthy and productive lifestyle—rests heavily upon the bed you use. No pun intended.
The mattresses we use today have come a long way from what they originally started out as. In fact, for your viewing pleasures, we have compiled a riveting account of the history of mattresses, gathered from about.com.
1600s- A mattress was pretty much just a cheap cloth sack, to be perfectly honest. It sat on a wooden frame, and usually contained straw. Sounds cozy.
1700s- The sack became structured, adopting a more rectangle-shaped appearance. The filling was upgraded to cotton and wool.
1890s- Frames were beginning to be furnished from iron and steel. Think old-school hospital cots.
1920s- For a steep price, mattresses could now be given springs and made from rubber.
1930s–2013- Over the last several decades, mattresses have steadily improved, bringing us now to an all-time peak of comfort. Cushioning and optimizing back support, for example, are valuable features of the modern-day selection. There are a plethora of options available to fulfill any and all personal preferences, such as waterbeds, memory foam, and air-filled alternatives.