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How the World Slept - a Timeline

HOW THE WORLD SLEPT TIMELINE 10000 BCE Throughout history, people sought to understand sleep and attain comfort. From caves to the ultra-comfortable mattresses of today, we sure have came a long way! 3600 BCE Cavemen sleep on the ground using primitive animal hide beds, surviving the Ice Age through "ticks" and "skins" 3400BCE Persians use waterbeds made of goat skins, a definite improvement from the ground B00 BCE & EARLIER People often divided sleep into 2 cycles per day Egyptians sleep on raised beds of ebony if wealthy, otherwise its palm bows and the floor 2'1BCE 1300 First recorded use of the word "materas" in Middle English, derived from Arabic "matrah" 1500 Romans sleep on luxurious beds with hay, wool or feather-stuffed mattresses 18 TH CENTURY Renaissance Era Europeans sleep on fabric mattresses stuffed with husks, straw, or feathers 1865 People begin sleeping on cotton-stuffed mattresses as US cotton production booms 1819 Thomas Edison invents the light bulb, reducing the average American's sleep 3 hours Samuel P. Kittle patents the first Coil Spring Mattress 1950 1953 Dr. Nathaniel Kleitman discovers REM Sleep 1960 The Talalay process allows Latex Mattresses to enter consumer markets and gain popularity. 1970 Stanford University opens first Sleep Research Center The creation of vinyl popularizes 1990 2012 modern waterbeds Inspired by NASA's visco-elastic foam, memory foam mattresses enter the market EXPERIENCE 21ST CENTURY SLEEP ON AN ASTRABEDS LATEX MATTRESS! ASTRABEDS revolutionizes sleep with natural latex mattresses and affordable prices 2strabeds - Natural, environment-friendly materials Supports alignments and relieves pressure points - Naturally hypoallergenic and antimicrobial Customizable systems and in-home trial period Resources: 1-WGBH Educational Foundation & Harvard Medical School. Historical and Cultural Perspectives of Sleep. Accessed September 2012 from http://healthysleep.med.harvard.edu 2- Better Sleep Council. History of the Mattress. Accessed September 2012 from http://bettersleep.org/mattresses-and-more/history-of-the-mattress 3- Wikipedia. Mattress: History. Accessed September 2012 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mattress estrabeds HOW THE WORLD SLEPT TIMELINE 10000 BCE Throughout history, people sought to understand sleep and attain comfort. From caves to the ultra-comfortable mattresses of today, we sure have came a long way! 3600 BCE Cavemen sleep on the ground using primitive animal hide beds, surviving the Ice Age through "ticks" and "skins" 3400BCE Persians use waterbeds made of goat skins, a definite improvement from the ground B00 BCE & EARLIER People often divided sleep into 2 cycles per day Egyptians sleep on raised beds of ebony if wealthy, otherwise its palm bows and the floor 2'1BCE 1300 First recorded use of the word "materas" in Middle English, derived from Arabic "matrah" 1500 Romans sleep on luxurious beds with hay, wool or feather-stuffed mattresses 18 TH CENTURY Renaissance Era Europeans sleep on fabric mattresses stuffed with husks, straw, or feathers 1865 People begin sleeping on cotton-stuffed mattresses as US cotton production booms 1819 Thomas Edison invents the light bulb, reducing the average American's sleep 3 hours Samuel P. Kittle patents the first Coil Spring Mattress 1950 1953 Dr. Nathaniel Kleitman discovers REM Sleep 1960 The Talalay process allows Latex Mattresses to enter consumer markets and gain popularity. 1970 Stanford University opens first Sleep Research Center The creation of vinyl popularizes 1990 2012 modern waterbeds Inspired by NASA's visco-elastic foam, memory foam mattresses enter the market EXPERIENCE 21ST CENTURY SLEEP ON AN ASTRABEDS LATEX MATTRESS! ASTRABEDS revolutionizes sleep with natural latex mattresses and affordable prices 2strabeds - Natural, environment-friendly materials Supports alignments and relieves pressure points - Naturally hypoallergenic and antimicrobial Customizable systems and in-home trial period Resources: 1-WGBH Educational Foundation & Harvard Medical School. Historical and Cultural Perspectives of Sleep. Accessed September 2012 from http://healthysleep.med.harvard.edu 2- Better Sleep Council. History of the Mattress. Accessed September 2012 from http://bettersleep.org/mattresses-and-more/history-of-the-mattress 3- Wikipedia. Mattress: History. Accessed September 2012 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mattress estrabeds

How the World Slept - a Timeline

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What kind of mattress did you sleep on last night? Chances are it was a spring, foam or latex mattress.. but have you ever wondered what you would have slept on centuries ago? As illustrated in the â€...

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