How Beds Have Evolved Over Time


While some beds have evolved over the millennia, the earliest known “bed” was made of layers of plant material. It was burned periodically and was approximately 22 square feet thick. The top sheet of leaves was not only cozy, but it probably kept away bugs, too. The oldest known bed is now held in a plaster cast. Here are some fascinating facts about the origins of the bed. Read on to learn more! And don’t forget to get a copy of the original manuscript!

The most common modern type of bed consists of a soft mattress on a bed frame. The base is typically made of wood slats or a sprung base. Many beds contain an inner-spring box spring, which is a large mattress-sized box of springs and wood. It provides additional support to the mattress. Beds come in many sizes and styles. Infant-sized cribs and bassinets are available for babies, while single person beds are designed for adults. Queen-size beds are made for two people.

Besides beds, bed bugs can live anywhere, including hotels and buses. They typically hide in bed frame cracks, headboards, and other parts of furniture. You can also find them in the seams of clothing, furniture, and even in the head of a screw. Upon finding signs of infestation, take care to vacuum your home or suitcase. You should also keep in mind that bed bugs can survive for months without feeding. If you have ever been in a bedbug infestation, it’s time to take action.

A luxury throw blanket is a small decorative blanket that can be layered over your bed. They are usually thin, but offer a barrier between your body and the bed coverings. If you’d like a more decorative layer at the foot of the bed, consider a luxurious bed scarf or bed runner. For extra decoration, you can have your bed scarf custom-made in a Matouk fabric. You can even have a bed runner made using the same fabrics you used for your luxurious throw blankets and cushions.

Several types of beds have options for feet, including wheels and glides. While wheels are more secure, they can cause the bed to move around when you lie down. Choose a model with locking mechanisms to ensure your bed stays in place. Gliders also provide more stability and protect wood floors. You might not be able to find wheels and glides for every budget. However, if you do decide to add a more expensive option, you can always buy them separately.

While bedbugs feed on several warm-blooded creatures, most often humans are the preferred hosts for their parasites. Initially, the bites are painless but later in life most people develop a reaction to the saliva transmitted by bed bugs. These bites become red, swollen, and itchy. Bites often occur in clusters or patterns. Once you notice the symptoms, you can treat them with a steroid cream to relieve the discomfort.