February 26, 2014
There are plenty of things that we automatically know about the function of bed mattresses and the nature of sleeping. For example, we all know that sleeping is one of the best feelings that a person can ever experience. It also doesn’t take a genius to figure out that the optimal location to spend the night is really just the bed and nowhere else.
These obvious facts go on as long as one is informed or aware. But there are plenty of things that you can learn about your bed mattress. However, in this article we’re only going to focus on four simple facts – some that you might actually care about. So here we go.
Your mattress will double its weight every ten years
You might think that if you leave anything by itself for a certain amount of time without adding anything major to alter its overall appearance, it won’t change. Well, I totally agree with you since it’s the right way to think. But did you know that your mattress will actually increase its weight by up to 100% every ten years?
It’s surprising to think, but this is mainly due to the amount of dust and dead skin cells that your bed gathers. Weird, huh? It’s kind of a big sponge that you spend 1/3 of your day on.
The bed is the most used piece of furniture
I don’t know how you spend your day, but if you’re a regular-functioning human being, that’s a giveaway sign that you’re somewhat experiencing a decent amount of sleep. That means that you almost spend around 8 hours of a 24-hour day sleeping – on your mattress, your sofa bed, the floor, the passenger seat, whatever.
In that context, that means that if you’re 30 years old, you have already spent around 10 years sleeping. That’s why the bed is the most used piece of furniture that you have.
The average lifespan of a mattress is 10 years
On average, a decent mattress can serve you for 10 years. Anything more than that means that it might start losing its quality and start being lumpy and uncomfortable in one way or another. But of course, if you have a latex mattress, you might be fortunate enough to milk more than an extra 10 years out of your mattress.
Needless to say, the quality in terms of comfort will decrease overtime, but nonetheless, 10 years is a safe give-or-take approximation to inform you that it’s time to change.
The first beds were made of straw and down feathers
Of course, it’s basic human instinct to long for comfort. That’s why no matter how far back in ancient civilizations we look, people had beds. And of course, those beds weren’t made of stone and hard wood.
People from the olden times were smart enough to think of filling their beds with straw and down feathers. Wool and huge bundles of cotton weren’t as common to the masses back then so straw and feathers were the staple material.
Well, that was quite a short list. But isn’t it all interesting? I mean, the next time that you lie down on your bed, you’ll have more things to think about while your body and mind makes its trip to Slumberland. Anyway, whether or not you hold on to these 4 simple but interesting facts, be sure to reward yourself with a comfortable night!