The first ever mattress can be traced back to the Neolithic period, when cavemen and women slept on a bed of either leaves and grass, or straw covered in animal hyde. The next advancement came from the Egyptians, who decided to rest their heads on piles of palm boughs in a corner of a room. Egyptian pharaohs took this one step further, raising the palm boughs off the ground for added comfort. Today we are fortunate enough to enjoy the luxury of sleeping on a comfortable mattress.
Even though the means of sleeping have changed quite substantially, the sentiment remains the same: getting a good night's sleep is still just as important as it ever was. And to get the decent night's sleep you deserve, it's important that you get the foundations right. Take our quiz to find out which type of mattress is right for you.
Other key mattress buying tips:
- Replace your mattress every eight years.
- Test your mattress to see if it needs replacing by sitting on the edge of it - if the whole side of the mattress collapses, it's worth getting a new one.
- Test-drive your new mattress by taking a 20 minute nap on it in your normal sleeping position.
- Make sure the bed base is just as comfortable as the mattress, a poor base will make even the most high quality of mattresses feel uncomfortable.
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