Guide to the Types of Mattresses in Denver...

May, 2014 by Alma Abell

Many people sleep on mattresses in Denver every night, but they seldom think about how fortunate they are to have this comfort. The earliest mattresses consisted of leaves and grass secured with animal skin. The first water beds appeared around 3500 B.C. which were goatskins filled with water. During the Renaissance, mattresses could be constructed from straw, feathers, or pea shucks and covered with costly materials like velvet or silk. Cotton mattresses and cast iron beds appeared in the late 18th century. Now, there are several types of mattresses available on the market. Inner springs mattresses and box springs are the most common kind. Innersprings mattresses come with steel coils set inside layers of upholstery and they are placed on a foundation for support. A mattress may include coils encased singly or joined together...

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