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When was the bed invented?

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October 23, 2009 1:56AM

The modern bed is the current development for rest and sleeping, developed from the mats of straw that early man slept on for comfort and warmth.

The history of raised beds and mattresses follows the development of suitable materials, including wood, feathers, metal springs, and foam rubber. The hammock, or rope bed, was discovered in use by Caribbean natives when the Spanish explorers first came to the Western Hemisphere.

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