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Why do we have beds?

Asked by invisiblesplosions (70points) July 30th, 2008

What’s the point of having mattresses so far away from the ground? When did this come about?

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14 Answers

trumi's avatar

I would assume bed bugs and such pests. Also, it is more comfortable. A mattress w/ box springs on the floor just doesn’t feel the same….

jholler's avatar

to put stuff under!

Lovelocke's avatar

Bugs. Air flow through the matress prevents moisture from forming mold, odors. Porno mag hiding space.

Indy318's avatar

Don’t forget a place for the Boogie man to hide. :)

Babo's avatar

For Babo to hide!

Allie's avatar

In addition to the answers so far, I like being able to get out of bed and already be standing than have to stand up from the ground to get out of bed.

Harp's avatar

Also much easier to get in and out of a raised bed (think old folks).

gailcalled's avatar

Think Gail’s knee – or was that an Eric Rohmer film?

marinelife's avatar

Because we can. Some people choose to sleep on the floor. If you want to, I say go for it.

ezraglenn's avatar

I used to have a floor level bed, it was actually kind of nice. It’s cooler down by the floor. But it sucks waking up and having to exert serious effort in order to stand.

Allie's avatar

My second answer:
We have beds so that we can flop down in them, snuggle in some blankets, scrunch up a pillow, and NAP!

kruger_d's avatar

I suspect raised bed were originally to keep the rats out!

steveprutz's avatar

Like ezraglenn said, having a bed on the floor is colder. Heat rises. And (like Harp said), it is way more comfortable (and safer) to jump in a bed that is above knee level.

Kraken's avatar

To sleep comfortably on. Great you can have the hard insect creeping floor. I’ll gladly take my nice cozy bed.

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