As human beings, sleep is very important. A bedroom is a place where, most importantly we go to relax and a comfortable bed can make all the difference. Since the 4th century BC raised beds have been used in a similar form to the ones we use today. First introduced for the use of the Egyptian Pharaohs, the luxury of such a bed is now considered a basic necessity and a wide choice of styles and designs are available, from traditional brass beds, to minimalistic solid wood-frame beds, to steel-frame modern design bunk beds, with integrated stairs, slide and even desk. The mattresses we sleep on today and probably take for granted are a far cry from those of earlier civilisations. The Romans populous would have had to endure rather an itchy night’s sleep, experimenting with stuffing such as hay and straw. The elite however benefited from the comfort of such innovations as an early water bed design which found a resurgence of popularity, (in a modernised form) thousands of years later, in the 1960’s. The first pocket sprung mattresses were first seen just under a century ago and since then, the advancement of technology has meant a great deal of improvement for a comfortable night’s sleep. Many people now opt for memory foam mattresses, and those with allergies opt out of duck feather stuffing, previously deemed luxurious, in favour of micro-down, for its hypo-allergenic and malleable properties.