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Sleep Tight, Don't Let the Bedbugs Bite! During the 1800's, beds were made very differently than today. Strings were strung across a wooden frame, allowing an area for a mattress to be placed. The tighter the strings, the more comfortable the bed. Early mattresses were made of straw and feathers. Bugs ended up living in these mattresses, resulting in bug bites and sleepless nights. Although our beds today are usually bug free, the saying remains.

Mormon Station State Historic Park. Genoa, Nevada


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