Why We Say “Sleep Tight”

Did you know where the expression “sleep tight” came from?

In the old days of inns, a bed consisted of a wooden frame with a rope zig-zagging from side to side. On top of the rope was a mattress. When the innkeeper tightened the rope that was sagging after many uses, he/she would tell guests, “You’re going to sleep tight, tonight” was born.

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