[Ansteorra] Sleeping sitting up vs lying down

Susan McMahill sueorintx at hotmail.com
Tue Jul 17 15:10:14 PDT 2007

I'd be more inclined to think that the beds were shorter, as were bunks on ships, etc, because of the shortage of space. Putting bunks in places like bunkers, submarines, etc almost always necessitates shorter than 'average' bunks. It has nothing to do with the height, nutrition, or health of those using the bunks. Most people sleep in a curled position, or can learn to quite easily.
Lyneya de Grey

> Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2007 13:55:31 -0500> From: ysabeau.lists at gmail.com> To: ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org> Subject: [Ansteorra] Sleeping sitting up vs lying down> > Greetings all,> > I was watching a documentary the other day and something that was mentioned> as a passing comment has bothered me so I thought I'd put it out to everyone> here to see if you have heard of it.> > The documentary was about underground structures and tunnels (Cities of the> Underworld) and they were in a barracks that was built underground in a fort> near Philadelphia (I think). The underground bunker was built> pre-Revolutionary War and was equipped with bunk beds. The host commented> that the beds were so short because people were shorter back then. The guide> corrected him and said that it was because people used to sleep sitting up> because it was "healthier". Sleeping laying down didn't become the standard> until around the late 1800s and early 1900s. That was why the beds were so> short, not because people were shorter.> > I've never heard that before...has anyone else? I've heard that some people> slept propped up on pillows but I don't think that is any different than> today.> > Thanks!> Ysabeau> _______________________________________________> Ansteorra mailing list> Ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org> http://lists.ansteorra.org/listinfo.cgi/ansteorra-ansteorra.org

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