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#1
Does anyone know? I haven't been able to find anything on the subject.
I can never get comfortable and this prevents me from sleeping.
I figure if you sleep how they did, you're sleeping in a natural position for the body which would probably reduce back pain

I would assume they'd lay on their sides kind of huddled, but I cant find anything to back it up
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#2
I bet they used boobs as pillows.
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#3
I find that I get back pain/have trouble sleeping only when I don't get enough exercise. Since early men had to walk everywhere and hunt for their food, I'm sure they got plenty of exercise and slept like babies.
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#7
They were probably more concerned with not dying of exhaustion than they were with comfort.
#8
Quote by ethan_hanus
On the ground? Is this a trick question? People back then didn't live long enough to worry about back pain, I think they were more concerned on weather or not they would have anything to eat that day.


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They were probably more concerned with not dying of exhaustion than they were with comfort.



no shit? I had no idea.

You probably missed a few sentence in my first post.
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no shit? I had no idea.

You probably missed a few sentence in my first post.
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you mentioned none of those things in your first post.
sigh...
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no shit? I had no idea.

You probably missed a few sentence in my first post.
smartasses


Well, if there is no information to back it up, then you must care about something that nobody else does, and it supports the fact that nobody back then cared enough either to write it down so you could read about how they slept.

Seriously dude, if you can't sleep, take a sleeping pill or something.
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you mentioned none of those things in your first post.


thats because it's not the f*cking point. get it smarty?


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Well, if there is no information to back it up, then you must care about something that nobody else does, and it supports the fact that nobody back then cared enough either to write it down so you could read about how they slept.

Seriously dude, if you can't sleep, take a sleeping pill or something.


you... apparantly have the mental capacity of a nylon stocking. Please dont respond.
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#13
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On the ground? Is this a trick question? People back then didn't live long enough to worry about back pain, I think they were more concerned on weather or not they would have anything to eat that day.


Actually, if they survived childhood, cavemen typically lived longer than humans today. Like 70+ years. And they were fit/useful at that age, not like old people today.
#14
In the fetal position. In the middle ages, however, it was common among nobility to sleep upright in bed, in a sitting position. The more you know.
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In the fetal position. In the middle ages, however, it was common among nobility to sleep upright in bed, in a sitting position. The more you know.


o.O Im talking about early homosapien

But yeah I was thinking fetal on their sides on some dry vegetation
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#16
Well savannah populations would sleep in shelter if available, such as caves or overhanging rocks by a cliff face, but also they would sleep on the ground. Also commonly by a fire for warmth or to ward off potential predators.

Although sometimes, as evidence would show, they slept in elevated positions such as in trees. Our closest ape ancestors also slept in trees or elevated positions, because this elevated position was a natural protection from predators or bugs. Ever wonder why people commonly have Their bedrooms on the top floor?


However in respect to specifically how they slept, it was on an earth surface with somethig like animal hides under them as a bed or pillow. Or maybe even a rock or log to support their heads.
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#17
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In the fetal position. In the middle ages, however, it was common among nobility to sleep upright in bed, in a sitting position. The more you know.

Ya, the foetal position would seem to be a likely candidate. Chimps sleep huddled up like that.
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#18
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#19
I was gonna post a nice picture of a girl inside a dead camel (no idea if it's real or not), but I wont as I'm not sure if it's too.. y'know..

Anyway, they slept inside dead camels, as Family Guy proved
#20
Probably in fetal position.
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Does anyone know? I haven't been able to find anything on the subject.
I can never get comfortable and this prevents me from sleeping.
I figure if you sleep how they did, you're sleeping in a natural position for the body which would probably reduce back pain

I would assume they'd lay on their sides kind of huddled, but I cant find anything to back it up


Since when does cave man=more natural=better for us?
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#24
no one said cave man.... EARLY HOMOSAPIEN.
Are you familiar with evolution? Adaptations?

There's a diet called the Paleo diet. You eat only what cave men ate, natural foods/meats, nothing processed or unnatural. It works because you're eating what the human body evolved eating.
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#25
That's a fkin weird question dude. But i started to think if they were really sleeping on fetal position as everybody would think in the first place... That's when I remembered my last vacations thru Italy and my visit to the ruins of POMPEI....

I'm pretty sure you all know the history, Mount Vesubius exploded and then the explosion collapsed so fast, burning ashes covered the HUGE CITY in matter on seconds, people was slepping, and probably didn't noticed how they died...

It's not prehistoric, but it was on the year 79 A.C


U can see thousands of pictures googling pompei, and also read wikipedia for the full history...

So, at 78, it's clearly people was slepping just like we do it today but in the floor. Some did the fetal position, some just on the floor, there are also some of the "mummies" sitting on the floor etc....

So, yes in Italy at 78, people slept on the floor
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#26
I dont think they were unconscious, the volcano would be pretty loud. I've seen a bunch of picture of the casts of people holding their kids in fear of their lives.
Theres also an account of a man that watched his uncle suffocate


But about the sleeping, 2000 years wasn't that long ago considering Homosapiens have been around for like 250,000 years.
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#27
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That's a fkin weird question dude. But i started to think if they were really sleeping on fetal position as everybody would think in the first place... That's when I remembered my last vacations thru Italy and my visit to the ruins of POMPEI....

I'm pretty sure you all know the history, Mount Vesubius exploded and then the explosion collapsed so fast, burning ashes covered the HUGE CITY in matter on seconds, people was slepping, and probably didn't noticed how they died...

It's not prehistoric, but it was on the year 79 A.C


U can see thousands of pictures googling pompei, and also read wikipedia for the full history...

So, at 78, it's clearly people was slepping just like we do it today but in the floor. Some did the fetal position, some just on the floor, there are also some of the "mummies" sitting on the floor etc....

So, yes in Italy at 78, people slept on the floor


The Romans did have beds, and the fetal position is actually more a result of collapsing in asphyxiation. The eruption went on for some time and killed people over the course of a couple of days.
#28
I sleep in the fetal position and it is very comfortable. I assume they did this too.
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#29
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no one said cave man.... EARLY HOMOSAPIEN.
Are you familiar with evolution? Adaptations?

There's a diet called the Paleo diet. You eat only what cave men ate, natural foods/meats, nothing processed or unnatural. It works because you're eating what the human body evolved eating.


Cavemen, early homosapien, same thing to me.

Regardless, what we evolved eating is unimportant for health. Unless you think that we've always had a perfect food source, we've always just eaten whatever we could; which during our foraging days would leave nutrient intake up to chance.

We're better using science to craft the optimal diet, sleep routine, exercise plan than assuming primitive=prime.
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Cavemen, early homosapien, same thing to me.

Regardless, what we evolved eating is unimportant for health. Unless you think that we've always had a perfect food source, we've always just eaten whatever we could; which during our foraging days would leave nutrient intake up to chance.

We're better using science to craft the optimal diet, sleep routine, exercise plan than assuming primitive=prime.


And yet diets in the western world are extremely unhealthy, despite our 'superior scientific knowledge'.
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#31
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Well, if there is no information to back it up, then you must care about something that nobody else does, and it supports the fact that nobody back then cared enough either to write it down so you could read about how they slept.

Seriously dude, if you can't sleep, take a sleeping pill or something.



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#32
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And yet diets in the western world are extremely unhealthy, despite our 'superior scientific knowledge'.


Because the average western diet is built around economic factors, not biological need.

Plus, though many in our society have advanced us to great heights, the average citizen remains (as always) a blubbering moron.
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#33
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Actually, if they survived childhood, cavemen typically lived longer than humans today. Like 70+ years. And they were fit/useful at that age, not like old people today.

Source?
#34
Id sleep on grass if I was early man.
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#35
Okey my bad then....

i know the history, that it collapsed probably some days after. (I live on Chile, we know about volcanoes, we have like 80 active, and one that is paralyzing all argentina and NZ australia these days ha) And always thought that after all the first 2 days, it collapsed, and maybe some people were sleeping at the exact moment of the collapse... Still they could be sleeping on a BED as you all said (the method of the reconstruction was the air cavity left by ashes), and nothing has to do with the sleeping of prehistorical people... so I was completely wrong.

Still was pretty fun for me googling and seeing images of pompei one year after being there... Good luck with ur sleeping
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#36
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Cavemen, early homosapien, same thing to me.

Regardless, what we evolved eating is unimportant for health. Unless you think that we've always had a perfect food source, we've always just eaten whatever we could; which during our foraging days would leave nutrient intake up to chance.

We're better using science to craft the optimal diet, sleep routine, exercise plan than assuming primitive=prime.


dude..early homosapien could hunt.. youre thinking they were helpless apes.
Im pretty sure tribes were a bit more sophisticated than chance.
There's cave drawings of even cavemen hunting mammoths.
Im talking about early Homosapien not cavemen though
regardless of whether or not theyre different to you... If theyre the same thing to you, you probably shouldnt be discussing it.

Honestly, I believe you're the blubbering moron..
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#37
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I bet they used boobs as pillows.



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#38
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And yet diets in the western world are extremely unhealthy, despite our 'superior scientific knowledge'.

That's because most of that population doesn't follow that knowledge.
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#39
Who decides which foods belong in this diet plan? Different stages of human evolution have incredible differences in the types of food. Which region of early humans is this diet modeled after? Who decides which region provided the best diet?

Also, "homosapien" is just as wrong as "caveman". It's Homo sapiens, there's always an "s" on the end.
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#40
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Who decides which foods belong in this diet plan? Different stages of human evolution have incredible differences in the types of food. Which region of early humans is this diet modeled after? Who decides which region provided the best diet?

Also, "homosapien" is just as wrong as "caveman". It's Homo sapiens, there's always an "s" on the end.



My assumption would be that they base it on the region in Africa that our species originated in. So whatever we ate at that time and place. (I've lost all memory of my last anthropology class, so I don't know)
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