Why do Koreans sleep on the floor?
Korean slept on the floor because the older Korean houses had a house heating system called Ondol, which circulated heat that came from the chimney around the whole house that heated up the whole floor, and slept on the floor to feel the warmth. free heating. And there were no beds developed because they did not have a need for it. I think Chinese people had beds, but not sure about Japanese. Nowadays people live in apartments and stuff like that which has gas-powered heating, so there is no need to sleep on the floor anymore, that's why nowadays most people sleep on the bed anyway.
But why, isn't it uncomfortable? Not necessarily. I've once slept on the floor, there was a thin rug on it, I had a tiny pillow and a thin blanket and I slept just fine. As for seating, it's just a question of how you are acculturated. It's well established than when people are introduced to a new technology they often find it not easy or liberating at all but a burden and a hassle. I've been in a poor country for some time where we didn't always have things like chairs, so when had to do many things in primitive and inefficient ways, and I got used to it very quickly. When I returned I had to get used to lots of things again, like chairs. If you've never known better you may think it's perfectly natural but in fact you have to be trained to use it and when using it you're actually performing labor. Natural and comfortable is what you're used to.
Many Asians used to sleep on mats on the floor, but today most sleep on a bed. When you live in a small house there is limited floor space so mats that are used for sleep can be rolled up and put away and a small table can be placed on the floor for meals, and without chairs then the floor space is not wasted when not being used. This is more economical and a better use of the areas of the house. Today, most Koreans live in modern houses or apartments with bedrooms.
@Highschooler : Well you like quite hairy in that picture haha ANSWER : It's a traditional thing to sleep on the floor with multiple layers of blanket. And honestly if you have back pain it's a lot better (in my opinion).. Most people of younger generati
No we don't... I know that at least I don't anways... but it's sort of a tradition kind of thing for others i guess.... although I have never met any korean who sleeps, sits, or eats on the floor. My family sleeps on beds, sits in chairs, and eats at the dining table. I sleep in a bed, sit on beanbag chairs, and eat in my bed....