Seven Benefits Of Sleeping In A Hammock

I blogged earlier today about Muppets, wizards and aliens all finding comfort sleeping in hammocks.

But what about us?

David over at the Almost Bohemian blog recently wrote about the Seven Benefits of Sleeping In A Hammock and it shares a lot in common with many of the benefits we’ve discussed on this blog.

David goes into some good detail on each of the seven points (even linking back to our Sleeping In A Hammock guide for more info – thanks!), so make sure you read his full post but I've included each of the talking points below.

  1. Faster Sleep
  2. Zero-Pressure Points
  3. Deeper Sleep
  4. No More Bed Making
  5. Hammocks Are Good For Your Health
  6. Comfort
  7. Making Love In A Hammock

We’re learning more and more every day that sleeping in a hammock is good for you and I encourage you to read the full post on the Almost Bohemian blog for even more insight on what makes sleeping in a hammock one of the healthiest and best ways to get your Zzzzz’s!

 

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What are your favorite benefits to sleeping in a hammock?  If you've got more to add to the list, share them in the comments!

Seth Haber - Founder, CEO
Seth Haber - Founder, CEO

Over 15 years ago I started a small business with the goal of making the world a better place one hammock at a time. Thanks for reading and being part of this incredible community - never stop paying it forward.


5 Responses

Trek Light Gear
Trek Light Gear

April 12, 2017

Hi Bob – I see your point and we probably need someone with a little more expertise to weigh in here, but I’m under the impression that something that conforms to your body can also be considered ‘zero pressure point’.

I know that memory foam mattress makers have been advertising ‘zero pressure points’ as a primary benefit for years. The hammock works in much the same way, allowing the material to completely cradle your body so that you feel like you’re floating (like in a pool) even though you’re really supported by surface.

I’m not enough of an expert to argue the point any further but my guess is that hammocks and memory foam likely simulate zero-pressure points (enough to warrant use of the term) without actually being 100% true to the definition itself.

Bob
Bob

April 12, 2017

If you’re going to submit “0 pressure points” as one of your concepts, I don’t think you understand what a pressure point is. An example of a situation where there are 0 pressure points on the body is in a swimming pool, or in space, where gravity is not bring any part of the body into contact with a surface.

If there was no pressure at all then it wouldn’t matter how much weight you put into a hammock, but as I’m sure we all know that is not how they actually function.

Luis Pessquera
Luis Pessquera

April 12, 2017

Been sleeping on my hammock for almost 2 months but lately I am getting some stiffness in the neck. Any idea why I might develop that 2 mnths into this experiment? I follow the advice on this blog for lying in the hammock, and use a pretty standard pillow. Is there a type of pillow or headsupport you recommend?

My hammock is not a trek light or any similar material. Its a mayan style hammock I got years ago and recently discovered the joy of sleeping on it. It’s not ideal but good enough for me to learn whether I am going to be sleeping on a hammock long term before I buy something better.

Any advice will be appreciated.

Thank you,
Luis

David W.
David W.

April 12, 2017

Thanks for the shout! Your articles came in quite handy for mine! :)

I am all for seeing a hammock revolution. You know, folks getting a good nights rest, people happier… who can argue with that?!

Thanks again!

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April 12, 2017

[…] It’d be easy to go into an enormous amount of detail here, but I’ve already covered this subject pretty extensively in our Sleeping In A Hammock Guide and posts like Sleeping In A Hammock Is Good For You or Seven Benefits To Sleeping In A Hammock. […]

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