Is sleeping in a hammock really a good idea. Can you really get a good night’s sleep in one? Below are some, perhaps surprising, findings about spending the night in a good ol’ hammock.
Sleeping in a hammock alleviates back pain
You know, that back pain you’ve acquired from hours hunched over your laptop or PC wandering down the rabbit hole on YouTube? The back pain that somehow attached you out of nowhere during your beach cricket game or new yoga pose?
Yes, you can treat all that pain simply by sleeping in a hammock, apparently. This spine doctor says that sleeping in a hammock bed can help your back pain because it forces you to sleep on your back instead of your stomach, and sleeping on your back is the ideal position.
You get a deeper sleep
If you have trouble staying asleep throughout the night, you might want to try a suspended snooze. According to a study outline in this article, the swinging motion of a hammock makes our brains act differently while asleep, good different…. Summarised, the study found that the rocking motion aided in a deeper sleep and memory consolidation.
You fall asleep faster in a hammock
Got insomnia? Well, the same study mentioned above also proved that a hammock’s rocking motion helped participants fall asleep quicker than those who were on regular beds.
So which are the best hammocks to sleep in?
Most hammocks that are great for sleeping are and it can depend on your preference. Brazilian hammocks have a tighter weave and are more sturdy but Mexican hammocks with a wider weave tend to be softer and hug your body more but could leave marks.
Hammocks with spreader bars, or resort hammocks are more likely to flip over as they’re less sturdy, which is not ideal if you’re sleeping for a long period of time. Shoot for something that conforms more to your body, and you should be in for a long night’s sleep.