Millions of people around the world have tried sleeping in a hammock at least once in their lives. This kind of sleep is good for your health. In nature, a hammock is the best friend, it allows you to spend the night in comfort. It might even replace a bed one day! What could be cuter than sleeping slowly swaying under a warm starry sky? Scientific studies confirm that sleeping in a hammock has positive effects on the body.
And yet Can a baby sleep on a hammock.
The answer is yes. it will only improve the quality of your child’s sleep and he or she will be healthier in the future
The benefits of sleeping in a hammock
Speed of falling asleep
Lying in a weighted hammock allows you to fall asleep faster. The rocking motion relaxes the body, actually mimicking the wobbling we feel as infants. Slow rocking back and forth is similar to a baby’s cradle. These movements are so effective that they can even be used to treat insomnia.
Not only can a hammock help you fall asleep more easily, it allows you to drift into deeper sleep – which in turn rejuvenates your entire body. Rocking helps extend the second phase of sleep, which promotes a good night’s rest.
Scientists have also found that rocking promotes brain activity. Rocking is associated with remembering an abundance of information, which helps you process your memories better while you are resting. If you’re trying to remember something new, try taking a nap in a swinging hammock!
When camping, you often have to sleep on the ground, which can be quite uncomfortable. Sleeping on rough, uneven surfaces makes you fidget all night. Because of the protrusions and roughness, you have to constantly sleep in some kind of fixed position, which often leads to painful sensations by morning. The hanging hammock has no contact with the ground, eliminating the typical embarrassments found in a tent.
No hassle with clearing the ground for a sleeping area. No need to inflate the mattress and then fear it will puncture. Secure the hammock in a minute. Just throw a rope over a couple of trunks and you’re all set!
For maximum comfort, it’s important to choose the right type of hammock that’s right for you. It should fit your physique and personal preferences. It is believed that it is most comfortable to sleep in a hammock diagonally. But in order to state this unequivocally, it is necessary to try different variants. You’re sure to find a hammock in which you can maximize your relaxation and snooze in no time at all!
Hammocks provide good air circulation, promoting comfort even on hot days. While tents heat up in the sun and turn into an oven at noon, hammocks hang in the shade of trees and are well ventilated.
In addition to all of the aforementioned benefits of sleeping in a hammock, there are other perks. It’s easy to set up, it has a nice view, and it gets rid of crawling insects. Hang it anywhere and in a few minutes your bed is ready!
HOW TO LIE IN A HAMMOCK?
A hammock can be both the perfect place to rest and the cause of ill health after spending a night in it. Which fate befalls you depends on whether or not you know how to properly set up your hammock and position yourself in it. Previously, we wrote about the important points to pay attention to when choosing a hammock. Now that you have already bought a hammock, let’s talk about how to properly sleep in it.
HOW TO HANG A HAMMOCK PROPERLY?
A common question that newcomers to hammocking have is, “How do I hang a hammock correctly?” It makes perfect sense, but there is no single answer other than “the way you know how to do it.” The hammock can cling to the tree with special slings with carabiners, with “whoopie sling”, simply by tying slings and many other ways, not to mention the multitude of possible knots. But no less important is the optimal location of the hammock itself. Your comfort in the hammock depends on it in the first place.
Before you hang the hammock, first of all, you should assess how suitable your chosen place is and whether the slings/ropes will be enough to reach the trees? The optimal spacing depends on the size and design of your hammock. After a few times, you’ll be able to quickly “by eye” estimate the right distance between supports.
In addition, the angle at which the hammock is suspended is important for comfort. The optimum angle of the hammock is considered to be that of tethering the sides of the hammock to the horizon at about 30°.
Often you want to stretch the hammock as much as possible, as close to horizontal as possible. This desire should be fought, as it critically increases the load on the fabric and slings, and damages the hammock. In addition, a heavily stretched hammock may simply tear under the weight of your body, even if it does not reach the maximum permitted load.
HOW HIGH SHOULD THE HAMMOCK BE STRETCHED?
If you apply the previous “30 degree rule” correctly, calculate the height of the hammock stretch so that its lowest point is no higher than 40-45 cm above the ground. If suddenly fail some part of the hammock fastening, or from the old age the hammock decides to tear right during your rest – it will not fall high and the risk of injury will be minimal.
It often happens that the attachment points of the hammock to the tree are up to 2 meters high. In this case there is nothing wrong – the main thing is that the sag of the hammock is not high above the ground and the length of slings is enough.
But one important detail should be noted. If your hammock slings are made of fibers that have the ability to stretch (e.g. nylon, polypropylene), or if you use ordinary ropes for hanging, after some time they will stretch and the hammock is guaranteed to sag. Also, the longer the length of the slings, the more the hammock will sag. So you can fall asleep sweetly in the hammock in a comfortable position, and an hour later feel like you’re already lying on the ground. Less stretch special slings made of polyester fibers, Dyneema materials, UHMWPE (ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene) and other technologically advanced modern materials.
HOW TO LIE IN A HAMMOCK?
Position yourself at an angle of 10-15° to the axis of the hammock. To do this, simply return your legs to one side and your shoulders and head to the other. In this way, the body will move from the banana pose to a flatter position and your spine will not be in a bent position. This simple recommendation allows you to avoid back pain after sleeping in the hammock, and just to get a quicker sleep.
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