CAN’T SLEEP? HAMMOCK TO HELP YOU

March 20, 2022 47 Comments

Hammock promotes deeper sleep

How Sleeping In A Hammock Can Give You A Better, Deeper Sleep

It has been found that regularly lacking sleep can seriously affect physical and mental health:leading to memory loss, accelerated human aging, and even psychological problems such as depression.


But did you know, there have been studies done that suggest sleeping in a hammock improves sleep and helps you sleep deeper and longer.


To learn more about just how powerful sleeping in a hammock can be, especially for promoting deeper sleep, read on.

How Hammocks Can Promote Better Sleep

It's no surprise that the gentle rocking of a hammock helps people fall asleep faster. But the rocking motion also contributes to having a deeper and longer sleep.


The position of the body in a hammock also promotes a better quality of sleep than the many unhealthy sleep positions we find ourselves in on flat mattresses.


When you sleep on your back with your head slightly elevated - as you would in a hammock - your breathing will be unobstructed, and your brain will have optimal blood circulation instead of congestion.


Hammocks also provide zero-pressure-point ergonomics, so there is no pressure placed on your body as you sleep, which is something even the most comfortable mattresses can't provide.


So, when you use a hammock as a bed, you're more likely to benefit from a relaxing, comfortable, and healthy sleep.

The Science Behind Rocking Motion and Aiding Sleep

According to a study published in Current Biology, sleeping in a rocking motion makes it easier to fall asleep and also improves the quality of sleep by causing stronger brain waves.


While studying the brain waves of participants in a rocking bed vs a stationary bed, researchers found that rocking decreased the transition time for falling asleep and increased the length of N2 sleep - a type of non - REM sleep that makes up half of a good night's sleep.


Rocking also increased the amount of slow oscillation, or slow-wave activity - an indicator of deep sleep - and sleep spindle brain waves. Sleep spindles are correlated with tranquil sleep in noisy environments. So the spindles could be a sign that the brain calms sleepers stuck in noisy environments, along with other sensory stimulation, such as sleeping in a rocking motion.


The swinging motion synchronizes brain action and supports endogenous (self-sustained) sleep rhythms-e.g. like other constant sleeping conditions, such as complete darkness.


Spindles are also associated with the ability to remember new information, along with the brain's ability to rewire itself-which is referred to as brain plasticity.

Hammock promotes sleep

What Happens When You Sleep Deeper

While all stages of a sleep cycle are beneficial to your mental and physical health, the deeper sleep stage and REM sleep stage are especially important.


During deeper sleep stages, your body repairs itself. Energy is restored, the immune system is strengthened, and tissues and muscles are repaired. Your brain is also restoring itself, so a deeper sleep improves brain plasticity and the ability to remember new information.


Getting enough quality sleep improves your overall mental, cognitive, and physical health and function, including hormone regulation. So, as a result of getting a deeper sleep every night, you can benefit from:

1. Elevated Mood

Feeling well-rested when you wake up - especially if you're not a morning person - can help you wake up on the right side of the bed - or hammock - as they say.


Having a quality sleep with a healthy amount of deep sleep will prime your mind for the day. Your hormones will be better balanced, and your mood won't be as cranky as it would be if you slept too little.

2. Improved Performance

The brain activity of a deep sleep improves concentration, which is important for performing well in your day-to-day life, including at work or school. The increased ability to form new memories makes for successful learning, studying, and performing. And this can also affect your ability to perform in your personal life as well, such as being more attentive and proactive in your home life.

3. Better Memory

Being forgetful can be a nuisance at the best of times and downright frustrating when it affects your quality of life. We can be forgetful at times, especially when we’re distracted or stressed out. But our ability to make new memories is so important for our life experiences and ability to function well at work, school, home, and in life in general.

4. More Physically Active

When you are well-rested, your energy is restored, and your muscles are repaired, so it's easier to stay motivated to exercise daily. You likely won't want to hit up the gym or go for a jog if you're feeling sluggish after a poor night's sleep. But if you had a deeper sleep, you'll likely have more pep in your step and feel empowered to push your body.

Since the gentle rocking of a hammock can help people fall asleep faster and have a longer, deeper sleep, swapping your regular bed for a hammock might be the cure for your insomnia.


We often take for granted the importance of getting a good night's sleep. But getting enough quality sleep every night is the difference between barely functioning and performing successfully in all aspects of your life.


So if you have trouble sleeping, try swapping your bed for a hammock so you can rock into a relaxing, deep sleep that can help improve your quality of life.



47 Responses

BumbleB
BumbleB

March 22, 2022

Their online store sells these hammocks separately, without the stand.

Mainiac
Mainiac

March 22, 2022

Is it possible to order just the hammock itself, and not the stand?

Joy Leftow
Joy Leftow

March 22, 2022

I’m a bigger guy, 6’3" 260lbs, and have GERD and some back issues, so this was sort of my “last shot” at finding a comfortable way to sleep every night. I sleep parallel to the frame and have a pillow under my legs and a neck pillow, and I sleep pretty dang well. It’s the only thing so far that makes me wake up without back pain or more acid issues.

Charlie Quaker
Charlie Quaker

March 22, 2022

Buying this marvelous hammock was one of the best ideas I’ve had in a while. Every time I get in it I’m surprised again at how comfortable it is. Every position is comfortable: legs folded, legs straight, one leg out to a strategically placed lawn chair with which I gently rock it.

James Tepper
James Tepper

March 22, 2022

I am unsure how I have ever lived without a hammock before. We love this one. I was never a fan of the other types people have, that are flat but this is different and it is comfortable!! Best thing I bought in years. So easy to assemble my 6 year old did it with very little help from me, it took 10 minutes max.

Thom Bone
Thom Bone

March 22, 2022

I had a few nights sleep in a row on my bed that was just terrible, then I camped for a few days in a hammock and found out that i sleep great in one. At first i thought maybe it was just the fresh air and camping but nope, i really do sleep better now in a hammock.

frankp93
frankp93

March 22, 2022

replaced my bed with this hammock and never turned back.

kathy
kathy

March 22, 2022

I bought this so I would have a little hammock vacation during this social distancing stay home time we are all dealing with. I lay in my hammock read a book have a drink and just relax, worth every cent…❤️

Momma Mary
Momma Mary

March 22, 2022

I am not a small lady. I’m 5’6, 200lbs. I fit in it good and have no fear of it not holding me. My 80lb daughter gets in it with me and it holds both of us. I have recommended it to several friends that have back pain and I would recommend it to y’all as well.

Sally
Sally

March 22, 2022

I’ve never gotten better sleep than the close to 3 years I’ve owned this. I’ve taken it apart and back together at least a dozen times (having your bed that travels with you is amazing). It’s substantially longer than a queen, so I’ve taken to setting it up along the headboard wall, which is fine because then you can use it to rock. It’s just as comfortable sleeping on your side as on your back, though stomach sleepers will find this solution quite uncomfortable (or maybe I just need to do some yoga?).

Anne from Baltimore
Anne from Baltimore

March 22, 2022

I’ve had this stand and hammock for one full year now using it as a full tie bed and I still appreciate it. Assembly is easy, it is portable, light weight stainless steel metal with a zinc oxide coating. And the cotton hammock itself is very easy to dust off. I am sensitize to dust so it is nice to have a bed that I can simply lay on the floor and vacuum the dust out of.

Myrika
Myrika

March 22, 2022

This hammocks is an absolute godsend. I laid in this thing once and every tense muscle in my body relaxed and it felt like I was on vacation somewhere extremely sunny. Beautiful and relaxing.

Elisa
Elisa

March 22, 2022

AMAZING for your back

PennyxPincher
PennyxPincher

March 22, 2022

I’m a side-sleeper so I was a little worried it would be uncomfortable on my side. Not at all!

Becky Brooks
Becky Brooks

March 22, 2022

This is hands down the best purchase I have made in YEARS. I use this hammock as my bed replacement and I have never looked back. As a matter of fact, I still snuggle in every night and have myself a little contented sigh of GRATITUDE because I KNOW I will sleep well. I don’t mean sleep like a baby (right!) I mean sleep like a teenager at noon. Mouth open, drooling and totally OUT.

Zachary John
Zachary John

March 22, 2022

I received this as a housewarming gift from my best friend and let me tell you… it’s a life changer.

Kort
Kort

March 22, 2022

If your car camping there great because you don’t need trees and there very easy to fit 3 under a 10×10 screen pop up then move them one handed as needed.

Majestechs
Majestechs

March 22, 2022

did you actually take it to camping? I want to buy it for the same purpose. How was your experience with it?

Summer
Summer

March 22, 2022

We have this and take it car camping, which works great. Easy to set up, break down, and toss in the trunk. We’ve also brought it with us to AirBnBs and picnics.

Maria Gagliano
Maria Gagliano

March 22, 2022

i’m thinking about buying one of these to take camping with me. how heavy is the frame when in the case and about how big?

JKBane
JKBane

March 22, 2022

I fully expect this hammock to last 2-3 more years! I sleep in it nightly

Bill Loguidice
Bill Loguidice

March 22, 2022

No problem sleeping on nice nights!

djpurvis
djpurvis

March 22, 2022

Perfect for indoor use, lounging, and sleeping!

Lisa Shea
Lisa Shea

March 22, 2022

Is really confortable and easy to install. I spent hours sleeping in it and it is a good value for the money.

Farnoosh Brock
Farnoosh Brock

March 22, 2022

Watched so many videos and read so many reviews. And selected this hammock. I have arthritis and it’s perfect for me to get on and out of.

Cyrus Webb
Cyrus Webb

March 22, 2022

This vibrant color hammock, with stylish design, is in soft and 3 layers, cotton inside and polyester outside, breathable,durable and healthy.

Steven Housden
Steven Housden

March 22, 2022

How is the hammock fabric?

Tara
Tara

March 22, 2022

My mom bought me & my husband one for our anniversary & I loved it so much I bought one for my friends anniversary & they send me pics all the time of them using it & say how much they love it! It is very easy to put together & very comfortable. The material is light so it doesn’t get hot & is easy to clean.

Dusty White
Dusty White

March 22, 2022

Very easy to set up. I was pleasantly surprised how comfy it was. My hubby and I both can lay on it comfortably and we’re not tiny people. We’ve had it for a week and it seems sturdy.

Nikki Skyes
Nikki Skyes

March 22, 2022

450 pounds, my husband and I lie on the hammock together and it is comfortable. It’s large enough for us.

Jared Castle
Jared Castle

March 22, 2022

How much weight does it support?

katherine h
katherine h

March 22, 2022

Always wanted a hammock so I love everything about it. Especially when the weather is nice enough to get into it I just dose off to sleep.

Mary
Mary

March 22, 2022

We purchased this last week for a vacation rental home that we own in Florida. Everyone that stayed with us at the home that tried the hammock loved it. They all said it was very comfortable to lay and sleep on.

Emily Lambert
Emily Lambert

March 22, 2022

Lie down diagonal. @Renaissance Man

Mr.G
Mr.G

March 22, 2022

I’m 6’1 and not the smallest guy ever, whereas my wife is on the petite side at barely over 5’. We both comfortably enjoy this, separately and at the same time. It’s extremely comfortable, the little pillow is actually better than I expected, and it seems really sturdy so far.

Renaissance Man
Renaissance Man

March 22, 2022

How do you get the hammock to stay open while you are lying in it? It’s covering my whole face and body while lying in it!

Jen Steele
Jen Steele

March 22, 2022

I love everything about this. I’ve replace my bed with this as I’m a single simple guy. I’ve never slept better. Just wrap up and doze off in less than two minutes and sleep better than any bed I’ve ever had. Easy to assemble and disassemble.

Melissa M.
Melissa M.

March 22, 2022

This thing has totally revolutionized my camping sleep experience.

Hollie
Hollie

March 22, 2022

For the unbelievably low price and easy,easy to assemble this can’t be beat! No more sleep aids! I get in and am asleep within 5 minutes

Lynne Spreen
Lynne Spreen

March 22, 2022

Bought for daughter, she is a big girl, wanted one to sleep in for her back, she loves it!

Tim Janson
Tim Janson

March 22, 2022

I had Back surgery and couldn’t get a solid nights sleep for years. I bought this and set it up next to our bed in the bedroom and I sleep like a Rock. If my back is hurting i just lay in this and I wake up feeling Like a new Person .

Shelley Gammon
Shelley Gammon

March 22, 2022

I have lower back pain that would wake me up, prevent me from getting sleep and hurt when I would lay down. A lot of times I would sleep sitting up to prevent back pain. Desperate to try anything, I decided to give this hammock a shot since I read about the benefits of sleeping on a hammock.

Delaney
Delaney

March 22, 2022

It just happens my back has been hurting lately and having trouble sleeping, I drug this hammock into the house and have slept very well the last two nights waking up feeling better than from the bed, couch, recliner dance I usually do at night.

Bob Milne
Bob Milne

March 22, 2022

After sleeping in a hammock my back is not stiff, I can move freely as soon as I wake up. I stay in a deeper sleep longer, I haven’t tossed and turned since I started sleeping in my hammock. A little added information, I’m 6’2" and it’s amazingly comfortable.

Nobel1976
Nobel1976

March 22, 2022

I bought this as a travel bed when I rent places to stay for work which are unfurnished. Saved me a ton of money on renting furniture. Can be used as a bed or chair. Once you get used to being swaddled, it is actually more comfortable than a bed. I woke up every morning without pain or stiffness. It was nice sleeping with my feet elevated after being on them all day. My kitty also enjoyed sleeping in it.

 romaroy012
romaroy012

March 22, 2022

Feels very ergonomic. Great night of sleep!

johnwalkerr.
johnwalkerr.

March 22, 2022

The hammock is adjustable so you can have a very loose, low hammock or pull back the slack to have a taut sleeping space. Very comfortably sleeps a grown adult, two adults can also fit. We outfit ours with a pillow and blanket, and it’s done!

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