How to sleep in a Hammock Properly

A hammock helps to meet convenience, reliability, as well as confort as long as it is used right. However, it is not as easy as it sounds but once you master how to sleep on a hammock properly, you will sleep like a baby.

Below will guide you on how to sleep on a hammock and eliminate cramps or the very frequent banana-like position. 


Hung Hammock Correctly

Your hammock should not be too tight or too loose. This is dependent on the distance between your too posts. While there is no sure way of measuring it, it is advisable that you ensure that it is not too lose as this will burry you in the fabric. When it is too tight, it becomes less rigid. This will ensure that your surface is more level so you remain comfortableas well as ease flexibility. 

Lay at an angle

It is advisable that you lay at an angle relative to a hammock's centerline as opposed to sleeping along its center. When you are at an angle, you will avoid sinking into the hammock's fabric which can be suffocating.

On the other hand, it also plays a key role when it comes to heling you to spread out the fabric. Keep in mind that this does not mean that you sleep diagonally. The key is to slightly tilt the hammock so it leaves a more level surface.


Support your legs and Knees

To help you to meet this objective, you can try crossing your legs. Supporting your legs seeks to ensure that you retain your comfort as your body confirms to the required position. In this, you will bend your knees thus avoiding a banana like position. 

Another choice is to place a pillow under your knees. This will keep them at an angle so you do not sink in. This option is recommended for individuals who are tall. 


Keep warm

A hammock allows for the wind to blow right through it and this may affect you due to the temperature change. The chill will affect your comfort and reference. It is therefore, recommended that you keep yourself warm.

You can do this by lining your hammock with a blanket or any other warm fabric. For individuals who love to camp, you can DIY and use even your garments. 


Sleeping in a hammock properly will not only leave you comfortable but also relaxed without the worry of aches.

 With the above tips, you should be able to maximize the use of your hammock without compromising on flexibility and your overall comfort. 

Janice Friedman

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