Just read 10 pages of the "What made you a hanger" thread and was surprised at the people who said they sleep in hammocks at home. I'm only 38, but it's been a rough 38 years. I walk bent over for the first 20 minutes after waking up, back hurts, knees hurt, shoulders hurt, neck and elbows hurt, just about everything but my pancreas hurts. Does a hammock really hep that much with back pain? I would be interested in putting one in the bedroom if it would even lessen the pain. How long would a full time hammock last? I spent $800 on a mattress a few years ago and it's already getting ruts in them, and neither my wife or I are very big, I'm 180 and 5'11". Also, judging from pictures it seems most the hammock stands take up quite a bit of real estate, our bedroom is only 13 1/2 feet long. Has anyone built a smaller frame? I work at a metal shop and will try designing something in AutoCAD, but if somebody has already built one it may save me some costly mistakes. How high is the risk of a Gilligan tumble out of the hammock during an ... uhm "intimate moment" in a double hammock? Could be a new experience, but would most likely ruin the moment. Those of you who have hammocks as a home bed, how did you convince your significant other? My main problem is I made our bed. It is a rustic bed and I used the waterjet at work and cut out a bear with the Rocky Mountains in the background out of metal for our headboard. It is really a beautiful bed, and I don't know how to convince her to trade it for a hammock?
Anyway, sorry for the long post, thanks for any advice, and hope nobody shot milk out there nose laughing at the thought of getting tangled in the hammock during special time.