Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 29
  1. #1
    SilvrSurfr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Jersey Shore, NJ
    Hammock
    Dutch PolyD
    Tarp
    HG Winter Palace
    Insulation
    HG 0, 20, 40
    Suspension
    Dutch Whoopie Hook
    Posts
    12,580
    Images
    3

    This will make me sound stupid

    I like my bed. I really do. It's a nice bed. But sometimes, my back will start hurting, and the only way for my back to heal is to, you guessed it, sleep in my hammock.

    A few nights in the hammock and my back is right as rain. Then I go right back to the bed. If I had any sense, I'd just sleep full time in my hammock, but I really like that bed.

  2. #2
    raiffnuke's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Pittsfield, MA
    Hammock
    WBBB,WBRR,DIY
    Tarp
    HG WP,WB Superfly
    Insulation
    Hammock Gear
    Suspension
    Whoopies&DutchGear
    Posts
    3,779
    Images
    44
    That is not stupid. I have the same problem...it is called my wife!

  3. #3
    Senior Member Dblcorona's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Novi, MI
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.7 DBL
    Tarp
    HG Cuben
    Insulation
    Sleeping BearTQ/UQ
    Suspension
    Straps and Slings
    Posts
    949
    Images
    18
    Same here. I like my bed and I like the person next to me, but a night or 2 in the hammock does wonders for the back.
    "We don't stop hiking because we grow old,
    we grow old because we stop hiking."

    -- Finis Mitchell,

  4. #4
    oldgringo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Derplahoma
    Hammock
    Varies
    Tarp
    GargoyleGear Ogee
    Insulation
    UQ-varies w/season
    Suspension
    Dutchgear
    Posts
    6,746
    Spacing problem?
    Dave

    "I dearly love the state of Texas, but I consider that a harmless perversion on my part, and discuss it only with consenting adults". Molly Ivins

  5. #5
    SilvrSurfr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Jersey Shore, NJ
    Hammock
    Dutch PolyD
    Tarp
    HG Winter Palace
    Insulation
    HG 0, 20, 40
    Suspension
    Dutch Whoopie Hook
    Posts
    12,580
    Images
    3
    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    Spacing problem?
    We all have our "duh" moments. This is one of mine. Why does my back hurt when I sleep in a bed? And why does it feel better when I sleep in a hammock? I should just skip the first question entirely.

    Every time I see your avatar, oldgringo, I wonder what kind of person would have a cat head as an earring.

  6. #6
    Senior Member Jcavenagh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Chicago Area
    Hammock
    WBBB DL 1.1 & 1.7
    Tarp
    HG Cuben
    Insulation
    HG Incbtr-AH Potmc
    Suspension
    WB Adj Web
    Posts
    1,198
    Images
    22
    I am right in the middle of the exact same thing. I am 54 and get sciatic pain a few times a year from my bed. I will be in the hammock again tonight to help relieve it.
    I would bet that some grad student could get a grant to study the exact mechanisms involved. I just know it works.
    The road to success is always under construction.
    http://hikingillinois.blogspot.com/

  7. #7
    oldgringo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Derplahoma
    Hammock
    Varies
    Tarp
    GargoyleGear Ogee
    Insulation
    UQ-varies w/season
    Suspension
    Dutchgear
    Posts
    6,746
    Lol...............
    Dave

    "I dearly love the state of Texas, but I consider that a harmless perversion on my part, and discuss it only with consenting adults". Molly Ivins

  8. #8
    Senior Member mugs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Kent, WA
    Hammock
    Danger Bird
    Tarp
    Varies with season
    Insulation
    UGQ Everything
    Suspension
    Webbing Suspension
    Posts
    767
    With my new job and having to relocate away from my wife, I don't even plan on taking a bed. I am just going to build a indoor hammock stand and us that. To which my wife replied "so what happens when I come over" "ok I'll take the spare mattress as well." I still plan on using the hammock, but when she comes to visit will have to be forced to sleep in the bed.

    Then again she likes hammocks, and has a WBBB, so maybe she'll want me to make her a stand as well.
    I miss my 4.8Lb base weight as a ground dweller...But I sure DON'T MISS the ground.

  9. #9
    Senior Member Manchego's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Middletown, MD
    Hammock
    Clark NX200/HH Asym Exp zipmod4
    Tarp
    Stock tarp f both
    Insulation
    HH Reflective Pad
    Suspension
    Stock/Whoopies
    Posts
    384
    Images
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by Jcavenagh View Post
    I am right in the middle of the exact same thing. I am 54 and get sciatic pain a few times a year from my bed. I will be in the hammock again tonight to help relieve it.
    I would bet that some grad student could get a grant to study the exact mechanisms involved. I just know it works.
    For what it's worth, my Rolfer (kind of a cross between massage therapist and chiropractor...works far better than either, btw) says it's due to the "hip flexors relax", whatever that means.

  10. #10
    zukiguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Space Coast FL
    Hammock
    Warbonnet Ridgerunner
    Tarp
    Superfly
    Insulation
    Lynx or Pads
    Suspension
    Straps and Biners
    Posts
    2,280
    Images
    6
    +1...Wife thinks I'm nuts

Similar Threads

  1. Noobie From Puget Sound
    By Aven in forum Introduce Yourself
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-05-2014, 20:18
  2. I know this sound REALLY crazy...
    By Nothing55 in forum Suspension Systems, Ridgelines, & Bug Nets
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 04-05-2013, 12:34
  3. New from Puget Sound
    By TheCopOut in forum Introduce Yourself
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 12-18-2012, 00:21
  4. Replies: 30
    Last Post: 11-29-2012, 14:08

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •