Just wanted to say hello here and introduce myself.
I'm not a hammock camper (or much of a camper at all, actually), but this forum convinced me to become a full-time indoor hanger!
See, a set of major life shifts inspired me to explore minimalism and I drastically reduced the amount of possessions I had. I got rid of all my furniture, including my bed and moved long-distance to pursue some sorely-postponed goals.
This blog post, titled "Seven Benefits of Sleeping in a Hammock" put the seed in my head of switching to sleeping in a hammock rather than replacing my mattress set. It also fit in perfectly with a minimalist lifestyle. Then I found a set of articles from TrekLight on "Sleeping in a Hammock" gave me invaluable practical info on the subject.
Finally, my research led me to this forum where the stories of full-time hangers and their collective wisdom made me feel confident that I could realistically make the switch from bed to hammock without looking back.
I got a great deal on a hammock and stand combo from Amazon and committed to full-time hammock sleeping.
I couldn't be happier. Not only do I have a minimalist sleeping solution that packs small enough for me to carry, hammock sleeping has alleviated many issues for me, ranging from insomnia to back pain. All these benefits have been realized in my first week of hanging!
I'm in love with indoor hammock sleeping and I can't imagine going back to a bed. Again thanks for all the knowledge and information that helped me make this switch. It has really improved the quality of my life!