I also sleep with a cpap machine and since beginning to sleep better, I really notice myself waking a lot in a hammock. So I spent a considerable amount of money on the new Chrysalis hammock that could get me so flat that I could actually sleep on my side, and the sides were so low I didn't have to keep my arm above and under my head all night, like in a Bridge Hammock.
Trying out this hammock that a friend had, I thought this would be the answer to sleeping better in the woods, but when I got it and went to the woods and tried to sleep all night in it, it was actually worse, and I couldn't put my arm in front of me because the sides were so tight it hurt my arm. I considered putting my Big Agnus in it so I could maybe get my body up in a position that would allow my arm to not hurt and fall asleep, but finally sold the Chrysalis and am going back to the BB.
I am looking into the insert and the battery thing, but will probably just tough it out the way it is for me. The Black bird is a great hammock, and if I can find a way to get my head up higher and still not slide down too far into the footbox, I should be able to sleep.
We will see.
Another ideal i just thought of is to make the ridge line shorter on my BB so I would be more in a banana shape that would keep me sort of sitting up. I think I will put my adjustable whoopie ridge line on the hammock and see if that helps.
Thanks everyone for this thread. Its been a big help.
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