BTW: you mentioned being an "active sleeper".
I'm assuming since you're new to hanging that you mean that you are an active sleeper when in a bed or on the ground. That experience MAY not be the same once you get into a hammock....especially after a busy day of hiking/traveling. You may find yourself settling into your hammock and then not moving around all that much until the next morning. Personally, I'm one of those folks that moves and groves over night in a bed. As in, when I wake up in the morning, the sheets are generally all over the place. That isn't my experience using hammocks...once you find a hammock that works well for you and you find that sweet hangin spot, you can crash pretty quickly. I tend to fall asleep faster and have fewer times when I'm tossing and turning when in a hammock. It probably helps that most of the time I'm using a hammock, I've been running around wih Scouts, doing whatever activity we happen to be doing, waking up early and going to bed late.