Originally Posted by bdaabat
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.
I roll back and forth every two hours like clockwork in my bed... In a hammock I lay down, get comfortable, then go 'holy crap, is that the sun coming up?!?!' I used to tent after long days of hiking and would still roll around a lot... It seems that hammocks just kind of 'nest' you in there just right so that you don't feel as restless.
This was in a Grand Trunks Ultralight too. I just got a GT Double (same price as the ENO Double but longer and wider) but haven't tried it yet. I liked the UL alright, but I never got a really good flat lay in the UL, without my feet hanging out. So I'm thinking the double will be even better!