silentorpheus - Thank you for posting this. I slept overnight in my new hammock for the very first time just this past Friday at the 2nd Annual Oregon Winter Hang. A few days prior I had hung it in the backyard and laid in it for about 15 minutes but that was it. Now even though I absolutely loved the Winter Hang with all the great people, scenery and everything else an event like this had to offer, I was slightly disappointed in how I slept. The fact that I had no UQ and the overnight lows were in the lower 20's had nothing to do with my lack of a deep, continuous good sleep. My Exped SynMat 9, a reflective windshield sunshade used as a pad and MH Phantom 15 degree bag did a good job of keeping my body at a comfy temperature.
But for some reason I couldn't sleep more than a couple hours before waking, laying there awake for 30 minutes or so and falling back to sleep for a couple more hours. I am hoping that it's just due to this being a new experience and my body and body clock not being use to it all.
Like another poster in this thread, I also sleep in a Tempur-Pedic bed at home. I sleep so deep without interruption and so maybe I was just expecting too much, too soon with the hammock. I will keep at it, of course, and allow my body to get use to it all and also, such as you did, keep messing with my system until I get it dialed in.
Again...thanks for your honesty and perspective. Great post!
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