I've used pads and they have worked for me for many years. I've used Thermarests, big Agnes, Ridge rest and CCF of various types. After a while, although asleep, I find you get somewhat conscious to the pad beneath you and don' squirm around as much and still get a good sleep. The double layer is great for pad placement.
Just get one wide enough or you bounce back and forth all night as you play "cold shoulder ping pong" as your sides touch the uninsulated sides of the hammock off the pad.