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    Side Sleeping

    I was poking around over on WB and noticed several references to poor side sleeping in the Hennessy. The question is: Are you a side sleeper?And if so, do you sleep comfortably in your Hennessy?

    I am a side sleeper and sleep like a hibernating bear in my Explorer UL and Deluxe!
    Last edited by rasputen; 12-19-2007 at 16:00.

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    I was one of those that posted over there. Could never get comfortable enough in my Hennessy or other hammocks. That's the reason I bought a bridge hammock. I'm definitely in the minority around here about that but I would bet there are plenty of folks who are side sleepers that have given up on hammocks.
    Side torque and fetal curl is bothersome to many.
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    I have to pull my knees up some to lay on my side in the HH. I just made a bridge and side sleeping is really comfortable with it. The longer the HH or DIY the easier it gets.

    P.S. You could hang a bridge hammock over the the creek and fish while laying on your stomach

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    Quote Originally Posted by HANGnOUT View Post
    P.S. You could hang a bridge hammock over the the creek and fish while laying on your stomach
    Hehe, Talk about a lazy man's way of fly fishing. I sure would feel vulnerable from above and any sound of banjo's!


    Just Jeff....
    I can sleep ok on my side in the HH...just can't stretch all the way out when I'm on my side. Not quite fetal, but close. Still, it's a comfy hammock. I like my DIY ones better, though.
    So, what is it that makes a DIY hammock better for side sleeping? Overall length, width, combo of the two or other factors?

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    Sound of banjos? Ha ha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hector View Post
    Sound of banjos? Ha ha!

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    I can sleep ok on my side in the HH...just can't stretch all the way out when I'm on my side. Not quite fetal, but close. Still, it's a comfy hammock. I like my DIY ones better, though.
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    Side sleeper here. I have not paid attention enough to know if I pull my knees up or not... but I do sleep comfortably!
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    Probably a combo. I've only used the HH BULA, which isn't the longest model. Then I started experimenting with the DIYs and found them more comfy. Plus I like the top entry most of the time, especially in winter since I don't need the bug net.

    My first DIY was a two-layer and my second was polyester - I think the lesser stretch made it more comfy for me, too.
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    Just Jeff.. Probably a combo. I've only used the HH BULA, which isn't the longest model. Then I started experimenting with the DIYs and found them more comfy. Plus I like the top entry most of the time, especially in winter since I don't need the bug net.
    Ya, I really like my no-net Deluxe. It's very comfy and I have decided to sew the entry slit together. I toss and turn like I'm in a dryer and get tired of kicking my feet through the velcro. For some reason it's not a problem in my Explorer,hummm?
    Last edited by rasputen; 12-16-2007 at 21:19.

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