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    Senior Member finskie's Avatar
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    Although I have gotten a pretty decent side sleep in a gathered end hammock; my experience is that the most flat side sleep is accomplished by a bridge hammock.
    What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step. - C.S. Lewis

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    Thanks for all the responses guys. I appreciate the help. I'll have to look into the bridge hammock. I'll give my ENO another few go-rounds and see what I can work out. I got my new whoopie sling suspension so I want to try that out as I was just using webbing before.

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    I sleep on my side full time at home. I've had some trouble accomplishing a full side lay on any hammock, but have done it. I find I usually sleep half on my back, and half on my left side in all hammocks. Lounging in my traveler yesterday I got the perfect side lay. So my only advice before you give up on the standard gathered end hammock is to give it some time. Move around a lot. I've slept in a hammock around 30 times now and I just found that perfect lay yesterday.

    Or just go for a bridge hammock, haha.

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    I have an NX250 and a WBB and sleep on my side in both. I just tuck my knees up a little or use the recovery position. I'm 6'5 about 230-40 lbs. I don't find it a problem at all as long as the hammock is set up right.

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    Side sleeper at home.

    Side sleeper in my TtTTG Light Hiker. Can't wait to try my TtTTG 1.1 dbl SwithBack once it arrives.
    "One of the best things you can do in this world is take a nap in the woods." ~ Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry

    "While it may be a lot of work, the view is best from the summit." ~ an anonymous staff member of Philmont Scout Ranch

    Enjoy the day
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    I think you just have to find that sweet spot and everyone has a different one. I roll around a lot and don't have a problem in my switchback, but I have an ENO DN that I sleep in at home and have no issues sleeping on my side in it either.

    I could just be weird, I don't seem to have much problem sleeping anywhere but the ground
    Live by the sword, die by the arrow

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    Nothing like multiple guys trying to get comfy in their hammocks at the same time. Nylon on nylon, makes a lot of noise, haha. Rip knows, haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laxbumtheocho View Post
    How wide is your DIY?

    I'm using an ENO doublenest which is listed at 6'8''. I'm wondering the difference. I'll have to try to get on more of a diagonal I guess for next time.
    I have the Singlenest that I used to use, and I couldn't sleep on my side - the fabric pressing into my knees caused pain that didn't go away for a few weeks. So I invested in a WBBB 1.1 dbl and so far so good. These days I just use the ENO for lounging at a lake with friends.

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    i side sleep on my bed, but find sleeping on my back just fine in a hammock.

    have been sleeping in the SB LightHiker on the deck the past couple of nights and early this am I decided to try sleeping on my side. it was just fine...despite me not have the best of sags.

    I always sleep with a pillow between the knees (helps keep spine aligned) and used this http://www.amazon.com/In-Between-The.../dp/B003BQRROM

    However, I don't take that one with me, but do have a small pillow for camping. I also use a small slumberjack camping pillow that is small and narrow and great for neck support. http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CE0Q8wIwBA#


    The amazing thing was that I got up this morning and realized that I did not have any of the usual arthritis pain/soreness when I got up.

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