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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyCamper View Post
    I have a Hennessy A-sym and have not experienced neck pain but I always use a pillow. Car camping I take a little camping pillow. Backpacking I made a little cotton pillow case with velcro and stuff whatever I have on hand into it. I tried those little inflatable pillows from Backpacking Light but didn't like it under my head, instead used it under my knees, which was nice. I gave one of the inflatable pillows to a friend and he really liked it.
    I'm one of the friends that Happy Camper gave a pillow to....thanks again, Tracy. I found it comfortable but noisy. I wonder what would happen if I washed it a couple of times...like I did with my Tyvek dog "pad"?? I'm also thinking of making a small pillow case for it. The little bit of extra weight may translate into a lot more comfort and less noise.

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    Yeah, the noise is what I didn't like either. Our other friend didn't have a problem with the noise. Very sound sleeper, I guess!

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    the best kind I've found is the same type they use on trains...they compress well and are the right size for a hammock. Check online for some.
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    I just stumbled on this thread for the first time. It's a big issue for me. Arthritis in the top few vertebrae is a colossal pain in the neck and I've got a huge dose of it. I've just finished making my first hammock, an Ed Speer kit, and tried it out a few times but not yet overnight. My first overnight, when it stops rainin', I'll try what I've always done tent camping--stuffing a stuff sack with a soft, Polarguard jacket. Fortunately, I've already trained myself to sleep on my back, all night long. A word to the wise: my neurologist and chiropractor agree that the probable cause is too many years sleeping on my stomach, head turned to one side. If that's what you do, keep it up--misery loves company
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    Quote Originally Posted by jscalia View Post
    Does anyone here experience neck discomfort while lying in a hammock? Do you use pillows and if so what do you use?

    I never had these issues with my Hennesy Asym, but any other hammock I will experience neck discomfort especially if I am not using a thick air pad under my head.
    i dont use a pillow,a longer hammock like the claytor jungle works great,no pillow,no neck pain.neo
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    I just spent 11 nights in my Hennessy. I used my Patagonia Puffball vest inside my sleeping bag (wallcreeper) stuffsack for a pillow. It worked great. I slept in a bed last night with a pillow and my neck is stiff.

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    The three nights I've hanged I didn't use a pillow and didn't miss having one.

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    I use a neck pillow. I can get a crick in my neck w/o it. Besides, it just feels much better using a pillow for me.
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    My jacket makes a nice pillow when I need one. A couple times I had neck pain that was fixed my sleeping with a pad from my head to a few inches past my shoulders. It felt flatter and didn't seem to torque my neck as much.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    While using clothes in a stuff sack may be the lightest option (what I've always used), if you don't mind carrying a few extra ounces, Kelty makes a really nice camping pillow I just picked up at ****'s sporting goods for about $10. I think the bottom is nylon and the top is a cotton/poly blend (breathable, lightweight, dries out super quickly, really soft and comfortable, compresses into stuff sack, if you can't tell I really like it). And it's large enough to support your neck and head. If you just search their site for camp pillow you'll find it.

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