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    Can't sleep HH Explorer

    I'm a side and stomach sleeper and can't seem to get to sleep in my hammock. I do pretty good by the third night on a trip, but overnighters I will toss and turn trying to get to sleep. I am comfortable on my back but can't get a good nights rest.

    I have been thinking about trying a wbbb because I hear they are better for side sleepers. Any truth to this? I'd also like as light as possible. Has to hold my 265lbs as well. Any others I should look at?

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    try a bridge hammock. check this one out https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...ead.php?t=2479
    and do some research. I am fine sleeping on my back but I have heard that these guys are great for side sleepers.

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    At 265lbs in a bridge hammock? I'd contact Warbonnet first, I'm willing to bet they'd steer you elsewhere.

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    Unless I'm willing to put in the miles, I don't usually get a decent night's sleep until around the third night. It was the same back in ground dwelling days. Not having to wake up from a restless night's sleep, crawling around on the ground, for the first couple nights, however is a beautiful thing

    Just another reason to become a full-time Hanger. Beat the transistion blues!
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    I roll around a lot when I sleep, and I find the DangerBird by Papa Smurf at Dream hammocks to be a wonderful hammock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JollyGreen View Post
    At 265lbs in a bridge hammock? I'd contact Warbonnet first, I'm willing to bet they'd steer you elsewhere.
    Papa Smurf has a great chart under Fabrics to help determining what weight a fabric can hold, just remember it's a guide. a Double Layer Ridgerunner is rated a 250lbs, I think that's based off a 1.1/1.9 ripstop system, so the OP would be over it's rated limit. A custom ordered Double Layer 1.9/1.9 ripstop Ridgerunner could work. Of course contact Warbonnet to see if they would make one up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Higbean View Post
    I'm a side and stomach sleeper and can't seem to get to sleep in my hammock. I do pretty good by the third night on a trip, but overnighters I will toss and turn trying to get to sleep. I am comfortable on my back but can't get a good nights rest.

    I have been thinking about trying a wbbb because I hear they are better for side sleepers. Any truth to this? I'd also like as light as possible. Has to hold my 265lbs as well. Any others I should look at?
    I've tried all kinds of hammocks over the years--------at 6'5" 240 lbs, and really broad shoulders, the only thing that works for me is a bridge hammock! Try the warbonnet RR-------I believe its rated to 250 lbs, but there was a post recently where brandon beefed up the spreader bars for some one and it was good to 275 lbs? https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...t=ridge+runner Anyway, its my go to hammock, and probably will be for many years to come!
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    bear. If the bear just pushes the tree over and eats you, it's a grizzly bear : )


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    I'm a side sleeper and I got a 11 ft firebird from dream hammocks and it made sleeping much easier. The extra foot made all the difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rolloff View Post
    Unless I'm willing to put in the miles, I don't usually get a decent night's sleep until around the third night. It was the same back in ground dwelling days. Not having to wake up from a restless night's sleep, crawling around on the ground, for the first couple nights, however is a beautiful thing!
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    I never sleep very well my first night out. I'm comfortable, but I just can't stay asleep. The second night is always much better.
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