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    Trying a Hammock for Sleeping

    A few years ago, I purchased a Tempurpedic mattress with a pillow top. I was experiencing hip and shoulder pressure point issues with my old mattress. While the Tempurpedic is nice, I still experienced shoulder pressure point issues. I read about how hammocks are supposed to be better for back issues, which I also have, so I decided to try to sleep in a hammock.

    I purchased a hammock and hammock stand online from Seaside Hammocks in Florida. I have been sleeping in my hammock for about 2.5 weeks now. I'm getting more used to my hammock and in the past few days, began looking forward to getting in it. I've had one bad experience so far. One night, I started my sleep session sleeping sideways. I woke up with a stiff and sore back. I'm not sure what I did and can't remember what position I was in when I awoke because I was in a deep sleep. I had slept on my side on previous occasions without incident, so I'm not sure what I did different.

    I was never able to sleep on my back in a bed. If I did turn onto my back unconsciously during sleep, it was a guaranteed backache. I've slept on my back in my hammock without any problems whatsoever. However, I prefer sleeping on my side, even in a hammock.

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    A really good hammock for you if you are a side sleeper would be the warbonnet ridge runner hammock. It is an awesome hammock with endless amounts of comfort.

    Cheers,
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    Welcome aboard!

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    Yeah, I didn't learn to sleep on my back until I got a hammock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rexberger View Post
    A really good hammock for you if you are a side sleeper would be the warbonnet ridge runner hammock. It is an awesome hammock with endless amounts of comfort.

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    Why would it be any better for a side sleeper versus other hammocks?

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    It's a bridge style hammock rather than a gathered end style hammock. That means a flatter and straighter lay, and no ridge of fabric pushing on your lower calf when on your side. When you're on the diagonal you can get pretty flat in a gathered end hammock, but there can be a bit of a pinch of fabric near the head and feet that can detract from comfort for some people.

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    I have also switch to a hammock recently for back issues. I was always a side sleeper, but now find it more natural to sleep on my back. When I do sleep on my side in the hammock I found the hanging with a little deeper sag (about 25) and a small pillow between the knees works well.
    Last edited by JBhang; 07-07-2014 at 07:13.

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