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    I have found that the longer hammock (to a point I suppose) is more comfortable.

    I never could get truely comfortable in the short Bayer.

    I was much more comfortable in the 9' Traveler.

    I am MUCH more comfortable in my new 10' traveler.

    Try making the hemmock longer than you think you need, that may help.
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    Hey, I'm new here, and just recently started sleeping in a hammock. For me, I had to use ear plugs in order to fall asleep. I just could not get used to the quietness (and the stupid neighbors' dogs barking all night long) without ear plugs. Of course, it helps to be tired and ready to sleep when you climb into the hammock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctari View Post
    I have found that the longer hammock (to a point I suppose) is more comfortable.

    I never could get truely comfortable in the short Bayer.

    I was much more comfortable in the 9' Traveler.

    I am MUCH more comfortable in my new 10' traveler.

    Try making the hemmock longer than you think you need, that may help.
    What's a hemmock?
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
    The hanger formly known as "hammock engineer".

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonnieBlaze View Post

    It very well could be my sleeping habits. I do only go to bed when I'm tired, and last night I was exhausted when I finally crawled into the hammock, but maybe its the noise situation. In my room I have two fans on high all night long cuz its so hot but now its difficult for me to sleep without them. I need the humming sound. When I'm outside, there is nothing. Bugs and birds and wind. Maybe that could be keeping me awake and making me restless (its more of a restless feeling than an uncomfortable/hurt/pain kind of feeling....I just feel like I can't sit still for some reason...unless I'm trying to sleep on my side then it truly is just an awkward feeling)
    I have a terrible time sleeping in my back yard, and some times at developed camp grounds full of other campers, but usually have no trouble on the trail. Every kind of noise from car door slamming and engines starting, dogs barking, central air coming on- always wake me up. No matter how comfortable I am. I need to sleep with ear plugs, and I am going to soon.
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coffee View Post
    What's a hemmock?
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    When you have a backpack on, no matter where you are, youre home.
    PAIN is INEVITABLE. MISERY is OPTIONAL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctari View Post
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    Secret!




    But I bought the kilt! I thought that got me into the kool kids club.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    Well then here's my plan of attack so to speak..
    1. Change my whipping to HeadChange's style as opposed to the "experimental" asym style I found someplace else on here. Also use some ear plugs to block out the noises I'm not use to. Problem here is that I'm not use to utter silence either. So that may or may not help.
    2. If that doesn't help much I'll try a longer hammock. I'll stick with it for a while using different whipping styles till I find what works best.
    3. If that doesn't work, maybe normal hammocks just aren't for me. In that case, I guess my last option is to attempt a bridge hammock.

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    Sounds like a plan. If you find some good earplugs let me know. I've had no luck getting any to stay in my ears.

    Good luck!


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    I feel bad when someone tells me they can't get comfortable. I slept in a tent from 1978 - 2007. Got a hammock last year after Perkolady told me how much she loved hers and it's sooooo much better for comfort! I absolutely love it.

    Last time I was out in my Hennessy, I slept right through a rainstorm that woke others. I also use earplugs. Guess that's why I didn't hear rain!

    I hope you find your sweet spot real soon. It will be worth it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    Sounds like a plan. If you find some good earplugs let me know. I've had no luck getting any to stay in my ears.

    Good luck!
    I found some of these at Lowes, I think it was Lowes. They are the only one I have been able to keep in.

    AO Safety Banded Earplugs

    http://www.e-a-r.com/e%2Da%2Dr.com/band_main.cfm
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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