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    This will make me sound stupid

    I like my bed. I really do. It's a nice bed. But sometimes, my back will start hurting, and the only way for my back to heal is to, you guessed it, sleep in my hammock.

    A few nights in the hammock and my back is right as rain. Then I go right back to the bed. If I had any sense, I'd just sleep full time in my hammock, but I really like that bed.

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    That is not stupid. I have the same problem...it is called my wife!

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    Same here. I like my bed and I like the person next to me, but a night or 2 in the hammock does wonders for the back.
    "We don't stop hiking because we grow old,
    we grow old because we stop hiking."

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    in it for the naps oldgringo's Avatar
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    Spacing problem?
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    Spacing problem?
    We all have our "duh" moments. This is one of mine. Why does my back hurt when I sleep in a bed? And why does it feel better when I sleep in a hammock? I should just skip the first question entirely.

    Every time I see your avatar, oldgringo, I wonder what kind of person would have a cat head as an earring.

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    I am right in the middle of the exact same thing. I am 54 and get sciatic pain a few times a year from my bed. I will be in the hammock again tonight to help relieve it.
    I would bet that some grad student could get a grant to study the exact mechanisms involved. I just know it works.
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    in it for the naps oldgringo's Avatar
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    Lol...............
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    With my new job and having to relocate away from my wife, I don't even plan on taking a bed. I am just going to build a indoor hammock stand and us that. To which my wife replied "so what happens when I come over" "ok I'll take the spare mattress as well." I still plan on using the hammock, but when she comes to visit will have to be forced to sleep in the bed.

    Then again she likes hammocks, and has a WBBB, so maybe she'll want me to make her a stand as well.
    I miss my 4.8Lb base weight as a ground dweller...But I sure DON'T MISS the ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jcavenagh View Post
    I am right in the middle of the exact same thing. I am 54 and get sciatic pain a few times a year from my bed. I will be in the hammock again tonight to help relieve it.
    I would bet that some grad student could get a grant to study the exact mechanisms involved. I just know it works.
    For what it's worth, my Rolfer (kind of a cross between massage therapist and chiropractor...works far better than either, btw) says it's due to the "hip flexors relax", whatever that means.

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    +1...Wife thinks I'm nuts

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