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    Exclamation Hammock sickness??

    I just got a Clark Jungle Hammock. However, when I tried to lay in it for more than an hour I got pretty sick, it lasted for almost two days. I don't know if it is motion sickness from the hammock, it wasn't too windy, or if it's because of the chemicals used or what I was just wondering if anyone would know the cause? Or has experienced something similar?

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    Try some Dramamine or similar meds and see if that helps
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    Wow, I've never heard of that. Sorry to hear you ended up sick.

    I don't suppose it could have been a coincidence? What kind of symptoms did you have? Flu-like? Stomach related? Something else? Had you been in another hammock before with good results?
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    I have an ENO hammock I've slept in with absolutely no problem. I don't know if it was because I was zipped inside of it or what but that's the only difference I can think of. The only symptom I had was I felt motion sick and got a headache which lasted for about two days.

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    It could be motion sickness if you have a sensitive inner ear. When I first started I did not get sick per se but I could feel sort of a very mild motion sickness. I do get sick on rides so I figured that was the cause. I eventually go used to the hammock motion and of course it does not bother me anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carlyy88 View Post
    I have an ENO hammock I've slept in with absolutely no problem. I don't know if it was because I was zipped inside of it or what but that's the only difference I can think of. The only symptom I had was I felt motion sick and got a headache which lasted for about two days.
    That actually sounds a lot like the symptoms associated with a particularly bad migraine. Did you have any kind of "tunnel vision" or grey spots appearing in your field of vision (similar to when you stand up too quickly after squatting for a long period)? If so, that may be due to a bad migraine, not the hammock.

    Otherwise, Dramamine (as suggested above) may wind up being your friend. Also, you can hand-wash most hammocks (not sure about the Clarks, but they have a rep as being bombproof, so probably) in cold water and mild detergent. Hang it to dry. That should get rid of any chemicals that might be adhering to the hammock fabric.

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    Wow! Sorry to hear you've had to deal with that. Bummer.
    I hope you get it figured out soon.

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    I got the cold that's going around and the oddest thing was my first symptom was dizziness, then head ache, after that it went to my chest then it acted like a normal cold. It didn't start normally though! I hope it passes.
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    I had the flu for a couple of weeks. I got vertigo when I layed down, due to an inner ear infection.

    But, you can get vertigo sometimes if you're laying down and what your ear is telling you is different than what your eyes are seeing. Most often happens on a boat, but for some people it's a car; why not a hammock?

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    I'm guessing this was a brand new fresh out of the box Clark? If so I'd guess you got a little outgassing from the fabric. Sometime new nylon objects need a day or two of airing out. I remember my 2nd Clark had that "new" smell to it. I set it up for a couple days and then it was fine. Just to be sure, you didn't treat it with any kind of bug repellent did you?

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