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    The only time I feel sick is when I have to get out of my Hammock I hope you feel better...

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    I got a mild case of the dizzys the first few times in my hammock. Recovered from it pretty fast and now it is no problem. Might want to work on side sleeping and try the Epley maneuver.
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    Most of my hammocks have side tie-outs that are shock corded. They open the hammock up and have the side effect of dampening the sway...

    I hope it was just coincidence... I can't imagine NOT sleeping in my hammock!

    John
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    I have read that Clarks promote more of an in line lay. Since you were fine in an ENO perhaps your position in the Clark was not quite as flat and it strained you neck and shoulders without you realizing it?
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    This is from a healthy living website:

    Chemicals are used to make fibers suitable for spinning and weaving.

    A formaldehyde product is often applied to prevent shrinkage. This product is applied with heat so it is trapped in the fiber permanently.

    Petrochemical dyes, which pollute waterways, are used for color.

    Chemicals are added to make clothing softer, wrinkle-free, fire-retardant, moth-repellant and stain-resistant.

    Commonly used chemicals include volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and dioxin-producing bleach.

    Nylon and polyester are made from petrochemicals, whose production creates nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas that is 310 times more potent than carbon dioxide.

    Rayon is made from wood pulp that has been treated with chemicals, including caustic soda and sulphuric acid.

    Dye fixatives used in fabrics often come from heavy metals and pollute water systems.

    Acrylic fabrics are polycrylonitriles, which may be carcinogenic.

    Clothing and fabric that is treated with flame-retardant chemicals, such as children's pajamas, emit formaldehyde gas.

    This is not to criticize Clarks. This is an inherent issue with nylon and other man-made fabrics. I suggest you hand wash your hammock in the tub and hang to dry. Or, at the very least, hang the hammock (not in the sun) for a few days to off-gas before you sleep in it again.

    That being said, your sickness could have been caused by something else, including motion sickness. Either way, I bet you'll end up loving your hammock once you spend more time in it. Most everybody does.

    Best of luck to you!
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    Yeah I got something like that once but never experienced it again.

    See this post ~~> Nausea from hammock?

    I'm guessing it was allergies or the way I slept, maybe my head was too low.

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    Can you wash the hammock to rid it of any chemicals. That would at least narrow down what may have caused it.
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    I have read people suggest the motion sickness medicine for the headaches but has anyone else tried the medicine and did it work? I am having similar issues with my hammock. Its great until I wake up about an hour later with a dizzy type headache. I get car sick sometimes but it seems to go away after I get out of the car. This seems to last a while longer. I have never tried the medicine before does it have any side affects such as making you drousy?

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    Hopefully you can get it figured out quickly TDM. Linsie has some Dramamine that you can borrow if you need it. I don't want to see you give up on the hammock thing already.
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    Interesting, my guess is something besides motion sickness. I come from a career on the sea and have seen the worst cases clear up within a couple hours once on dry land...

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