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    Senior Member Ewker's Avatar
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    nice to know there is someone other than me who can't sleep on their back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    wow... that amazes me i've been sleeping every night in a hammock for more than two years now.
    but if you can't sleep on your back (even in the bed) you obviously need to sleep on your side in the hammock too.
    have you tried that? and what kind of hammock did you say you have?
    I'm using a homemade Speer style hammock. And yes, I have tried sleeping on my side in my hammock. It isn't comfortable. I need support under my ribcage. I often sleep in the fetal position, so I'd need like three pillows. One between my knees, one under my ribcage, and one under my head.

    I find it hard to get totally on my side. Someone suggested using a pad to help. I have also thought of making a longer hammock. I made this first hammock straight from Speer's book. Then I switched to the rings supports and cut out some fabric. So the hammock is about 8 feet long or so. I think it's too small now. I plan to make another hammock about 12 feet long and whip it down from there.

    I think if I replaced my bed and only used my hammock, then I would get more accustomed to sleeping in it.

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    funbun,

    Have you tried doing a HH roll whip on your DIY hammock? It creates a flat area in the center of the hammock that may give you the support in the rib area that you need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    funbun,

    Have you tried doing a HH roll whip on your DIY hammock? It creates a flat area in the center of the hammock that may give you the support in the rib area that you need.
    How do I do that? I tried Jeff's W whipping. Is that the same thing? I would love to try another whipping though.

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    You can aslo see the tutorial I did:

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=670
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    if you get a chance to try out a big agness air mat, that would be more likely to give you the support you need.
    they are almost 3" thick. so when partly inflated, you have that much height difference between the low spots (shoulders & hips) & the high spots (ribs & waist).
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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