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Why the Hammock Stand is Like a Paperclip

Why the Hammock Stand is Like a Paperclip

When you think of a hammock, you might think of a big garden with two well-positioned trees which support the ropes of a gently swaying hammock in between.  And when you then look at your own yard or veranda, you might be pressed for such good, sturdy attachments and may think that a hammock is not for you.

Girl relaxing in a hammock without a stand

Luckily, some have just the right distance between trees.. For others, read on…

Enter the perfect innovation. The Hammock Stand is to hammocks what the paperclip is to papers.  Quite simply, it holds the whole thing together just how you need it.

 You Can Take a Hammock Stand Anywhere

Our hammock stands are lightweight and very easy to assemble and disassemble, and easily fit into the boot of most cars. This means that you can take your brazilian hammock experience with you just about anywhere you want – an all-day picnic, the beach, holiday house, etc. without ever being let down by a lack of things to attach it to when you get there. And importantly, hammock stands are created to be lightweight and strong, so you won’t feel you’re lugging about a tree!

Man reading a book in a hammock with stand

Take a hammock stand wherever you want, when you want (don’t forget a book!)

 Steel or Wooden Hammock Stands – The Choice is Yours

At Siesta Hammocks, we have three hammock stands to choose from.  There is the Steel Hammock Stand, which supports a total weight of up to 200kg, the Steel Apex Hammock Frame which supports up to 190kg and the Wooden Hammock Stand, which supports up to 250kg.

Three different types of hammock stands

We have multiple hammock stand options to suit our customers…

All hammock stand options are universal and can support either single or multi-person hammocks, so you can be safely suspended in your hammock wherever you choose to place your hammock stand.  Just bear in mind that our hammock stands are designed for hammocks without spreader bars.  And if a more upright hammock chair is what tickles your fancy, we do have a premium quality Steel Stand with Mexican Chair bundle that you may like.

Please call our awesome customer support team on(02) 8091 1204 if you have any questions about any of our products.

Why the Hammock Stand is Like a Paperclip

Enjoy Shopping at Siesta Hammocks! www.siestahammocks.com.au

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Drawing Inspiration from Mexican Hammocks

We have looked to the Mexicans to inspire us in creating the ideal Mexican Hammocks. Think of the iconic colourful image of the Mexican taking a siesta under his or her hat.  That means that it is important that an item is not only utilitarian but is a part of the aesthetics of life, so it needs to look good too.

Mexican Man Snoozing Wishing he Had a Hammock

Probably wishing he had a mexican hammock…

That is why we use a wide selection of beautiful, vivid, ethnic prints that really liven up the look of these great hammocks.  After all, a hammock is not only for hanging back, but an item that can really accent your environment – whether a garden, pergola, verandah or anywhere that you choose to put it. Our customers often tell us that the lovely bright colours really create a centrepiece to their environment that can be admired even when not in use.

Yes, they’re comfy too.

When you think of Mexican fabrics, you know you’re getting thick, hard-wearing material that will hold you securely and won’t fray. And the comfort factor is definitely there too.  You feel properly supported by the sturdy, hardwearing fibres that can lull you off into a relaxed zone, or even a deep sleep every night.

Sizes, shapes, colours galore!

Our Mexican hammocks come in a variety of sizes, depending on the amount of space you need for either yourself or several people.  They start with the loose but strong weave of the Mexican Cotton Hammock Chair (which also comes as a bundle – the Steel Stand with Mexican Chair) if you like reclining in a semi-upright position.  

Our Mexican Cotton Hammock Chairs and Stands

Then there is the luxurious Double Mexican Queen size hammock which has enough space for two people and takes a weight up to 200kg.  And finally, for a whole lot of fun with the entire gang, there is the ultimate Family King size hammock, which can comfortably fit four people with a total weight of up to 250kg.  That’s the one that tends to get the pets in on the act, and results in a bunch of happy snaps frequently appearing on our Facebook page.

Our Double Mexican Queen Hammock and Family Mexican King Hammock

For any questions about any of our products, please call our customer support team on (02) 8006 8152.

Happy Shopping at Siesta Hammocks!

3 Health Benefits of Sleeping in Hammocks

I would guess that the average person doesn’t think of a hammock as a serious sleeping alternative to a bed. In fact, I would even guess that 99% of people sleep on your run-of-the-mill mattress with springs and “the latest” in posturepedic technology.

The truth is, hammocks aren’t just for an afternoon snooze or place to read a good book, they can and currently are used as a place to get your 8 hours in each and every night by some people.

Young Lady Sleeping in a Hammock

Beds are the norm. But are they the best?

This is not because these people are hippies or lead alternative lifestyles, there are some great reasons as to why someone would sleep in a hammock every single night at home.

Here’s why:

1. Hammocks Provide Optimal Blood Circulation and Breathing

Do you know why hospital beds are designed the way they are? With a slight elevation of the head and encouraging the patient to lay flat on their back, this provides the best chance of optimal blood circulation, less congestion and a position for non-obstructed breathing. This is the exact same position you take on when sleeping in a hammock. Any stiffness in your body, joint pain or a bad back soon feels better when your blood is flowing the way it should and you can breathe as much oxygen as possible.

2. Absolutely No Pressure Points When Sleeping in a Hammock

If you were to try to sleep on a slab of concrete how do you think your body would react? Every time a joint, limb or muscle was subjected to pressure against concrete your brain would immediately signal to move that point to a more comfortable spot. That results in a lot of tossing and turning around. Similarly, if you slept on a hard or springy mattress you may have the same outcome. With a hammock you are suspended in the air, and the only contact your body has with anything is the soft-to-the-touch cotton that lies between you and thin air. This is called zero-pressure-point sleeping, and results in no complaints from your brain, and no tossing and turning as you try to get some shuteye.

sleep-brain

Pleasing your brain is the key to a tranquil sleep.

3. Hammocks Provide A Faster and Deeper Sleep

Research has found that gentle swaying and rocking assists in synchronizing brain activity and results in a more tranquil sleep even in noisy environments. Tests by Swiss scientists revealed that a sleeping spot which rocks provides for a much quicker journey to full sleep and rest. This results in full regeneration of your brain and body and hammock sleepers are waking up completely refreshed and ready to take on the new day. Hammocks provide for a fast, deep sleep the moment you lay down.

One last benefit not related to health is that you no longer have to make your bed any more. There are hammocks that range in all sizes from single size hammocks to family sized hammocks, so if you have a partner you can still fit along side them, and you can both enjoy the benefits of a nightly sleep in a comfortable hammock.

At Siesta Hammocks, we even take you through the pros of what makes a great brazilian hammock, and we also stock mexican and premium hammocks for delivery Australia wide.

For any questions on any of our products please call our customer support team on (02) 8006 8152.

Happy Shopping at Siesta Hammocks!