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Hammock Bed: Is it a replacement for an old fashioned bed?

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Sleeping in a hammock is becoming ever more popular. Many people are removing their beds in favor of a hammock. Only campers and hippies formerly shouted from the rooftops, I had the “best sleep ever!” More and more non-campers and non-hippies are enthusiastically touting the benefits of hammock sleep. But, what does the scientific and medical community say about hammocks as a bed?

Research, neglected for decades, has only recently been done to examine the truths about sleeping in a hammock. To date, scientific and medical research confirms what ancient societies already knew.

Brief History

Central American anthropologists have discovered that ancient societies favored hammocks from a minimum of 700 years ago. Even famous explorer Christopher Columbus, after he found the Bahamas, loved “sleeping in nets between trees.”
Historians note that the first hammock probably was invented by the Greeks around 450 B.C., which is many, many years before Columbus sailed to the Bahamas. The legendary Maya people called their hammocks, “the gift of the Gods.” Most people, even scientists, previously assumed ancient civilizations chose hammocks because they were off the ground, away from dangerous spiders and snakes, or pesky stinging ants. These uneducated civilizations may have embraced other reasons, however.

Studies Found Health Benefits with Hammock Sleep

Since scientific studies have now discovered long-touted benefits of hammock sleeping, other people are taking hammocks more seriously. As always, there is (has never been) no perfect product, so hammocks deliver many benefits with only one major potential downside.

Pros

You will fall asleep faster;
You will enjoy the health benefits of deeper sleep;
You’ll have better ability to focus the next day after a restful hammock sleep;
You will improve your reading skills;
Generally, you’ll increase your learning skills;
You may find your back pain disappears;
The gentle rocking motion has proven to make you “sleep like a baby;” and
You’ll not need to contend with the dust mites common to mattresses.
Con (only one catalogued downside)

Hammock bed may hurt your romantic life, as hammocks shine when you’re sleeping “solo.” Even if you and your partner are “cuddly” types, few people enjoy sleeping when “joined at the hip.” Even two person hammocks may push the envelope when your partner is a light sleeper.

They Make You Fall Asleep Faster

According to a study,hammock bed as a sleeping tool makes you fall asleep faster than you would sleeping in a bed.

The study’s authors monitored 12 adult men as they took two afternoon nap: once in a stationary bed and once in a swaying bed (mimicking the motion of a hammock Conclusion: “We observed a faster transition to sleep in each and every subject in the swaying condition,” said co-author Michel Muhlethaler in an NPR interview.

They’re Just Really Comfortable

If you sleep on the ground, then pressure is put on the various parts of your body that connect to the ground. This subtle pressure is uncomfortable, leading you to turn over in your sleep a lot in attempts to find comfort.

Expensive mattresses improve matters by cushioning your body at these pressure point — but it doesn’t fix the problem. The pressure on your body while sleeping on a mattress still produces discomfort, which can potentially disrupt your sleep cycles.

The good thing about hammocks is that they eliminate this problem. You’re suspended in air with no point of pressure.

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Camping Hammock: A Great Substitute To A Tent

Think outside of the “Tent”

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Camping Hammock the latest trend

When you think about camping, what image comes to mind? Probably a tent. Tents and camping have truly become linked over the past few decades. If you went camping and it wasn’t in a cabin or an RV, you slept in a tent. Recently that image has started to change, as an alternative way to camp has emerged: No, not your backyard hammock with its woven net and wooden spreader bars that love to flip you over. Somewhat, a camping hammock made especially for sleeping.

Such hammocks have been common in Central and South America for a long time, but are now undergoing numerous advancements in design and materials, and becoming more and more popular with car campers and backpackers the world over.

Why? Because Camping Hammock offers a bunch of definite advantages:

More comfort. Say goodbye to sleeping on rocks, roots, mud, bugs, and sloping, uneven ground. Camping in a hammock allows you to rise above it all. Learning to sleep comfortably in a hammock has a learning curve, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll be getting the best night’s sleep in the outdoors you’ve ever experienced. Some even prefer their hammock to their bed at home. So if you want to hit the trails each morning well-refreshed, and return home feeling rejuvenated instead of exhausted, go with a our nice quality selection of camping hammock.

Adaptability. Camping Hammock offer more freedom of location when it comes to your hammock up between trees and rocks, over a stream, on a hill, next to a waterfall…you can even string it up between two car racks. Plus, a camping hammock does double duty on your trips, not only serving as a bed for sleeping, but as a chair and a lounger. Take a nap, read, and relax in your hammock all throughout the day. And of course it can serve the same purpose when you get home; while a tent sits in your basement between trips, you can use your camping hammock all the time for relaxing in the backyard (or even inside).

Double Parachute Hammocks

Easy to set up. Not every camping hammock is easier to set up than a tent (depends on the hammock and tent that you’re using), but they’re definitely easy. Double Parachute Hammock, for example, can be hung in just two minutes. No more struggling with tent poles and stakes or check out our how to hang your hammock guide that we’ve posted months ago.

Value for money. Many camping hammock offer super sturdy construction and materials and are as rugged as many high quality tents on the market. Slate Grey Hammock, for example, is made with their 210T Riptop Nylon fabric, that includes all you need accessories setting up your hammock, which is why we feel confident to recommend it to beginners in camping as well as experts in their field.

The Perfect Accessory

If you’re not convinced about replacing the tent with a hammock, then that’s ok! The best part about a travel hammock is that it’s an incredible addition to your camping kit even if you don’t sleep in it.  Our camping hammocks are easy to unpack and set up just to chill out for a few hours, whether it’s reading a book, taking a nap after a hike or just hanging around. Then when you’re ready to go, they’re easy to pack up in the storage bag that is included!

Siesta Portable High Strength Parachute Fabric Camping Hammock Hanging Bed

We offer Camping Hammocks that have been designed to be the very best a hammock can be, by being tested against other products, improving on their shortcomings and incorporating everything that made them great. They come in a range of bright and vivid colours too.

At Siesta Hammocks, we even take you through the pros of  having a camping hammock, and we also stock wide variety of hammocks for delivery Australia wide.

For any questions on any of our products chat with us 9am – 3pm AEST or please call our friendly customer support team on (02) 8091 1204.

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