I'm thinking of using a hammock as a bed, has anyone done it before?

Yes guys, I have done research on the topic and I know that it is a somewhat common practice. Im asking for peoples reviews of them, like if they are really comfortable or not, and if anyone has any recommendations for types of hammocks are good for that.

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CaseyCase5 years ago
I've been sleeping in a hammock every night for the last three weeks. It is super comfortable. I recommend it.
The Ideanator (author)  CaseyCase5 years ago
Ive been sleeping in one for 3 months, I agree. Though my simple design was somewhat flawed, my canvas hammock seems to hold up extremely well.
sleeping in a hammock is the only way to sleep. ppl have been using them for hundreds of years with no problem. i sleep in my homemade hammock similer to an ENO everynight and wake up feeling fantastic. it takes a little getting use to at first but once you relax and pass out it's the most comfortable thing in the world. i recomend everybody to sleep in hammocks :)
The Ideanator (author)  shadowmonkey5 years ago
I figured as much, but how well does it handle the cold?
the cold is an issue. using a quilt and a blanket keeps me nice and toasty. most are real pricey but im sure you can rig ur own http://arrowheadequipment.webs.com/kickassquilts.htm
The Ideanator (author)  shadowmonkey5 years ago
Thanks for the link, wonderful inspiration for the hammock I'm thinking of making (I hope mom's sewing machine can punch through a few layers of canvas or denim without breaking something)
Takelababy3 years ago

My hammock is a Mayan, a cotton open weave like fish net. No spreader bars. My mattress needed replacing so tho't I'd try the hammock. Not expensive so no loss if it didn't work out. Four years later I'm still using the hammock. The Mayan embraces the body and supports every part of the body that it touches. Would you believe I slept on the tv remote and didn't feel it under me.

MagicHypnos5 years ago

 Yes , I am doing it for over a year now! It is rejuvenating and it is actually rebalancing your internal organs in many ways. I would recommend it to anyone. I sleep on a Rolls Royce or Ferrari of a Hammock version, when considering the common bed today. Check out Magic Hypnos, we all had it subconsciously in mind and now it finally exits. It will be available in September. 

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MagicHypnos5 years ago


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Jayefuu7 years ago
Depends on the person. I don't mind sleeping in a hammock for a few nights, but it does limit your motion in your sleep a bit. Some friends of mine can't stand it even for one night, others are happy to sleep in one for a week or two. If you sleep on your back you'll probably be fine with one.
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jeff-o7 years ago
Oh, I've fallen asleep in my hammock plenty of times, but I wouldn't recommend it as a permanent bed!  You'll have a sore back, neck ans shoulders within days.
Thats because you were probably in a rope hammock, those are very uncomfortable compared to fabric hammocks
Aye, it's true.
celiagnu7 years ago
I've been sleeping in a hammock since January. I completely got rid of my bed. It's wonderful. I've got a Brazilian hammock, hung in my bedroom between two wall studs. I got rid of my regular bed. I actually have problems sleeping in a regular bed now. I'm only 5' 2" so it might be more difficult for a taller person; or you might just have to get a larger hammock. If sleeping in a kind of C curve bothers you, you can sleep diagonally and the pressure of your body will flatten out the hammock. As long as you don't have a spreader bar, you don't have to worry about falling out, even if you are a restless sleeper. The hammock just kind of folds over you. I really can't stress how fantastic the sleep is, no matter what kind of sleeper you are.
As long as Gilligan isn't sleeping above you.
RelientOwl7 years ago
Just make sure its really tight and it should do you fine
 
caarntedd7 years ago
It depends on how you lie when you sleep. If you sleep on your back and don't move alot, you may be OK. I sleep on my side and front and move around, which caused me to have some back pain after sleeping in a hammock. I wouldn't recommend it as a permanent bed either way.
rickharris7 years ago
Sailors slept in hammocks for many years on sailing ships.

You have to like your feet being higher than your head with the resulting pins and needles!!  Al in all not suitable for regular sleep for normal people.
Burf7 years ago
I have frame mounted, canvas hammock in my backyard.  Its fairly comfortable for lying in the sun reading for an hour or so, but sleeping in it all night wouldn't be something I recommend.
After a while, the canvas causes pressure points on my shoulders, back and hips and grows increasingly uncomfortable. Also, I like to sleep on my side and  it makes your body curve to the contour of the hammock, which is also uncomfortable.  Then if you move around much, you'll get dumped out.
It might be better than sleeping on a mat on the floor, but only marginally so.
acidbass7 years ago
 i would sleep in one they are really comfy but if you roll around or move a lot in your sleep (like me) then it isnt a good idea but they fit your body really good so you dont get back pain and stuff i slept in one for a couple days before i got a really bad fever and ever since then i have moved around in my sleep so i cant do it any more