Monthly Archives: January 2019

Study shows hammocks promote sleep.

Hammocks best for afternoon nap

Why hammocks are best for an afternoon nap…

The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that lying on a slowly rocking bed helped each subject in a small test group

Scientists have proved that a swinging hammock promotes sleep. The research sounds exhaustive if not exhausting. Each and every volunteer coddled in a gently swinging hammock soon fell into a deep sleep. Explaining the phenomenon, researchers cited slow oscillations of brain waves and flurries of sleep spindles. These seem more like consequences than explanations of the hammock effect.

The actual scientist writing the actual report on hammocks 😉

It is notable, however, that hammocks are thick on the ground, or between the trees, this year. Last year trampolines were the garden favourite. The nation appears to have more restful ambitions this summer, when rain showers allow. What the scientists have yet to establish is the optimum distance for planting two trees from which to hang a hammock. Variables of shade, sag and swing will provide research material for years to come. It might be a problem best slept on.

USE A HAMMOCK FOR STRESS RELIEF

Relaxing in a denim hammock

Allowing yourself time to relax in a hammock can be a nice way to decompress after a difficult day at the office. If the boss has been a bear or you’re facing a relentless deadline on a major project, there are no better avenues for chilling out than setting aside a little time to stretch out and relax in your hammock.

Simply close your eyes and think about the word “hammock.” What comes to mind when you envision the term? It’s different for everyone, but it may very likely include a secluded beach, with waves providing the soundtrack while you sip one of your favorite cool drinks. Or perhaps your hammock vision involves resting by a quiet mountain brook, with no humans within miles. Or maybe you think of your hammock as a haven of relaxation after taking care of the kids all day.

Regardless of the diverse setting your mind creates, the idea of intellectual and physical restoration always seems to accompany the mental picture. Resting in a hammock is a wonderful way for people to recover from the demands of today’s fast-paced lifestyle. What better way to deflect the stress that has accumulated during the day than by spending some quality time nestled in your hammock?

At HammockHeaven there are hammocks available that fit every lifestyle and personality. Traditionalists may prefer to channel their inner Gilligan and embrace the spreader-bar Rope or Quilted Hammock. Those who want more colour may prefer a Mayan or Colombian Hammock. Poolside Hammocks dry quickly and can be a decorative part of your pool décor. Campers, backpackers and outdoors enthusiasts may prefer one of the lightweight Camping Hammocks.

Regardless of your personal preference, a hammock offers an unmatched opportunity to shed the weight of the world from your shoulders. There’s a freedom of relaxation that comes when you’re suspended in mid-air. You suddenly become immune to the stress of the crazy, fast-paced lifestyle that society has managed to embrace.

So slow down and take a few minutes to restore your sanity. Slide into your hammock, close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. It won’t be long before you are deflecting the stress of the day and easing into a zone of mental refreshment.