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Why Having a Hammock in the Garden Helps Everyone Enjoy the Outdoors?

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Installing a hammock or swing seat in your garden is a fabulous way to get your family out of the house on a beautiful day. A cotton rope hammock is a natural for this purpose. If you prefer sitting to lying down, a natural cotton swing seat in your garden is equally satisfying.

Swing Seats or Personal Hammocks?

Both swing seats and personal (one-person) hammocks are ideal additions to your garden area. If you have the space, you could install a “family hammock” in your garden to encourage the entire family to join you while you’re enjoying the warmth of the sun.

If asked about their preference, your kids typically want a rope swing seat instead of a hammock, since they enjoy swinging more than relaxing or taking a nap. You can always accessorize your rope swing seat or hammock with a canopy or pergola to keep out most of the sun. For more swing consistency, you could always add a hammock or swing seat stand.

Where Should You Place Your Garden Hammock?

The answer, regardless of the size of your garden, is always the same: Your favorite relaxing area of your garden. Typically, this is a place that your favorite plants and/or flowers surround you with quiet and tranquil feelings.

Your backyard is the favorite area in most yards of most homeowners. In general, the preferred place is near flower beds, ponds, or a group of your favorite trees. When you favor surrounding trees, you’ll also enjoy other benefits, such as avoiding some sun and some disquieting noise. Trees serve as effective buffers for too much sun and unwelcome noises that disturb your relaxing bliss.

When you clear an area in your garden to surround yourself with your favorite flowers and greenery, you can use a contemporary or traditional hammock stand to enhance the area, even when there are no suitable posts or trees around the garden. If you’re goal is to get the family out of the house and into the garden, you may want to add a hanging chair (on an attractive chair stand) to your hammock area. Since it’s typically kids that want to use hanging chairs most, you might be amazed at the time your children spend in your garden retreat.

Alternatives for Those Needing Extra Support

Some people require firmer support than offered by a cloth hammock. If you are one of those people, but enjoy an occasional nap, you might consider a “hanging bed” as an alternative. While somewhat more complex to install, sometimes needing four points of attachment (at least, on the bed itself), instead of two (typical hammock), you’ll still enjoy the outdoors, with the sun and sway of the wind, with a hanging bed, along with the extra support you get.

If you need extra support, but enjoy sitting more than lying down, a hanging wire-mesh chair, instead of a rope swinging chair on a strong stand may be ideal. You’ll find different designs, one of which could be perfect for the support you need, but still very comfortable.

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Five Places to Hang a Hammock Indoors

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Hammocks are favorite additions to your outdoors at home. Did you realize you can bring your hammock or hanging chair indoors, too? Many people love their hammocks so much they want to sleep in them instead of a bed. Installing a hammock indoors is not difficult, so you’ll enjoy making this a do-it-yourself (DIY) project.

While there are literally hundreds of websites with text and/or video to instruct you how to install your hammock indoors, there are few sites with suggestions about “where” to hang your hammock. We’re going to solve that curious problem momentarily. Stay with us.

Places to Hang Your Hammock Indoors

This issue stumps even those who love relaxing outdoors in their treasured hammocks. Don’t worry. It’s easier than you might first think.

  • Your bedroomIf you love taking relaxing, rewarding naps in your outdoor hammock, you’ll probably get the best sleep of your life when you desert the traditional bed and sleep in a comfy hammock.
  • Your living or family roomYour living room, great room, or family room is another ideal place to hang your hammock. If you don’t have a DVR, you better get one, as you’ll find yourself nodding off during movies and games in your always comfortable hammock. Should you think a hanging chair is a better idea to keep you awake till the end of the movie or live game you’re watching, you’re probably wrong. It’s just as easy to find “nap time” in a hanging chair as a hammock.
  • Guest bedroomsGuest bedrooms are ideal places to hang hammocks indoors. Instead of taking up valuable space with traditional beds try hanging hammocks in guest bedrooms. You can always store them away when you’re not entertaining overnight friends or family. Your guests will love the sleep they get in a hammock, if they don’t have one in their yard now. Most of them will install one after trying out restful sleep in your “guest hammock.”
  • A sunroom or “9-month” roomA sunroom, particularly a so-called 9-month room with heat for those cool spring and fall days and nights, is an equally perfect place for your favorite hammock. While a warm, sunny spring or summer day is ideal when you have an outdoor hammock or hanging chair, installing a hammock in a sunroom, even when it’s raining outside allows you to enjoy your hammock even in inclement weather.
  • A finished basementWhen you’ve finished your basement as a game room, TV room, or “man cave,” you have a perfect place to hang a hammock indoors. Since the anchors in the walls are unobtrusive, you won’t have a problem if your finished basement has a lower than average ceiling (under 7 feet) or has a “drop” ceiling (not strong enough to hold your weight in a hammock or hanging chair).

Conclusion

If you love relaxing in your outdoor hammock in the yard, you’ll equally love hanging a hammock indoors in one of these places. You also may have other rooms, e.g., a home office, which might be your personal preference for installing an indoor hammock or hanging chair to be available in all types of weather.

When you’re not using your hammock, you can easily store it in small spaces. Since your wall anchors are harmless, they pose little danger to anyone. If you’re concerned with their presence when your hammock is stored, you can easily cover them with a wall hanging or a plant hanging on the exposed anchor.

As long as you carefully install your anchors into wall studs, they will be secure and support your hammock (with you in it) for long periods, e.g., naps or overnight sleeping. Regardless of the size of your home, you can install a relaxing hammock in almost any room except a bathroom or kitchen. When you’re taking a shower, or making gourmet dishes, you probably won’t want to relax in your indoor hammock or hanging chair.

A Perfectly-Balanced Hammock Is Good for You

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Did you know that hammocks offer the perfectly-balanced sleep position for humans? If you did not, you know it now. Even physicians consider a hammock offers the best sleep position for most of us. Many doctors say the perfect sleep position is “. . . lying on one’s back with the head slightly elevated, about 10 to 30 percent. This is postulated to give the brain optimal blood circulation rather than congestion and also allows for more unobstructed breathing.”

You can learn that many native cultures sleep this way in hammocks, “rather than on flat surfaces,” as is common to most western cultures. According to Janet Kinosian, writing for the Huffington Post in 2010 in her article “What Your Sleep Position Says About You,” she examined the link between personality and typical sleep positions.

For example, hardworking businesspersons and entrepreneurs seem to be more likely to sleep on their backs (called the royal position), while persistent, goal-oriented people seem to favor sleeping on their stomach – stomach-sleepers also appear to exhibit dominant compulsive traits.

Health Benefits of Hammocks Are Being Studied

Finally, science is realizing what native cultures have known for hundreds of years. Hammocks provide ideal sleep positions for humans, including children. Medical hammocks constantly become more popular with physicians from all types of specialties. Now hammocks are actively being used to treat premature babies, arthritis, acid reflux conditions, autism, and sleep apnea.

Scientific studies indicate that sleeping in a hammock is an effective road to better health and fitness, along with delivering deep, restful sleep to recharge your human batteries to successfully face a busy day. Quality hammocks slept in properly, with your head slightly raised, reduce stress, while eliminating the chance of falling out on the ground or floor.

A gently rocking hammock has proven to help you fall asleep faster, while having you enjoy a deeper sleep than on a traditional bed. Why gentle rocking motions encourage sleep in babies and adults remains a mystery? But it works, as every parent learns when it’s time for their babies to sleep.

A 2011 study by the University of Geneva (Switzerland) determined that participants fell asleep faster with hammock-like rocking motion, but also changed the type of sleep they enjoyed. Researchers noted a “dramatic boosting of certain types of sleep-related [brain wave] oscillations.”

During each participant’s nap or sleep time, researchers monitored brain activity with an EEG, so they had proof of the brain wave changes. While this pleasantly surprised researchers, they noted the lack of increased brain activity when there was no gentle rocking when a non-rocking traditional flat bed was involved.

The study results displayed the rocking bed heightened bursts of brain activity called “sleep spindles,” which correlate to deep sleep and “memory consolidation.” Study researchers determined the rocking lengthened the duration of “N2 sleep,” non-rapid eye movement sleep that on good nights consumes about one-half of a good sleep.

Conclusion

The gentle rocking you feel with a perfectly-balanced hammock when you sleep does more than give you a super nap and a good night’s sleep, but also improves your brain activity while you sleep. The scientific question fueling future studies: Will the results of this university study encourage further study to learn if hammock power can be focused on treating various sleep disorders, e.g., insomnia.

If you use a balanced hammock to nap or sleep for the night, you will enjoy the sleep of your life, and wake refreshed and alert. The rocking motion you receive from a quality hammock will only help you stimulate your brain while you get the deep sleep you need to function high levels.

Why having a hammock in the garden makes everyone spend more time outdoors

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Hammocks can make awesome addition to any outdoor spot or even your backyard. With a lot of amazing styles accessible easily in the market today, you can easily hang them anywhere. You don’t need trees to support them and they can coordinate the whole look of a house amazingly from rustic to unimaginably modern. Hammocks are used by a lot of people in many outdoor places. They give a calm look to the whole place without occupying any greater amount of space. There are a lot of reason due to which the hammocks in any outdoor place such as garden or backyards can make everyone spend more time outdoor. Keep reading the articles to know those interesting reasons.

  • Due to the increasing technology, a large number of people are spending time indoor with their smart phones and laptops rather than spending time outdoor which is affecting their health in a totally negative way. In order to get fresh air they should spend some time outdoor. A wonderful hammock in the garden or backyard can insist them to spend their time outdoor with their anything they want such as laptop or mobile. They can do their work easily on the laptop by lying down on a hammock. It will make them relax, they will also enjoy their work and they will start spending more time outdoor.
  • A book or novel lover who likes a lot to read books in the spare time can have a hammock in his/her garden and he/she can enjoy reading the book outdoor with some fresh air and sun light rather than lying on your bed as always. It will make their reading experience enjoyable and they will start loving to spend the time outdoor.
  • The persons especially old citizens who love to do gardening can have the hammock in their garden. In this way they can rest at the hammock if they get tired during the gardening process. It will make them feel relax and they can continue their work after a short break at their favorite place. In this way, hammock will make them spend more time in the garden or their backyard.
  • What would be better than a sunny Sunday morning in a wonderful hammock at your garden? You can start your each day at your garden by spending some alone time with the birds lying down in hammock. It will make you feel fresh and you will start spending more time outdoor.

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Iguana Chair

Some time spent in the HAMACA Iguana Hammock Chair is sure to lift your spirits, no matter what color you choose. This Colombian hanging chair is a soft and comfortable hideaway where you can relax and read, watch the clouds float by, or enjoy your favorite video. It is made from 100% recycled cotton which is comfortable, strong and good to the environment. Experience this hammock chair’s incredibly cozy, closed-weave fabric indoors or out!

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Raya

Oh yes, that is right! 5 lovely kids in a hammock is now possible with our Raya Hammock. If you are planing you next holiday or back yard redecorating, this is the perfect family gift. It comes with a shoulder bag which makes it very easy to carry and store and its made from durable cotton suitable for long time wear.

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Corda Hammock

Corda is a Hamaca unique design, made entirely of rope. Despite its fancy looks, it is a solid hammock, big enough to accommodate 2 adults and snuggle some kids while in it. It can always look perfect indoors as the see through effect of the design will give a different dimension to your space, thus allowing you to enjoy the hammock experience in the cooler months as well.

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