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I Bought a Hammock Instead of a Bed – Here’s What Happened

Cuadro Kids Hammock - Rainbow
Sleeping in a hammock is becoming ever more popular. Many people are removing their beds in favor of a hammock. I did the same thing and I’m happy I did. 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? Research, neglected for decades, has only recently been done to examine the truths about hammock sleeping. 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) Hammocks 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. Try It, You’ll Like It As you can see, the benefits of sleeping in a hammock seriously outweigh the one downside. Consider trying a hammock for a nap or for a night. A trial should convince you of the hammock-sleep benefits you get. If you believe your mattress caused you back pain, since hammocks often relieve back pain, what have you got to lose except your back pain? The measured increase in brain wave activity from a 2011 university study (University of Geneva in Switzerland), also improves your memory and learning ability. While there are scientific conclusions supporting the improved sleep quality you would receive from a hammock, there is only one way for you to prove it to yourself. Give hammocks a try and see what you’ve been missing. You may refuse to miss these benefits in the future.

I Bought A Hammock Instead Of A Bed And This Is What Happened..

Elegance Double Hammock - Ecru

Sleeping on the traditional beds is such a boring thing. It makes us feel comfortable but not at that level at which a hammock can make us comfortable and relaxed.

I decided to give hammock a try so, I went to a market and bought an amazing hammock. I hanged it strongly in bedroom with the perfect balance and slept on it, the whole night. The next morning, I woke up completely fresh and relaxed.

Below are some things I get to know about hammocks by experiencing it myself.

The first thing I experienced that I get asleep way too faster than I usually do at my bed. The experience of quickly falling asleep on a hammock was worth experiencing which any person who has any sleeping problem should try out.

The next morning, when I woke up, I was fresher than I usually do in the morning. Sleeping on hammock is a very comfortable thing and you will surely experience freshness and activeness in the next morning.

Usually, in the mornings, I get so much irritated on little things. But having an amazing sleep on hammock makes me so much calm that I was not even feeling irritated during finding my missing socks to go at my work place and I was searching for it while singing my favorite song. So, none of my family member have to experience my irritation and bad mood (which they usually do every morning) due to one and only “hammock”.

The best thing I find out in sleeping on a hammock is that, I don’t have to make my bed every single morning. Due to my lazy nature, the bed making in the morning is the worst thing that I usually experience. But now, due to my love “hammock”, this headache just went far away from me by making me so much happy.

Last thing which I love about sleeping in a hammock is that it gives some very slow and amazing swings that you literally feel like you are laying on a very comfortable bed in heaven. It is just like a soft music before sleep and one of the best things in hammock.