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View Poll Results: Which position(s) do you sleep in while hammock camping?
Back 18 60.00%
Right Side 13 43.33%
Left Side 12 40.00%
Stomach 1 3.33%
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:57 AM
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Sleep Positions in Hammock

Which position(s) do you normally sleep in while hammock camping? Also, share how this differs from your ground (tent/tarp) sleeping.

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Old 10-31-2013, 02:40 PM
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I use either a Hennessey Explorer hammock or Triple Bliss Hammock. In each case I fall asleep on my back. If I wake up during the night, I usually change my position to side sleeping (either left or right).

When I sleep on my bed or air mattress I sleep on my right side.

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Old 10-31-2013, 05:06 PM
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I'm pretty much a side sleeper regardless of where I am. I was concerned about this when I purchased my Claytor Jungle Hammock, but side sleeping doesn't seem to be an issue whatsoever.
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:46 AM
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I'm typically on my back, maybe a little on one side. even doing the diagonal-lay, it's generally more comfortable to set myself so i conform to the hammock's bend.
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Old 11-04-2013, 11:04 AM
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I really enjoy switching between side sleeping and laying diagonally! I use atlas straps by Eno, they aren't very light, but they do let me pick exactly how loose/tight I want the hammock depending on my mood.
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Old 11-11-2013, 12:11 PM
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Mostly I sleep on my back, but I have woken up on my left side quite often.
On my mattress on the ground I sleep on all sides! Im really restless as I struggle to get comfortable.
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Old 02-07-2016, 01:57 PM
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Anyone else like the fetal position?
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Old 02-10-2016, 11:51 AM
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I usually end up sleeping on my back, mainly because my wife isn't there to tell me to turn on my side because I'm snoring. Hammock sleeping is a treat, that way.
On the ground, I usually sleep on my side because my elbows fall off the pad if I'm on my back.
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Old 02-10-2016, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by dustin
I usually end up sleeping on my back, mainly because my wife isn't there to tell me to turn on my side because I'm snoring. Hammock sleeping is a treat, that way.
On the ground, I usually sleep on my side because my elbows fall off the pad if I'm on my back.


huh, normally the hammock nullifies my snoring pretty well - fairly minimal.
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