18941Re: Pros and Cons - knees
- Apr 8 8:58 PMI sleep in my Brazilian style hammock at home pretty much every night.
I'm allergic to the dust mites that love to multiply in mattresses,
especially in the humidity here in Florida. The Chiropracter says its
better for your back too. I sleep better in my hammock, so now I
rarely sleep in the bed. And I stay cooler, without cranking the AC,
because the hammock breathes. And unlike a mattress, I just throw the
whole thing in the washer regularly. In the morning, I hang it up in
the closet, with my down comforter still tucked inside.
On really cold nights, I have a wool mattress pad that I put under me,
and I wrap up in my down comforter. And I wear a hat. That keeps me so
toasty that I like to stick my feet out to cool off a little. (OK, so I
consider 45 degrees really cold for Florida. But consider that a lot of
the older houses here don't have heaters, so 45 outside means 45 inside.)
I have no trouble curling up on my side. The hammock holds my curves
more comfortably on my side than a regular bed does. Especially my
waist. Its easy on my knees and my back.
If you sleep diagonally in the hammock, you'll be lying very level - not
with your feet and head up high. When I bend my knees like that, on my
back, the hammock actually helps support my knees - hugging them - as if
I had a pillow stuffed under them on a regular mattress. I guess that
the sleeping pads maybe aren't big enough to allow you to sleep
diagonally. Maybe you could put the sleeping pad diagonally?
I only raise my head up when my allergies are acting up. Mostly I sleep
diagonally. And always with a small neck roll.
My son likes to let one of his legs dangle over the side
The only sleeping position that I find uncomfortable after awhile is on
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