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Hammocks have been around for hundreds of years. Originally, hammocks were used for sleeping because of their space-saving features and ease of maintenance. Today backyard hammocks come in a wide variety of sizes and styles and are designed mostly for relaxing, reading and enjoying the outdoors, but specific hammock types can be used as beds compared to expensive traditional mattresses.
What is the Best Hammock?
The best hammock depends upon your personality, needs, and lifestyle. We have a large variety of outdoor hammock types to choose from including rope, quilted, Mayan, American, Brazilian, and much more, so you can find the best hammock that fits you.
Need help choosing the best hammock? Make sure to read our ultimate hammock buying guide and you'll be relaxing in your brand new backyard hammock in no time.
Where Should I Hang My Hammock?
You can hang your hammock in a variety of places both indoors and outdoors. The most popular option is to hang it between two tress, but you can also use a hammock stand or hang it between two posts or walls.
If you need help hanging your new backyard hammock or want to learn more about where you should hang it, make sure to read our guide on how to hang a hammock in three easy steps.
Do Outdoor Hammocks Harm Trees?
No. As long as you hang them properly, hammocks do very little damage to trees. To further reduce the risk of harming your trees, choose two trees that are sturdy and mature and use our tree straps or drill eye hooks into the tree to hang your hammock.
How Much Space Do I Need for My Backyard Hammock?
Generally, the amount of space required to hang your outdoor hammock is about two feet greater than the total length of your hammock (when measured from end loop to end loop). For example, if your hammock is 13 feet long, then you should place it in a location that has at least 15 feet of open space for hanging. Your hammock should also be hung at a 30-degree angle.
The gentle sway of a hammock makes it the perfect place to catch some Zzzs.
Sleeping in a hammock can help improve the quality of your sleep in a number of ways. In fact, sleeping in a hammock has been show to help alleviate insomnia. The gentle rocking motion of a hammock helps lull you to sleep. Hammocks also place you in the perfect position for sleep with your head and feet slightly elevated causing you to fall asleep quickly and stay asleep longer.
Is it Safe to Sleep in a Hammock?
Yes! People have been sleeping in hammocks for centuries. The best hammocks for sleeping included Mayan, Brazilian, and camping hammocks because the sides of the hammock will cocoon your body, keeping you safely in the center.
Are Hammocks Bad for Your Back?
No! Lying in a hammock with your head slightly elevated helps you achieve the perfect sleeping position. Sleeping this way allows your body to stretch out, aligns your spine and loosens tight muscles. This can actually help alleviate back pain.
No matter where you hang your hammock, you will instantly love the benefits it provides. A hammock is the perfect place to kick back and relax or recharge with a brief nap. Hammocks help create the perfect sleeping position which can simultaneously help soothe back pain and improve your quality of sleep. Plus, our hammocks come in a variety of colors and patterns so the decor possibilities are endless!