Hammocks for relaxation

The art of getting into, and out of a hammock is the one thing that potential hammock owners fear the most.

To get into a hammock without falling on the floor and looking a bit silly, turn your back to the hammock and squat as if you are going to sit on the edge of it (but don’t put your weight on it – not yet!) reach back and grab the far edge of the hammock and pull it up above your head, then grab hold of the other edge with your other hand (the edge closest to you), then lift yourself up and into the hammock, shift your weight around once you’re on your back to find a good balance of weight distribution.

To get yourself out of a hammock without ending up wrapped up in it, or face down on the floor, swing your legs out over the edge, hold on to both edges and stand up, pushing your weight up and out.

So now you can get in and out of a hammock like a professional, but once you’re in, what do you do? The best way to find the most comfortable position is to slowly but surely move yourself into a position that suits – laying flat on your back is the best way to distribute your weight, so should also lessen the tension and support you properly – this is the recommended way, moving too close to one side can cause you to tip out, which should be avoided at all costs.

Some wider hammocks are made with laying across the center in mind – especially if you intend to go to sleep, rolling to the side won’t tip you out if you lay in this manner. Spreader bar hammocks which can essentially tip you out if you lean to one side can be tied down with hammock tie straps, this not only makes it more secure to lay in, it also makes it simpler to get in and out. Did you know you can even buy a kit which will rock you gently from side to side in your hammock? It works on a pulley system staked into the ground, which gently pulls and releases one side of your hammock.

What better way to relax after a hard day at work? Spend your summer evenings looking at the stars whilst lounging in a hammock – drink in hand. On holiday and seen a hammock free? Get in and out like an expert. Looking for an awesome alternative to a pull out bed in your office-cum-guest bedroom? Why not consider hammock!

With online suppliers ready and waiting to sell a range of hammocks, and deliver them straight to your door, you can start relaxing before it even arrives, by ordering online and not having to leave the comfort of your own home. Websites such as sleepyhammock.co.uk have a huge range of hammocks for adults, children and even babies, as well as a range of accessories and stands to suit all requirements. Break out from the norm and get a hammock today.