Hammocks & Health

Hammocks are not just for relaxation, but have many health benefits too! Medical research has revealed that the angle of recline on a hammock is not just good for the spine, but it also facilitates easy breathing and improves the quality of sleep. Maybe it's just the slow, soothing rocking motion that reminds grown-ups of being in a parent's arm. Check out what hammocks can do for you!

Sleep better in a hammock

A new study suggests that swaying in a hammock will not only help you fall asleep faster, but also make you sleep more deeply, than napping on a stationary bed or couch.

Swiss researchers monitored the brain activity of 12 men during a 45-minute nap on a stationary bed and a nap of the same length on a gently rocking bed designed to simulate a hammock. It was found that when they were in the “hammock,” the men drifted off to sleep one minute faster on average, and entered a deeper stage of sleep more than three minutes faster than when they napped in the still bed.

Increase Concentration

The swinging motion and spinning motion of the hammock stimulates the cerebral cortex, thereby increasing a person’s ability to focus and concentrate. It is said that the swinging and spinning benefits impatient readers too, by helping them concentrate. The hammock would be perfect for anyone who suffers from lack of concentration or focus.

Relieve Back & Neck Pain

Lying in a hammock can help relieve some of the pressure off your muscles. The hammock adjusts and moulds to the weight and shape of the body perfectly, providing support to the body and removing pressure points. This lets the muscles of the body to relax and allows the blood to flow to all body parts… helping the body to relax and heal. Watch this page for more such health updates!