Hammocks are Beneficial to Your Health

Rope hammocks can reduce back pain

Most of us sit on our butts all day long, and that isn’t good for us for a lot of reasons. You might think it’s comfortable to sit, but sitting isn’t a natural thing our human bodies were made to do. Unfortunately, it’s something most of us have to live with, especially if we work at the office. Sitting, especially sitting uninterrupted for many hours, is one of the most common causes of neck and back pain.

At some point in your life, you’ll experience neck and back pain. It’s possible you’re suffering from these aches right now. You know what’s more comfortable than sitting down? It’s not lying on your bed. It’s lying on a portable rope hammock. Whether you choose to hang it inside your house or outside in your garden, having your own hammock can help ease back pain. Who knew hammocks weren’t just for lazing around? In fact, therapists even recommend lying on a hammock for people suffering from neck and back pains.

Unlike lying on the ground or even on your bed, there are no pressure points on a hammock. It hugs your body like a cocoon hugs a budding butterfly. This distributes the weight of your body evenly and realigns your spine.

Relaxing in a Hammock
Relaxing in a Hammock

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 The swinging of a rope hammock makes you smarter

It’s time to gather all your reading materials and plop into your rope hammock. Research shows the gentle rocking back and forth of a hammock stimulates the cerebral cortex, the part of the brain that allows you to concentrate. There’s nothing like swinging in the breeze as you read your favorite book while surrounded by beautiful plants and trees, is there?

You get better sleep on a hammock

Have you ever woken up refreshed and rejuvenated after a good nap on your garden hammock? If you haven’t yet experienced that, I suggest you get this wonderful single-person cotton hammock and make a habit of napping on it every afternoon. Sleep scientists have proven that napping on a hammock allows you to relax and fall asleep faster, as if you needed scientific proof for that.  But hammocks aren’t just for getting your Zzz’s faster, they can also give you a better quality of sleep. As our experts have proven, sleeping on a hammock, whether it’s a hanging rope hammock or a rope hammock with a stand, gives you more hours of deep sleep than sleeping on a bed.