Choosing The Right Hammock
You should offer yourself an opportunity of lounging in a hammock at least once in life. A hammock, indoor or outdoor, can make you forget your stress, frustration and relax for some time. Before you decide on buying just about any hammock, there are a few key points to consider. Perhaps the most popular and commonly used among the lot, rope hammock weaves are extremely breathable because they allow air to circulate freely. Such hammocks are excellent for being used in tropical weather, especially when it is humid as well as hot. The biggest disadvantage of using rope hammocks is that rope in itself is not the most comfortable surface to be sleeping on. On the other hand, a hammock that is made entirely of tightly woven cloth (Brazilian hammock) or parachute material (camping hammock) not only provides absolute comfort, but also does away with the unnecessary discomfort caused by rope hammocks. Secondly, hammock fabrics manufactured today, such as cotton or polyester, are not only breathable, but are also soft, weatherproof, exceptionally strong, and durable. A good hammock should never flip, twist, or cause the person to fall over while sleeping.
Unless you can find a hammock with curved spreader bars, it would be advisable to avoid using such a hammock for sleeping. On the other hand, one without spreader bars would allow you to simply slide into the hammock. The rope/fabric will cradle you from all sides, fit your body, and act like a trampoline that does not toss you around. Since an individual is bound to shift positions while sleeping, a hammock without bars will ensure that you get to sleep without having to worry about falling or sliding off.