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Mayan Hammock?

I have recently been reading about the postural advantages of sleeping in a Mayan style hammock.  What are your options on this?

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I have been meaning to ask the same thing after reading this article:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2011/06/21/137300311/why-hammocks-make-sleep-easier-deeper?ps=cprs

The best sleep I can remember used to be in a motorboat...

Since I am still struggling to get adequate sleep I'd be very interested in your thoughts.

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Mayan-style hammock help to fall asleep faster. This may be because your body is already in the best position to sleep. Improve blood flow and circulation and reduce joint pressure.

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This is a really interesting topic. Thanks for contributing, Erika. There is definitely something soothing about a hammock. Maintaining a J-spine may be a little tricky, but I think if you position your body on an angle (rather than along the midline of the hammock) and perhaps use the aid of a small folded hand towel just above your sacrum to help you maintain anteversion, it could be very comfortable. I love sleeping outdoors and feeling so connected to nature :)

Best wishes,

Tegan Kahn

Gokhale Method Teacher, Canberra Australia 

 

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