It’s Proven: You Sleep Better in a Hammock

I was fascinated to read on NPR today (Why Hammocks Make Sleep Easier, Deeper) that sleeping in a hammock (at least the gentle rocking part of it) was recently found by Swiss researchers to be good for you! Awesome. Now you can not only pack ultra light when camping but trust that you’re getting one of the best sleeps possible.

According to their findings, the gentle rocking provided by a hammock makes you fall asleep faster, and sleep deeper, by increasing the length of non-REM N2 sleep and positive brain activity like sleep spindles. Just another reason to pack my Eagles Nest Outfitters Hammock!

If you’re in the market for a hammock, check out the lightweight Eagles Nest DoubleNest hammocks, great for camping and travel. They even make a hammock with mosquito netting so that mosquito bites don’t mess up all that good sleep you’ll get.



I'm Tahoe Mountain Sports' web editor and a 6-year Tahoe resident. Yep, I live the life, with a lake view from my desk, lunch breaks on the beach with my dog, and morning powder runs when the snow's good. I ski, snowboard, skate ski, and cross-country ski in winter, and hike, mountain bike, backpack, and lay around on Tahoe's beaches in summer.


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