How to Lay in a Hammock

Laying in a hammock may sound simple but each person must realize that they have to find the right position and proper weight distribution to achieve maximum comfort and relaxation.

Difference with a Wide and Normal Hammock

For wide hammocks, such as the Mayan types, all you really need to do is lie in the center especially for sleeping.


For non-wide types, such as the ENO (Eagle’s Nest Outfitters) hammocks, most people lay in a slight diagonal position (head positioned to the right while legs positioned to the left and vice versa) which allows better distribution to gain complete support for your back, hips, legs, and head.  Lying this way enables you and other users on hammocks to ultimately relax and have a good night sleep.


For visual reference, check out this funny yet valuable source of info… courtesy of YouTube!
The hammock they are using is an ENO.  Very versatile especially for camping!