Do you ever have those days when you just want to crawl into bed and sleep for hours? Yeah us, too. But one Reddit user wants nothing to do with a mattress because he/she finds sleeping in a hammock every night "glorious."
Sykoknot, who sleeps on a Trek Light Gear model, felt so passionately about this, he/she decided to conduct an “ask me anything,” where users participate in a Q&A about a post, which currently has more than 643 comments that, surprisingly, are mostly serious questions about the benefits of the sling.
The user lists numerous advantages like alleviation of back problems, ability to sleep deeper and increased learning and concentration. Sykoknot was challenged by a fellow Reddit user, who demanded proof of these conclusions. Sykoknot, who clearly has done research, was quick to provide it with a NPR transripton of 2011 interview with Dr. Michel Muhlethaler who found that the swaying of a hammock lulls the brain into a deeper sleep.
Sykoknot also gave tips and tricks regarding the right way to sleep on a hammock to get the full benefits and provided a diagram. "I sleep on my stomach often,” the user wrote. "Sleeping on [the hammock] properly is key. You lay on an angle across the center line which creates a flat surface for your body.”
When the questions of couples sharing a sling together, Sykoknot said that though he/she has a Murphy Bed for company, when it comes to "sexy times" hammocks are like an "aphrodisiac to women." And that comment lead to talks of Hammock Sutra, naturally.
Click through our slideshow to see some photos of hammocks and let us know, do you sleep on one?
This hammock strung out in a shady spot beneath a tree provides a cool and comfy place for an afternoon nap. Photo by <a href="http://shabbychictreasures.blogspot.com/2012/04/shabby-backyard-hammock.html" target="_hplink">Olivia Parazine of Olivia's Romantic Home</a>
Suspended between two trees, this colorful hammock makes for a relaxing place to read a book. Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/owlhere/470295803/sizes/z/in/photostream/" target="_hplink">owlhere</a>
The roomy deck in this backyard is given a new focus with a simple but fun hammock that's perfect for lounging. Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/pedalfreak/3627111338/sizes/z/in/photostream/" target="_hplink">PedalFreak</a>
Stripe Hammock, $59.99, from <a href="http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?SKU=17688952" target="_hplink">Bed Bath & Beyond</a>.
We're completely taken by this secluded spot where a large net hammock is stretched out next to a pond. Talk about a truly relaxing haven! Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mathewingram/20624048/sizes/z/in/photostream/" target="_hplink">mathewingram</a>
A simple hammock and views of a neighboring house's teal rooftop provide this wooden balcony with a tropical atmosphere. Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/skvidal/474199171/sizes/z/in/photostream/" target="_hplink">skvidal</a>
A hammock hung just beneath a cabin-style wooden deck makes for a cozy spot for an afternoon nap. Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/timtimes/2627934397/sizes/z/in/photostream/" target="_hplink">thetimchannel</a>
Pawleys Island Textiline Rope Hammock
Pawleys Island Textiline Rope Hammock, $49, from <a href="http://www.homedepot.com/Outdoors-Patio-Furniture-Hammocks-Swings-Rope-Hammocks/h_d1/N-5yc1vZbxaw/R-100596175/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&storeId=10051" target="_hplink">The Home Depot</a>.
An elevated terrace is readily outfitted with a large, comfy hammock for enjoying views of the treetop scenery just beyond. Flickr photo by <a href="jscatty" target="_hplink">jscatty</a>
Green Stripe Hammock
Green Stripe Hammock, $119, from <a href="http://www.worldmarket.com/product/index.jsp?productId=10803415" target="_hplink">Cost Plus World Market</a>.
There's something absolutely inviting about this roomy hammock that makes us want to sprawl out on top of it for an afternoon. Photo by <a href="http://www.authentichomeblog.com/backyard-and-garden-art/" target="_hplink">Kathy Banak of Authentic Home</a>
Garden Treasures Polyester Rope Hammock
Garden Treasures Polyester Rope Hammock, $79.88, from <a href="http://www.lowes.com/pd_15694-35111-PC-13GCGP_4294730939_4294937087_?productId=3461744&Ns=p_product_qty_sales_dollar|1&pl=1¤tURL=%2Fpl_Hammocks%2BHammock%2BStands_4294730939_4294937087_?Ns%3Dp_product_qty_sales_dollar%7C1&facetInfo=" target="_hplink">Lowe's</a>.
Instead of the backyard, this homeowner decided to add a place for lounging on their front porch by putting up a simple hammock. Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/eskene/3697959235/sizes/z/in/photostream/" target="_hplink">e skene</a>
Nestled between big trees and shielded by foliage, this quiet spot hung with a hammock makes for a perfectly relaxing hideout. Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/livinginmonrovia/2474781632/sizes/z/in/photostream/" target="_hplink">Living In Monrovia</a>
This large red-and-white-striped hammock brings a cheery touch to a small patio. Photo from <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/89739456/red-cotton-hammock-from-guatemala?ref=sr_gallery_16&ga_search_query=hammock&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_page=2&ga_search_type=handmade" target="_hplink">Etsy</a>
We're dreaming of laying down in this hammock and enjoying the dusk scenery from this serene spot right about now. Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/fivefurlongs/3827691372/" target="_hplink">Five Furlongs</a>