Frequently Asked Questions
Can a hammock replace a bed?
Indoor Hammocks are becoming increasingly popular for sleepers looking to switch from traditional bedding. Indoor hammocks are the preferred choice for inhabitants of many tropical regions, and the gentle rocking motion is great at helping you to get to sleep. Hammocks can reduce some of the pressure placed on key areas around your body.
However, some studies have shown continually sleeping in a hammock can have an impact on your sleep quality over time. Whilst it is possible to replace your bed with an indoor hammock, it’s probably best to have the indoor hammock for an afternoon siesta in the lounge and keep your bed for the longer sleeps.
How long do indoor hammocks last?
When taken care of properly, expect many years of reliable service from your indoor hammock. From its positioning out of the elements, an indoor hammock will not be subject to the same conditions as its outdoor siblings.
Hammocks made with cotton should be protected from moisture where possible and stored dry when not in use. Indoor hammocks should be set up away from dark, damp areas which can cause mould and other forms of rot to occur on the material, which will wear it away.
Make sure your indoor hammock is properly assembled when you are setting it up, and it has plenty of space for gentle rocking motions.
Do I need to give my hammock any special care?
If you're like most people, you probably don't give your hammock much thought once you've hung it up. But if you want it to last, there are a few things you should keep in mind:
- Keep your hammock indoors on bad weather days
- Clean it regularly with a gentle soap and water
What’s the difference between a spread bar hammock and a standard hammock?
When it comes to hammocks, there are two main types: spreader bar hammocks and standard hammocks. Both have their own unique benefits that make them ideal for different situations. Here’s a quick rundown of the key differences between these two types of hammocks:
Spreader Bar Hammocks
- As the name suggests, spreader bar hammocks have bars at either end that help to keep the fabric spread out. This gives you more room to move around and makes it easier to get in and out of the hammock.
- Spreader bar hammocks are generally more comfortable than standard hammocks since they don’t wrap around your body as much. This can be a plus if you tend to get claustrophobic or if you just prefer a little more space.
- On the downside, spreader bar hammocks are not as portable as standard hammocks since they’re usually larger and heavier. They also require more setup time since you have to attach the bars to the hammock.
- Standard hammocks are the traditional type of hammock that most people think of when they hear the word “hammock.” They consist of a piece of fabric that is draped over two points (usually trees) and held in place by ropes or straps.
- Standard hammocks are typically smaller and lighter than spreader bar hammocks, making them more portable. They’re also easier to set up since you don’t have to deal with attaching any bars.
- The downside of standard hammocks is that they can be less comfortable than spreader bar hammocks since they wrap around your body more. They also tend to be less stable, so you may find yourself rolling out of them if you don’t stay in the centre.
So, which type of hammock is right for you? It really depends on your needs and preferences. If you want a more comfortable hammock that’s easy to get in and out of, a spreader bar hammock is a good choice. If you prefer a lighter, more portable hammock that’s quick and easy to set up, a standard hammock is a better option.
Can indoor hammocks be used outside?
In general, indoor hammocks can be used outside in good weather conditions. Indoor hammocks boast similar features to outdoor hammocks, but often with added decoration to help blend with interior décor. Disassembling and reassembling your indoor hammock to an outdoor area can be a hassle, but for those with the patience and space to move their hammock, it will be more than up to the task.
Keep in mind that indoor hammocks will require special attention to be kept away from moisture and other elements when outside to preserve the condition. Remember to store your hammock bank indoors when you are finished using it.
Do you ship Australia-wide?
Yes – we provide free shipping to most metropolitan areas across Australia. To see if your postcode is eligible for free shipping, check out our shipping guide here.
Before you purchase your next hammock from one of our competitors, make sure that you check out their postage costs to your destination. Hammocks are heavy and expensive to ship. At My Hammocks, we include free postage to all eligible locations, meaning you won’t need to worry about additional shipping and handling fees at check out.
Unfortunately at this stage, we are not able to offer international shipping. Keep an eye on our website and social pages to find out more about updates to shipping destinations.