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We all sleep and we all dream. Some nights it is easier to fall asleep. Other nights it’s a battle. After having some trouble with sleeping these past couple of weeks. I decided to do some research.
This week we have been celebrating the art of quality sleep with Hyland’s Homeopathic! Today is the last day of their 5-Day Sleep Challenge! We were happy to participate in the event because as hammock advocates we know the importance of good sleep! A lucky contestant in the 5 Day Sleep Challenge will win a DoubleNest and Atlas Straps! Let’s take a look as what we learned this week, along with some hammock pro tips of course.   Day 1 “What is keeping you from embracing your new bedtime? Tell us what is keeping you up tonight.” What we learned: It’s important to identify what keeps you up and makes you reluctant to go to sleep. Is it caffeine? Is it your blood sugar? Is it a mental block? Whatever it is, the first step to a better sleep is singling out what keeps you from it Hammock Pro Tip:  Research suggests that the ever so slight swaying motion of lying in a hammock lulls the brain into a deeper sleep by synchronizing our brain waves.   Day 2 “Create a calming sleep ritual” What we learned: Make your bed time a ritual. Don’t eat so close to when you...
Although we’ve been saying for a long time how great a night’s sleep is in your ENO hammock, a great night’s sleep may also be the key for a healthy kid! In fact, in a recent Huffington Post article, Children’s Sleep: Time For A Wake-Up Call, sleep deprivation in teenagers can be “every bit the public menace that cigarette smoking is.” According to sleep researchers, catching those Zzz is essential for sustaining focus, concentration and attention, and the result of not getting enough shut eye (9 hours for teenagers, and 8 hours for adults on average) can be as scary as a syndrome that looks like schizophrenia. Suggestions to counteract the epidemic of sleep deprivation include starting High School later (around 8.45 am – 9am). But, as a starting point, you could start sleeping in a hammock. According to CBS San Francisco, Swiss researchers who studied the brainwaves of twelve healthy adults as they napped on a stationary bed or a hammock claimed that those on the hammocks fell asleep faster, deeper and woke up feeling refreshed. In science talk, it is because “Rocking also induces a sustained boosting of slow oscillations and spindle activity. It is proposed that sensory...

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