A Camping Hammock-Tent for Side Sleeping

Does anybody ever try a hammock tent for camping? I can't sleep on my back because of apnea, so I don't know if a hammock tent would work for a side sleeper.

I am going to be testing this one out this weekend. I will let you know how it goes. WintMing Hammock with Mosquito Net and Rain Fly Cover 3 in 1 Camping Hammock Tent 440lbs Load https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XGFLJ58/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_K441E1P92V5M0MKF16QB?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
tell me how it goes-so cheap!
Hammocks are almost always curved (quite obvious) so side sleeping is almost impossible unless you wanna wake up with a hernia, and also when laying in a hammock, cold wind will do its best to blow underneath you, and around more or less. Unless you sleep in a tropical rainforest it will be fresh… therefore a good inflatable mattress will do. I have a Sea to Summit Etherlite (10 cm thick) because I am a side-sleeper, and it's very comfortable and warm and super lightweight and comes with a pump sack, so no need to blow it up by mouth, hence no microbes and fungi inside the mattress and therefore it stays warmer because of dry air inside the mattress. That's how I spend overnights…
Poor Marcel! You must have always mistakenly lain in line with the hammock. To lay flat, lay sideways in a diagonal position, so the supports are on either side of you instead of in line with you.
Yes man, I didn't read the manual.
Do you sleep on the side? If so, you can also head for a Sea to summit ether light XT floor mattress. It's 10 inches thick and super easy to inflate. This is what I have and for me who only sleeps on the side is the best. I'm sleeping so good
I only use hammock tents because I can't sleep well on the ground. It is difficult to side-sleep in the average hammock but it can be done if the hammock is slack and you assume a fetal position. One thing to keep in mind is that being on your back in a hammock is more like laying back in a recliner than laying on a mattress. If you can sleep in a recliner you can sleep in a hammock.
Lots of people side sleep very comfortably in hammocks, laying diagonally is key... it’s a myth that you can only sleep on your back in a hammock
Hennessy Hammock. Best in the game. I originally got one just to have options for shelter depending on where and how far I was travelling. They are so versatile and pack down nice and small 👍
I have a Hennessy and love it.
Love mine. A good gathered-end hammock works fine for side-lying. Dutchware chameleon or warbonnet blackbird.
I sleep on my side most of the time, hammock or not. My hammock opens up new positions that a flatbed requires extra pillows for, & no particular position is required. Mine is a Blackbird from WarbonnetOutdoors.com. I'm 5'8", 180#, & got the standard cut Blackbird (not the Extra Long Cut (XLC)) with standard weight material (not the heavy-duty material), with the double bottom layer to prevent mosquitoes biting through. It is luxuriously comfortable, works great, & takes only seconds to hang. I even made a lightweight collapsible bipod from 2 collapsible shower rods to act as substitute support when 2 posts/trees are not convenient. (I actually made 2 bipods & tested them with no posts/trees at all.) It only requires an extension strap to reach something to tie down to.
I use for side sleeping the hammock from Exped Ergo. But they stooped making them. There is a Norwegian brand called "Amok equipment" which is a more upgraded design than mine.
Will you be using it mostly as a hammock or as a tent? How long are your trips? If you end up being in places without trees, for weeks or months, the hammock tents tend to be way bigger and heavier than regular tent - it gets old real fast if used as a tent regularly which will require a mat for comfort and warmth. I turned my hammock tent in for a traditional UL tent because of this
I have an ultralight tent. I was thinking of a hammock to maybe do double duty of shelter plus something to just hanging out in and read, not only on a trip.
If u don't need the hammock as your main "housing" to protect you from the weather, Sea to Summit makes a UL hammock that weighs 5.4 ounces (153g). I carry it with me around the world as an addition to my tent
Thinking on a tangent. I have apnea and camp. I can now sleep on my back or side. Do you have a CPAP or BiPAP? There are lots of travel CPAP machines on the market like this one (https://www.resmed.com/en-us/sleep-apnea/cpap-parts-support/sleep-apnea-full-products-list/cpap-machines/airmini-portable-cpap/) and there is a wealth of advice on camping with sleep apnea. I have central apnea and need a BiPAP machine, and have yet to see a travel version, which means I haul around the BiPAP and a large battery bank when I camp. If you are not using either, then see a doctor about getting what you need. Sleep apnea is not just an inconvenience, it can lead to major health problems. Apnea can in most cases be easily alleviated with a CPAP. Then you can sleep however you want.