Students and Their Hammocks

May 20 - Time is on your side

Hammocks nowadays are booming in popularity especially with university students who always look for new ways to hang out and chill. Many students say that hanging out in hammocks provide them a calming escape since they are able to spend more time outside and enjoy nature. It also gives them an advantage on not having to go back and fro to their dorms just to take a nap during their free time especially on examination days when sleep is usually deprived. Hammocking allows students to set up wherever they want and wherever they find comfortable to study in. It is a great place to get class readings done as long as you don’t mind taking in naps in between which is most likely to happen.

During exams,endless school works, endless studying and revisions and the never ending pressure of college, hammocks can provide an avenue of a wonderful retreat to the college students who seems to be overwhelmed by the stress in college. Hammocking can provide some much-needed downtime in between classes to students given that the students have free time on their schedule. All that there is to do is to find some peaceful place where no one would disturb and where you can tie the hammock to be able to finally have some relaxing time alone or together with college friends who wish to have some peaceful time.

In a 2011 study conducted by Michel Muhlethaler on the use of hammocks , sleep and brainwaves, He found out that those who use hammocks experience various health benefit. According to him, the rocking movements of the hammock can actually help synchronize the brainwaves which leads to a deeper sleep which eventually leads to improved mood. With deeper sleep, sharper mental performance and improved memory can result. By using hammock as a resting place, not only it contributes to deep sleep but as well as to faster sleep onset which is seen as a possible cure for those who experience insomnia.

Hammocks are extremely portable and lightweight which makes it easy to carry around your bag and to set it up anywhere you like. Students choose from many kinds of chairs for their own living spaces with the thinking that it will perfect posture and fix back problems. Sitting on a chair can develop uncomfortable pressure points which is why hammock is recommended especially for long hours of must-read and never ending readings. The only problem is the lack of space to spread out your books and papers. Hammocks are most likely ideal to reading or peaceful resting.