An aching back is a real pain. And yes, Joint Renew Review when I climbed out of my hammock this morning I did not have any! Another restful night! Another pain free morning! How does it get any better than this?
The back pain thing for me seems to have been a culmination of sporting incidents, auto accidents, and construction mishaps, all compounded by stress. The hammock solution started during a trip many years ago up the Amazon River, a murky humid wonder of a place where we all slept on deck in ragged old hammocks. We got partial relief from the ferocity of the insect world using old insect netting jammed up as well as we could do it and spread over the hammock. Never slept better!
In the course of travel up through Central America and into Mexico, I found that every region had its own distinctive hammock style. In the rural areas, and also in the more relaxed urban areas, hammocks are still in wide use in beds. When I got back to the States I had brought a couple with me, and, out of nostalgia, strung them up for bed use. How sweet it was!
But life goes on. A guy meets a girl. And things build and develop. Then the next thing you know, the old married guy is sleeping in a king size bed with all those darn pillows and shams, and all this other paraphernalia that seems to be required in that environment, including, alas, that old familiar pain in the lower back that seems to be exacerbated by the tossing and turning on Terra firma. This went on and on for years.