I had the same problem the first time I tried laying in a hammock. Please try laying at a diagonal angle, not laying straight inside of it. If you lay directly in the middle it will cocoon you. The hammock should not be pulled tight. You should have a little bit of slack in it so you can get in and out. Try this and let me know how it goes. Thank you for being a customer and supporting our family business. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions at any time.