Most hammocks are made for single or double occupancy. Single hammocks are typically 4 to 5 feet wide, whereas double hammocks are at least 5 and generally 6 feet wide.
Most people prefer double hammocks even if they’re camping solo because it’s just more comfortable to have that extra space to move around in instead of being cocooned into a tighter, smaller area. Considering that hammock experts suggest that you should sleep in a diagonal position to alleviate any pressure on your low back, wider hammocks are undeniably a better choice. Furthermore, some hammocks are made with asymmetrical shapes for optimal comfort, such as the Hennessy Hammock.
Now that we established that a double hammock is the way to go, the only other thing you should do is to check the actual size of your cocoon. Sizes can vary drastically from brand to brand, with hammocks such as Bear Butt offering as much as 10 by 6 feet of lounging or sleeping space.