I have to use a cot in a tent. A hammock would have been nicer in my younger years when my body wasn't so beaten up. It would be a great thing to have if you're an avid hiker and decide to stay out or get stuck out somewhere.
Week before last I slept in a 2-person hammock tent for the first time...it was the longest night of my life. I sleep on my side and it was unbearably uncomfortable. I'm 53 too...just too old for that. It may be fine for others...just not me.