6 reasons to give up working from bed
Work-from-home culture that began due to the pandemic has proved to be a bane and a boon. One of the biggest advantages is that you save time and money on travel, and the disadvantage would be working from your bed. A study reveals that around 80% of youth worked from bed. Here are a few reasons why it is the worst thing to do.
It blurs the line between work and rest
Working from home makes it difficult to separate your work time and relaxation time. A clear space allocation is what you need. Setting up a work table helps you get into the work zone easily and keeps your mind alert toward work. Your bed is your relaxation space, using it for anything other than its original purpose can wreak havoc with your sleep cycles.
Electronic devices damage your quality of sleep
Even if you find it convenient to slump into bed soon after a day's work, it is not the best thing to do. Laptops emit blue light which interfere with our circadian rhythm, thus disrupting the quality of sleep. So next time you are done with your wok, take the time to indulge in some unwinding activities before hitting the bed.
Working from bed affects posture
Working from bed affects our posture. We are never sitting in the best position when in bed. A chair offers you optimal back support, thus making it easier to sit up straight. But this is a problem when working in bed. Due to lack of proper support, you sometimes sit up, you tilt and even lie down. All this might result in back pain.
The habit might take a toll on your productivity
When you start and end your work in the bed, it not only affects your productivity but it brings your energy levels down. If you stay in bed and work, your body and mind will never know when to change gears. So you might stay sleepy and drowsy while working, and while sleeping you might not be able to shut off.
Working from bed also affects personal hygiene
Do you know an enormous amount of dead skin gets released while we sleep? And around one million dust mites consume it. So, if we sit on the bed even during the day, the number grows. which increases the number of bacteria we sit on. A study has revealed that a chimpanzee's bed is cleaner than ours.
Mixing screen time with relationships is not a good idea
Your bed is your comfort area, a place you share with your loved ones. Bringing electronic devices like laptops and mobile phones into this sacred place is bound to affect your relationships. Studies suggest that people who look at mobile phones even for a second while talking to their partner face troubled relationships. This is reason enough to keep that laptop on the desk.