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How Working in Bed Can Affect Your Productivity

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Sleep Hygiene, Sleep Tips

We are all more than familiar with the term “work from home” and we know how tempting it can be to reach for your laptop and conduct your business from the comfort of your bed.

But what happens when your office is based in your bedroom and the line between work and sleep becomes blurred?

Why You Should Avoid Working in Bed

Working and studying from bed may have its benefits. For example, if you’re quarantined in a busy household, your bedroom can provide some much-needed solitude and space to focus.

However, working from bed can also come with a number of disadvantages; mainly it makes us less productive, is bad for our posture and – crucially – impacts our sleep. 

So unless you leave home to go to a coffee shop or the shops, working from home can mean it’s tough to separate work from your regular life because you are relaxing and working in the same place.

It’s easy to start mixing the two, but unless you are careful to maintain boundaries, you may start to feel like you’re always at work and losing a place to come home to.

If you live in a busy shared house and working in the bedroom is your only option, follow our top 5 tips to make the most out of your bedroom office.

  • Sit at a desk and try to keep your screen in your direct eye line so you don’t have to move your neck. Also ensure your wrists are straight while working and your monitor is roughly arm’s length away from your body.
  • Let the light in. It’s important during quarantine to make sure you’re getting enough vitamin D. Therefore, let any natural light in where possible. If you can place your desk next to a window, even better.
  • Take regular breaks. Schedule in walks, runs, or general sit downs outside to make sure you’re getting enough fresh air and a regular change of scene.
  • Tidy up. This may seem tedious when deadlines are looming, however it’s important to make sure your bedroom is clean if you’re going to be working in it.
  • Get dressed. We all know a day in our pyjamas is tempting, however, always try to get dressed, even if you’re not planning on leaving your bedroom. This will help you feel more awake and productive before a full day’s work.

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