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The Best Way to Use Your Laptop in Bed

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When you’re on bed rest, having your laptop there with you can help you accomplish work tasks, enjoy a favorite hobby, or connect with your loved ones—but your laptop in bed setup can also make all the difference to how your body feels. We take a look at the best positions for sitting, as well as support options like laptop tables for beds.

Back Support

Back support is absolutely crucial at any time, including when you’re sitting up in bed. Your spine should be properly supported, which can be achieved by ensuring your back is against your headboard or wall. A lumbar pillow placed behind your lower back, along with one placed under your knees, will help to keep you from turning, sliding, or hunching over.

The Right Angle and Height

Whether you’re sitting at a desk or in bed, you’ll want to prevent the kind of repetitive strain that can cause painful carpal tunnel syndrome, as well as relieve any stress on your neck, shoulders, and spine. Your laptop should be positioned to allow your arms and elbows to hang relaxed and close to the body at a 90-degree angle.

In addition to angle, your laptop should be placed on a surface that offers stability. You shouldn’t have to constantly move around to keep your arms or body in the same position. Having a solution that’s specifically designed for this, such as a laptop tray table for a bed, will keep your laptop where it needs to be.

Break Time

As we all know, sitting in front of a laptop can make the time go by very quickly. Before you know it, you’ve been sitting for a few hours without moving and feel stiff all over. Taking frequent stretch breaks will keep muscle cramps away, and you can do them in or out of bed.

Easy Access

When you have to be in bed, it’s important to make sure that everything you need is within as easy reach as possible. The right task lighting will ensure you can see your keyboard and will eliminate the eye strain that can cause you to lean in and lose your healthy posture.

Having plugs nearby to charge your laptop will eliminate the need to reach. The right amount of storage space is also ideal so that you don’t have to go far for water, snacks, and other supplies.

The Solution to Better Posture and Painless Laptop Use

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When it comes to being in bed, comfort is the number one priority. You need to be able to sit comfortably with your laptop on a stable surface. You also need the right lighting and charging ports and storage nearby.

The atHand® Overbed Table System from Integrant, LLC offers the ultimate in convenience and style. This versatile and spacious laptop stand for bed not only provides a sturdy surface with adjustable height but also features one-touch lighting, USB ports and power plugs, and plenty of storage. Learn more by visiting us online or calling (440) 628-9550.