12/01/2021, 7:39 PM
The work from home culture that began due to the pandemic has proven to be a blessing and a curse.
One of the greatest benefits is that it saves you time and money while traveling, and the downside would be to work from your bed.
One study shows that around 80% of teenagers worked from bed.
Here are a couple of reasons why it’s the worst.
It blurs the line between work and rest
Working from home makes it difficult to separate work time and rest time.
A clear floor plan is what you need. Setting up a work table will help you get into the work area easily and keep your mind alert on the work.
Your bed is your relaxation space. Using it for any purpose other than its original purpose can mess up your sleep cycle.
Electronic devices affect the quality of your sleep
Even if you find it convenient to get to bed soon after a day at work, this isn’t the best.
Laptops emit blue light that disrupts our circadian rhythm and thus disrupts the quality of sleep.
So the next time you’re done with your wok, take the time to do some relaxing activities before you go to bed.
Working from bed affects posture
Working from bed affects our posture. We never sit in the best position in bed.
A chair offers you optimal back support and thus makes it easier to sit up straight. However, this is a problem when working in bed.
Due to a lack of support, one sometimes sits up, leans, and even lies down.
All of these can lead to back pain.
The habit could affect your productivity
Starting and finishing your job in bed not only affects your productivity but also lowers your energy levels.
When you stay in bed and work, your body and mind will never know when to switch gears.
This can keep you drowsy and sleepy while you work and may not switch off while you sleep.
Working from bed also has an impact on personal hygiene
Do you know that an enormous amount of dead skin is released during sleep? And around a million house dust mites eat it.
So if we sit on the bed during the day too, the number grows. which increases the number of bacteria we sit on.
One study found that a chimpanzee’s bed is cleaner than ours.