A lot of people are now working from home for the first time thanks to COVID-19, and many may be tempted do all their work from the comfort of their bed, but while it sounds great, it really isn’t the best idea.
According to experts, working from your bed can cause you a whole host of problems, including:
- It’s bad for your brain–Dr. Sophie Bostock says your brain needs to be able to separate work from sleep. She says it’s important your brain associates your bed only with sleep and intimacy, and not let work “intrude” on that. Also, setting up a dedicated home work space and not working in your pajamas will better help you transition to “work mode.”
- You’ll be less productive– First, there’s a better chance of you nodding off in the middle of the day if you’re in bed. Plus, when it’s finally time to go to bed there’s a good chance you’ll have a hard time not thinking about work.
- Dark rooms are not conducive to work– Being exposed to daylight is a good mood booster, so working near a window will help keep your energy up.
- It’s bad for your back– Reclining on a bed while at a computer can result in back pain, which will make sleep harder. It’s ideal to try and set up a work-space where you can sit upright, similar to what you’d have if you were at the office.