Bad effect on back posture
With a bed with a soft and smooth mattress, most of us will choose to lie on our stomach, stretch out to work. In the long run, this habit can cause you pain in the whole body, especially in the neck, back and hips.
According to Susan Hallbeck, PhD, Mayo Clinic Health Care Systems Engineering Director, emphasizes that just because you don’t feel stressed right now doesn’t mean the negative effects aren’t happening. By the time the pain comes, it’s probably too late to stop the problem, the most dangerous of which is permanent back stiffness, arthritis.
Impact on work productivity
One survey noted that 72% of respondents admitted to working in bed, and these people were more likely to have sleep problems due to anxiety and stress.
It is also because of poor quality sleep that lowers body energy as well as reduced work productivity. And maybe you are tempted by the soft bed, you will stagnate at work and sometimes don’t even complete the work assigned by your boss. Especially, if your bedroom has a dark space, you also easily feel tired. This shows that, when working in bed, you will not be able to concentrate on work, it will distract you from too many things.
Brain disorders and your way of sleeping
You know, our brains are wired to connect the bed with the concept of rest and relaxation. Sleep expert Rachel Salas says that when you work where you sleep, your mind starts to associate that space with activities instead of rest. Confusion can throw you out of your normal sleep routine and cause insomnia or circadian rhythm disturbances.
In addition, using electronic devices in bed can also cause health problems. Exposure to blue light at night suppresses the secretion of melatonin, also known as the sleep hormone, which affects our natural body clock.
The bed is a hiding place for bacteria
Working in bed will make you messy, sometimes even taking advantage of eating right in bed. This will inadvertently make your bed unsanitary. According to a study by sleep experts, a mattress or bed that hasn’t been washed for four weeks has 4 times more bacteria than a pet food bowl.
According to the study of bacterial samples from the bed, the results showed that they were dirtier than the bathroom. A 1-week-old pillowcase has 17.000 times more colony-forming units per square inch than a toilet seat. A 1-week-old bed sheet has 24.000 times more bacteria than a bathroom doorknob. Therefore, if you work in bed, it will be a good condition for bacteria to enter.
Affect your relationship with your partner
In research on distractions from cell phones when with a partner, the results show that they have the ability to indirectly affect relationship satisfaction and distress. The same goes for other electronic devices like laptops used for work.
That is, most of the human brain thinks of the bed as a place to rest, confide, and share everything with your partner. Working in bed while your lover is there with you can make your partner feel ignored and disrespected. One of the reasons leading to the breakup of many couples is that they don’t care about each other, the other person is so busy at work that he forgets to have someone lying next to him.