Working from home has become increasingly more popular over the past year or so, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The idea behind working in your bed seems like a good one on paper. This can escalate into something far more drastically bad. however.

In this article, we’re going to take a look at why you should keep the electronic devices away from your bed, and why you should opt for working in a different space, if possible.

To put it quite simply, your bed should only be used for sleeping and being intimate with someone. Using electronic devices such as laptops and phones in bed, disrupts your circadian rhythm, meaning that the bright lights from your devices are tricking your brain into thinking that its actually daytime, when it should in fact be night time.

In theory, you should be working at a desk, as this separates you from your bed. Unfortunately, you might think your brain understands that you can work from your bed, and you might be able to pull it off for a few days, but after that, your sleep quality will steadily decline.

If you’re also spending longer in your bed, you’ll find that your bed is less hygienic than it should be. As human beings, we shed skin cells all of the time, so the longer you stay in your bed, the more skin cells you shed and the dirtier your bed ultimately gets.

Starting your work day from your pyjamas is a recipe for disaster. Make sure to get dressed before heading to your laptop/computer and doing work. You should reserve comfortable clothes for relaxing and not working.

Lastly, make sure to stick to a routine that’ll guide you away from your bed. If you stick tot that, then you should be golden.