Using a laptop in bed is often downright uncomfortable. Resting the computer on your lap causes unnecessary strain on your back, neck, and shoulder as you hunch forward to view the screen that is often too low. Lighting is rarely perfect for computing in the bedroom. Poor lighting coupled with limited screen adjustability make laptop users squint to try and limit screen glare. Laptops tend to get hot. Using a hot laptop directly on your lap is not good for the sensitive areas of your body. Prolonged exposure to hot laptops has been shown to facilitate cancer development and can even lead to burns or “toasted leg syndrome.” Connecting laptops to wireless internet, blue tooth devices, and other wireless accessories requires some degree of radiation. Radiation is rarely beneficial to humans and prolonged exposure to laptop radiation has been show to facilitate disease onset including cancer. Using a laptop in bed is often uncomfortable and unhealthy; but everyone appreciates the convenience of being able to compute, work, and socialize with a laptop in relaxed settings such as the bedroom. Using a simple ergonomic laptop riser in bed is a great way to reap the convenience of laptop portability while minimizing discomfort and health detriments previously outlined.
Using a laptop tray to hold your laptop in bed has several benefits. First, it will raise your laptop off your lap. Increased distance is the best way to decrease the detrimental effects of laptop heat and radiation. The simplest of all lap desks will elevate your laptop screen to some extent, which will make it more comfortable to compute. To have the maximum health and comfort benefits, it is advisable to use an ergonomic laptop riser while computing in bed. Most ergonomic laptop stands are designed to improve your posture, health, and comfort while computing. An ergonomic laptop tray is adjustable in height and angle. The height adjustability allows maximum distance between your lap and the laptop, equating to the lowest detrimental effect of the laptop’s heat and radiation. Having a laptop tray that is adjustable in angle makes it much easier to elevate screens to eye level and to decrease laptop screen glare.