Watching Movies in Bed is bad for Backs

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Dec 03, 2014

Back pain is one of the most common medical complaints nowadays. It can occur for variety of circumstances. A recent study has blamed watching movies in bed on a laptop or tablet for bad backs.

bad backA study conducted by the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) found that as many as half of Britons use the gadgets before dropping off to sleep. Besides, three-fifths also watch TV in bed and eight in 10 of those spend up to four hours glued to the screen. It was found that slumping over tiny screens with unsupported spines is the reason behind poor sleep and back/neck pain in many.

According to Tim Hutchful, a chiropractor at the BCA, 48 per cent of people can't sleep and many of his patients will resort to a laptop or a mobile phone to help them sleep, for example to watch a film, but this could further prevent them from sleeping.

The study warns that using gadgets in bed can make discomforting for you. It urges to make bedrooms tech free zones to improve sleep quality and better posture. The experts involved in the study suggest that when using gadgets in bed, you must make sure that the back is supported with a pillow and the device is at eye level.



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