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Ideas for an in bed supine computer setup

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by I wear slippers, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. I wear slippers

    I wear slippers Junior Member

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    I currently have 4 different chairs I use in my living room each with different positions to give my body a change, including standing poistion. Even these 5 different positions make my body cry out after around the 6-8 hour mark. Also none of them are really that comfortable so I have to switch up every 30 mins to 1 hour max.

    I've tried big mid range ergo chairs before but I would still get back pain so it was a huge waste of money. I think changing it up is a much better way.

    It is either my back or my arms which go and once I hit that wall I am unable to sit comfortably any more at all and every position becomes painful.

    Getting some excercise in the day can help prevent this quite a bit but I do still feel it creeping in by the end of the day..

    The lying on my back/or sitting up in bed in bed I feel would give a bigger difference in the seating arrangements to see me through the rest of the day.

    This seems a good thread: http://ask.metafilter.com/145464/How-can-I-use-a-desktop-computer-while-lying-down

    Also the super gorone desk looks like a great idea and not that expensive either.

    I would like to make some diy solution if possible.

    So I'd like to hear ideas of how to make some solution on the cheap of the ideas given in those threads. The gorone is probably better than paying to make it myself since I don't have tools either so making would end up worse and probably more expensive. The gorone is affordable enough. I dont have a laptop though so that would be another extra cost.

    I also saw prism glasses suggested in that thread. I'm thinking maybe have a monitor at the end of the bed on a table and use prism glasses lying down on the bed with mouse and kb on lap.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. ExpressFans

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    I've been using a standing desk + anti-fatigue mat for 14 months now.
    Currently I work 14+ hours/day standing and feel great.

    I would recommend you take a look at your diet. You should not feel so uncomfortable after only 6-8 hours.
    I used to feel exhausted when I was eating junk food + a lot of energy drinks. Been on a very healthy diet + 1 coffee/day, and can work like a beast for 20+ hours.

    Maybe try working on a standing desk full time, taking 10 minute breaks lounging on a couch every 1-2 hours.
     
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    Just get a hammock

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    Or maybe your body is telling you to get up and about more instead of going the opposite direction and trying to get up less....
     
  5. I wear slippers

    I wear slippers Junior Member

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    How dare you accuse me of being an obese slob. My diet is par excellence thank you very much. Wholegrains only, low fat yoghurt, low fat meat, fruits etc etc.

    I was once a fatso and spent several years getting that area in check.

    I said specifically it is my back and my arms which are in pain what would that have to do with diet.

    Standing desk isn't comfortable after a while just like the others. I don't believe you that you can stand for 20 hours. Sounds like you're just trying to sound tough.

    I don't have an anti fatigue mat though, so that is some useful input. That wouldn't solve my aching arms though.

    As for the hammock it's an idea but unfaesible since I rent my apartment and they wouldn't allow me to drill holes.

     
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    You took that the wrong way mate.
    I know that many people who work in IM tend to eat junk food and drink far too many energy drinks.
    When other people have told me they feel constantly tired, it's usually because of the food they're eating. NOT how much of it.
    It doesn't matter if you fat or skinny, if you body doesn't get what it needs, you feel crap.

    I'm not trying to look tough either. I take plenty of breaks in between work. Every hour or so, otherwise I'd just end up killing myself.
    Anti-fatigue mats make a huge difference, hopefully you will see that too if you get one.

    I don't know what to say about your arms, as I can only speak from personal experience.

    Good luck either way.
     
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    Hmm maybe I should try working on a standing desk too since most of the time I work 10-15 hours per day. I feel tired and sleepy already after only 2-3 hours. :19:
     
  8. Ste Fishkin

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    OK rambo don't go mental.

    I had your issues, start weight lifting. Nothing major, 1/2 hours a week every now and then.

    Build up your muscles, your pains are caused by weakness and lack of fitness. You must be very weak if you're in pain from sitting still.
     
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    http://www.thisiswhyimbroke.com/sleeping-desk-stationhttp://www.thisiswhyimbroke.com/sleeping-desk-station

    Cost: less than $60... the girl, bed, laptop, pillow, whatever cost is extra imo :)

    Warning: Don't ever replace the lappy with the desky....
     
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  10. I wear slippers

    I wear slippers Junior Member

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    Not falling for your obvious bait pal.

     
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    I was being serious but if you're going to be a prick then stay in pain, its your back and arm not mine.
     
  12. I wear slippers

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    I did weights for many years. Didnt get much from it. Im also endomorph so build muscles quickly I guess.

    I quit because it is SOOOO boring. I much prefer play a competitive aerobic sport these days. Though currently I only do that once per week. The disadvantage of that is its harder to find fuckers to arrange to play games with.

    Wieghts didnt help these issues tho or maybe it did because I didnt have them when I used to do weights now I think :D but weights are so mind numbing I think the pain of boredom doing weights is about as bad as the pain of my current issues.

    They also took up so much room so I sold them. I was thinking about those stretchy rubber things where you do weights with your own body weight. I only need it for fitness not much for size (that would be a bonus) so wouldnt matter about it 'not being as good as weight'.
     
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    I had the same problem as you, and for me lifting weights solved it!!! If lifting weight doesnt help you I dont know what else will. Trust me I've tried everything and all the solutions are just for temporary relief.
     
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    I've actually thought about this before. I bought myself a pretty comfortable office chair. It took me a while to decide, because I wanted one that I could spin in for hours without throwing up, and still be ultra comfortable.

    However, sometimes a chair just doesn't cut it, and I just work in bed for a while. I always thought a hospital type of suspended desk with wheels that I could pull up from the base of my bed would be the way to go. I never got around to actually doing anything about the idea though.
     
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    I don't think people are trying to be mean to you, I think you're taking it the wrong way and I agree with them. Moving to a laying down position is going to be going in the wrong direction and will cause even more problems for you. Working on your body so that you can sit comfortably is a much better choice.