Watching Movies in Bed is bad for Backs

Back pain is indeed a prevalent issue, and recent research conducted by the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) suggests that using laptops or tablets in bed may contribute to this problem. The study found that a significant portion of the population, up to half of Britons, use electronic devices before falling asleep, with many watching movies or TV shows in bed.

The act of slumping over these devices with unsupported spines can lead to poor sleep quality and discomfort in the back and neck. Tim Hutchful, a chiropractor at the BCA, highlighted that many individuals turn to electronic devices to help them sleep, such as watching films, but this may actually hinder their ability to achieve restful sleep.

To address this issue, the study recommends making bedrooms tech-free zones to improve sleep quality and promote better posture. Experts advise ensuring proper support for the back with pillows and positioning devices at eye level when using them in bed.

By raising awareness about the potential negative effects of using gadgets in bed, individuals can take proactive steps to protect their spinal health and enhance their overall well-being.