How long can you stay in front of the computer?

Philippines
November 22, 2007 3:47am CST
I wonder how long can you be able to stay in front of the computer. Me, the longest I guess is 5 hours, after that... I get headache. I dont know, but there are somewho can stay in front of the computer for 24 hours straight!!!! How about you? How long can you take it? What are your tips to the people who wants to stay long there?
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@nkhanna (925)
• India
23 Nov 07
well i can stay for some 8-10 hours.however i do not sit continously for tihs time period.after every hour i take a 5-10 mins walk.and also in between i drink something which keeps me energetic and refreshing.do you have an eyesight problem.because most the time when people have eye sight problem but they donot go for check ups then looking at screen gives them headache.furthermore never ever sit infornt of computer with dim light.it affects your eyes straight away.wash your eyes in between so as to give them cooling effect.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
23 Nov 07
I too am the same way. In the summer I'll run out to do a little gardening for a few minutes. In the winter I'll take short breaks to sweep snow from my deck etc. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
22 Nov 07
honestly, i could probably sit in front of the computer all day. as long as i had a comfortable chair, and of course an interesting site or people to talk to, i'd be fine. hahah. it's sad, but true.
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• United States
23 Nov 07
Isn't it crazy how technologically-dependent we have become? If someone was there to interact with, then I would be right there as well! The only time I break away from computer is after responding to a few discussions and playing multi-player games. I also use three different messenger to accomodate all of my friends and can hold conversations with up to three at a time before I start becoming confused! lol
• United States
23 Nov 07
yes, it is! i know i'm the same way. i've got aim, yahoo im, and msn. i'm able to talk to multiple people at once - although i rarely do anymore.
@Vivianh (331)
• China
23 Nov 07
I never stay there without any break.The longest is about 10 hours with some break standing up for some drink and lunch.And if not,my eyes will feel awful even for 2 hours.
@mandy_27 (67)
• Australia
23 Nov 07
Hi, I would love to spend up to 5 hours on my computer, but I am flat out being able to spend 2 hours on here. I have a 7 month old baby. she seem to always require my attention when I want to spend time on my computer. If I am really interested in what I am doing I could spend hours doing it. but now a days, I dont have much spare time for doing things for a duration of time.
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@Hrishi86 (676)
• India
23 Nov 07
Believe me I sit in the fromt of computer minimum 6-7hrs daily. I don't have any other work to do. I like to enjoy computer and Internet. I makes too many friends and communicate with messages daily. I think you are older member of mylot. I want to know how much you have earned with this site and give me some tips to earn more and more money. thanks for this discussion.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
23 Nov 07
I am usually on myLot about 10 hours a day on average. But I do other things leaving the desk for a few minutes a lot of times during this time. I don't get a headache but my vision gets blurry and my back starts to bother me. But I have sat here for 8 hours straight playing Poker many a nigh. HAHAHAH!! I have no idea as afr as tips other than to take a rest ever so often for the eyes sake. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@subha12 (18453)
• India
23 Nov 07
Look, for my work i have to stay 8 hrs per day atleast for 5 days. But i move out from it quite often to give my eyes some rest. I have become habituated on being in front of computer for 6-7 hrs but not at a stretch. If you want to stay long, just move out or take a walk every 1 hr or move your eyes every 20 min.
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@chocoboo (82)
• Singapore
23 Nov 07
I think my highest record is around ten hours... My eyes feels so tired after that...
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@youless (94715)
• Guangzhou, China
23 Nov 07
I can stay in front of the computer for a really long time. I remember when I was younger, sometimes I stayed out at night until next day when I was playing the computer games. These happy days won't go back any more:)
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• United States
23 Nov 07
The longest I have stayed in front of a computer was about 9 hours - writing software programs. I think if you are really interested and focused on what you are doing on the computer, the time flies by. I would have been on the computer longer but had to go to the bathroom really bad!
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@joshboz (1214)
• Australia
23 Nov 07
i can stay for 3-4 hours in the computer as long as i am on mylot as well as chatting with friends in face book and yahoo messenger. but i think i can go longer when playing computer games is our topic. the only problem when i stay too long infront of the computer is my migraine is starting to crank my head. good day.
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• India
23 Nov 07
Hi lucky_witch! Before going to work I spend around 2 hours in front of the computer. While at work I check my oficial mails occationally maybe totalling to another 2 hours. After work and before I sleep I use the computer for around 4 hours.
@riveream (111)
• Philippines
23 Nov 07
hi there, lucky_witch! it depends. most of the times, i can stay as long as 6-7 hours. after that, i have a migraine. but sometimes, i can stay for 12-15 hours if i watch a movie using my pc. sometimes, i will have a migraine. sometimes, i don't. it is a complex thing for me because if a watch a movie using my pc for 12-15 hours a day, i rarely get migraines. but if i stay in front of the computer doing research and such above 7 hours, i get the migraines. and my migraines will stay for almost whole day or a half-day which is really disgusting because i cannot even read a book, watch television, tune in to radio, or even hear a loud noise . i think my only tip is that take a break for a least half an hour and let your other sibling-if you have one- parents, relatives and etc... use the pc.
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@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
22 Nov 07
I can't sit/stand for extended periods so I'm always doing other stuff while on the puter. Stuff that requires me to get up and move around, otherwise my back will give out on me.
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• India
22 Nov 07
you know i have been in front of PC for more tahn 17 hrs nonstop when i was playing a game called age of empires
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@httpx0 (302)
• France
22 Nov 07
I can stay more than 10 hours in front of my computer, but I have to take a break every 2 or 3 hours. If you want to stay long there, you've got to take a break often and to relax your eyes, like you close them or you look away. And you have to eat sugar too :) But I don't recommend you to stay that long and I'm sure you have better things to do than to stay more than 5 hours in front of your computer :)
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@devilangelo (4525)
• India
22 Nov 07
hmm . well . i havent really tested myself with how long can i sit in front of the computer .. for the sole reason that .. i dont get much free time .. also . also . nt very mch fond of it .. well . once chatted with my freidn for bout 1 n half hours ..n also .. had some researching to do .. so i wouold say .. the longest i have sat in front of compu .. as yet is around 3 hrs :) .. well .. it all depends on the need ... if u have to sit in front of compu. for some imp. work . then . it could be almost the whole day too :)
@bcote212 (1113)
• United States
22 Nov 07
I actially work in front of a computer so I know that it is many hours per day. Sometimes up to 15 hours a day. Then of course I go home and still check my email, and chat with a few of my online friends. I heard though that it really is not great for your eyes to be in front of the computer for tat long. I usually dont get a headache. But a lot of the times my contact lenses get dried out, and I have to use rewetting drops. It usually gets better thought if I can leave the office on a break and get outside for some fresh air.
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• India
22 Nov 07
I too can stay for 7-8 hours through playing games
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• Canada
22 Nov 07
I can only stay on for about an hour myself , before I get a headache ... I usually get up and move around , or clean or something just to give my eyes a rest ...
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