Computer Headaches

@joyadalia (1409)
Philippines
August 13, 2008 8:38am CST
Do you get headaches after using the computer for long hours? Me and my sister-in-law get headaches after using the computers in one particular internet cafe. But I work in a computer where we sit at the desk with a computer for about 8 hours. After work, I work on my laptop for my online jobs. Today, I worked from 6AM to 2PM then typed on my laptop from 3PM to 8PM but didn't get headaches. Now, I'm back online ;O) And still I have no headaches.
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@lixiaos77 (1030)
• Shijiazhuang, China
13 Aug 08
If you change your screen to liquid crystal screen, I believe you headache will be relieved. Or you can use laptop. I ever suffured headache becouse of the common PC screen. It can send off high frequency sound that hurt our ears. When I change it to a LCD, I never suffer headache again.
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@joyadalia (1409)
• Philippines
13 Aug 08
The screen in that place is LCD. And I use my laptop most of the time, though.
@dagda24 (367)
13 Aug 08
If you were experiencing the headaches at all computers I'd suggest getting your eyes checked but as it's just at this internet cafe it may be something to do with the lighting. If they have strip lighting some people find this gives them headaches. Alternatively the brightness or contrast might be set differently on the monitors which may be a cause of it.
@joyadalia (1409)
• Philippines
13 Aug 08
Yes, it's just this particular internet place. I sit in front of my computer at work for 8 hours and at home for some hours but don't get headaches ;O) I'm wearing glasses and they're new again (my 20th pair) ;O) It must be the lighting plus the smell. It is a printing shop and internet shop and food shop. Maybe the odors get mixed and add to the headaches.
• United Kingdom
21 Oct 08
I used to a while back but they seem to have disappeared now. I now have the irritation of sore eyes! I sit in front of the computer screen for hours and my eyes really start to ache after a while. That's amazing how you manage a full time job as well as working online. How do you do this? That must really affect your eyes. You are lucky anyway that you don't get headaches. I guess that you can spend even more time on the computer and not have to worry. Andrew
28 Aug 08
Ergonomics counts a lot when doing something for longer periods of time. Have you ever tried working in the ricefields? They say planting rice is never fun and its true. When you work, sit in an upright position, feet planted on the floor and and arms should be comfortable enough to perform. Also, have at least a back support for your spines. By the way, the height of the monitor should be at least on the eye level so as not to strain your shoulders.