Stay Ahead Get Headache !
January 4, 2009 11:55pm CST
I'm almost get headache when using a PC for several time of period. But i must complete my job before the deadline. I'm keep wondering why some people can stay a longer time in front of PC with a less problem. How long you can stay in front of PC?
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5 Jan 09
Not as long as I used to. And boy if I stayed for several hours at one time on the computer, I did indeed get a headache. I don't know if it was because of staring at the screen and not giving my eyes a break, or because my posture was bad, thus causing my neck to tense and get a headache that way.
5 Jan 09
very long, I spend a good deal of my day in front of a monitor, it's part of my job -- I'm an applications programmer, then when I get home -- usually a bit after dinner -- I use the computer a bit more. Here's what works for me; 1) Your monitor needs to be LCD, so that it doesn't flicker as much as a CRT, and get one that is big enough so that you don't have to squint to read the text. Matte finish is better, so that the room lighting doesn't reflect on the monitor. Calibrate it as well so that you won't have to be drowned by the whiteness. 2) Good chair, your back needs to be properly supported. It needs to be adjustable too (height), so that your wrist don't have be in an awkward position when typing, lest you get CTS (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome). 3) Get an indoor plant, so that you can take a look at something green from time to time. 4) Drink lots and lots of water every now and then, don't put a mug on your table, make sure you have to stand up and walk to the water-cooler, it's good exercise -- and a good excuse to get away from the monitor every now and then. 5) Good ambient light (the room light), and more importantly good direct light (light from your study lamp). Hope this helps you. Thanks