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Can Working in Bed Be a Bad Thing?

August 30, 2017

Our short answer? One massive “yes” to that. Working in bed is setting yourself up to fail. Here’s why:

1. Your focus will need to be leashed because it’ll most certainly run off

Sitting in bed with your materials for work might begin as the best idea you’ve ever had, but without warning pen and paper turns to chips and salsa, maybe even a YouTube tutorial on making the ultimate dip, and then somehow you’ve passed out for 20 minutes in crumbs and spicy condiments.

It might be beneficial to avoid the unnecessary calories and bedsheet stains.

2. You’ll have to say “sayonara” to your productivity because it’s headed out the window

Your attention and your productivity will be hijacked by your comfortable environment. Naturally, we strategize better when blood flow is being circulated to our brains by movement. This can’t happen when we’re laying down for extended periods of time. Without that needed current, not a single thing will be finished properly.

And no, frequent trips to the bathroom do not count.

3. Counting sheep may be all you’ve got left

We associate physical things with feelings, memories, and actions. If looking at your bed makes you think about working on reports, studying for finals, or anything else relative to this you may never get a good 8 hour snooze under your own covers again.

We swear by this. Even with turning the lights out and hitting the pillow, your thoughts of work will make a sleepover of it. Your best bet? Designate your bed for Zs, build a workspace that works, and leave it at that.


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