Headaches from computers
Spending long hours in front of a screen for work, gaming, or remote learning takes a toll on your eyes and may result in painful headaches.
The problem is that there are too many options to choose from when it comes to eye strain relief. You have blue light blocking glasses, brightness settings, anti-glare screens, and more…
We’ve researched, so you don’t have to. Here are several ways you can manage computer screen headaches at home or the office.
Computer screen headaches
Causes of computer headaches
Visiting the chiropractor for a diagnosis is excellent if you’re in the area, but it doesn’t address what your desk and computer setup could be doing to you.
Headaches from prolonged periods in front of screens and devices can happen for many reasons, and it may not be as simple as reducing time on computers or devices.
The solution to computer headaches doesn't have to come out of your pocketbook either. Chances are there are easy ways that can give you back your headspace without sacrificing productivity in the process.
Here are some tips:
- Get up every hour; stretch or do a short walk around the office -Keep eyes well hydrated with breaks to rest them often.
What is blue light?
What are the blue glow blues? Blue light- an invisible cause for computer headaches.
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How do I know if I have a computer headache?
Your computer is a powerful tool that can change the world. It's also shaping how we see the world, which, unfortunately, can lead to a whole host of new problems.
One such problem is a headache caused by excessive web surfing or extended work time on the computer.
This painful symptom often includes pressure around the eye area and forehead discomfort with symptoms like blurry vision and blurred double vision.
Start protecting your eyesight today! Remember: sitting too close to your screen for long periods of time isn't just affecting your eyes; it may be damaging other aspects of your health as well!
Always remember to take breaks every 20 minutes or so in order to keep this small growing epidemic under control.
Who is affected by computer headaches?
Who is a victim of computer headaches? The answer maybe you. With extended hours in front of the screen, by some reports, Americans are experiencing as much as seven hours of “screen time” per day.
This can cause pain and discomfort on muscles surrounding the eyes, neck, shoulders, back, and head region.
In particular, our eye muscles have been shown to become inflamed where these feel like a strain or pulled muscle feeling when moving your eye from left to right or up and down or even when looking at an object very close to the nose for more than 10 seconds which creates intense pressure on the lens often without us realizing it.
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Computer screen headache remedies
Put your head in the clouds. Fresh air, open space: these are things you might find if every 20 minutes, look away from the screen at an object no less than 20 feet away, for at least 20 seconds.
And when was the last time you took a break? Remember that eye-straining computer content takes it out on those who need their vision while they’re not controlling it (as in after 2 hours of work).
So each day, when you sit down at your desk, make sure to give yourself some breathing room by nudging this plug-in icon and getting back into your body again—your eyes will thank you for it!
Adjust screen settings
Once you have your settings exactly right for yourself, it can be comforting to know that the monitor is always set at the perfect angle. Why not get a new monitor and give your eyes a break with a separate program so they don't stay on one screen all day? A newer monitor will enable you to adjust every setting from text size to refresh rate, whether it be by reducing glare or increasing the contrast.
Adjust the lighting
From a blinding screen to an instant headache, getting the lighting right is one of the easiest ways to maintain healthy eyes and avoid eye strain.
Adjust it with this all-in-one monitor calibrator that adjusts your monitor's brightness according to ambient light exposure.
Do you have problems with glare? No problem! The calibration wizard will pinpoint where in space your screen is reflecting brightest for you to position yourself accordingly.
You'll also be able to set schedules so as not to get caught up reading or working colorfully late into the night--no more waking up at 3 AM for meetings only find out hours ago that it was scheduled hours later than usual.
With adjustable contrast and brightness levels as well, it's easy to create.
Measure the distance
Throughout the day, you feel like your neck and shoulder are sore. You're exhausted from sitting in a chair all day at work.
Is it possible that too much screen time is to blame for what ails you? The research says yes.
New research published by the American Medical Association suggests that employees who use computers intensively may be more likely to experience eye pain (i.e., dryness or redness) due to prolonged computer use and poor posture while working on a computer monitor set closer than 24 inches away from their eyes.
So, if eye strain contributes to screening headaches and migraines, make sure your monitor is at least 20 inches from your eyes! Check out our nifty new product--Measure the distance-and stop.
Try a screen protector
If you spend most of the day staring at your screen, you might have noticed that it can be hard on your eyes and cause headaches when working in front of a computer—introducing the newest innovation in keeping our screens healthy! An anti-glare screen will help prevent eye strain by cutting glare from the monitor's surface. Plus, not getting glares means easier on-screen reading.
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These may be just what your body needs to say goodbye to feeling deflated by these so common headaches.
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However, the researchers say that more quality studies are needed to improve the reliability of this conclusion.
Adjust the height
The adjustable monitor riser is the perfect solution for those who want to increase their ergonomic posture but haven’t upgraded yet due to limited space or budget.
It lets you match your screen height so that you can sit back in your chair and work comfortably, at eye level with your screen.
If the monitor doesn’t align properly, you could be at risk of burning out those tired eyes in no time! Let maxim adjust for you!
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See your eye doctor about computer headache
With the dramatic increase in computer use, you must know about all the possible ways to care for your eyes. Talk to your doctor about getting your eyes checked and prepared with these tips:
- Give yourself plenty of time to look away from the screen every 20 minutes or so by focusing on something as far away as a wall or window.
- Focus your eyes as much as possible while looking at a point without moving too far in any direction.
- This type of exercise is like tightening and releasing a muscle. This movement helps to reduce eye strain caused by using the computer screen for a long time.
- If you wear glasses, make sure they fit! It would help if you also had them professionally cleaned monthly to avoid eye strain.