How To Stop Headaches From Computer Screens?

Do you sit in front of your computer for long hours doing your work? Do you constantly complain about getting headaches and strains in your eyes? Then this post in for you.

how to stop headaches from computer screens?

In this post, I am going to how to stop headaches from computer screens.

Computers make us more productive. We are able to do task easily which used to consume a lot of time in the early days. 

But with the advancement of the technology and the research works, the cons associated with it have also emerged.

Working long hours, sitting in front may lead to some serious health issues. Some of the health issues faced by people working on computers for long hours are strain eyes, tiredness, headaches, and migraines.

What causes Headache from computer

Headaches from computers are often caused by Computer Vision Syndrome(CVS). If you work for long hours on the computer without proper precautions then you may be affected by CVS.

CVS doesn't permanently damage your vision but causes headaches, eye strains, and migraines.  Headaches may be caused by multiple reasons like the glare on the computer screen, improper lighting of the room, improper brightness of the computer. 

Sitting in the wrong posture and the improper distance between your eyes and the computer screen may also cause headaches.

How to stop headaches from computer screens?

Following are the few things that you can to get rid of the headaches caused by computer screens.

1. Ensure you have enough light in the room

Having a proper lighting system plays an important role in preventing headaches at work. Your office/workplace should be well lit. 

If you feel like your office room lacks proper lighting, I advise you to immediately change the lighting system of the room. In 80% of the cases, regular headaches are caused by poor lighting system of the room.

Also, make sure that the lights are installed in correct locations. Lights from the bulbs should not directly fall in your eyes it may further trigger headaches.

If you are light sensitive, my suggestion is to install dimmable lights in your office room. Dimmable lights allow you to control the intensity of the lights in the room.

2. Reposition your computer

Reposition your computer so that light from sun or bulb should not directly fall on your computer screen. Avoid getting too close to the window as the window panels may reflect the sunlight.   

3. Anti-glare screen guard

Use Anti-glare screen guard for your monitor and laptop screen. Anti-glare screen guard definitely reduces eye strains than a glossy screen.

Also, these screen guards not only reduces eye strain but protects the screen from scratches and fingerprints. So they are good for you and your computer screen as well.

Use a good quality anti-glare screen guard for better results.

4. Wear computer glasses

Wearing computer glasses while working on the computer can significantly reduce the occurrence of headaches. 

Computer glasses block blue lights coming from computer screens which is one of the main reasons for headaches in people working on computers.

Computer glasses reduce eye strain, eye fatigue and sensitivity to light during long computer sessions. So getting a computer glasses is really important you are a frequent headache sufferer.

5. Take frequent breaks

Take regular breaks in between your working hours. According to the American Optometric Association, it is recommended to take 15 minutes of break after every 2 hours of working.

These regular breaks will help your eyes to relax. Do some exercise for eyes like direction eye movement exercise, rhythmic eye movement etc.

 Take a walk outside your office, grab a coffee, breath fresh air and come back to work re-energized. 

6. Use Eye drops

Meet an eye care professional and get eye drops. Apply a few drops in your eyes after every two hours of working. 

7. Adjust the height of the monitor

ideally, the monitor or the screen of your laptop should sit 5 to inches below the line of the horizon when you sit on your chair.

So to avoid strains in your eyes, adjust the height of the monitor accordingly. 

8. Adjust the distance between the eyes and the monitor

Keep your monitor at a distance of at least two feet. If you can touch the monitor sitting on your chair, you need to move a little further. 

Clean the monitor

Regularly clean the monitor/ screen of your laptop. The dust on your computer screen may cause deflection of the light coming from the laptop and trigger the headaches. 

Use some good screen clean spray to clean your laptop screen and monitors.

GreatShield screen cleaning kit (click to see on Amazon)

9. Do not use laptops lying on the bed

Many teenagers and also adults use their laptops while lying on the bed. And if you also do the same, I would suggest you to stop doing so. 

There are two reasons why you should not use a laptop while lying on the bed.
1. The laptop screen gets too close to your eyes as you put it on your lap while lying on the bed. This has a harmful effect on your eyes and causes headaches.

2. Using a laptop lying on the bed has a negative effect on your body posture. Whether you pillow or not while lying on the bed, doing so puts pressure on the back of your neck and your spine. This may lead to pain in the neck, headaches, and problem in sleeping. 


So above were different causes of headaches and how you can prevent it. If the headaches do not stop even after following tips shared above, I recommend you to get an appointment with a doctor. 
Sometimes the problem is neurological.

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