As a student, possibly you have been at your study desk for long hours as the restrictions on mobility open up slowly during the pandemic. As a student, you have been tied up at home, attending virtual classrooms. With long hours studying or spent on gaming or being on your computer, you are sure to be tired.
Even if your schools have opened up, you have little choice but to use the study desks provided. This limits you to use correct body posture as turn around, push or pull things, pick-up, lift or drop things when at school.
Pros and cons of regular study desks
Regular study desks are made for the average height of the person (around 5’5” to 5’10”). If you are taller or shorter, the chances are that the desk is too high or low for you to sit and use. Pros include ease of availability, fits the average height student, and economical.
On the cons, lowering or raising your head to look at a computer screen (including reading books) causes stress and strain on your body muscles, especially your neck, back, and shoulders. This is common for folks who are taller or shorter than most others. There are additional health concerns that students have reported.
Why? Being generic, they are not adjustable to each user’s specific body needs. Result? Pains and aches and ill health for the user result in larger health concerns like cervical issues, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, or an RSI (repetitive syndrome injury). Add sedentary lifestyles that add to the woes of a quick recovery.
What is the solution?
A student ergonomic desk is one of the best solutions. What does it do? It offers a student greater flexibility (to sit or stand) and works at their will. So when they are tired of sitting and working, they can easily raise the desk to stand and work and vice versa.
These desks' are based on ergonomics that highlight the importance of each user/ individual’s needs.
An ergonomic desk for studying gives you the freedom to lower or raise the desk when you like. Some desks require a mechanical cranking-up, and other desks require settings to be adjusted manually. Then there are study desks which can be raised or lowered with electric motor(s). Here is our review of children's ergonomic desks.
Of course, as children grow with age, they outgrow the ergonomic desks, and one wonders if an investment in ergonomic desks is important so early in life? Well, here is our blog on different kids' desk heights.
There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to your child's health. You could always choose the right study desk, but there is no escape from bad health. :
Which are the best ergonomic students’ desks? As you go through our blog on the writing desk for a child, you would agree on the need to consider teenagers and early youth into this category! After all, anyone could be a student at any age.
Three Best Ergonomic Study Desks for Students Workstation 2021
Want to reduce time in exploring more? Here is our verdict on the three best ergonomic study desks.
1. SmartDesk Junior
A magnificent development, this standing desk for kids allows complete freedom to kids to sit or stand while working. Kids are active and prefer to be on their toes. Naturally intuitive, their reflexes are much quicker and sharper than a middle-aged person.
The SmartDesk Junior offers an adjustable height between 22 to 45 inches to manage most kids' needs. It has a marvelous anti-collision mechanism for the safety of your child. A pegboard with movable dowels offers a great choice for learning. It even has two trays and a cable tray for keeping things neat and in place. A spacious drawer gives you some additional storage space.
A great buy, it also has a 2-year manufacturer warranty and can be assembled in minutes. With a UL-certified frame, CARB and TUV certified top and accessories; it offers great safety for your child!
2. SmartDesk Core
This study or work desk is a choice for bigger boys; boys turn into young adults and know their way around machinery.
Simplistic yet filled with features, the SmartDesk Core gives young students the ability to adjust the desk height at the flick of a button. No mechanical cranking or manual settings. They can lower it or raise it between 29.4" to 48" as per their comfort. The young masters will find the dual electric motors nearly noiseless and double the power while managing desk height.
The SmartDesk Core has a wooden top finish that is available in a choice of six different colors. The accompanying sturdy solid steel frames are available in three different contrasting colors. Take your pick while filling in your order online. The table can easily take weights off your books, computer system, and more, up to 265 lbs.
The SmartDesk Core meets all guidelines for best comfort shared by OSHA, USA.
3. Apexdesk Height Adjustable Study Desk
A designer desk that has a split section to lower the area as you keep your laptop on this part for your convenience. This desk is good for kids when they are three-foot eleven inches tall. The workspace tilt is ergonomically designed though the pencils and pens and other stationery tend to roll off the sloped surface.
With minor knobs managing all the settings, it’s a great desk.
Kids surely are growing up with their needs changing steadily. When it is your kid's health, the choice of an ergonomic study desk just cannot be lowered. Go ahead and get one of your choices; oops… their choice!
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