Is a Study Chair Or Office Chair Better?

Maybe They Can Be the Same Chair!

Students everywhere know the pain that can result from endless hours of studying in an uncomfortable chair. You need to create good office solutions with a comfortable study chair. Whether you pick something ergonomic or more old-fashioned, there is a good office study chair out there for you.

With a little bit of research you can find the solution that will work best for you in your study environment. Somethings that any study chair should have are adjustability, a soft seat cushion, and lumbar support. 

One useful type of study chair is  the ergonomic kneeling posture study chair. If you find yourself hunched over a lot when studying, maybe you should think about using an ergonomic kneeling posture study chair. These are especially good for those who use drafting tables or art tables and need to leaning over them for long amounts of time. However, I don't like these types of kneeling posture chairs as much when I'm writing or compiling study notes. Also, maybe a little bit ironically, when I am drawing with my Wacom Tablet, I like to position it in my lap, so I don't even use an art table for that!

So, for drawing on a Wacom Tablet or when using a keyboard for writing, I much prefer a more traditional type of ergonomic chair, such as one from Aeron. These are pretty expensive, but they are really worth the investment if you plan on using your chair for more than a few hours a day. Another good choice is the range of ergonomic chairs offered by Herman Miller.  You can get an outstanding study chair for less than $700, and even one you will be satisfied with for less than $200. But whatever you do, don't spend less than $100 for a new study chair for your home or office. If you can get a good deal on a used chair by a respected company, though, more power to you.

A final piece of advice for better using your new study chair. Many people have an attention span that diminishes the longer they sit in a chair, so it might be a good idea to take breaks of 10-15 minutes for every hour of study. During this time, take a short walk, maybe do a few non-intensive exercises (sit-ups, a few push-ups), and otherwise try to get your blood flowing. After all, nobody was built for just sitting in a chair all day!