This article on Fast Company rightly says that on an average you may be spending 10 hours every day slouched over your laptop screen, continuously reading and writing, assuming a very bad posture. Actually this problem is not acute when you use a computer because the screen is normally put on a table and you have to sit on a chair (the design of the chair can also be highly critical) but since laptops are smaller compared to computers, and you can take them anywhere you want, you tend to become less careful about your posture when you’re using portable computers.
The problem is not just with 8-10 hours. The problem is that you are going to work, knowingly or unknowingly, in this position, for many years, enough time to generate a long-term health issue. The skewed posture can give you a chronic backache and headache, nausea, migraines, eyestrain, neck pains (spondylitis) and even depression.
The good thing is, you can solve this problem immediately. The bad thing is, most people don’t pay attention to it until it’s quite late and the damage has already occurred. Nonetheless, the solution, as mentioned above, is quite simple.
If you’re using your laptop all the time, you can easily get a mount. It doesn’t even have to be an off-the-shelf product. You can create your own mount or you can purchase something from the market. The basic idea is raising the level of the screen in such a manner that you don’t have to look down. Your vision must be straight and so should be your back.
You may face some problem accessing the keyboard of the laptop, but these days you can easily get wireless keyboards that you can attach to your laptop so that you can work even from a distance.