Do you often feel fatigued or pain in your back, neck, or shoulders after a long day of gaming? If so, you might be sitting in your chair wrong. In this blog post, we’ll give you some tips on how to sit in a gaming chair properly so that you can avoid discomfort and focus on your game. Stay comfortable and have fun!
1. Make Sure the Height of Your Gaming Chair is Right for You
Make sure that your chair can easily be adjusted to fit you properly. If your chair cannot be adjusted, it may not be the right choice for you – or you may not be sitting in it correctly.
Sit upright and make sure your back is straight. The height of your chair should allow you to rest your feet flat on the floor. Your thighs should be slightly below the edge of your seat, and you should have a slight bend in your knees.
2. Adjust Armrests if Needed
Make sure that the armrests are high enough so that they do not press into your arms while you’re playing. Also, make sure that you do not lean on the armrests while playing.
They are not a pillow or a replacement for a backrest. If your chair came with removable armrests, take them off if they aren’t necessary to you.
3. Sit up Straight
Sitting in a gaming chair is still sitting. Don’t lean back because then your head will be too far from the monitor and that can cause neck pain.
You’ll open yourself up to looking at the ceiling instead of your screen, which is just as bad as leaning forward toward your screen.
4. Set Your Desk and Chair Height Appropriately
Setting your desk and chair height is crucial for keeping your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. If you’re using a desk with wheels, make sure that you fasten them before proceeding.
The top of your monitor should be at or below eye level when sitting upright. The middle of the monitor should be in between your eyes and the bottom of it can be slightly lower than your chin.
Be aware of any bright lights shining in your face and adjust accordingly if needed.
5. Adjust Your Headset & Gameplay Settings for Optimal Comfort
Make sure that your headset is sitting comfortably on your ears, not pressing down too hard or causing you pain! Check the manual for placement instructions.
If it’s hurting your face, remove it or try a different set of cushions until you find one that fits your face better. When adjusting the volume on your headset, pay attention to the sounds from your speakers as well as those from your headset.
One should not be louder than the other unless you’re using headphones and need to turn the volume up on them more than your speakers.
As for gameplay settings, play around with the way your camera is positioned on screen to get an optimal view of the game without being too close or too far away from your monitor.
The middle of your screen should be at eye level while you’re sitting upright in your chair. You don’t want it too low or else you’ll be looking down at the screen, and you don’t want it too high or else you’ll be tilting your head up to look at it.
6. Take Frequent Breaks
It’s never a good idea to play for hours on end without stopping. If you start feeling any discomfort or pain, take a break! It’s much better to take a few minutes out of your gaming time than to sit in pain for hours on end because you were too stubborn to stop.
By following these six steps, anyone can have a comfortable gaming experience no matter how long their play sessions are. Do you have any questions about how to sit in a gaming chair properly? Let us know in the comments!