Skip To Content

    18 Things To Make Your Desk *Almost* As Comfortable As Your Bed

    I apologize in advance if you get fired for falling asleep at your desk.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. An adjustable foot rest so you can find juuuust the right angle to keep your feet at so they don't fall asleep or get restless. Plus, the pad has massaging grooves so you can treat yourself throughout the day.


    This ergonomic foot rest extends to a 20 degree angle for maximum comfort and blood circulation.

    Promising review: "I really like this. The way that it tilts back and forward allows you to move your feet and legs while you are sitting, which helps keep you more comfortable. The surface has little bumps which also feel good on bare feet." —MakeMySite

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    2. Or a footrest pillow that uses resilient foam so your feet can be comfy yet supported all while leaving room for your knees.


    Promising review: "This pillow is a great addition to my work desk. It keeps my feet nice and comfy for hours. It's very firm yet has a nice cushion to it. Definitely recommend for anyone who is spending hours sitting at their desk. —Ayvie

    Get it from Amazon for $25.95.

    3. A portable space heater to recreate the sensation of being cocooned under your warm blankets.

    This 200-watt heater is just a little taller than six inches (about as tall as a grande Starbucks cup) and will provide you maximum heat. Reviewers say it is extremely quiet, so you barely know that it's on!

    Promising review: "I bought this heater two years ago and it is STILL perfect. It's traveled with me to a few homes, and I always put it under my desk to warm my feet. It is so quiet that nobody even knows I have it unless I tell them. The heat that comes out is very fast, strong, and localized to a small area. Perfect for under my desk, and probably would be great on top of a desk if your arms/body get cold too." —Kathryn

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in four colors).

    4. Or a desk fan if you're a hot sleeper and want to imitate the cool breeze of your bedside fan.

    Promising review: "This mini desktop fan is exactly what I was looking for to move the air while working at my desk. It works well to make my desk more comfortable! For as compact as it is, it's surprisingly powerful and keeps me cool on those hot days when the afternoon sun is beating in my office window. The construction is very sturdy, with all-metal housing and a quiet motor." —J. Daniels

    Get it from Amazon for $11 (available in three colors).

    5. A soft heated throw that'll protect you from the arctic wind chill that always seems to be running throughout your office.


    Promising review: "Everyone at my office is jealous. Heats up quickly. The three settings are all good and far enough apart that you can definitely tell that there are multiple settings. Very easy to use, and it holds heat really well. I’m in love with this blanket." —28187

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99+.

    6. A foot hammock if you just want a place for your pups to hang loose while you're getting👏shit👏done👏.


    Promising review: "This foot hammock has made working at my desk much more pleasant. I have pretty short legs, so I often find myself uncomfortable and trying to find objects to prop my feet up on. This is the solution! It takes the weight and pressure off of your feet and legs, and is very comfortable. It seems to have improved the circulation in my legs, and my posture has been better since setting this hammock up. I like that the cords are adjustable, so this can be used on a number of sizes of desks and/or tables." —Julia

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in six colors).

    7. A faux fur chair cover for a stylish way to feel like you're being enveloped by a big bear hug while you send those ~beary~ important emails.,

    Promising review: "Bought this to cover a desk chair that I purchased. Perfect size to drape over the seat and is very soft and comfortable. Doesn't shed everywhere and has my chair looking fashionable." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95 (available in two sizes).

    8. Memory foam arm rest pads to act as armor between your hard desk chair and your precious elbows.,

    These bad boys will fit chair arms from six to eleven inches.

    Promising review: "I got these for my husband because he was complaining that his chair armrests hurt his arms when he worked long days or spent a lot of time gaming. I slipped these babies on there and he loves them. Zero issues. They fit snugly and don’t slide around or come off, plus they’re super comfy." —Amazon Customer

    Get a two pack from Amazon for $17.99 (available in three colors).

    9. An adorable warming mouse pad for when your phalanges are *feline* a lil' chilly.

    Just plug it in via a USB port to turn on the heat!

    Promising review: "This is super adorable! My workplace is always so cold and I end up sitting on my hands at my desk to warm them up. The size is a bit snug but it's still just big enough to move a mouse around. Oh, and I've gotten so many compliments on it! It looks a bit like Puss n Boots and it brightens everyone's day." —Amber

    Get it from Amazon for $19.98.

    10. Or a heated mouse that'll also help keep your hands warm if cats aren't really your thing.


    This hand warmer computer mouse has three settings — off, low, and high — and heats between 99 and 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Promising review: "I really like this mouse. Yes, it's heated!!! Trust me, it makes a difference on a chilly morning. It only took a few moments to warm up and once it was going it really heats great. Not cheaply made, quite comparable to more expensive models. Nice size and it has character! The shape is very comfortable to hold. The acupressure points are there and it feels good. This caught my eye. I would definitely recommend this mouse for anyone who wants extra warmth. A great gift idea too. I'm very happy with it." —Hideovideo

    Get it from Amazon for $25.88.

    11. A heated massage pillow to help get those juices flowing while working on a tough project.


    Promising review: "I'm currently unable to speak because I'm so relaxed. This is amazing. I was a little worried about the heat — hoping it wouldn't be too much. It's perfect. The only problem I have with this is that I waited so long to order it. Don't wait. Just do it. When it first arrived, I strapped it to my desk chair at about shoulder height and it was terrific. I've since moved it to my lower back and it kept getting better." —Diane

    Get it from Amazon for $49.95.

    12. A seat cushion and lumbar pillow for ultimate back and booty support. These will instantly turn that uncomfortable desk chair into your new nap chair.,

    Promising review (for the cushion): "I bought a cheap desk chair and after just a couple of months of use, the padding in the seat is pretty flat. I didn't want to replace the chair since there is nothing else wrong with it. So I tried the coccyx cushion (mainly because the name reminded me of Napoleon Dynamite's grandma). It definitely makes an improvement to my chair. The cushion doesn't go completely flat when you sit on it. I also feel like it's improved my my posture just a little as well. I am much more comfortable now!" —GoWIthNaney

    Get the cushion for $29.95 and the lumbar pillow for $23.95, both from Amazon.

    13. A memory-foam mouse and keyboard wrist pad to help relieve any pain or tension from hours of clicking away on the computer.


    Promising review: "I bought these for my standing desk. They are just the pop of color I needed. They are also super comfy for my wrists since I spend about 10 hours at a computer. I had a mousepad with a built-in wrist pad but I like this pad better. It is softer and I can move it around to be at different angles, which is helpful." —Andrea W.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in three colors).

    14. A mini essential oil diffuser so you can mist your favorite aromatherapy scents and keep calm, cool, and collected, even on the most stressful of days.,

    It doesn't come with essential oils, but you can get a six pack on Amazon for $13.99. It has two mist modes, a convenient on/off button, and an automatic shutoff when it runs out of water. Oh, and it charges via USB.

    Promising review: "This tiny diffuser is amazing! So small yet a lot of vapor comes out of it. I bought it for my desk at work to subtly diffuse oils at my desk without making the whole office smell and it’s perfect. The vapor diffuses at a forward angle rather than straight up which is great. Plastic seems durable enough to travel with and the USB plug is great. Really good portable diffuser." —Lizzie

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    15. A scarf shawl if you want to be a little more subtle about the fact that you're trying to snuggle up at your desk.,

    Promising review: "Thought this might be obnoxiously too big, but that's really not the case. I purchased it to wrap up in at my desk at work, since it's just too chilly all the time. Incredibly soft, wraps around without looking like I have a blanket on, and really like the plaid design." —LK Epstein

    Get it from Amazon for $14.89 (available in 29 colors and one size fits most).

    16. A convertible footrest laptop stand so you can lounge out while working. It also converts into a standing desk, if that's more your style.


    Promising review: "This is a quality 'desk' if that is what you call it. It makes working and falling asleep in front of your computer a little more comfortable (footrest), provided you have a decent chair with tilt and a headrest. Works well in the standing position as well as seated. Haven't had any issues with it so far." —DoomStein

    Get it from Amazon for $199.99.

    17. An anti-fatigue desk mat that'll keep your legs/feet alive and well during your standing desk work sessions.


    Promising review: "This mat made a big difference in my ability to stand all day for work. Before I bought this mat, no shoe I wore allowed me to make it through the day before the balls of my feet would tingle and my toes became numb and I'd have to lower my standing desk and sit. Now I can make it through the day!" —Kim

    It's really recommended that you only stand for between two and four hours a day, FYI!

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (available in two colors and three sizes).

    18. An adjustable lap desk so you can get comfortable anywhere in your office. Work on your lap, on a couch, or heck, even on the floor if you desire. This thing will help you be comfy at any angle.


    Promising review: "The cushioning is great and the desk itself is very stable, even when the platform is inclined for use. I use this with a 13-inch Macbook Pro, which it is perfect for and leaves about an inch on either side of extra space. If you are intending to use this with a 15-inch laptop, it might be pushing things a bit, but you should be fine with 14-inch or below. Very comfortable and very affordable. Everything about this seems like the build quality is pretty good for an affordable, plastic lapdesk option." —Micah W.

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99.

    Hopefully your boss doesn't catch you like this:


    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    Want more? Check out some cheap but fun office supplies or cubicle decor that will make work suck less. And if you're trying to get rid of those sticky notes all over your desk, take a look at some great planners to help keep you organized.

    Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides!