Skip To Content

    23 Things To Help You Stay Comfy When You Sit All Day

    "Let's get this bread" —you as you reply to all your unanswered emails.

    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. A computer document clip because having to look up and down 50 million times while typing a note is a pain in the neck — literally.

    Promising review: "THIS stopped all my frequent head and neck aches caused from looking too far down while using the computer at work. Love it." —Dustin Vargas

    Get it from Amazon for $9.32.

    2. A standing desk converter so you can go from sitting to upright in seconds.

    Promising review: "I just assembled this before work, in less than 15 minutes, and have been using it all day. I am VERY pleased with it. It rises and lowers so easily and smoothly and there is plenty of room for my two monitors. The keyboard and mouse fit comfortably on the keyboard tray... Sitting at my desk all day was starting to really hurt my back and shoulders so this was necessary for me. I feel more productive and energized just from standing while I work!" —lauren

    Get it from Amazon for $174.95+ (available in two sizes).

    3. A memory foam seat cushion with cooling gel that'll support your bum and relieve pressure on your tailbone. Reviewers say it also helps ease lower back pain.

    The U-shaped cushion, which has a removable and washable cover

    Promising review: "I'm new to having a desk job. Sitting for many hours made my bum burn, and my back ache. My bum doesn't burn, back doesn't ache, it seems to hold its shape well and it appears well made. I'm ordering one for my husband." —Marla

    Get it from Amazon for $32.95.

    4. A pair of blue light–blocking glasses to reduce eye strain after hours of staring at your computer, phone, and TV screens. These are for all those people with 20/20 vision who've always wanted a reason to wear glasses (and they're fine to wear with contacts, too)!,

    Electronic devices emit a lot of blue light, which your eyes do a terrible job of blocking. Over time, blue light may strain your eyes and lead to macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss. Computer glasses that filter blue light can help reduce the amount of blue light you're exposed to, plus you don't need a prescription to wear them and they work even if you're already wearing contacts.

    Promising review: "I work on a computer all day, and when I'm not on my computer I'm on my phone. Blue light is a very real threat to my eyeballs, which are already sensitive just by nature of belonging to me. I've long suffered headaches, migraines, and general ocular strain. I always prefer to wear my contacts during the day, so I didn't want to throw down some mad skrilla on a pair of prescription blue light–filtering specs... They work great, though it takes a minute for my eyes to adjust to the amber hues... My eyes are definitely happier, as is my head." —Christen Moynihan

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99 (available in nine colors).

    5. A wireless ergonomic mouse for arranging your hand in a more neutral position so there's less strain on your wrist. Say goodbye to wrist discomfort and hello to productivity!

    Infographic showing that the vertical mouse is more ergonomic and holds the wrist in a straighter position to alleviate pressure on the wrist joint and reduce the risk of cramping

    Promising review: "I bought this mouse because I have wrist and lower arm pain. I can't actively use any regular mouse more than one hour at a time without getting some pain... It's comfortable, and this is the most important thing, because so far I can use it for hours and don't have any pains. The wrist isn't twisted like on a regular mouse and I can feel this, for the better. Took me under a day to get adjusted to this angle. An interesting thing about this design is that you feel more inclined to use your whole arm to make mouse movements, which is a good thing, since doing so puts less stress on the wrist." —Dan

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

    6. A memory foam back cushion because it'll help correct your posture while providing lumbar support so you can sit without pain. The pillow is adjustable so you can slide it up and down your chair depending on which part of your back needs cushioning. It also has a breathable mesh cover so it won't lead to embarrassing back sweat.

    Promising review: "I am a student and spend 5+ hours a day studying at home. Sitting down for that long was giving me a lot of back and shoulder pain. The shoulder pain got so bad that I even started getting headaches. This back support cushion has been a lifesaver! I LOVE this thing. I noticed an immediate change in my back and shoulder pain. Furthermore, I drive over an hour to work and use this back cushion in my car to avoid shoulder tension." —A

    Get it from Amazon for $26.95+ (available in five colors).

    7. A Microsoft ergonomic keyboard so your hands, wrists, and forearms are in their natural positions. This may help prevent typing-related injuries so you can finally tackle those 1,000+ unopened emails (no judgment!).

    Reviewer photo of the split keyboard, which has a curved wrist rest

    This Microsoft ergonomic keyboard is a split keyboard, meaning the keys are separated into groups to allow you to type at a more natural angle.

    Promising review: "I was diagnosed with carpal tunnel, very mild, when I started losing feeling in my thumb, index, and middle finger of both hands. Felt the numbness for weeks or longer and it is very distracting when your entire job is typing emails, contracts, etc. But literally within 30 minutes or so of using this keyboard — the only one that has this unique shape, apparently — the feeling RETURNS and you feel completely normal again." —TMC

    Get it from Amazon for $55.99.

    8. An ergonomic mouse pad that'll works as hard as you do and comes with gel support to minimize wrist pain.

    Reviewer photo of the mouse pad

    Promising review: "I love how inexpensive this mouse pad is for what you get out of it. It has absolutely save my wrists from working all day at a computer. I didn't want a mouse pad that was covered in cloth because the cloth tends to wear down and look bad, but so far the cloth on this still looks perfect after months of use. The bottom of the pad clings to my desk and does not move or slide around. Highly recommend." —E. McKillip

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    9. An under-the-desk keyboard tray to liberate your wrists from pain and help you keep your desk clutter-free — finally!

    The tray, which can slide back under the desk and has a retractable mouse pad

    Promising review: "I have had terrible luck with the type of keyboard drawers that need to be screwed into the bottom of a desk. Then I found this Mount-It! keyboard drawer that didn't need screws at all! I wasn't sure what to think, but figured it was worth a try. It took literally three minutes to install and voila — I had a sturdy keyboard drawer! It has a rounded edge which is really comfortable for resting your wrists and there is also plenty of room for a mouse." —Linda

    Get it from Amazon for $42.99+ (available in two styles).

    10. An arm rest support for when your working from a chair that doesn't come with built-in arm rests. These supports attach to your desk or work surface and are on a rotating joint so you can move them any which way until you find a comfortable position. They're also durable enough to function as a desk extender and can hold your mouse, keyboard, an even laptop.

    Reviewer photo of the support attached to a table

    Promising review: "First and foremost, you will probably need two of these. I spend a lot of time on my computer and after awhile my back started hurting. I initially bought one and I noticed my body was tilting and resting on the elbow with the armrest. So I ordered a second and now I can rest my back on my chair and both elbows and arms fully rest on it. My back and body no longer hurts. Fantastic!!" —Tope Olutola

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    11. A set of two memory foam armrest pads because they're like teeny-weeny supportive mattress pads for your wrists.

    Reviewer photo of the armrest pads on a desk chair

    Each pad is 9.5 inches wide, 4.5 inches long, and 1.5 inches high, and fits armrests between 6 and 11 inches.

    Promising review: "I started getting elbow pain a few months ago and thought it was due to me commuting by bicycle every day. My brother told me it could be my armrests of the chairs I sit in because he had the same pain and these Aloudy [armrest pads] made his pain go away. I ordered them straightaway, installed then on my Aeron chair and was blown away with how much more comfortable my elbows felt." —Joseph

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

    12. A balance board so you can get in a core workout while increasing your productivity. The wobble board is covered in an anti-slip layer to prevent any embarrassing moments at work, and it's covered in textured pressure points to massage your tired feet while you stand.

    Model standing on the board

    Promising review: "This board is so comfortable and allows me to stand without pain for hours! I cannot wait to move into my new work space with my stand up desk. As well if you have a fit bit or exercise tracker, it will also count those swaying movements." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99 (available in two styles).

    13. A dual-monitor desk mount that'll free up space and help prevent eye strain. Ideally, your monitor should be at least 20 inches away from you.


    Promising review: "Easy to assemble, easy to install. Currently saving my neck, literally. It is amazing what an elevated and clear of clutter workspace can do... The elevation of the monitors, their increased distance from the edge of my desk (and thus my eyes) and the enormous amount of space I now have on the desk surface are making an incredible difference." —Lorri Rhea

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    14. An under-the-desk foot rest to improve your posture, relieve pressure on your legs, and tame tension in your feet. This is for all the peeps who unconsciously shake their legs 24/7.

    The foot rest

    Promising review: "Ideal for long hours in the office. My legs and groin muscles used to ache after a long day. I think the backs of my upper legs were pressing too hard into the chair seat pan. This foot riser has alleviated that pain. I also enjoy rocking my feet back and forth during the day to keep circulation going." —D. Martin

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    15. A car seat cushion with memory foam and lumbar support for long commutes or professional drivers.

    The cushion

    Promising review: "I bought this along with the Dreamer Car Coccyx Seat Cushion Chair Pad-Premium Memory Foam for my wife, who drives an average of 80 miles a day as part of her job. She was suffering from back and hip pain as a result of the 'standard' seat of her 2009 car. Well, now that she has these two items, she's so happy with them, she takes them in the house and attaches them to her office chair while working on reports. Definitely a happy customer." —J. M.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in two colors).

    16. An adjustable armrest that can hold your mouse because why work harder when you can work smarter., Amazon

    The armrest attaches to your desk chair with velcro straps and extra-long zip ties are also included in case the straps are too short.

    Promising review: "This has helped reduce my neck strain as I'm not reaching for the mouse anymore!" —lori

    Get it from Amazon for $37.50.

    17. A ventilated laptop holder so your neck doesn't hurt from always staring down. (The ideal height for your monitor is eye level or slightly below it.) Plus, it keeps your laptop from overheating when you're being all productive and whatnot.

    Promising review: "Bought this to help my posture at my 15" laptop. I was tired of hunching over my screen, which sits lower on my desk causing me to always look down and slouch... I'd recommend this to anyone with a lower-set desk and a long back and who struggles with back, neck, and muscle pain at your laptop." —TigerWyngz

    Get it from Amazon for $22.83 (also available in a six-pack).

    18. A posture corrector that'll buzz every time you slouch. It attaches directly to your back and is discreet enough that no one will know you're wearing it.


    Promising review: "I am in good shape but after 10 years of sitting at a desk 10+ hours a day, my posture had deteriorated to a point where it was causing me a lot of pain, discomfort, and embarrassment. This device truly helped me to kick my bad posture habit. I keep this device in training mode all day because it reminds with a little vibration to straighten up every time I slouch. This is exactly what I needed! The first day I wore this device I was surprised to learn how often I was slouching and I admit it was really hard to maintain good posture all day. With time it has become easier and I am now more self-aware. I am proud to say my posture has significantly improved with this device. The app is super cool and intuitive; this is just a well thought out product." —Chris

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99.

    19. Or a more low-tech back brace you can wear over or under your clothes to straighten your posture and help ease back, neck, and shoulder pain.

    Reviewer wearing the brace over their shirt

    Promising review: "I been suffering from upper back pain since I got this new job. I constantly sit in front of a computer and I keep slouching. This posture corrector really helps keep my back straight, thus relieving my back pain. It took me a few days to get used to it but otherwise I love it and I’ll keep using it until my body learns to sit straight. Definitely recommend it." —YasmelyTV

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    20. A kneeling chair for anyone with a bad habit of hunching over their desk. It comes with a thick cushion for your bum and wheels so you can roll around your home office. (It's the little things in life, right?)

    Model using the chair

    Promising review: "This chair has the tilted seat, which you need to truly benefit from a kneeling style chair. It is also adjustable both on the seat height [and] on the knee height making it highly customizable for people short and tall. I have chronic hip and lower back pain despite being young and healthy and this has saved me when I need to sit and work at the computer. I have a standing desk with a balance board as well but you can't stand all day or for some kinds of work, so this chair has been great." —Jaime Bauer

    Get it from Amazon for $179.95 (available in two colors).

    21. An ergonomic desk chair with lumbar support because spending money on a good chair is the easiest way to ensure your sitting situation is comfy all day.

    Reviewer photo of the mesh chair

    Promising review: "I like that this chair makes my lower back feel good. It supports my lumbar so nicely, helps out my disk bulge, and I have a lot less back pain. The mesh is great because it does not retain heat, and I sit down for more than 10 hours at a time in front of my computers, so I don't overheat... Overall great chair and probably my last chair for a very long time." —The human

    Get it from Amazon for $209.99.

    22. An anti-fatigue mat so it feels like you're walking on clouds when you take a mini break from sitting.

    Model standing barefoot on the mat

    Promising review: "Bought this mat to place at my standing desk at work. I was having some lower back and hip discomfort so thought I’d try an anti-fatigue mat. It has worked beautifully!! I stand all day.. 9–10 hours and this has helped beyond my expectations." —Sunrise

    Get it from Amazon for $39.97+ (available in three sizes and nine colors).

    23. A sitting ball that'll help relieve your back pain and activate your abs. Guess who's not working out tonight! (Spoiler alert: it's you!)

    Model sitting on the chair

    Promising review: "I have to sit for nine hours a day, so this is nice to change things up a bit and engage my lower back more. It requires active sitting, so your feet and back will be moving around. Between this, a kneeling chair, and standing up at my desk, I can make it to the end of the day without back pain." —D

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in four colors).

    You about to be ~so~ productive:

    Warner Bros.

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

    What's your favorite product?

    Tell us about your favorite product
    Your review may be featured in a post.
    Minimum 25 characters, 1500 characters left
    Max 10 MB. Accepted file types: .jpg, .jpeg, .png.