One of the most popular questions asked by prospect customers to Lullabean is – ‘what is the benefit of a beanbag?’. To be franked, there are no scientific research evidence found to date on the benefit of a beanbag to one’s body – at least to be found on the internet.
Besides the mobility and flexibility of a beanbag as a furniture, many articles on the internet and our own experience in this industry suggest the same conclusion – beanbag is good for your body posture i.e. to ease back pain and other posture related deficiency.
Bad posture when sitting may even led to other serious health problems such as back aches, headaches, and depression. The ergonomic nature of beanbags are perfect for these problems as it offers flexibility to sitting position, make you feel more relax and eased the tension at the same time.
Another parties who can benefit from beanbag is pregnant mother. Due to the lack of rigid structure, beanbag can adjust to any body shape, making it a perfect chair for pregnant women, who often find it difficult to sit in a regular chair comfortably as they approach their later trimesters of pregnancy. Beanbags are also great for relaxing on post-pregnancy and are a popular choice for nursing mothers who want more flexibility in positioning themselves and the baby during feedings. Lullabean once had a customer who ordered the XXL size beanbag purposely for sleeping because she was having difficulty to sleep at night due to her pregnancy. More proof of this statement can be seen here – http://www.isischiropractic.co.uk/chiropractic_pregnancy.html.
Bean bag also has become well known in recent years for its benefit to autistic children. Because of the unique design and texture, bean bags are a low-cost therapeutic option for autistic children with sensory processing difficulties. They provide just enough weight for a good weight-bearing exercise tool for an autistic child to use for weight-lifting with his arms or legs. The inner components of a beanbag allows for sensory feedback during weight-training exercises.
They also provide an excellent seating option for autistic children with poor muscle tone or who suffer from hypotonia, an ailment characterized by muscle weakness resulting from a combination of muscle and neurological disorders. Bean bag chairs are a more comfortable seating option for autistic children who often cannot comfortably sit in a regular chair. Many autistic children like to use two beanbag chairs, one to sit on and one across their torso. The combination of the gentle weight and continuous sensory feedback provides a relaxing and comforting environment for an autistic child to center his emotions and organize his thoughts.
By far, the best piece of ergonomic furniture you could ask for is a bean bag. The unrestricted freedom of motion they provide can help reduce strain on the muscles and joints that you may experience from sitting in a regular chair for long hours during work. It can alleviate headaches, backaches and joint aches, as well as relieve mental tension. They also provide a much more comfortable seating alternative for persons with neck or back discomfort. A larger chair can provide a nice comfortable “bed” to stretch out on, something not readily possible with a regular chair or couch.