Are Bean Bags Good for Your Back?

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Are Bean Bags Good for Your Back?

We all know that bean bags are super comfy and perfect for watching TV, reading a book, or taking a nap. But are they actually good for your back? The answer is not a simple one, as it depends on a number of factors including the type of bean bag, how you sit in it, and how long you sit in it. In this blog post, we will explore the pros and cons of using bean bags as chairs, and help you decide if they are right for you.

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Do Bean Bags Help With Back Pain?

Most people spend a large portion of their day sitting. Whether you are at your desk working, driving to your next destination, or relaxing on the couch, chances are you are sitting more than you are standing. While it may not seem like a big deal, the truth is that sitting for prolonged periods of time can lead to back pain.

This is because sitting puts extra pressure on the spine, which can cause the muscles and ligaments to become strained. Additionally, when you sit, your body is not in alignment, which can also lead to pain. Fortunately, there is a way to help alleviate this pain: by using a bean bag chair.

Unlike traditional chairs, bean bag chairs conform to your body, providing support and alignment. Also, they are soft and flexible, which allows them to provide ample cushioning for your back. If you have lower back pain, a bean bag can provide support for your spine and relieve pressure on your joints.

As a result, using a bean bag chair may help reduce back pain. Plus, they are incredibly comfortable, which makes them perfect for relaxing after a long day.

So if you are looking for a way to improve your posture and reduce back pain, consider investing in a bean bag chair.

A man sitting in a CordaRoy's NEST chair with extra back support.

How Bean Bags Impact Posture

We've all been there- hours of binging Netflix,  playing video games, or working on a project can really take a toll on our posture. But did you know that the type of chair you're sitting in can actually make a difference?

The way you sit in a bean bag can impact your posture. If you slouch, your spine will not be properly aligned and you may experience pain. However, if you sit up straight, a quality bean bag chair can help support your back and improve your posture.

That's right, bean bags have been shown to improve posture and alleviate back pain. How, you ask? Well, unlike traditional chairs, bean bags conform to your body, providing support while encouraging proper alignment.

Additionally, the constant shifting required to stay comfortable in a bean bag helps to strengthen muscles and improve flexibility. So the next time you're looking for a comfy place to plop down, consider reaching for a bean bag instead of your couch or office chair. Your back will thank you!

Can You Sit on a Bean Bag for a Long Time?

Bean bag chairs are extremely popular and for good reason! They are incredibly comfortable and can be easily moved around to accommodate any need. But how long can you sit in one place on a bean bag chair?

Well, it depends on the comfort, support, shape, and size of the bean bag chair. If it is a small bean bag chair, then you might not be able to sit in it for very long. However, if it is a larger bean bag chair, then you should be able to sit in it for quite a while.

The key is to find a bean bag chair that is comfortable and provides good support. Once you do, you'll be able to enjoy its cozy embrace for as long as you like!

CordaRoy’s Nest Vs Convertible Chair: What’s Better for Your Back?

When it comes to finding a comfortable chair, there are many factors to consider. But one factor that is often overlooked is the impact that a chair can have on your back. For people with chronic back pain, a supportive and comfortable chair is essential. But with so many options on the market, it can be difficult to know which one to choose.

CordaRoy’s Nest features additional support and is our latest design. It is filled with 100% polyfoam that does not compress over time and conforms to your body while providing support. The Nest is available in a variety of comfortable fabrics, like faux "bunny" fur, faux fur, faux chinchilla, chenille, corduroy, and more for ultimate cozy relaxation.

Our Convertible Chair is our original bean bag chair that can be converted into a bed. While it does not feature the additional support our Nest has, CordaRoy's Convertible Chair is still stuffed with our polyfoam which can support heavier areas of your body like hips and shoulders.

So which one is better for your back? It depends on your needs. If you are looking for a supportive and comfortable chair to relax in for longer periods of time, then our Nest is a great option due to its supportive backrest. However, if you are only going to be sitting in your bean bag chair for short periods of time, then our Convertible Chair is the way to go.

A women sitting in a CordaRoy's Nest chair with a footstool.


What’s the verdict? Are bean bags good for your back? The answer is it can be—but it depends on the type of bean bag you buy and how long you plan to sit on it. If you’re looking for a chair to occasionally sit in, our Convertible Bean Bag Chair would be perfect. But if you want something that will support your back and keep you comfortable for longer periods of time, go with our Nest!

So if you’re looking for a comfortable place to lounge, our bean bags will do the trick. Check out our selection today!


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