WHETHER you’re a serious gamer or an occasional player, how and where you sit makes all the difference between an enhanced gaming experience and a back-breaking one.
You can buy a high-quality gaming chair, that gives your back and neck ergonomic support, for less than you might think. But there’s more to it than comfort.
A good gaming chair allows for perpendicular sitting and helps align your arms with the screen, encouraging better blood circulation, meaning you’re less likely to let lethargy, dizziness or aches cramp your gaming session.
With so many multi-sensory and interactive gaming chairs on the market, the price tag for top-end models can be staggering.
But just because you can’t afford a space-age simulator, doesn’t mean you have to settle for your beat-up old sofa.
How much is a cheap gaming chair?
While you can spend a massive amount on PC gaming chairs (we've rounded up the best gaming chairs money can buy), they also come at more affordable price tags.
On this list, none of the options is over £200, and some cost as little as £44.99.
Are gaming chairs good for posture?
Gaming chairs should be good for your posture.
A great gaming chair will support both your lower and upper back to keep you comfortable when you're locked in for a marathon session of Fortnite.
When using a chair for a long time, the NHS recommends having your arms parallel to the floor, your knees slightly lower than your hips, your screen at eye level and your feet flat on the floor.
If your gaming chair lets you do all of the above, that'll help keep your back in decent condition.
Check out the rest of the NHS' tips on posture here.