Standing Desks for ADHD
Can’t Sit Still at Work? Try Standing Desks
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders affecting children and adults. People with ADHD often have difficulty, at times, maintaining focus, controlling fidgeting and impulsive behaviors, and paying attention. Those with ADHD who find it hard to focus while sitting down and working can benefit from standing ADHD desks, as they allow them to be more stimulated.
ADHD in the Workplace
People diagnosed with ADHD may find that it affects their work in a variety of ways. Having ADHD can make working at a seated desk difficult, because many people with ADHD enjoy being able to move throughout the day. Managers can support their employees who have ADHD by providing the option to use standing desks, which have been shown to improve focus & productivity.
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Benefits of ADHD
Those with ADHD have many strengths that make them valuable employees, often including exceptional traits like:
- Ability to hyper focus on tasks
- Ability to form creative and innovative solutions
- High levels of energy
Because ADHD is part of life for many people, researchers have found ways to help leverage the benefits of ADHD in the workplace. Simple changes like using the correct ADHD desk setup can maximize these strengths while managing ADHD behaviors.
Benefits of Standing Desks for ADHD
Standing desks offer several benefits over traditional stationary desks for those with ADHD:
- Provide variation, encouraging mental clarity whatever the task at hand may be
- Provide a chance to move freely, increasing chances of staying focused
- Can lead to increased confidence in the team member’s role (more focused=more productivity=better results)
Standing Desks for Every Need
Pneumatic desks are quick, quiet desks that use air-powered cylinders to raise and lower the desk surface. Add a set of casters, and a pneumatic desk allows maximum mobility, so the desk can be easily relocated and doesn’t require an outlet.
Pneumatic desks can be great for ADHD because they are some of the fastest to adjust from sitting to standing or vice versa. These speedy adjustments provide movement without distracting delays.
The Klöud: The Klöud is the largest, most heavy-duty option in pneumatic standing desks. The base is available in three colors. There are two surface sizes (60” and 48” width) available in four different colors. Holds up to 150 lbs, weight adjustable.
The Ändern Pneumatic: The Ändern has the same choices for color customization as the Klöud – three color options for the base, and four color options for the surface. The Ändern is a slightly smaller desk (48” and 40” width surfaces available), which is ideal for laptops or smaller monitors.
The Lüften: The Lüften also has three base colors and four surface colors. At 60” width, the surface size is good for larger monitors.
The Möbel Desk: The smallest of the desks, the Möbel holds up to 35 lbs. Ideal for smaller spaces, the 17-lb Möbel is simple to move from place to place, and easily converts from a side table to a laptop desk.
Electric desks are strong, durable desks that use electric power to raise and lower the desk surface. The electric power boost makes electric desks some of the most robust sit-stand desks available, and the brushless motor means they’re easy on the ears as well.
If you need to have all of your weighty equipment within arm’s reach, you may appreciate the extra strength of a sturdy electric desk.
The Oben: The Oben is the largest, most heavy-duty option in electric standing desks. The base is available in three colors options. There are two surface sizes (60” and 48” width) available in four different colors. With two sturdy steel legs, this model holds up to 250 lbs.
The Ändern Electric: The Ändern Electric has the same choices for color customization as the Oben – three color options for the base, and four color options for the surface. The Ändern is a slightly smaller desk (48” and 40” width surfaces available), which is ideal for laptops or smaller monitors. Although its single steel column frame gives a visually light appeal, this sturdy desk holds up to 150 lbs.
Try Standing at Work with Standing ADHD Desks
Aim to reach your full potential at work with a standing desk that lets you move when you want to. Choose the right standing desk for you, and see what a difference it makes in your work day.