Ga naar content

Benefits of the optional headrest for Ergohuman office chairs

All Ergohuman Elite office chairs offer the option to add a headrest. By default, the chairs do not come with a headrest, legrest, or coat hanger, as these features may not be useful for everyone. However, headrests provide significant benefits such as optimal support, reduced neck strain, and added comfort when reclining.  

Man wearing headphones reclining on Ergohuman office chair with headrest

If you're unsure whether adding a headrest to your office chair is worthwhile, we will discuss the advantages and disadvantages to help you determine if it's the right choice for your needs.


Should an office chair have a headrest?

As standard, office chairs don’t necessarily require a headrest. Many people won’t use the headrest too much, especially when doing desk work: typing, writing, reading. To offer versatile seating for our customers, the headrest on the Ergohuman office chairs is optional so that each person can customise the chair to suit their needs.

While a headrest isn’t necessary, it is beneficial. An office chair with a headrest offers neck and shoulder support, comfort for people of varying heights, reduced fatigue, and much more. If you want to add a headrest to your Ergohuman office chair, click the dropdown menu under “Select model” on our shopping pages and choose the additional features you require.


Can a headrest improve posture?

A headrest can enhance posture, especially benefiting those who spend long hours at a desk. An ergonomic headrest provides neck support, reducing strain and maintaining the spine's natural curve. With proper neck and head support, the headrest allows for proper spinal alignment and reduces the risk of musculoskeletal issues. The headrest will also allow the neck and upper back muscles to relax, minimising fatigue and discomfort during prolonged sitting.

The Ergohuman headrest is adjustable with customisable height and angle settings. It promotes micro-movements, prevents stiffness, and aids circulation. For the most comfortable experience, make sure the headrest supports the base of the skull and neck without pushing the head forward. Take time to adjust the headrest so it fits your individual needs.

Man adjusts mesh headrest on office chair

Why you should choose an ergonomic office chair with a headrest

When investing in premium office chairs, like the Ergohuman, Mirus Elite, or Enjoy Elite, it's essential that you will be comfortable from the start of your day until the very end. An ergonomic headrest has many benefits that can help with sustained comfort.


> Healthy posture and spine support

Consistent headrest use encourages healthy posture, supporting the spine and preventing slouching. Healthy posture is essential for musculoskeletal health and comfort when sitting in an office chair all day.


> Customisable comfort

Ergohuman office chairs are highly adjustable, providing comfort and support to a diverse range of users. The optional headrest allows users to customise their chairs further to maximise comfort. With adjustable height and angle settings, the headrest on our ergonomic office chairs will enable people of varying heights and body types to experience unparalleled comfort.


> Minimsed fatigue and muscle strain

The headrest helps minimise fatigue and muscle strain, especially during long periods in the chair. Thanks to its additional support for the head, neck, and shoulders, the headrest reduces discomfort and pain associated with stationary sitting.


> Less stress; more calm

A headrest makes it extremely comfortable to lean back, relax, and enjoy breaks from your work. With support to rest and take brief pauses from your screen, the headrest helps reduce stress. Having a comfortable place to disengage leads to a more calm and positive work environment.


> Neck and shoulder support

One of the most critical benefits of an office chair with a headrest is neck and shoulder support. An ergonomic headrest cradles your neck, alleviating strain and tension for a more comfortable seating position. Our ergonomic office chairs have an optional headrest that is height-adjustable and pivoting, ensuring adequate support to the back of your head.


> Better circulation

A headrest promotes better blood flow by reducing tension in the neck and shoulders. This contributes to overall comfort and prevents numbness or tingling in the upper body.


> Support for people of different heights

Ergohuman’s headrest is designed to support individuals of different heights. When positioned correctly, the headrest can also alleviate eye strain by allowing you to align your head and eyes with your screen, which minimises discomfort.


> Enhanced focus

Good support leads to less discomfort, which leads to enhanced focus at work. The headrest provides proper support to the head and neck, improving focus and concentration.


> Prevents forward head posture

An ergonomic headrest prevents forward head posture, which can interfere with healthy spine alignment. This prevents sustained discomfort and musculoskeletal issues, which are common when spending long hours at a desk.


> Versatility for different tasks

If you do a variety of tasks in your office chair – such as writing, reading, or even gaming – you may adapt your seating position often. An ergonomic and adjustable headrest ensures versatile comfort, depending on the task at hand. When you adjust the backrest recline for various tasks, the adjustable headrest will provide support to the back of the head in any position, maintaining a neutral neck position and reducing eye strain.

Are there drawbacks to a headrest on an office chair?

A headrest isn’t everyone’s first choice, which is why we’ve made it optional. Yes, a headrest provides excellent neck, head, and shoulder support, but it can interfere with certain tasks or movements. If a person wants to move their head freely – such as during a coworking session or intense gaming – a headrest can get in the way.

A headrest may also not suit everyone’s shape or height. Whether or not you choose a headrest for your ergonomic office chair depends on personal preference. If you would like to try an Ergohuman office or gaming chair before purchasing, contact us, and we will get in touch with your nearest dealer.


How do you adjust the Ergohuman headrest?

Start by loosening the adjustment knobs or levers located on the chair’s backrest. Once loosened, set the height and angle of the headrest to suit your needs. Make sure you are getting the best support for your neck and head. Once you’re happy with the position, tighten the adjustment knobs or levers to secure the headrest in place.


Should you choose a headrest for your office chair?

When shopping for an ergonomic office chair with Ergohuman, you will face a few important decisions. Beyond which model you like or which colour calls to you, it’s important to understand whether you would like to add on the optional headrest.

It comes down to personal preference. The advantages of a headrest include optimal head and neck support, maintaining healthy posture, and reduced muscle strain. However, for some people, a headrest might not suit their shape and height; it may also interfere with the movements they need to make at their desks.

If you need help making a decision, contact us, and our support team will assist you. We also offer 30-day returns in the unlikely event that you are unhappy with your purchase.


If you're also wondering about the optional legrest, click here to explore the benefits and drawbacks. 



Top Top