After a hard day's work there is often nothing better than taking a refreshing bath or shower, having an early night and settling down to read that great new book you recently treated yourself to.
The cares of the day fade away as you are absorbed into the literary world contained in that wonderful volume. You become more and more involved in the story and its characters and plot. Soon, all thoughts of work and the day's worries are forgotten as you get into the book!
Then, you start to feel uncomfortable. You have slipped down from sitting up straight and comfortable to lying half-way down the bed but with your head bent forward at a very uncomfortable angle. Ouch!
That's no way to read your book. You push yourself up straight again. A few minutes later you are half-way down the bed again!
That didn't work! Why not lie down and hold the book aloft, over your eyes? It might do the trick.
Then, your arms get tired holding the book at the perfect distance. You may even drop the book. Ouch! And you would probably have lost the page you were on!
So much for relaxing in bed with a good book! Might as well get up again and sit in a chair to read. Or give up and go to sleep. How are you going to get through that book?
I'm sure we've all experienced this, haven't we? Start off feeling relaxed and cosy while reading comfortably in bed - but then end up feeling achy and miserable.
Surely, there must be a way to read in bed without hurting your neck?
Well, there is. And it doesn't involve buying a new, electrically-operated-lift-you-up-bed or even extra pillows and bolsters. All that is needed is something a lot smaller and certainly a lot cheaper too.
Bed Reading Glasses!
These strange looking spectacles, often called Bed Prism Glasses, will allow you to lie in your cosy bed looking straight up toward the ceiling while reading your book at the same time. Your head will be held at its normal, comfortable angle, but you will be able to read that book without bending your neck.
With the book resting comfortably on your tummy your arms won't ache either! No more sliding down the bed, head bending forward more and more. These amazing glasses will allow you to read that book for as long as you like or until you find yourself drifting off to sleep.
Sounds good, but how on earth do they work?
Basically they bend light by around 90 degrees so that when looking straight ahead you can see straight down! You can get a similar effect by lying down and holding a small mirror in front of your eyes, angled at around 45 degrees from horizontal. You will see your feet and beyond and also a book resting vertically on you tummy. The book will appear to be hovering in mid-air above your eyes. Clever, huh?
One slight (slight?) problem though, is that the book looks up-side down! You may eventually manage to read it that way, but it definitely won't be very relaxing, which is the object of the exercise after all!
Bed Reading Glasses work in a similar way, but with the massive advantage that the book will look the right way up! This is done is by using not conventional mirrors, but Glass Prism Mirrors. These amazing devices reflect the light from the image you are looking at, IE the book, internally, several times. This has the effect of changing the viewing angle by around 90 degrees while at the same time keeping the image the right way up.
These Prism Mirrors are also used in binoculars, helping to keep them short compared to a Telescope of similar power. The prism mirrors in Bed Reading Glasses alter what your eyes see by around ninety degrees downward to where your book is comfortably perched.
So, by wearing a pair of these incredible, ridiculous-looking, but wonderfully effective bed reading glasses you will be able to read in bed without hurting your neck!
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