Best ADHD Chairs for Adults: Find Comfort & Focus

Julia Ovcharenko, CEO of Numo
May 22, 2024

Ever feel like Goldilocks trying out different chairs, and nothing feels just right? 🐻

We totally get it - finding the right chair can make all the difference when it comes to focus and comfort. That's why we've compiled a short guide for picking the best ADHD chairs for adults. From gaming chairs to ergonomic and office ADHD chairs, we've got you covered. 

So, let's get started on finding your ideal match!

[Find Your Perfect ADHD Chairs] Find Your Perfect ADHD Chairs

Children and adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are well-known to have trouble sitting still (right?). Why do we not want to sit still? 

To keep things short, we do not like sitting still because it makes us feel less stimulated, just like other boring things. If you have ADHD, your brain is always looking for something new, rewarding, or stimulating. [1]

So maybe we should also try to use chairs that are not ordinary, but chairs for neurodivergent that will cover our needs?

Top tips to find your perfect fit

Let's geek out on some chair specs! To curb our wiggles and squiggles, we want a chair that goes up and down faster than our fluctuating attention spans—adjustable height is a must.

Now, you might think a chair is just a chair, but we know that's like saying a pizza is just a pizza (blasphemy, I know!). So here's the tea on how to find that just-right, Goldilocks-level chair to boost your efficiency.

  • First up, we want comfort. We're talking plush, but not too plush. You don't want to feel like you're sinking into a marshmallow, but something akin to a butt-hugging cloud? That's the sweet spot.
  • Next, consider movement. A chair that allows a bit of wiggle room is perfect for when you need to expend that extra energy. This is a great time to use ADHD swivel chairs—you can channel your inner Beyoncé and spin to the beat of your work playlist.
  • Think about back support. Your spine is your best friend, dude - treat it right. An ergonomic ADHD chair design that supports your lower back and promotes good posture? It is actually gold.
  • Know Thyself. Pick a chair that takes into account your squirming points.  Trust your gut and do what feels right for you.
  • Check the Reviews. Lastly, If it survived with rave reviews from the ADHD community, it’s got a golden ticket. Check out the Numo Tribe community and ask them for their best ADHD chair picks.

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[Gaming Chairs for those with ADHD] Gaming Chairs for those with ADHD

So, you're a gamer with ADHD? Welcome to the club! Let's have a little banter about something that can turn those hours of gaming into a more comfortable, more enjoyable, and less distractible affair - gaming chairs. 

Yep, you heard it right. Gaming chairs aren't just for the pros, they're for anyone who's ever lost track of time (and their posture) in a "Minecraft" marathon. 

We're talking about chairs that are as supportive as your in-game allies and as adjustable as your game settings. These ADHD-friendly thrones can help you maintain focus, reduce physical restlessness, and even alleviate those pesky sensory issues. 

So the next time you're about to embark on an epic quest or survive another night in "Fortnite," remember - comfort is key, and a good gaming chair might just be your ideal buddy.

Brand Recommendations: Look for Allsteel #19 Task Chair or Maxnomic Gaming Chair, as they were mentioned in the community on Reddit [2]

[Ergonomic Chairs for ADHDers] Ergonomic Chairs for ADHDers

Ah, ergonomic chairs. They're like furniture knights. They swoop in to save the day (and our backs) from the evil villain known as 'Poor Posture.' But did you know that these humble heroes have a secret power? They're surprisingly beneficial for my pals with ADHD!

Now, you might be thinking, "What? Can my chair help manage my ADHD? Pull the other one!" But hear me out. Think about those fidgety tendencies, the leg shaking, the foot tapping, the constant need to move. Well, guess what? The right ergonomic chair can actually help channel that energy in a more productive way. 

So, no. Your chair won't suddenly start spouting motivational speeches or start a stimulating debate with you. 

But it will provide the right support, comfort, and flexibility to help manage some of those ADHD quirks. So, let's put a cape on that chair and give it the superhero status it deserves!

Look for chairs with adjustable armrests, lumbar support, and customizable seat height to find your ideal fit.

Brand Recommendations: VEVOR Ergonomic Kneeling Chair 220LB Load Capacity Kneeling Posture Desk Chair for ADHD from Reddit recomms. [3]

[Office Chairs for ADHD] Office Chairs for ADHD

Alright, let's cut to the chase here. If you're an ADHDer like me, you know the struggle of finding that perfect office chair. You know, the one that doesn’t make you feel like a pinball bouncing every which way. 
For many of us, the office is where we spend a significant portion of our day. That's why it's crucial to have a chair that meets our needs. Look for office chairs with ergonomic features, breathable materials, and ample cushioning. These chairs will keep you focused and comfortable during those long work hours.

A good office chair for us ADHD folk needs to be three things: 

  • Cloud-seats (comfy padding for your royal behind 👑)
  • Back huggers (lumbar support; say no to slouching! 🦵)
  • Up & Down ability +swivel (adjustable 🛠️)

First up, comfort. The soft cloud which will take us to dreamland is not what we are looking for. No, we need a chair that's comfy enough to keep our bums happy but firm enough to remind us we're here to work, not nap.

Next, support. This isn't a metaphor for emotional support (though if your chair can do that, kudos to it). We're talking back support. As in, a good lumbar pillow that's going to look after our spines when we're deep in the zone.

Finally, the swivel chair for ADHD. Because let's be honest, nothing beats a good spin when you're waiting for that creative lightning bolt to strike.

Brand Recommendations: People from Reddit recommend AFO Home Office Chair or HAG Capisco Adjustable Standing Desk Chair, which can be your go-to pick when it comes to office chairs that are ADHD friendly [3]

[Sensory Chairs for ADHD Adults] Sensory Chairs for ADHD Adults

Office, gaming, ergonomic.. boring..What about special sensory chairs designed for people with ADHD and autism?

Yeah, sensory chairs are unique kinds of chairs that are made to meet the needs of people who need to move around and get sensory input. 

These adaptive seats can rock, bounce, or wiggle, making sitting more interesting than in a regular chair. Using your sense of proprioception—being aware of your body's position and movement—is what makes them "sensory." This can be helpful for people who need to be moving all the time to stay calm and focused.

The following are some of the best:

  • wriggle cushions
  • fitness balls
  • chair bands
  • wriggle stools
  • foot rollers, etc.

Recommendation: Go through Amazon's list [4]. There are rocking chairs, wobble stools, seat cushions, etc. Try the thing that speaks to you the most!

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[Conclusion] Conclusion

Choosing the right chair is more than just finding a place to sit - it's about creating an environment that helps you thrive. So, whether you're gaming, working, or tackling a creative project, investing in an ADHD-friendly chair can make all the difference in your focus and productivity.

Remember, your chair is like your supporting character—your Robin to your Batman. So take your time finding one that fits you just right. 

But here is something that can support more than any chair - the Numo first cringe-free ADHD app for adults. Get personalized advice from our ADHD experts, join a friendly community of people who also have ADHD, and a lot more!


1 Social Science & Medicine. “Why can't you sit still?”The effect of daily physical activity on childhood inattention/hyperactivity and the educational gender gap 

2Reddit thread: ADHD chairs for gamers 

3Reddit thread: ADHD Friendly Desk Chairs 

4 ADHD Chairs @ Amazon

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