Bed trays allow for working, reading or eating in bed. Bed trays are designed to fit comfortably over the hips and legs and to sit steadily on the bed. There are several styles available: from a simple flat surface, to those with flip sides (one with indentations for plates, cups and cutlery, and the other to hold a book), to those with side panels/pockets to hold magazines and books. More deluxe models include an adjustable tilt surface, for propping up a book, and detachable tray to allow the dishes to be easily removed. Bed trays are commonly available in wood, rattan and plastic.
Wood and rattan bed trays are probably the most effective types of trays on the market because they can withstand the heat from plates and they are less likely to crack or break. Plastic bed trays are likely to crack and break under high temperatures, which would result in having to buy a completely new tray and possible injury from hot beverages.
Bed trays are beneficial to the average person who refuses to get out of bed to eat, drink or read, but they are even more beneficial to individuals who are incapable of performing such tasks. Individuals who are basically confined to a bed find it very difficult to get things and do not like asking for help. That said, bed trays are an excellent way to keep their favorite snacks and books with them at all times. Many individuals literally cannot get out of bed to eat dinner, so these products also very useful in those situations.
There are many different styles and designs of bed trays on the market right now, the cost is going to depend on the style and how extravagant the bed tray is. If you want a bed tray with all the compartments for storing your favorite things, you will have to pay more money. Likewise, if you want a style that is durable, portable and likely to last a long time, you will also have to pay a great deal more, but it's probably worth it. The more you pay now, the less hassle you will deal with in a couple of months.