Monday, November 23, 2015

New Product! The Stomach Sleeper Pillow

It's one of the best days of the year – when we get to share a new product that's available at Contour Living. Today, with our Stomach Sleeper Pillow, the handy device that makes it comfortable and easy to rest facedown. As its name implies, the Stomach Sleeper Pillow is designed for those who love sleeping on their bellies. Providing them some much needed comfort and support in the process.

With its specialized design, users can rest with their head to the left or right, or simply lay face-first. Because there are custom cut-outs, there is plenty of cradling head space, without over tilting the neck and creating strain. And let's face it, sleeping on our stomachs, before now, meant craning, or going without a prop altogether.

Stomach Sleeper Pillow Perks

  • The pillow is ergonomically designed to provide support, without taking away cushion. That means longer bouts of sleep, in the way that you feel most comfortable getting it. 
  • Groundbreaking chin rest design adds neck support while reducing neck and upper back strain.
  • Pillow setup creates "pressure-free zones" as it holds the face. 
  • Center is elevated to support and pull weight from the chest.
  • Cover is ultra-soft and silky, while center is mesh to offer ample breathability. 

The pillow also comes with a one-year Contour Care warranty when purchased through Contour Living. As well as the 90-day Comfort Guarantee – if you don't love it, return it within 90 days and get your money back. That's how confident we are you'll love this product. 

Ready to learn more about this incredible offer? (Yes, it's on sale too! And eligible for our holiday shipping deals.) Whether shopping for yourself or for the stomach sleepers in your life, this unique pillow will had a level of bodily health virtually unrecognizable for front sleepers. Click to learn more today.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

How to Avoid Fall's Biggest Allergy Triggers

Unless you suffer from fall allergies, it can be hard to remember there's an entire cold weather season that makes you sneeze. In the spring, it's expected, but somehow fall allergies tend to fall off our radar. That is, unless you suffer from them, in which case you're trying everything in your power to do away with the once and for all.

Within your epic quest to remove such allergens, remember these triggers, what might cause symptoms, and how you can best avoid each of these hay-fever nightmares.

Warm Fall Weather

It might sound like a blessing, especially for those who hate the cold. But warm weather that continues into the fall can actually create allergy havoc. Humidity and warm temps bring allergens out of their hiding places, and into your breathing air at a much higher rate.  


When paired with warm temperatures, wind can be the allergy sufferer's biggest enemy. Though you can't exactly avoid the wind, when it's in the forecast, be sure and keep your windows closed, turn on air purifiers, and change out filters (including heater filters) to eliminate as many allergens as possible.


Rake them! Sure you "don’t want to have to do it twice," and are waiting for all of the leaves to fall, but letting them sit can mean more allergies that you and your family is breathing in every day. Pay a pro to get rid of them, or use a mulching lawn mower that collects leaves in a bag for ample cleanup abilities. 


A good hard freeze is one of the best cures for fall allergies. Until that day, however, keep in mind that there will be far more pollen, dander, and ragweed within your home. (Among other triggers.) This information can help dictate how often you vacuum or wash your sheets in order to remove the cause of hay fever as thoroughly as possible. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

What is GERD? And How You Can Prevent It

There are hundreds of Americans who suffer from GERD each day. Some of who might not even know what it is that they're dealing with. GERD, which stands for gastro esophageal reflux disease, and takes place when stomach acid and digesting foods are not properly held in place by the lower esophageal sphincter (or LES). It's a trait that can lead to heartburn, acid reflux/indigestion, or even a stomachache. Oftentimes symptoms can depend on outside factors, such as what one ate, their position at the time, or their weight. 

Many suffer only after eating spicy food, when lying down after eating, or when pregnant. While others can feel the side effects even when eating mild, well-timed meals. 

So what gives? Like most illnesses, GERD is also affected by genes. Genetics can affect how severely your symptoms are felt, as well as how easily you're able to do away with them. 

Anyone suffering from GERD should talk to a doctor about a specific plan of action. Then, with doctor approval, can start working on reducing side effects from home. This can be done by losing weight, exercising, avoiding spicy or heavy foods, and eating at least three hours before bedtime. You should also avoid lying down, or even reclining too far, right after a meal. Sleeping on an inclined pillow and avoiding alcohol can also help keep GERD symptoms at bay. 

However, if you're still suffering from esophagus pain and discomfort, it might be time to have a second conversation with your doctor. In severe cases, medicines or even surgeries can work to eliminate GERD. They can also help point you in the right direction as to what lifestyle adjustments will work best with your GERD attacks. 

If you suffer from GERD, consider implementing some of these changes today. Or schedule an appointment with your doctor to learn more.  

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Perks Behind a Travel-Friendly Seat Cushion

Sitting in a vehicle for hours at a time is no chore. No matter what type of health situation(s) you've got going on. Those with neck cramps will certainly see their pains magnified. While those who are in perfect health will simply become uncomfortable. Our bodies were made to stand, stretch, and walk, not stay plopped in the same position for hours on end. Yet when traveling, especially around the holiday season, said long-term sitting is often a necessity. 

For those end-of-the-year travel sessions, consider giving your seat an upgrade. It's a simple change (and inexpensive), but will give your rear a whole new life for the entirety of the trip. Back pain will be out the window, and your car ride will fly by faster than ever before.

Travel seat cushions work to keep the rear cushioned and supported, this often eliminates pain associated with displaced weight, especially when sitting for hours on end. They also align the spine, which leaves your lower and upper back steadily in place, often eliminating discomfort all on its own. Additional features, such as coccyx cutouts relief pressure (great for anyone with an aching tailbone). Foam or memory cushions will shape to your body over time, creating an even more comfortable surface. 

Sitting atop one of these specialized cushions can also increase blood flow to the rear. This means circulation throughout the entire body will be improved, even though you're seated for long periods at a time. All of the above can make for a more enjoyable road trip, and one that goes much quicker.

To stock up on all your travel rear/back related needs, head to Contour Living's product page. Here you can learn more about each cushion, and find the one that will best suit your sitting needs. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

5 Reasons Online Shopping is Better for Your Physical Health

When compared against holiday shopping, the existence of the Internet is one that's fairly new. In only the past few years have we been able to browse and shop online, then have all our of items delivered conveniently to our front door. It's also a process we're embracing whole-heartedly. Not only is online shopping convenient (who doesn't want to window shop in their PJs?), it's often cheaper. Coming with free shipping and allowing us to have as low of prices possible. 

Other perks include your physical and mental health. Without the need to push your way through a crowd, many health risks are greatly diminished. Including:

5. The Risk For Cold

There's no denying that it's cold season, but eliminating the amount of interaction you have with crowds can lower your chance at getting sick. By coming in contact with fewer public surfaces (and fewer crowds), you can help keep yourself well by avoiding germs.

4. Tall Shelves and Heavy Boxes

It's not a combination we like, but it's often one that exists. And even though it's better to ask for help, when there's a great sale, there isn't always time. However, by sticking to your couch instead of attempting to lift these boxes, you can save yourself a whole lot of back pain.

3.  Anxiety

Crowds can be seriously stressful, especially when you have a specific goal. Why put yourself through all that stress when you can shop at home in an environment that's as relaxed as you make it?

2. Pushing a Cart

Let's face it, how often do you get lucky with a "good" cart? Instead, you're usually forced to push a squeaking, hard-to-steer carriage throughout the store. Besides, even the best of carts can't always hold up with heavy weight. Save yourself the backache and shop from home instead.

1. Keeping Strange Hours

Some of the best sales are held in the most inconvenient hours. Rather than getting up in the middle of the night to deal with all of the above, consider sleeping on your normal schedule, all while still cashing in on holiday deals. 

Thursday, November 5, 2015

The Best Sleeping Positions for Expecting Mothers

Almost every birth mom on the block had a rough time sleeping during pregnancy. With all the changes that took place within their bodies, and with an added issue of size (especially in the second and third trimesters), it's not hard to see why, either. Growing babies simply make it hard to get comfortable. Let alone comfortable enough to actually sleep. Then there's the added issue of frequent restroom visits, a baby that's on its own schedule, and more.

When possible, however, it's best for these moms-to-be to get as much rest as possible. It's a step that allows their bodies to prep for their upcoming arrival, as well as one that increases their level of health.

To get as much sleep as possible – no matter what trimester you're in, remember to look toward these sleeping positions.

Anything That Involves an Oversized Pillow

A cozy cushion can help offset your weight, while still placing cushion where it's needed most. Right under the belly. Expecting moms can also gain comfort by reducing tension from the back, neck, or legs. Really, the bigger the pillow and easier it is to adapt to the body's current position, the better. 

On Your Side

This way your belly still gets a resting surface (the bed), which helps alleviate some of your stomach's weight. Sleeping on your side also gives you two options, with plenty more variations. While reducing tension on the lower back. Place pillows along the back or between the legs for additional support.

On Your Stomach

This might sound unheard of, but there are actual contraptions that allow pregnant ladies to lie on their stomachs. Generally by offering a well-placed hole. However, you can also stack pillows or remove a couch cushion to get the same results. This might not be great in the long-term, but can provide much-needed relief during naps or resting time. 

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Take Advantage of Savings at Contour Living!

Who doesn't love a sale? And when it's a sale on something practical – or that we've had our eye on – the savings become just that much better. Icing on the cake that is an incredible shopping experience. Which is exactly why Contour Living wants to provide access to all of our greatest deals. No matter the time of day, or season of the year. They're tips that are available to new and repeat shoppers alike, and easily accessible from our home page.  

Gain access to these great deals by heading to our offers page. Here there's an updated list with each product that's on sale. Scroll through and find the biggest savings, or find a product you've had your eye on and add it to the cart. There are even pop-up coupons that work in tandem with these deals. Which means you can save even more! This is a great way to ease your wallet while doing holiday shopping, and just in time to help you mark loved ones off your list. While still providing a thoughtful, useful gift that will last them for years to come. And since you are saving in the process you can really go all out!  

For instance, right now you can get a free Contour Cervical Pillow (with purchase of the same), gain $5 off your next Warm/Cool Lumbar Support Cushion, or get a free Comfort Travel Cushion when you purchase a Kabooti Seat Cushion. Then, use the coupon code CART at checkout to earn an additional 5% off your entire order. The only requirement is a minimum $35 purchase. Act now to gain access to these limited-time sales. 

Our page is updated frequently, meaning you can gain access to the latest and greatest savings. Start shopping today, and don't forget to check back in for even more savings.  

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Why Do You Need a Wedge Cushion?

If you've never heard or a wedge cushion, or never experienced its magic, it can be hard to get hyped up about this little miracle. Sure it's a pillow, so it's obviously comfortable, but why does it need to be in a wedge shape? And what's so great about sleeping on an incline, anyway?

The wedge design, however, is actually a structural dream come true. Because the slope is gradual, it allows for as much comfort as possible. Yet without causing you to lounge on an extreme angle. This comes especially handy when you need to sleep on a wedge after surgery, with breathing issues, acid reflux, etc. Those who snore have found relief (or rather their sleeping partners have found relief) with a wedge pillow, as have folks suffering from a cold or allergies. Doctors often recommend this type of sleeping arrangement, allowing gravity to work with the body, yet many patients find it so comfortable that they never look back. 

Incline pillows can also be paired with additional head support when reading or watching TV. Or simply sleep on your incline for a comfortable way to rest each night. 

So why do you need one? 

They're versatile, help add cushion and alignment to the bed, and more. They help alleviate a number of symptoms, such as heartburn or discomfort that's associated with GERD or acid reflux. Wedge pillows can also aid in sinus drainage and clearing your throat when sick, as well as helping to reduce snoring. Besides, they're just plain comfortable. 

Convinced yet? Head to our wedge pillow page for our large selection of wedge solutions.. Or check out the reviews and see what praises others have for this cure-all pillow. It will revolutionize the way you're able to sleep and gain comfort, no matter what your resting needs might be. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

4 Holiday Gift Ideas That Will Please Even the Most Difficult of Relatives

It's that time of year when we start making our holiday gift lists. Writing down who we need to shop for, and what items we'd like to provide. Yet no matter how many people or gifts might be on our list, it seems to be easier with a guide. Tips from which you can use to help you shop, and pointers for keeping everyone on your list happy. Even those who have "everything" and who are downright hard to please.

Made the most out of your shopping efforts – with both your time and money – by sticking to these crowd favorites.

Seat Cushions

Anymore, it's normal for folks to sit through a majority of the day. Make those hours more enjoyable with a quality cushion that will add comfort, and help eliminate ongoing pains that can come from muscles that sit.  That;s why a cushion like the Kabooti makes a gift everyone would appreciate.


If you don't understand the importance of a good pillow, it's likely because you've never had one. Help your loved ones sleep better and better every single night with a new quality pillow.

Mattress Pads

Just like pillows, the comfort level of one's bed is of huge importance. Add a lot of cushion (with a small price tag) for a gift that's sure to be appreciated.

Desk Accessories

With just a few upgrades, a desk can add functionality while eliminating pains. Consider a thoughtful present like wrist cushions or a natural keyboard that works with the body rather than against it for a unique gift that's perfect for any office worker on your list. 

A Body Pillow

An often-underrated bedroom feature sits with the body pillow, an accessory that adds full-body support when sleeping or just looking to get comfortable. Consider adding one or several to your list for some seriously satisfied giftees. 

Friday, October 23, 2015

Are These Underrated Behaviors Causing You Back Pain?

Alleviate back pain with a positioning cushion
Throughout the course of a lifetime, almost everyone will experience back pain. Oftentimes it's minimal and for a very short amount of time, but others aren't so lucky. Their back pain is chronic, and quite possibly severe. What's even worse, however, are cases that can't be strictly diagnosed. Rather living with ongoing pain and attempting to solve what can't be pinpointed. 

To avoid ongoing back pain, or to diagnose current intermittent aches and their potential causes, take note of these common habits. Everyday activities such as:

Laying on the Couch

Every once an a while, this is a welcome treat, but being too much of a couch potato can mess up your entire back alignment. If you can't limit your time on the sofa, look to special cushions or wedges that will help hold everything in place. And that help to keep it pain free. 


We all know smoking is unhealthy, but few of us know that it can cause back pain in addition to other health risks. Nicotine can affect blood flow, cutting off circulation throughout the body. Over time, this can cause pain and inflammation throughout the body, while often focusing on the back.

Too Much Exercise

Yes, there can be too much. Overdoing it with the weights, having poor foot insulations, etc. can all affect the back and cause pain. As well as robbing the body of too many calories.

If you're suffering from back pain,or minor aches and pains, the culprit might just be one of the above. Whether it's affecting the body all on its own, or adding to a previous condition, these underrated and often sneaky factors can cause far more harm than we realize. Look to adjusting simple steps, or work toward a daily routine that is not only healthier, but that works to reduce back pain. And eliminates your ongoing triggers.