Friday, October 30, 2009

Survey Findings Prove Benefits of Contour CPAP Pillow for Sleep Apnea Patients

Contour Products Promotes Survey for National Respiratory Care Week, Findings Prove Benefits of Contour CPAP Pillow for Sleep Apnea Patients

Over 96% of Respiratory Therapists Agree, Mask Users Benefit From This Pillow

In conjunction with National Respiratory Care Week, Contour Products(TM), a leader in the sleep support
and comfort industry, is proud to promote the results of a 2009 survey conducted among respiratory therapists who work with CPAP patients daily.  One of the most common issues among CPAP therapy users is discomfort when sleeping with their CPAP mask, as a result of the mask pressing against their face. The Contour CPAP Pillow alleviates this with its innovative pressure-free zones that accommodate any respiratory mask so users stay comfortable, even in the side-sleeping position.

    "National Respiratory Care Week is an ideal time to highlight that respiratory therapists from throughout the country have acknowledged and supported that the patented design of our Contour CPAP Pillow significantly
improves comfort among CPAP therapy patients," says Contour Products' founder Scott Davis. "We've received tremendous feedback from end users on these same issues, but to have members of the medical community respond as consistently and favorably as they did is truly gratifying and gives additional credibility."

    Mask leaks were an important topic in the survey. More than 91 percent of respiratory therapists surveyed agreed the Contour CPAP Pillow is successful in reducing mask leaks, another major barrier to compliance
among CPAP therapy patients. Aside from causing dry skin on the face, mask leaks contribute to patients not getting the prescribed amount of pressurized air. Leaks compromise compliance because of the air leakage as
well as the discomfort and noise they cause.

    As further proof of the Contour CPAP Pillow's effectiveness, 100 percent of the respiratory therapists surveyed agreed the pillow reduces the tendency of the mask to press against the face. Mask pressure is the
major factor in discomfort complaints among CPAP therapy patients, as well as a leading cause of non-compliance. Eliminating mask pressure is a tremendous step in the direction of patient acceptance and compliance for CPAP mask therapy, a highly effective treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

    The Contour CPAP Pillow features that address key issues affecting patient compliance include ergonomically designed head, neck and shoulder support to reinforce comfort. The pillow has specifically molded spots for users to rest their ears when side sleeping. And, its inclined upper sides support the forehead to help prevent patients from rotating their chin downward, compromising airway alignment.

    Other important features of the Contour CPAP Pillow include an advanced, precisely molded design made of poured foam for superior support and resilience. A cover of silky, quilted padding in the hollowed-out
sections of the pillow and along the shoulder area ensures that the mask, hose and body glide over the pillow when users change positions. It has a five-year warranty and boasts effective packaging that thoroughly conveys its features and benefits in a user-friendly format.

    "It's important to note during Respiratory Care Week that the Contour CPAP Pillow is ideal for use both during titration and at home," says Scott Davis. "By controlling the mask variable during titration, the process
becomes more manageable and improves patient acceptance of the interface. Using the pillow at home ensures comfort and compliance after titration."

Learn about how this Support Pillow helps CPAP Compliance and Sleep Apnea Therapy.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Make Beds Easier and Eliminate Back Pain

Eliminate back pain while making beds!   The Bed Made EZ is a great new tool designed to reduce strain to the back, neck, and shoulders when lifting of heavy mattresses (to make the bed!).  Many mattresses in today's homes weigh over 150 pounds and create an increased risk of injury while changing sheets.  As more customers choose luxury class mattresses, this trend is increasing. This simple tool can save you (or a loved one) from back pain plus it provides a new level of independence.

When making a bed, tucking in just the sheets alone requires your mattress to be lifted at least eight times - all from a stooped position of only 14” off the ground. This awkward twisting and lifting motion contributes to the back pain and is experienced by 85% of the population.

How does it work? The Bed MadeEZ:

  • Slick surface inserts effortlessly between box spring and mattress, lifting the top mattress as it slides in.
  • It alleviates strain to back, neck and shoulders
  • Holds mattress in raised position eliminating repeated lifting.
  • Can be used to tuck in linens.
  • Comes with a full replacement LIFE TIME warranty
  • Perfect for maids, homecare workers or anyone who makes a bed!
"The Bed MadeEZ is a unique device that can significantly reduce the physical stress of making a bed"

- Dr. Thomas Cowell, certified Chiropractic Sports Physician and active member of the Florida Chiropractic Association

Physician recommended back pain relief
Bed Made EZ Bed Making Aid
Bed Made EZ Simplifies tucking sheets under mattresses

Friday, October 16, 2009

Tests Confirm the Cloud Mattress Pad

Contour Cloud Mattress Substantiation Sheet

Quality and duration of sleep are affected by many factors such as noise, mental stress, physical pressure concentration, posture and support.  Anything that can be done to reduce these negative factors improves sleep.  The Contour Cloud Mattress pad’s specially engineered design addresses issues related to pressure points, posture and support to dramatically improve quality of sleep and increase the duration of time spent in the deepest, most restorative levels of sleep.

The Contour Cloud Mattress Pad has been tested three different ways:

  1.  Sleep Efficiency Tests  
    • Wrist Actigraph Studies measure muscle movements in the body during sleep.  This type of test is considered to be a good indicator of the quality of sleep that a person is getting. 
    • When using the Contour Cloud Mattress pad, participants’ sleep efficiency levels rose dramatically.  On average, participants gained an extra 27 minutes of deep, restorative levels of quality sleep, and they experienced less fragmented sleep.
    •  Sleep efficiency levels are particularly important for people who are in situations where sleep times are limited, such as Navy personnel.  These people need to make the most of the time that they have to sleep, so that they can be better prepared to carry out their duties during awake hours.  There are numerous studies that point to a lack of sleep and/or poor quality sleep affecting a person’s level of alertness and his/her ability to function effectively and think clearly.
      •  A few examples are listed below:  
      • Slowed reaction time
      • Creativity, short term memory and sense of humor are all compromised by a lack of quality sleep 
      • One dramatic example of this is that the loss of one hour of sleep during daylight savings time causes traffic accidents to increase by 7%-8%
  2. Pressure Studies

    • Pressure studies measure the amount of pressure that the body has when laying on different types of sleep surfaces to show how well the body’s weight is distributed.  The more even the weight distribution, the lower the pressure.  
    • The average person tosses and turns about 70 times during the night, resulting in fragmented, low quality sleep.  Often times, tossing and turning occurs when the person attempts to relieve pressure on a particular area of the body.  Shoulders and hips, for example, are pressure “hot spots” and often endure the brunt of the pressure when a person sleeps on a non-supportive surface.  The less supportive the surface, the less even the weight distribution is, which in turn causes the person to toss and turn.  A person often awakes during the night in response to pressure build-up to adjust his/her position in an effort to relieve it.
    •  When participants laid on the Contour Cloud Mattress Pad, as opposed to a regular mattress, there was a dramatic reduction in pressure points all over the body.  The participants’ weight was more evenly distributed, so pressure was relieved on “hot spot” areas of the body like shoulders, hips and knees.
    •  When you reduce these pressure points, you are able to sleep more comfortably in one position for longer periods of time, which minimizes fragmented sleep and maximizes time spent in the deeper, more restorative levels of sleep.
3. Posture and Alignment
    • In order for a sleep surface to be truly supportive, it must have some amount of cushion as well as a shape to it that matches the subtle curves of the body.  Mattresses are flat, they have no shape and often they’re either too hard, resulting in a rigid sleep surface, or they’re too soft, resulting in a hammocking effect that can be particularly detrimental to your lower back area.
    •  Video Fluoroscopy is basically a moving x-ray, which shows the inside of the body in motion.  With it, we are able to demonstrate how well the Contour Cloud Mattress Pad supports and aligns the body’s skeletal system.
    •  When the body’s skeletal system is properly supported, surrounding muscles are able to relax during sleep.
Contour Cloud Mattress Pad Construction and Features & Benefits

  1. 2-1/2” thick triple layer design features a surface layer of heat sensitive material called Soft-Touch memory foam
    •  Molds to fit your body’s every curve for superior weight distribution and minimal tossing and turning during the night. 
    • This type of material was originally developed for NASA to cushion astronauts on lift-off.
    •  Ribbed surface allows air to circulate through the pad so you stay cool and comfortable during the night.
  2.  Middle layer contains a lumbar support
    •  Maintains the spine’s proper curve and helps to minimize low back pain caused by poor sleep posture.
    • Fills in the gap that flat mattresses leave around the lumbar and waist area to maintain the natural arch in your low back and encourage proper sleep posture during resting periods
  3. Base Layer :
    •  Constructed of high quality dense foam for excellent nighttime support
    •  Prevents the mattress pad from bottoming out underneath the body’s weight.
   .Learn More about this Foam Mattress Topper Here  

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Flat Rate Shipping Promotion - All Orders Ship for $7.99!

Contour Living customers - stock up and save big time!  New $7.99 flat rate shipping for all orders offers significant savings.  Sine Contour sells mostly pillows and cushions which are large in size, shipping costs can be very high.  New $7,99 flat rate shipping let's you know how much you'll pay, regardless of how many items you buy from us.

With the holidays fast approaching, this is a great time to buy our Contour Leg Pillow, Contour Twist Pillow, or even the Mattress Genie Wedge.  Make someone you love more comfortable today!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

New Fiber Filled Support Pillow from Contour ProductsContour

Contour Products just added a new support fiber pillow designed to provide therapeutic support throughout the night. Rely on Contour Living for your bed and posture support products. Plus, buy the Contour Ortho-Fiber Pillow now and save $3!
Just spend $29 or more and save $3 off your next purchase - Enter coupon 3OFF in the coupon or gift card box, hit "Update" and the $3 discount will be reflected in the new subtotal. Hurry, This offer expires October 10th.
Check out our new Contour Ortho-Fiber Support Pillow -
Only $26 after coupon!
This new pillow combines the benefits of our Contour support technology with a fiber filled stuffing. Enjoy a cool supportive sleeping surface! Our unique therapeutic design helps relieve neck strain, shoulder aches, tension headaches and arthritis. Choose from two different lobe heights for proper spinal alignment, and help relieve neck pain (associated w/poor sleeping posture). Plus, improve airway alignment for easier breathing during the night.

A gently padded, quilted cover accommodates your head and ear area. 100% hypoallergenic polyester fiberfill comfortably supports you. Fits standard pillow case sizes.
  • Choose Regular or Extra Support - This one pillow allows you to choose from two different support lobes: regular support or larger, extra support. Just flip the pillow to change support!
  • Fiber Fill Material 100% Hypoallergenic polyester fiberfill comfortably support you.
  • Quilted Center - Gently padded, quilted center accommodates your head and ear.
  • Orthopedic Design - Supports and aligns the spine.
  • Reduce Pain - Helps relieve neck pain associated with poor sleeping posture
  • Breathe Easier - Improves airway alignment for smoother breathing.
  • Fits Standard Size Pillow Cases
New Fiber Filled bed pillows

Helps Relieve:
Neck Strain - Shoulder Aches - Tension Headaches - Arthritis