Thursday, December 31, 2015

New Year's Resolutions That Add Comfort

Without a proper night of sleep, it can be difficult to get through the day. Without a few nights of proper sleep, daily functions seem almost impossible. And that's putting it lightly. Because the more rest that's missed out on, the more difficult it can be to enjoy life, and the more we want to be curled up in bed – whether or not it provides us with relaxation. 

That's also why ensuring yourself comfort is a great way to step into 2016. With a bed that's restful and supportive, you can be sure to get as much sleep as necessary throughout the entire year. 

In order to stay relaxed each night, evaluate your current setup. How old is your mattress? How supportive is your pillow? Have you been warned about snoring or waking throughout the night but never been to see a doctor? Whatever comfort moves you've been putting off, now is the time to move forward. With getting a foam mattress cover, a new head cradling pillow, or finally booking your appointment to get looked at for sleep apnea. Each of which can provide years of personalized support.

In contrast, you're left to rest as-is, waking with the same aches and pains, and suffering from the same sleep-related issues. Instead, look to the above, or talk with your doctor about implementing even further solutions.

With these few simple changes, you can become better rested, have more support, and be more comfortable throughout the entire year. And if you're still on the fence about making such a change, look no further than our Comfort Guarantee. Choose an item that qualifies and you're able to return your product – for any reason – for up to 90 days. We're that confident you'll love it. 

Head to the Contour store to get started with your new sleep habits today.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Wedges and Elevations for Different Conditions: High-Level Inclines

In the past two weeks, we've discussed different types of wedges and what they can be used to treat. It's a step that's helped us define our products, highlight some of their best features, and share important healing information with readers. Now we take this series one step further by talking about high-level wedges – what they can do and what conditions they're best outfitted to prevent.  

Those suffering from all-over back pains can gain ongoing relief with the steepest of wedges. Because they offer the most support and weight displacement of any style of wedge, these cushions can help relieve the most pains. Especially when a patient is suffering from aches throughout different areas in the back, like upper and lower, mid and upper, and so on. Such wedges are also great for dealing with throat and lung conditions, including surgery or treatment recovery. 

Because few sleep on high wedges (due to the angle), they're most often used to provide back alignment. This can include anything from resting sore muscles, helping bones settle in their proper place, reducing weight tension, and more. When paired with a full body support, high wedges can also be ideal for relieving all over aches. Such as reducing knee swelling or pains and gaining support in the legs. Or, simply use these full-body wedges to relax. When angled properly (for instance, with the BackMax Plus), patients can reduce the gravity's pull on their back, legs, and joints. Seeing as these generally cause the most pain, high wedges can also offer much needed relief. Whether after an especially achy day, or as a preventative measure. 

Whether you're nursing an injury or are just looking for some added comfort, a steep wedge can offer help with all of the above. Start browsing today and learn more from our product page

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Tips for Avoiding the Holiday Heartburn

Sleep on an incline to reduce heartburn
Out of all the great things about the holiday, food is absolutely one of them. The side effects that come from eating these rich foods, however, not so much. With all of the cream cheeses, the candies, heavy meats (and whatever else your family craves come December), it can be rough on the digestive system. Not only in the stomach, but in your esophagus. The combination of eating heavy and eating often – sometimes there are too many fun parties to say no to – causes the body to retaliate. 

Rather than suffering through the goodies, follow these guidelines to gain relief … while still eating your favorite dishes.

Eat Lighter – We know, it can be tough not to stuff your face with Grandma's best meals, but going easy will help the digestion process later. You can always go for a second plate, just allow your body to have a break first.

Eat Healthy Too – The best-tasting foods are the worst for you. But that doesn't mean you can't sprinkle in some vegetables now and there. Healthier dishes will provide your body with nutrients, while helping to break down all the fats.

Eat Earlier … Or Go To Bed Later – It's the holidays, you're allowed to set your own schedule. Putting more time between dinner and sleeping in particular can ensure your body has had enough time to break down the latest meal. This reduces the risk of heartburn greatly.

Take a Tummy Settler – Milk (dairy or an alternative), a glass of water, home remedies, such as apple cider vinegar and honey, peppermint tea, etc., can all ease your esophagus before bed. Use these beverages to calm down your stomach acid in a natural way.

Sleep on an Incline – If it's bedtime and you can feel the heartburn on its way, use a wedge pillow to get better sleep. This will require stomach acid to essentially climb before causing pain. 

Enjoy the holiday snacks with these easy and effective heartburn killing tricks. 

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Wedges and Elevations for Different Conditions: Mid-Level Inclines

Last week we talked about the wedge and how sleeping or just resting on an incline can better your health. Today we take that same concept a step further and focus our attention on mid-level wedges. Slightly taller or steeper than their shorter friends, there's plenty that the mid-level wedge can do. Just like its lower counterpart, it offers pain relief, circulation increases, and all-around comfort.

But just who should use it? And what conditions are best to take on with a mid-level wedge? 

According to medical research and scientific designs, it's best for reaching the middle of the back. Pains, misalignments, as well as ongoing injuries can all be reached with this size of wedge. Its efforts then trickle down into the lower back, hips, and knees, as well as up into the shoulders and neck. Mid-height wedges are also great for surgery recovery, allowing you to elevate the chest, or to prop legs and increase circulation. Just like in the hospital, but in the comfort of your own home. 

Or, if you suffer from heartburn or GERD, mid-sized wedges can help more severe cases. Because there's more height, the wedge lets gravity do the work, keeping stomach acid suppressed by forcing a steeper climb. 

Many of our mid-height wedges come as part of an adjustable set, allowing the user to choose just how propped they'd like to be. This can be an ideal way to switch between sleeping and watching TV, as well as a supportive position for the couch. With versatility and healing all in one, you can gain multiple perks with a single incredible product.

Of course, you can always talk with your doctor about treatment options regarding your wedge pillow. Experiment to see what positions provide the best relief, and gain their medical advice to find the best outcome possible. 

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Perfect Last-Minute Camping Gift!

It's getting down to the wire when shopping for holiday gifts. Yet chances are you still have a person or two on your list. Those folks that just can't be shopped for – or for whom you've simply been too busy to pick out the ideal gift. But fret not! Contour Living is here to save the day. With pillows and alignment accessories that can be used for all occasions, we're the ideal stop for any hard-to-satisfy loved one. 

But today we take your shopping a step further. We're catering to die-hard campers, and providing them with an all-inclusive package. One that combines all their outdoor comfort needs and rolls it up into one easy-to-buy gift.

Pick up one for every outdoorsy person in your life and stock away for gifts that are great any time of year. Including birthdays, family get-togethers, moving fits, or just because!

The Contour camping package includes:

The Double Back and Leg Cushion – This dual use pillow can be split and used in two different ways in order for you to maximize your camping space. Support the neck and lower back at the same time, use as head support and a seat cushion, and then roll up for convenient packing.

Kabooti Seat Cushion – Get rear relief when driving or sitting around the campfire. You can even choose the camo pattern cover for an added touch of personalization for your campers. 

Cloud Mattress Pad – No matter how fun camping might be, it's still difficult to get a good night's rest on the ground. Opt instead for a Cloud mattress pad for a surface that's cushioned, proven comfortable, and comes with plenty of back support. 

Combined, these items work to create a cushy camping experience. Making the whole trip more enjoyable. 

Right now, it's even on sale. Add our holiday coupon codes to get even further savings. 

Head to the Camper Comfort Package page to order today. 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Wedges and Elevations for Different Conditions: Low-Level Inclines

You've heard that sleeping on an incline can help with various symptoms. Whether suffering from heartburn, recovering after a recent surgery, or just looking to reduce cold symptoms the natural way, there are an incredible number of ailments that can be helped by lounging on an incline. There's no doubt about it. The tricky part, however, is determining just how much of an incline you need, and what type of relief each level can provide.

First and foremost, talk with your doctor. After you've gotten their advice, you can work to find the best level for healing and comfort. You can also take personal preference into account – if you like a lower wedge, you might not be able to gain sleep on a more severe incline, and so on. Then it's time to look into what each height will best help solve.

Lower inclines – most often used for comfort, these short wedges are most often used for neck and back alignment. Use them to ensure your spine is settling as it should throughout the night. It's a simple move that can eliminate back pain, muscle aches, as well as headaches. 

Place these lower incline wedges under the rear to alleviate pain in the lower back and weight displacement. They can also be used for feet in order to increase blood flow back into the legs. This is most common after a knee or leg injury, and should be used with doctor approval. 

Why it works – by offering the back a proper resting surface that works with it, not against, you can keep your bones in proper alignment throughout the night. Unfortunately, when we fall asleep we can jar into all types of positions that disrupt the bones, which can then cause ongoing pains from being out of place. The wedge also works on other areas of the body by providing support at a gentle angle.

To learn more or start browsing, head to our wedge pillow page today. 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

What's the Ideal Sleeping Temperature?

You might have heard that it's better to sleep in a chilly room. You might even agree from personal experience. But did you know there is actually science behind this old wives' tale? And as to just how cool that room should be? The stats have been taken, the studies done, and the results are in – letting us know the absolute ideal sleeping temp each and every night. And the answer is … whatever is most comfortable, generally between 65 and 72 degrees. Much warmer or cooler and the body is more likely to wake frequently.

Due to different body types, sizes, and preferences, folks were shown to sleep deeper at different degrees. With their bodies also running at varied "norms." However, one thing remained in common: those who slept in a cooler room at night vs. what was comfortable during the day gained better rest. When your body sleeps, your core temperature actually goes down – because you're resting and working to save energy. It's a move that our body takes care of on its own. Achieving this lower temp is much easier when your house itself is chillier at night … vs. forcing the body to cool itself against your bedroom environment. 

These nighttime temps can be found by manually or auto setting a thermostat. Keep a small heater in your living space to add warmth while you're awake, or light a fire. It will raise the thermostat while you're up and aware of your degrees. Then once bedtime hits, the fire will have died down and the house will cool itself off overnight. Allowing you to rest even more soundly throughout the night. 

Look to these simple thermostat adjustments, and keep track of what range is most comfortable for you and your family, and earn access to a scientifically proven way to sleep better. 

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

How Do CPAP Pillows Help CPAP Therapy?

Sleep apnea is a condition that affects the ability to get a good night sleep. By interrupting your body's airflow and steady breathing, it wakes you throughout the night. Keeping you from obtaining long bouts of rest, or gaining some of the deepest REM levels. Over time this can add up to some serious sleep deprivation. One of the best ways to gain sleep apnea relief, however, is through CPAP treatments, which stands for continuous positive airway pressure. By essentially forcing air through the nasal passages, patients can rest easy, without their body obstructing their own nightly airflow.

But did you know it can get even better than that? Accessories have been specifically designed to help make CPAP therapy more effective. For instance, lotions that help keep your nose moist, wipes that allow you to clean your mask with ease. And what has been voted the unofficial crowd favorite, the CPAP pillow. It works by hosting specialty cutouts that fit your CPAP mask. That way you can turn and roll throughout the night, but without fear of smashing your mask up against your pillow. No matter how well your machine is helping you sleep, plastic forced into your skin is sure to cause an unwelcome wake up call. 

The pillows also host cord cutouts on either side, allowing you to turn from left to right with ease. No crushing your own air tube, and the flexibility to sleep on whichever side is most comfortable. Even if that means switching throughout the night. 

Being more comfortable means better sleep, as well as a more efficient nighttime routine. Putting on a breathing mask for bed has never been so easy. If you're already using a CPAP machine or are in talks with your doctor about adding one to your nighttime routine, consider the help of a CPAP pillow for an additional layer of comfort, and easy equipment use.  

Thursday, December 3, 2015

How Can a Knee Pillow Help With Back Pain?

Sleeping with a knee pillow
Neck pillows support the neck. Head pillows are made to support your head while resting. And so on. It's a logic that makes sense. It would also make us think that knee pillows are made for knee health. And while that's true, there's also far more to it than that. Knee pillows aren't just for the knees. They can also help support the entire back.

By adjusting your alignment and encouraging blood to flow more efficiently, knee pillows can help put body weight where it needs to be. That means reducing pressure on the back, and therefore alleviating pain. Essentially, it helps put the legs where they need to be. Which can then reduce weight and pressure or pain that's cause by misaligned lower limbs.

More often than not, back pain is caused by something in particular. Maybe it's a pinched nerve. Or the neck turned wrong so it's causing uneven weight displacement. Slouching or causing uneven bones – even when you are standing or sitting still. By correcting this problem, you are able to in turn reduce or eliminate back pain.

If your back hurts when sitting, consider adjusting your position. This can be a minor change, or enlisting the help of a pillow that will properly align and support the body. Therefore reducing pains. The longer this practice is continued (or more often) the greater amount of relief that can be found. 

Knee pillows can do wonders for your back pain, especially when used to doctor specification, and on a regular basis. Start searching to find your ideal knee pillow today. 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

What's the Difference Between an Adjustable and Standard Wedge?

Have you heard about seat or bed wedges? But maybe didn't know what they were all about? If so you're not alone. Though the wedge is one of our favorite products, not everyone has experienced just how wonderful it can be. But that's not all, even those who have experienced an inclined pillow don't understand the difference between standard and adjustable versions.

So just what is a wedge? And what are the perks that come with versatile models? 

A wedge is a piece of cushion or foam that's made of an inclined shape. Whether made to sit on, sleep against, or lounge upon, it helps support the body while allowing plenty of comfort on the process. They're used to add comfort while, as well as a healing prop to any number of medical conditions. Wedges help ease snoring, increase oxygen and blood flow, decrease symptoms of heartburn, GERD, etc. They can also help with pregnancy and post-surgery recovery. 

Standard Vs. Custom

With a standard wedge, the user is given a static shape and angle to use throughout the length of their cushion's usage. While pillows can be added, they won't always stay put and will offer a different texture that can become lumpy or lopsided over time. 

With a custom wedge, however, the texture is much of the same, as well as the design. However, it also comes with additional features. The pillow can be folded or moved into different shapes or positions. With some versions, pieces even zip apart or together to maximize your functions. Adjustable wedges can be switched up for size – allowing users to create a travel model, or go full-out when lounging at home. Choose one that's inflatable, memory foam that forms to your body over time, or stick with static support.

Adjustable wedges offer users more options than their standard counterparts. Head to our wedge page to check out models, or live-chat an expert on our home page to learn more today.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Get Free Shipping from Contour Living

Shop now and save with Contour Living! Just in time for the holidays, we're lining up all types of deals. Not only ones that can help you save money, but those the provide you with more products for all of your gifting needs. Including lowered free shipping on every single order. New and repeat customers alike can take advantage of this ongoing holiday sale. 

Just in time to knock out your holiday gifts, you can order from Contour Living and receive free shipping when you purchase $50 worth of goods. Buy a few pillows, sleeping accessories, seat cushions, stack on a colored pillow case so your loved ones can have a clean sleeping surface at all times, and so on. Then have it all delivered to your door without paying for convenience. Who needs to go brave the crowds when shopping can be done from the comfort of your own home? Affordable, quick, convenient, and now with another added incentive! 

Best of all is that you don't need a coupon code to get this incredible deal. (We've all been faced with checkout when we're trying to type in the right letters that will let us get dollars off, only to have to backtrack or choose one perk over another.) With our lowered minimum free shipping, however, customers can check out as normal and we'll take care of the difference! No mess or hassle involved. 

Because this is the time of year where we do more shopping than any other, take advantage of these incredible savings opportunities on all your favorite gift giving items. Head to for access to all the latest sales – we're even on standby with answers to all of your real-time questions via live chat. Stop in and check it out today. 

Monday, November 23, 2015

New Product! The Stomach Sleeper Pillow

Ergonomic pillow designed for stomach sleepers
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?

Sleeping with a wedge pillow
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.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The MiniMax Multi-Purpose Wedge, Now in Grey!

Great news for all of our MiniMax Wedge users out there. One of your favorite cushions now comes in grey! It's a move that's as fashion-forward as it is productive. Whether you have a wedge cushion version in the traditional tan, or are just looking to lounge in comfort … on a pillow that also matches your d├ęcor, this is an upgrade you can count on. It still provides all of your favorite MiniMax classics, just in a new and updated hue. 

Use your MiniMax to alleviate pain or add support to various sections of the body. Prop, adjust, elevate, and more with one single wedge cushion. All of which can be done throughout the neck, lower back, knees and legs, and even into the torso. Or use it in the car for added rear comfort when driving (or tagging along as a passenger). With its wide range of versatility, you can fold and adjust your way to all different types of relief with one versatile product. Purchase more than one and gain dual relief at the same time, or stock up on savings and hand out as a unique (and extremely sought after) gift. There's even the full-sized Multi-Purpose Wedge available if you're looking for a larger surface area.

However, because of its mobility, many enjoy the MiniMax, especially when using in bed or in the vehicle. But no matter your wedge of choice, because it's a Contour Living product, you're sure to get some much-needed comfort. As well as the ability to adjust and conquer your individual needs. Even if they change over time – or for some long-term sufferers, by the day. 

To learn more about the MiniMax Multi-Purpose Wedge (now in grey!), head to our product page. Or start stocking up on your holiday gifts!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

New Product! Introducing the Warm Cool Lumbar Support Cushion

Use warm and cool ice pack for back pain
It's one of favorite times of the year, where we get to announce new products! Today we celebrate our latest event with the Warm Cool Lumbar Support Cushion, a transformable product that can be taken from hot to cold (or left at room temperature). All while providing ample lower back support. 

The product can be used with any type of chair – set it up at the office, place in your car, or even on the couch. Better yet, with adjustable temperatures, you can ice away pain or heat an injury until your heart's content. And with a built-in pocket and reusable gel pack, you can find the best temperature possible, as often as you like. Simply adjust as necessary.

Additional features:
  • Offers therapeutic relief
  • Supports the lower back and lumbar area
  • Specifically designed to bring on comfort and support
  • Soothes aches and pains while adjusting toward proper alignment
  • Offers dual temperatures so users can find the best solution to their specific back needs.

The Warm Cool Lumbar Support Cushion is a product that can help many gain much-needed comfort. By utilizing seated support in a number of different scenarios, back aches and pains can all be treated. Additionally, with the help of heat and cold added in, patients can bring additional relief to the lower back, no matter what type of trauma it's seen.

In order to start learning more about the specialized pillow, or to order yours today, head to our product page. Here, you can check out photos and links, or ask questions through our live chat feature. An overall scenario that helps provide our shoppers with the best possible user experience.

Order your new seat cushion now, and start giving your lower back the comfort and support that it deserves. 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

5 Reasons You Should Be Eating Honey

It's known as nature's candy. Sweet, flavorful, and as natural as foods can come. And perhaps most surprisingly, considering all of its benefits, honey is also delicious. A substance made entirely by insects, we can't get enough of it. It can be eaten as a spread, in salad dressings, mixed within baked goods, as a tea or coffee flavor. (Yes, we hear honey in coffee is delicious.) Or, its comb can be munched on for a dessert with crunch, as well as flavor. 

Yet there's plenty more that honey has to offer. If the taste alone isn't enough incentive, here are five additional reasons you should be eating honey.

5. It's Healthy

As in, natural sugar and low in calories. With no chemicals or outside preservatives. Honey can seriously last forever. Just be sure that you're eating natural honey, not a flavored spread. 

4. It Helps With Allergies

Eating local honey can help those with all types of outdoor allergies. By ingesting the very triggers that cause them (in small doses), you can work to build up immunities against these allergens.

3. It's a Healthy Sweet Alternative

Consider using honey in a number of different scenarios for added health benefits. It's great in hot beverages, iced tea, on desserts, etc. If you would normally use a sweetener (even when baking), replace with honey for a new take on sweeter dishes.

2. They Can Help Provide Energy

Honey has natural energy boosting properties, but with very few carbs or additional calories. (In comparison to its counterparts.) Try a teaspoon with your meal or snack the next time you're low on energy.

1. Sore Throat Miracle

In cold season, it's best to keep a steady supply of honey on hand. Because it's thick and coats the throat, honey can settle in and soothe aches. It can also keep you from coughing and combat that dry feeling that's often associated with colds. 

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Save Your Back! Halloween Costumes to Avoid

One of the holiday greats will soon be upon us, and that means candy and costumes for miles around. As well as some serious pumpkin carving. Events that, like many others, suggest a magical time of year. However, if suffering from back pain (and even if you aren't), there are certain things you should avoid. For instance, heavy lifting, sleeping on a non-supportive mattress, and so on. One more thing to add to that list – which is not considered as often – is wearing the wrong type of Halloween costume. 

As unimportant as that might sound, how you dress for All Hallows Eve can greatly affect your back health. This upcoming October 31st (and for every showing after), remember to avoid these specific types of costumes.

Anything heavy, obviously. When possible, don't dress up as any character who has a large backpack or important gear that might weigh a little too much. The same goes for wearing anything heavy, such as a thick full-body costume or transformation of sorts. It's likely uncomfortable and won't be doing your back any favors, either.

Blinders – as in a mask that takes away your peripheral vision. Who wants to be spinning on their heels all night? Rotating your entire body is likely to strain your neck, back, as well as your eyes. Choose a costume that has a more open range of motion instead. 

Uncomfortable shoes – something about Halloween almost compels folks to wear the most painful shoes around. Whether high heels, hard platforms, wooden or plastic versions – chances are they aren't going to make your feet feel good. But beware, a lack of support or weight displacement could also take the pain further up and into the spine.  

Anything too tight – this, too, might sound arbitrary, but cutting off circulation (or slowing it down) in any portion of the body will have negative effects. Rather than suffering through pain, go up a size and enlist the help of comfort. 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

5 Non-Beachy Ways to Utilize Your LA Wedge Headrest Pillow

A few months ago Contour Living came out with a brand new summer-friendly product. A foamy wedge that could support the head (even in the sand or water), keep drinks cold, and tote around belongings – in whatever order the user saw fit. We call it the LA Wedge Headrest Pillow. Now that it's not exactly pool season, however, those same uses have been put on hold. But that doesn't mean you can't still find some great functions from your pillow.

Whether you already have one (or more) or are considering buying, check out these top five off-season tasks it's ready to take on. 

5. Road Trip Companions

Load 'em up and pack 'em in the car. Your LA Wedge can double as both a place to store belongings, and as a comfortable trip pillow. Use for yourself, or grab one for each of the kids – they can bring whatever activities can fit inside. And because the Wedge comes in six neon colors, it's always easy to tell whose is whose.

4. Hot Tub Head Support

Sitting in a bath of hot swirling water can be relaxing, but the facilities don't usually count for individual heights. Pack along your LA Headrest and gain access to some serious head support that you can adjust as you soak. The same goes for the bathtub too! You can even pack its pouch full of belongings to keep them nearby (though it's best to remove anything that isn't waterproof before getting in.) 

3. Stargazing

Traditional pillows obstruct your view, and can get bogged down with some of Mother Nature's finest, like leaves or dirt. Opt for your foam headrest instead for a comfortable way to take in the sights. 

2. Carryon Item

Much like in the car, the wedge offers great head support on a plane. And because you can store things inside it, the LA Headrest helps combine luggage, streamlining the travel process.

1. Tailgating Gear

Walking to your favorite sporting event, or even just navigating the pre-game parties, often means lots of outdoors time. Stock your LA Wedge with some beverages to keep cold (maybe a snack or two), and get ready to enjoy the game.

Learn more about the LA Wedge Headrest Pillow here

Thursday, October 1, 2015

5 Easy Ways to Care for Your Coccyx

Hydrate for better health
Out of all the sections of one's back, it can be broken down into a few sections. Upper, mid, lower/coccyx, etc. Generalized areas that help describe pain, what's causing it, and how you can make it better. And one of the most important, and often described sections, falls under the coccyx, or lower back. The portion of the spine that meets the rear. When not properly cared for, it can be achy and acting up. But when coddled, and planned toward more effectively, the coccyx can serve as a healthy, pain-free section of the body. Which, in turn, encourages other areas to also be pain free. 

When taking care of the coccyx:

5. Sit Up Straight

As simple as that might sound, few actually do it. Sitting up straight keeps your back aligned, and therefore, weighted in all the right areas. In contrast, slouching can displace muscles and put strain on areas that aren't developed to perform certain tasks. 

4. Stretch

In the same light, developing muscles within the back with add strength. Meaning there is less strain when weight is offset, and the entire area will be better prepared for unusual movement.

3. Lift With Your Legs

Legs are meant to go upward – backs with heavy objects, not so much. Use your body the way it was meant to be used to prevent injuries and to discourage aches or pains.

2. Hydrate

Muscles without water are more likely to cramp, which can lead to further injuries. Rather than risk it, ensure you're drinking plenty of fluids. 

1. Get a Seat Cushion

If you sit for a good portion of the day, it's a good idea to invest in a supportive seat cushion. One that will line up the back, while also removing pressure from the coccyx. It's a step that's affordable, yet extremely effective, as well as a go-to source for those who suffer from lower back pains of all kinds. 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Downsides to Drastic Temperature Changes

This time of year, Mother Nature is in full transition mode. Tailing off from summer, she's ready to guide us into a chillier climate. And for some, those cold days have already taken over. Other regions, however, have been holding onto the heat for dear life. Maybe even treading back and forth between days of fall, and those that feel summer-worthy.

But what's the big deal about indecisive weather? And why not have a variation? Aside from the annoyance of never being able to plan a daily outfit, there are additional downsides to seasons that won't level out. And not only to your belongings (we hate to winterize deck items once, let alone multiple times), but to the body – the most valuable belonging of them all. 

When temperatures are constantly changing and humidity levels across the board, there's a good chance you can feel it deep within the body. Down into the bones, every single time you move a joint. The discomfort is just that cantankerous. Generally they are associated as "growing" pains, which can be described as dull aches that last for most of the day. Feelings that are more annoying than harsh.

Scientists agree that these discomforts are caused by changes in barometric pressure. Dips, that, a few times per year are manageable. But when seasons are constantly flip-flopping back and forth, that means more pains, more often. And unfortunately, there's not much that can be done about it. Many take over-the-counter pain medications. Others agree that exercise helps. However, for the worst sufferers, it's likely that your weather aches will still fall into play. 

As we ease into October, weather changes will become fewer or further between. In the meantime, talk to your doctor or look to personalized methods to make these weather related issues as mild as possible.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Mattress Care Practices to Help Improve Your Health

It's common knowledge to flip one's mattress every few years. To keep clean sheets and replace the pillows once they've gone flat. Most of which are to help implement cleanliness and comfort. But what about steps that can also improve health? By being aware of certain mattress care tricks, you can work to keep your body both cozy and working properly.

Tips like:

Cleaning the Mattress

Or securing it in a hypoallergenic cover. You'd be surprised how much dust can build up over time, and a deep steam cleaning can keep your sleeping surface clean. Ideally, this is done professionally, and every other year (if not every year). It's a step that can remove germs as well as allergens (think of all the times you were sick, a pet slept in your bed). When left unclean, you're breathing in these microbes every night during sleep – yuck!

Turning the Bed

You might flip your mattress in order to help offset weight, but do you turn it, too? Get even wear by ensuring both sides of the bed are gaining equal use, and one section isn't becoming too quickly worn. And for those who have one-sided mattresses, turning is especially important. Plan this easy fix for every six months. 

Upgrading Your Mattress Pad

There are all levels of mattress pads available. For some, it's just a thin buffer between the sheets, and for others, it's an entire layer of cushion. No matter your comfort preferences, look for a version that will help protect your bed. A pad that locks out germs or liquids (ideal for small children or anyone who takes a beverage into bed), or is hypoallergenic. Meaning keeps germs or allergy triggers from embedding deep into your mattress.

These and weekly laundry routines can all help you sleep healthier at night. Working toward a longer term, clean sleeping environment. 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Customer Reviews: The Freedom Seat Cushion

Are you looking for some back or rear support while sitting? What about adding comfort, seat height, or circulation abilities? As well as encouragement to sit up straight? All of these reasons, and more, have caused others to look toward seat cushions like Contour's Freedom model. A supportive material that helps you get more work done, without causing aches and pains. 

But don't take our word for it, see what others have to say about their experiences with the Freedom Seat Cushion. 

"Fractured my tail bone and ordered the cushion designed for this problem and it is great – I take it with me to my car, office, restaurants, etc. And it has provided great relief." Joan S.
"Cushion helps relieve hip pain on long car rides for me." Krista 
"At age 72 I know it is normal to feel a stiffness upon rising from a sitting position. However, with this full pillow back support, it just doesn't happen anymore and I am so pleased. I highly recommend it for anyone who needs more than lumbar support." Marlene 
"The Freedom Seat Cushion does help to seat you properly and in turn, is comfortable for your lower back." JT 
"This is the best seat cushion I've ever used, it provides just the right support for my tailbone and is very light and portable. I have used it every day since I got it! I previously bought a much more expensive cushion that I ended up giving away – I will recommend this one to anyone who needs some seating support. I now look forward to traveling again!" Anonymous 
"I drive a fort lift 10 hours a day. This cushion and back support are just what I wanted. Thanks." Larry 
"Firm support pad, perfect for my office chair. Since I sit at a PC all day long, it helps!" 

Great news, the Freedom Cushion is on sale! Order now and receive a free gift with purchase.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

How Far Should You be Walking?

In a time where many work behind a desk and public transportation is at the ready, it can be hard to consider life without convenience. Without the ability to get somewhere quickly. Those inventions that have made life so easy, however, like vehicles and jobs that don't require manual labor, also rob of us of essential daily exercise. Because, back when travel and daily tasks were more easily attained, body movement was, too. 

But when exercise has to be scheduled, how much walking is "enough"?

According to many sources – and fitness trackers – our daily goal should be 10,000 steps. It's a stat that has been around for decades (thanks to practice and research), and evens out to about five miles. Every day. Yet on average, Americans step less than 6,000 times per day, which leaves us plenty of room for improvement. 

The number is set to increase flexibility, burn calories, get the muscles and blood pumping, raise oxygen flow, and so on. It also provides enough steps that, ideally, a few thousand will be done at one time, which adds cardio to your daily routine. Overall, taking 10,000 steps per day will help add to your health from a well-rounded approach. 

For those who don't walk, it might sound daunting, but is a move that becomes easier as your body adapts. Additionally, the body is made to move – for long distances at a time. So long as you give your muscles the ability to do so, they can conquer some pretty impressive feats. Finally, researchers say that those who track their steps – through a "smart" device or a pedometer – come in with above-average numbers. 

For an easy, yet effective, way to boost your health, start walking more. It's a task that becomes more enjoyable and more hitting the longer it's kept in place.  

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

5 Ways to Avoid Dry Skin with CPAP Machines

Avoid dryness from CPAP therapy
Anyone who has ever used a CPAP machine, or who understands how they work, knows they can cause dry skin. Because of the very nature of how they're made – pumping a constant stream of air – they've essentially got science against them from day one. And while these machines provide the ability to sleep soundly, and offer their abilities against sleep apnea, dry skin can be no picnic. 

With just a few additional steps, however, CPAP users can make the most our of their sleep treatments, including getting some much needed moisture. Without having to give up steady sleep. 

5. Sleep With a Humidifier

By pumping moisture into the air, the actual breaths you take through your machine will hold more hydration. (Vs. from a room without a humidifier.) This helps reduce "dry air" before it even hits the CPAP machine.

4. Spring for the Gear

CPAP machines come with specialty lotions, salves made for the nasal passages, etc. Because they're designed specifically to work with your machine, you can ensure they have the most moistening abilities possible. 

3. Drink More Water

Hydration starts from the inside out.

2. Check Air Quality

When's the last time you changed your heater's air filters? Or cleaned lint off the AC? Have you thought about an air purifier? Simple changes like these can ensure your air is clean and full of moisture (ideal in the winter), even before it hits your machine.

1. Clean Your CPAP Mask

The more gunk and germs that are built up on your mask, the bigger risk you have at causing sickness, infection, or even drier skin.

These simple CPAP accessories can help keep you moisturized and breathing easy at all times. Be sure to incorporate them into your nightly routine for a more efficient sleep apnea treatment option. 

Thursday, September 10, 2015

6 Tips for Choosing the Best Pillow

For years we've been advocating the importance of a proper pillow. How sleeping on the right surface can help improve health, as well as your daily aches in pains. And in many cases, eliminating them all together. Understanding the importance of the "right" pillow is readily understood by many, actually finding what works, however, can become a more daunting task.

How do you find the best pillow to meet your individual needs? And what is the best way to do so?

6. Talk to a Pro

Whether you choose to speak with your doctor or a Contour sales rep, find someone who knows sleeping pillows. It's a step that allows you to gain accurate information and to ensure you're making an informed decision. 

5. Research

See what others have posted online – in comments as well as article reviews. This is a free way to see how others were hurting, and what steps allowed them to feel better. Compare to your own pains and contrast for a customized experience.

4. Test Out Different Styles

If you haven't used a pillow feather, consider giving that model a shot. Or opt for memory foam, hypoallergenic materials, etc. It may just be the material you've been looking for.

3. Read Reviews

You might learn something you didn't consider. Or know how to better ask questions that relate to your needs.

2. Try Additional Curing Methods

A pillow can't solve all your problems. Consider branching out into alternative steps for curing aches and pains. Those methods, along with a more supportive pillow, will provide better results.

1. Look into Contour's Return Policies

Many favorite Contour Living products come with a 30-day return guarantee. This means you can test out a new model, without feeling stuck to the idea. This is especially good for looking for a new type of pillow and finding out which methods help cure the most amount of pain.  

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Cervical Pillows Now Buy-One-Get-One Free!

Memory Foam Cervical Pillow
What is the Contour Cervical Pillow?

One of our best sellers (and crowd favorites), the Contour Cervical Pillow is designed to cradle the neck and encourage alignment for the entire spine. That means constant support and pain-fighting abilities while you rest. With a special setup that holds the head, rather than propping it up, the pillow adds comfort and relief from bone or muscle aches. Did we mention it's super comfortable, too?

By curving with the body, sleepers can keep their spine straight throughout the night. Whether sleeping on their back or side. Traditional pillows keep you on an incline, or push you into a surface. It's a practice, that, over time, can cause pain during your waking hours. (Or even while you're trying to sleep.) In contrast, the Cervical Pillow works with your natural shape, then adds comfort to the mix with its plush memory foam. A combination that allows for the highest level of back health – without risking sleep.

The pillow also comes with:
  • 100% memory foam comfort
  • a crescent shape that's made to custom fit the neck and head
  • head-cradling abilities
  • a removable cover for easy washing

Ready to start sleeping on this highly praised pillow? To increase body alignment while reducing pains? And without spending a fortune? Head to our product page – just click the link and you can learn more about what the pillow has to offer, or get started shopping today! 

Friday, September 4, 2015

How Posture Can Help you Age Gracefully

Like so many others agree, a majority of the population remembers being told to "sit up straight." Whether sitting at the dinner table or working at their school desk, adults of all levels of stature were constantly reminding kids that they were tired of their slouching ways. A fact those kids wouldn't soon forget. No matter how dramatic our childhood selves might remember those interactions, however, it was actually for our own good. Posture, much like eating vegetables and getting enough sleep, is an aspect of healthy body behavior. One that kids are rarely keen to follow, and one that, when not used, can create terrible habits into adulthood. 

Being told to sit up straight wasn't a punishment, it was a way for adults to show kids they cared about their future health.

After all, good posture grows into habit over time. After reminding yourself to keep your back straight and flat so many times, the body remembers to do so all on its own. It's a step that allows for easy muscle memory. 

Good posture will also help create stronger back muscles, keeping one ready for all scenarios and growth. As well as keeping the spine in place and the back aligned. A step that can keep pains at bay, while also improving overall back health. But most importantly, it can help keep you healthy as you age. With the onset of osteoporosis or a decline in bone density, ensuring your posture is solid can lessen those side effects. Keeping you upright and with smaller chances at needing a back doctor. 

There are plenty of lifestyle changes that can help keep your body healthy, especially as it grows older. And though posture is one that's often overlooked, it can offer profound health strides to the back, and to the rest of the body. 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

4 At-Home Tips to Reduce Neck Tension

The neck is one of our most important body parts. Holding up our heads and allowing us to turn and view as needed, it's what keeps us upright and alert throughout the entire day. Yet it's also very easily injured … if even slightly. Simply by sleeping or turning wrong, you can pull a muscle or jolt a bone – a single move that can cause pain for days on end. Even worse comes stress or daily habits that create ongoing tension.

To obtain better neck health and to eliminate pain … without drugs or expensive treatments, consider:

4. Temperature Changes 

Depending on what ails you, isolated heat or a cold compress can do wonders for the neck. Talk to a pro or research which extreme will provide the best results. Then create temperature changes right where they're needed most. You can also look to lotions or salves that add or remove degrees simply with application.

3. Stretching

Neck muscles are most often pulled because they are under developed. However, turning your head in certain directions or performing strengthening movements can eliminate that issue. By creating a stronger, more versatile portion of the body that won't strain with sudden movement. 

2. More Pillow Support

When sleeping "wrong," your neck can suffer immensely during waking hours. Simply from being jarred or unsupported throughout the night. (And for hours on end.) Instead of risking this painful fate, enlist the help of a pillow that offers its healing services. Comfort and better neck health, all while you sleep.

1. Massage

Sore muscles deserve to be relaxed, and nothing relieves quite as much tension than an old-fashioned neck rub. Schedule an appointment, ask your significant other, or invest in a small device that will work out kinks. It's a proven, relaxing step that can negate pain while helping reduce future injuries. 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Fall Allergies Are in the Air

Do you suffer from fall allergies? Do you know what triggers are available throughout the fall? And which ones are specific to your area or lifestyle? If you're starting to feel under the weather – or even just a bit "off" every time the temperatures dip – allergies may very well be the cause. Substances like ragweed (the biggest fall trigger), pollen (which is generally more prevalent in spring), dust mites, and even certain types of fruits and vegetables – specifically melons, zucchini, etc. are all there to make you sneeze. Though the latter is far more rare, but nonetheless still an allergy trigger for many – which often goes unnoticed due to its unusual nature. 

No matter what may be the cause, however, these triggers have been known to bring on some seriously unpleasant symptoms. Such as hay fever, scratchy throats, itchy and watery eyes, couching, and noses that can't decide if they're stuffed up or running constantly. Even worse for those who enjoy sleeping with open windows – a move that lets in fresh air and helps cool the house, but also brings in microscopic particles.

It's also likely that you've taken note of fall weather patterns in your area. Some states will fluxgate greatly. Days of heat will see fewer symptoms, while cool or windy days might cause an almost severe cold. (Or at least the need to pack a box of tissues.) A pattern that often continues until a hard freeze is able to settle down triggers for months at a time – except for warmer climates, which might see allergies year-round. (Though citizens of these areas often develop immunities, too.) 

If you suffer from fall allergies, consider looking to natural or over-the-counter remedies to help keep symptoms at bay. And remember that, no matter how severe the season might seem, you're only a few months away from long-term relief. 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Learn How You Can Earn a FREE Comfort Travel Cushion

There's not much in life that beats free. Where you can get a little something extra, but without footing that hefty bill that usually comes along with it. Because generally, getting more also means that it costs more, but not when you're dealing with free! Which is exactly the case with Contour Living's latest promotion. All you have to do is buy a Kabooti Seat Cushion and you get a Comfort Travel Cushion with it … at no additional charge!

Because we know just how important it is to be seated comfortably – for your sanity and also for your health – we've made it a package deal. But without adding a fee. Now customers can gain proper rear and back support no matter where they're seated. In the office, on the couch, in the car, and while on the go – even if flying or taking the bus. Both products are versatile, allowing users to move their seating needs along with them. With the addition of the Comfort Travel Cushion, however, that means easier travel, or the ability to maintain support, even when on the road. Because it's made for public transportation and lightweight transfers, Contour customers can pack along their cushions in a suitcase, or simply hold on as a carry-on. It's been airport tested and TSA regulated in order to make your trips easier, and as comfortable as possible. 

Whether you're ready to travel, or just need a proper seat cushion for the everyday (without traveling), this deal is a great way to go. It provides the best of both worlds, at no additional cost. A move that allows you to be ready to sit pretty at all times.

To learn more or to get started shopping today, head to our Kabooti home page now!