Thursday, March 31, 2016

Shop for a Free Gift!

Whether you love shopping or could use a good excuse to stay away from the store, Contour Living has you covered with its latest promotion. Shop our best-selling products and you could be eligible to earn yourself a free gift! We're offering up incredible incentives, and saying thank you to our new and repeat shoppers with this ongoing offer. 

All you have to do is shop in order to save!

Ongoing Deals

Free Shipping – Spend $50 and your order is delivered straight to your door, with no extra fees. Better yet, no coupon code required. This great offer is ideal whether shopping for yourself or checking off items for those on your gift list.

CPAP Max Pillow – Gain access to better sleep when you use your CPAP machine with our crowd favorite, the CPAP Max Pillow. Order now to receive $5 off your custom pillowcase. 

Cool Leg Pillow – Purchase a Cool Leg Pillow for all-night back and leg support that won't make you sweat. Better yet, it now comes with a free mesh replacement cover for an even more breathable pillow surface.

Mattress Genie Bed Wedge – Sit up in bed with the press of a button for a comfortable way to lounge. The order now even comes with two free Dual-Comfort Temperature Control Pillow Cases so you and a partner can rest without overheating.

BackMax Body Wedge Set – With this product you're gaining access to full body relief (in several different positions), as well as a free Fleece-Covered Half Roll Pillow for even more support while on the go.

All these deals and more are waiting for you to take advantage at Click the link to check out specs, customer reviews, and more. Or chat with one our trained pros for quick access to all of your comfort-related products. 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

What Is Acid Reflux?

What is Acid reflux?
Acid reflux is a term that's often heard, but unless you're a lucky individual who has yet to experience it, you might not know exactly what it is. Or, perhaps you've been suffering from the sickness but didn't know what it was called. Acid reflux is a condition where digesting stomach contents (including acid) makes its way back up into the esophagus. This can take place to a varied level of degrees – from instances that are quite mild, to those that are frequent and extremely painful.
Essentially, the throat fails to hold stomach contents in place, or acid forces its way through barrier devices – either way the condition can be uncomfortable, even painful, and can greatly affect one's eating patterns. Acid reflux can also be worsened when eating certain types of foods, or after eating too close to bedtime, as lying down (or even reclining) reduces the help of gravity to keep food within the stomach. Consuming alcohol, rich, or spicy foods can also exasperate the condition. However, some are more prone to its effects due to genetics, which can also cause some of the most severe symptoms.

Acid Reflux and Sleep

In terms of conditions, acid reflux is often most felt at night. This simply stems from body position – lying down allows acid to rise. When food hasn't had enough time to fully digest, those symptoms can hurt even worse; when there's more food, there's more acid that helps break it down (and acid that's more active), which leaves a higher chance for it to leak upward.
Luckily, there are several simple solutions to helping combat acid reflux. Start by eating earlier so your food has more time to break down. Reducing heavy or spicy foods can also help to settle the stomach. Next, sleep on an incline. A wedge pillow can encourage acid to move downward, and increase comfort while you sleep.
Doctor's agree, raising your body 6-8 inches while sleeping can help reduce or eliminate symptoms of:
  • Acid Reflux 
  • GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Indigestion
  • Heartburn
  • Hiatal Hernia

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Body-Healthy Foods That Can Reduce Inflammation

When working toward a healthy lifestyle, there's no arguing that it's a full-body approach. Almost everything you consume or do can have an affect on how you feel every single day. That includes a regular sleep cycle, staying hydrated, working out, and as well as a balanced diet. 

To help that process along, check out these foods that can actually reduce inflammation. Incorporate them into a meal and see how much of an effect they can contribute to your full-body approach. 

Bright and colorful veggies – Bell peppers, carrots, beets, and more are all great ways to add nutrition. Registered Dietician, Leslie Graves of Grace, Goals & Guts says this type of produce adds omega-3 fatty acids, which can reduce joint pain, lower inflammation, and lessen the risk Alzheimer's and dementia.

Cinnamon – Not only is this stuff delicious, it's a healthy spice to incorporate into your daily routine. Cinnamon has been shown to be beneficial for those with type 2 diabetes, Graves says, and can help the body function better as a whole. 

Turmeric – This spice is undoubtedly growing in popularity in recent times. Health-conscious eaters are noticing its perks, like less inflammation, and incorporating turmeric into as many recipes as possible. 

Ginger – Much like turmeric, ginger is making a comeback in its quest to reduce body swelling. It's also pretty tasty, which only helps its cause. 

Finally, Graves says to maintain an active lifestyle for the biggest results in doing away with inflammation. 

"Activity is huge. Not only because it typically helps you lose weight, but it can also help the body burn sugar." And, the more muscle you build up, the more calories that will be burned, even when inactive, she says. 

Try incorporating these items into your diet for a delicious way to start feeling better. 

Thursday, March 24, 2016

New Study Finds Link Between Sleep Apnea and Cancer Growth

More than 18 million Americans are affected by sleep apnea, a disease that works by interrupting the ability to rest soundly. It might even affect your partner's ability to rest due to loud snoring. However, according to some recent data, the side effects of sleep apnea could actually be more dangerous than interrupted sleep. Results are now linking sleep apnea to the growth of cancer. Specifically, through blood vessels and how quickly they are able to expand through tumors.

These same researchers explain that intermittent hypoxia (lack of oxygen flow) "is associated with worse mortality and aggressiveness in some types of cancer." 

This blood vessel link was found through the use of mice and kidney cancer. By exposing the mice to various levels of oxygen, they found that tumor-based blood vessels were more likely to form and expand, growing the tumor overall. Whereas, in those who received steady oxygen flow (and in higher levels), the same was not true of the affected blood vessels. 

However, facts are still in the works. While this correlation certainly seems disheartening in theory, there is plenty to be learned and addressed between sleep apnea and it's ongoing side effects. They also pointed out that more links need to be made – and a varied test model – before the data is applicable to humans. Including looking for exceptions in particular, the researchers said. 

Instead, the current facts that were obtained from mice can be used to find more information, as well as how to better study sleep apnea as a whole and how it might affect any type of body.

To learn more about sleep apnea and how it can affect your health outside of sleep, talk with your doctor. Then be sure to check back in for more sleep-related news.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

What's "Better"? A Hard or Soft Mattress?

There's an age-old question among sleepers – whether to buy a hard mattress or a soft one. Either side hosts strong allegiances, and will claim that their version is better for the back, more comfortable, and a clear choice all should make. They also claim that their version is better for the muscles, as well as for posture in general. But which type of mattress is actually better? And what type of surface should you be sleeping on? 

The answer might actually be somewhere in-between. In a recent report of mattress softness ratios, where 1 is extremely firm and 10 is as soft as it gets, results showed the least amount of back pain came with mattresses measuring at 5.6.

Additional research shows that when a mattress is too firm, it puts unnecessary pressure on joints and bones, especially those that are more likely to sit unevenly, like the hips and shoulders (when sleeping on the side). Additionally, when sleeping on the back, a surface that's too firm won't let the body "settle" and properly displace weight. 

Meanwhile, a mattress that is too soft won't offer up support at all. It will let the rear and lower back sink, rather than holding them upright. Though these mattresses might feel comfortable at first, as a long-term solution they can actually cause more harm than good. This is also true of mattresses that are too worn, even if they are firm (or were initially). 

When mattress shopping, consider a version that's in-between normal soft and firm standards. This in-between version can provide plenty of ongoing support, while offering back posture right where it's needed. Additional pain prevention can be found with toppers or support pillows that are specially designed for body posture. 

Start browsing available options on today.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Recover From Your Tummy Tuck with the BackMax Plus

Surgery and its subsequent recovery is an invasive and painful process. Even when dealing with minor procedures, the body needs plenty of rest and relaxation time in order to get itself back to normal. Treatment causes physical stress, which then takes time and TLC to physically overcome. But thanks to the BackMax Plus, you can do so with a pillow that's specifically designed to help that process along. All with your choice of body healthy positions that are meant to reduce pressure and increase blood flow. Not only does this reduce pain, it's a step that can lower healing time while adding 24-hour comfort.

Why the BackMax Helps After Your Tummy Tuck

With eight different positions to choose from, the BackMax allows you to adjust and find a position that's the most comfortable for you. Everyone will experience a slightly varied healing process, and using the BackMax can ensure you're sitting or sleeping in a position that's the most comfortable for your needs.

The cushion also reduces tension and strains on your most sensitive areas. It pulls stress away from the stomach and relieves pressure from the lower back. Often times after a tummy tuck, patients try laying on their side or back, but can only hold these positions for a short period before back pain kicks in. But with the BackMax Plus, that back pain is eliminated. This allows you to stay in a position that's made for healing – from your tummy tuck, or any number of other different surgeries.

The Reviews are Incredible! 

Don't just take our word for it, see what these real-life patients have to say about their post-surgery experience. From post-labor injuries, to butt lifts, to back surgeries, tummy tucks, and more, they're singing the BackMax's praises. Head to's reviews to hear their experiences and more. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

5 Spring Cleaning Tips That Will Improve Daily Health

The weather is warming up, which means it's also time to take part in spring cleaning, the time of year where individuals spruce up and de-germ their home and offices. As well as taking other steps to get ready for upcoming nice weather. With longer days and motivation brought on by pleasant temps, this is an annual time to clean up and clear out. 

In order to make the most of your cleaning efforts this year, look toward additional fixes that not only improve your living space, but can help make your home healthier. 

1. Steam Cleaning

Did you know it's recommended to get your carpets cleaned once per year? And your mattress? An overwhelming majority of folks do not have their sleeping or walking surfaces cleaned, which can leave them full of germs and allergens. Have yours cleaned to remove these symptom triggers. Additionally, steam cleaning is the most effective way to sanitize without introducing chemicals. 

2. Air Purifier

When the weather is nice, it's a common practice to open the windows. However, doing so can let airborne germs into the home. Set up an air purifier in your bedroom (or whenever windows are open) to help eliminate these triggers. 

3. Air Ducts

Even though they pump air into every room of the home, air ducts are given surprisingly little attention. When left alone for only a few months, who knows what could be lurking in their depths … aside from dust. Have your ducts professionally cleaned for fresher air, or consider vacuuming them out yourself. 

4.  Freshly Laundered Everything

We rarely get around to cleaning the bedspread, or the pillows, but spring is a great time to start fresh. Wash what you can at home, or head to a local laundry mat that has bigger machines and more extreme settings. 

5. Keep it Clean

Generally, the entire reason we need spring cleaning is because we slacked all winter long. Who wants to tidy up when it's freezing out, after all? Once you've cleaned this spring, keep a short routine of picking up (laundry, vacuuming, etc.) to ensure your efforts last. 

Monday, March 14, 2016

CPAPMax Pillow in Sleep Review Magazine

See the CPAPMax Pillow talked about in Sleep Review Magazine - March 8, 2016

Traditional bed pillows tend to push against the CPAP apparatus, which can break the mask seal and cause leaks and facial discomfort. The CPAPMax Pillow offers superior mask accommodation with its patented design and array of features, according to manufacturer Contour Products. The “pressure-free” zones on either side of the pillow allow the user to position their mask over the side of the pillow, keeping their head completely supported. This feature minimizes air leaks, shifting, and keeps the mask from pressing into the user’s face.

The CPAPMax Pillow boasts numerous additional features....
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Thursday, March 10, 2016

5 Sleeping Disorders and Celebrates Who Have Them

It's true – celebrities are just like everyone else, you can even ask People Magazine. That's a mantra that's true even with sleeping disorders. Whether you suffer from one yourself or are looking toward keeping your nightly routine in check, take a look at these well-known sleep sufferers and how they help keep their conditions under control. 

Narcolepsy – Jimmy Kimmel

The comedian and late night talk show host has admitted to being extremely tired throughout the day, causing him to fall asleep often, especially in the afternoons. After being diagnosed and treating his narcolepsy with drugs, Kimmel has admitted his case is "fairly mild," and he actually benefits from its unique qualities, such as being able to fall asleep very quickly.  

Sleep Apnea, Shaquille O'Neal

Shaq's size is most often pointed as the cause of his sleep apnea, a fact he also agrees causes his loss of sleep. After being tired and with complaints of snoring from his girlfriend, he participated in a sleep study and was diagnosed with sleep apnea. Shaq said he found relief with a nasal CPAP mask, after finding that other masks wouldn't fit his large figure.

Side note- Gene Simmons (Kiss bassist) was diagnosed with Sleep Apnea on his biopic "Family Jewels" TV series.  Here is a clip:

Snoring, Kevin Jonas

According to his wife, the Jonas brother snores far louder than the average person. Though the noise waves fluctuate, she admits to opting for the guest bedroom when his noises are unbearable. 

Sleepwalking, Jennifer Aniston

The actress says she has sleepwalked on a number of occasions, most often when under a large amount of stress or after not getting enough sleep. Tens of other famous folks attribute sleepwalking to their lack of routine. 

Insomnia, Madonna

The same goes for not being able to sleep. With stress and grueling schedules, Madonna, along with plenty other industry cohorts admit to difficulties falling asleep. Most agree that travel and inconsistent hours, along with schedules that are constantly changing, are some of the biggest offenders. 

Are you suffering from one of these sleeping orders? Consider lifestyle changes or talk with your doctor to find a personalized method to keep your sleeping habits under control.  

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

4 Ways to Regulate Your Sleep Through Daylight Savings

This Sunday, the U.S, Canada, and most of Western Europe will participate in the spring event of Daylight Savings Time. A day where, twice per year, we adjust our clocks in order to get the most efficient levels of daylight possible. Along with saving energy, the perks are plentiful – but that doesn't mean we like losing an hour of sleep once a year … even if we do get to gain it back later. 

In fact Arizona, parts of Canada, and countries in three other continents have since done away with the practice altogether, opting for standard time year-round. 

For the rest of the population who will be operating on a 23-hour-day this weekend, use these tips to avoid losing out on sleep. And to help keep your body regulated on your new, earlier-than-usual hour. 

1. Ease in With an Earlier Bedtime

We get it, it's hard to sleep when it's still. And it's even harder to get up when it's dark, but the clock will still tick, no matter how unhappy you are about it. If you're not a morning person, go to bed a little earlier at night until you're acclimated to the shift. Even 15 minutes can help.

2. Keep Your Morning Routine

Just a few weeks ago the sun was still sleeping in – so waking before sunrise should be an easy change. Just stick to your daily routine; do the same things at the same times and you'll have an easier adjustment.

3. Absorb Morning Light

Once the sun does come up, soak it in. Even when indoors, the presence of natural light helps to wake the body and can naturally perk up your senses.

4. Power Through

It's safe to say you'll be tired, especially for the first few days. However, sleeping in or skipping chores will only make it harder to adjust. Instead, fake being rested until your body has officially adjusted. 

Don't forget to set your clocks back this Sunday, March 13th – the jump will take place at 2 am local time and will move your respective time zone to DST until fall. 

Be sure to stay rested through the jump with these proven tips.  

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Customer Reviews: CPAP Max Pillow

CPAP Pillow by Contour Living - Makes CPAP Easier
If you suffer from sleep apnea and use a CPAP machine, a specialized pillow can greatly help your treatment. Every single night. From function, to comfort, to ease of travel, to sleep that doesn't wake you throughout the night, there are plenty of benefits to be had. But don't just take our word for it, check out what these actual CPAP Max users had to say about their experience, and how the CPAP  Pillow compliments their forced air treatments.

"I bought this two weeks ago, which was hard to give up my water pillow, but with the use of my Bilevel machine I needed to change. The pillow is very comfortable, less episodes of leaking mask and love the feature of holding the tubing in place. I highly recommend it and would buy again in a minute." TR Cain, January 2016 
"I sleep on my side and my hip and knee would hurt when I got up. I haven't had any pain or problem with either since I started using the pillow. It stays in place all night too." Glen, January 2016 
"My old standard pillows were causing interference with my CPAP mask. The CPAP Max pillow did the trick. It's firm, comfortable, cool and doesn't cause my mask to shift and start leaking. I've used both full-face mask and nasal pillow and the CPAP Max works perfectly. Even when I lay down for a quick afternoon nap, with no mask, I still use my new pillow." Joseph, July 2015 
"Since receiving my pillow I have had no neck or shoulder pain in the mornings. Some of the most restful sleep in a long time. Excellent product." James, July 2015 
"… All in all I'd say this is definitely worth a try for anyone using a CPAP machine, it really will give you room to work with. BTW, I use the full-face mask, so it's pretty much worst-case scenario and still does the trick. Worth the risk, I'm glad I took the chance." Pete, April, 2015

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

It's a Comfort Sale Event!

It's one of our favorites times of the year – site-wide savings are available on! Shop all of your favorite comfort items, or test out some new ones, now with additional savings. This is your time to save as much as possible, while still gaining access to all our best support and cushion products. Shop by sale, or take advantage of additional coupon codes for a final total that's lower than ever.

Some of our best savings includes:

  • 50% off our Velour Pillow Case – Soften up your favorite pillows with this plush addition. Fits all standard-sized pillows; stock up and cover them all!
  • Two free Dual Comfort Control Pillow Cases with purchase of a Mattress Genie – Stay cool when it's hot and stay warm when it's cold with these FREE pillowcases. 
  • Free Half Roll Pillow with purchase of a BackMax Body Wedge – This custom piece is great for travel and support on the go. Enjoy yours FREE when ordering your next BackMax system.
  • $5 off CPAP Max Pillow – Enjoy discounts on this crowd favorite. Just add the custom pillowcase to enjoy additional savings.
  • Free shipping – Good for all Flip Pillows, wedge cushions, and any order over $50. Spend more and save!
  • Free L Pillow Case – With the purchase of an L Pillow, gain a free case custom-made for additional cleanliness and comfort.
  • Free Mesh Leg Pillow cover – Keep your new Leg Pillow clean and breathable with your new mesh cover. Free for every Leg Pillow order.

Don't forget to add your coupon code for additional savings. Look at the bottom of your screen for savings and code info for a chance to save even more on your latest Contour purchase. Don't let these incredible discounts pass you by – start browsing at today.