Loading... Please wait...

Better Sleep and Back Support Blog

Take Care of Your Back When You Go Back to School

Posted by

School can take a toll on your body, and with a new semester quickly approaching, you need to be prepared. Most college kids don’t realize the big difference studying and sleeping in comfort can make. Often times, school mattresses and desk chairs are hard, uncomfortable, and painful to sleep or study in. This creates a recipe for poor attention spans. You can fight all of these problems though with a few simple comfort products.

The Contour Flip Pillow is an excellent pillow for your twin size bed. It sports a 10-in-1 design that allows you multiple uses all year long. It can be positioned upward for a back rest while you read text books late into the night or it can be flipped for an elevated sleeping wedge. The wedge-shaped design also allows for heart burn relief at night after eating greasy cafeteria food. If you have a futon in your dorm room this year, then use our Flip Pillow for support when lounging against the arm rest. It can also be used to elevate your legs so your feet can rest after a long day of trekking across campus. The Flip Pillow is great option no how you use it, including for back, stomach, and side sleeping.

If you are returning to campus, you will probably remember your old, thin, and unsupportive dorm mattress. There were probably plenty of mornings you debated skipping class due to exhaustion from a bad night’s sleep. This year, change your sleeping arrangements by adding a mattress topper. Mattress toppers are a great way to build support and comfort into your ordinary mattress. Our Contour Cloud Memory Foam Mattress Topper is specially designed with three layers of foam to give you better back support. The first layer is memory foam and feels like a cloud. The second layer gives you added lumbar support and keeps you from tossing and turning all night. The third layer provides a firm base so your mattress topper never bottoms out. It has an ergonomic and orthopedic design, meaning it was designed to improve your sleeping quality, so you can perform better daily and help support your natural spine alignment. The Contour Cloud Memory Foam Mattress Topper will help you sleep better, so you no longer have to fight waking up each morning.

As a student, you can easily spend all night studying in the library or at your desk. Most dorm rooms come with a desk and chair set for students, but often the seat is wood or plastic and definitely uncomfortable; and libraries can be no better. However, you do not have to sacrifice an achy back for better grades anymore. Try out a Freedom Back Support Cushion in your desk chair. It is a full length back support cushion with an ergonomic design to help you study better and longer. It has a unique curve to promote natural and correct spinal alignment. It will attach to any chair using attached Velcro straps and is lightweight so you can carry it to the library or lecture hall. This seat back cushion will change the way you study, so be sure to bring one along on move-in day.

School might be approaching but that doesn’t mean you have to worry about classes yet. However, you should start planning to buy back to school supplies. These three products will change your life and your academic performance. By adding one or all three to your schedule, you can capitalize on your sleep and your study time to be the best student you are able to be.

View Comments

Father's Day Gift Guide - Give The Gift of Comfort!

What do you give the man who has everything? This Father’s Day, thank your Dad for everything he’s done for you by giving him the gift of comfort and support with these unique and thoughtful gifts from Contour Living.Our Kabooti Coccyx Seat Cushion for tailbone relief is great for the sports enthusiast or outdoorsy dads out there. Sit in [...]

Read More »

Harper Collins Sponsored Sweepstakes, “TWO THINGS I LOVE” featuring the Contour Products BackMax

This week, Harper Collins announced a Sweepstakes with their New York Times Bestselling author Cathryn Jakobson Ramin to promote her new book, “Crooked – Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery”. The book is an investigative look into the $100 billion dollar a year back pain industry written by a [...]

Read More »

Acid Reflux A Pain At Night? The Mattress Genie ISS Can Help!

It has happened to nearly all of us. You return home from a delicious meal out and are ready for a peaceful night of sleep. You drift off and before you know it, you wake up with a burning pain in your chest and throat that makes it impossible to fall back to sleep. This struggle is all too common [...]

Read More »

5 Ways To Make Your Dorm Room Seem More Like Home

Heading off to college is an exciting and often stressful time in your life. Cinder block walls and fluorescent lighting can be quite shocking for many college freshmen, used to the comforts of home so we’ve put together a quick list of some easy solutions to help ensure your dorm room feels a little more comfortable.Lighten Up! – Lighting can [...]

Read More »

Should You Try Sleep-Tracking Software?

Just a few years ago, having your sleep cycle monitored was an invasive process. It meant being hooked up to machines and sleeping – or trying to – in a very public setting. Doctors or specialists were present, and patients were expected to rest as normal. After all, that's the best way to gain accurate [...]

Read More »

Contour Products Featured In American Association for Homecare

In The News: Recently, Contour Products CPAPMax pillow is was featured in the American Association for Homecare's e-blast. Click here to read the full article

Read More »

Why CPAP Masks Need to Be Kept Clean

CPAP therapy – standing for continuous positive airway pressure – is a breathing method that helps all types of Americans sleep. Those suffering from sleep apnea, along with other sleep-related conditions, benefit from the therapy by using a mask that pushes air through the nose and into the lungs. Generally, this most often helps by [...]

Read More »

How to Avoid Psyching Yourself Out of Sleep

Have you ever tried to solve all of your problems before bed? Chances are you didn't get much sleep that night, or any other night you laid down, attempting to work everything out. And there's a reason you couldn't sleep: you got into your own head. You worried about too much and likely solved too little. Which only made [...]

Read More »