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Better Sleep and Back Support Blog

How to Relieve Back Pain with Hot and Cold Therapy

Most people, when sitting for a long period, tend to slouch forward. Slouching posture pushes the lower back out causing the natural inward curve to go in the opposite direction - outward toward the chair - straining the structures in the lower back. Muscle strains and pulls are also another common cause of back pain.Proper seating [...]

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The Growth of Fitness-Tracking Electronics

Just a few years ago, the world was introduced to wearable technology – bracelets, smartphone apps, and more that all help to keep track of one's physical fitness levels. Since we first started wearing them, in approximately 2006, they've been an easy, accurate way to see how much exercise you've gotten on any given day. Besides, fitness trackers help [...]

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How to recover at Home from Surgery

When you're dealing with a recovery from medical surgery, accidents and injuries, it's an event that can affect your entire life. No matter how many bills that need to be paid, how many appointments you have to keep or meetings that are scheduled, your recovery process is foremost. Not that you're arguing, but the body is likely reminding you [...]

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How to Decrease Your Chances of Developing Type 2 Diabetes, According to a Nutritionist

Sleep and diet – they are two daily factors that affect everything. When they're "off" or not regulated like they should, any number of bodily side effects can come into play. Which, in turn, makes it even more difficult to eat right and sleep. Combined, it's a vicious cycle, says registered dietitian nutritionist Leslie Graves, owner of Grace, Goals [...]

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Natural and Healthy Ways to Wake Up in the Morning

Maybe you're a morning person – one of those rare beings who wakes up chipper and full of productivity. Or maybe you're more of a morning hater, and would rather sleep the day away than hop out of bed excitedly. Or you might be somewhere in-between. As a race, we tend to fluctuate as to how much or how [...]

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Geographical Areas and Their Relation to Sleep

If you live in Colorado, Minnesota, or South Dakota, we have good news: you're getting more sleep than 70% of the country. Congrats. It's a stat that pays for itself every single day by providing you with plenty of rest. And at the opposite end of the spectrum, bad news for anyone in Hawaii – [...]

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Why You Should Travel with the Twist Pillow… Especially if You Have Sleep Apnea

As a recent article from the Huffington Post points out, you can't take a vacation from sleep apnea. It's a condition that affects thousands of Americans by interrupting air flow and waking them through the night. Even when you travel, sleep apnea is there, keeping you awake and affecting your nights all the same. Whether you are sleeping in [...]

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Improving Sleep Apnea to help Reduce the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Sleep Apnea is a medical diagnosis that affects more that 18 million American adults, and is treated by CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) therapy. The nightly CPAP therapy is used to combat sleep apnea in patients who are continuously awaken throughout the night (whether they know it or not) by forcing air through the patient’s airways as they sleep. [...]

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Try Our Latest Seat Cushion, the Kabooti Ice!

Great news for frequent sitters and Contour Living fans alike, we have a new product: the Kabooti Ice. With all of our favorite features from the traditional Kabooti Seat Cushion, now comes with the cooling comfort that comes with a traditional ice pack. What is the Kabooti? It's a specialized seat cushion that's made to support, cradle, [...]

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