Posted by Contour Living on August 31, 2013
Whether you're in the driver's seat or resting in your sleeper compartment, Contour Products supports you for life on the road. We offer ergonomic solutions to driver comfort and specialty support for sleeping.
We offer ergonomic solutions to driver comfort so you can stay focused on the road and not on your aching back. We also offer specialty support products for relaxing and sleeping so you can get the quality nights rest you need and hit the road refreshed and ready to go.
Contour Products is a leader in the ergonomic industry. Since the introduction of our first pillow in 1991, we've been providing solution-based products tot solve specific sleep, comfort and support needs of consumers all over the world. We're pleased to introduce this collection of pillows and seating cushions to improve your quality of life on the road.
Our CPAP Pillows accommodate any CPAP mask to help you sleep more comfortably and in compliance with your prescribed therapy program anywhere you go. We also offer CPAP mask wipes, which provide a quick and convenient way to keep your CPAP equipment clean while you’re on the road.
Sitting for long periods of time is extremely hard on your back, so it’s no surprise that truck drivers are especially susceptible to back pain. Good posture can help prevent back problems. This group of products will help you maintain proper seating posture while driving to comfort back muscles and help relieve pressure build-up that can occur during prolonged seating, as often experienced by long-haul trucker drivers.
Getting a good nights sleep while on the road can be particularly challenging, yet it is so important to truckers. This collection of pillows will help ensure quality sleep on the road so you’ll be alert behind the wheel the next day. All of these pillows are designed to provide you with proper orthopedic support for your head, neck and shoulder area, but each pillow accomplishes this in a unique way and with a variety of materials. Some are traditional fiberbill pillows, some are memory foam, basic foam or a combination of materials. Check them out to see which one best suits your preferences. See our pillow selection here.
Approximately 3 in 10 professional truck drivers have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)! Drivers with sleep apnea are 6 to 7 times more likely to be involved in an auto accident. Their reaction time is equivalent to someone with a blood alcohol level of .07.The good news is that with treatment, most apnea related collisions, costs and deaths can be prevented.
While FMCSA has yet to impose any formal rules, there may soon be a mandate, which requires sleep testing at the time of a driver’s medical physical if he or she has symptoms of a sleep disorder. A likely first step is for FMCSA to advise medical examiners who perform commercial driver physical exams to consider drivers who present with a Body Mass Index of 35 or more as possible sleep apnea sufferers.
Research shows that treatment benefits truckers, carriers and travelers in general. For example, in a case study done by Schneider National Transportation in which they implemented a screening, diagnosis and treatment program for their drivers with sleep apnea, there was a 73% reduction in preventable accidents, a 91% reduction in hospital admissions and an overall 57% reduction in healthcare expenses.
Truckers who are diagnosed with OSA will most likely be prescribed Continuous Positive Airway (CPAP) Therapy. Furthermore, those drivers will be required to adhere to their therapy program or risk losing their commercial liscense. CMS (Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Service) defines a compliant patient as one who uses their equipment a minimum of 4 hours each night, 5 nights a week.
While CPAP Therapy is an extremely effective method of treatment, success is often limited by a patient’s ability to remain compliant with the prescribed program. The number one issue is an inability to sleep with the CPAP mask.
Our CPAP Pillows accommodate any CPAP mask to help truckers sleep more comfortably and in compliance with their prescribed CPAP Therapy program.