FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, (JAN. 4, 2007) – Contour Living™, a leader in the ergonomic support and comfort industry, announced today the introduction of the CPAP Sleep Aid™, specifically designed for sleep apnea sufferers who use Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) masks to address their condition.
The CPAP Sleep Aid’s™ patented design, features hollowed-out areas on each of the pillow’s lower sides, which accommodate patients’ CPAP mask and hose, alleviating mask pressure against the face to dramatically improve comfort and helping to prevent mask leaks. These pressure-free mask zones allow CPAP patients to sleep on either their left or right side, and even on their stomachs.
“Sleeping on your side or stomach can be a real issue for someone who wears a CPAP mask from both a comfort and compliance standpoint,” Scott Davis, president and CEO of Contour Living, said. “We designed this pillow to help CPAP patients get the full benefit of their equipment without having to sacrifice their favorite sleeping positions.”
Beyond the pressure-free mask zones, the sleep aid has five additional design features specifically created for CPAP mask use. From ergonomically designed neck, head and shoulder support, to specifically molded spots for users’ ears when sleeping on their sides, to inclined upper sides for forehead support to prevent rotating downward and crushing the mask and hose, the CPAP Sleep Aid™ addresses several key problems that interfere with CPAP patient compliance. It is designed to work with all major brands and styles of CPAP masks.
“Someone who wears a CPAP mask deserves the same freedom of movement as anyone else when they’re sleeping,” Davis added. “This product aims to help provide that freedom without compromising the effectiveness of the CPAP equipment that is so vital for sleep apnea sufferers who use it.”
Sleep apnea is a condition characterized by brief interruptions of breathing during sleep. When left untreated, the condition can result in high blood pressure and other cardiovascular complications that can sometimes be life threatening. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), more than 12 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea. The American Sleep Apnea Association identifies CPAP therapy as the most common treatment for the condition.