When you find the right pillow it is like finding your one true love. When your head fits just perfectly into the pillow, you fall asleep quickly and dream happy dreams all night long, it is an experience like no other. Until you travel! You never really know what kind of pillow you are going to be sleeping on when you travel. Sometimes you get lucky and it is a really great pillow but sometimes it is really bad and no one wants to spend their holiday sleeping on a horrible pillow. We love the Elite Rest Ultra Thin Pillow because it is such a super-thin pillow, it easily fits into your luggage without taking up too much space. Best of all though, it provides you with the best kind of sleep.
While taking your sleep pillow along will help you sleep well once you arrive at your destination what about while you are traveling. Long haul flights can get really uncomfortable, space is limited and you are sitting for extended periods. Your neck is often in uncomfortable positions and if you don’t support it properly you will arrive with a painful, stiff neck, not really ideal for traveling and exploring.
Packing in a travel pillow is essential whether you are heading out for a work trip or going on a bucket list adventure. Not only will a travel pillow prevent your head from falling into an uncomfortable position but it will also make sure you get to sleep while you are traveling, which will allow you to enjoy your destination.
These three travel pillows are our preferred travel pillows for the airplane.
Cabeau Evolution Memory Foam Travel Pillow
This little pillow supports your head on both sides and in front. This means that your head will be supported no matter which way it falls. The Cabeau Travel Pillow is the only pillow that offers this all-round support by attaching to your headrest to hold your head in place. Most people will turn their head every 15 minutes while they are sleeping, that is a lot of movement. If each move is not supported adequately it will result in neck pain. The Cabeau Travel pillow makes sure that this does not happen. Made from responsive memory foam, this pillow supports your head and neck in vital points. The adjustable clasp allows you to make adjustments for varying neck sizes.
You will not overheat when using this pillow as it has an opening in the front, allowing heat to escape and the moisture-wicking cover adds to the cooling effect of this memory foam travel neck pillow. You won’t wake up in a pool of sweat if you sleep on this travel pillow. Not only does the moisture-wicking fabric keep you dry but it also eliminates dust mites and odors and it can be removed and washed easily in your machine.
Travelrest Ultimate Travel Pillow
We were skeptical about this pillow too. It doesn’t look much like a pillow so we weren’t sure how it could be the ultimate travel pillow but once you try it out you will understand exactly why it made this list. The Travelrest pillow offers you full lateral support for your upper body. This is important because it allows your body to relax which means you will be able to sleep really well while on an airplane, train, bus or in a car. It is an inflatable neck pillow, so you can inflate it to suit your specific needs and when you have arrived at your destination you easily deflate it and pack it away, saving space in your luggage.
You can wear the pillow in two different ways, like a messenger bag across your torso or down the side. Either way, your neck will be supported and your head will not fall forward. It has been designed to easily loop over the headrests of cars and airplane seats. You can use this pillow for kids over 8 as well as adults, making it a great travel pillow for the whole family.
Colors: Navy, Red, Blue
Travelmate Memory Foam Neck Pillow
This pillow claims to be the best pillow for travel. We aren’t sure if it is the best but it certainly is a strong contender. They have recently introduced a new, improved version of this pillow with a built-in removable insert. This allows you to adjust the thickness of the pillow to suit your unique and specific needs regardless of where you are sleeping. The memory foam that has been used is the highest quality and molds to your neck to offer you support while you are sleeping.
The cover can be easily removed so you can machine wash it after every trip. The elastic strap allows you to easily attach it to your luggage so it does not take up space in your suitcase and you don’t have to worry about carrying an extra item.
Colour: Dark Blue
Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, you do not want to step off the airplane with a painful, stiff neck. Sleeping with a travel neck pillow will not only keep your neck supported but will also ensure you step off that plane with a spring in your step! When you are deciding what to pack, consider adding one of these airplane pillows as well as an eye-mask. Also don’t forget to make space in your bag for your Elite Rest pillow, to make sure you get the best sleep while you are away.