The Essential Travel Pillow!

Really Lyndia? YES really! The travel pillow IS essential for all travelers. If you’re not lucky enough to be in one of these, you’ll need one I promise.
We are all too familiar with the “I’m trying to sleep in this small space with the seats that hardly lean back without touching the person next to me” dance. It’s the same 4 or 5 positions that we seem to try over and over again until we are finally too sleepy to care and just pass out. Here are just a few.

  1. The lay straight back position that makes your head flop left and right the moment you doze off. Only the talented that don’t move when they sleep can pull of this position. Others just end up with whiplash or with their head hanging down in front of them drooling.
  2. Me, I like to sleep on my side so I try the lay back with my head turned position. Flipping back and forth from my right to left and left to right every time I start to feel my neck go numb.
  3. How about trying to lift both legs on your seat and lay your head on your knees? Yeah that’s a really comfortable one.
  4. If you’re lucky enough to get a window seat you can always use one of their small pillows to lean on the wall of the airplane. Of course there is always that gap between your seat and the concave airplane wall that causes your pillow to slip and fall repeatedly.

These are all reasons to BRING A TRAVEL PILLOW WITH YOU. They work and your neck will love you for it. My favorite travel pillow is just your regular old donut shaped travel pillow. I have an awesome Temperpedic one but the $10 ones you can get at the airport works great also.( They can be useful for sitting on too if you happen do something retarded like jump off a bridge into a river and bruise your tail bone. So I’ve heard).  Here are just a few to check out


EZYSLEEP

Price: £19.99 (US$30.00 approx)

This travel pillow completely prevents your head from tilting forward. It has high sides to support the neck and head. There is chin support to stop your head from falling forwards. Fast inflation with included mini-pump and it folds away neatly into included carry case.


The Samsonite Double Comfort Travel Pillow with Pouch

Price: $10.00

The Samsonite Double Comfort Travel Pillow with Pouch upgrades your comfort level in trains, planes and cars! The dual-chambered pillow allows individual cushioning of head and neck for maximum relaxation. Adjust by inflating each section for desired support and firmness. It is ultra-soft and ultra-comfortable and is complete with a handy carrying pouch.

The TravelRest

Price: $26.95

With its patented ergonomic shape, the TravelRest pillow attached to any seat back, nestling against the head and neck to provide support and comfort in flight or on the road. Even without a seat back, TravelRest’s versatile design provides excellent support – simply sling the tether cord over your head and shoulder… and relax. Its the Ultimate Travel Pillow.

IPOD/MP3 Travel Pillow

Price: Starting at $14.95

Need I say more?

15 Replies to “The Essential Travel Pillow!”

  1. I'm so not hip, I always swear I'm going to buy one after a long plane ride with a sore neck… and then… nope. MUST FIX THIS!! 🙂

  2. Bought one at the airport on my last trip to the UK. Made the trip a little more bearable. I use it at home for watching TV in bed.

  3. I keep kid friendly travel pillows in the car for the when the kiddos pass out on the way from here to there and I can't bare to see their little necks bending in all the wrong ways.

  4. The best I have ever found is a new one just out from a company called Cabeau, Inc….
    http://www.completesupportpillow.com

    It's called the Complete Support Pillow and I absolutely love the side support and how many positions I can use it in… So good I had to recommend!

  5. You are correct. A travel pillow is essential! I've tried several over the years but just last year I found one that supports my head and neck and is also extremely comfortable. I also use it in my car when we are taking a trip for more than an hour or so.

    I purchased it from A Touch of Satin. They also had really great aromatherapy eye pillows. The eye pillows came in lavender, peppermint and they even had unscented. When I travel, people are always asking me where I got the travel pillow. They come in solid colors and some very cool prints.

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  7. Oh my God, Simone! The Complete Support Pillow is unbelievable!! Thank you for the recommendation.

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