We have reviewed top 5 of the best neck pillows for sleeping on flights and on long-sitting commutes. One choice stood clearly amongst the rest.
If you are a moderate-to-frequent traveler, buy a travel neck pillow. I’m saying this because I’ve had my own experience. I remember being totally unable to sleep on a 16-hour flight a couple of years back.
After a whole bunch of tossing and turning and getting a few well-deserved curses from my neighbors, I asked the air-hostess for a pillow of my own.
It made negligible difference. The pillow was so thin and fragile, it made literally no difference! So yeah, that flight was basically a nightmare.
Then, I decided to do the smart thing and get a neck pillow. It’s not as comfy as your duck-feather pillow back home but it’s the comfort equivalent for really long flights.
Let me tell you a few things about neck pillows:
Why Use Neck Pillows for Sleeping?
Sleeping on really long flights or car/bus rides is not an easy job. If you’re a frequent traveler or looking at some frequent traveling time soon, you should know that uncomfortable sleeping positions during traveling cause a lot of medical problems.
One of the most common problems faced by travelers is neck pain. A good neck pillow for sleeping will greatly help in getting rid of this problem.
Where can I Find these Pillows?
You can find these pillows easily on Amazon. Airport shops and supermarkets also carry them frequently. Some namely manufacturers you should look out for include J-pillow Travel Pillow, Bcozzy, and Cabeau Evolution Pillow.
Conventionally, there are a few types of neck pillows:
Inflatable Neck Pillows
Memory Foam Travel Pillows
Fleece Fabric Travel Pillows
Polyester Travel Pillows
Inflatable neck pillows are very cheap whereas memory foam travel neck pillows are slightly more expensive.
Travel neck pillows come at various prices, ranging from as low as $10 to over a $100. The more expensive kinds of neck pillows are sometimes especially made for cervical pains and offer maximum comfort.
There are different designs of neck pillows for different purposes.
Neck pillows for kids usually come designed as cartoon characters.
Other neck pillows for airplane travel either come in the cervical shape for sleeping in an upright position, or in a U-shape.
There are some neck pillows these days that are shaped like collars; you will come across them in the review later.