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Travel Pillows for Airplanes

Carrying travel pillows for airplanes can make your journey quite comfortable. With these specially designed pillows, you need not struggle to find comfort while you take a nap during the journey.
While you travel in a car, train or airplane, you might not have a good sleeping experience due to lack of comfort. Well, even you are traveling by first class, you are sure to miss the comfort you enjoy on your bed at home. As you sleep while traveling, most often you are sitting upright, which makes your neck fall in a strange position for hours. This leads to neck pain, shoulder pain and improper sleep. If you don't get a proper sleep, you are sure to feel tired. To avoid all these problem, many individuals opt for travel pillows. Carrying your own travel pillows for airplanes is always a smart idea. With a range of options available, you are sure to find a piece that suits your requirements. Move on to the next section and get more information about these pillows.

What are Travel Pillows?

Firstly, these pillows are not like your regular pillows. These are so designed to provide proper support to your neck and head while you sit and sleep in the same position. Browse through the images and you will find out the difference in shape of these and your regular pillows. These pillows are not bulky and large like your regular pillows. These pillows are much small and can be carried easily with your luggage. The most popular shapes in these are 'C' and 'U', which are also known as travel neck pillows as they help you neck rest on either sides.

Options Available

As mentioned earlier, these pillows are much different in terms and design as compared to the regular pillows. You can find these in wide range of options in terms of quality and pick the one that fits in your budget. Grab the simple square or rectangular pillows that need to be attached to the head rest of your seat with help of a strap for simple support. Many people prefer these for smaller distances due to their cheaper prices. Next, you can check out the one side cylindrical pillow that goes from left side of your waist till your right shoulder and back till the head rest of your seat. Well, you can fix it on left shoulder as well, depending upon your preferred sleeping posture.

'C' shaped neck pillows and the horseshoe ('U' shaped) pillows are highly popular alternative that you can consider buying. Let me tell you that if you are looking for the best pillows, horseshoe pillow is the thing to opt for. If you need something to be stuffed in your excess luggage, inflatable pillows can be a good option. Yes, inflatable pillows make good option as you can carry them easily and they do not occupy any space in your luggage. Look for those with option of fitting a pump for fast and effortless inflation.

Are you wondering about the stuffing inside these travel pillows? Well, these are designed in various ways and some have hard stuffing, some are quite soft and fluffy. You can buy one according to your requirements. Memory foam pillows are known to be a good pick in the category. Checkout the various brands in memory foam pillows before you purchase one.

So, as you have a look at the packing list for travel by airplane, make sure that you do not miss out this essential accessory. Check out the best options and make sure you try the piece before buying it. You can ask your friends who have used such a pillow to find out what can be the best option. All set to have a comfy travel experience?
By Mamta Mule
Published: 1/27/2011
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