Traveling by train, bus or plane is not always the most comfortable, especially if you are seated in an economy seat. However, there are several steps that can be taken to make the travel experience more comfortable. A simple solution to improving conditions is to invest in a travel pillow. Let’s take a look at some of the more appealing perks:
Fully supports your head
Many passengers traveling by train or plane cannot sit comfortably in their seats or even reach the headrest. Also, the headrest is likely to be quite lumpy or hard. A travel pillow has the ability to provide a comfortable sitting position that can mimic your everyday pillow at home.
They are usually made of a material such as memory foam or polyester fiber. The preferred material is memory foam which is very effective in adapting to the shape of your head and neck. Plus, it easily adapts to changes in your sitting position to always provide the support you want. The polyester fiber option is a great cost effective option. In addition, they can be very light to facilitate movement.
Avoid stiff neck problems
The travel pillow is available in many different shapes and sizes. U-shaped pillows are the most effective in keeping the head in position and preventing lateral movement. If the neck is not kept in a comfortable position while sleeping, there is a risk of suffering from a stiff neck or fatigue after waking up. Another option is the J-shape which can also help control head movements. The most basic type includes the standard rectangular shape, but this gives no side support.
Easy to clean and maintain
The travel pillow is likely to pick up dirt naturally when used regularly. For this reason, they are designed to be very easy to clean and washable. Regular cleaning will help extend the useful life of the travel pillow and eliminate the risk of germs developing. Polyester fiber is the easiest material to clean and can simply be placed in the washing machine.
Helps control snoring episodes
The ability to maintain good sleeping posture can prevent problems related to snoring and sleep apnea. There is less risk of snoring because the airways are not blocked when the neck is held straight. This will not only result in better sleep, but will also minimize the chances of annoying other passengers on a train, bus or plane.