I’ve experienced pinched nerves and a sore neck, even after a short flight, so about a year ago I started to research solutions. This post will introduce you to the best travel pillow I’ve found, that will help you rest comfortably and step off the plane refreshed.
After testing out all kinds of neck pillows from the cheap ones at the airport kiosks to a homemade bundle of a sweater using large rubber bands, I’ve found that the Cabeau Evolution Memory Foam Travel Neck Pillow is the best.
The Pillow That Works
The differentiator of this pillow is the high support structure that keeps your neck aligned with its natural curvature. You don’t want to pinch nerves in any direction (front, back, or side), and the pillow cradles my head so that its weight is supported by the pillow, instead of all being distributed to the neck. The pillow comes up to the base of my skull in the back and supports my jaw line in the front. Furthermore, the ‘back’ of the pillow is thinner than the sides, so that it doesn’t push forward your neck like most cheap neck pillows do. This makes sense as most users rest against a seat, leaning back.
A unique feature is the ability to rotate the Cabeau 180 degrees so that the opening faces the back. There is a clasp that secures it to your neck, unlike many pillows, which can fall off. My wife likes to use this feature because it allows her to sleep with her headed tilted slightly forward. Some people may prefer to rest this way, and it may work better for their anatomy. Your mouth is closed in this position, so no flies, spiders, or unwanted calories get in.
The memory foam pillow comes with a compression stuff sack, and you can get it down to the size of a grapefruit. The high-density memory foam does weight in at 12 oz, but I find that this weight is negligible compared to the benefits of restful travel.
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The winners are: Pedro N., David L., Tracy M., and Lydia L.
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