If you have done any amount of traveling, you are well aware that comfort is a very valuable commodity. Long plane or train trips present serious challenges to travelers trying to avoid neck or back pain, as well as arrive at their destination adequately rested. The confined quarters of plane and train seats, particularly over long periods of time, can become uncomfortable and make it difficult to sleep or relax. Many experienced travelers use travel pillows to help them out. The following paragraphs will outline how travel pillows can help you sleep and relax as well as a few of the different types of travel pillows available.
Quite simply, travel pillows offer essential support and comfort where it is difficult to be comfortable otherwise. For long car, plane or train rides, many people can only lean against their head against the window or rest their chin on their chest. Neither of these solutions offers much comfort or support for the neck and does absolutely nothing for the back. Travel pillows comfortably support the neck and head and others are available to support the lower back to help you sleep and relax.
Inflatable neck pillows are popular for a couple reasons. They are very compact which makes them easy to store in luggage when not in use. Further, you can inflate it to the firmness that will best help you sleep and relax.
For those not as concerned with space, contour travel pillows are a popular option. These travel pillows are generally horseshoe or rectangular in shape to comfortably support the neck and head.
Memory foam travel pillows are a little more expensive, but have key benefits. The memory foam is activated by the heat of the body to conform exactly to the head and neck for a custom level of support and comfort. This personal fit can greatly reduce aches and pains usually associated with travel.
Lumbar cushions are designed to fit into the small of the back to offer better support than car or airline seats. Nearly everyone can lament how uncomfortable it can be to sit for long periods of time without adequate back support. These small and comfortable travel pillows solve this problem to help get you to your destination feeling great.