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Summer has finally arrived and it’s likely many of us will be jet-setting off somewhere nice over the coming months, now restrictions are out the picture.
But is there anything worse that not being able to sleep on your outbound flight? Especially if you’ve had an early start at the airport, or if you’re on a long-haul journey.
No one wants to arrive at their destination tired and grumpy due to lack of sleep, so investing in a good travel pillow is a great idea.
There are so many to choose from on the market, so it can feel a little overwhelming.
As a result, we’ve rounded up some of the best – along with foot rest pillows to go with them.
So you can sit back and relax on the plane, knowing you won’t be fidgeting to find a better position.
We’ve broken them down into cheaper and more expensive ones and have specified some of the key features they offer – so you don’t have to spend time researching online.
You may be familiar with Simba mattresses but the brand does a travel pillow too.
It can also be easily rolled up into a compact carry bag, so no need to put it down as excess baggage.
Buy it now for £30 (reduced from £60) at Simba.
It might not look like your traditional travel pillow, but this clever design offers support to keep your head upright while you snooze.
A supportive structure is hidden in a super-soft fleece – so you won’t even notice – and is designed to fit any neck shape, jaw, and shoulder.
Buy it now for £34.99 at TRTL.
Essentially like a big, cosy scarf, this travel pillow is 35 x 14 x 20 cm and is great for all kinds of resting positions, with neck, chin and lumbar support.
In bamboo fabric to wick away moisture, it’s available in a range of colours to match your airport ‘fit.
Buy it now for £36.99 at Amazon.
This memory foam pillow ties at the front – to keep it in place and ensure maximum comfort.
The wrap-around style also offers 360 degree comfort, whether you leans forward or to the side, and is approved by doctors due to the flattened rear cushion that keeps the head in alignment.
Buy it now for £63 from Amazon.
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Dimensions: Up to 17.7 inches x15 inches x9 inches inflated
This nifty foot rest, made of washable and soft PVC, can be adjusted depending on the need.
It weighs just 0.8 pounds, and can be compressed to 7 inches by 4.2 inches and put into a drawstring bag to carry around.
Alternatively, it can be inflated to 17.7 x15 x 9 inches, which is great for long car journeys where you need extra support.
Buy it now £26.99 from Amazon.
Dimensions: up to 16 x 10 x18 inches inflated
This foot rest pillow has three different heights to choose from. It’s been designed to elevate the feet to help reduce the risk of DVT (deep vein thrombosis) and relieve back pain.
It can be inflated by mouth and stretches to 16 x 10 x18 inches in total, or 6 x 4 inches when deflated.
Buy it now for £19.99 at Amazon.
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