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For many people, myself included, it’s incredibly difficult to sleep on a plane. I am a tall person and it’s hard to get truly comfortable on a plane – comfortable enough to sleep? Not likely. In most cases the best I can muster is the takeoff nap (which you can read more about here: The Takeoff Nap). However, I was asked to review an interesting travel pillow a few months ago and I’ve found that I really like this fella AND it helped me actually sleep a little better on the plane.
Read all of the preceding Travel Tip Tuesday’s here.
Travel Tip Tuesday: Sleeping on a Plane is Hard – the right travel pillow can help
The Trtl Travel Pillow (Plus) is a unique pillow in that it specifically attempts to solve one of the biggest challenges to sleeping on planes: what to do with your head! Aka…the nodding head syndrome.
With the Trtl Pillow Plus you keep your head upright by supporting it on the frame of the pillow – which wears like a scarf (see pic below). In our review of the Trtl Plus we found the concept of sleeping with your head upright addresses a pretty significant challenge with sleeping on plane: what to do with your head WHILE it’s upright. Most travel pillows really don’t address this fundamental problem and in fact can make it worse by forcing your head forward and creating a crick in your neck.
The Plus model is relatively affordable and might just be the travel pillow you need to round out your travel gear collection and more importantly get some sleep!
Disclosure: After seeing someone else using a Trtl on a plane, we actually reached out to Trtl and asked for a Trtl Pillow Plus so that we could review it. Trtl was gracious enough to provide us one, gratis. However, no guarantee on the nature of the review as asked for, offered or committed to and our review (which you can read here) was unbiased.
Other Travel Gear that might help you sleep while traveling
Speaking of travel gear, here are a few other interesting products that might be worth adding to your “sleep kit.”
This travel blanket is small (but not too small – 55in x 55in), comfortable and easily packed and repacked. Airlines don’t provide blankets very often anymore and this great product is the perfect accessory for that long flight.
If you need lumbar support this product could be a game changer for you. It might also help you sleep – helping get your body into a better position for sleep.
Thus concludes are Travel Gear focus…
This is our last travel gear related Travel Tip Tuesday post for the month. I hope you’ve enjoyed them so far! Next month is going to be all about rental car tips! Stay tuned.
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