Other than a trusty eye mask to block the light, the other essential on any flight (or train ride!) is a pillow. The truth is that flying, in general, is often a bit stressful. Packing, getting to the airport on time, and crossing your fingers for no delays can be exhausting—so if you’re lucky enough to have one of the best travel pillows on hand, you are just about guaranteed to reset while up in the air.
Gone are the days of boring travel pillows just to prop your head up. Innovative new technology boasts everything from body-responsive memory foam to 360-degree support to lightweight convertible styles, all designed specifically for optimal rest. The secret is that you just need to do a little research to find a style that suits your needs (then it won’t be so difficult to curl up and get comfortable). And since it takes some time to weigh your options, it’s probably a good idea not to wait until you get to the terminal to search for yours. With that being said, we’ve made it easy, curating our list of the absolute best travel pillows out there. Go on, get cozy.
Do you have a travel pillow you won’t fly without? Be sure to tell us in the comments.