Meet the travel pillow that will change how you sleep on planes

Anna Hecht, CNN Underscored
Updated Tue October 9, 2018

Story highlights

  • The Travelrest Ultimate Travel Pillow offers a more supportive way to sleep mid-flight
  • Available via Amazon, it was named an Amazon's Choice product and has positive reviews from customers

Issues sleeping during flights? What if we told you there's a travel pillow that packs away easily and offers more support than your average neck pillow? The Travelrest Ultimate Travel Pillow ($25.95; amazon.com) may be the answer to sleepless flights.

This particular neck pillow differs from your standard neck pillow in that it provides full lateral support — so that you feel held in place as you snooze in your seat. As you can see from the photo above, the legs of the pillow wrap around your torso to make you feel more secure. This, according to Travelrest, keeps your head and neck from falling forward and lessens your chances of straining to remain upright. Additionally, the Travelrest pillow is an ideal choice for those who suffer from chronic pain, especially when you consider those cramped and uncomfortable plane seats.

There are two ways to position your pillow. You can wear it across or down the side of your torso. That way, during long flights, you'll be able to change how you sit for a more comfortable ride.

Still not sold? Don't take our word for it. This item was named an Amazon's Choice product with over 2,500 customer reviews. One standout customer testimony reads: "The unique shape is super comfy, and the adjustment valves are easy to use to fine tune the fill. So the pillow by itself is an amazing travel aid, especially if you're someone like me, who tries to eke out as much comfort as you can from a cramped economy seat." Another review read: "I used the pillow and cover on a trip from California to Europe a couple years ago. It truly helped me sleep on the plane, which I'd never been able to do before."

Oh, and we forgot to mention the best part. This pillow is inflatable so that you can easily store it between flights. And, if you really want to up the ante, shop the Travelrest Luxurious Plush Velour Pillow Cover that was made specifically to fit your pillow. The memory foam inserts make the experience that much more cozy.

Other travel sleep accessories to shop:

1. Travelrest premium travel pillow + plush cover ($34.95; amazon.com)

Another Amazon's Choice product, the Travelrest premium pillow and plush pillow cover is just a step up from the aforementioned pillow of the same brand. A great choice for the busy traveler, this pillow's plush cover is made from machine washable fabric for easy maintenance.

2. BCOZZY chin supporting travel pillow ($29.97; amazon.com)

Another fan-favorite travel pillow, the BCOZZY chin support pillow is perfect for the traveler that tends to slouch forward when sleeping upright. To prove it really works, over 3,500 customers gave it a 4.3- out of 5-star rating. Not only that, but it was also named as an Amazon's Choice product.

3. Sencezo multipurpose travel pillow ($19.95; amazon.com)

When buying this Sencezo travel package, you'll get much more than just a travel pillow. Not only does investing in this pillow guarantee you a lot more support than your average neck pillow, but this $20 investment also comes with an accompanying eye mask, earplugs and a carrying pouch.

Note: The prices above reflect the retailer's listed price at the time of publication.