Aloft on Cloud-Soft pillow
Trying to nap at 30,000 feet can be a downright
uncomfortable exercise in frustration. To avoid the stiff neck,
cramped shoulder muscles and cranky demeanor that come from trying
to snatch 40 winks in a too-tight space, bring along one of these
nifty travel pillows.
Buckwheat U Neck Pillow (www.falloon.com;
$16.05). Stuffed with 100-percent allergen-free buckwheat hulls in
a polyester shell, the Buckwheat U Neck is comfortable and provides
good head support.
Cloud-Soft Inflatable Pillow (www.magellans.com;
$9.85). A blend of soft polyester-cotton covers the three-ounce
Cloud-Soft. The washable shell zips off, and the pillow can be
stowed in a pocket or a purse.
Headache-Relieving Cold-Therapy Neck Pillow
(www.hammacher.com; $39.95). Designed by a headache
specialist, this cushion has a slim, nontoxic and biodegradable gel
pack that slips inside to provide cold therapy, a proven remedy
Eagle Creek Comfort Neck Pillow (www.ebags.com; $17).
With its soft micro-fleece shell, Eagle Creek’s 15-inch inflatable
neck pillow comes with a lifetime warranty.
Duck Down Travel Pillow (www.brookstone.com;
$40). Made of luxurious, all-natural duck down in a 100-percent
cotton cover, the pillow can be stored in an accompanying nylon
Comfort Neck Pillow (www.travelsmith.com; $25). The inflatable Comfort
Neck, designed by an enterprising spine surgeon, features a velcro
closure to secure it around the neck and prevent the sleepy head
from falling forward.