I used to travel a lot as my previous job required me to fly at least 5 days in a week. If there is anything I can reminisce about my frequent flights, it would be the low quality pillows that airlines provide. I could never sleep well with those pillows. Thus began my hunt for the best travel pillow available.
The top 3 travel pillows that I have personally tested are as follows:-
The J Pillow has been the #1 bestseller on Amazon in the travel pillow category for 2 years straight now with a 4.5 /5 rating based on 1,268 reviews. Personally, it’s the best travel pillow that I have ever used and the reasons are simple.
Currently priced at $29.95 on Amazon, the J Pillow provides a one of a kind side support for the head and neck. It snuggles around your head and neck, holding them in the perfect position to prevent your head from falling forward when you sleep. This polyester fibre pillow feels like a high quality feather pillow making it very comfortable to rest your head on.
I had not had any problems sleeping throughout long flights since I started using this pillow. I love this pillow so much that I started using it at home as well. It works wonders for side sleepers or when you are lying sideways on your couch. The pillow itself is very light and easy to carry around. It can also be folded to fit into your luggage, thus making it the perfect travel companion.
The Travelrest is a high quality and slightly cheaper alternative to the J Pillow. Priced at only $26.95 on Amazon, the Travelrest provides good support for your head and neck and it prevents your head from falling forward as you sleep. The pillow is tethered around the airplane seat and is long enough to rest on your chest giving you the comfort akin to hugging a body pillow.
The Travelrest is deflatable. Many will find this a plus point since there will not be any issues fitting the pillow into small luggages. It is also surprisingly easy to inflate the pillow, 5-6 puffs of air was enough for me. A very decent second choice right after J Pillow.
The Comfort Master is made from high quality memory foam. Personally, I love the feel and texture of memory foam pillows.
The pillow wraps around your neck and does not detach itself when you are sleeping. This ensures that the level of comfort and support that the Comfort Master provides is maintained throughout your sleep.
As it is compact, the Comfort Master can fit into almost all sizes of luggage. You can also strap the pillow to your luggage with the special elastic strap which comes free with the pillow.
For $22.75, the Comfort Master is a good buy for those looking for a simple yet effective travel pillow. Better yet, it comes with a 5-year 100% money back guarantee!