Your first mistake was flying a budget airline. That $95 round trip flight roped you in like a siren luring a sailor to his death. Your second mistake was traveling without the Trtl Travel Pillow Plus.
When you are packed like a sardine and have the misfortune of a middle seat, Trtl can help you fall asleep. Designed for sleep on the road, it also works great on long train rides or lunch break naps. Pair it with a silk eye mask and noise-canceling headphones for the ultimate travel experience.
After watching four plane crash movies one evening, I developed a case of extreme flight anxiety. I personally love this pillow because I will do anything to sleep through turbulence. I used to pray for a window seat so I could rest my head on the germy walls, but I am no longer dependent on sheer luck anymore. The Trtl pillow has made it to where I can fall asleep sitting up nearly anywhere.
What’s awesome about it is that the Trtl Pillow Plus is half the size of a traditional travel pillow and its patented design is scientifically proven to hold your head in a better ergonomic position with height-adjustable neck support and the breathable mesh fabric helps regulate temperature. On top of that, the scarf is made of super soft hypoallergenic microfleece that is machine washable. Which is great because once again, plane germs! Lastly, it is much easier to fit into your carry on than the U-shaped bean bag you have been lugging around.
Plus, as a chiropractor, Dr. Brian A. Stenzler tells Sunday Edit, “Sitting and sleeping on an airplane can wreak havoc on your spinal alignment, especially when using most travel pillows. Most of the U shaped travel pillows on the market will push your head forward, exacerbating a forward head posture (FHP).” He adds that FHP is one of the most common posture issues, and studies show it can lead to respiratory issues. “The best position to sleep in an airplane seat [is] looking forward with some kind of cushioning on either side to prevent your head from leaning left or right. You want your head to be perfectly straight and not bent or rotated in any direction. And again, the top of your head should always be touching your seat. Any contraption that you purchase or come up with on your own that does not allow for the center of your ear to align with the center of your shoulder is not recommended,” Dr. Stenzler says.
If you are worried that the travelers next to you will look at you strangely, just remember that they are the ones missing out. Apply your moisturizer. Fasten your neck scarf. Get ready for take-off and dream about better days. Maybe one day you will have first-class tickets and your seat will turn into a bed. But until that happens, allow Trtl to help you out.
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