So you are travelling? That great! But have you packed all the essential items that you need? While many people may not pay much attention to them, the travel pillows play an important role and you need one. These classic designs will offer you much comfort whether you are travelling by air, bus, car or train. You don’t even have to worry about carrying the pillows as they can be carried with ease from one point to the next.
Before you can buy the pillows, you may want to pay attention to a few factors. This will enable you to choose the right option for you.
The pillow shape
The travel pillows have been designed in different shapes so as to suit the different needs of the people. For these pillows you will come across;
- U-shaped pillows; these are the type of pillows that have been designed to go round the neck. They will definitely give you the support while you are sitting down. However, using these pillows may cause neck pain especially if the head falls off to either side.
- Wedge pillows; these have been designed to offer support for your back
- J- pillows; they have been designed to cradle the neck while offering support for the chin. They do support the head so that it doesn’t fall off
- Cylinder pillows; designed to offer support for the head and also the back.
One thing that you will notice is that the travel pillows have been designed with materials that enhance comfort and appearance. For you to able to choose the right material, you have to note that there are two designs; the inflatable and non- inflatable pillows. They both come in different material. The inflatable one comes with coasted plastic. The non-inflatable one comes with different materials including; foam, wool, polyester, down, beads etc.
The pillow size
You need to pay attention to the size as the pillows need not be too small or too large. As mentioned above, there are two pillow designs the inflatable and non inflatable. The inflatable pillows are lightweight and are easy to carry around. However, they do not offer the much needed support. On the other hand, the non-inflatable pillows come in different shapes and they are comfortable. They are however large and they take up a lot of space. They are also heavy compared to the inflatable ones.