Another blog post is yours for the reading!
This time, I’m reviewing travel neck pillows.
Long haul flights aren’t easy, splitting my time between UK and US in a previous job meant that travel neck pillows became my best friend.
Now, I have never found sleeping on the plane comfortable. In fact, I am absolutely terrible when it comes to sleeping during, prior to travelling (and the first day after landing) full stop.
I don’t know what it is but the night before a flight is the worst. I stay up all night. Then, when I land and get to the hotel, the bed is not my own – so… Again, up all night. So, I’m almost never asleep.
Enter Cabeau, the ‘Evolution Pillow’. I bought this from Heathrow Terminal 5. I remember the situation well. I was stressing because I had an 8-hour flight and was going to be on the plane through the night. Got chatting to some woman who had one, and she recommended it. So, I bought it.
I’ve used them in the past and wasn’t convinced. But, the way this lady was speaking about it – it sounded life changing.
Anyway, the flight was long but rewarding once I touched down at my destination. I struggled to get comfortable as I’d expected and didn’t sleep a wink. In fact, I felt like my posture on the plane seat was encouraging my neck to twist and I was fidgety.
I’m a very fidgety person when I’m uncomfortable. Fact. I’ll change positions every five minutes and end up less comfortable than I was previously. Then, I’ll try to get back to the more comfortable position I’d changed from, it’s just not the same. So, yeah, I’m terrible like that.
Review: the pillow, as I anticipated, is not best suited to planes, in my opinion.
Look, it’s definitely the best I’ve used because I’ve used some less padded ones before. Oh, and this one is a memory foam one, so it moulds to fit your position. It is a good purchase, I just was never convinced about their purpose as travel pillows in the first place.
I guess I’m just very anti-sleep on the plane. I watch others in awe, wishing to be them.
As far as I’m concerned, you can put a bed on a plane and I’d still not be comfortable. The reason is it’s, in essence, a narrow tube shared with 40 people at a time; making it near enough impossible for everyone to get comfortable. Also, the seats are not comfy at all. I don’t claim to be an aviation engineer or aeroplane architect, but I do know they’re not relaxing.
Don’t worry though, because I’ve found another use for travel pillows… This is one that I believe makes more sense too!
I twisted my neck last night while sleeping and have literally not been able to move it all day. That’s where Cabeau comes in…
I laid in bed, with it supporting my neck and it worked a treat. Didn’t feel a thing. Magic.
The moral of this very long post is: I don’t find travel pillows great in flight, but I do believe they’re the greatest at supporting an injured neck in bed.
Before you ask, yes – I did look like those dogs that have left the vet with a cone on top of their shoulders. Again, yes, was a good look. I rocked it.
Finally, yes, blue still is my favourite colour – hence the version I chose (pictured).