I’ve tried a bunch of neck pillows and adjusted my thoughts over time about which one is finest. Nowadays, I journey with the Cushion Lab Ergonomic Journey Neck Pillow, $55 (when it’s not on sale). It’s fabricated from squishy “hyperfoam,” an “further dense, dynamically rebounding, proprietary reminiscence foam,” silky and easy, not tremendous cumbersome however nonetheless supportive.

If there’s any potential for sleep on an airplane, I’m packing this neck pillow. It’s a nonnegotiable, even when it’s simply to melt a brutal 6 a.m. departure. On all of my check flights, I both used it within the conventional manner (fixed round my neck, clasp within the again) or folded up like a cinnamon roll and wedged in opposition to the airplane wall. I’ve by no means regretted packing it as soon as. After I’m not utilizing it on a flight or prepare or lengthy automotive experience, I retailer it with my garments in a compression bag in my baggage. (In case you’re not touring with compression luggage, you’re lacking out.)