Are you able to get comfortable in one of those tiny seats on a plane? You can often find me in a variety of positions from head down on the tray table (crick in the neck) to sideways with my feet curled up under me (pins and needles in the legs). Unless you have the luxury of tucking yourself up in a flat bed, flying longhaul in a squashed seat is uncomfortable.
Enter the world of the travel pillow. It seems more and more longhaul travellers are to be seen sauntering through the airport with a travel pillow swaying from their cabin luggage. On my return flight from London to Hong Kong (eleven loooong hours), I too became one of those ‘travel pillow’ people. I had been sent a J-pillow to review which has an ingenious design to help you sleep sitting up. So did it help? Absolutely!
How does it work?
The pillow has three ‘legs’; one leg for the back of the head, one for the side of the head and you place the ‘trunk’ under the chin. I’m not explaining it well, you’d better take a look at this picture:
I have a bad neck so I found the support of the J-pillow invaluable. It is also super soft and makes for a much more comfortable night’s sleep when you are sitting upright! When I wasn’t using the J-pillow, my kids commandeered it as a soft toy to snuggle up with.
The padded J-pillow is quite big but easily clips to your hand luggage. There is also an inflatable version of the J-pillow for sale with all the same features but also the ability to fold flat.
Jetlag & Mayhem was sent a J-pillow for review. All thoughts are my own and I was not paid for this review!