Nice Necking: The 7 Most Comfortable Travel Pillows Under $40

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* If you’re going to doze off, you might as well be comfortable
* Because no one likes waking up with a stiff neck or worse
* Our picks range from the ultra packable to the ultra supportive

If you happen to have the uncanny ability to fall asleep anywhere and everywhere, it might be time to invest in a neck pillow. If you have trouble falling asleep, you’ll need a good pillow too. But we’re not talking about just any neck pillow. And certainly not your run-of-the-mill horseshoe-shaped travel pillow either. You deserve one that’s both unique and beneficial. (Don’t worry, we’re not including the Ostrich Pillow.)

Here are 7 great options to take with you on the go, easy to pack and easy to fall asleep with.

1. BCOZZY Chin Supporting Travel Pillow

Touting itself as the only travel pillow that prevents your head from tilting forward, the BCOZZY achieves such claims by supporting your chin and neck. The wraparound design can be adjusted in multiple ways for maximum comfort.

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2. Cabeau Evolution Memory Foam Travel Pillow

At first glance, the Cabeau Evolution Memory Foam Travel Pillow looks like your ordinary U-shaped pillow, but looks can definitely be deceiving. Cabeau claims to provide 360 degrees of support, so your head will stay upright and aligned throughout your whole nap. With over 2600 reviews and a 4.5 star Amazon rating, who are we to say it doesn’t deliver on its promise?

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3. Purefly Soft Velvet Inflatable Travel Neck Pillow

With the push of a button, the Purefly Travel Neck Pillow self-inflates to your desired level of firmness. It provides raised neck support to keep your neck and head in alignment for added comfort and the ultra-plush velvet-y cover can be removed and washed. Best of all, the #1 best seller on Amazon comes in a handy carry pouch.

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4. Adoric Life Memory Foam Travel Pillow

Adoric Life’s travel pillow is made from a high-density memory foam, shaped like a butterfly and straps to your body to keep your head at an optimal angle. You can also snap it to the back of a chair to use as a pillow and the velour cover is removable and washable.

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5. MLVOC Inflatable Neck Pillow

A unique inflation valve allows you to blow this neck pillow up in only five seconds. A machine-washable velour cover makes it extra comfy, and it provides extra cusioning on the sides so that you don’t strain your neck when you doze. Plus it comes with ear plugs, an eye mask and drawstring bag.

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6. Travelrest Inflatable Pillow

Travelrest’s inflatable pillow provides “full lateral support” for your upper half and can be attached to car seats and airplane seats. It can even be worn like a messenger bag and it’s one of the most compact and portable options available.

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7. Trtl Travel Pillow

The most annoying thing about travel pillows, one might argue, is that they’re cumbersome to travel with and hardly ever packable. Half the size of a normal U-shaped pillow and weighing just half a pound, the Trtl Travel Pillow is light, packable and “scientifically proven” to provide the right amount of neck support, so you wake up feeling refreshed. The fact that it looks like a small fleece blanket is just the cherry on top. This uniquely designed pillow is really a rib-like adjustable structure with a hypo-allergenic fleece cover that you wrap around your neck, as illustrated below.

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