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Find Your Perfect Travel Pillow for Spring Break


Woman in colorful shirt sleeps in the front passenger seat of a car while wearing a black travel pillow

The cold weather has been here for months, which means its finally time to think about getting out of town for a few days. Spring Break is nearly here! You need more than swimsuits, flip flops, and sunscreen in your suitcase, though. A good travel pillow can make a big difference while on Spring Break!

Benefits of Finding the Best Travel Neck Pillow

If you ask many people, they will tell you that the worst part of traveling anywhere is the plane, train, or car ride to get there. It’s nearly impossible to get comfortable enough to rest sitting up straight in a chair, close to others. This is only the case if you’re not taking advantage of a travel pillow! A neck support travel pillow will:

Allow you to get some sleep

Many Spring Break destinations are far off. The last thing you want is to be awake for a 12-hour car ride or long flight and then arrive at your destination too tired to start the fun right away. With a comfortable travel pillow, you can rest up and arrive refreshed!

Prevents a stiff neck and soreness

If you do manage to fall asleep without a support travel pillow, you’ll regret it as soon as you wake up. Neck pain, sore shoulders, and an achy back are going to ruin your vacation before it even begins! A neck support travel pillow, on the other hand, supports your neck, shoulders, head, and spine in the correct position.

Reduces Sleep Apnea and snoring

If you are sleeping with your head and neck flopped over, you’re cutting off your airway. This leads to waking up gasping for air, heavy breathing, and snoring. This isn’t going to be restful slumber for you, and your fellow travelers probably won’t be pleased either! A neck support travel pillow props up your head in the correct position so you can breathe easily and naturally.

Our Options for Neck Support Travel Pillow

You don't want to fall asleep on a plane, train, bus, or car and slump your head over the entire time. You'll wake up with serious neck pain! Before you leave for your trip, invest in a supportive travel neck pillow. It’s the best way to stay comfortable as you snooze, no matter where you are or what position you’re sitting in. While only you will be able to determine the best travel pillow for you, these are some of our most popular options. Start your travel pillow shopping with this list:

Malouf Travel Neck Gel Dough + Z Gel

The ergonomic U-shaped design correctly supports the natural curves of your head, neck, and shoulders, providing ideal support so you can sleep in a relaxed position during your ride. The liquid Z® Gel lies on top of the pillow for a cool sleeping surface that will capture and dissipate your body heat. The unique Gel Dough® memory foam creates a softer, cooler, doughier feel.

Soft-Tex Conforming Memory Foam U Neck Travel Pillow

This conforming U neck travel pillow made from gel-infused memory foam. This memory foam travel pillow provides lasting support because it easily wraps it around your neck, then conforms to your body and holds your head up steady. You already love your memory foam mattress, so why not opt for a memory foam neck pillow travel?

Malouf Shredded Gel Dough Travel Neck Pillow

The Shredded Gel Dough® Pillow offers a cooler, softer memory foam that is both comfortable and breathable. As its name implies, shredded memory foam filling is simply torn into tiny pieces. The individual pieces in this type of memory foam neck pillow travel move independently, allowing the pillow to be moldable. You can sculpt it and it will shift and change into whatever shape you desire!

Don’t Forget Travel Size Pillows!

It’s not just about the neck pillow you’ll wear around your shoulder while you’re en route. Once you arrive, you’ll be at the mercy of the hotel, motel, or home you’re staying at whether they’ve provided you comfortable, supportive pillows or not. You’ve gotten used to sleeping in a comfortable, cozy slumber oasis at home; it’ll be difficult if not impossible to get the deep rest you need on your vacation if you don’t have a similar setup upon your arrival. This is why we recommend bringing along one or two travel size pillows for the trip! A small travel pillow means you won’t be taking a risk of sleeping poorly during what should be a relaxing vacation.

Malouf Travel Zoned Dough Scented Pillow

This pillow presents the perfect combination of zoned support and comfort, in a size small enough to bring along for the trip. The Zoned Dough® memory foam both cradles your head and supports your neck. The breathable Tencel™ cover aids in obtaining the perfect sleeping temperature. Plus, it smells wonderful! You have a choice between three calming scents, Lavender, Chamomile, and Peppermint.

Soft-Text Conforming Memory Foam Travel Pillow

You can enjoy the same amazing benefits of a conforming memory foam pillow, in a convenient travel size. With multi-use positioning, this gel-infused memory foam travel pillow provides exceptional comfort, pressure-relief, and spinal alignment.

Don't ruin a vacation by arriving with a sore neck or trying to sleep on an unfamiliar hotel pillow. Before you leave, purchase and pack your favorite travel pillow! Remember, you definitely want to make sure your travel pillow can be cleaned after you take it through an airport, to someone else’s house, in a hotel, or anywhere else you’ll be stopping during Spring Break. This is why you’ll want to be sure you shop for a pillow that is either washable or comes with a removable, washable cover. For instance, the Soft-Tex Conforming Memory Foam U Neck Travel Pillow listed above includes a removable, super-soft, circular-knit cover with zip closure that’s easily removed, washed, and put back on. This is just one more way City Mattress is always looking out for your health and happiness!