For long trips by bus or plane.
People who are not used to long journeys cannot be too adept at getting a travel cushion if they plan to do one. This unusual accessory can indeed make them avoid back and neck pain, whether by car, plane or train. I present here a little topo on the travel cushion, some advice, and our selection.
Why a travel cushion?
The cushion is generally in the form of a U. Placed around the neck; it serves to wrap the neck, support the cervical, or even prevent the head to fall forward when sleeping. It is aimed at all those looking for better comfort when traveling over long distances. Its 2-in-1 convertible version is especially recommended for pregnant women and people with back problems.
For long trips by bus or plane, really, it is not the luxury to get one! For my part, when I know that I am going to do several long flights or long bus trips, I take a travel cushion with me. I will sleep more easily and on arrival, I would be less tired.
Declinations of the travel cushion
As said above, the travel cushion mimics the shape of a horseshoe. But there are also convertible cushions that quickly turn into rectangular pillows to stall the back.
There are two types of travel cushions: airbags that will be of interest to those looking to save space in their carry-on and non-inflatable cushions. In this last category, we find the polystyrene microbead cushion, the microfiber cushion, and the memory foam cushion.
The airbags are very practical because they take up very little space. In contrast, comfort issue, they are far from the top.
Styrofoam cushions are very comfortable, but beads tend to sag over time. This is not the ideal solution if you travel frequently. The memory cushion that adapts to your body and your temperature and the microfiber cushion are the best options.
Offered by the French brand Travel Earth, Udream is a memory cushion with an ultra-soft texture and an ergonomic shape that follows the neck contour and movements throughout the trip and protects it effectively, regardless of the position adopted. Available in four colors, it comes in a travel pouch and is guaranteed for five years by its manufacturer. Its cover is removable and washable at 30 ° C.
It is also an ergonomically shaped travel cushion, whose particularity is that its size is adjustable at will. Easily passing from the S to the M or L, it is suitable for both women and men, regardless of their choker. Keeps beautifully cervical, it prevents torticollis wake up. It can also be used to fight neck stiffness when you spend a lot of time in front of your computer. Its cover, which comes in several colors, is easy to machine wash at 30 ° C.