These 7 Travel Pillows Will Make Your Flight Much More Bearable

Trying to fall sleep on a flight is not an easy feat: Unexpected turbulence, cabin announcements, and — the worst — an inconsiderate passenger nearby, are just a few elements that can disturb your resting pattern. Combined with the discomfort of being stuck in a tiny seat, you're lucky if to get a few minutes of shut-eye, if at all.

Achieving quality sleep on a plane takes patience, practice, and some helpful tools designed for maximum comfort. A travel pillow to provide support is crucial in this case. If you think that any generic pillow from a local discount store would do, you'd be terribly mistaken. Ahead, we've compiled the highest-rated travel pillows on the market, so you can wake up from a long haul without a sore neck.

Do you often find yourself dipping forward when you're sleeping on a plane? This wrap-around pillow has a special design that offers full support for your neck and chin. The secure placement enables you to rest up on a long haul flight — without getting migraines or a stiff neck. It can also be folded in half if you want to sleep on your side.

BCOZZY Chin Supporting Travel Pillow, $29.97, available at Amazon
If you tend to lean on one side of your shoulder when you snooze, this J-shaped pillow is a big game changer: The curve sits along the contour of the side your head, and is perfect for window seat passengers.

J-Pillow Travel Pillow, $19.95, available at Amazon
This neck pillow features a thick memory foam design that remembers your support spot and adjusts its shape accordingly. A removable and washable cover keeps things hygienic. The product can be compressed to 1/4 of its size for ease of packing. You get a set of memory foam ear plugs to block out the noise, too.

Cabeau Evolution Travel Pillows, $39.99, available at Cabeau
At first glance, this might look like your average infinity scarf, but the super-soft fleece material is actually patented for its ability to stretch and support — just like a hammock. The lightweight product is a must-have for travelers who tend to over pack, as it takes up a lot less room than your average pillow.

Trtl Travel Pillow, $29.99, available at Trtl
This customizable pillow is made for those of you who doze off in weird positions: The high density memory foam can be twisted into any shape you like, and can even be straightened out as a makeshift pillow for your bed.

Dot&dot Twist Memory Foam Travel Pillow, $19.99, available at Dot&dot
This hooded number is perfect if you need a bit of privacy on board. The head covering can also help shield any light coming from your surroundings.

TTRIP Hooded Travel Pillow Set, $24.99, available at Amazon
This horseshoe-shape pillow allows your neck and shoulder muscles to take a break. The quality of the material is one of the best on the market, coming from a brand well-known for its memory foam mattresses.

Tempur-Pedic Travel Pillow, $55.30, available at Tempur-Pedic