The bobblehead, the rag doll, the drinking bird: these are all moves you might be familiar with if you’ve ever tried to sleep sitting up in an airplane, car, or train. With no neck support and your body relaxed and limp, your head tends to travel more during that flight or car ride than it does throughout the entire duration of your vacation. To make sure the constant bobbing doesn’t cause vacation-ruining neck pain, it’s important to have a great travel pillow.
We’ve rounded up top-rated travel neck pillows from ones that wrap around your neck to keep that big brain of yours in place to picks that provide a sturdy yet soft surface for you to lean against. Regardless of their shape, every single one of them will have you waving bye-bye to bobblehead syndrome next time you travel. (Here’s another transit tip: check the CDC’s website for the most recent guidelines on safe travel as you jet-set this summer.)
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