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The odd-looking Trtl pillow aims to fix these pain points, has thousands of positive reviews on Amazon and is now 25 percent off.
Trtl Travel Pillow, $30 (usually $40), Amazon
Editor's note: It was 44 percent off yesterday, but the price increased overnight! Snag one before the price goes up again!
Departing from the traditional U-shaped design of the bad travel pillows (as I like to call them), this one features a supportive bracket encased in a fleece material. This way, the "pillow" actually holds your head up. It's a unique design that works, according to most of the pillow's 3,800 reviewers. One reviewer even noted, "Due to how this Trtl keeps me asleep, I am really excited to plan my next long flight."
A pillow that makes someone excited to plan a long flight? I'm amazed.
Plus, the "pillow" folds up small enough to throw in a backpack without taking up too much space.
In case it wasn't clear, I generally despise travel pillows. I usually fall asleep within minutes of sitting on a plane and then wake up with a sore neck — whether or not I have a pillow. But, I'm traveling across the Atlantic on a red-eye flight in two days, so I just ordered the Trtl one because it looks so different from the others I've tried. The design intrigued me, the reviews are generally good and the deal is solid.
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