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Improvised Neck Pillow

When trying to sleep on a plane, most of us try to sit up to sleep, often with some sort of neck pillow to hold our head up. But you may sleep better leaned forward. If you have back pain, this method of sleeping on a plane may help provide relief.

Blow up a small beach ball. Place the ball on your lap or on the tray table and lean forward. Wrap your arms around the beach ball to keep it in place. You may want to bring a pillow case for it to make it more comfortable to sleep against.

You can inflate it for many needs. It works as a pillow in a bind or a handy back cushion in an uncomfortable chair. When deflated, a beach ball packs easily and takes up very little space.

And if you’re traveling with your children, you’ve got a toy with you for the beach.

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