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This $14 Inflatable Travel Pillow Actually Lets Me Sleep On Flights

It's the best travel pillow I've found yet — and I've tried 'em all.

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I used to have the hardest time falling asleep anywhere other than in a bed. But my years of travel have helped me learn to sleep well, pretty much everywhere.

And if I'm being honest, that’s all thanks to my inflatable neck pillow.

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It’s my favorite travel accessory ever. No contest. And that’s because it is not only super comfortable and customizable, but it’s also way easier to carry than a big puffy one that you inevitably wind up having to wear through the airport or awkwardly attach to one of your bags' handles.

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So yeah: My Lewis N. Clark On-Air Adjustable and Inflatable Neck Pillow is pretty much the greatest thing ever. And it's less than $15!

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This pillow is my secret weapon in surviving a long-haul flight and actually getting some solid sleep so I can arrive to my destination fresh-faced and rested. Sure, you’ll probably end up having a bunch of people stare at you while you blow it up next to them...but you’ll be the one sleeping soundly the whole flight through, so really, joke's on them.

All you have to do is take it out of its cute little pouch, unfold it, and start blowing it up.

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It will become completely inflated in seconds, so no need to worry about passing out from using too much air. But remember to wait until the plane is actually at a high altitude, or you may end up a little bit uncomfortable as the air pressure changes and your pillow gets a little too blown up.

Aside from that, an inflatable neck pillow is perfect for people who can’t ever seem to get comfortable with a foam pillow (or who suffer from neck problems). And that’s because you can decide just how firm you want it. I like to blow mine up all of the way and then slowly let air out to get it just right.

I’ve tried a ton of different neck pillows; I’ve gone through memory foam ones, pillows with the little beads in them, and even one that wraps around your neck to offer extra "secret" support — and without fail I always go back to my inflatable one. It’s just the better option for me.

Plus, one of my absolute favorite things about this magical pillow is that it is so easy to store and doesn’t really take up much room in my carry-on.

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I don’t have to hook anything onto my backpack or stuff anything inside of it — I just deflate the pillow, put it in its little pouch and place it right in my bag. You won’t ever see me walking through the airport wearing my neck pillow because I don’t have anywhere else to put it. What more can I say? Catching some shut-eye has gotten a whole lot easier with this baby!

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