5 Of The Weirdest Sleep Products That Could Help You Catch Z’s While Flying
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The average millennial plans to travel abroad nearly twice as often as older generations in 2018. And as international travel becomes more popular, millennials can also look forward to spending more time in the air, as flight lengths to our destinations of choice are getting longer and longer.
While we love to explore, airports and airplanes easily fall to the bottom of the list when it comes to the most enjoyable parts of traveling. Many manufacturers have tried to take advantage of the cramped nature of air travel by developing gadgets and accessories meant to “enhance comfort” for flying passengers. Some of these inventions are useful, and some of them are straight-up absurd. Here are five of the most ridiculous ones we could find on Amazon.
When sitting on a plane, have you ever thought, “I really wish I had a tiny hammock to rest my feet in right now”? Us, neither. But according to Magfit, a hammock footrest is just what consumers need to feel more comfortable during air travel.
You can give your feet an early vacay by letting them rest in this hammock footrest, which could be yours for less than $7. The best part? It comes in a camo pattern, so you can look even more ridiculous in the eyes of your aisle buddy. Magfit claims that the footrest will prevent lower back pain and leg stiffness that some experience during long flights. I guess there’s only one way to find out if these claims are true…
This neck pillow moonlights as a “trendy” scarf. The manufacturing company claims that the wearable travel pillow is superior to traditional U-shaped varieties because it is half the size and, therefore, more portable. Plus, think of all the compliments that you’ll get on your new stylish look! The scarf-pillow hybrid is available in four colors — black, grey, red and coral. Buy all four and you’ll have one to match every outfit.
An airline pilot developed this eye mask as an alternative to neck pillows (and, now, scarf pillows). The eye mask has an adjustable strap that hooks on to the back of your airplane seat’s headrest, holding your head in place. Although the manufacturer claims that the headband-like strap on the eye mask prevents uncomfortable head bobs and neck pain, we think that this product looks more like a medieval torture device than a sleep aid accessory.
Manufacturers are going to new lengths to keep their customers comfortable on planes, so much so that they’ve forgotten that most of us still kind of care about the opinions of others. This full-length wearable blanket comes equipped with a hood that has a removable neck pillow built inside of it. In order to keep your arms warm, you can tuck them into the blanket’s built-in pouch, making the entire closely resemble that of a straight jacket. At least no one will try to start a random conversation with you…
We can’t decide if these are overkill or ingenious. But, given the $85 price tag, it’s clear that the developers are highly confident in the potential success of this creation. On most airplanes, the AC is inevitably blasting, and it’s hard to sleep when your feet feel like icicles. Put these rechargeable foot warmers inside of your shoes when your feet are feeling chilly. You can adjust the insoles with three different temperature settings, thanks to their accompanying wireless remote control.