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This clever device will cradle your head while you snooze on flights

Travelling long-haul is fantastic as it means that you’re off somewhere exciting, but the only drawback is trying to get comfortable enough to nap on the plane. Your head lolls about as you try to prop it up and catch 40 winks, and it’s hard to feel supported in such a confined space.

Help is at hand though, as one manufacturer has created a device that aims to solve the mortifying problem of waking up to discover that you’ve been drooling on the shoulder of the stranger beside you.

The JetComfy supports your head as you sleep. Image: JetComfy
The JetComfy supports your head as you sleep. Image: JetComfy

Called the JetComfy, it’s a memory foam cushion for your head that attaches to an armrest and extends to your desired height. The manufacturer says that it aims to mimic the natural resting pose of resting your head on your hand, and also takes the weight off your neck and spine as you sleep.

The JetComfy is on an extendable base, which you can slide onto your armrest and clip into place. It takes up a small portion of the armrest, leaving the rest available for your neighbour to use. Then you adjust the cushion’s tilt to support your head and snooze away. It contains two inches of high quality memory foam, so that your face and neck can sink into soft pillow comfort.

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One great advantage is that it has an upgrade kit that contains two built-in power packs, so you can always travel with plenty of charge for your mobile devices. Designed for frequent travellers, it also includes a sleek compartment that houses a combination 4-in-1 pen/stylus/light/pointer, Handy for filling in customs forms and trying to locate the three things that you will inevitably drop on the floor around your seat.

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Jetcomfy retails for $49.99 on JetComfy.com and the upgrade kit costs €24.99.