Four essentials to ease the stress of travel

You might finally be able to sleep on a flight .

inside of a plane cabin
Fluff your travel pillow, turn up your Spotify playlist of soothing whale sounds, and, at long last, relax. You're on vacation now.Omar Prestwich via Unsplash

If you’re planning on spending a good portion of the day (or more) on a plane, a few items can help you finally get some rest on the flight. Here are a few lightweight, compact products we’ve found help make traveling less stressful.

Luricaa Travel Pillow, Neck Pillow for Airplane
A better alternative to resting your head on your sweater.Amazon

Travel neck pillows are far from new and exciting, but they really help you sleep—provided you don’t mind hauling it across town once you’ve arrived. This travel pillow is ideal because it neatly folds into a small bag, so you don’t need to have it floating on the outside of your carry-on for the whole trip. It’s made from memory foam and comes with a machine-washable cover.

OriHea Eye Mask for Sleeping
You’ll feel like you’re in a pitch-black room.Amazon

The contour and padding of this eye mask block all light from your view, so you’ll feel like you’re in a pitch-black room. The padding and nose bridge makes it extra comfortable and ensures it stays in place. It also won’t leave your eyelashes wrinkled the next day. It’ll come in handy when you’re on a long flight.

Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Canceling Headphones
Pick that fits in your pocket.Amazon

Noise-canceling headphones are excellent for train and plane rides, but are often too bulky, delicate, or expensive to bring on trips. Bose QuietComfort Noise Cancelling headphones are that they are portable, can fit in your pocket, and work comparably to over-ear headphones.

Bonaker Universal Travel Adapter
Make sure you can charge your phone where you’re going.Amazon

This adapter is compact and will stay in place when you’re charging your devices (many are too bulky to stay fixed to a wall socket, especially on turbulent plane rides). You can adapt your plugs to work in the U.S., Europe, Australia, and the U.K. It also has four USB ports.