Innovative aids enhance restful travel sleep

With many people preparing for their winter vacations, having the proper travel accessories is a prime consideration and none more important than sleep aids.

As luck has it, innovative pillows and sleep masks for those long plane or road rides have come on the market courtesy of Cabeau and as someone who spends half my year ‘on the road’ travel writing, I found the pillow and mask to offer some key advantages over other products found in most airport shops, including the pillow’s fuller, all-round support for head and chin and the mask’s inner concave eyeliners and adjustable straps that prevent what I call ‘zombie eyes.’

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Here’s a fuller lowdown on the two products –

Offered at a suggested retail price of $34.99, the Evolution PillowTM, with a patented ergonomic design, incorporates eight key features, including 360-degree head and chin support, a washable velour cover and an improved travel bag that compacts the pillow down to one-quarter of its size, handy for convenient packing, and a flat back cushion, which conforms to your neck and doesn’t push your head forward.

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It also has a media pouch for your phone or MP3 player, thus leaving you hands and lap free, adjustable front sliding toggles to hold the pillow in place and provide additional head support and memory foam earplugs that block out unwanted ambient noise.

The patent-pending Midnight Magic Sleep Mask, company officials say, is the first such mask that includes an adjustable nose bridge which allows you to mold it to your own unique facial features, thus giving you the option of resting peacefully with a hint of twilight or drifting off to sleep in complete darkness.

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The mask, which weighs less than an ounce, also has specially-designed inner concave eyeliners to keep it from resting against your eyelids as you sleep, adjustable elastic straps to eradicate ‘bedhead,’ while its soft velour fabric ensures a gentle touch against your face.

Offered at a suggested retail price of $19.99 , it also includes a sealed side pocket to hold memory foam earplugs.

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