SkyMall Tuesday: UpRight Sleeper

by  Mike Barish | Sep 25, 2012
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Sleeping on planes is a tricky proposition. There is plenty of chaos going on around you (e.g., people eating, people getting up to use the restroom, people trying to open windows, etc.). Then there's the small matter of falling asleep while seated upright. It's not easy and can often lead to a sore neck by the end of the flight. Sure, there are pillows out there that provide support, but they're far from ergonomic. If only there was something that could support our necks, keep our heads from falling onto our neighbors, and prevent us from jostling ourselves awake when our chins dip forward. I don't want to remove any pillows from SkyMall Tuesday headquarters, so I'm at a loss. Thankfully, the good folks at SkyMall know that head support on airplanes is critical to our health. Now we can all fly in comfort with the UpRight Sleeper.

Flying is not about looking cool or stylish. How else can you explain all of those people wearing fedoras on flights to Las Vegas and Miami? Time spent on planes can be torturous, so there's no shame in putting yourself in some sort of traction device to help you sleep. It just makes the most sense.

Think that sleeping on a plane is easy? Believe that all you need is a pillow and a glass of wine? Well, while you wait for the flight attendant to bring you a blanket, we'll be reading the product description:

The UpRight Sleeper supports the weight of the head while keeping the neck comfortably aligned and prevents the head from falling forward or sideways during sleep. The attached back strap is positioned between the back and the seat to hold it securely in place.

Winner of the 2012 INPEX Best Invention of the Americas and the 2012 SkyMall Innovation Award!

Does your neck pillow have a back strap? Does its product description make it sound like an S&M toy? Did it win multiple awards? No? Then you're doing it wrong.

So, if you have an asinine haircut, trouble sleeping on planes, and an affinity for the phrase "strap it on," you need to get the UpRight Sleeper. Rest assured, you won't regret it.

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