Greetings from beautiful, sunny, HOT, Florida! If you have been following our travels, you know that we have been in Ocala, Sarasota, Tampa, Orlando, and we will be spending 4 more days at Wekiwa Springs State Park in Orlando.
I have another super neat travel product to share with you. It is called the Embrace Sleep Collar, Travel Pillow. With all 8 of us traveling together, there is almost always someone dozing off on the trip. Now, my children think it is hysterical to watch the one dozing off, as their head bounces and they jerk awake. The Embrace Sleep Collar helps to prevent that. Not only does it stop the head from bobbing around, but it keeps your head and neck in alignment, so you don't wake up with a sore neck, or a headache. If I sleep funny, I almost always wake up with a headache.
Directly from Embrace Sleep Collar:
"Among those consulted in the design of the Embrace Sleep Collar include, chiropractors, flight attendants, physical therapists, and even a fashion designer. You can spot each of their influences that we incorporated into the design.
The first concept is "passive resistance" vs. "active resistance". The Sleep Collar is not designed to immobilize the wearer. The active resistance of a neck brace or any brace will create stiffness and even soreness in joints and muscles after prolonged use. The passive resistance of the Sleep Collar, allows natural movement, but gives that extra support needed, when trying to relax.
The second concept is Posture=Comfort.
All day long, your postural muscles in your neck are in contraction, to support your head. When you try to relax, your postural muscles want to relax with you. This is fine when you are lying down, because your bed supports you. However, when you are sitting up, like in an airline chair, your head is left unsupported. The Embrace Sleep Collar is designed to keep your head and neck in proper alignment, allowing you to relax and helping to prevent soreness.
There are a number of unique design features in the Sleep Collar, including:
- Two types of foam (memory foam and high resiliency foam) to provide comfort and support.
- Internal flex-band to provide even pressure and additional support.
- Open back design to wear cool.
- Wiking fabric material (identical to modern running shirts) to wear cool.
- Mylar carry case with velcro strap to attach to outside of carry-on luggage.
- Weighs less than 2 oz - less than a baseball cap."
Be sure to watch their short video below:
My husband is sold on the Embrace Sleep Collar. We both feel that it is quite comfortable. At first I thought it might feel restrictive, but it really does not. It gives you the support you need, without making you uncomfortable. This is perfect for long drives, plane trips, anywhere you might end up sleeping in an upright position. Gone is the nodding off only to jerk awake as your head falls forward. Also, since the collar goes around your neck, you aren't constantly adjusting the location of the pillow. It stays right there. And, if you have tried any of the blow up pillows only to have them spring a leak in the middle of your trip, you won't encounter that problem with the Embrace Sleep Collar.
You can purchase an Embrace Sleep Collar on their website for $24.99 with free shipping. You can also enter here to try and win an Embrace Sleep Collar.
Disclosure:I received no monetary compensation for this post. I did receive an Embrace Sleep Collar for review purposes. All exact quotes are taken from the Sleep Collar email or website. All thoughts and opinions are entirely mine.
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