New travel pillow hugs you while you sleep

Forget monsters under the bed, this new travel pillow is all about comfort. Source: MonPère

SOMETIMES you just need a giant helping hand in life, and that’s exactly where the MonPère Travel Pillow comes in.

The hand-shaped pillow looks as though it’s creeping up on you, but in actual fact, it just wants to give you a big hug and help you achieve optimal napping on your travels.

Frequent travelers would know this: getting comfortable on long journeys can be a struggle, especially for those that get anxious about flying. If you finally do manage to drift, you can often wake up with a sore neck that has the potential to ruin the first few days of your holiday.

But now Mon Père could change that – you don’t need to dread being awake and uncomfortable, while the rest of the travelers catch forty winks around you.

The pillow is basically shaped like a long arm with two hands. The linear shape ensures that your head remains on its axis, allowing you to gain a deeper, painless sleep. The solid silicone interior is covered with a soft cotton – so style and comfort are optimized.

It can be used in numerous ways:

These are just some of the ways that MonPère can be used. You can find your own unique comfortable position. Source: MonPère

The idea came to a family based in Montreal after they all suffered neck and back pains after sleeping on long journeys as they traveled the world.

“I started working on MonPère as an extension of our family trips around the world. Seeing my daughter waking up in pain was awful, so I co-created the first and only sleep tool,” said Sylvain Bérubé a Montréal-based sports therapist and inventor of MonPère.

“It’s really far from a traditional travel pillow. Simply put – it’s developed to really support your head – not just bring you comfort.”

Sylvain is raising money for the prototype via funding campaign site, Kickstarter. Having already raised CA$18,631 the creators only need $16,369 to achieve the total needed, to get MonPère recognized as a travel essential.

So, get over to the Kickstarter, pledge some cash and get ready to buy your very own MonPère and be the coolest traveler in town.