Neck pillows are great if you can sleep with your head perfectly held in place. If you tend to nod forward while sleeping in a seated position, turn the neck pillow around to support your chin.
In the video above HowCast shows us how to stack the odds in our favour for great sleep aboard a plane, including how to dress comfortably, what to eat, and what to pack to turn a cramped coach seat into a sleeping station. Our favourite tip from the video is the simplest. Rotate your neck pillow so that the bulk of the pillow is in front of your neck instead of behind it. With the pillow turned around you can rest your head in a natural and relaxed state and avoid startling yourself awake when nodding forward.
Have a clever airline travel tip of your own to share? Let's hear about it in the comments.