WHILE it may seem self-explanatory, you have probably been wearing your travel pillow the wrong way during your flight.
A woman on TikTok has explained how everyone has actually been using the travel accessory completely wrong.
TikTok user Jenny Javier, who is known as jenified_us on the social media platform, revealed her travel hack in a recent video.
In the footage, Jenny can be seen sitting in the cabin of a plane as she holds the travel pillow up to the camera.
She then places the travel pillow around her neck but moves her head from side to side in a bid to show users how her head remains unsupported.
As she removes the pillow from around her neck, she wags her finger and shakes her head to show users this way is incorrect.
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Meanwhile, in the next clip, she puts the travel pillow on back to front.
But she's met with the same problem as her head remains unsupported.
In her final attempt, she shows other holidaymakers the correct way to use their travel pillows.
She starts by clipping the travel pillow together by its straps, and then she flips it so the pillow is facing vertically.
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With the pillow on its side, she pulls the headrest flap through the hole in the middle of the travel pillow.
When the pillow is firmly secured, she places her head inside the hole of the travel pillow and leans against it comfortably.
At the end of the video, she revealed how her pillow hack kept her head supported and helped her to get some shut-eye.
The video has had more than 9.5 million views with many users hailing the hack as "genius" and "brilliant" in the comments.
One person wrote: "Whatever it takes to get some sleep on the plane."
While another added: "I've done this on my last two flights, it was perfection."
A third said: "I used one of those pillows and I woke up sleeping on a stranger's shoulder. I’ll use this trick from now on to avoid what happened before."
This isn't the first time a person on TikTok has shared a travel pillow hack only to go viral.
Last year, a man revealed why it's comfier to wear a travel pillow back to front.
And back in 2019, Dr Micheal Breus – know as The Sleep Doctor in the US – also said this was the correct way.
He told News.com.au: “And one thing I tell my clients is that if you have a U-shaped neck pillow, turn it around so the bottom of the U is under your chin."
"That’s because your head tends to bob which will wake you up, and by rotating the pillow it stops your head from bobbing.”
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