If you’re like me, the thought of traveling to a new place fills you with excitement…but also a little bit of dread. I’m not the best traveler- in fact, I often get motion sickness on buses, boats, and planes. It’s really no fun feeling queasy and uncomfortable for an entire trip. If you’re worried about getting sick on your next journey, don’t worry! This blog post is here to help. We’ll discuss some tips for avoiding motion sickness and feeling your best during your travels.
What is motion sickness?
Motion sickness, also known as travel sickness, is a condition that can affect people who are traveling in cars, boats, or planes. It is caused by the mismatch between what a person sees and what their body feels. For example, if a person is looking out the window of a car and they see that the car is stopped, but their body feels like it is moving, this can cause motion sickness.
What are the symptoms of motion sickness?
The symptoms of motion sickness can vary from person to person, but some common symptoms include nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, and sweating.
What are the causes of motion sickness?
There are a number of different things that can contribute to motion sickness. Some of the most common causes include:
-seeing movement that is not actually happening (for example, looking out the window of a car and seeing that the car is stopped when in fact it is moving)
-sensitivity to light or sound
-having a poor sense of balance
-eating greasy or spicy food before traveling
How can I prevent motion sickness?
There are a number of different things that you can do to help prevent motion sickness. Some of the most effective tips include:
-try to keep your eyes on a fixed point
-avoid reading or using electronic devices while traveling
-sit in the front seat of a car or in the aisle seat on a plane
-eat light and bland foods before traveling
-drink plenty of fluids
-use over the counter medications such as Dramamine or Bonine.
What is the treatment for motion sickness?
If you start to experience symptoms of motion sickness, there are a number of different things that you can do to help relieve the symptoms. Some of the most common treatments include:
-resting until the nausea subsides
-drinking clear fluids such as water or sports drinks
-eating light and bland foods
-taking over the counter medications such as Dramamine or Bonine
-placing pressure on the “acupressure point” on your wrist (this can be done by pressing down on the inside of your wrist with your thumb for about two minutes)
What are some other tips for avoiding or treating motion sickness?
-If you are traveling by car, try to open a window to allow fresh air in
-If you are traveling by boat, sit near the edge of the boat to allow for better movement
-If you are traveling by plane, try to get a seat near the wing of the plane, where the motion is less noticeable
-Avoid drinking alcohol or caffeine before traveling
-Stay well hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids
-Focus on your surroundings and keep your mind busy. This can help to distract you from any feelings of nausea.
Motion sickness can be a frustrating experience, but with a little preparation you can help reduce the chances of experiencing it. By following these tips, you can make your next trip a nausea-free one!