Traveling soon? Learn how to avoid motion sickness

Do you find yourself nauseous during long car rides? You are not the only one.

In fact, motion sickness, referred to as sea sickness or car sickness sometimes, is very common. It is the disturbance of the inner ear caused by repeated unusual movements when traveling by car, boat, plane, or train.

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Anyone can develop motion sickness, but sensitivity to motion can differ from one person to another. Usually, children between the ages of 2 to 12, pregnant women, and people who are prone to migraines are most likely to suffer from it.

If you or someone in your family have motion sickness, traveling can be a hassle. Nausea, vomiting, dizziness, sweating, and a sense of feeling unwell are some of the symptoms of motion sickness that can result in a very uncomfortable car ride.

So how can you prevent motion sickness and enjoy your time instead? Here are some general tips to follow when traveling that could help tremendously:

  • Open the car window. Breathing fresh air can help.
  • Avoid reading or watching movies.
  • Schedule your meals ahead to avoid eating a heavy meal during or right before traveling.
  • Try not to stare at moving objects such as other cars or waves. Instead, try to look at a fixed place above the horizon.
  • Take a break during long journeys. Try to breathe some fresh air, drink some cold water, or take a short walk.
  • Keep motion to a minimum by choosing your seat if possible. For example, sit in the front of a car.
  • Close your eyes and try to sleep.
  • Consult your doctor about medication for motion sickness.motel-blues3.jpg

 

Have a safe and comfortable trip.

 

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