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Motion sickness happens when your inner ear tells your brain that you're in motion, but your eyes say you're not moving. Here's how to beat it.
Step 1: Prevent car sickness
Prevent carsickness if you are prone to motion sickness by using a scopolamine patch. Place it behind your ear 30 to 60 minutes before your trip. An antihistamine with dimenhydrinate is also effective, but could make you drowsy.
Take a ginger supplement or drink ginger ale as a natural alternative to prevents motion sickness.
Step 2: Sit in the front
Sit in the front seat if you are prone to carsickness, or better yet, drive.
Step 3: Look out at the horizon
Look at the horizon. Your eyes will register that you are moving without causing dizziness from looking at close objects whizzing by.
Step 4: Roll down the window
Roll down the window and get fresh air if you feel the onset of carsickness. Keep your head still, and don’t make any sudden movements.
Never read in the car.
Step 5: Eat crackers and drink a carbonated drink
Eat plain crackers and drink a clear, carbonated beverage to settle your stomach. Club soda or ginger ale is a good choice.
Avoid spicy and greasy food, alcohol, and cigarette smoke before and during a trip, which may exacerbate nausea.
Step 6: Carry sealable plastic bags
Carry sealable plastic bags while on a trip in case you need to suddenly empty your stomach.
Step 7: Take breaks
Take frequent breaks if you’re on a long trip or driving along a winding road. A rest stop each hour to stretch should help.
Did You Know?
Dogs get carsick, too, but in 95 percent of cases, it is stress related and not motion related.
I have motion sickness and no kind of tip help me what I observed is that it is the vibration which makes me sick in around 30 minutes and also the engine sound and car smell work as catalyst. The time during which I start feeling sick is not fixed.
Old fashioned train's economy class is the only medium where I don't feel sick but in first class because of shock absorbers there is so much motion which also make me sick, I never traveled through Air, Sea or the latest fast moving trains therefore don't know about those.
So I don't really get that sick anymore when I travel unless i have to look away from the window, But I have started to learn how to drive and THAT is making me sick and dizzy, my instructor says I'm fine but yeah...
I had to ride a 20 hour (i think) bus trip, for 3 days, (but not overnight thank goodness) or at least the first day was. I just ate a lot of crackers, and drank some water. The windows were the biggest things EVER, so it was hard not to look at them.
I used to suffer travel sickness all the time when I was young & I've had SO many moments of vulnerability (I still cringe when I recall the day I puked on my primary-school teacher; & it was so much worse, the way he was so nice about it). Roughly around the time I began high-school; that's when I learned how to be rid of travel-sickness forever. I recall getting my 1st portable CD-player for my birthday, just before I began my 1st year; & I always took it everywhere. It wasn't long before I noticed that I no longer suffered travel-sickness when I played my favourite music through my earphones (no dry-mouth, no upset stomach & no reflux/dry-retching). I experimented a bit & learned that I need music that I enjoy & that earphones always work best, as it drowns-out all other sound & you can maximise volume without annoying anyone. I tried to cope with music on our car radio/CD-player while the car was in motion, but it wasn't long before nausea took over. So now, when I have to travel places; I ensure my iPad is well charged, then I plug in my earphones, choose any songs/playlists I want to listen to & tap the play-button ... then I just look out the window & watch the world roll by as I listen to my favourite tunes. And I never get sick any more, thankfully. I wanted to share this, because I feel that it may help other sufferers like myself. Hopefully it will work for you, too. =o)
I ride with my boyfriend, who is a truck driver. We hit at least 4/5 States a week..bad thing is we don't take as many breaks as I'd like.. So I can't drink my sprite to get rid of the nausea :(.. Cause I'll have to go to the bathroom frequently..
I get sick when I'm reading, when there are many curves and most of all when it smells like cigaretts or someone is smoking. On a train I usually don't feel bad, that'swhy I prefer it. It helps also when I let cold air from outside or remove my top, it somehow calms me down.
I just went to the aquarium with my friend but her mother took all these back roads, and as a girl who gets car sick a LOT, I got to the point where I threw up in my mouth or revealed my car sickness to her mother just so she could pull over or stop so I could get relief.
I threw up on the bus the other day because of motion sickness, which has never happened before and within the past year my motion sickness has gotten worse. Every time I ride in a car or bus I become motion sick and it lasts for days. I'm hoping some of these tips will work, or I might need to walk from now on.
I hate car sickness, the worst thing is that I can't take tablets, so I have to try and fall asleep or keep my mind off it by drinking fluids and listening to music! I have these bands I put on my wrist too, it keeps on the centre on my vain and really helps me relax; it gets rid of the sickness for longer and I can easily fall asleep too:) I think my mam passed the sickness onto me because she has car sickness too, I always think.. Why didn't she pass it onto my brother damn.
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