Do you fall sick each time you travel? Vomiting, nausea, dizziness, and headache are some of the most common symptoms of motion sickness. It makes it harder for one to enjoy a trip especially when it’s long distance. Some people actually start feeling sick as soon as they get to the bus station.
Scientists believe that motion sickness is as a result of a disconnect between what the eyes can see and what your ears can hear. The brain thus receives conflicting information from the eyes and ears hence making you sick. The good news is that you don’t have to miss your trips due to motion sickness a there is a solution to it.
Try out these easy tips that have been known to beat motion sickness:
1. Take the wheel
If you can drive, the better. The mind connects better with the body organs while driving than when you are just seated and being driven.
2. Get some air
If your sickness is becoming worse, consider getting some fresh air. You can stop at an open place, get out of the vehicle and breathe in some fresh air. If your mode of travel does not allow you to take a break, open the window to let in some air.
3. Just eat enough
Eat but only eat enough. Too much food might upset your stomach making your car sickness even worse.
4. Avoid greasy foods
And don’t just eat enough, avoid those fatty foods. This means going without your fries for some hours. Fatty foods take time to digest and they also make you nauseous.
5. Skip coffee
A day without coffee killed no one. Caffeine and alcohol increase nausea hence increasing the risk of motion sickness. Plus they dehydrate your body making you prone to feeling nauseous.
6. Drink water
Remember you should stay hydrated and the best way to do this while traveling is to sip water.
7. Choose a strategic position
If you usually get motion sickness, always look for a sitting position that has the least movements. If you can sit at the seat next to the driver or at a central position rather than occupying the back seats, you might be safe.
For many years, ginger has been used to treat nausea. Sipping some ginger tea or water as you travel will help curb nausea.
If all these do not work for you, consider getting over the counter pills.