People have traveled in many forms of transport without having any sickness. But this statement isn’t true for everyone. If you are one of those who have encounter motion sickness when traveling on a train, plane or even a car, here are 10 tips that you can consider given by an expert.
- Sit next to the driver. Being a passenger in a car you are more prone to motion sickness than the driver. If this is not doable, have a conversation with someone. Avoid reading.
- Limit what you put in your mouth. Consumption / foods with strong odor may worsen symptoms of nausea or motion sickness.
- Your spot. On a plane the middle over the wing is calmest. On a ship lower level cabins near the center of a ship. Stay away from others who may have the same symptom.
- Enhance sensory congruence. When on a boat or car, keep your gaze on a fixed point. If you are getting seasick, try lying down. On train, sit facing forward.
- Talk to yourself. Tell yourself you’ll be okay. A study has shown this to be effective.
- Desensitization therapy. Have a short bursts of activities that cause symptoms, and then work up to longer periods. For example, try reading for five minutes and then putting the book down. Repeat over several sessions.
- Pre-treat using ginger. One to two grams of ginger half an hour before traveling for best results. If you’re on prescription blood thinners, consult your doctor before supplementing with ginger.
- Acupressure. Apply light pressure to certain points using your hand.
- Ride it out: Let motion sickness clears up on its own naturally by the body.
- Get medical advice: When everything else does not work out, be sure to seek help from your doctor or pharmacist who may be able to advice if over-the-counter medication is good enough.
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