How to Prevent Car or Motion Sickness

How to Prevent Car or Motion Sickness

A long drive can be a perfect mood setter for your holidays unless you have car or motion sickness. Motion sickness is a sick feeling due to movement. It not only happens in the case of four wheelers, but it may also knock you down even on trains, buses, or boats. Though motion sickness is not life threatening, it may make your journey unpleasant, stopping you from enjoying a fun ride. But you can have control over it if you take measures beforehand. Here we will discuss how to prevent car or motion sickness. To learn in detail, keep reading the blog by Kelly Mazda, Scranton, PA.  

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What Causes Motion Sickness? 

The reason may vary as does the age of the people who get affected by car or motion sickness. It’s common in elderly people, pregnant women, and children up to 12 years. People with migraine also fall prey to this symptom. Also, in rare cases, motion sickness can be caused due to problems in the inner ear.  

How to Reduce the Effects of Car/Motion Sickness 

Though it is not life threatening, yet it is always better to consult a doctor to confirm whether all the symptoms are due to Motion Sickness. If you are sure about already, follow the below tips to avoid the same.

  • Take your medicine one or two hours before the journey starts 
  • Choosing the right seat is important here. The window seat is always preferable as it does not let you feel claustrophobic as the sense of claustrophobia at times aggravates motion sickness to a greater extent.  
  • A heavy meal before or during the journey is a big NO. Eat light so that you feel comfortable while on the ride.  
  • Drinking enough water and avoiding alcohol may help you prevent motion sickness.  

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In one word, if you have motion sickness, do not ignore it. Plan beforehand to keep your journey comfortable. In most cases, motion sickness stops when the vehicle stops moving. If any symptom lasts longer than usual, don’t forget to consult a doctor.