5 Tips to Fight Motion Sickness


If you are prone to motion sickness, then it can make traveling a very unpleasant experience. Traveling in vehicles is something that you can’t avoid if you would like to go from one place to another. I know a few people who wish to travel the world but the idea of traveling on planes, trains, cars, boats, or automobiles makes them keep on putting their trips off.

Airways, waterways, roadways – if everything makes you feel sick, then you have a problem. Here are some tips, that will help you keep your lunch down and not be vary of traveling.

1. Take Deep Breaths

This might seem like a no-brainer but this helps keep the contents of your stomach from riding up and also helps relax your jaw muscles. If you start feeling queasy, start breathing in through your nose and letting it out through your mouth. This will help the oxygen to flow better in your body and will help in feeling better.

2. Get Stability

While you are taking deep breaths, position yourself on a flat surface with every ounce of weight you can put. Especially when traveling via road, road bumps, speed breakers, and turns can make it way more difficult. So, place your feet firmly and your hands flat on the seat, this helps you gain a sense of stability. If you are sitting near a window seat, putting your hands on the window or the seat in front of you helps too.

3. Don’t Skip a Meal

When I didn’t know better, I used to think not eating will help me not barf. It made the situation worse. Always remember that an empty stomach is a weak stomach. Eat something a few hours before the trip, giving it enough time to settle. Don’t skip a meal but also don’t have a heavy meal. Barfing on an empty stomach is way worse and burns so it is better that you eat.

4. Get Some Sleep

Sleeping helps you be more aware of your surrounding and also keep a cool head. Honestly, I would suggest trying to sleep during the trip. In the beginning, this was how I battled traveling. I slept in the vehicle so that I didn’t have to deal with motion sickness. If you can sleep through anything then this is honestly a great way to chicken out of dealing with the queasy feeling.

5. Visit Your Doctor

Visiting your doctor and getting prescriptions for any or all problems you might face on a trip is a good idea. Use pills only as a last resort. Usually, there are many natural remedies that will give you relief from motion sickness – like ginger pills or lemon drops. 

Ask your doctor to give you something to treat nausea, vomiting, and motion sickness. While it is available over the counter, it is always better to consult your doctor. Also, the medicines will usually help you fall asleep so it’s a win-win in my opinion.

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