Lots of individuals even seasoned travelers suffer from motion sickness. It is really upsetting for yourself as well as others as it turns travelling into an unpleasant experience. Though there are a number of ways to help prevent the symptoms, you can start by knowing how to stop the sickness from happening. Here are the two basic steps with helpful instructions to make your travelling more comfortable:
1. Prevention is better than cure
First and foremost, try to stop the symptoms of motion sickness from taking place. There are several methods that could be used to help prevent the sickness or stop the existing symptoms from getting worse. The methods may vary according to the means of transportation.
• Whenever possible, try to take the front seat
• Open the windows or adjust the direction of the air vents to your face for extra air flow
• Place your focus on objects or land on the horizon like buildings or mountains
• Sit next to the window that's above the wing
• Adjust the direction of the air vents to your face
• Look at the clouds floating by through the window
• Get a cabin close to the boat's centre, if you can
• Go to the deck to get some fresh air
• Place your focus on things on the horizon, if not then where the water meets the sky
On the whole, the following techniques of preventive care may also be helpful:
• Stay calm
• Sit facing towards the front
• Avoid reading
• Rest the back of your head against the headrest
• Stay away from anything with a strong scent
• Avoid drinking alcohol or having big meals prior to traveling
• Avoid being near people who are feeling unwell
2. Consult your doctor regarding getting treatment for your motion sickness.
When practicing preventive care isn't enough to help relieve motion sickness, you must talk to a doctor who is a specialist for the diseases of the nervous system, ear and balance. Your physician will then work with you and generate a treatment plan that suits your lifestyle and requirements in the best way possible.
There are several types of treatment available for relieving symptoms, such treatments might include:
• Acupressure (like acupressure wristbands) or acupuncture
• Medications that comprises of drugs like cyclizine, scopolamine, promethazine, dimenhydrinate, or meclizine.
• Homeopathic medicines that consists of remedies like cocculus, petroleum, borax, nux vomica, tabacum, sepia which can be used in combination as well
• Mind-body medicine consisting of methods like Cognitive behavioural therapy, relaxation techniques or biofeedback training & relaxation.
• Herbs like ginger, black horehound or peppermint that are used in tea or sold as tablets.