Prevention Of Motion Sickness
A few different ways to prevent motion sickness.
Motion sickness happens when your brain gets overloaded with movement signals from the eyes and inner ears. The organs of balance are located in the inner ears. When the signals are numerous and mixed, it results in motion sickness. Children's inner ears are still under development and their balancing organs are immature. They tend to suffer from motion sickness more frequently than adults.
Motion sickness is unpleasant, as the symptoms make the person suffer. Dizziness forces the person to lie down. The next stage is nausea and vomiting. A loss of appetite occurs. The body breaks out in cold sweat. General weakness is felt and the face becomes pale. There may be headaches, too.
One way of coping with motion sickness is to avoid the causative factors. Factors that cause this sickness are a full stomach, alcohol, stress and polluted air. Food poisoning also produces symptoms similar to motion sickness. If you come across these factors and it is too late to avoid them, then you can exercise measures to counter the culprit causes.
You can stop the factor or get out of range of that situation. When you feel an attack of motion sickness, take deep, slow breaths and stare at a distant stationary object.
Don't take sleeping pills, alcohol or other recreational drugs. Travelling on empty or full stomach also causes motion sickness. Try to stop your journey if possible. Rest until you feel comfortable enough to continue. You can sleep to combat motion sickness. You won't feel the symptoms and by the time you awake, it would have passed.
There are also preventive measures to fight motion sickness. You can take medications, but the downside of it is that these medicines cause drowsiness. You can't drive under these circumstances. Take light meals before travelling. Abstain from alcohol and smoking. Avoid stressing yourself. Don't read while in a moving vehicle. Your eye and ear signals will cause conflict in your brain.
If possible, choose the location of your seat to be in front of the vehicle. There, motion is not as confusing to your brain as you can see the direction you are heading. It is also less jerky in the front as compared to the rear.
It helps to sit facing forwards. If you can't, then try to close your eyes and sleep to shut off the signals from your eyes.
You can also try to focus at the horizon or at a far stationary object to fix your eye signals.
Any one of these preventive measures may work for you. Try to find one that is most comfortable for you.