7 Tips to Ease Motion Sickness Symptoms Before it Spoils Your Traveling Plan

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“Shrishti has a knack for exploring new places through the roads that are usually not taken! However, she has recently started feeling obnoxious about the journeys. Recently, Shrishti has started limiting her outings due to the uneasiness she encounters while travelling.”

If you can relate with Shrishti on this note and usually suffer from nausea, vomiting, and irritability, you may have a common travelling issue: ‘motion sickness'.

So, today we will try to decode all your concerns related to motion sickness. We will also suggest seven ways to ease the symptoms of motion sickness. 

Let’s start.

What is Motion Sickness?

Motion sickness is a common condition where you may feel queasy or sick to your stomach. The situation commonly occurs when your brain can not register the events sensed by your physical senses.

Suppose you decide to go on a giant Ferris wheel ride. Once the ride starts, your eyes will see the things moving and register the signals as a movement to your brain. But your hands and legs will signal to be at complete rest as they are not technically moving. These conflicting signals to the brain may result in symptoms of motion sickness. 

What are the Symptoms Of Motion Sickness?

Although not life-threatening, motion sickness can spoil your whole journey! Some of the common symptoms of motion sickness are mentioned below: 

Initial symptoms: 

  • Upset Stomach
  • Cold Sweat
  • Nausea

Common symptoms: 

  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Pale Skin
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty in Concentrating
  • Abnormal Breathing

Who is More Prone to Motion Sickness?

Motion Sickness can occur to anybody who is carsick, airsick, seasick, or has been back from an amusement park ride. However, motion sickness may affect young children aged 2-12, pregnant ladies, and the elderly the most. Certain conditions that increase the chances of motion sickness can be:

  • People with a genetic history of motion sickness
  • People with Migraines
  • Menstruating individuals
  • Individuals with Parkinson’s disease

Anyone can be susceptible to motion sickness; thus, here’s the way out to avoid the condition!

>>Also Read: Facts & Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease

7 Tips to Ease the Symptoms of Motion Sickness

If you are prone to motion sickness, here are seven preventive measures that can help you to ease the symptoms:

  • Limit your food consumption or eat in small portions before or during travel.
  • Avoid exposure to excessive smoking, and stay hydrated.
  • Let space for plenty of air in your vehicle if you are travelling by road.
  • Avoid reading or using the phone while travelling by road, air or sea, and enjoy the view to keep your mind distracted.
  • Lie down when you feel nauseous.
  • Opt for forward-facing seats while travelling by the train.
  • If you have consulted your doctor for your condition, carry the prescribed medicines.

Can Motion Sickness be Life-threatening?

Although not life-threatening, motion sickness may lead to severe problems if not acknowledged on time. Some complications that persisting symptoms of motion sickness may cause are: 

  • Low blood pressure
  • Dehydration
  • Sleeplessness etc.

Final Take Away!

According to the studies, 1 in every three people is highly susceptible to motion sickness! However, the symptoms get severe only in rare cases, given that you are already affected by some other ailments. 

If you or a loved one is susceptible to severe cases of motion sickness, then it is the wisest choice to have health insurance coverage from Care Health Insurance. By keeping a comprehensive health policy in place with coverage for emergency hospitalisation, you can avail quality healthcare without breaking the bank. 

Disclaimer: The above information is for reference purposes only: Policy Assurance and Claims at the underwriter’s discretion.



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