Why do I get motion sickness?

Have you ever been in a bus and felt dizzy for no reason fm2017 건조스킨 다운로드? Say “hello” to the common traveller’s companion: motion sickness. Motion sickness simply means: a disturbance in your body’s sense of balance and equilibrium. Any mode of transport can cause motion sickness. What happens is your brain and body become confused and go into malfunction mode.

What’s with the motion?
You can feel motion sickness in a car, train, boat, an aeroplane, or even on a rollercoaster. The sickness usually goes away when the motion stops. Children between the ages of five and 12 who would usually be sitting in the back seat, women and older adults, are more susceptible to motion sickness.

The good news is that the sickness stops as soon as the motion has stopped, or when your brain has comfortably come to terms with the motion.

Symptoms:

  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Increased salivation
  • Pale skin
  • Cold sweats

Stop the sickness
Over-the-counter medicine can help relieve the sickness; especially if you take it before your trip starts.

Remedies
Dramamine and Meclizine capsules are known to help with nausea, vomiting and dizziness, but be sure to check with your doctor first.

Try these at home

  • Aromatherapy with essential oils can help ease the dizziness and nausea; try peppermint, lavender and ginger oils.
  • Acupressure, an ancient healing form of treatment, can be helpful in stimulating key points in the body to relieve motion sickness. You can get an acupressure wristband from your pharmacy.
  • Ginger has antioxidants that may help curb nausea. Keep a few ginger sweets or capsules handy when you’re traveling.
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Help at hand

  • When the nausea hits, focus on the horizon to steady your equilibrium.
  • Take long and deep breaths. Control your breathing, and get some air.
  • Fill up on fresh foods and drink water.
  • Get enough sleep before the long journey.

For more tips, read: How to avoid getting sick while traveling.

If the symptoms persist, check with your doctor.

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