What are the best ways to avoid travel sickness. What I found out was – Travel, or motion, sickness is caused by the brain being sent confused messages due to lots of small, repetitive movements. The messages being received from the eyes are telling the brain something different to the information being received from the mechanisms in the inner ear. The most common symptoms on travel sickness are nausea, vomiting and occasionaly excessive sweating. Travel sickness is more prevelant in children than adults and many people grow out of it as their body learns how to overcome the causes. There are other causes for travel sickness other than the motion. Smells of certain foods or petrol can trigger the symptoms as can the anxiety over the possibility of travel sickness. Focusing on items that are too close to you while travelling, like reading a book or map, can also make people feel nauseous. Tips to Avoid Travel Sickness on the Road As soon as a child is old enough, they should sit in the front of the car so that they can have a better view of the road and what is going on around them. Younger children should also be able to see the road in the back seat, preferably not by sitting in the middle seat. Looking down at books or computer games can cause travel sickness, so encourage children to look out of the windows or windscreen. Ensuring that there is good ventilation in the car is also important. Ask the driver to take bends gently, to not accelerate and slow down repeatedly, and to stop for regular stretches (at least once an hour) throughout the trip. Tips to Avoid Travel Sickness at Sea Fresh air can help immensely, escaping from the fuel fumes and the smells of food can really help to avoid the symptoms of travel sickness. Being outside on the deck can also help as you can concentrate on the horizon and get away from many of the smells that can trigger symptoms. Try not to concentrate on the waves. If you are not able to stay outside for any reason the movement of the ship will be the least on the lower decks in the middle of the ship. If you still feel nauseous then try laying down with your eyes closed. Tips to Avoid Travel Sickness on a Plane If possible, try to get a seat in line with the wing, as this is where the plane is most stable. Rest your head back on the headrest and close your eyes. Some people find listening to music can help to take their mind off the feeling of being unwell and relax them. If you know that you are not going to be able to fly without being sick then ask for a seat near the toilets. Prevention and Treatment of Travel Sickness On top of the other advice, here are some over tips for overcoming travel sickness: * Avoiding heavy meals and alcohol before travelling. * Keeping still with eyes closed. * Travel Sickness medicines ( ) from the pharmacist. These should be taken before travel according to the instructions so they have time to be absorbed by the body. * Ginger or peppermint remedies. Ginger can be taken as a biscuit, tea or in crystallised form, while peppermint can be sucked as a sweet or taken as a tea. * Acupressure. This can be applied using a wristband or by pressing your finger against the middle of the inner wrist about three finger widths above the crease where the wrist joins the hand.
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