Roam with R

It all started at the ripe old age of 22 after a rollercoaster ride and I was hit with an almighty dizzy spell and disgusting nausea. I had never felt this kind of motion sickness sickness before and I thought I was coming down with something. Since then, every now and then, it crept into my every day life, particularly in the form of car sickness.

It occurs when the visually perceived motion differs from the motion detected by you inner ear and for me is exacerbated when the driver is foot heavy on the accelerator and brake.

The best thing to do is the prevent it happening in the first place.

In a car

In the car is where it hits me the most. Being in the back seat and a rough driver makes it all the worse. Here is what I do in the car:

  • Sit in the front
  • Don’t read or watch videos
  • Focus on a point in the horizon
  • Take regular rest breaks
  • Bring ginger snacks as it reduces nausea

On the Plane

I don’t suffer from travel sickness on the plane, but here are something that will help:

  • Sit near the front of the plane as there is least movement
  • Eat a small meal before & during long flights
  • Drink water
  • Bring ginger snacks as it reduces nausea

On a Ship

  • Book a cabin in the middle of the vessel near the waterline
  • Get fresh air
  • Focus on a point in the horizon

General Tips

  • Move your head as little as possible
  • Don’t drink alcohol
  • Limit your food and liquid intake during short trips
  • Avoid strong odours and spicy foods
  • Don’t sit facing backwards from direction of travel
  • Isolate yourself from others who may be feeling motion sickness as hearing them may trigger you
  • Chew on a small piece of ginger or other ginger products