How to escape from seasickness: a travel blogger checked the most popular ways
Motion sickness is actually a form of motion sickness, a condition that causes symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, cold sweats, headaches, and vomiting Most people have experienced motion sickness at some point, whether it's after a roller coaster ride, on an airplane, or during a long car ride.
Travel blogger Sarah Youngblood Gregory decided to check out the well-known remedies and life hacks that alleviate the symptoms of motion sickness. She described her observations in an article on the website Рopsugar.com .
"On the first day, I decided to try dimenhydrinate, a common antihistamine used to treat motion sickness. These medications work by blocking signals between the inner ear and the brain, which reduces the sensory confusion that leads to nausea and motion sickness. But antihistamines are only a preventive measure, meaning you need to take them before engaging in any activity that may cause the condition. It can also be accompanied by side effects, such as drowsiness and dizziness," the blogger said.
As a result, the medication helped her alleviate her condition and she almost got rid of the symptoms of seasickness.
Ginger is one of the best known and cheapest remedies for nausea and indigestion. A 2016 study published in PubMed Central found that ginger is a safe and effective way to reduce nausea and soothe an upset stomach. It can be consumed as a tea or drink, in capsules or tablets, eaten raw or cooked.
"Overall, I think ginger was helpful, but not as effective as dimenhydrinate. I would combine the two strategies next time," Gregory said.
"You can try simple things like eating soft, easily digestible foods, staying hydrated, and avoiding caffeine and alcohol to calm your stomach and ease motion sickness symptoms. It is also worth avoiding unnecessary time in front of the screen, which can cause active motion sickness," the blogger said.
But, according to her, without medication and folk remedies for nausea, all these tips did not work, and she spent one of the days in a very bad state.
The final verdict
After analyzing three very different experiences, she nevertheless came to the conclusion that medications were the most effective. "As for ginger, it definitely helped calm my stomach, but I recommend taking it with you as an additional option, in addition to something stronger," the blogger advised.