Travel Nausea: What can you do?
If you belong to the category of people whose summer vacation dream is interrupted by the "travel nightmare", then you know well what motion sickness means<Mouse sickness is a common problem that manifests itself in people who travel in various ways, car, plane, ship or train. Travel by watercraft is more often accompanied by the condition. Symptoms of nausea may start suddenly, with dizziness, yawning, headache, cold sweat, upset stomach and vomiting.
Why does it appear?
Nausea is due to conflicting messages that the brain receives in relation to its position and space. When we travel, the brain receives messages about the position and movement of the body from the sensory organs (eyes, ear, muscles, joints, skin). When, for example, movements are made on a ship or plane, the inner ear detects them using its labyrinthine system, while the visual system of the eyes does not perceive it, so at that moment the brain receives different and conflicting messages about position and movement of the body in space, which can lead to nausea.
What can you do?
1. Choose your means of transport, route and location
If you know you suffer from motion sickness, it is good to carefully choose the routes and means you use, it is important that the eyes see the same movement that the inner ear will detect.
It is better in the car, for sensitive people to sit in the front seats of the car and see things, far on the horizon. Straight roads, without turns and difficult passages, help a lot. Also, prefer routes where you can stop quite easily. In addition to the car, good ventilation helps to combat motion sickness. When you drive because the eyes are focused on the road, the chances of motion sickness are significantly reduced.
When traveling by ship, prefer to go on deck rather than on the lower levels of the ship and look far into the horizon.
On the plane, you prefer the window seats, near the wings of the plane, because there the movements are less and you look out, at the horizon, towards the clouds and the sky.
2. Control your stress
Sometimes nausea can also have psychological causes. Anxiety can in some cases lead to dizziness. Relax and enjoy the ride with your friends and stop worrying about motion sickness.
3. Watch your diet
Eat small and frequent meals instead of large ones that can cause stomach distension. In addition, this way you avoid having an empty stomach for long periods of time, which can increase the feeling of nausea. Eat your meals slowly to avoid filling the stomach quickly. It is also good to avoid strong flavors. Spicy foods, hot foods, strongly smelling vegetables (eg onion, garlic), very fatty, fried foods, or very sweet foods can worsen nausea symptoms.
4. Supplements that help
A good alternative in case you don't want to take special pills is to choose nutritional supplements with ingredients like ginger and probiotic enzymes that relieve and prevent nausea symptoms.
At Solgar, Naturactive, Gasex, Power Health, Uni-pharma, Biogaia and Vican you can find lozenges, drops and capsules that will make your holiday trip a dream!