What is Car Sickness?
People feel very sick while travelling in an airplane, boat, train, or car. They may feel queasy or nauseous or may vomit, and they may have a headache.
I think you also may have gone through it if you have been on a roller coaster or other similar amusement park rides.
Car sickness is a motion sickness usually starts with a vague feeling of stomach upset (queasiness), a cold sweat, fatigue, and loss of appetite which usually progresses to vomiting. This condition is called motion sickness. It is more common in women as compared to men. It also occurs more often in women during menstrual cycles and pregnancy.
Diagnosis & Causes Of Car Sickness:
Motion sickness resolves itself quickly and doesn’t usually require a professional diagnosis. Most people know the feeling when it’s coming on because the illness only occurs during travel or other specific activities.
Your body is technically stationary when you’re sitting in the back seat of your car. But at the same time, your brain also knows you’re moving forward because of the balancing sensors (Tubes) in your ear.
The liquid in this tube is sloshing around, indicating that you’re moving, but in reality you’re still (It’s the culprit responsible when you keep rotating yourself for a while then stop, but can stop the fluid in that tube immediately which leads to temporary vertigo state).
So, on a road having multiple turns your brain gets some seriously mixed messages which leads you feeling sick.
How to deal with it?
There are different type of medications available to deal with it but i think it’s not such a big problem for which you have to take medicines rather there are more effective natural ways to deal with it. Some are listed below:
#1. Watch your consumption of foods, drinks, and alcohol before and during travel!
Avoid excessive alcohol and foods or liquids that “do not agree with you” or make you feel unusually full. Heavy, spicy, or fat-rich foods may worsen motion sickness in some people.
#2. Taking 1-2 grams of ginger orally has been used as an alternative medicine to prevent motion sickness.( If you’re not a big fan of ginger, peppermint will work)
#3. Do not sit facing backwards from your direction of travel.
#4. Do not read while traveling if you are prone to motion sickness.
#5. Don’t stare at road, Keeping your body still and head facing forward, so your brain and inner ear can sync up and aren’t so confused.
I personally never really tried this tricks, but I know many people find it helpful and I have friends who absolutely swear by it and say it works miracles for motion sickness!