We all know that for many of us, the summer means it’s time to take that trip (or trips) that your family has been anxiously awaiting all year long.
You’ve saved up, done your research, and booked the perfect vacation.
Unfortunately, far too many people will have their long-awaited vacations interrupted due to motion sickness.
Instead of letting that person be you yet again, here are the best, all-natural ways to treat motion sickness so you won’t have to miss a moment!
Before we get into the nitty-gritty of treating your motion sickness, let’s take a moment to discuss why exactly it happens in the first place.
Motion sickness occurs when the ways which our brain and inner ear perceive movement fail to match up.
For instance, our inner ear can sense when we’re moving, but if our eyes are fixed on some object inside the vehicle, they’ll send a message to our brain that we aren’t moving.
Those contradictory signals from our eyes and inner ear to our brain cause us to feel motion sickness.
This is also why many people experience relief from our first tip—fixing your eyes on an object outside the vehicle.
If you’re someone who experiences motion sickness, chances are you’ve realized that sometimes sitting in the front or looking out the window can help relieve some of your symptoms.
This is because if we can fix our eyes on something in the distance, such as a building or telephone pole, our eyes and our inner ear are sending the same message that we’re moving to our brains, so there aren’t any mixed signals.
Chances are you’ve probably realized before that looking outside and sitting up front helps your nausea and motion sickness, you just may not have known why exactly.
Another thing you may have noticed can help with nausea is sipping ginger-ale.
I’ve spent many an airline flight carefully sipping my can of ginger-ale to keep my nausea at bay.
Ginger is a natural way of treating nausea and motion sickness, as ginger is known to help settle the stomach.
In addition to the tried-and-true method of drinking ginger-ale, you can also try taking ginger supplements.
Take a 1,000-2,000-milligram ginger supplement before your trip begins, and see how it helps keep your stomach settled and happy through your trip.
Peppermint is also known for helping with nausea and an upset stomach, and you’ll notice that many teas formulated to help with stomach problems often contain peppermint as the primary component.
Sucking on a peppermint candy through your car trip or airplane flight can help keep your stomach calm and stave off nausea.
Finally, something that many motion sickness sufferers swear by is wearing acupressure wristbands.
Acupressure bands work by applying pressure to the inside of the wrist at a specific pressure point that can reduce the feelings of nausea.
Looking up a guide to the body’s pressure points, you can also conduct acupressure yourself by pressing your thumb in the correct place.
For ultimate ease and convenience, though, pick up an Acupressure wristband before your next trip and feel the difference.
Don’t suffer through your summer vacations because of motion sickness—use these easy tips and tricks to keep nausea at bay and enjoy the time you’ve been waiting for!