We all need to take a break and be far FAR AWAY from the city once in a while. And that means going for a long drive somewhere. While that road trip may sound exciting, there is nothing more dreadful and annoying than suffering from car sickness. It takes all the fun away!
While it may be impossible to prevent car sickness from taking over, there are plenty of remedies that you can try to get yourself feeling better and enjoy the road trip. Here are some ways you can survive car sickness:
FILL THAT TUMMY IN
A balancing act is important. Avoid travelling on an empty stomach, but also try to avoid eating too much on the road.
KEEP AIR ON YOU AT ALL TIMES
Roll the window down to have a vent pointing directly at you. The fresh air will keep you cool and helps to distract from the nauseating feeling you may have.
DRINK COLD WATER
Bring a big bottle of cold water with you. It will help to keep your stomach settled and keep you from vomiting in the car.
DO NOT READ WHEN THE CAR IS IN MOTION
Put down your book. Reading when the car is in motion will trigger a sudden wave of dizziness and you do not want to experience that. After all, it is hard for your brain to decipher what it sees versus what it is feeling when reading in such condition. You may need to avoid texting too.
POP SOME MECLIZINE-TYPE MEDICATIONS
Drop by the pharmacy and get yourself the Dramamine. It helps to suppress and relieve nausea and vomiting you experience from motion sickness. We suggest that you take it at least an hour before a trip.
EAT GINGER ANYTHING
Ginger really helps. But if you cannot handle the taste of raw ginger or ginger tea, ginger ale and ginger candies are a good way to settle the stomach.
Do not let a little car sickness prevent you from enjoying travelling with your friends or as a family. Follow the tips above and you are good to go!
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