Dealing with Feeling Sick during Travel
Have you ever felt sick, dizzy, or uncomfortable while riding in a car, plane, or boat? That’s called motion sickness and it is a common problem for many people when they are on the move. It affected me growing up on the winding roads of West Virginia and there is always one of our children that insists on looking at their electronic device while riding and ends up sick. Understanding why it happens and learning some simple ways to cope with it can make your trips much more enjoyable.
Motion sickness happens when what you see with your eyes doesn’t match up with what your inner ear detects. This can confuse your brain and cause symptoms like feeling queasy, throwing up, getting dizzy, sweating, and feeling tired. Motion sickness can be a problem if you travel a lot or do activities that involve moving around, like reading or using electronics while in a moving vehicle. It is thought to come from a combination of things like conflicts in your senses, sensitivity in your inner ear and how your brain responds to the movement you feel. Some people are more likely to get motion sickness because of how their bodies work. I attempted to explain it to my kids and ended up just telling them their eyes see one thing and their brain feels another and this may make them sick. Put the electronics down, crack a window and look forward. To help make motion sickness feel better here are more tips.
Remember, motion sickness can affect people differently, and what works for one person might not work for another. If you often have motion sickness and it bothers you a lot or makes it hard to travel, it’s a good idea to talk to a doctor who can give you personalized advice and maybe suggest other treatments.
— This article is written by Aaron Workman, DC, one of the members of Chambers Medical Group’s team of car accident chiropractors who offer a variety of treatments and therapies ranging from diagnostic testing to various soft tissue therapies for car accidents and injuries in Kentucky.
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