Travel sickness often known as motion sickness can be uncomfortable but don’t be put off hiring a motorhome for a UK adventure because of it.
What is Motion/Travel Sickness
Motion sickness is feeling unwell when travelling by car, boat, plane or train.
If you think you suffer from travel sickness you may:
• Feel nauseous without being sick
• Have cold sweats
• Have pale skin
• Experience dizziness
• Have headaches
• Be vomiting
What Causes Motion/Travel Sickness
Motion sickness is caused by repeated movements when travelling, like going over bumps or on winding roads.
The inner ear sends different signals to your brain from those your eyes are seeing. These confusing messages cause you to feel unwell.
How To Relieve Motion Sickness
Travel sickness shouldn’t get in the way of your motorhome adventure. That’s why we’ve put together a few suggestions on how to relieve the symptoms of motion sickness.
✔ reduce motion – sit in the front of the motorhome
✔ look straight ahead at a fixed point, such as the horizon
✔ breathe fresh air if possible – for example, by opening the motorhome window
✔ close your eyes and breathe slowly while focusing on your breathing
✔ distract children by talking, listening to music or singing songs
✔ break up long journeys to get some fresh air, drink water or take a walk
✔ try ginger, which you can take as a tablet, biscuit or tea
✔ avoid winding, bumpy roads, stick to A roads or motorways
You can buy remedies from pharmacies to prevent motion sickness, including:
• tablets – dissolvable tablets are available for children
• patches – can be used by adults and children over 10
• acupressure bands – these do not work for everyone
Head over to the Lloyds Pharmacy website where you will find information and guidance for the remedies suggested.
What Not to Do If You Suffer from Motion/Travel Sickness
Here’s a few pointers to help avoid travel sickness.
❌ do not read, watch films or use electronic devices
❌ do not look at moving objects, such as passing cars or rolling waves
❌ do not eat heavy meals, spicy foods or drink alcohol shortly before or during travel
If our article has helped you understand travel sickness and you feel you can enjoy motorhome road trip, head over to our home page.
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