What actions do you take to prevent motion sickness?
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Can motion sickness be prevented?
In most cases, motion sickness can be prevented by taking the medications
listed above, as they are often administered before a person is likely to
experience motion sickness. Most of these medications are designed to prevent
motion sickness rather than to cure it.
There are other ways to reduce or prevent motion sickness without the use of
medication. The following is a list of suggestions that may help reduce or
prevent motion sickness:
Eat light meals or snacks 24 hours before
traveling, and try to avoid big or high fat content meals
Sit toward the front of an aircraft for a smoother
If you're on a boat, ask for a cabin on the upper
deck toward the front of the boat, and keep your eyes fixed as much as possible
on the horizon or land
During car travel, sit in the front seat of the
car and keep your eyes on the horizon, and rest your head against the seat back
and try to hold relatively still
On planes, trains and cars, turn the air vents
toward your face
Short, shallow and rapid breathing can often
contribute to motion sickness symptoms, therefore concentrate on maintaining
slow and deep breathing
There are companies that market bracelets and bands which claim that
they can prevent motion sickness using acupressure technology against certain
pressure points, so that the transmission of nausea is blocked before it can be
registered by the brain. Though these products may work for some people, most
evidence is anecdotal and large studies have not been conducted to prove