Many people suffer from motion sickness around the world. Whether they’re riding a ride at an amusement park, riding in a car, or watching a moving on a large screen, the brain gets confusing signals from the eyes and the inner ear. The end result is extreme nausea that can lead to vomiting.
Those who suffer from motion sickness understand how awful it is. Those who have children who suffer from it fight the frustration of not knowing how to help their kids. Check out 6 ways you can squelch the nausea from motion sickness.
1. Fresh air
An old standby that the Mayo Clinic still recommends is making sure that the air in the car is fresh. Roll a window down or keep the AC goings. Stale air that smells bad is a sure way to make a queasy stomach even worse.
2. Dry crackers
Reader’s Digest recommends nibbling on saltine crackers. Bland snacks that won’t easily upset the stomach will help keep the sufferer’s mind off the problem and keep the stomach from becoming empty.
3. Ginger ale
Carbonated drinks appear to calm the stomach. WebMD recommends combining the calming effects of ginger with carbonation. Handing someone who tends to struggle with motion sickness a ginger ale to sip on may help.
Ginger definitely helps calms the stomach, according to WebMD. Reader’s Digest recommends taking a glass of ginger water and adding 1 teaspoon of lemon juice to it. Drink this before you travel.
According to Medical News Today, certain scents may help calm a nauseated stomach. Lemon and peppermint are two that work. You can drip some essential oils on a napkin and sniff that as you drive, or Reader’s Digest says you can take a lemon and suck on it during the ride.
Medical News Today says that chewing appears to help relieve the nausea that motion sickness creates. You can snack on something or grab a piece of gum. If you grab a piece of peppermint gum, you can get the benefits of the peppermint combined with the chewing.