One can not imagine more perfect time for rest as summer is. Though it can be spoil or completely ruined by sudden diseases. They can stress you easily when you even do not expect. Food poisoning, allergies, infections, heatstrokes and seasickness will put your life at stake if you do not do your best to avoid them with the simplest safety rules, particularly, if you suffer from seasickness. You will deny all the pleasures and attractions on summer holidays when this illness strikes you with its symptoms just at the beginning of your trip.
What is a seasickness?
Well, first, we must figure out with thw notion itself. In fact, this illness is not actually connected with the voyage on board of the ship or boat. One can experience it while while travelling by bus, plane or aby other vehicle. It is rather a motion sickness than a sea one. Though, constant ship’s constant movements usually cause the most severe cases of the latter. It is a lot to do with the movement. Any motion causes the sensorsin vestibular system to register that something is wrong and try to adapt to the location changes. In case the coordination centre and its sensors inside our head are not trained well, we begin to feel dizzy, vomiting or weak.
How to avoid seasickness on summer holiday?
You can hardly have a perfect summer rest if you have got the symptoms discussed above. But if you prepare to the travelling thoroughly, you should know you can prevent some of them long before. Though, it might take several months or years to train the vestibular system inside your ear to react adequately to the change of state. The activities recommended are – exercising, doing yoga, using staircase rather than elevator, attending the attractions in the amusement park, for example, Ferris wheel. Climbing trees is the best solution for kids if you want them avoid seasickness in future. But if you lack time for long training, just stick to the rules below and summer holidays will not be threatened by motion disease.
- Eat. Eating before you board the any vehicle is very important. An empty stomach is more sensitive, so fill it with a soft, not heavy food for 40-60 minutes before the departure. But the rule is – avoid greasy or acidic food and sweets. Fresh fruit, joghurt and vegetables are recommended. And finally, avoid alcohol and cigarettes too.
2. Medications. If you know you are prone to motion sickness, try to find antiemetics that best suits your organism. You should consult the doctor, of course. These drugs reduce the activity of the part of the brain that controls vomiting and nausea.
- Try ginger. In addition to drugs, many divers are using ginger as a delicious and easy way to avoid seasickness. Studies show that ginger root includes many chemicals that help to relax the intestinal tract. Take a bag of candied ginger with you when going on board but try this remedy before trip as you may be opposed to it.
- Avoid reading while moving in any vehicle. Stare at the horizon, so that your eyes can see the same changes in the acceleration of movement as the vestibular system percieves. Do not fix your glance on the things that are around you and sit up straight in the direction of movement.
- Do not let yourself feel thirsty. This will help keep your stomach filled that, in its turn, lessens its sensitivity and reduces the number of possible spasms.
- Dive. If you feel the first signs of the seasickness and you are lucky to be next to the pool or sea, go into the water and dive several meters below the surface. It reduces the discomfort and often helps to avoid the illness further symptoms increase.