When I was in college, I went to Boston for a conference. We scheduled in some fun time, too because we were young and had time! Among other things, we had delicious meals and went out for some entertainment. One of those meals at a restaurant at a hotel had me feeling a little off while we were eating. something wasn’t right.
I sat for a second and tried to collect myself and realized we were ever so slightly shaking back and forth. I asked our server why we were moving, and after giving me a funny look, he asked around and discovered that we were sitting above the laundry facilities. The dryers shaking were enough to make me have motion sickness. It was terrible and we moved tables so I could actually enjoy my meal.
I’m the unfortunate one in the family that gets motion sickness; Boats, buses, cars, trains, but not planes. If they are moving, especially if there is rocking involved, I’m going to get an icky feeling. I even get motion sickness on swings!
We recently took a road trip to Amicaoloa Falls up in the mountains. Usually, this isn’t a good mix for me. I will get queasy, headache-y and generally not feel good.
But, I’ve perfected what I need to do so I can avoid motion sickness and not miss out on important and fun family events.
1. Sit in the front
There is less motion and movement in the front of the vehicle so I’m less likely to feel terrible. If you put me in the back of a bus, I will not feel good.
2. Don’t read / play on the phone
If I look down at a book, magazine or my phone my head gets all mixed up. I don’t notice it while I’m reading or playing, it’s when I look up. I’m immediately motion sick.
3. Keep my eye on the horizon
This is the safest place for me to look. Turning around and looking at where we’ve been. Oh a boat? It’s mandatory. Keeping my eyes forward is the only way to go.
4. Have a full belly and be hydrated
I’m not sure what it is about a full stomach and not being dehydrated, but if I’ve had food and a drink, I’m much less likely to get motion sickness, or it is definitely decreased.
5. Take Dramamine® Non-Drowsy Naturals
This time, 30 minutes before we got in the car, I took one dose of Dramamine® Non-Drowsy Naturals following the directions on the product label. I was able to turn around for a few seconds to help the girls with their headphones and snap a picture. I turned back around and didn’t feel the usual ick!
Dramamine® Non-Drowsy Naturals is the first non-drowsy natural solution for motion sickness from Dramamine®, the leaders in motion sickness treatment. It has a clinically tested ginger dosage required for preventing and treating motion sickness, and is safe to use everyday if necessary…maybe Mr. Serious can finally get me on that cruise now. For the meantime, it’s perfect for a day trip with the family to nearby waterfalls. We have a great time, I don’t feel bad and I’m fully alert and awake!
Do you get motion sickness? What do you do to combat it?
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