Health Tip: Prevent Motion Sickness05/27/11
(HealthDay News) -- Motion sickness can quickly spoil that
long-awaited vacation or business trip. The inner-ear disorder
affects balance and equilibrium, possibly leading to queasiness,
nausea and vomiting.
The Cleveland Clinic suggests these tips for preventing motion
- If you're prone to motion sickness, don't read in a moving
- Be sure to get plenty of sleep before traveling.
- Skip foods that are acidic or greasy.
- Drink lots of water throughout the day, but restrict drinking
- Avoid smoking and inhaling second-hand smoke, and close contact
with other people who have motion sickness.
- Lean your head back against the head rest of your seat.
- If you're a car passenger, look at the scenery in the distance.
If you're the driver, always focus on the road, but shift your eyes
a bit so that you're not always focused on the same spot.
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