There’s nothing worse than heading out on a road trip, only to find that you’re suffering from a bout of car or motion sickness. And while feeling queasy is already bad enough, what makes motion sickness worse is the fact that you can’t enjoy the beautiful views or the epic road trip playlist that you’ve created with so much patience and care.
Depressing though all that sounds, we’re here with a few tricks that can help you keep motion sickness at bay. With these helpful tips, you can thoroughly enjoy your next road trip with your friends.
Eat a Little Before You Set Off
Counter-intuitive though it may seem, travelling on an empty stomach can actually make you more prone to motion sickness. We recommend enjoying a light snack before the journey to prevent any nausea.
Don’t Feast at Roadside Eateries
We absolutely hate being the bearer of bad news, but deep-fried and spicy snacks that are easily available on the highway will not help you feel any better. Ideally, try eating light but wholesome food during the trip and drink plenty of water – it’s the best way to keep you feeling good all through the journey.
Where you sit in the car can also increase or decrease your chances of suffering from motion sickness. If you aren’t driving, try and sit in the front passenger seat. You’ll feel less sick here than if you were to sit in the back.
Keep Your Eyes on the Road
A lot of us read or play games on our phone on long drives. If you’re worried about getting motion sickness, it’s probably best to avoid any games, books or films while on the road. Instead, focus on the scenery outside. If you can, find a spot in the distance and concentrate on it to stop yourself from feeling ill.
Get Some Fresh Air
If you’re travelling in the monsoons or winter, you can keep the air conditioning off and roll down the windows instead. The fresh air will help you feel better.
Chew on Ginger or Gum
The action of chewing is believed to help travellers who suffer from motion sickness feel better. You can chew on ginger, chewing gum, or even sweets for an enjoyable trip.
Get the Right Medicines
There are many over-the-counter medicines that can help prevent motion sickness. In most cases, you just need to take a tablet 30 minutes before your trip. If you decide to purchase any medicine, always make sure you check with your doctor if the medication will agree with you before you take it.
Looks like you’re all set for an amazing trip!