6 Motion-Sickness Remedies
If you’re susceptible to air-, car-, or seasickness (wooaah), calm the queasiness with these doctor-approved solutions.
Focusing on a Fixed Point
Best for: Mild dizziness and general nausea.
How it works: Motion sickness occurs when the ways your brain and your inner ear perceive movement don’t match up. Your inner ear can sense that you’re moving, but if your eyes are focused inside the vehicle (on the dashboard, for example), they will send a signal to your brain that you aren’t moving, says Michael Zimring, M.D., the director of travel medicine at Mercy Medical Center, in Baltimore. Looking at a stationary spot outside the vehicle—say, a building in the distance—helps your inner ear and brain get in sync.
Good to know: Sit in the front seat if you can so it will be easier to focus on an object outside the vehicle.
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