Take the Best Road Trip Ever
How to check your tires' air pressure, avoid car sickness, and more.
How to Avoid Car SicknessUnderstand why you’re carsick. Motion sickness happens when the brain gets conflicting signals from your inner ears, eyes, joints, and muscles. The inner ears and the skin receptors sense that you’re moving, but if you are reading or have your eyes fixed on an object in the car, your eyes can’t detect that the car is moving. One of the main symptoms is nausea, says Gervais Fréchette, M.D., a travel-medicine specialist in New York City and San Francisco.
Counteract nausea by looking outside. Says Fréchette, “Look at the horizon or the distant scenery,” which helps your body send the proper messages to your brain. Get kids to do the same by playing car games, like the license-plate game or I Spy. And, says Fréchette, “position a car seat so that the child can see outside.” Avoid caffeine, nicotine, and sodium. All three can impair circulation, interfering with the body’s ability to sense movement.
Ask your doctor about medications. She may suggest Dramamine, Bonine, or Marezine. But skip the wristbands and electronic devices that are claimed to prevent motion sickness. “There’s no scientific data to support them,” says Fréchette.
Most Popular Galleries
“You *know* you ought to take the stairs instead of the elevator and floss every night… and yet, sometimes not doing those good-for-you extra steps is all the more tempting. If you’re a parent and...”
Even though William Shakespeare would have turned 450 years old today, his plays...
from The Nest Blog » house & home
The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors an...
When we caught wind that Domaine Home had a hand in revamping Lea Michele's...
from POPSUGAR Home
When in doubt, ask the experts. Read more: Drinks , Negronis , ...
from Tastepartner on The Huffington Post
from HuffPost Home - The Huffington Post
A few decades ago, the only structure in a British garden was the trusty shed. ...