Seasickness

How to Tackle It! A few years ago while hanging out on the high seas enjoying well deserved time with my friends, I suddenly felt lethargic, sick to my stomach and began to sweat uncontrollably. At first I thought it was just the summer sun; so I had a sip of water but that didn’t calm much down. I didn’t know what was going on until my friend told me these symptoms were from seasickness also known as motion sickness. I have never had sea sickness before but apparently in conjunction with the beaming sun and the heat seasickness is more prominent. Learning from that hard lesson I now listen to my body; so now before boarding any watercraft I check the tides to see if extra precautions should be taken. If need be or if I’m uncertain of anything I remember the 9 things I do if I feel seasick or think seasickness is in the near future:
  • I drink a glass of green tea with fresh ginger 30minutes before boarding any boats (chewing on ginger, ginger tea and ginger capsules work just as well).
  • Take a Dramamine to calm the anxiety and nausea.
  • Do not sit facing backwards from your direction of travel.
  • Choose a seat that doesn’t have much movement, preferably the seat closest to the front of the boat or below deck.
  • Avoid foods with strong odors or food with strong flavors it prevents nausea.
  • Limit your alcohol consumption or liquids that don’t agree with your body.
  • Isolate or avoid people discussing motion sickness or seasickness that might only make things worse or make your symptoms arise.
  • Don’t read while experiencing seasickness.
  • Fix your gaze on the horizon or find a fixed focal point.

 

So now that you have my lesson to learn by, follow my tips to avoid any mishaps as far as seasickness goes and enjoy your entire trip without any bumps in the road or the waters I should say.
Happy Sailing!
How to Tackle It! A few years ago while hanging out on the high seas enjoying well deserved time with my friends, I suddenly felt lethargic, sick to my stomach and began to sweat uncontrollably. At first I thought it was just the summer sun; so I had a sip of water but that didn’t calm much down. I didn’t know what was going on until my friend told me these symptoms were from seasickness also known as motion sickness. I have never had sea sickness before but apparently in conjunction with the beaming sun and the heat seasickness is more prominent. Learning from that hard lesson I now listen to my body; so now before boarding any watercraft I check the tides to see if extra precautions should be taken. If need be or if I’m uncertain of anything I remember the 9 things I do if I feel seasick or think seasickness is in the near future:
  • I drink a glass of green tea with fresh ginger 30minutes before boarding any boats (chewing on ginger, ginger tea and ginger capsules work just as well).
  • Take a Dramamine to calm the anxiety and nausea.
  • Do not sit facing backwards from your direction of travel.
  • Choose a seat that doesn’t have much movement, preferably the seat closest to the front of the boat or below deck.
  • Avoid foods with strong odors or food with strong flavors it prevents nausea.
  • Limit your alcohol consumption or liquids that don’t agree with your body.
  • Isolate or avoid people discussing motion sickness or seasickness that might only make things worse or make your symptoms arise.
  • Don’t read while experiencing seasickness.
  • Fix your gaze on the horizon or find a fixed focal point.

 

So now that you have my lesson to learn by, follow my tips to avoid any mishaps as far as seasickness goes and enjoy your entire trip without any bumps in the road or the waters I should say.
Happy Sailing!
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