If you suffer motion sickness as a passenger in a car, if your children cannot tolerate long car journeys or if you are setting off on your first cruise and want to prevent seasickness, Sea-Bands can help ensure you actually enjoy the experience.
The nausea, dizziness and vomiting caused by any form of transport are triggered by a confusion of messages received in the brain. Although you may be motionless in a seat, your senses tell you that you are actually moving.
Early signs of motion sickness include quietness, headaches and lethargy, often followed by uncontrollable vomiting.
While anti-sickness drugs can have unwanted side effects - such as drowsiness - and may not be suitable for children or for some adults, there are other ways to help prevent motion sickness:
- In cars or buses, sit at the front and always face the direction in which you are travelling. Don’t look out of side windows and focus on the horizon.
- Breathe in fresh air - open a window or stay outside on a ship’s deck.
- Don’t eat a heavy or greasy meal before travelling.
- Keep children occupied - play an “I spy” game for example.
- Most importantly, wear Sea-Bands during your journey.