Sunday, April 25, 2010

Motion Sickness Can Impact Your Cruise

Some people think that the most grueling part of a cruise is making the reservations. Others know that motion sickness onboard is the biggest hurdle.

Over-the-counter antihistamines taken 1/2 to 1 hour before travel can help prevent or treat mild cases.

The prescriptive transdermal patch placed behind the ear 6 - 8 hours before travel often provides more comfort.

P6 acupuncture point wrist bands are often being replaced by the more effective P6 Relief Band utilizing electrostimulation.

Here's what you can do:

1. Avoid heavy meals and alcohol before and during travel.

2. Distance yourself from strong odors such as cigarettes and perfume.

3. Choose cabins higher up and mid-ship.

4. Look at the horizon or some other fixed distant point.

5. Get fresh air.

6. Try slow, regular breathing.

7. Lie down

1 comment:

Victoria Paulsen said...

A couple of years ago, I pur the anti-seasickness patch behind my ear and hitched a three-day ride on my cousin’s 32’ sailboat from San Pedro CA to San Luis Obispo CA. The seas were rough and high but the skies were clear. The Gabriela rode the waves like a roller coaster. At the crest, I thought I could see all the way to Disneyland. As the patch took on more power, I began to see cities floating on the waves, going down to the depths but the appearing again on the foamy curves that soon turned into girls with long hair, appearing and disappearing. “Are you guys enjoying all the cities and girls in the waves?” I asked my cousin Tim and our Pilot. The way they looked at me, I realized I was hallucinating. But, oh, it was fun! Vickie Paulsen