Lately, I feel like most of my free time is spent on some form of transport – which for someone who suffers from travel sickness is really not ideal.
As I don’t drive and I like to travel I end up spending a lot of time on coaches and trains (maybe the occasional plane too) and after an hour or so on stuffy public transport, I can start to feel quite dizzy.
After experiencing sickness when travelling more often than not, I started to do some research and found out that motion sickness is brought on by the systems in your brain and inner ear mix matching with each other, which makes so much sense as to why I feel so dizzy when travelling – I’ve always had issues when it comes to my ears.
People can be affected by motion sickness in a variety of different ways and one thing I have noticed that it’s not as bad for me when I’m travelling as a passenger in a car, that is unless I spend too much time reading or on my phone.
Ways to Help Ease Travel Sickness
As I have been travelling a lot over the last year or so, I have managed to figure out a few travel sickness treatments that help make me feel a little less dizzy…
If you have suffered from travel sickness in the past pack supplies to help make the journey easier. My favourites are a big bottle of COLD water (although it may not stay cold the whole trip), sugary snacks to build your energy levels if needed and anti-sickness tablets or paracetamol.
✈️Put your phone away
Looking down at your phone for long periods of time when travelling can make you feel really unwell. If you start to feel dizzy or nauseous put your phone away for a while, close your eyes and try to relax for a bit, I usually find it makes the world of difference.
✈️Open a window or air vent
It’s been a while since I’ve been on a train or coach with a window or air vent but if there is one nearby, opening it for some fresh air can really help ease travel sickness. If not, make the most out of coach breaks and extended station stops and head outside for some air.
✈️Try and get some sleep
I know some people that suffer motion sickness can’t do this, but I find trying to sleep through long journeys really helps, especially if they’re late at night. Although you may wake up feeling a little tired and groggy, it’s a good way to pass the time but also help stop any dizziness or nausea.
Do you get travel sickness? What do you do to help ease it?