Motion sickness is no laughing matter. Okay, sure, anyone who has experienced motion sickness can give you legions of anecdotal so-called jokes about turning green, but then anyone who has turned green can definitely clue you in on the seriousness of the situation. It used to be termed seasickness, but with the growth of technological advancements allowing one to be transported at high speeds or vast distances in a conveyance that messes with the delicate balancing mechanism within the inner ear, that designation is woefully outdated. Although if you have ever realized too late that taking a turn on the those spinning cups at Disney World or riding a rollercoaster at any amusement park was not an example of your cognition working at its clearest, it really doesn’t matter whether you call it motion sickness or seasickness. All you know is that you would do anything for relief. Fortunately, you can get relief from motion sickness.
Let me speak from experience. When I was a kid, I didn’t get seasick because I never went out on the sea. But, boy, did I spend a lot of time in the backseat of the car traveling long distances. And, boy, did I get carsick. What saved me back in the ’70s was a little thing called Dramamine. Dramamine is still around and there is a reason for that. When it comes to good old-fashioned medication sold without prescription at a drug store, Dramamine is the unchallenged lord and master. If you get motion sickness or just plain want to throw up after riding the teacups at Disney World, you should definitely give Dramamine a try. It doesn’t taste good and it is a copout to Big Pharma, but then again they do manage to get it right every now and then. Of course, the downside is that for some people Dramamine may actually make you more nauseous than the motion sickness. Another potentially bigger downside to those who want to avoid motion sickness specifically as they relate to thrill rides at amusement parks is that Dramamine can make some people very drowsy.
The wristband is a very popular way to ward of motion sickness for some. Doesn’t work me not because the science behind motion sickness wristbands is suspect, but because I cannot stand to have anything around my wrist. Whether that be a watch, bracelet or motion sickness wristband. The science in question is all about acupressure and if the pressure of a rubber band around your wrist is not enough to offset the nausea that comes over you during motion, you can kick things up a notch by looking into gadgets that accomplish pretty much the same thing through electrical shocks to the pressure points in the wrist related to controlling motion sickness.
Not a good choice for you Mary Ann devotees out there. Just kidding: ginger has long been a natural home remedy for preventing motion sickness. And the greatest thing about using ginger for to control the nausea associated with motion sickness is that it is widely available through a number of different forms of transmission . That means you can control motion sickness by drinking ginger ale or ginger tea or ginger supplements or ginger candy if you can actually manage not to get nauseous eating ginger candy.