Motion sickness is caused when the brain and central nervous system receive conflicting messages from the inner ear and eyes. This causes dizziness, nausea, vomiting and can also give you the sensation of moving when you're not.
Because travelers often experience motion sickness when riding in a car, boat or airplane, it can also be referred to as seasickness, airsickness and carsickness.
If motion sickness puts a damper on your travel plans, here are some tips to help avoid the problem:
If you are prone to motion sickness, you may decide to hold off on eating before you travel. If you feel you shouldn't travel on an empty stomach, crackers and dry toast are highly recommended along with small sips of a non-carbonated beverage, like water.
The Do's and Don'ts
The next time you're traveling, remember these tips to help put you on your way to a great vacation.
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