Road trips can be fun, but many people tend to get nauseous when riding in the car for an extended period of time. If you have a road trip coming up, don’t worry, because we have listed below some tips to avoid car sickness:
- Watch your food and drink consumption – If you drink excessive alcohol and foods or liquids, they can worsen motion sickness or even cause it.
- Sit in the front seat – Make sure you call “shotgun” because often, motion sickness is caused by a mismatch between what your eyes are seeing and how your body is interpreting the motion of the vehicle.
- Avoid reading – Reading, though it’s a good time-consumer during a road trip, can make you more nauseous.
- Crack the car window – Fresh air helps alleviate car sickness and reduce any food odors in the car.
- Stabilize your head – Try to lean your head against the headrest to keep it still, or use a neck pillow.
- Medication and wrist bands – If your motion sickness is uncontrollable, you can get a prescription from your doctor or get a motion sickness wrist band, which puts pressure on a specific spot on your wrist to prevent nausea.