During the vacation and travel season, motion sickness may be a real problem😥

What causes motion sickness?

🔸Your brain receives signals from motion-sensing parts of your body: your eyes, inner ears, muscles and joints. When these parts send conflicting information, your brain doesn't know whether you're stationary or moving (for example we’re sitting still in the car, but the picture outside the window is changing rapidly). Your brain's confused reaction makes you feel sick.
🔸When traveling on water, motion sickness is caused by a vessel's erratic motion on the water.
🔸The airplane does not have these conditions, but many passengers also get sick on the plane.

👉🏻The most susceptible to motion sickness are children (generally between the age of two and 12 years old).

🔸Symptoms that occur during motion sickness: headache, dizziness, pale skin, anxiety, crying and irritability in young children, stomach discomfort, nausea, vomiting and sweating.

🔸What recommendations do experts give to alleviate the situation:

✔️Distract kids by talking, singing, listening to music
✔️Make sure you have plenty of fresh air
✔️Take breaks during your trip
✔️Try to close your eyes and breathe deeply, focusing on breathing
✔️You shouldn’t read a book or surf the internet while moving
✔️It’s not recommended to look at moving objects such as passing cars or waves. Better look at an earth-fixed object
✔️Try planning short trips while your baby sleeps
✔️Plan your diet: don’t eat a lot just before the trip, and strongly spicy food is also not recommended.

What other effective methods have you used?

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