Thursday, May 12, 2016

How to Avoid Getting Seasick on Cruises

It is not every day that you get to cruise, so being seasick is the last thing that you would want to experience. Seasickness has a knack for ruining the whole experience, after all. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to avoid or at least prepare yourself for it. To this end, understanding seasickness during cruises can be helpful.

This condition is brought about by the steady, rocking motion on the sea. With or without prior experience of seasickness, it can happen to you. This is due to the lack of balance that can be detected by one of our organs, usually the ear, that prompts the brain into thinking that the body is indeed imbalanced.

Before board your cruise ship, you can prepare for the possibility of seasickness by avoiding liquor, two days prior to the trip. Aside from this, taking motion sickness medication, and bringing them along with you, is one good choice to make. It is important to be aware of the psychology behind this. While the brain can detect imbalance while you are on the ship, you can add fuel to the fire by unconsciously anticipating seasickness.

During your trip, you can unknowingly trigger "seasickness" with the food that you choose to eat. Indulge yourself if you must but veer away from fatty foods and those with high levels of salt and sugar as these can induce the feeling of being off-balance. If you are prone to seasickness, drinking liquor or any kind of alcohol-tinged drinks, is also a big no.

Some sedentary activities such as reading on deck can also increase your chances of feeling seasick. If you can, avoid it completely. The nauseous feeling is definitely not worth it. Put aside the book and save it for when you’re back on the land. Slowly strolling the walking deck has done wonders for many a novice sea-goer.

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