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7 Top Tips To Avoid Seasickness While Cruising

7 Top Tips To Avoid Seasickness While Cruising

Have you ever gone on a cruise with your family and ended up not enjoying yourself because you got seasick? Well there are ways to avoid having motion sickness put a damper on the party. We had a great time on our recent family reunion cruise with our family. While we were there, I started to think about how terrible things would be if we had gotten sick. 

Seasickness is due to the interrelation between the brain, the eyes and the inner ear. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, headaches and cold sweats. Like everything else there are extremes of this illness from the mild to severe. 

7 Tips for Avoiding Seasickness

  1. Get Rest. Make sure that you are well rested prior to starting out on your cruise. Being rested gives you an extra reserve to help to combat the effects of seasickness.
  2. Antiemetics. Antiemetics are medicines that prevent or treat nausea and vomiting. Medicines like antihistamines like Dramamine are available over the counter while a prescription is needed for scopolamine patches or pills. Take your pill or place your patch behind your ear before getting on board.
  3. Get Fresh Air. If you start to get symptoms make your way to and open deck or balcony to get some fresh air. The simple act of getting to the open area, and having the wind blow on your face will help to combat the symptoms progression.
  4. Request a Mid Ship or Near Water Line Cabin. The movement experienced on the ends of the ship are marked compared to the mid ship region and locales near the water line. So getting a cabin in these regions can minimize the movement that can lead to seasickness. 
  5. Eat Bland. If you feel the early symptoms of seasickness like nausea, then try eating bland and light foods like saltines, bread or pretzels. 
  6. Wear Compression Wrist Bands. These are acupressure bands that can help to prevent the symptoms and progression of seasickness. They can be purchased at your local pharmacy or on Amazon.
  7. Avoid Triggers. Some such triggers include greasy, spicy foods and acidic foods. Also, avoid alcohol because it is a diuretic (makes you urinate) and speeds up dehydration. Alcohol also lowers your resistance to motion sickness. 

So, these are the top 7 tips to make sure that you are forearmed to prevent seasickness and have a blast on your next cruise. 

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Charmaine Gregory

I am a nocturnist Emergency Physician, wife, mom to three vivacious cherubs as well as a greatness and virtual fitness coach. I help busy women like myself reclaim their fitness and wellness mojo and unleash their greatness! Watch my story and get a complimentary health assessment here: My Story If you are like me and have picky eaters in your fold, join my Facebook group, Picky Eaters Strong Mom here: Picky Eater Strong Mom Facebook Group

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