5 Tips for Managing Carsickness

5 Tips for Managing Carsickness

  • Woman riding in car
With vacation time just around the corner, it’s a good time to talk about car sickness. Not everyone gets car sick, but for those who do, it can make for a miserable trip. Here are five tips to help prevent it, or at least keep you more comfortable.
 
If you’re going to take medication, take it one to two hours before your trip begins. If you don’t, you won’t get the full effect. Over-the-counter medication is available, but if you need something stronger, see your healthcare provider.
 
Ride in the front seat. Riding in the back can have you feeling every bump and swerve, which makes car sickness much worse.
 
Don’t read in the car. Try listening to an audiobook instead. If you’re going through a hilly or winding area, this becomes a “must do”.
 
Only eat a small amount before traveling. Heavy, rich, or greasy foods can make car sickness, like most other types of nausea, much worse.
 
Drink lots of water.
 
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