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What To Do If You Get Sea Sick

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Seasickness is a kind of motion sickness that is caused by a ship’s motion. Your dream cruise trip can become your worst nightmare if you get seasick. You experience nausea, cold sweats, and dizziness when you become seasick.

Seasickness can be mild for some people, but for others, it can be quite incapacitating. According to Cruise Lines experts, seasickness is caused due to a vigilant physiological reaction between motion and body.

Find out what seasickness is and what to do if you find yourself seasick below!

What is Sea Sickness?

Sea sickness can be explained simply in the following terms:

When you are sitting in a ship’s cabin, your eyes see no movement, but you hear the ship move. Now your eyes will send the no-movement signals to the brain, but on the other side, your ears will send movement signals to your brain. The result of this confusion is seasickness.

In addition to that, it has been repeatedly observed that if someone is prone to one kind of motion sickness while traveling in cars, trains, airplanes, etc., they might be susceptible to other forms of motion sicknesses as well. These people are more vulnerable to seasickness.

How to Help Your Sea Sickness

Nevertheless, there are ways to tackle these situations. So, without wasting any more time, let us see a few remedies that can help you get through seasickness and enjoy your water trip:

Sea Sickness Pills

These pills are mostly Dramamine or Bonine, in which the primary active ingredient is dimenhydrinate. How these pills work is quite simple. Dimenhydrinate slows down the brain’s response to nausea, thus, helping you remain calm. These are best used as a preventative measure or immediately at the onset of symptoms. That is because they work proactively as they are antihistamines.

Home Remedies for Sea Sickness

You can use ginger – brewed, candied, raw, or whatever kind you prefer. There are several other home remedies, but this one is preferred because it can casually be mixed with your diet on the cruise. Do not try to swallow the pieces of raw ginger; it can cause blockage and can make your nausea more severe. If you are not a big fan of ginger’s flavor, you can use ginger capsules.

Fresh Air Helps

It may seem unbelievable, but fresh air is also one of the best ways to cure seasickness. It helps in clearing your head. It is recommended to go to the highest point on the boat as you can. The more elevated you are, the fresher air you are breathing, thus lessening the chances of seasickness.

Change Your Point of Focus

You can divert your attention by simply looking at the horizon or watching the stationary objects around you. Both of these methods help your brain find a point of reference between what’s stationary and what’s moving. The stunning sunset on our sunset cruises give a perfect view to help take your mind off sea sickness.

Sea Bands Acupressure for Sea Sickness

You can also use sea bands. These bands are made using elastic, having a plastic stud attached in the middle of them. These studs put pressure on your body’s acupressure points, thus helping reduce nausea and vomiting. While there is no scientific evidence on how miraculous these bracelets are, you will still find some travelers swearing on these bracelets and their effectiveness. You can find these bracelets in any pharmacy, and they are particularly cheap.

Kauai Sea Tours

If you are prone to getting seasick, it would be best for you to go on a catamaran cruise. Our fun and friendly staff will take care of you if you fall seasick and provide you with everything to make you feel better. If you want to learn more, please contact us today.

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