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Tips to help if you suffer from Motion Sickness

28 March 2017


Travel Sickness, or Motion Sickness to give it its proper name, is something most of us suffer from at some point in our lives.
Although not always preventable, there are steps we can take to minimize the chances of it occurring and the severity of it.

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Below are some handy do’s and don’ts thanks to Bupa's website.

·         Your position can affect your chance of getting travel sickness. Wherever possible, drive a car instead of being a passenger or sit in the front seat of a car or bus. It may also help to sit over the wing in a plane, or in the centre of a ship or on the upper deck.
·         Keep your eyes fixed on the horizon.
·         Keep your head still.
·         Don’t read or watch a video screen – look outside the vehicle instead.
·         Open a window to let fresh air in.
·         Don’t smoke before or while you travel.
·         Don’t drink alcohol before or while you travel.
·         Try to distract yourself – play travel games or listen to music.
·         Wherever possible, lie down and close your eyes.

If you suffer from motion sickness remember when travelling with English Rose to ask the driver to seat you in the front of the vehicle.  We will always try and make your journey as comfortable as possible.

For more information on travel sickness visit the Bupa website