During the summer season, many dream of a boat experience – yacht cruises or sailing trips.
Before embarking on a sea voyage, many are concerned by the thought of being seasick. Some people have already experienced this unpleasant sensation. For many, however, it will be their first time on board and they are worried that their experience may be marred by seasickness.
Seasickness is caused by physical stimuli that act on our middle ear, responsible for the sense of balance. Below are some simple tips to prevent seasickness and make the most of your boat trip.
- If you have already suffered from motion sickness more than once, then we recommend that you take the medicine such as Xamamina or Dramarine the evening before going out to sea. You can find these medicines at any pharmacy, without a prescription.
- The day before, alcoholic drinks and fatty or spicy foods should be avoided. The evening before boarding, a light and easily digestible dinner is recommended. In the morning before embarking, have a salty and non-fatty breakfast. Avoid sweets, milk or cappuccino and fruit juices. Never embark on an empty stomach!
- Try motion sickness bracelets with bumps that target certain spots on your wrists. The effectiveness of the bracelets has not been scientifically proven, but many people claim that they are very effective.
- Don’t think about the swell and avoid looking at people who have symptoms. The very expectation of a seasickness attack is a very important psychological factor that causes its appearance.
- If you start to feel some physical discomfort, exhaustion or nausea while on board, try eating salty crackers or breadsticks even if you don’t feel like it. A sip of soda water, cola, or tonic water might help.
- Bring Travelgum – anti-nausea chewing gum with you and use them at the first symptoms of seasickness.
- Don’t try to distract yourself by reading, this will only aggravate your condition.
- Stay on deck, possibly in the central part of the boat and try to look at the horizon, this will help your central nervous system to adapt faster.
- It might help to lie down and ask for the eyes – Try to relax.
- If the nausea is severe and you feel the need to vomit, don’t hold back – you will feel better almost immediately. Don’t use the bathroom. Ask the crew members what to do.