General Health Tuesday April 28, 2015

Seeking a Cure for Seasickness?

Feeling a little peaky? Has a long journey turned your stomach? It happens to a lot of people, and it's not fun. But that's why we're interested in it! Take a look at what we've thrown together below, and feel a little more enlightened about the pain-in-the-journey that is motion sickness.

Seasickness is a form of motion sickness caused by the same triggers as travel sickness in cars, on trains and in the air too. Motion sickness happens, basically, when there is a disconnection between the vestibular system – the part of the body responsible for balance – and your eyes – the visual system. During certain types of motion, these two systems register their surroundings differently, meaning that when they send signals to the brain they collide, resulting in the nausea and other symptoms that come with motion sickness.

Most forms of travel can lead to motion sickness, although it is different for different people. Other less common sources of motion sickness can include:

  • Rollercoasters
  • Fairgound rides
  • Heights

Other conditions, like vertigo for example, are triggered in a similar way and can therefore be treated similarly. For more information on the general condition visit our Travel Sickness page. For a more colourful source of information, though, take a look at our infographic below!




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