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  1. This is motion sickness. It begins due to the discrepancy between the sensations of the vestibular apparatus and vision. That is, when the vestibular apparatus feels movement, but the eyes do not confirm it. Or when something flashes before your eyes, but the vestibular apparatus does not feel anything.

    When a person looks through virtual reality glasses, the world is spinning, and the vestibular apparatus does not confirm the movement. This causes nausea.

    In a car, the vestibular apparatus senses acceleration, braking, and maneuvers, but if you look at the phone, your eyes do not confirm the movement, and nausea begins.

    Therefore, you can't read or look at your phone in the car. You need to look at the road ahead and imagine that you are driving a car. Or you can look further ahead at the horizon or at some distant stationary object as the purpose of the trip.

    It is better to sit in the front seat.

    There are motion sickness remedies like Dramina that work, but they usually cause drowsiness, lethargy, and inhibition. Sometimes these side effects are worse than motion sickness itself. These are emergency funds.

    For some unknown reason, ginger helps with motion sickness. This is not some alternative heresy. Ginger is used for nausea during chemotherapy. There, too, it is not clear how it works, but it helps. And since ginger usually does little harm, it is prescribed. You can suck a lollipop with ginger, or you can eat a couple of grams of ginger before the trip (this is sometimes done by the military).

    I also think that listening to music reduces motion sickness.

    They say that motion sickness is strongly influenced by mood. If a person is convinced before the trip that he will not be sick, then he will not be so seasick later.

  2. I always feel sick when traveling for more than 40 minutes by car, bus, etc. If there are traffic jams, then it's a nightmare.

    Above all:

    • don't sit on your phone,

    • don't look at anything that isn't moving in the car,

    • do not read books (magazines, newspapers, etc.) while driving. This will automatically lead to nausea.

    Sleep helps me personally (if I trust the driver, then I can also sleep), if I can't sleep, then I look out the window. I just look out the window, preferably forward, not through the side window. And don't look at the objects that are flickering too much, it can make your head spin.

    Well, it is advisable to open the window, fresh air always helps well, it does not always work 100%, but sitting in the stuffiness is not an option for sure. In addition, the smell of the car interior and other odors can also affect your well-being, so fresh air is always in place.

    That's about it.

    Good luck!

  3. I think the driver should have vomit bags (or whatever they're called) in the car just in case. The fact that people get sick on a car trip is quite common.

  4. The simplest option is a variety of folk and pharmacy products.

    The first is ginger pills. You can buy them at the pharmacy, or just drink ginger tea or chew a piece of it before or during the trip. By the way, there is a very tasty and savory treat – ginger in sugar. This applies to any nausea, i.e. flying in an airplane or rolling at sea is also suitable. In one of the issues of “Destroyers of Legends” tested various ways to combat nausea with motion sickness-ginger was the only one that showed a real effect, unlike all sorts of zirconium bracelets and other divorce for money for the gullible.�

    Peppermint oil has a similar effect to ginger. You can buy it at the pharmacy in the form of mint tablets for motion sickness, or in the form of the well-known “Validol”. It's the same thing. I prefer “Validol” – tablets are large, easily dissolve under the tongue, and do not cause a burning sensation, as I used to have from ordinary mint tablets. Traditional medicine says that coriander also has the same properties as ginger with mint oil, you just need to chew a couple of seeds before and during the trip. Personally, I haven't tried it, so I can't say anything about the effectiveness, but it sounds plausible.

    Second. I agree with another comment that sometimes nausea is caused not so much by pitching, but by sharp aggressive odors – gasoline, smelly interior trim, etc. In this case, you can add 3 more tips:

    • Do not travel on an empty stomach. You don't need to eat too much either, but, conditionally, you can have a good meal 1.5-2 hours before the trip. An empty stomach will only worsen the effects of unpleasant substances.

    • Open the window / hatch if possible. You probably have hypoxia to boot, so getting some fresh air really helps.

    • Sometimes it helps to close your eyes and relax, sometimes even try to fall asleep if the trip is long.

    And finally, I will say that nausea is enhanced by such tastes as sour or sweet, alcohol, but, for example, the freshness of mint, on the contrary, brings to life, invigorates.�

    All these tips are working, I checked them myself.

  5. There are several possible options:

    1) You are a “taxophobe” – the body's protective regulation works

    2) Check your daily diet – you may notice something suspicious

    3) You may be sick of car odors – cigarette smoke, gasoline, windscreen washer, etc.

    4) Go to the doctor and check the condition of the gastrointestinal tract and vestibular apparatus

    5) Agree with the taxi driver about a comfortable driving style and pace

    Happiness and love 🙂

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