Taking a trip, by car or any other means of transport, seems, in principle, a joy for everyone, but some people have a really bad time with them. And it is that for those who suffer from dizziness in travel has nothing pleasant. It is best to understand why they occur and then know how to avoid them.
Why dizziness occurs
Dizziness in means of transport is known as “motion sickness“. They occur the brain needs to know the position of the body at all times. Something that it achieves with the data provided by the senses, as well as the locomotor section.
In a means of transport, the movement does not depend on ourselves. Sometimes, we find the sensation of moving without making the movements itself strange.
Why dizziness causes vomiting
As a sensory mismatch occurs according to what we see and the data of the body sends. The brain thinks it is due to a neurotoxin. Nausea occurs because the mind believes that poisoning has occurred and that bacon must remove. Hence our body produces vomiting to expel it.
There are people more likely than others to get dizzy in the car. It is unknown what the reasons are, but there are tricks to prevent it from occurring.
1. Choose the car seat well
If you are prone to dizziness, the important thing is to give the brain the right information. Always choose a seat in the direction of travel whenever possible, the passenger seat, because it is easier to observe the road, the view “warns” the brain and hears of the movements that will occur. Besides, those movements that occur in the car are more noticeable.
In the same way, it is easier to see the outside in the center than on the sides. Okay, it’s more awkward in today’s cars, but it’s better than cleaning up vomiting later.
2. Smooth driving
The driver does not usually suffer from motion sickness. He always watches the road, and his brain is ahead of the actions he will perform. For example, it knows that it approaches a curve, and the brain asks for the movements that the body will have when it takes it. Mind you; there are extreme cases of people who experience dizziness even while driving.
Of course, the driving you do can prevent your passengers from getting dizzy on the trip. The more predictable and smooth the driving, avoiding sudden braking and acceleration, and especially taking the curves progressively, the more likely it is that nobody gets dizzy.
The type of route through which it also flows. It is more difficult to get dizzy going by a high capacity road than by a secondary road because the movements of the vehicle greatly reduced.
3. Front view
Nothing to read in the car or perform activities that require fixing your eyes at a point in the cabin. With this, you are only giving more possibilities for your brain to send inadequate information to the ear and begin the discomfort.
In the same way, it is better to look forward than to the sides, to have more information on the movements that will occur. And yes, it helps to be entertained. Listening to music or chatting with other passengers not only makes the trip more enjoyable but also helps prevent dizziness.
4. Adequate ventilation
It also increases the possibility of dizziness, any disorder that weakens the body or balance. In addition to children, attention must be paid to the elderly, the sick, pregnant, and people with anxiety.
It is not convenient to travel immediately after the meal, but if there is no other choice, follow our advice on drowsiness,” and frequent fatigue stops is every km to help the driver not suffer back pain. Besides, passengers also have a good time stretching their legs, going to the bathroom, taking something to clear, making it difficult to get dizzy.
6. Avoid thinking about it
Don’t think you’re going to get dizzy. Getting in the car and thinking we’re going to get dizzy makes it more likely. As we said, the conversation helps since less attention paid to the movements. It is better to travel asleep because that way, the movement is less perceived, reducing the possibility of dizziness. If it is not possible, closing the eyes also helps reduce discomfort, reducing in many cases, the feeling of instability.
7. Before the first symptoms
Drinking something cold helps curb the feeling of nausea that accompanies dizziness. For that same reason, opening the windows and not having a cabin with too much heat (maintaining a temperature between 21 and 23 degrees) helps to stop the first symptoms.
8. Travel prepared
Try to carry dizziness bags and change clothes for the little ones. For them, it is more difficult to avoid or anticipate dizziness. Some medications relieve the symptoms of dizziness. One of the most common is dimenhydrinate, which in addition to being presented in pills also in chewing gum, which accelerates its absorption by the body, and its intake is more friendly for the little ones.