Minimizing Motion Sickness
 
 

Minimizing Motion Sickness

Find Services and other Health Information from A-Z

Minimizing Motion Sickness

  • Most motion sickness medications should be taken at least an hour before they are needed.

  • Stay in well-ventilated areas. Go outside if you must or open a window.

  • Avoid overeating or consuming alcoholic beverages prior to your trip.

  • Focus on an area slightly above the horizon to help your brain "realize" that motion is occurring.

  • In planes, sit over the wing where there is less motion. In cars, sit in the front seat or drive, if possible. It's best to avoid boats if you have motion sickness; if you must be in a boat, stay on deck and look at the horizon.

  • At amusement parks, avoid rides that spin.

  • Try to calm fear and anxiety, which can exacerbate motion sickness.