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How-To: Prevent Motion Sickness While Driving

Motion sickness is the car most commonly affects children, but adults can also suffer from this condition. Our team here at Certified Autoplex is going to explore ways to minimize the effects of motion sickness in the car by sharing ways to recognize it and eliminate it when it comes. Be sure to check out this blog in order to have a much more enjoyable road trip for the whole family.

What exactly causes motion sickness you’re wondering? Oddly enough it’s actually a disturbance in the inner ear that is caused by repeated motion. When someone develops motion sickness, the fluid in their inner ear is essential off balance, which can lead to nausea, vomiting, dizziness, sweating and an overall sense of discomfort.


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Luckily for all those who suffer from motion sickness in the car, there are ways to prevent it from happening altogether. We’re going to share a few tips on how to stop this from happening on your next road trip.

Top Three Ways to Prevent Motion Sickness in the Car

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  1. Watch What You Eat Although this may not prevent the motion sickness altogether, watching what you eat before or during a road trip can definitely help. Be sure to avoid spicy, filling or fat-rich foods when you know you’re going to spend some time on the road. Alcohol or other liquids that do not agree with your body should also be taken into consideration to avoid motion sickness.
  2. Choose Your Position Wisely If you can, sitting in the front seat is the best place to be. If you can fix your gaze straight ahead, that often helps to settle the motion sickness. Since children should not be in the front seat, it can be help for them to sit somewhere they can easily see out the window or keep an eye on the road ahead.
  3. Don’t Read or Write One of the most common ways passengers experience motion sickness is when they’re not focusing on the road. If you’re prone to motion sickness in the car, be sure to keep your eyes on the road instead of reading or writing. Although it may be more difficult to entertain children this way, it’s sure to calm their stomach.

Finding ways to be more comfortable on the road is something we care about a lot. Our team here at Certified Autoplex is constantly finding ways to drivers and passengers to enjoy their time on the road, so be sure to stay tuned to our blog for more tips and tricks of traveling.

Those interested in getting behind the wheel of their next vehicle are encouraged to schedule a test drive online for the specific model they’re interested in. Those interested in learning more about what we do here at Certified Autoplex are welcome to contact our team for more information.

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