Overcoming Seasickness


First time sea passengers may be anxious about the possible effects of seasickness. We recommend you do these things to overcome seasickness:

 


1. Keep occupied. By keeping your mind on anything other than the swaying environment, the distraction oftens helps alleviate the effects of seasickness. Reading or staring at an object will worsen the effects of seasickness.



2. Find a spot onboard the vessel where the motion is at its minimum. On a large ship try and face forward. Look out to the horizon and enjoy the view from sea. Let your brain adjust to the unstable environment by allowing the horizon to act as a true point of reference.



3. Stay in areas with fresh air instead of keeping yourself in a stuffy cabin. If possible try not to lie down in your cabin and instead find a deck chair and breath in some fresh air. If you have a history of motion sickness do not book an inside cabin.



4. Take deep breaths and drink plenty of water. If you can, try and eat lightly and avoid fatty or spicy foods. Try to stay relaxed and comfortable.



5. Medication for seasickness is available and can be obtained from pharmacies to help alleviate seasickness. Usually the medication must be taken hours before you travel and not during the onset of symptoms. As it can cause drowsiness, read the instructions for use carefully. Ask your pharmacist for advice if you are not sure.