Picture the scene; you’re enjoying a tranquil cruise, looking out over the vast sea, taking in the fresh air… when all of a sudden the waters become a little more choppy, and seasickness comes along and ruins the whole experience.
Don’t let a fear of seasickness stop you from getting out on the water. Thankfully, there are some natural remedies for seasickness that are worth trying so that you can truly enjoy your cruise or boat trip.
Keep reading to learn what these remedies are and decide what might work for you!
- Hydration and Dietary Choices
One of the best things you can do for your body is to stay hydrated, and while it may not necessarily reduce your chances of motion sickness, it will help you to feel better if you have to run to the bathroom.
Try not to eat large meals either, because that means there’s just all the more food to come up if the worst does happen!
Finally, try and incorporate some ginger into your meals. Ginger is thought to reduce nausea and has even been shown to be as effective as anti-nausea medications.
- Bad News for Lovers of Booze
Yes, one of the best things about getting out on the open sea is sipping a cocktail or drinking a cold pint of beer, but sadly if you want to keep seasickness at bay, you’ll need to keep the drinking to a minimum.
Alcohol can make us feel sick when we’re on flat land with no motion, so imagine how that feeling could be compounded on the water!
- Pressure Point Wrist Bands
Some may see pressure points and acupuncture as pseudoscience, but they are far from it.
There are some big-worded scientific explanations for how pressure points can relieve nausea, but you’re probably not interested in learning about that.
Just understand that pressure point wrist bands are a trusted remedy by many seafarers and if you’ve never tried them, add them into your budget when you’re looking up the cost to rent a yacht.
- Stay Central
Sometimes, seasickness is unavoidable. The sea doesn’t tend to obey our commands like it did when Jesus calmed the storm, so in the case when those waves just don’t stop and you start to feel nausea coming on, your position on the vessel can make a difference to its severity.
Move to a part of the boat where it’s moving the least, which is the middle. Going to either end means you’re taking the full brunt of the movement.
- Go Outside
Yes, going outside might be the furthest thing from your mind when you feel seasick, but fresh air can dramatically decrease your nausea.
While you’re out there, center your focus on the horizon. This will help your brain to get a sense of balance and could ease your sickness too.
A Few Natural Remedies for Seasickness
Next time you’re planning a trip out to sea, keep these natural remedies for seasickness in mind before you leave so that you can make sure you have a few tricks up your sleeve to keep the sickness away.
If you’re looking for more information and advice like this, check out the Health/Nutrition section of the website!