Overcoming Seasickness and Enjoying A Yacht Experience

While any passengers do not have any trouble with seasickness, there are some who are plagued by a previous illness experience. When cruising on a small boat, many first-time boaters find that the seasickness is a lot more severe than when traveling on a larger vessel. When your body encountered an unfamiliar motion, the inner ear balancing system of the body is affected, and seasickness kicks in. The movement of the ship causes a queasy feeling to build upon your body and affects your stomach. The headaches and the nausea are the worst with seasickness. Enough to keep people permanently away from wanting to board a vessel ever again.

Fresh Air

Seasickness can be combatted by fresh air, breeze and lots of open space. Lay on the deck if you must and spend time listening to music with your eyes closed. The music will help with the distraction and laying down will help with giving your body some time to adjust to the motion. Anxiety is a substantial contributing factor to seasickness and laying down and easing the stress will help. Plan to be on board and don’t fear it before you get on the boat. The concern that previous seasickness experiences are a substantial contributing factor to repeated events.

Watch the Horizon

Just as the same as driving in a car, it is best not to watch objects closer to the vessel. When you are on the boat, look at the horizon. You don’t have to keep staring at it but glance at it now and then. One of the top ways to enjoy sailing without seasickness is by looking to the front of the boat rather than the side. If you are not comfortable while looking at the horizon, you can still face forward, but close your eyes.

Reading and Viewing Devices

Using binoculars or cameras for a long time can affect your balance. The same applies to text. The human brain is not able to cope with the sudden change in viewing orientation. Staring at anything can be disastrous for the seasick passenger. If you are interested in reading books for the duration of your trip, It is suggested that you listen to audiobooks rather than reading a physical copy. For photographic enthusiasts, best to take a few pictures and stay away from the viewfinder for as long as possible. Enjoy the wind and waves, and perhaps you can use the time to self-reflect.

Food, Fun, and Sun

Seasick prone passengers should watch what they eat before boarding the vessel or even on board. Anything oily and heavy will not bode well for you. As for those who want to enjoy the sun when on a boat, best to stay out of it if you are seasick. The sun can contribute to dehydration and drinking too much water while on the ship can help to the roiling of your bellies. Watch the alcohol consumption as well when you are on board.

Medicines, PSI Bands, Scop Patch

There are different types of seasickness remedies available in the market. Ost boats should have some kind of medication available in their first aid kit for those who are suffering from seasickness. Dramamine and Bonine are the most common types of medication that can help with the sickness. The best seasickness meds are best consumed at least 24 hours before boarding the vessel. Acupressure bands and patches can Scop Patches can help with seasickness as well.


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