A few simple steps can help curb car sickness

Various factors trigger car sickness in different individuals.
Various factors trigger car sickness in different individuals. | File photo

Nearly 80 percent of the general population has experienced motion sickness, which is characterized by general discomfort, nausea and vomiting while traveling. 

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent, explained it as a disequilibrium of one’s senses.

It is hard to pick a car that will not cause car sickness because there are various factors that trigger the condition in different individuals. The best solution is to test drive various cars and also ride in them as a passenger.

To prevent car sickness episodes, be the driver since people are more likely to get motion sickness as a passenger, especially in the rear seats. If you have to be a passenger, look out through the windows or windshield, especially focusing on the horizon. 

Avoid reading while in the car and try to eat a light meal before the trip as well. Also, consider informing the driver of your condition so they will drive more smoothly, especially if they are shifting gears. Reduce strong odors, open the windows, and reduce the heater’s temperature, too. If you are still struggling with car sickness, try using sea bands or medication.

If you have opinions on which cars or features increase or decrease your chances of getting motion sickness, leave a message on Fremont Motors’ Facebook page or email lauren@trustedautopros.com.

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