10 Home Remedies for Beating Sea Sickness on a Cruise
Cruising is a magical holiday experience, but you don’t want lasting memories of you sea sick during the entire journey. There are a number of over-the-counter medications that you can purchase from most pharmacies that help to prevent motion sickness, however many people also find that home remedies work wonders.
Many people are now opting to use home remedies, especially aboard lengthy cruises, as these remedies typically contain all natural ingredients. Up to 90% of travelers will suffer motion sickness during some stage of their lives, so make sure yours doesn’t ruin your perfect holiday by following these home remedies before you board.
Easily digestible snacks, such as dry crackers, can help to prevent nausea and vomiting.
#2. Stay on Deck
When you’re feeling drowsy and nauseous, the first thing you feel like doing is going back to your room and laying down; however, this is the worst possible thing you could do. Stay on deck as much as possible to allow your eyes to confirm the movement that your body is feeling, this way your body can expect the movements before they occur and allow you to better prepare yourself.
For years ginger has been used as a home remedy for any kind of sickness, but it’s proven to be especially effective in preventing seasickness. Drinking ginger tea whilst on board is a great way to help prevent illness.
#4. Avoid Alcohol
Drinking alcohol during a trip will almost always exacerbate motion sickness.
#5. Drink Water
While drinking excessive amounts of water on board can often make you feel more queasy, you should prepare your body by drinking water during the upcoming week to your cruise, to hydrate the body and help prevent nausea and vomiting.
Consuming peppermint, either through tea, lozenges or peppermint oil, can help to prevent nauseousness. If you are travelling with a family, peppermint can be a great way to help children from getting sick as it is easy to eat and has a pleasant taste.
One of the simplest home remedies, sucking on an ice cube can help calm your stomach and prevent the feeling of queasiness.
#8. Breathing Exercises
Often when we are feeling drowsy or nauseous, we forget to breathe properly. Practising breathing exercises before your cruise holiday can help you to prevent motion sickness once on board.
#9. Herbal Tea
While caffeinated options aren’t the best, herbal tea is a great tummy settler and often helps to prevent vomiting caused by seasickness.
#10. Apple Juice
Although sugary foods are not always good for motion sickness, drinking a glass of apple juice before departure can help to settle your stomach. Non citrusy juices can be good, when sipped, to help prevent illness.
Whether you are taking medication from a pharmacy or trying out a home remedy, Cruise About travel experts and P&O Cruises recommended that you start taking the tablets before boarding the ship, enabling the medication to have time to work before you commence cruising. Although many people find the use of home remedies the most successful way to prevent illness, if you do find that your home remedies are not working, medications are always available on board at the ship’s medical centre. Make sure you have a great time cruising and prevent seasickness before it even begins.