How to Stop Motion Sickness in a Bus
Believe it or not, getting motion sickness or throwing up in a bus is very common. In this blog post, we at GOGO Charters break down how to stop motion sickness in a bus.
There are a few ways you can prevent motion sickness while traveling on a bus, and even some ways to stop it once it starts. Some people are more naturally prone to bus motion sickness, such as people who suffer from migraines, recently suffered from a concussion, or have sinus congestion or an ear infection. To determine your risk of bus motion sickness, it’s best to speak to your doctor before you begin traveling.
Be mindful of what you eat and drink.
Certain foods can make motion sickness in a bus worse. This is because heavy, greasy, and acidic foods are slower to digest. If you are feeling sick, try lighter road trip snacks like cereal, bread, and other whole grains, or apples and bananas. These foods are lighter and quicker to digest, making them easier on your stomach. Ginger can also help ease motion sickness symptoms while on a bus. Try drinking some Ginger Ale and eating some saltines if you feel sick.
Avoid electronic devices while experiencing motion sickness.
Your charter bus rental from GOGO Charters will most likely include onboard TVs, WiFi, and power outlets. This makes staying plugged in a tempting distraction during motion sickness, but using electronic devices actually makes motion sickness in a bus worse. This happens due to the sensory disconnect between the inner ear and eyes when focusing on something up close. An audiobook or music, however, can be effective at helping bus motion sickness, as it doesn’t require looking at a screen.
Find a distraction.
Instead of using electronics as a distraction, try conversation or music. The great thing about a charter bus rental is that you aren’t alone! Engage in conversation with other passengers. You can ask the bus driver or another passenger to play some music over the onboard PA system, too, which comes with select charter bus rentals from GOGO Charters. Studies have found that listening to some tunes has been shown to help lessen nausea and vomiting in a bus.
Stare at a fixed point in the distance.
Another way to help or stop bus motion sickness stare at a fixed point in the distance, like the horizon. Because motion sickness is caused by the disconnect between the brain and the motion experienced by the nervous system, staring in one place can help bridge that disconnect.
Get some fresh air.
With a charter bus rental, you can build your own custom itinerary, including stops along the way to your destination. If you are prone to motion sickness, be sure to schedule some stops along the way to get some fresh air. Fresh air and being outside can help treat many ailments, and motion sickness is no exception to that rule.
Ride with GOGO Charters
While motion sickness in a bus is never fun, riding with GOGO Charters always is. We are a trusted provider of group transportation services for all events and occasions and have access to a vast network of charter bus and minibus rentals in several cities across the United States. Each bus is inspected and maintained regularly and driven by an experienced bus driver.
To book your charter bus rental, give us a call at 1-855-826-6770 today! Our reservation team is available 24/7, and can provide you with a free quote on your rental in minutes.
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