Sure, some stomachs are hardier than others. But sometimes, seasickness doesn’t offer preferential treatment. Even the most experienced sea-goers can find themselves slumped over the side of their vessel or toilet for hours in complete and utter misery.
Especially if you’re captaining the cruise, it’s so important you’ve planned ahead and have some quick fixes, should seasickness wash over you.
What exactly is seasickness? Its essentially motion sickness, but at sea. It’s a disturbance of the inner ear and can happen with any moving vehicle. It occurs when your brain receives conflicting messages about motion and your body’s relative position in space. Your inner ear is the area that affects your sense of balance and equilibrium when you receive these conflicting messages from different sensors.
Symptoms can include headaches, dizziness, sweating, nausea, vomiting…
It can strike very suddenly or be a long slow build-up. If you’re prone to migraines, you are more prone to motion sickness.
A severe case of seasickness can truly make you feel like you would do absolutely anything to escape the misery of it. It can be all-consuming and can require every ounce of strength to get through it.
When anyone on board starts feeling symptoms of seasickness, or even to prevent it from coming on, implement some of these remedies:
Suffering through seasickness is not pleasant in any way, shape or form. But with this list of seasickness remedies, hopefully the wretched experience will be minimized so you can get back to a happy and memorable cruise.