Dealing with Motion Sickness at Sea


  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • headache
  • sweating

What causes motion sickness?
A discrepancy between your senses. For example: when you are in the cabin of a moving ship, your balance-sensing system senses that your body is moving, but your eyes don't see any movement.

How to remedy motion sickness
  • If you're on a ship, step out onto the deck and view the horizon (looking at something stationary in the distance will help you regain your equilibrium)
  • Ginger capsules, candy or ale to sooth your stomach
  • Eat a handful of dry soda crackers
  • Get some fresh air
  • Lie down/keep your head still
  • Stay hydrated
  • Tuck yourself into your bed sheets when you sleep so you're securly anchored to your bed
  • Over-the-counter medication such as Scopolamine, antiemetics such as Zofran or Compazine, antihistamines such as Dramamine, Antivert and Bonine (these may cause drowsiness) 
Posted: 3/3/2017 12:23:11 PM