How to Overcome Motion Sickness

If driving or riding in a car makes you motionsick, it’s likely that you struggle with feeling ill while RVing as well.

At Beckley’s Camping Center, your local Maryland RV dealer, we understand that that can be difficult, so we’ve put together some suggestions that may help.

There are a few things you can try before turning to medications.

  1. If you’re used to reading in the car, stop. Reading often triggers that nauseous feeling that so many people have trouble with.
  2. Move to a seat with a smoother ride. If you’ve been struggling with being the front-seat passenger, try sitting in the rear of the RV and see if that helps.
  3. Drive. People who drive often don’t get car sick because they are too focused on driving.
  4. Pick a point in the distance to look at. Looking at fast-moving shrubbery or other cars on the road can lead to feeling ill, so take a gander at the large mountain in the distance, the sunset, or any other fixed focal point.

If you try all these suggestions and still have motion sickness that takes over your life, you can try some over-the-counter remedies. Medications for allergies, like Benadryl, or things like Dramamine will help control that sickly feeling. Antihistamines are well-known cures for the nauseating feeling you can get on the road, but you should take them a few hours before you leave to maximize their potential. Make sure you check and take the drug that is non-drowsy; many of these medications are heavily sedating if you take the night-time version.

We hope that these tips help you have a more enjoyable trip, so you can enjoy traveling. Maybe a smoother ride might help; come check out our inventory of RVs today! Let us know how you do and any extra tips you have to share.

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