Seasickness is a form of motion sickness characterised by a feeling of nausea and, in extreme cases, vertigo, experienced after spending time on a craft on water.
In many cases, seasickness can be avoided if you sleep aboard the vessel the night before the voyage to let your body get used to the boat's motion. Of course, this may not be possible in small vessels. Otherwise, you can take seasickness tablets as advised by a chemist or a doctor, but be wary as some may make you drowsy.
Six ways to beat and treat seasickness
- Keep busy and stay in the fresh air
- Avoid the head down position, as this aggravates illness
- Nibble on a dry biscuit, chew barley sugar or dried fruit
- Ginger is also considered a good anti-seasickness remedy.
- Stay out of enclosed areas where fumes from fuel and food odours may temporarily collect.
- Experienced sailors keep their diet free of rich, fatty foods and alcohol, both before going to sea and while aboard.