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How to Not Get Seasick on a Boat in Honolua Bay, HI; Motion Sickness Pills, Breathing Fresh Air & More
Going sailing often induces seasickness, which is a fairly common occurrence to many people. When you are not used to the motion of the waves and the rocking to and fro, symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, headaches, and cold sweats will manifest. Depending on the individual, people can experience mild to severe levels of these symptoms and be stuck in the sick bay instead of enjoying the ocean view. According to medical experts, seasickness is the result of a complex physiological reaction to motion because of the mismatch of information sent to the brain from the eyes, inner ear, and sensory nerves, such as in the feet. Luckily, there are ways you can prevent seasickness ore minimize the effects and we at Gemini Sailing Tours would like to take the opportunity to share them.
How to Prevent Seasickness on a Boat
1) Be well rested prior to your sailing adventure. Exhaustion makes people more susceptible to contributing causes of seasickness. To help hinder such effects, be sure to get a good nights rest or even a nap before heading out on the open sea.
2) Take antiemetic medication. Medications for nausea are known as antiemetic drugs, taking them before the boating trip is optimal but if you are out on sea beyond the effective duration, take some with you. Such antihistamines available over the counter include; Bonine and Dramamine. Additional medication can be available with prescription like scopolamine drugs that are available in patch or pill applications.
3) Breathe in fresh air. When the symptoms first manifest heading to the deck to in take a deep breath of fresh air can help ward off the symptoms and allowing your eyes to see the motion will signal the brain to improve the alignment. If possible, let the wind hit your face and focus your mind on something other than the motion of the boat and stay active.
4) Eat a snack. Eat a little snack that is light and bland like saltine crackers, plain bread, or pretzels for example. Having some food in your stomach is more helpful than an empty one, but do not eat excessively or that can backfire. Additionally, ginger ale is ideal because the ginger is a natural remedy for nausea and peppermint is known to have soothing effects on the stomach. Some find benefit in consuming a soda along with some crackers before the boating.
5) Sport an acupressure wristband. In the area most folks wear a watch is a pressure point that the wristbands apply pressure to. Some individuals notice with the pressure the nausea is avoided. These acupressure wristbands can be found in most pharmacies or online.
6) Avoid known triggers of nausea. Nausea is the prime symptom of seasickness and any stimulants that trigger nausea can easily aggravate the additional seasick symptoms. Avoid eating greasy, spicy, and acidic foods as well as large portioned meals before you embark on the sea. Since alcohol is a diuretic, which speeds up dehydration, lowering the resistance to seasickness, they too should be avoided.
Sailing Tours & Charters in Honolua Bay, Lahaina, Ka’anapali Beach, Turtle Town in Olowalu, Molokai, Lanai & West Maui, Hawaii
With Gemini Sailing Tours, we take care of our guests and offer a variety of options when looking for an adventure on the ocean. Book your tours today and come prepared if you are susceptible to being seasick with the above tips and advice to ensure you enjoy your experience.