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Avoid Getting Carsick on Your NYC Tour Bus

A lot of people get carsick. Motion sickness is very common, and some people are more sensitive to it than others. Most people who are prone to motion sickness are pregnant women, children under the age of twelve, and people who tend to have migraines. But anyone can have it. If you are on your NYC tour bus, you want to make sure that you take the necessary precautions so you have a pleasant and enjoyable ride without feeling carsick.

What Is Motion Sickness?

Motion sickness or carsickness is a disturbance of the inner ear. Repeated motions cause this unpleasant feeling. The symptoms include dizziness, nausea, vomiting, sweating, and a general sense of feeling unwell. This happens due to changes in the sense of equilibrium in the inner ear.

How to Prevent Motion Sickness

Before you get on your NYC tour bus, don’t consume excessive amounts of foods or alcohol. Avoid foods with strong odors as well as those that are full of fat or too spicy.  These foods will not sit well on your stomach and may even make your nausea worse.

Sit in the Right Seat

Another way to prevent motion sickness on the bus is to sit strategically. You want to be where there is less movement. If you can, try to sit at the very front of the bus. Do not face backward during your travels. Also, avoid reading books or articles on your phone while riding around. Fixing your gaze on a specific point can also help to prevent nausea and dizziness. When you’re on a double decker bus, go upstairs to the outdoor seating area so you can get a fresh breeze of air while you ride around.

Take Medication

Finally, get some over-the-counter medication that you can take before getting on the double decker bus. NYC bus tours don’t last for more than two to three hours, which means that you’ll probably only have to take your medication once. Common over the counter medication includes Dramamine, Bonine, and Antivert. They are effective measures for carsickness prevention if you have mild motion sickness symptoms.