The holidays are just around the corner, with many families busy planning a break – whether that be jet-setting abroad to sunnier shores, an action packed city break, a staycation in the UK or even a fun filled day trip.
Although for most of us a holiday is cause for celebration, for those who suffer from travel sickness, the thought of a long journey is enough to make their stomach churn.
And those planning to travel by our most common mode of transport might be the most at risk of travel induced queasiness, with a survey by Nelsons Travella[i] revealing that 2 in 10 Brits claim the culprit that makes their family most sick is the humble car! Surprisingly, those who travel by boat may be more likely to escape the dreaded waves of nausea, with only 11% of those surveyed claiming that this means of transport makes their family most sick.
Furthermore, to add to the nasty ordeal of travel sickness it seems that the inconvenience extends further than the journey, after the Nelsons Travella survey discovered that nearly half of the 1 in 10 Brits that claimed to have had to get their car professionally cleaned after a long journey, do so due to travel sickness.[ii]
- Travel sickness can often be due to overheating, so dress appropriately and wear layers that you can take on and off depending on temperature.
- If you’re prone to travel sickness make sure that you sit in the front seat of the car. Focusing on a non moving object in the distance, such as the horizon, can confirm your balance system’s detection of motion and help resolve the mismatch that causes car sickness.
- Think ahead and travel prepared. If you know that you or a family member suffer from travel sickness make sure that you take travel sickness tablets like Nelsons Travella and take plenty of water for the journey.
- Avoid reading or texting. Looking at a book or screen will probably only make you feel worse.
- Take breaks! Divide up your journey and stop to stretch your legs and get some fresh air.
Long journeys are generally not enjoyable for anyone, however, for those that experience the symptoms of travel sickness they can be even more unpleasant. To help relieve the symptoms of travel sickness, remember to pack Nelsons® Travella. It contains a unique combination of seven homeopathic remedies, each specifically chosen to help bring soothing relief for the unpleasant symptoms associated with travel sickness. This helps holiday makers to enjoy the journey and help with future holidays! Nelsons Travella does not cause drowsiness.
Nelsons Travella is available from Boots, Holland and Barrett, selected Lloyds pharmacies, Superdrug, selected WH Smiths at the airport, selected P&O Ferries and all good independent health food and pharmacy stores. Price: £5.51 for 72 tablets. Always read the label.