If the kids (or you!) are prone to car sickness, planning a family vacation–especially one on the open road–may be downright stressful. When driving is unavoidable, follow these smart tips to soothe the stomach.
- Motion sickness happens when the inner ears and the skin receptors sense that you’re moving, but your eyes can’t detect that the car is moving. Look at the horizon or the distant scenery to help your body send the proper messages to your brain.
-Avoid caffeine, nicotine, and sodium. All three can impair circulation, which interferes with the body’s ability to sense movement.
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