Seasickness

What is it and how do I treat it?

Mediterranean-Cruise-SeasicknessWhat is seasickness? Simply stated it is motion sickness while on board a boat or ship. What causes it? Seasickness is basically your inner ear’s inability to adjust for the unfamiliar motion of the ship. Your brain sees walls, floors and ceilings and knows that they should be stationary, yet because the brain now sees them moving, it gets confused, the inner ear can’t compensate and nausea sets in.

About 90% of people get some form of motion sickness throughout their lifetime. People who suffer from other forms of motion sickness such as from cars, carnival rides, airplanes and other types, may find that they are more prone to seasickness. Also, it should be noted that getting seasick on a small boat does not mean you will get seasick on a larger vessel. The motion and movement is different and may not affect a person the same way.