Vertigo and Motion Sickness
Motion sickness is a very common condition where the fluid that exists in the semicircular canals of the inner ears becomes shaken up.
When this occurs there is a confusion between the actual movement of the individual and the movement that is perceived.
Motion Sickness is also commonly known as: sea-sickness, car-sickness, air-sickness, or space sickness.
Several different symptoms are are associated with motion sickness with nausea being the most common. Because of the nature of the body that motion sickness affects, if not resolved, within twenty minutes the individual who is suffering will likely vomit.
Vomiting during a normal sickness will often relieve the nausea.
This is not true with motion sickness, so it is always recommended to avoid this, and to try and sort out the root of the problem before losing your lunch.
One of the most common ways to obtain motion sickness is while attempting to read a book or looking at a map while riding in an automobile.
This is even provoked at a greater level when driving quickly on a windy road or roads with quick changes in elevation.
There are several methods which are around to try and prevent motion sickness, one of which is to just simply look out the window of the vehicle in which you are, so that your eyes and mind are gazed into the distance towards the horizon in the same direction in which you are traveling.
This simple gaze allows aids in the re-orientation of your inner balance sense by reaffirming to your ear that you are actually moving and not stopped.
"Reaffirming your inner ear" may sound funny, but is just an example of one of the complexities of the human body. Another simple step you can take is to allow fresh air to blow on your face.
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