Sailing is among the many fabulous experiences to enjoy during your Grand Cayman stay. Not only do you feel the sea breeze on your face as you glide effortlessly through the water, but you also enjoy stunning views of the coastline and may get glimpses of assorted marine friends. If you are prone to motion sickness but still can’t wait to step aboard, use these tips to keep seasickness out of the equation:
Don’t Drink The Night Before
Avoid drinking alcohol the night before your sailing adventure, or at least keep the libations to a minimum and drink lots of water. Alcohol dehydrates you to increase your risk of seasickness, especially if you have had motion sickness issues in the past. Hangover symptoms such as head pain and nausea also make seasickness significantly worse.
Avoid Heavy Foods
Consume simple foods in the hours before you sail such as oatmeal, cereal, and other bland options. Abstain from greasy, heavy, spicy, or acidic foods that can upset the stomach and make you feel nauseous. Acidic beverages should be avoided for the same reasons.
Keep Ginger Ale Within Reach
Maintain a calm stomach by sipping ginger ale, a known motion sickness soother. Peppermint and other mint products also calm the stomach so you revel in the experience instead of hanging over the edge feeling sick.
Breathe Fresh Air
Avoid noxious exhaust odors while sailing and focus on breathing fresh air, especially if you don’t feel well. Look towards the horizon so your eyes “see” the motion of the boat and send the right signals to inner ears and subsequently your brain. Take deep breaths to calm your body and prevent vomiting.
Get A Good Night’s Sleep
Rest well the night before your sailing excursion, since feeling tired and anxious can aggravate seasickness symptoms. This is another reason to avoid alcohol since the liquid interferes with a good night’s sleep in addition to making you feel bad in the morning.
Avoid staring at walls, decor pieces, and anything onboard your eyes and brain normally recognize as motionless. Look around instead of fixating on anything for any length of time to keep your eyes, inner ears, and brain in harmony.
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