Whether you’ve been out on a small boat or you’ve cruised the Caribbean, at one point or another you may have felt a touch of seasickness. It happens to the best of everyone. It’s nothing to be embarrassed about and just about everyone gets their sea legs under them. Here are five tips to help avoid seasickness.
KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE HORIZON
As your body adjusts to the new movements, use the horizon as your point of reference. For most people facing forward on the boat vs. to the side helps manage their seasickness.
GET FRESH AIR
Fresh air, a breeze and plenty of open space, can help out a lot with seasickness. Also, try lying down on the deck and listen to some soft music to relax.
STAY OUT OF DIRECT SUN
Long periods in the sun, as well as dehydration can bring on sudden symptoms of seasickness. So, keep your body cool and drink plenty of non-alcoholic and decaffeinated beverages to stay hydrated.
AVOID STRONG SMELLS
If you happen to be standing near that foul smelling trash can of chum, or you’re too close to the engine’s exhaust, move. Strong smells can make your nausea feel worse. Find a place on the boat where there’s plenty of clean, fresh air.
Consult your physician first. Dramamine and Bonine are the most common over-the-counter, anti-motion sickness medicines. It’s recommended that you take them 24 hours before you board the boat.
Consult with one of our professional agents at Blue Line Insurance Agency to make sure you have the right coverage for your boat or watercraft. Visit https://bluelineagency.com/personal-insurance/boat-insurance or call 518-523-4321.