What is seasickness ?
Do you feel nauseous as soon as the boat starts to rock or heel? Or even when you stay on the surface of the water while swimming or preparing to dive? Fatigue takes over and you start to wonder why did I get into this mess? Do you feel terrible? Well, you are one of the many people who suffer from seasickness. Here you will learn all about how to prevent sea sickness.
Seasickness occurs when the information transmitted to the inner ear is disturbed by the movements of the boat. Balance is not as stable as on land and sensory information is disrupted, which leads to nausea.
What are the symptoms of seasickness ?
– Digestive problems, nausea, vomiting
– Cold sweats
Who can get seasick ?
Seasickness affects everyone, but especially young children, women and the elderly. Although it does not have any aggravating effects, you should nevertheless supervise your children in case of vomiting, so that they do not become dehydrated.
7 tips to combat seasickness
1. Prepare yourself mentally before your trip
Anxiety and stress can increase seasickness. Try to arrive a little early to avoid any risk of stress, this will be a very good point before boarding the ship. Take anti-vomiting medication before boarding if necessary. In addition, fatigue is also known to have a huge impact on seasickness. So don’t hesitate to go to bed early before setting sail.
2. Cover up well during the crossing
It is true that the island of Tenerife has a very pleasant climate. However, at sea, you can quickly feel cold because of the wind, so we advise you to bring light clothes that protect you from the wind. The feeling of cold, besides being unpleasant, is a great accelerator of seasickness.
3. Focus on the horizon
Don’t look at the boat’s movements or its wake to avoid getting dizzy.
4. Eat and drink before and during the trip
It is important to be in the right frame of mind before setting out to sea. Contrary to what you might think, you should have eaten well (but not too heavily) and avoid foods that are too sweet or acidic. Remember to stay well hydrated and avoid alcohol, which can make things worse.
5. Be active
It is important to stay active. Find as many things as possible to distract yourself from the fact that you are prone to seasickness. You are more likely to get seasick when you are sailing, so take advantage of your experience to forget about nausea and discover new horizons by hiring a boat or going on an amazing excursion where you might see dolphins and whales.
6. Stand in the middle of the boat
This is the place where the boat moves the least. You should also avoid entering the cabin, which is too closed and can also lead to seasickness.
7. Consider over-the-counter medication
You will see that with our tips you will enjoy your boat trips as much as they do on the magnificent luxury yacht Belduca!