Getting car sick is unpleasant, but also very avoidable

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Monday, December 31st, 2018 at 2:07 pm
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Best ways to avoid motion sickness in a vehicle

Modern automobiles are able to get ahead of so many problems. There are apps to help you avoid traffic jams and a lot of vehicles will even tell you when it’s time to schedule a service appointment. But when it comes to making sure a driver and his or her passengers are feeling ok, technology hasn’t quite kept up with automotive technology. The best ways to avoid motion sickness in a vehicle involve making some choices before and after someone gets in a vehicle. We surveyed some of the experts working in the Gwatney Mazda of Germantown to find out how they avoid getting car sick.

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Watch your diet – Most people already know which foods will give them an unhappy stomach. It may seem obvious but avoiding these foods will make any ride much more pleasant. However, you should avoid heavy, spicy and fatty foods – each of these can exacerbate motion sickness.

Call Shotgun – People who struggle with motion sickness should in the front seat. If you’re taking a train, avoid rear-facing seats and in airplanes, sitting in the middle of the plane over the wings will provide as stable of a ride as possible.

Put it down – Reading is a great way to exercise your mind and pass the time, but it can also cause motion sickness. This a great time to download some podcasts or listen to music on a smartphone.

Air it out – If the weather cooperates, keeping a window open or having the ventilation system pump fresh air into the passenger cabin will help keep motion sickness at bay.

Ask your doctor – There are several over-the-counter medications that can help you avoid getting car sick. Kids may be especially prone to getting car sick. Consult your pediatrician for more details.

Make an appointment with a Gwatney Mazda of Germantown product expert today if you’d like to learn more about what the current Mazda lineup of hatchbacks, sedans and crossover SUVs has to offer.

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