What should you do if you get travel sickness on the bus?

  • August 22, 2023
What should you do if you get travel sickness on the bus?

If you feel sick while traveling by bus, there are some tips that can help you alleviate the condition and make your trip more comfortable:

  1. First of all, try to find a seat where you will experience less traffic. Typically, window seats or front row seats can reduce the impact of traffic and contribute to a sense of stability.
  2. Additionally, pay attention to your position. Avoid tilting your head or back as this can increase the sensation of motion sickness. Instead, try to keep your head upright and look at the horizon. By fixating your eyes on static objects in the distance, you can reduce the feeling of motion.
  3. Breathe evenly and deeply. Proper breathing can help you calm down and focus. Avoid shallow or rapid breathing, as this can make you feel more unwell.
  4. If possible, try to distract yourself from your feelings. Listen to music, talk to passengers, or focus on something positive. Mental distraction can help you forget about motion sickness.
  5. If you still feel unwell, try closing your eyes and focusing on deep breathing. Visualize yourself in a place where you feel comfortable and stable. This can help calm you down and reduce the symptoms of motion sickness

The main thing is not to forget that if you know you are going to get travel sickness, you need to prepare in advance, especially during long trips. After all, if you do nothing and hope that this time it will pass, you risk ruining the trip not only for yourself, but also for everyone traveling with you.

What to do if you get seasick on the bus

How can I avoid travel sickness?

To avoid getting motion sickness on the bus before boarding, you can try the following tips:

  1. Choose the front rows. Sitting in the front rows will give you less movement, as there is usually less swaying and wobbling.
  2. Ensure adequate ventilation. Airflow can help you feel better. Open a vent or sit near an open window to get more fresh air.
  3. Avoid strong odors. Avoiding exposure to strong odors, such as perfume, fragrances, or food smells, can help prevent nausea.
  4. Refrain from reading or using mobile devices. The visual stimulation of reading or looking at a mobile screen can increase the feeling of motion sickness. It is better to focus on static objects around you.
  5. Certain medications, such as anti-sickness pills or chewable tablets, can provide some level of protection against sickness.
  6. Avoid heavy meals before traveling. Heavy foods can cause more discomfort during your trip. Try to avoid heavy and greasy meals before you travel.
  7. Use aids. Medical devices, such as special bracelets or patches, can help control the bloating by applying pressure to specific points on the body. It is best to talk to your doctor about this. 

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What should I do if the motion sickness becomes too intense?

If, despite your preparation and caution, you already feel getting sick, you need to act quickly. Here are some tips that can help you:

  1. Do not look out the window or at the phone screen. Try to focus your eyes on a fixed point. For example, on the back of the seat in front of you.
  2. Drink water in small sips. But not too much, just a few sips.
  3. If you have mint gum or candy, you can use it. Peppermint is quite effective in relieving the feeling of motion sickness and nausea.
  4. Breathe deeply and often, this can also help.
  5. If none of the above helps you, ask the driver to stop the bus and get some air, walk around and stretch your legs. The driver and passengers may not like it, but it's better than dealing with the consequences of your motion sickness..

Please note that each person may have an individual reaction to travel sickness, so you may need to experiment and find the methods that work best for you.


Elena Chernenko

Elena Chernenko

Elena is a recognized expert in the bus transportation industry. With a deep understanding of the industry and a wealth of experience, Elena has earned a reputation for reliability working with both large carriers and private companies. Her expertise includes route planning, safety analysis and efficiency of transportation solutions.

In her blog, Elena offers professional advice, reviews current market trends and shares her experience to help readers better understand the world of bus transportation.

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