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You Will Need
- Motion sickness medication
- A seat at the front
- Pressure point bracelets
- Prescription motion sickness patches
Take motion sickness medication
Take an over-the-counter motion sickness medication, like Dramamine, at least an hour before you begin going on rides. But don’t take anything if you’re going to be behind the wheel, as these meds can cause drowsiness.
Take some ginger
If you want a natural remedy, take a capsule or two of powdered ginger, available at health stores. Studies have shown ginger is effective in combating motion sickness.
Sip water throughout the day. Being dehydrated increases your risk of ride-induced nausea and headaches.
Don’t stuff yourself
Resist the urge to stuff yourself. Getting on a ride with a belly full of funnel cakes and corn dogs is just asking for it.
Sit in the front
If you have a choice, always sit in the front of the ride. Your chances of getting nauseous are higher in the back.
Avoid multiple motion
Avoid rides with multiple motions. Sitting in a cup that is twirling, tilting, rising, and descending—all while moving counterclockwise—is a recipe for disaster.
Try pressure point bracelets
Try wearing pressure point bracelets; some people find them very effective. They’re available at drugstores.