Almost every liveaboard couple or sailing family I’ve met has routinely experienced seasickness. In some cases, I know of cruising couples that both struggle even though they spent time preparing for seasickness.
This guide is for you if you suffer from seasickness and are interested in your options. It will also provide assistance to those who are helping a person that has become seasick.
The objectives of this Surviving Seasickness guide are to:
- explain how to prepare for someone getting seasick – It’s going to happen!
- help you and your crew/guests understand the symptoms of seasickness so measures can be taken to mitigate effects
- highlight ways that seasickness can be prevented or stalled
- list several remedies available that can be instigated before or during a seasickness episode
- get a feel for what kind of products are available in relation to seasickness remedies
Being a serious seasickness sufferer myself I’ve read every possible book, guide, and blog about the topic! Some guides provide all the possible theories about why seasickness happens and others list 101 ways to avoid it. Neither is very helpful. This guide is quick, hard-hitting, and provides easy solutions.
Seasickness is going to happen so be prepared for it!
Excerpts from the Surviving Seasickness guide
Preparing for seasickness
Have close to hand a bucket, tissues/wipes, saltine crackers, and water. Buckets are better than plastic bags. With a bucket, you can throw the contents into the sea. With a bag, you’ll have to wait until you return to land to property discard it. Having a smelly puke bag around is not nice and furthermore, if others smell it, they might get sick too! …plus 3 more
Prevention of seasickness
Consider preparing something to have on hand that helps your brain to focus on something other than getting seasick like reading a book, knitting, make a macramé bracelet, doing a crossword, etc. I cannot read a book in a car, but I can definitely read a book on the boat. It took me two to three years to figure that out! I often find a thriller or something captivating that allows me to get into a reading ‘zone’ and prevents me from feeling ill…plus 16 more
What to do if seasickness has set in
If seasickness has set in, to alleviate symptoms, rest your head on the boat so that your head is moving with the boat while looking out into the horizon. Try completely flat along with the cockpit seat or even on the floor…plus 8 more suggestions plus several suggestions on how to help someone that has become seasick
Consider the cost of feeling miserable or having a guest/crew member feel miserable (when it can be avoided)…and then consider the cost of this guide.
If you had to choose between the two, which would you prefer? Puke in the cockpit or less than $11 in your pocket?
As with all my guides, if you don’t find that the information provided in the Surviving Seasickness guide is valuable, I will happily refund your money. No questions asked.
Total pages: 18 US Letter pages.
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