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How to not get travel sickness

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“Don’t stop movin’,” sang S Club 7 in 2001. Clearly, they never suffered from travel sickness, but many of us do. Virginia Graham, psychotherapist at Clinical-partners.co.uk, offers her tips on combating it.

“In a car, make sure you sit in the front and face the direction you are travelling. Reading is a no-no, but I’d recommend audiobooks or music to distract you.

“For plane journeys, make sure you’re well-hydrated. Drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol, which will give you a headache. If possible, don’t eat during the flight either. Your body is already working hard to adjust to the cabin pressure, you don’t want to add the extra strain of digesting.

“On a long-haul flight, a mild sleeping pill, such as Melatonin, is no bad thing. Finally, it helps if you sit next to someone who’s a calm flier, and don’t hesitate to tell them if you feel bad — it will only make it worse if you’re trying to hide it.”

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