Imagine a road trip in a beautiful landscape. You sit in the back seat and start looking out the window to admire the view. However, when you realize that the environment is moving, your hands begin to sweat, your mouth is full of saliva, and you feel dizzy. This could also have happened while watching a movie with multiple camera turns and sudden scene transitions. If this has already happened, you may have a condition called motion sicknessAnd I will explain what it is.

Before we talk about the situation, let’s take a look at how our body knows whether we are moving or standing still.

We are used to thinking about the five senses in the body: touch, smell, taste, sight and hearing. But the ear, for example, is not solely responsible for the act of hearing. Inside we have the vestibular system, which is made up of structures that help us know whether we are upright, tilted, or upside down. When we move, this system helps our balance, sends information about our position.

In motion sickness or motion sickness, the brain has difficulty processing and combining the information it receives from the eyes that see the moving images and from the vestibular system, which indicates that our body is stationary. Due to conflicting information, the brain triggers feelings of restlessness.

Although uncomfortable, the condition can be alleviated with physical exercise. According to José Carlos Farah, professor at the Center for Sports Practice at the University of São Paulo (USP), “there is a consensus among medical professionals that repetitive exercises for rehabilitation of this system, called the vestibular, promote an acclimation mechanism. […] this leads to improvement”, he explained in an interview with Rádio USP.

Other ways to alleviate symptoms are prophylactic care, for example: sitting in the front seat in cars and buses, not reading while traveling, closing the window when traveling by plane, and even trying to distract yourself with music.

If you experience these signs and symptoms, it is important to seek medical attention to be diagnosed.

Source: Tec Mundo

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I am Bret Jackson, a professional journalist and author for Gadget Onus, where I specialize in writing about the gaming industry. With over 6 years of experience in my field, I have built up an extensive portfolio that ranges from reviews to interviews with top figures within the industry. My work has been featured on various news sites, providing readers with insightful analysis regarding the current state of gaming culture.


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