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Talking swaying motion won't go away on land!!!

i'm new to sailing, and have been spending hours everyday on the boat. slept on it as well. the problem is, when i am home, hours later i still feel like i'm on the boat, even as i sit here typing this i feel as though eveything is rocking. i'll go to bed and shut my eyes and it still is rocking. this has been happening everyday for the last week. not so much side to side as forward to back!!!! maybe kitty corner!! i have heard of this land thing but not this constant. it's not making me off balance or anything like that, it's just weird, please how do i stop the rocking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!haha.......................t ara
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Tara, welcome to the wacky world of sailing. This phenomenon which we call "motion" will come and go. It can be quite disconcerting and even embarassing. My first recollection of it was, also as newbies, having spent the night at anchor in a choppy bay then going to a restaurant for breakfast. Walking through the restaurant I stumbled into a pillar like some kind of drunk (at 7 a.m.!)
For me it seems pronounced in confined places like the shower, and is worse after rough seas or extended time aboard. It does get less frequent with experience, but never really totally goes away.
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I agree with 'faster', and yes, Welcome! To avoid the feeling, stay on the boat and have more fun.

Now you can understand that when you see a whole bunch of sailors swaggering along the road, they may not actually be drunk! (But they probably are )

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I third the motion

The rocking motion, that is!!!!!!!

My wife and I both rock for hours, sometimes days after sailing. You'll get used to it.
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I agree with one of the previous comments. Just stay on the boat!!!!!!

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tara, feels good isn't it? welcome to world of sailing.
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Been doing this for a long time, still get the Land Motion!
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I've heard it referred to as "stillness illness." I always enjoyed that feeling, makes me feel like I'm still on the boat
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I just love that feeling, especially after first hitting land after days at sea. However, if it dosen't go away after a couple days, you may already know that vertigo could be a symptom of some other underlying medical disorder.

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Tara, I just moved onto my house boat last week and have been having the exact same problem. When I sit down at work, I feel like I should catch my computer because I swear the building is rocking back and forth! For me it is worse in the morning and then goes away by the end of the day. Then, I repeat the cycle since I sleep on the boat every night.

I suppose I will adjust, but for now, I just enjoy feeling like I must have downed a few drinks before I got to work!!!


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