You guys are killing me!! LOL! I do not feel old, well, let me rephrase that, I do not feel old often. Only my 8 year old daughter and her girlfriends call me old...maybe they are right...or half right.
Of course it has something to do with age!
Why do old people fall over?
I am amazed so few sailors have one iota of knowledge about seasickness except some drug they can shove down their throats.
For someone who has never been seasick there are also some other age related things you probably won't find on Google.
30 years ago you were fit. Now you are probably on some medication... perhaps a statin. The side effects of these powerful drugs can be quite serious for elderly people.
I actually hate to take any medication, and don't. I would prefer to remedy the cause than to treat the manifestation of the causes naturally. I have always had low blood pressure, and know that carnival rides that spin a lot will always make me sick, so I just avoid them.
I've wondered the same thing. At 67 I seem to get seasick (about once a year) where I never did before. I would like to find some research that addresses this question.
Me too, I have not found anything in terms of a study on age and seasickness, my wife is more susceptible to it more than I, so I would like to be able to help her out as well.
I don't know if age directly makes you more susceptible, but it may cause other changes that do. For example, do you wear glasses or contacts? Have you changed prescriptions or moved to multi-focal lenses?
I mostly do not get sea sickness. But I am very susceptible to "simulator/video game sickness", which is entirely a visual thing (false visual motion cues that don't match felt motion.) I've recently started getting mild air sickness on long flights. I suspect it's due to switching from straight (prescription) reading glasses to progressive lenses.
I do wear glasses, and have a new prescription with bi-focals now. I do have to admit that I now drink coffee where I did not previously. I have heard that coffee can make mal du mer more pronounced, or a possibility. I have never had to use any drugs for seasickness, but now I might have to give ginger a try. Mary Jane is not a possibility, although I have heard it works..
Does anyone have any other suggestions for something natural that I could try?? Personal experience is a plus..