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This new sea sickness device looks awful...

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The built-in horizon supposedly prevents sea sickness. My god, they look awful.

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Re: This new sea sickness device looks awful...

I bought one of those for my Wife. She won’t even try it on. And she has tried everything else.
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Re: This new sea sickness device looks awful...

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I bought one of those for my Wife. She won’t even try it on. And she has tried everything else.

Your wife should come for a sail with me.

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Re: This new sea sickness device looks awful...

Ryan and Sophie Sailing (YT) she has a mal de mer problem and they tried a pair of these a couple of months ago. The conclusion was that they work about as well as they look.

Folks just refuse to believe, the electric relief bands (FDA approved against morning sickness) have been proven to work, when used properly. And scop, or the NASA cocktail, and other meds found highly effective by many folks.

Although I keep hearing that hugging an oak tree works best.
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Re: This new sea sickness device looks awful...

I'm getting a little queasy looking at the still picture of people wearing them, I think they'd make me hurl if I looked at people who were wearing them on a boat.

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Folks just refuse to believe, the electric relief bands (FDA approved against morning sickness) have been proven to work, when used properly. And scop, or the NASA cocktail, and other meds found highly effective by many folks.

Tell me more. I’ve been using child Dramamine for my son, but it often ruins the day, since it makes him very tired. Each time I try skipping it, he gets sick. Not just “dad, I don’t feel so good” sick, often puking over the rail sick.

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I'm just trying to imagine wearing a pair of these on a boat full of hard-core racers.
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Re: This new sea sickness device looks awful...

It seems these are supposed to simulate the horizon, if you can’t see it, and resolve the inner ear - eyeball perception conflict. The cheaper way is to go look at the bloody horizon. Plus, you look salty gazing at the horizon. You look like an idiot in those glasses.

I understand studies have shown this physiological conflict is not the only precipitant of mal de mer anyway.
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Re: This new sea sickness device looks awful...

Arguably the folks who have the most to risk with motion sickness are NASA. You can't just give an astronaut a barf bag and say "take ten" or "take a nap". So they screen for motion sickness and have done extensive research on how to prevent or mitigate it. And even then, last I'd heard, they can't find anything that works more than 1/3 of the time on 1/3 of the sufferers. They have found ginger has a working effect on the body (by opening up capillaries and increasing oxygenation) and they've got their rx-only cocktail, which was revised maybe a decade ago, but "go hug a tree" still seems to be the only real cure anyone has found 100% effective.

Maybe Elon needs to get into pharmaceuticals...
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Re: This new sea sickness device looks awful...

hellosailor, any info on that "NASA Cocktail"? You say its RX only and I'd like to ask my doc to prescribe some.

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