Easy Train Travel: Vertigo Prevention Techniques

Are you someone who loves the thrill of train travel? Do you look forward to indulging in luxury train tours at least once a year? Are you a train travel enthusiast who suffers from vertigo? If you are, the thought of experiencing vertigo and motion sickness during train rides causes you to hesitate to book that train tour again. Did you ever have to cancel your travel plans because train rides are no longer as comfortable as before? Trains, like cars, boats, and planes, can also cause motion sickness. 

Commuter trains have frequent stops and a rocking motion that can exacerbate the symptoms. Double-decker trains offer breathtaking views, but their tendency to sway can also lead to discomfort. Even the high-speed bullet trains, known for their smoother rides, may not be completely free from triggers that cause motion sickness and vertigo. 

Do you suffer from dizzy spells every time you take a train ride? Are you tired of missing out on exciting train adventures because of your symptoms? Springtime is an excellent opportunity for train travel, but sadly, for people suffering from vertigo, train travel can be a daunting experience. 

Dizziness, lightheadedness, and nausea can make even the simplest train journey feel like a merry-go-round gone wrong. Can chiropractors help vertigo? If your symptoms stem from an issue with bone alignment, they can help you! With proper care, you can make it a comfortable and enjoyable journey. Eventually, you can confidently embark on your next train ride adventure. Below are some tips to help you prevent and manage vertigo symptoms during train rides.

  1. Choose the right seat

Most trains now can let you choose your desired seat in advance. When booking your train ticket, choose a seat in the middle of the car, as this area experiences less motion. Opt for a seat that faces the direction of travel as it reduces the sensation of movement. If it's a double-decker train, consider sitting on the lower level, which is more stable. You can also apply these tips if the train you chose is not accepting seat reservations.

  1. Prepare for the journey

If you have go-to vertigo remedies, such as essential oils or medications, pack and take some with you to help alleviate vertigo symptoms when needed. Avoid alcohol or caffeine before and during the journey, and wear comfortable clothing. You can bring items that can help you relax, such as a neck pillow, headphones, or a good book.

  1. Look across the window instead of out

If you're on a window seat, try looking across it instead of directly out the window. When traveling at high speeds, the scenery can become a blur, confusing your senses. Instead, try to focus your gaze forward along the side of the train towards the horizon. This will help bring the movement you see in line with your feelings, reducing the likelihood of vertigo symptoms.

  1. Get Some Fresh Air

If you're traveling on a commuter train, consider sitting near the door to allow fresh air to circulate each time the train stops to let passengers on and off. If opening windows is allowed, use them periodically to keep fresh air coming in. Good air circulation can help reduce feelings of nausea and discomfort.

  1. Stay Seated

During your travel, make sure you remain in your seat as much as possible, and if you need to move, try to do so when the train is stopped or traveling at a slower rate on flat terrain. However, avoid moving, standing, and walking through the train car when in motion, as this can increase feelings of unsteadiness. In addition, moving around on a train can worsen your vertigo symptoms.

Can chiropractors help vertigo?

Upper Cervical Chiropractors can help alleviate vertigo symptoms by addressing misalignments in the upper cervical spine. Misalignments in this area can lead to issues with the inner ear and the nervous system, which can cause vertigo symptoms. Upper Cervical Chiropractic care can help identify and correct these misalignments, leading to lasting relief from vertigo symptoms. 

If you are planning a trip and are prone to vertigo, it's a good idea to visit your Upper Cervical Chiropractor again to ensure that your body is prepared for travel. This way, you are sure you've covered all bases and have prepared enough to make your travel as comfortable as possible.

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