Health on a yacht
The main problem that face beginners on board of a yacht is sea sickness. In fact, this ailment is not so terrible and dangerous as it is described. The main thing is to overcome it possibly, especially if there is a great desire for sea adventures.
Sea sickness and its symptoms
Almost every person on board can have an upset of the vestibular apparatus right at the pick of navigation. The main symptoms of the disease are nausea, dizziness and excessive sweating. Certainly to determine the presence of seasickness, before going out to sea is impossible. But there are some medical observations about if a person safely endures long-term car trips, then he is prone to suffering on board. Sea sickness can be considered as an adaptation period to sailing.
How to improve your condition on board
It is very easy to defeat the seasickness. The main thing is the right attitude. Daily stay on board a yacht, before traveling, will train the vestibular apparatus. In another case, if the symptoms began to appear already far from a shore, you need to try to occupy yourself with something to distract from the disgusting sensations. Reading, drawing, games on the smartphone are absolutely not suitable. They will only intensify the nausea and dizziness. You can try to occupy yourself with a closer acquaintance with a boat. Even the most senseless activities can distract from the thoughts causing attacks of nausea.
Anyone who begins to feel the symptoms of the disease, try to hide in the cabin. This is absolutely not the right action, which only worsen the condition. It is best to lie in the middle of the deck with your eyes closed. If you do not lie down, you can fight standing up. In such cases, it is necessary to concentrate on the horizon of the sea and think about something distant.
It is not recommended to go sailing on an empty stomach as well as with a stuffed stomach full of fatty foods. Before sailing, take light meals in small portions, drink water only.
Sea sickness and children
The method of fighting with children’s seasickness is the same as with adults. Childre tolerate much easier unpleasant symptoms on board. A child can be reconfigured to positive feelings by psychological methods. For example, to take active or developing games, give the child a candy and convince him that it is a medicine. Most likely, that the baby will soon become better.
You can treat seascickness with suppressive drugs. Good medicines is natural ginger. From Croatian manufacturer, there is a famous medicine – Dmengitrinate. The drug facilitates bouts of nausea and dizziness. A side effect, may be drowsiness. A tablet should be taken a couple of hours before sailing.
The best place for sailing
The Adriatic Sea of Croatia is an ideal place for those who first get acquainted with yachting. The sea in this country is very calm and all routes are planned with exits to the coastline of passing islands. Suffering from rocking, sailing yachts of medium size are most suitable. On such vessels symptoms are less pronounced. According to statistics, people who go to sea for the second time do not remember about seasickness at all.