Motion Sickness. AHF 2203 Puan Rosdalila Roslan. Overview. Motion sickness is a very common disturbance of the inner ear that is caused by repeated motion such as from the swell of the sea, the movement of a car, the motion of a plane in turbulent air, etc. .
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The symptoms of motion sickness include:
Other common signs are sweating and a general feeling of discomfort and not feeling well.
The goal of cognitive behavioral therapy is to lessen the anxiety that some people have just thinking about movement or motion sickness. During this therapy, people are exposed to a situation that causes motion sickness (such as a tilting, rotating chair) in a slow fashion until they experience some symptoms of motion sickness, but not until the symptoms become overwhelming. As they tolerate the movement more, they build confidence, reducing their anxiety.
Those who took slow, deep breaths had a significant reduction in symptoms of motion sickness compared to those who breathed normally or counted their breaths. Involuntary rapid and shallow breathing often exacerbates symptoms of motion sickness. While it makes sense that slow, deliberate breathing would help reduce anxiety associated with motion sickness.
Common risk factors for motion sickness: