These 9 Tips and Tricks Prevent Motion Sickness on a Plane

Motion sickness is a horrible feeling that can quite literally put a damper on your trip before it ever really begins. I've had my fair share of it in cars and on buses, but apparently one in every three individuals experiences motion sickness in the car, which has similar symptoms to motion sickness on a plane. Perhaps the simplest way to explain the cause of any form of this condition is that it occurs when your senses have "mixed signals." Your brain gets confused, and that's when you begin to feel nauseated, have chills, experience dizziness, or sometimes even vomit.

This sensory overload is not comfortable, which is why it's good news that there are simple hacks—like where to sit in flight or what to focus on—that will prevent or alleviate the condition. And surprisingly enough, sitting in first class is not necessarily where you want to be to avoid turbulence. If you've ever experienced motion sickness on a plane (or know someone who has), keep reading to see the preventative tips and tricks resident jet-setters follow and use.