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Are you worried about motion sickness ruining your vacation? Our readers share their best sea bands reviews and suggestions for other anti-nausea products and remedies!
Best Sea Bands
Travel Fashion Girl help! A reader asks:
What are your experiences with sea bands? Wondering if they will help mild sea sickness (queasiness, no vomiting).
If you know that you are prone to suffering from motion sickness, or if you are traveling by boat, consider adding motion sickness medicine to your toiletries packing list. You never know how seasickness will affect you.
There is nothing worse than being sick when stuck on a cruise or boat, especially for days when you are sailing for an extended period of time. Read to learn tips on how to be prepared so that you don’t spend days in bed with seasickness.
Here are some suggestions on the best sea bands for travel:
- Sea-Band Acupressure Wrist Bands
- Queasy Beads Motion Sickness Bracelets
- Reliefband for Motion Sickness
- MQ Motion Sickness Patch
- Bonine Motion Sickness Relief Chewable Tablets
- Next Organics Dried Crystallized Ginger
Please Note: Please consult your doctor before using any new supplements or medication! Also, if your symptoms persist, then make sure you seek medical advice.
Using Sea Bands
Our readers swear by sea bands when traveling on a cruise to avoid sea sickness. One reader says, “I used them on our cruise when the seas got rough. I was the only one in our party who did not get sick.”
Sea bands are great if you suffer from motion sickness caused by waves. Several of our female explorers also like to use sea bands when traveling on planes, ferries, and in the car.
One reader swears by them. “I get travel sickness when I go by car, boat, bus, train, and plane, and my band works brilliantly.”
Another reader says, “I have used them for about 20 years and feel like they work great for me. I have never used them on a cruise, but I use them on planes, ferries, and when traveling by car.” Sea bands are a fantastic solution for solving motion sickness by all travel methods, not just on a cruise!
Sea bands are also commonly used by our readers who suffer from nausea throughout pregnancy. Several readers share how they “used them for morning sickness when pregnant, seemed to ease the nausea.”
I also use sea bands when traveling by car to prevent sickness and also for short (non-choppy) boat rides. For the price, it’s worth a try!
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How Do Sea Bands Work?
A sea band is a drug-free alternative treatment for the treatment of motion sickness.The band has a plastic stud attached to the inside of the wrist band. The stud exerts pressure and stimulates the acupressure point (or the Nei-Kuan point) on your wrist.
Research has proven that pressure on this point relieves nausea and vomiting, therefore reducing the symptoms of motion sickness. You should wear your sea band as a preventative measure before the onset of nausea, but you could also put it on once you start to feel poorly.
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Our Readers’ Sea Band Reviews
Sea-Band Acupressure Wrist Bands
The Sea-Band is designed to provide natural, drug-free nausea relief through acupressure. You can throw the band in the wash and reuse it. Put your band on your wrist before you start traveling or once you start feeling ill. Relief should begin as quickly as five minutes.
One reader says, “I am extremely sensitive to motion. I wore them on a seven-day cruise and for the first time didn’t feel sick at all, even when the seas were rough. Then I realized I could try them in the car while traveling so that I could read or work, and they worked! Without sea bands, I can’t even look down at my phone for three minutes without feeling like I’m going to throw up, but with sea bands, I am completely fine.”
Queasy Beads Motion Sickness Bracelets
Queasy Beads bracelets work the same way as a sea band, by applying acupressure to your wrist, but in a fashionable alternative. Each bracelet is custom designed to fit your individual wrist size for maximum results.
You get to choose the color of your beads from red, blue, green, purple, and silver. This perfect travel accessory prevents motion sickness and is an awesome finishing touch to your outfit.
One reader shares how she uses her Queasy Beads bracelet whenever she travels on a cruise. “They are a more stylish option and work the same way as sea bands.”
Another reader says she prefers the bracelet because “it is so much more stylish; the sea bands are quite ugly.”
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Reliefband for Motion Sickness
The Reliefband is a drug-free therapy that can be turned on and off when required. It is a reusable therapeutic device in which you change the battery when needed. It works by altering your nerve activity through targeted delivery of gentle pulses to the underside of your wrist.
One reader recommends using a Reliefband. “These are expensive, but I would highly recommend them. I have been using mine for over eight years, and I get sickness from everything that involves motion. The Reliefband completely does away with any feeling of motion sickness. I can’t tell you how much this has changed my life.”
It’s a more expensive option, but definitely worth the investment if you frequently suffer from motion sickness!
Other Essentials for Traveling with Sea Sickness
There are other alternatives to sea bands if you suffer from seasickness or for those days when the sea is particularly rough.
MQ Motion Sickness Patch
The MQ Motion Sickness Patch is a natural herb treatment that you attach 10 minutes before travel. One reader says, “I always travel with seasickness patches. Each one lasts three days, so you only need to pack a couple of them.”
Another reader uses sea band “when it’s not too rough. But if I’m in really rough water, I need a patch to prevent seasickness.” Another reader says, “I prefer to use patches, and they are a life-changer for me.”
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Bonine Motion Sickness Relief Chewable Tablets
You can avoid suffering from motion sicknesses with motion sickness pills. You must take these pills one hour before getting on a boat or in a car for them to work. THEY WILL NOT work once you feel sick.
One reader says, “Sea bands work for me except on a particularly rough day, when I have to take motion sickness tablets as well.”
Several readers recommend Bonine Motion Sickness Tablets because “it is less drowsy causing form of Dramamine.”
One reader uses a sea band and Bonine before traveling on a road trip and “both together (are) magical!”
Remember always to speak to your doctor before taking new medication!
Next Organics Dried Crystallized Ginger
Several of our readers recommend using ginger-based products as a prevention method for motion sickness.
One reader says, “Nibbling some crystallized ginger or sipping ginger tea works for me. I make sure to always pack some when I travel on a cruise.”
Another reader says she “found ginger candy to be more effective.”
Here’s a quick summary on the best sea bands and other essentials for traveling with sea sickness:
|BRAND / MODEL||FEATURES||RATING||PRICE|
|Sea-Band Wristband Natural Nausea Relief||“I am extremely sensitive to motion. I wore them on a seven-day cruise and for the first time didn’t feel sick at all, even when the seas were rough."||Check Price|
|Queasy Beads Stylish Motion Sickness Bracelets||“They are a more stylish option and work the same way as sea bands.”||Check Price|
|Reliefband 1.5 for Motion & Morning Sickness||“These are expensive, but I would highly recommend them. I have been using mine for over eight years, and I get sickness from everything that involves motion. The Reliefband completely does away with any feeling of motion sickness. I can’t tell you how much this has changed my life.”||Check Price|
|MQ® Motion Sickness Patch||"When it’s not too rough. But if I’m in really rough water, I need a patch to prevent seasickness.”||Check Price|
|Bonine Motion Sickness Relief Chewable Tablets||“Sea bands work for me except on a particularly rough day, when I have to take motion sickness tablets as well.”||Check Price|
|Next Organics Dried Crystallized Ginger||Nibbling some crystallized ginger or sipping ginger tea works for me. I make sure to always pack some when I travel on a cruise.”||Check Price|
What do you recommend for traveling with motion sickness? Share in the comments below!
For more packing tips and ideas, please read:
- First Time Cruise Tips: What to Pack
- Most Commonly Forgotten Items When Traveling
- Top Travel Necessities
- What to Pack for a Cruise Vacation
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