Glasses that help those who get seasick in the car really work?

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The model has the proposal to avoid the symptoms of motion sickness during car trips. Understand if the glasses really are effective!

Do you feel nauseous or dizzy during a car ride? The problem, known as motion sickness, occurs due to distorted information from the sensors after movement is stimulated, which causes symptoms such as nausea, malaise and pallor.

With that, many people look for alternatives to circumvent these complications when they hit the road – among them, a model of glasses that promises to block symptoms during travel.

How it works?

Created in the 2000s and sold by Citroën, the glasses were developed with the aim of significantly reducing nausea. According to the developers, this happens due to its format, which has four circular rings – two in front and two on each side.

The instructions state that it should be used as soon as the first signs of nausea appear, leaving it on the face for about ten minutes.

The edges of the rings are filled with liquid, which can be blue or red. As the vehicle moves, the liquids also move, which, theoretically, would create a type of “artificial horizon” in the field of vision, causing a balance of the sensors and decreasing the brain’s response when presenting the symptoms of motion sickness.

Is it really effective?

There is no scientific evidence or in-depth studies on the effectiveness of glasses. According to ophthalmologist Paulo Schor, the proposal for a virtual horizon is not known to make a difference in the level of nausea among people.

“Sickness is a very personal thing and, from time to time, we are biased to be able to feel or stop feeling [enjoo] depending on what we are doing. Some people, for example, when riding a boat, hold a rope as if they were sailing the boat and no longer feel seasickness”, says the expert.

There are also those who feel less uncomfortable when sitting in the front of the vehicle or at the steering wheel. Overall, the best way to deal with car sickness is to understand what works for your body and take action. Preventive measureslike keeping your body cool and not looking out the window while the vehicle is moving.

Still according to Paulo, for those who prefer to look for medication alternatives, it is possible to find different medicines that help to alleviate nausea and discomfort. While some cause drowsiness or prevent it from happening, others act on the central nervous system. “They are all medicines that slightly reduce your linear motion sickness”, says the specialist.

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