Karimunjawa is an archipelago in the middle of the Java Sea. One of the ways to get to Karimunjawa Island is to use ship transportation. As we all know, traveling by sea is not as easy as traveling by land. Many people do not dare to travel by sea. The reasons are various, some cannot swim and are afraid to drown, some are worried about getting seasick during the trip.
On the way to the island of Karimunjawa, indeed we are required to take a ship as a transportation that is quite cheap and easy, besides maybe being able to use an alternative to take an airplane. However, because the cost is cheaper, many people choose to use ships. If you do have a tendency to often feel dizzy while driving, you can be sure to get seasick if you get on a ship. A 2 hour trip by fast boat from Jepara, and 5 hours by ferry, is something that lazy people can take a vacation to Karimunjawa. Moreover, if you have nausea and dizziness while driving, this must be very uncomfortable.
Symptoms of Seasickness
A number of factors can contribute to seasickness. Seasickness usually begins with feeling dizzy and nauseous. Seasickness can occur because of a conflict between the senses in the human body. The fluid-filled canal in the ear, the part that controls the sense of balance, will tell the brain that the body is moving. Meanwhile, if the sense of sight of the eye that looks around tells the brain that there is no movement, then conflict will occur.
The conflict between the two senses will cause the body to become unbalanced and affect the digestive system of our body. While some people can tolerate this sense of imbalance, for others, it can be very excruciating and uncomfortable. Therefore, the way of prevention for each person can be different, depending on each body itself.
Here are some tips to avoid seasickness:
1. Try to get enough rest before going on a long trip, because being tired and tired can make a person more susceptible to seasickness.
2. Try to be able to get up early when going to travel, so that there can be more time to eat leisurely and give our stomach time to digest food properly.
3. Consuming enough water before the trip is very good to avoid dehydration. Keeping the body neutral can keep us from getting seasick, besides that try not to consume alcohol and coffee because they can cause dehydration and dry throat.
4. Try to consume ginger 12-24 hours before going on a long trip. Consuming ginger can be done by making a warm drink with a mixture of ground ginger, or the layman term drinking ginger wedang. Or if you really want to, snacking on raw ginger a few hours before the trip can also help with nausea and dizziness from seasickness.
5. Do not let our stomach empty or too full. An empty stomach can cause dizziness, while a full stomach can cause the urge to defecate. Eat and drink in moderation to reduce seasickness.
6. Try to be able to sit on the middle row bench, and as much as possible avoid the back seat. Don’t see the splash of the former ship’s waves that are usually behind and to the side of the ship. Look out of the ship looking out at the horizontal end of the sea,
7. If you start to feel dizzy and nauseous, try standing up or walking around. Also try not to sit or look down, because it can make the condition of the body worse.
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