Seasick? Follow The Science!

Once you’ve been seasick, the notion of stepping aboard any vessel makes your stomach clench and clammy sweat pop out on your forehead.

Yes, it’s that bad.

But the good news is, you don’t have to live with it — you can go back on the water. ReliefBand wards off the symptoms of mal de mer. You can now discover what it is that others find so charming about the sea. Or the lake, or the river!

But just for fun, and in case you find yourself without your ReliefBand when most you need it, we thought we’d poke around the Web to see what old salts recommend for nausea and the vomiting that usually follows.

(These are very old salts, and we don’t endorse or recommend any of these “cures” for seasickness, but we thought you’d enjoy reading about them, nonetheless.)

When stormy winds try to blow you over, old sailors say you should drink lime juice, and only lime juice, until the seas are calm again. We should warn you that this and so much of what follows is unproven, so take it all with a grain of salt.

Speaking of salt, many sailors won’t go to sea without Saltines. They say the crackers are perfect for the tummy when the waves are rolling.

Old tars also say to hop in a hammock. You won’t feel the side-to-side rolling, but you may still feel the up-and-down bits.

In the very old days, it was proposed that a tight girdle would hold your innards still, and not allow them to toss about as the ship itself tossed and pitched, thus preventing nausea.

One particularly old tome claims that drinking salt water will cure seasickness — a never-fail cure. This is not, repeat, not true, but we couldn’t resist including it.

An old salt recalling his first official voyage said his mates offered him cold, stewed tomatoes and crackers when he became seasick.

Basically, it comes down to this — talk to a sailor, get a home remedy for seasickness. Anything from wearing underwear three sizes too small, to aromatherapy, to eating dill pickles.

It’s all out there, waiting to be tried. But we recommend following the science of ReliefBand.

Better safe than sorry!

What People Are Saying About ReliefBand!

We love our ReliefBands. Several of us working here have suffered from motion sickness or morning sickness, VR sickness or vertigo — you get the idea — we’re talking nausea, frequently followed by vomiting.

We suffered, until we discovered ReliefBand.

Now, we could each tell you our story, but we thought it would be more fun to hear from people whose only connection to ReliefBand is that they purchased one and used it.

So, straight from Amazon reviews and our social media platforms, this is a small sampling of what people are saying about ReliefBand:


Ashley M:


FINALLY!!!!!!!! I have tried everything under the sun to combat my motion sickness: ginger pills, ear patches, essential oils. Dramamine works but I hate the drowsy side effects. To be clear my motion sickness is about the worst out of everyone I know. Five minute car rides and elevator trips can leave me a bit dizzy. I love amusement parks and it’s been a bit depressing to have to avoid the rides for fear of throwing up (which happened last time I rode a roller coaster). I was very hesitant to spend so much money on something that I wasn’t sure would work, but I was pretty desperate at this point. To really test this out I wore this to my most recent trip to Holiday World (amusement park). The drive was a little of an hour and I felt great! Even sitting in the backseat. I was able to look around and even look at my phone. Normally I stare out the window and never look side to side, it gets old. I started slow at the park, riding the Scrambler, a ride that normally makes me a little dizzy. No problems this time! Next I rode an upside down roller coaster. AMAZING! The real test came with the Turkey Whirl. I rode this before and it had me falling over sideways when I got off. I RODE THIS THREE TIMES IN A ROW!!! I was laughing and having so much fun! I literally feel like a completely changed person thanks to this device. I’m SO SO SO happy that I purchased this.

Dee FK:

I love really works!!!

Angalena S:

I rode in the back seat for 2 hours on a trip and for the first time I didn’t get car sick. This thing is so cool.

Tammy WF:

What a godsend for these little miracle bands. I used them during my pregnancy with twins …helped tremendously!!!

4 GM:

I have had my Relief Band for over 10 years and have used it to prevent motion sickness while flying and especially on a cruise where we encountered the fringes of a hurricane and seas were rough. I wore it all night and had no hint of sickness, whereas without it just the thought of motion made me sick. Extra batteries on hand ensure you won’t be without! Now I have Meniere’s Disease and wore it recently on a really bad day when I woke up dizzy and had to keep a doctor appointment 60 miles away. I could hardly stand but shortly after remembering I had this, and putting it on, I had no recurrence the remainder of the day. It truly works! I even keep a spare on hand–never want to be without!

Carolyn R:

Just returned from an Alaska fishing trip. Very rough water that definitely would have had us terribly ill. We didn’t have any nausea at all. These bands were miracle workers.

James H:

This is a miracle device. Over the past 20 years, I have tried everything to combat motion sickness. I tried ginger capsules and candies and Sea Bands, none of which worked. I tried meclizine, which only worked for a short time. And I tried scopolamine patches, which caused blurred vision and a terrible sore throat. Then I discovered this small wrist band. It just works. It feels a little funny when it’s on. And it causes some tiny amount of irritation on my wrist. But it practically ends my motion related nausea. It makes flights bearable. I travel extensively as part of my job, and I literally do no know how I would manage without Reliefband. The prior version was well worth it, even though it didn’t have a replaceable battery. But this version, with batteries available at every pharmacy, is even better.

We hope that you share your Reliefband story in the comment section. We want to hear from you!

College – The Other Packing List

It’s mid-August, and time to send your college kids back to school.

On the upside, no more piles of laundry, budget-busting grocery lists, or late-night rattlings around the house.

On the downside, well, there’s no denying the littles simply aren’t little anymore.

The school probably sent a packing list, or has one online. If not, there are about 598,367 such lists on the Web.

We’re offering up a list covering needed items that, once Junior is at school, make us go, “Oh, yeah! We forgot the . . . .”

Here we go:

Beach towels

Duct tape



Safety pins

Sleep mask


Bug spray – for spiders, roaches, ants

1-cup measuring cup

Wrinkle remover spray

Lap desk

ReliefBand – stops symptoms of morning or motion sickness

Chip clips




Command™ strips and hooks

Portable electronics charger

Spare pair of glasses

Power strips

What else should be on this list of stuff college kids need (not clothes, food, or school supplies, but other necessities)?

Ultimate Summer Road Trip Packing List

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It’s August! Time for that long road trip you’ve been planning all summer.

Getting the car ready is easy – check the oil and tire pressure, fill up any liquids that are low, and boom, you’re good to go.

Packing for the trip, well, that’s not so easy. So many things to consider. For instance, nobody wants to spend time in a laundromat. Cramming the clothes you’ll need into a suitcase or duffel bag is the way to go.

But how do you do it so that everything fits?

National Geographic did a little test. They compared folding vs. rolling, and rolling your clothes won! You get more space to add more stuff when you roll.

Keep in mind, you don’t have to pack a lot of clothes. Use travel-size stain removers for those splotchy bits that show.

Bring clothes that don’t show dirt easily and wear each piece multiple times, or at least until your companions start crying due to the stinky fumes in the car. Don’t forget shoes including closed-toe, flip-flops, and sandals.

Other stuff to bring:

Beach towels

Smaller hand towels

Wet wipes

First aid kit

Reliefbands for all who get carsick or experience other forms of motion sickness, or morning sickness, if one or more of you is pregnant


Chargers for each thing that needs charging including the car

Magic Tank — a product that you put in your tank when you’re running on fumes — Good Housekeeping swears by it

Blankets and pillows

Backpacks (small)

Ziploc bags — the bigger the better for packing electronics or wet things or any of 100 items

Larger plastic trash bags for wet or dirty clothes that can’t be worn another day

Grocery store bags for trash

Cooler, or maybe two — one for cold, one for nonrefrigerated snacks. The cooler keeps snacks from getting crushed

Case of water

Paper map/atlas – GPS isn’t always right, but between the two you’ll get where you’re supposed to go


Tissues, paper towels, toilet paper

Audiobooks/music/books/games and activities for the kids

Preloaded apps: Waze, Around Me, TripIt, Postagram, GasBuddy, HotelTonight, Instagram, Snapchat. Well, there are so many. Add your favs in the comments!

What else? What did we forget? Share your tips in the comments and let’s all have a great August!

Pre-Motion Sickness. Whaaat?

Do you feel nauseous just thinking about riding in the backseat of the car?

What about when you picture yourself standing on the deck of a boat on a rolling sea?

Don’t worry, that feeling is not uncommon!

If you have experienced motion sickness as a passenger in a car, or when you’ve been out on a boat, then you almost certainly have a memory of it.

It’s the memory of the motion sickness that causes what’s called “anticipatory nausea and vomiting.” All before you even get into a car or step onto a boat.

In other words, you get motion sickness before there’s any motion.

You can prevent this anticipatory nausea and vomiting in the same way that you do motion sickness:

Keep your eyes on the horizon

Allow fresh, cool air to gently blow in your face

Don’t read or watch a screen

Eat small, frequent meals, but nothing greasy

Stay hydrated

Wear a ReliefBand to stop symptoms before they start

How To Control Vertigo-Induced Nausea

Vertigo is when we feel like we’re spinning, or maybe it seems like we’re holding still but the environment around us is spinning.

We become dizzy and nauseous, and usually break out in a cold, clammy sweat.

There are many triggers to vertigo. If you experience it, you should mention it to your healthcare provider. There may be a medical reason for it and, possibly, a treatment.

If the cause of your vertigo is not treatable, then it usually comes down to managing symptoms of nausea and vomiting.

That’s where we come in. What you feel when you experience vertigo is a form of motion sickness, and ReliefBand helps to stop motion-related nausea and vomiting, including that associated with vertigo.

Motion Sickness

ReliefBand is now here in Ireland and the UK. This fantastic product is a drug free solution. Don't let motion sickness ruin your journey, choose ReliefBand.


Motion sickness can be a major difficulty for many people. ReliefBand has now arrived and is an excellent solution to this problem. ReliefBand is a wearable device that uses clinically proven technology.

Flying Is Fun!

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Your friends are going to the Bahamas for a long weekend and you want to go, too.

But, there’s a teeny problem. You get airsick as soon as a plane starts to move!

There are steps you can take to calm your nausea, and with any luck at all, avoid the barf bag.

Don’t drink alcohol the day before or during your flight. Do drink lots of water—staying hydrated is important.

Eat small, light meals throughout the day. Nothing greasy or spicy, and no big meals.

It helps to sit in a window seat and keep your gaze on the horizon. When you do that, then what your body feels and what you’re seeing are in sync. It’s when they don’t match up that nausea comes calling.

Many people claim the seats over the wings are the least bouncy. If you can choose your seat, try the window seat over a wing.

Finally, ReliefBand is made to stop the nausea and vomiting associated with motion sickness. And bonus, no drugs! Just slip it on your wrist about 20 minutes before boarding, and keep it on.

If you follow these steps, you should arrive happy and feeling great. Now, go have fun!

Motion Sickness: VR And IRL

We want to hear from you. Praise if you feel it, or ideas for improvement if you’d like to share. We are listening!

Motion sickness is triggered by movement, or sometimes the perception or anticipation of movement.

Doesn’t matter if you’re in a moving plane, train, car, boat, or even a rollercoaster; if it’s moving, you might experience motion sickness.

How can you tell if you’re feeling awful because of motion sickness rather than food poisoning or flu? There’s a temporal (time) association, meaning if you feel fine before the boat or rollercoaster starts moving, and feel nausea, dizziness, and cold sweats during the ride, chances are it’s motion sickness.

You can be fairly certain that you are susceptible if you usually experience these symptoms when in a moving boat, car, etc.

Onset occurs when your body/inner ear feels movement, but your eyes can’t see the movement – for instance, if you’re below deck on a moving boat and your eyes can’t see that the boat is moving, but your body feels the movement. Or, if you’re enjoying a ride in virtual reality, your eyes see movement, but your body doesn’t feel it.

The disconnect between the two is what triggers motion sickness.

There are practical steps to take that help ease the symptoms, including:

Keep a cool air flow pointed toward your face

Sit or stand where you can see the horizon

Don’t read or watch videos

Don’t eat heavy, greasy foods or drink alcohol within 12 hours of travel

Do eat light snacks and stay hydrated

There are some drugs that may be helpful in relieving symptoms or preventing onset of motion sickness. Talk with your healthcare provider about these options.

ReliefBand is a practical, drug-free choice to prevent motion sickness.