When I was a young I loved to go on rides at amusement parks. It didn’t matter if the ride wen upside down, backwards or did flips… I loved them all. I especially liked the rides that would spin you around and around at high speed.
Fast forward to when I was pregnant with my daughter. I don’t know why it happened. I attributed it to being pregnant but even a ride on a carousel made me sick to my stomach. I couldn’t go on any rides.
Growing up I went on A LOT of road trips with my family and relatives. I was always in the backseat of the car. It never bothered me at all. For some reason these days I cannot ride in the backseat of a car or even ride in a bus. I found that out the hard way when I was a chaperone on a class trip with my daughter. Riding home on the bus I was so sick to my stomach that I couldn’t move or even open my eyes. It was awful.
I found out that riding in the backseat of cars is equally has horrible.
Once I was going to an event in New York City. The company sent car service to take me to/from the event. I was so car sick when I got to the city that I had to dash to the nearest drug store to purchase medication for an upset stomach and I was sucking on peppermint candy throughout the event to settle my stomach.
Car sick is actually motion sickness. It effects millions of people. More than half of those affected are women (54%).
What causes motion sickness? Why are some people effected but not others?
Motion sickness happens when cues from our vision, touch and vestibular or inner ear systems to the brain interpret using chemicals called neurotransmitters. Motion sickness occurs in one of these cues that does not match. There are several modes of transportation that can cause motion sickness to occur, such as cars, planes, trains and boats. Even playing video games or watching IMAX or 3-D movies can cause motion sickness.
Years ago a friend of mine recommended that I try Dramamine. Dramamine helps to prevent the nauseous feeling you get when motion sickness kicks in. Just be aware that the original formula can make you feel drowsy. The brand does have non-drowsy formulas. I would use the original version if you’ll be traveling for a long time and don’t mind taking a nap when traveling. If you are traveling and have things to do I would suggest the non-drowsy formula. That way you are alert when you need to be.
Dramamine recently introduced a new product to their ever expanding product line – new Dramamine Non-Drowsy Naturals. I received a package of the new Dramamine to test out.
Dramamine Non-Drowsy Naturals;
- Contains the clinically tested ginger dosage required for preventing and treating motion sickness. Other sources of ginger, including candies, gums, or ginger ale, may not contain a full clinical dose.
- Prevents and treats the symptoms of motion sickness (nausea and vomiting) without drowsiness.
- Non-Drowsy Naturals is safe to use every day you travel since it’s made from natural ginger.
Check out this brief video about the new product.
I actually like ginger. I like the way it tastes. I’ve used ginger candy and gum to help an upset stomach. When I was little my mom would always give me ginger ale soda when I had an upset stomach.
You cannot taste the ginger in the Dramamine Non-Drowsy Naturals, it’s just made out of ginger.
I was asked to take on a challenge to see if the Dramamine Non-Drowsy Naturals helped with motion sickness. I hadn’t had any plans to go to an amusement park, or travel into New York City for an event, but I did have the opportunity to try out the new Dramamine when my family traveled to Pennsylvania for a family party. I took the Dramamine “Take a Road Trip” challenge. We live in New York and my cousin’s party was in Pennsylvania. It’s a three hour road trip – 2 1/2 of those hours are in New York.
Our daughter had her road test coming up and needed more practice driving. She’s only driving on local streets and wanted the opportunity to try driving on the interstate. Since two and a half hours of our trip was in New York (where she had a learner’s permit – she couldn’t drive in Pennsylvania), we let her drive that portion of the trip (to PA – it was dark on the way back so my husband drove). Having her drive a portion of the way meant my husband or I had to sit in the backseat. Since I get nervous when my daughter is driving I volunteered to sit in the back of the car with my son.
Knowing that was going to be the driving arrangement to start off with (as least for an hour or so into our trip) I knew to take the Dramamine Non-Drowsy Naturals a half hour before we got in the car to allow for the product to make it’s way into my system. Adult dosage is two pills.
Having our daughter drive on the interstate was certainly an experience (I think I had my eyes closed most of the time – LOL).
I am happy to report that I didn’t feel sick or “off” when we arrived at my cousin’s house for the party. In fact I felt fine, may be bit frazzled from our daughter driving (she had never driven on the interstate before), but physically speaking I felt fine. I wasn’t even tired. The Dramamine Non-Drowsy Naturals worked perfectly. I survived the ride in the backseat and I wasn’t sleepy. Two thumbs up from me!
Dramamine Non-Drowsy Naturals is available in a 12 count travel vile and a 36 count box.
For more information about Dramamine products please visit Dramamine.com. You can also find the brand on social media – Facebook.com/Dramamine and on Twitter @DramamineBrand.
Do you suffer from motion sickness? Does motion sickness prevent you from enjoying things like traveling, amusement parks or simply sitting in the backseat of a car?
Have you ever tried Dramamine? What do you think about Dramamine Non-Drowsy Naturals? Feel free to share your thoughts. I always love to hear from readers.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.