If you’re suffering from motion sickness, you know how easily nausea can ruin your vacation. If you’ve ever been to a doctor about this, they’ve probably recommended you to use some pills that treat sickness but have irritating side-effects that leave you feeling like a vegetable. Well, fear no more because here we’ve compiled a list of three best sea bands that can help you cope with your motion sickness on your vacation with no side-effects, as well as some other alternatives.
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Do sea bands actually work?
Okay, sounds good. But next comes the million dollar question: Do sea bands actually work?
Well, according to a study published in the US National Library of Medicine, yes they do. And not as a placebo effect. The study researched the effects that sea bands had on pregnant women and concluded that they actually reduce the frequency and severity of nausea.
Also, most of the people that have experience with sea bands say that they actually do work.
A quick tip: From the research that I did, travel bands worked for most people, but some say that they do not affect them. So be advised that they might not work for you.
Travel wristband by Sea-Band
At the time of writing, the travel wristband by Sea-Band is the number one best-selling product for nausea treatments on Amazon. And it’s there for a reason: It’s really cheap and made by the most popular company for nausea treatments.
In my opinion, it’s also the best-looking one. It’s offered in neutral colors and can be easily hidden under your hoodie.
Now, are they effective? At the time of writing, over two thousand people have reviewed it, with the vast majority stating that it has helped with relieving their motion sickness. It works by using acupressure, a form of eastern medicine. This band cleverly presses a specific point on the back of your wrist called Nei-Kuan pressure point, which in return tricks your brain to cancel any motion sickness.
If you’re looking for a remedy for your motion sickness, this one treats car, air, sea and morning sicknesses. Two bands are included for both of your wrists, totaling in just under 10$. It really isn’t that much, so there’s no harm in trying out if they work.
Sea-band two-pack by Toulifly
The travel wristband by Toulifly is very similar to the previous option by Sea-Band, with the main difference being that this one has two pairs of wristbands (in total, four wristbands), as well as having a slightly higher customer rating.
Although this option isn’t as popular ar the bands made by Sea-Band, these are a great alternative. They’re only available as a two-pack, with grey and black colors included.
From a design perspective, these don’t look as durable as the last pair by Sea-Band. However, customer ratings say otherwise. I was able to find some people who have purchased both options, and they state that the wristbands by Toulifly work better, despite both being close to identical in design and using the same acupressure technology.
Another bonus is that you get a two-pack. If you ever lose one of your pairs, you will have a backup. Oh and in price, both of these options are really similar, it’s just a matter of preference.
Reliefband 1.5 for motion & morning sickness
If you have the money, the Reliefband 1.5 is an overall better option than the previous two bands. Mainly, because this one uses an entirely different and unique technology that employs electric pulses.
The Reliefband is more expensive than both previous options. In fact, ten times as expensive. It’s priced so steeply because it uses neuromodulation, instead of acupressure. I tried learning how neuromodulation works, but I could not wrap my head around it. In short, this device produces periodical electric shocks that stimulate specific nerves in tricking your brain to shut off all sicknesses. It’s complicated, but it works way better than acupressure.
But how good is it? I’ve read dozens of reviews, and most people have their sickness reduced by at least 80% or more. Some say that before purchasing, they could not ride any carousels or fly in a plane without using tablets that make you drowsy but now can. Also, it’s perfect for pregnant moms for morning sickness.
I like that it works really fast. You don’t need to start wearing the band a few hours early. You just put it on, and it does its magic in just a few minutes. Also, you can switch between five levels of strength to regulate how strong electric pulses you need.
Overall, this is the best option for relieving your motion sickness, but it comes at a steep price. I would recommend first trying out other cheaper alternatives, and if you’re immune keep this as a last resort.
MQ motion sickness patches, 20 pieces
The MQ motion sickness patches are a completely different story. They don’t use electric pulses or pressure points, nada. In fact, they’re cleverly using natural herb remedies to relieve your motion sickness.
But how do they work? These patches have very specific herbs ingrained in them, like safflowertall, gastrodia, cinnamon bark and more. Combined, they react on your nervous system to somehow remove the effects of motion sickness. The weird part is that they actually work!
I was reading through the reviews, and I was really skeptical at first. But most people say that they’re working much better than sea bands. And not just on a few occasions! Most of the reviews consisted of people completely removing their sickness.
These patches are about 1 inch in diameter, and you’re supposed to glue one or two of them behind your ear (depending on how sick you are). They last about one to three days and aren’t waterproof. Most people said that they’re a lifesaver for cruises when you hit a massive storm. Just change them every few days, and you should be able to enjoy your whole cruise trip!
Regarding price, they’re slightly more expensive than motion bands, as they last for only a few days. You can get ten pieces for just about the same price of a pair of acupressure bands.
A quick note: These are not meant for pregnancy! Use them to cure sea-sickness, car, air and other motion sicknesses.
Anti-nausea ginger gum by Sea-Band, 24 pieces
A gum that treats your motion sickness? Why not!
The anti-nausea Ginger gum by Sea-band costs just a few bucks and is very-well reviewed among people who experience motion sickness. It’s a fast and easy way to swap out your motion sickness pills, with no side-effects.
Ginger has been used for many centuries to relieve nausea. This gum takes advantage of this by having 8 g equivalent of fresh ginger in each piece. The recipe is straightforward, and it works for most people.
You could also use ginger tablets, which are often recommended by different doctors. It’s basically the same thing, but rather than taking a pill, you chew a ginger-flavored gum.