Have you ever felt like you are feeling nausea and motion sickness but aren’t moving? Strange to believe but motion sickness doesn’t necessarily mean you are actually in motion.
According to doctors motion sickness is a feeling of
- spinning, usually due to a disturbance in the vestibular system (an inner-ear sensory organ) and other sensory input. This includes sensory overload from the eyes. The signal is sent from the retina to the occipital cortex in the brain.
A lot of scientific mumbo jumbo for your inner ear and senses generally telling your brain you are moving. Your brain goes â€œwoah!â€ and that’s that.
The strength of the symptoms for the illness vary in each person, but uniformly it causes
- spinning sensations
Neither of these are particularly cool if you are on a boat having a party or even watching a movie in 3-D. People even got sick during â€œCloverfieldâ€ and â€œ The Blair Witch Projectâ€ because of the shaky handheld camera work.
Weirdly, symptoms can also rear their head if you put strain on certain parts of the body like the neck.
For instance if you are painting a ceiling you may find that your neck and head have been in an awkward angle placing pressure on the occipital area resulting in motion sickness symptoms. I wouldn’t have wanted to be Michelangelo, unless I had some ginger on hand.:)