Reading a good book can help pass the time when you’re a passenger on a road trip. But it’s common for some people to get a headache or feel nauseous when doing so. Here are some tips for reading during road trips so you can enjoy literary adventures while minimizing symptoms of carsickness.
Pack some nausea medicine
Consider taking Dramamine® to minimize feelings of nausea when reading in the car. If headaches are a more common symptom for you, pack some ibuprofen.
Take advantage of audiobooks
Bring some earbuds and listen to an audiobook during your travels. Many libraries have apps that let you rent out audiobooks and listen to them for free. Though, you can also go with paid audiobook subscriptions like Audible or Audiobooks.com if you prefer a wider selection of titles to choose from.
Adjust your sitting position
Sometimes, altering how you sit while you read can go a long way in reducing motion sickness. If your seat allows, tilt it back a bit more than usual so you can recline while you read.
Read at rest stops
If none of these strategies work, and you really can’t get into audiobooks, try reading at rest stops. That way, you can still dive into your favorite story and avoid getting carsick.
Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet wishes you and your family a summer filled with great books, good times, and fun travels. Remember to bring your vehicle in for service before your next getaway to ensure that it’s roadworthy.