Why does the bus make me sick at night?
October 2, 2007 11:21 PM Subscribe
Why is my motion sickness remarkably stronger at night and what can I do to curb it?
posted by macrowave to Travel & Transportation (12 answers total)
I've been plagued by moderate to severe motion sickness since I was a baby. Over the years, I've come up with a few solutions to keep from hurling in transit, namely always looking forward through the windshield when riding in cars, and focusing on pressure points in my wrist while experiencing airplane turbulence.
Recently, my schedule has a dictated nighttime travel on Chicago CTA busses. I'm totally fine on my ride to work/school in the morning, to the point that I can even read or do crossword puzzles, but even a 10 minute stint after dark leaves me wanting to jump off before my stop to avoid embarrassment. It's not the fault of a specifically jerky driver- I've been keeping my eye out and have noticed there's a number of different people manning the ship.
I've tried the usual, but looking out the front of the bus is often difficult. I'm not even sure if this would help anyway, as it seems that I can become queasy with my eyes closed. And I don't WANT to have my eyes closed. I don't fancy myself a paranoid individual, but the prospect of not being able to see on the nighttime Kimball bus kind of creeps me out.
Why is it so bad for me after dark, and what can I do about it?