Item sent for purpose of review
I sometimes get travel sick which can be a nightmare. Throw in a pregnancy where I have had awful morning sickness and you can imagine that journeys longer than a certain amount of time can be a bit dreadful for me. Luckily SeaBand came to the rescue and sent me one of their products to trial.
Sea–Band is a knitted elasticated wrist band, which operates by applying pressure on the Nei Kuan acupressure point on each wrist by means of a plastic stud. Because the bands do not use drugs, they do not cause any of the side effects associated with anti-nausea drugs and can be worn on each wrist whenever you feel nauseous. They are suitable for adults and children. As you can imagine, this has been perfect for me throughout pregnancy where I try to avoid medicational drugs (even paracetomol unless really needed) as much as possible.
Sea-Band are available from all major retailers and online – you can buy the adult Sea-Band for £8.59 from Boots and the Child Sea-Band for the same price. They provide natural relief, no side effects, are effective and reusable, they are also washable too. So how did I get on?
With my recent holiday and recent resurgence of morning sickness, I was extremely worried that I would get quite travel sick in the car. I was stuck in the back seat between my Mum and Jack’s booster seat so wouldn’t even have had the car window as a failsafe option should I feel the need to throw up. I decided to take my Sea-Bands with me to see if they helped at all like they had been helping with the nausea I felt through morning sickness for the past month or two.
I knew these were working for me with my morning nausea but I was worried in case it didn’t help whilst in a moving car. I needn’t have worried. I had a slight feeling of nausea a little way into the drive a couple of hours up north but after applying pressure with my Sea-Bands, I found the nauseous feeling quickly abated and I was able to enjoy the drive much more – I even fell asleep which previously I’ve struggled to do due to the nauseous feeling.
Some may say it is the placebo effect – the distraction of pressing into your acupressure point on each wrist is what is causing the nauseous feeling to abate. Others may say pressing on the points actually works. Well I can say it works for me whichever way – and being able to go on long drives without feeling nauseous at all is going to be so much better than feeling awful all the way now. I’m very impressed and would recommend these to anyone who suffers from morning or travel sickness – or like me, both!