Reading is a great way to pass the time as a passenger on your summer road trips. However, many people experience headaches or nausea if they read while on the road. Here are some tips on the best ways to enjoy your book during road trips.
Lean back in your seat
The movement of the car while you’re reading can cause motion sickness. If you lean back in your seat and slightly tilt your head up, you can counteract this effect. However, you should avoid laying down in a horizontal position to read.
Give your eyes and head a break from reading as soon as you feel any amount of dizziness or headache. Even if you feel fine, you should still take a break after about an hour or two so your eyes can relax and rest.
Taking headache or nausea medicine can help you if you experience motion sickness on the road, whether or not you’re reading. Be mindful about how much medicine you’re taking, since you should never rely on medication in order to read.
Listen to audiobooks
If reading still causes a headache despite these suggestions, consider switching to audiobooks instead. Whether you’re listening through earbuds or your vehicle’s infotainment system, you can fully immerse yourself into a story without having to focus your eyes on a physical book.
We hope these tips from our team here at Blaise Alexander Chevrolet in Greencastle will help you get through some of your “to-be-read” pile this summer!