What's really making you motion sick?

Jul 14, 2017

If you suffer from motion sickness, it can be difficult flying in a plane, taking a cruise on a ship or even riding in a car. For years, the explanation was that the stimulation in your eyes and middle ears while on a ship or in a car would make you sick because it's different from a normal experience. But one doctor thinks there may be another explanation.

This week on WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care" we examine this alternate explanation with Dr. Thomas Stoffregen. He's a professor of kinesiology at the University of Minnesota who has studied motion sickness for 25 years.

You can hear more on Stoffregen's theory of motion sickness this weekend on "Take Care." Join us tomorrow at 6 a.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m.

Support for this story comes from The Health Foundation for Western and Central New  York.