Motion sickness is a malady which has been around for thousands of years. Related to movement, or transportation, the condition's main symptom, nausea, is derived from the Greek word "naus", meaning "ship". As transportation has gotten faster, motion sickness has become common. Many travelers are affected and sometimes incapacitated by this condition.
Motion sickness can occur in a car, airplane, ship or boat, train, camel, horse, amusement park ride and even a flight simulator. People can feel motion sick while in space, during the viewing of a motion picture, as they look in a microscope and so on and so forth. According to surveys, car sickness affects 58 percent of children, incapacitating airsickness occurs in 29 percent of airline pilots, space-motion sickness occurs in 50 percent of space shuttle astronauts, and up to 100 percent of ship passengers experience seasickness under rough conditions.
Although known by many names, most of which relating to the condition's symptoms, motion sickness is the culprit in all described above. People of any age can suffer from motion sickness, but people over 40 can experience it more frequently, while children under 2 seem to be highly resistant to the condition. However, it tends to peak in children between the ages of 4 and 10. Women tend to suffer from motion sickness more than men, at any age. While she is pregnant, it is difficult for a woman to determine between motion, or morning sickness.