Riding roller coasters could help fight migraines.
New research discovered that sufferers experience motion sickness differently. The study found that participants who experienced a virtual roller coaster ride had altered brain cell activity related to dizziness and motion sickness, even if they weren't currently enduring a migraine. Migraine sufferers often feel sicker and dizzier on white-knuckle rides than the rest. People who suffer from migraines reported their level of motion sickness was double that of the other group, plus their dizziness and nausea symptoms also lasted three times longer. Apparently, people with migraines have brains that deal with motion, balance, and gravity differently. Different areas of the brain were showing activity during the simulated roller coaster ride than in people who don’t suffer from migraines. Researchers believe this study could be the key to finding out why some people experience migraines and lead to the creation of new treatments. Read on!