How to Avoid the Dreaded VR Sickness

If, like me you suffer with motion sickness you are, unfortunately, more likely to also suffer with VR sickness which is one of the great downfalls about this fantastic technology.

In fact, there are a great many people who complain about discomfort when using a VR headset which can range from mild discomfort, to nausea, dizziness, headaches, sweating or a combination of or even worse all of the above conditions which ruin any time spent in a virtual reality environment.

Luckily, there are some things you can do to either alleviate or even stop VR sickness from happening because if you do happen to be unlucky then the symptoms you will suffer can last for many hours or even the whole day.

Firstly, remember to break yourself into a VR environment as you will be receiving conflicting information from your body and your brain. Your brain will be telling you that you are moving, yet your body will know that you are either sitting down or standing. This alone can trigger VR sickness so start off with small doses of VR.

Also, its clever to take frequent breaks whilst using virtual reality as excessive use of VR just like excessive use of anything else can have a detrimental effect including VR sickness.  Make sure you know how much time you are spending in VR and even set up a timer to tell you when it’s time to take a break for a few minutes.

The next tip to avoid virtual reality sickness might be too tall an order for some people as it involves avoiding VR games that have a lot of movement in them. This means that you can probably play and enjoy UK casino games without suffering any VR sickness but games that are full of movement will simply not be tolerated by those that are susceptible to motion sickness and therefore, VR sickness. Checking out the trailers of games can help and read a few reviews too before you decide to buy.

One other helpful tip is to play with teleportation movement when it is at all possible. There are a lot of games out there that offer two types of movement which are teleportation and locomotion. Avoiding locomotion when at all possible is advisable if you have a low tolerance to motion sickness, and instant travel also makes things easier on your eyes.

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