For some people, spending time in VR can make them dizzy or nauseous. This is not common, and there is no one specific reason for nausea, so it is important to know how best to behave if you find yourself on Daydream and suddenly do not feel very well. Here’s How To Minimize Your Chances Of Nausea And What To Do If The Worst Happens!

settle in

The very first thing you want to do is go ahead and become physically comfortable. In particular, you’ll want to find an open space where you can sit and enjoy virtual reality in peace. Some Daydream experiences work best when you’re standing, but if this is your first time and you don’t know what to expect, you should start sitting. Sitting can actually reduce a potential nausea induction called cue correction, which is what happens when your brain thinks your body should be moving but it isn’t. If you are prone to motion sickness, this is especially important.

By starting to play in a comfortable sitting position, you can be sure that you are taking steps to prepare for nausea. Many of Daydream’s apps and games are fully playable from a seated position, so you shouldn’t miss out on a lot when spending time in your favorite swivel chair if standing isn’t comfortable for you.

Avoid Shaky Experiences

One of the biggest culprits for nausea in VR, including Daydream, comes from wobbly videos. Being able to watch a 360-degree YouTube video is great until the person holding this camera decides to run down the street waving their arms. These videos are rarely stabilized for convenience, which can quickly make you feel like you’re on a tiny roller coaster in someone else’s hand.

Remember to keep your Daydream controller handy and press the home button if you ever need to quickly avoid a bad 360 video.

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