Virtual reality has been taking the world by storm, with headsets from various manufacturers becoming more easily accessible to the public. In fact, it is estimated that there are 50.2 million VR users in the United States, which accounts for 15% of the population! While some people adapt to virtual reality devices with ease, others struggle to deal with discomfort, nausea, disorientation, and motion sickness during and after headset use. Fortunately, there are ways to combat VR motion sickness and have a more enjoyable, immersive experience. The first step is to build up tolerance gradually and to take breaks whenever discomfort begins. Over time, you will build up the duration you can play comfortably for. Manufacturers recommend you take 10-15 minute breaks for every 30 minutes of VR play. Another tip is to choose games that are “low impact” on your eyes at first – avoid games that involve racing, flying, or other fast-paced or chaotic movements until you gain your “VR legs”. With the tips provided in this guide, you will enjoy smooth sailing through VR worlds in no time.
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