Elevators are known to cause a range of different conditions and even exacerbate others. In fact, from claustrophobia to agoraphobia, it is not uncommon to hear about people going crazy inside an elevator cab. One of the most common things that riding in an elevator can cause however is nausea and dizziness however very people talk about it because it is rather temporary. Here is why riding in an elevator can cause you to get an odd and almost nausea-like sensation in your stomach when the cab stops…
The earth has a gravitational force that prevents us from floating around. In fact, it is the reason why you are able to walk on the pavements, cross the roads and read this blog post! When an elevator moves upwards thanks to the years of technological advancements in our history, gravity wants to resist the motion so when the elevator stops for a particular floor, there is always sudden halt.
In fact, this entire idea is all to do with Newtons first law of motion. He stated that ‘an object either remains at rest or continues to move at a constant velocity, unless acted upon by an external force’ which simple means that unless we move ourselves by walking we will always stay in the same state and this can be applied to elevators too. After all, when you first enter the cab both you and the elevator are stationary so all the different forces that we cant feel are at an equilibrium. The sudden movement of an elevator, the external force, either upwards or downwards however breaks this balance and causes the butterfly feeling in the stomach and nausea-like sensation.
Luckily, this side effect of gravity in action often lasts a few seconds due to the law of motion as once the elevator has stopped and you disembark, the balance is restored because you are no longer in a state of motion!
Here at Elevator Ltd we find it interesting that something as advanced as the elevator could cause such an obscure feeling for riders! With this said, not every person will get this effect and for those that do it will be nice to know that elevator related nausea is nothing to worry about! To find out more information about our range of passenger elevators, get in contact with the best lift company around today!