To avoid headaches and nausea on date night, don’t see a 3D movie. Just when you thought it was safe to go to the movies, a new filmmaking technology used to enhance the movie-going experience may also enhance your migraine experience, giving you headaches, nausea, and dizziness when you least expect it.
The $15.00 migraine, plus popcorn
Recently, film reviewers who received a free early showing of “The Hobbit” left the screening with a headache and feeling sick to the stomach…and it wasn’t just from too much buttered popcorn and soda.
Fans who left the theater reported symptoms attributed to motion sickness: strong migraine-like headaches, nausea, and dizziness.
The cause: the filmmaker’s choice of using a 48-frame-per-second technology, as opposed to the standard 24-frames per second. The result is a sharper, more realistic-looking Golem for your movie ticket, plus a gratuitous headache.
Many reported feeling severe headaches and a sense of disorientation, especially following scenes that included close-up shots and high-speed movements simulating video games.
“You have to hold your stomach down and let your eyes pop at first to adjust,” reported one moviegoer.
Plus, your eyes hurt
This isn’t the first time that a popular 3D movie left ticket-payers with splitting headaches and nausea.
For many, movies like Avatar and Transformers are painful to watch, particularly if you have minor eye problems or migraine disorder.
Health experts explain that 3D technology exacerbates even mild eye problems, such as a slight muscular weakness or vision disorder.
If you already suffer from migraines, or have a yet-undiagnosed vision problem, then you’re even more likely to experience side effects like dizziness, headaches, eye strain, and nausea after watching a 3D film.
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