What Really Happens To The Human Body During Flight Turbulence

John Pinto | 26 January 2024

Flight turbulence, often caused by bad weather, can lead to discomfort and symptoms like dizziness and motion sickness. In turbulent flights, our spatial orientation, the ability to sense our position, is disrupted. Limited sensory input, including hearing and vision, confuses the brain. During turbulence, the brain struggles to distinguish between the plane's movement and our body's, causing discomfort and symptoms like an increased heart rate.