In a small minority of patients awakening and recovering from general anesthesia is marked by the unpleasantness of nausea and vomiting. We have noticed a correlation between those patients who experience such symptoms and those who are prone to motion sickness, i.e. sea sickness or car-sickness. Consequently, we have had great success in “pre-treating” those individuals on the night before surgery for motion sickness. This is done by placing behind one ear a medicated patch which is removed on the morning of surgery. This technique has drastically reduced the incidence of nausea and vomiting in our patients’ recovery from anesthesia and made for a far more pleasant experience.