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12 Human Body Tricks That Can Make Life Easier For You

By Andrew Alpin, 22 June 2018

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One of the most complicated machines to control is the human body. Sometimes we notice our bodies performing in-voluntarily actions like hiccups or sneezing. In many situations, we get caught off guard trying to stifle a sneeze or a bodily action but somehow don’t know how to. That’s when it can be an awkward moment. Who knows we might actually be able to control them? There are a number of ways you can take charge of your body’s actions and manipulate them too. If you want to avoid such awkward situations, here are a few tips to control your body’s involuntary actions.

1 When you want to stifle a sneeze

If you don’t want to sneeze just press the skin on the bridge of your nose with your fingers. If you are about to sneeze, the best way to stop it is by irritating the skin on the bridge of the nose. But if you want to sneeze but can’t do so, then, on the other hand, looking at the bright light can help you sneeze. If these tips don’t work, then try remaining optimistic. The Guinness world record for the highest number of sneezes is 976 which is held by Donna Griffiths of the UK.

When you want to stifle a sneeze

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2Close your ears for better hearing

When you’re in a concert, or you can’t listen to your friend in a club because of the music too loud, pushing the tragus inside the ear while putting the other ear towards your friend’s mouth helps a lot. Singers usually use this technique although it may look like they are fixing the earphone.

Close your ears for better hearing

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3When something worries you, suck your thumb

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If you’re under immense pressure or just worried by something, then just suck your finger as it stimulates the vagus nerve that helps in slowing down your heart beat rate and reducing blood pressure. In public places as sucking your thumb can be kind of embarrassing, just close your hand into a fist and blow at it, this also helps.

When something worries you, suck your thumb

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4Press an ice cube to your tongue to stop hiccups

When hiccups start at any situation then people start advising you to pull the tip of your tongue or swallow a sugar cube or even press ice against your tongue. Drinking a glass of water in one breath through a straw with your ears closed by your palms even helps. Drinking water through a glass while bending over a sink is also a remedy. There is a man who survived 68 years with hiccups and still married and had 8 children.

Press an ice cube to your tongue to stop hiccups

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