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The 13 "Why Didn't I Know About These Sooner?" Tricks!

We got some small random problems and wish we knew how to resolve it. Here are 13 body hacks that probably you never knew it was this easy. You are going to thank us that you knew this now, not later and wished you knew this sooner! 

1. Stop a sneeze in its tracks by pressing down on the area right above your upper lip.

While most of the time you should just go ahead and sneeze, you can definitely use this trick when you're, like, meeting your idol or saying your wedding vows.

And when you do sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue (and your hands) before it happens, or bend your elbow and sneeze into your upper arm.

2. When you get a brain freeze, press and hold your tongue up to the roof of your mouth.

The roof of your mouth gets cold, which causes immediate constriction of the blood vessels. As soon as those blood vessels constrict, your body reacts by trying to dilate them very quickly in order to get more warm blood to the area and heat it up. Pain receptors in the roof of your mouth send a message up to your brain telling you you've got something bad going on in the roof of your mouth. And it causes you to experience an intense headache in your forehead. Get the ice cream out of your cake hole, and drink a warm liquid or put your tongue at the roof of your mouth to heat up the area.

3. Read a paragraph or so of sentences backwards, and you might be able to touch your toes.

It's not a permanent fix OR a miracle cure for chronic back pain, but hey, it's a cool trick. Try it yourself. 

4. Drain congested sinuses by alternating between pressing your tongue to the roof of your mouth, then pressing a finger between your eyebrows.

This works for some people but not others, and tbh no one really knows why.But hey, if it helps, go for it!

6. Lie on your left side to help prevent bedtime heartburn after you eat a big meal.

Well, step one is to wait three to four hours after eating before you go to bed. Then yes, lying on your left side does help.

7. Stop a nosebleed by leaning your head forward a little, then pinching your nose in a specific spot for five minutes.

According to the Harvard Health Blog, start by lightly putting your thumb and forefinger on either side of the top of your nose, then slide them down until you feel the "drop off," and you reach the cartilage. Pinch there, so you're holding both sides of your nose against the septum in the middle, and hold for about five minutes. 

8. To calm down when you're feeling extremely nervous, put your thumb in your mouth, close your lips, and try to blow out air, letting your cheeks puff up.

Don't do it too hard, or for too long, but it's a vagal maneuver that could help slow your heartbeat.

9. Or just follow this calming gif to take a few deep breaths.

Or follow the 4-7-8 breathing  technique. Inhale through your nose for 4 seconds, hold it for 7 seconds and blow it slowly for 8 seconds. This exercise will help you relax.

10. When you accidentally burn your tongue on hot coffee or tea, swish with very cold water (but don't suck on ice).

"The cold liquid in your mouth will help remove some of the immediate heat in the burned tissue in the burned area and decrease inflammation," 

11. To quickly cure your hiccups: Deeply inhale, hold it, swallow twice, then exhale through your nose.

You might have to do it twice, but one of my coworkers swears it works for her every time.

12. Make pooping easier by elevating your knees and feet, so you're in a squatting position.

This is supposedly the ~more natural~ way for humans to poop. You can buy a Squatty Potty, made for exclusively helping with this purpose, or fake it with a 7-inch step stool. 

13. Chew gum to stop that earworm song that's stuck in your head.

And accept that the song's going to be there — don't try to block it out, you could make it worse! 

 

Source and Credits: Natalie Brown | Buzz Feed

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