10 Genius Body Hacks Everyone Should Know
These hacks will improve digestion, sleep, cure hiccups and even hold your tears. They are based on personal experience and while some of them were scientifically confirmed, many were not necessarily medically or scientifically recognized.
1. Reduce Hiccups by Drinking Upside Down
Hiccups are really annoying and irritating. Stop the hiccups instantly, by rasing the carbon dioxide level in the bloodstream.
Drinking upside-down can be a great solution for hiccups. You just need to:
Fill a cup with water.
Bend down and tilt your head down.
Drink from the opposite side of the cup.
Repeat, if needed.
2. Cool Water as a Yawn Suppressant
Yawning is another irritating and annoying problem that we have to deal with. It’s a real inconvenience since it can be seen as a sign of boredom or disinterest.
To stop yawning, slowly sip on a glass of water. This will refresh the body and stop the yawning for some time.
3. Keep Your Eyes Open to Hold Back Tears
Every time you feel like crying but want to hold back the tears, just keep your eyes open without blinking. This will prevent the formation of tears.
4. Prevent Acid Reflux by Sleeping on the Left Side
If you are prone to having acid reflux, sleep on your side. This way, your stomach will be lower than the esophagus and will stop the stomach acid from going up to your throat.
A study published in the Journal of Gastroenterology found that sleeping on the right side causes higher levels of acid and a greater acid reflux incidence, as opposed to sleeping on the left side.
5. Apply Acupressure to Ease Nausea
If have regular motion sickness while flying, or otherwise have nausea try using acupressure to relieve it.Apply pressure on this point using your thumb for a couple of minutes. Repeat until you relieve the nausea.
6. Stop a Tickling Throat by Scratching your Ear
If you feel that annoying tickling in your throat, simply scratch the back of your ear to stop it. Refrain from scratching too hard since you can create scratch marks.
Place a Pencil in Your Mouth to Combat a Bad Mood
To eliminate bad mood, place a pencil or pen in your mouth and soon you will feel better. Placing a pencil in your mouth activates the same muscle group used when you smile. This will trigger the brain to release serotonin and dopamine and improve your mood.
8. Stick to the 20-20-20 Rule to Prevent Eyestrain
To solve this problem, follow the rule 20-20-20. For every twenty minutes you spend on the computer, spend twenty seconds looking at some object 20 feet away from you, where your eyes don’t have focus.
9. Treat Numb Hands by Rocking Your Head
When your hands stay in a compressed position for longer periods of time, they can become numb.
To eliminate this tingling sensation, just rock your head from side to side. As your hands fall asleep, the nerves become compressed.
10. Reset Your Body Clock by Eating
Those travel frequently or work in shift often have trouble falling sleep and waking up at different times than their natural body clocks is programmed.
If you have this problem you can successfully manipulate your internal body clock trough your eating habits.By fasting for 16 hours before going on a trip you can reset your body clock.