11 Ways To Get Rid Of The Hiccups!

Hiccups might be a cute or funny bodily reaction, but when you’re experiencing them, they’re nothing but annoying. These not-so-pleasant spasms that make you say, “hic,” are the involuntary contractions of the diaphragm and sudden closure of your vocal cords. According to MayoClinic.com, hiccups can occur after drinking alcohol, eating a large meal or getting suddenly excited. Hiccups are usually nothing to fret over, but you also don’t have to deal with them all day, because there are several tried-and-tested home remedies designed to quiet your hiccups. Here are 11 popular ways to get rid of hiccups:

  1. Breathe Into a Paper Bag
    This is an age-old trick that many hiccup sufferers swear by. Take a brown paper bag and, while holding the opening around your mouth and sealing it tightly, begin blowing in and out about 10 times. Some say to breathe fast or really hard to get optimal results, but it’s important to do it at your own level of comfort.
  2. Drink Water From Opposite Side of a Cup
    This might sound complicated, but it’s fairly simple. First, fill a cup halfway with water and hold the cup right side up. Stand and bend over, while placing your mouth on the opposite side of the cup so the opening is around your chin. Drink as much of the water as you can and repeat until hiccups subside.
  3. Swallow a Teaspoon of Sugar
    Swallowing a teaspoon of sugar is another tried-and-tested trick to get rid of hiccups. There’s really not much to it, but it may be easier to swallow if you tilt your head back and use a sugar packet, or hold the sugar on your tongue to moisten or wash it down with a glass of water.
  4. Hold Your Breath
    When you don’t have any sugar, ice water or paper bags on hand, try holding your breath for 10 seconds. Repeat this exercise, while taking time to catch your breath in between so you don’t overdo it.
  5. Get Scared
    If sudden excitement is what caused you to get hiccups in the first place, it may require getting excited or scared again to get rid of them. If you happen to be around friends when you get hiccups, scaring you shouldn’t be hard to arrange, but if you’re alone, try scaring yourself or watching something scary. It’s said that getting scared causes you to constrict your diaphragm and throws off the hiccup pattern.
  6. Gargle with Ice Water
    Gargling with ice water is recommended on several reputable health Web sites and may just do the trick to get rid of your pesky hiccups. Be careful not to swallow any ice cubes, but then again, this could trigger number five.
  7. Massage the Roof of Your Mouth
    Don’t gag, but massaging the back of the roof of your mouth with a cotton swab will stimulate the vagus nerve and stop diaphragm spasms that cause hiccups.
  8. Pull Out Your Tongue
    This is the only time when pulling out your tongue in public is not considered rude. The act of pulling out your tongue works the same way as number six, to stimulate the vagus nerve and ease diaphragm spasms, while avoiding any dreadful gag reflexes.
  9. Drink a Teaspoon of Vinegar
    Drinking a teaspoon of vinegar or another sour juice has been found to cure some hiccup attacks. Some people even combine the sugar-vinegar remedy to make it taste better. Bottoms up!
  10. Eat a Tablespoon of Peanut Butter
    Peanut butter, without the jelly, is said to keep hiccups at bay. Peanut butter and other sticky foods are said to work similarly to swallowing sugar because it stimulates the vagus nerve, causing your diaphragm to constrict.
  11. Cough/Sneeze/Burp
    Any one of these reactions can help get rid of hiccups. The thinking is that coughing, sneezing or burping causes the diaphragm to constrict and breaks the pattern of hiccups!

Don’t forget to follow PTB on Twitter!

Related Articles:

Finding Bliss: How to Reverse Engineer Happiness

The 6 Components of a Happy Life


Erin shows overscheduled, overwhelmed women how to do less so that they can achieve more. Traditional productivity books—written by men—barely touch the tangle of cultural pressures that women feel when facing down a to-do list. How to Get Sh*t Done will teach you how to zero in on the three areas of your life where you want to excel, and then it will show you how to off-load, outsource, or just stop giving a damn about the rest.

38 Responses to 11 Ways To Get Rid Of The Hiccups!

  1. sport news says:

    Major thankies for the post. Really looking forward to read more. Really Great.

  2. Stephenpep says:

    no prescription viagra buy cheap viagra canada viagra

  3. MauriceMar says:

    cost of viagra buy viagra online generic viagra india

  4. Jamesgreat says:

    how much does cialis cost at walmart cheap cialis cialis without a doctor prescription

  5. Travisshoob says:

    buying viagra online buy cheap viagra viagra walgreens

  6. Eddievor says:

    cure ed fast ed meds online male erectile dysfunction

  7. Jamesspura says:

    when will viagra be generic viagra canada no prescription viagra

  8. Jamesspura says:

    online pharmacy viagra generic viagra online viagra coupons

  9. Jamesspura says:

    viagra without a doctor prescription viagra canada canadian pharmacy generic viagra

  10. Paulina says:

    I like what you guys are usually up too. This sort of clever work and coverage!

    Keep up the very good works guys I’ve included you guys to my blogroll.

  11. Jamesspura says:

    discount viagra viagra canada where to get viagra

  12. Jamesspura says:

    generic viagra cost generic viagra buy generic viagra online

  13. Ernestjiz says:

    canada ed drugs ED Pills Without Doctor Prescription new treatments for ed

  14. Ernestjiz says:

    website generic ed pills erectyle disfunction

  15. Ernestjiz says:

    ed pills cheap generic cialis ed online pharmacy

  16. Ernestjiz says:

    canadian pharmacy online ed natural remedies cvs prescription prices without insurance

  17. Dannymug says:

    cialis pills for sale buy cialis does medicaid cover cialis

  18. BruceBep says:

    buy online drugs buy ed pills online buy ed drugs
    cheap pills online

  19. BruceBep says:

    natural cures for ed generic ed pills over the counter ed remedies
    can ed be reversed

  20. BruceBep says:

    ed devices buy ed pills online drug pharmacy
    cheap medication

  21. MichealRot says:

    https://zithromaxgeneric500.com/ generic zithromax azithromycin

  22. WilliamMedlY says:

    best place to buy generic drugs best place to buy generic drugs

  23. Edwardpoice says:

    drug pharmacy https://sildenafilxxl.com/ viagra professional

  24. 初めて本物のダッチワイフを購入しますか? コレクションに新しいものを追加したいですか? 販売のための私たちの最新かつ最高の安いセックス人形をチェックしてください。 これらの新しいモデルは、誰もが夢中になっているモデルです。 ラブドール トルソ https://yourdoll.jp/product-category/torso-real-tpe-love-doll/

  25. Excellent blog here! Also your web site loads up very fast! Sex Doll Blog

  26. 스모크밤732 says:

    The best e-cigarette liquid site in Korea. Korea’s lowest-priced 전자담배 액상 사이트 e-cigarette liquid.
    스모크밤732 스모크밤

  27. 스모크밤625 says:

    전자담배 액상 사이트 The best e-cigarette liquid site in Korea. smok25 Korea’s lowest-priced e-cigarette liquid. 스모크밤625 스모크밤

  28. TkEuno says:


  29. akdihgi2342 says:

    강남카지노바-강남바카라 추천-강남오프라인카지노 추천-강남사설카지노

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.