Ever get a tickle in the back of your throat and find yourself coughing for hours trying to get rid of it? Or maybe you're sitting in an important meeting trying everything you can not yawn and look like you're bored out of your mind? Maybe your partner is breaking up with you and you are trying everything in your power not to cry and show you're upset? All of these things are stuff every one goes through on a daily basis. But wouldn't it be nice if we could control these pesky annoyances? Well, according to www.lifehack.org, there are ways you can. Read below to find 10 body hacks that will give you some control over your body and change your life for the better.
Ever wake up in the middle of the night and, no matter how many sheep you count, just can't fall back to sleep? Well, believe it or not you can condition yourself to fall asleep quickly. Instead of waking up and turning on the television, get out of bed and do something relaxing until you feel tired enough to go back to sleep. This will help you to subconsciously associate your bed with sleeping. In time, you will train your body and your brain to fall asleep more quickly.
Know that feeling you get when you have to sneeze and you just can't get it out? Your eyes turn watery and you look like you're about to cry? To force that sneeze out try staring up into a bright light. If, on the other hand, you are trying to prevent a sneeze because you are in the middle of an important meeting and you don't want to draw attention to yourself, you can try closing your mouth and pressing your tongue firmly against the back of your teeth.
3. Brain Freeze
It's hard to slow down when you're enjoying a tasty frozen treat. But eating it too fast could bring on that painful brain freeze, which is caused by a nerve response to cold food when it touches the soft palette toward the back of your mouth. To stop it, try warming up your palette with your tongue by pushing it up flat against the roof of your mouth.
4. Acid Reflux
To avoid some types of acid reflux try sleeping on your left side. When you sleep on your right side your stomach is higher than your esophagus, which allows gravity to cause acid reflux. So turn over and try falling asleep on your left side to avoid night time discomfort.
If you can't hear a conversation in a crowded place it's suggested that you lean in with your right ear, since the right ear is better at picking up the rhythms of speech. If you are having problems hearing music, try leaning in with your left ear since it is better at picking up musical tones.
7. Itchy Throat
We all know it's pretty much impossible to shove your fingers down your throat to scratch an annoying itch. Instead, try scratching your ear. When the nerves of the ear are stimulated, muscles in the throat spasm, which will help relieve the itch in your throat.
Ever find yourself in an emotional state and wish that you could just hold back your tears? Maybe your partner is breaking up with you and the last thing you want to do is show that your upset? Well, there is something you could try to keep those tears in. Hold your eyes open without blinking and chances are the tears won't fall. If you have already started to cry, try looking upward without tilting your head.
It's hard to get through a day without feeling tired. But when you are at work or in an important meeting the last thing you want to do is yawn and appear that you are disinterested or bored. If you feel a yawn coming on, try touching the tip of your tongue just as your mouth opens. That should be enough stimulation to keep that yawn in and keep you from embarrassing yourself.
Nothing is more annoying than getting a nasty case of the hiccups when you are in public. While there are thousands of myths about how to get rid of hiccups, one of the best is to hold your breath as long as you can. When you can't hold it any longer, exhale as slowly as you can. That should do it!