Nervous before an exam? Hate brain freezes? Drank a little too much? Don’t worry, we have the answers to all these problems, and many more!
1. Prevent Or Force A Sneeze
To prevent sneezing at an inappropriate time, close your mouth and try pressing your tongue firmly against the back of your teeth. While avoiding a sneeze is great, there’s nothing more annoying than a sneeze that you feel as a tickle in the back of your throat, but never actually initiates. So, force a sneeze by staring up into a bright light.
2. Melt A Brain Freeze
Too much Il Gelato will freeze the brain of even the most experienced ice cream eaters. Cure it by pushing your tongue onto the roof of your mouth, firmly, covering as much surface area as possible. And just relax.
3. Banish A Toothache
If you have a toothache, rub some ice on the webbed area between your thumb and index finger. By numbing your hand, the intensity of your pain will reduce.
4. Stop The Room From Spinning After Too Much Liquor
If you start feeling dizzy, place your hands on something solid and stable, like a tabletop, to help your brain recalibrate your balance. The reason: alcohol dilutes the blood in the part of your ear called the cupula, which regulates balance. Placing your hand on something stable gives your brain another reference point.
5. Chill Out
Are you feeling anxious? Slow your heart rate by blowing on your thumb. Your thumb has a pulse of its own, so if you can reduce the speed of the beats, you’re effectively calming the heart down too.
6. Prevent Pins And Needles Or Hand Falling Asleep
‘Pins and needles’ is a sensation of uncomfortable tingling, usually felt in the hands or feet. A common cause is awkward postures that compress the nerves. If your hand falls asleep from sitting in an odd position, rock your head from side to side. It’ll painlessly banish the prickling sensation in less than a minute.