You probably already know about the hacks for cooking, cleaning, and other ways to make your life much easier. But your body can actually benefit from these so-called hacks as well.
What’s so great about these easy-to-do methods is that they are inexpensive, often costing nothing and you can do them all on your own. Without further ado, here are body hacks to try to make yourself feel better based on your situation:
#1: You know an impending injection hurts. So as soon as the needle touches you, you can actually lessen the pain by coughing. Proven by science that a sudden cough can provide a little bit of comfort during an injection.
#2: Your throat is itching and of course, it is virtually impossible for you to scratch inside. Relieve the itch by scratching your ear. What happens here is that you stimulate the ear nerves, which create a reflex within your throat, causing a type of muscle spasm.
#3: If you have a stuffy nose, just push your tongue against your mouth’s roof and at the same time, place a finger in between your eyebrows. This will stimulate the vomer bone, causing your stuffy nose to loosen.
#4: A similar technique can be used when you are eating ice cream or anything cold. Just put your tongue on the roof of your mouth and this will prevent brain freeze.
#5: Sometimes, the music is too loud at parties and you cannot hear the person you are talking to. Turn to your right side and use your right ear when the person is talking. You can do the opposite if you want to hear music. This is best explained by the fact that the right ear is more capable of hearing rapid speech, while the left is for music.
#6: If you get quite drunk at a party, simply put a hand on a stable piece of furniture or anything that will help support you. This will prevent you from feeling dizzy.
#7: After eating a lot and you are feeling sleepy, don’t worry about acid reflux by lying on your left side. Your stomach is lower on this part, so food and acid in your stomach will not go up your throat.
#8: Nosebleeds are better off with cotton on the upper gums instead of in the nostril. Place a small ball of cotton on this part of the mouth just behind the dent below the nose and start pressing. Doing so will stop the blood supply that flows through the nose.
#9: You don’t need to buy pain reliever for your toothache. Instead, rub ice on the area where your index finger and thumb meet. This acts as a natural pain reliever as it numbs your hand while removing your toothache.
#10: If you’re having pins and needles in your hand, just move your head and neck to decompress the nerves that cause your hand to fall asleep.
#11: If you have an important event coming up and you’re nervous about it, relieve the tension by blowing your thumb. This simple action slows down your pulse, which can cause you to calm down.
#12: Fall asleep quicker than you normally would by avoiding your bed unless you are ready to sleep. This conditions the mind that bed and sleep are associated with each other.
With these simple body hacks, you can have a much easier life, so you will feel better even without the doctor’s advice.