For those people who scoff at the idea of miracles, well, take a look at the human body – the ultimate living marvel. From spontaneously healing itself from wounds, scrapes, and cuts to storing vast amounts of information, these are just a few of the many feats that make our body the miraculous machine it is. However, as awe-inspiringly efficient as human physiology may be, there are times when you may want to lend it that helping hand, especially if you happen to be scrambling for a cure. But worry not, we feel your pain and are here with some rather interesting remedies!
Ladies and gentlemen, StyleCraze humbly presents to you six mind-bogglingly amazing body hacks that could quickly relieve anything! From a scratchy throat to a hiccup, read on to end your misery today.
1. Keep One Eye Closed
This seemingly simple hack is downright brilliant! If you happen to wake up in the middle of the night to answer Nature’s call then try to keep one eye closed during your visit. According to osteopathic physician and web entrepreneur, Dr. Mercola, when the retina of our eyes is exposed to bright light, it fools our brains into deducing that it’s still daytime, thereby making it rather tough to fall back asleep (1).
However, by keeping one eye of your eyes closed as you groggily make it to the bathroom for your midnight toilet breaks, your eyes can quickly readapt to the darkness and help you sleep like a baby once you’re back in bed.
2. Pull Your Ears
Suffering from a splitting headache? Though rubbing your temples does help somewhat relieve the pain, there are other pressure points, however, which can work even better. The next time you feel a headache on the rise – try pulling on your ear! Temple rubs can only help ease tension in your brow area but ear tugging can actually provide overall relief.
Simply pull your ear lobes out and back. This technique helps shift the temporal bone just a teensy bit to allow a fresh surge of cerebral spinal fluid to flow in, thereby nourishing and cleansing that region.
3. The Correct Way To Swallow Pills
If you’ve been prescribed horse-sized pills and are facing trouble swallowing them then fear no more! We bring to you an easy-breezy trick that will make pill taking time a downright walk in the park. Simply pop that pill into your mouth, then take a sip of your water and proceed to lean your head forward while you swallow.
When we lean forward our body’s reflexes takes over and move the pill spontaneously and naturally down the back of our throats, thereby making swallowing painless!
4. Hold Back Those Tears
At some point in life, everybody happens to be on the verge of a public meltdown. It could be an exceptionally stressful week or the arrival of bad news that cause your tear ducts to burn just when you least expect it! If you want to prevent yourself the embarrassment of the upcoming waterworks, try this very simple trick.
Take a look around you and discover objects to focus upon. Slowly and one at a time, try naming each object’s color. This will help slow down your heart rate and calm your breathing.
5. Roll Your Neck
Tired of upper limbs going numb or “falling asleep” when you lean your entire body weight against them for too long? The numbness occurs because the added pressure compresses nerves and doesn’t allow them to receive enough oxygen (2). But you can awaken your frozen limbs with a simple trick – roll your head to the back of your neck! The nerves in our neck travel right down to our arms and hand, hence they are the root cause for your numbness.
Unfortunately this doesn’t work for toes. Guess you’ll just have to settle for stomping them for now.
6. Thaw Your Brain!
Brain freezes are as infamous as they are uncomfortable. Haven’t experienced one? Well, try drinking a slushy or generously iced milkshake too rapidly. On second thought – don’t. You’ll hate us forever.
When we consume something ice cold too quick, our brain immediately detects the sudden loss of heat. In an effort to protect itself and retain heat, it will subsequently force those blood vessels that reside in the roof of your mouth to suddenly swell, thereby producing the infamous brain freeze.
If you’re in the habit of suffering this phenomenon more often than you’d care for, then try this simple trick! You can quickly be rid of that agonizing brain pain by trying to warm the roof of your mouth (read: the hard and soft palate) with your tongue. Eureka!
Weren’t these simply awesome? Which ones were your favorites? Let us know in the comments section down below!