Driving in the car the other day, Zack started having one of his famous sneezing fits. It’s actually really crazy and also something that happens on the regular: he sneezes like 10 times in a row. I’m not even kidding. He cannot just sneeze once. It’s always like 10. And for some reason, I get really irritated about it. Like, somehow, it’s his fault that he sneezes so much and he should really stop bugging me, because I mean, it’s just so annoying. And then I check myself and realise how cruel it is to be annoyed about this. My poor husband. Anyway, so during this drive, Zack said to me, “You know, I haven’t figured out how to stop myself from sneezing, but I have conquered the hiccups. I haven’t had the hiccups more than once in my life!” And then he was like, “Oh this is good stuff. You should totally blog about this.” True story. So I figured, since you all like him so much, that Zack should make a little debut on here and tell you his tricks to never have the hiccups again. No drinking water upside down with your nose plugged needed.
1. Take a quick deep breath in of about 40% of your lung capacity. (Note: All of the breaths that you take in should be as fast as possible and you should not breathe out until the last step).
2. Pause, holding said breath, for approximately 2 seconds.
3. Every second after that, breathe in quick, short breaths of about 10% of your lung capacity.
4. Do this four times.
5. Take a quick deep breath of the remaining 20% (or however much you can) of air left and hold it for at least 10 seconds.
6. Your hiccups will be gone!
You guys, as silly as this seems, it actually works for him! I have literally never seen Zack have the hiccups. Now, I’ve tried it myself, and wasn’t really so lucky, but hey. If it works for you, then more power to you.What methods do you use to rid yourself of the hiccups? Any of them work? Also, wasn’t this the most ridiculous post in the history of ever? Yeah, it’s Saturday. Gimme a break.xo