4 Hacks to Stop Your Hiccups

Get rid of your hiccups once and for all.


Hiccups — they're annoying and uncomfortable. They start in your diaphragm, the big muscle at the bottom of your chest. Sometimes that muscle gets irritated and it spasms, stretching open and pulling air into your airways. When this happens, your vocal cords snap shut and cause the classic hiccup sound! So how do you get rid of them? Here are four tricks.


Chewing a Spoonful of Peanut Butter

A jar of peanut butter is surrounded by roasted peanuts, and a spoon sits on top.

Pro: Interrupts your swallowing and breathing patterns. Helps your diaphragm calm down.

Con: None. It's delicious.