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.

Squeezing Lemon Juice on Your Tongue

A lemon is cut in half on a cutting board.

Pro: Distracts you from your hiccups.

Con: Sour. Citric acid isn't good for your teeth.