Hiccups are nothing shy of an annoyance after eating a meal or having a drink. They can get really bad and even cause headaches, abdominal and chest pain. But why is something so common so difficult to cure?
Well, the time to banish hiccups might have arrived!
Hiccups are involuntary contractions of the diaphragm (the muscle that separates your chest from your abdomen) and plays an important role in breathing. According to mayoclinic.org, "Each contraction is followed by a sudden closure of your vocal cords, which produces the characteristic 'hic' sound. Hiccups may result from a large meal, alcoholic or carbonated beverages or sudden excitement".
There have been many home remedies that claim to get rid of hiccups, such as drinking water, breathing in deeply, or even bending over a chair! But none have really stood out to be the ultimate relief of hiccups.
A company has now made a special straw called "HicAway". It is rather thick in size, bent at the top, and has a tiny hole at the bottom, designed to be really tough to suck water through. In doing so, you are exercising the diaphragm muscles to relive its contractions.
Take a look at the video below by the YouTube channel, Later Clips, on the Special Straw That Instantly Cures Hiccups...