6. Hiccups

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For getting rid of hiccups, try taking a tea towel and placing it over the top of a glass of water. Drink the water through the tea towel. This has always helped me get rid of hiccups. I think it’s a combination of concentrating on something else and slowing your breathing. Hiccups occur because the diaphragm starts to spasm. When I try to hurry through something, I get the hiccups. Drinking the tea towel water calms me down and eases the tension that caused the spasms in the first place.