7. Cough to dull the pain from a doctor’s needle.
Not many people enjoy being pricked by a doctor’s needle, even if it means you’re being protected from a disease. But there’s one easy way to ease the pain from a needle’s sting: coughing. Numerous studies have found that coughing when getting a shot reduces the pain sensation.
Scientists are not sure why this happens but suggest that coughing might induce a rise in blood pressure, which reduces the pain perception.
8. Make eating ice cream a fun experience, not one that causes a headache.
A headache that comes on after eating or drinking something very cold is a very common occurrence. This happens because when you are eating something cold, the brain tries to keep itself warm and to accomplish this certain changes take place in the body, which in turn leads to a headache.
You can get rid of this pain and simply warm your brain up by rubbing the upper part of your mouth with your tongue.
9. Don’t brush your teeth after eating.
Brushing right after eating a meal might seem like the best way to flush all the debris out of your mouth, but it’s not. This is because many of the food items that we eat or drink are acidic (think tomatoes, lemons, orange juice, etc.). Brushing right afterward can speed-up the acid’s effect on your enamel and cause it to erode. Wait for about 30 minutes after your meal before using your toothbrush.
10. Chewing gum boosts your memory.
A study conducted at Coventry University found that chewing mint-flavored gum can dramatically decrease feelings of tiredness and make a person more aware of their surroundings. In a separate study, UK based psychologists found that chewing gum can improve test scores and improve memory by about 35%. So next time, rather than gulping coffee, maybe try chewing gum while studying for an exam.
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