# Pamper your sweet
No one exactly knows why sugar may help hiccups. Some doctors
speculate that the granules stimulate the vagus nerve, a long nerve in the
back of the throat that sends branches to many muscle groups, including
those in the diaphragm.
# Take a deep breath
Holding your breath for a count of 30 may also work
for some. It increases carbon dioxide levels in the blood and apparently
decreases the sensitivity of the vagus nerve centre in the brain.