Stifling a sneeze may be the purest, simplest body hack. We’ve posted a couple of methods before (pull on your nose, put a finger under it, or bite your lip), but I’ve always relied instead on pressing my tongue on the roof of my mouth. (You can also tickle instead of pressing.)
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This is mostly a matter of overloading the brain with benign sensory input to dull the more unpleasant input. That’s why the same tongue manoeuvre helps you fight a brain freeze or stop crying over onions.
There's nothing wrong with letting out a good sneeze (as long as you cover your nose and mouth), but sometimes you need to be quiet or avoid attention. If you need to prevent a sneeze, you can do a simple trick with your nose.Read more