Written by Abrar Khan Aug 2, 2020
It’s safe “in moderation” to try to make yourself sneeze but you don’t want to go overboard with it. Experts break down several hacks you can try to coax your nose into sneezing again.
Weird but true: Some people start sneezing when they’re suddenly in bright light. This “stimulates a neural reflex."
Spices like pepper, cinnamon, and cayenne can trigger a sneeze. “It irritates the nasal nerve endings,” You can get results quickly Just be careful that you don’t actually inhale the spice because that will burn.
Twist up a tissue and gently insert it into your nose to try to stimulate it from the inside. This tickles the nasal nerve endings, it works in most people pretty quickly.
File this under a last-resort trick to only try once. Plucking a nose hair stimulates your trigeminal nerve and can trigger a sneeze.
This is a similar hack to the nose hair trick: Plucking a facial hair, like a stray eyebrow, can also stimulate your trigeminal nerve and prompt a sneeze.