Why are people more prone to hiccups when they are drunk?

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Why are people more prone to hiccups when they are drunk?

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Hiccups are caused by your heart beat and breathing cycles being off. Your body is literally trying to jolt your heart back into rhythm. Which is why a solution to the hiccups can be: taking long, deep breaths (but, in my experience, it only works half the time).

When you get drunk your breathing changes and slows more than normal so you’re more likely to get off this rhythm. This, more likely to get hiccups.