You must have heard your elders saying that crying is a sign of weakness, but it’s time you prove them wrong. Let’s face the fact, we all cried when we were babies, or on times when we fell down on the floor while growing up. But how does it make any difference, now that we are adults? In fact, no need to care for being labeled as a cry baby for crying out loud. It isn’t something you need to be ashamed of. Both males and females cry more than you may assume and it's not unusual because having a good cry can sometimes be just what the doctor ordered. Our verdict? Down below are all the benefits that you might not be aware of from a simple act of crying. So, as we say, let the tears flow.
1.Provides a soothing effect:
Crying can help you regulate and calm your own emotions. A study in 2014 shows how crying can help to reduce stress by activating the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS).
When tears comes out in response to stress, crying reduces the levels of stress hormones and other chemicals. This also helps the body in detoxification. However, there’s no strong research to confirm this.
3.Promotes sound sleep:
A 2015 study concluded that crying in babies aids sleep in them. Crying follows calming, mood-enhancing effects, free from stress which can be ideal for an adult to fall asleep.
Did you know human tears as salty in nature? No, you don’t have to taste them! Tears contain a fluid called lysozyme which in return helps to keep the eyes clean and free fro bacteria. It can even prevent risks from bioterror agents, such as anthrax.
According to the National Eye Institute, the lubricating effect of basal tears help people to see a clearer vision. The basal tears, on the other hand, helps to keep the eye moist and prevents drying out of the mucous membranes.
Keep in mind, crying in response to emotions like sadness, joy or frustration is normal and has benefits from it but frequent crying for no reason is a serious sign of depression and anxiety. In such a case, speak to a doctor.
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