Amazing Health Benefits of Crying

Oct 21, 2019 By Kayode Oseh 3.7K

Crying is a product of emotions, It is a method through which we communicate and express our deepest feelings. No matter how young or matured a person is, crying is inevitable. Some try to suppress tears because they felt is diminishing or might make them seem weak. But according to science, there are a lot to gain when you allow those waters roll down your cheeks.

Crying calms you down

Have you ever noticed that when you cry your body becomes so relaxed that you feel like falling asleep? that's because crying has a calming effect. Crying releases some oxytocin and endorphins. Chemicals that makes you feel good and can ease your pain both physically and emotionally.

It helps you gain support

When you are feeling blue and helpless, crying is one way to communicate your feelings to others that you need help. This may be regarded as interpersonal benefits. No one may understand how badly you are in need of help until you express your ordeal in tears. It can make people come to your aid faster. 

Crying soothes your pain

Crying has a soothing effects. Whenever you get hurt and deep in pains, do you always realize that after weeping black and blue, you tend to feel good afterwards? according to researches, crying can activates the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) to release oxytocin and other neurotransmitters which makes you feel less stress and pains. The benefits aren’t immediate, however. It may take several minutes of shedding tears before you feel the soothing effects of crying.

Elevates your mood

The oxytocin and neurotransmitters earlier mentioned also help to uplift your mood. Also when you cry, specifically sobbing, you take in many quick breath of cool air which can help reduce the temperature of your brain. A cooler brain brings your body more pleasure than a warmer brain.

Crying makes you release stress

A research have claimed that crying can alleviate stress. When you cry, your body tend to release some stress hormones specifically cortisol, through tears. Although there are no much researches backing this claims. Researchers do indicate that there is still a lot of research to be done on it.

It protects from bacteria

Our eyes constantly release tears (continuous tears) in order to clear off microbes. Tears contain an enzyme called lysosomes, this enzyme helps tto clean the eyes and prevent microbial attacks. 

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