Few Surprising Facts and Benefits of Crying !! Know
Why your nose gets sniffly when you cry .
It all starts with your lacrimal glands, located on the outer portion of the upper eyes. These peanut-shell-shaped glands create and secrete tears. Most tears will flow over the surface of your eyes and drain out the corners of your eyelids, through the tear ducts, which lead into the nasal cavity. If you cry an abundance of tears, the tears overflow the nasal cavity and start running out of your nose. Tears help you see better.
Even when you are not crying, tears flow from your lacrimal glands with every blink, moistening your eyes. This moisture – made of water, oil, and mucus – helps to maintain healthy vision.
A “good” cry can make you feel better.
Crying is often called “cathartic,” a release of pent-up emotions and tensions. But how we really feel after crying may depend on the circumstances and context of your crying – the “when,” “where,” and “with whom” you cry. In an international study including over 5,000 men and women, certain “good” and “bad” cry patterns emerged.A “bad” cry may make you feel worse.
Participants in the study mentioned above who suppressed their crying or felt shame as they cried reported that they did not feel as good afterward. A different, smaller study found that crying can be the opposite of cathartic for those with certain depressive symptoms. Those with an inability to experience pleasure did not take pleasure from crying – in fact, they felt worse after they cried than they felt before.Some people are more prone to cry than others.
The smaller study mentioned above uncovered another pattern about crying. If you are quite empathetic to the suffering of others, you may cry more frequently than the harder-hearted. People who are anxious or neurotic cry both more frequently and more easily than others.
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