Don’t you think, we cried freely when we were kids and let our emotions out without any care? Now that we have grown up, we tend to hold back our tears so as to refrain from coming across as weak, especially in public. But is crying really a sign of weakness, or as something to be ashamed of?
Well, here’s something that might interest you, ‘Shedding tears can be good for your health!’
There, we said it!
Read on to know how is crying helpful for you.
Detoxifies the Body
Surprisingly, different types of tears have different characteristics.
- Emotional tears: These flush out stress and other toxins of the system while you cry.
- Reflex tears: These type of tears clear the debris such as dust and smoke from the corner of the eyes.
- Continuous tears: Continuous tears help lubricate the eyes as these are made up of 98% water. Lubricated eyes keep away the infections.
Crying for long releases endorphins which gives your body a soothing and calming effect, thus easing the physical and emotional pain.
Helps You Recover From Grief
Grief and sadness include a few feelings of pity, blame and outrage. Once an individual cries out, he is able to better process the scenario and accept the circumstances. In this way, crying in the wake of a tragedy keeps you away from the onset of depression.
Restores Emotional Balance
One does not only cry in response to something sad. Even being happy, scared or stressed can result in sudden outbursts. According to a research done by Yale university, crying when you aren’t sad helps restore emotional balance, it’s our body’s way of dealing with overpowering emotions.
Researchers have found that crying activates a certain nervous system in your body known known as PNS (parasympathetic nervous system) which is essential for bringing a soothing and calming effect to your body. The PNS also helps your body rest and digest food. So several minutes of crying may bring the soothing effects of crying.
Crying or even sobbing not only helps you ease your pain but also lifts your spirit. During sobbing, you take quick breaths of cool air which keeps your brain at an optimal temperature. A cool brain functions better than a warm one. As a result, you feel relaxed and contained after a good amount of sobbing.