Why Do We Cry and Benefits of Crying?

Why Do We Cry and Benefits of Crying?

Why Do We Cry? Many People link Crying with Weakness, but that’s nothing but just a myth. Crying has nothing to do with weakness. Crying is a natural response human have to a range of emotions. People Cry in Happiness, sadness, joy, grief, frustration when they are hurt when they are super happy etc. Crying has Various Benefits. Will discuss Benefits of Crying. Benefits of Crying Crying protect your eyes, some People can cry easily and they are  very sensitive and pure from heart, they get hurt easily, However, there are some kind of people who remain dry eye and they don’t easily shed tears, those with a high threshold, it may take a significant event—the birth of one’s child or the loss of a loved one—to produce strong enough emotions.

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Scientific Justification of Why Do We Cry:

The act of crying has been defined as “a complex secretomotor phenomenon characterized by the shedding of tears from the lacrimal apparatus, without any irritation of the ocular structures”, instead, giving a relief which protects from conjunctivitis. A related medical term is lacrimation, which also refers to non-emotional shedding of tears. Various forms of crying are known as sobbing, weeping, wailing, whimpering, bawling, and blubbering.

Why Do We Cry?

Types of Tears:

First Type of Tear is Reflex Tear: These Type of Tear is Triggered by Irritants such as wind, onion or smoke, they are released to flush out the irritants and protect the eye.

The second Type of Tear is Basal: The tear ducts constantly secrete basal tears, which are a protein-rich antibacterial liquid that help to keep the eyes moist every time a person blinks.

The Third type of Tear is Emotional Tears: You must have understood what type of tear it must be, Humans, shed tears in response to a range of emotions. These tears contain a higher level of stress hormones than other types of tears.

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Benefits of Crying:

Many people Say that Crying is linked with Weakness but however many scientists say that crying is not related to weakness instead crying has many benefits.

1) Benefits of Crying – Makes you Relax

Crying has self-soothing effect, it helps to regulate your emotions, helps to calm and helps to reduce the stress, as per the study Crying has self-soothing effect on people, and it is also explained that how crying activates the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS), which helps people relax.

2) Benefits of Crying – Relieve pain

Shedding Emotional Tears Releases oxytocin and endorphins, This Chemical is very helpful to release emotional and physical pain, hence emotional crying reduces your pain and makes you feel good, keeping your emotions inside will only give you stress frustration and many a time it becomes the reason of communication gap.

3) Benefits of Crying – Feel Good

Oxytocin and Endorphins are also known as Feel Good Chemical, these two chemicals not only reduce your pain but it also makes your mood good, it improves your mood and lifts people’s spirit.

4) Benefits of Crying – Reduces Stress

When a human cry because of stress that Stress Tears releases many Stress Hormones and other chemicals, Researchers believe that crying could reduce the levels of these chemicals in the body, which could, in turn, reduce stress. More research is needed into this area, however, to confirm this.

5) Benefits of Crying – Can Sleep Easily

Researcher says that crying help children to sleep easily, Whether the same thing happens with adult need to be researched, However, it follows that the calming, mood-enhancing, and pain-relieving effects of crying above may help a person fall asleep more easily.

6) Benefits of Crying – Fight and Improve

Crying Fights with bacteria and it also improves vision. Crying helps to kill bacteria and keep the eyes clean as tears contain a fluid called lysozyme.

As I said above that human sheds out three types of tears, under which Basal tears are released every time a person blinks, help to keep the eyes moist and prevent mucous membranes from drying out.

An important thing to Understand, Crying, shedding Tears are the response to the high range of emotions but sometimes can be related to “DEPRESSION” too. This is the end of the article Why Do We Cry. If you have any question please comment below. Also note that when you see Unnecessary Shed of tears and find it not normal, then you must consult Doctor because sometimes Crying can be the signal of Depression too.

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Tanu Dhuri
Tanu Dhuri
1 year ago

What to say about the people who never cry or don’t cry easily.?
People pass many comments that such people don’t have feelings etc etc.

Dharmesh Pandey
Dharmesh Pandey
1 year ago

Yep that’s very true people simply relate crying with weakness unless the people who cry easily are loyal and pure heart like me hehe…

2 months ago

I often feel terrified to cry in front of my own family and friends thinking they will think I’m weak and see as annoying.

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