Check out these benefits of crying

Akeem Lasisi
2 Min Read

Crying is natural, everybody cries at one point or another, but have you ever considered why you shed tears?

Emotions that can lead to crying include anger, frustration, happiness, or sadness and worldwide, it is estimated that women cry more than men.

Apart from crying to express emotional feeling, it also has its benefits.

Some of the reasons you need to cry are:

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1. Helps to relieve pain and stress
Shedding emotional tears releases oxytocin and endorphins which make people feel good. It can reduce both physical and emotional pain.

According to researchers crying can reduce the level of these chemicals in the body, which could reduce stress.

2. Get support from others
Crying can help people get support from others around them. For example, crying when you are in need of something.

3. Aids sleep

Crying can help babies sleep better and it may also have the same effect on adults as it may help a person fall asleep more easily.

4. Enhances mood
Crying may help lift people’s spirits and make them feel better. Apart from helping to ease pain, When you cry, your brain becomes cooler which improves your mood.

5. Fights bacteria
Shedding tears can also help to kill bacteria and keep the eyes clean as tears contain a fluid called lysozyme.

6. Improves vision
Tears rolling down the eye contains different chemicals and scientifically have been confirmed to help people see more clearly.

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