Unfortunately, many people think that tears are a sign of weakness. Crying causes condemnation and irritation. Scientists claim that crying benefits your health and emotional well-being. They say tears are your body’s natural response to external stimuli.
Any strong emotional excitement can cause crying. Tears can come from intense joy, sadness, pain, and other feelings. Scientists insist that you should let the tears come out because holding back crying negatively affects your health. If you want to cry, do it.
Your body produces tear fluid to protect your body. Therefore, use this function of your body to stay healthy and joyful.
The benefits of crying.
Anti-stress therapy. Stress triggers negative chemical processes in your body that produce harmful substances. Tears flush these substances out of your body and protect you from their buildup. Thus, the stress level is reduced significantly. Also, tears provoke the production of the hormone prolactin, which helps to cope with difficult situations.
Eye protection from drying out. Tears protect the eyes from drying out and negative environmental influences. You’ve probably noticed that if a speck gets into your eye, tears are the best way to get rid of it.
Reduces the level of psychological stress. If emotional stress is the cause of your tears, you should allow yourself to cry as much as you want. Your body releases endorphins and other substances during crying that have a calming effect on the body. Scientists find that crying from time to time is very beneficial for psychological health. Your mood improves dramatically after crying, and you feel light in your body. The nervous system relaxes after crying.
Improving immunity. Tears escape through the lacrimal canal in the nose and help keep the cavity moist and free of bacteria, which helps to strengthen the immune system.