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Why You Must Not Stop Someone From Crying

The first thing a baby does is cry after birth. Studies over time have shown that crying does more good than harm

Written by Kashish Sharma | Published : December 29, 2022 12:37 PM IST

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Crying Can Be Good For Health

Men and women cry much more than the world assumes they do. While crying has often been associated with social constructs and has been stigmatized often, it is a natural body response to a wide range of emotions such as sadness, grief and even happiness. Studies over time have shown that crying does more good than harm. Not only it ventilates the emotional system but it can have physiological benefits.

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Don’t Stop A Crying Man

The first thing a baby does is cry after birth. Cry of a baby is a strong indicative of its health. While many people stop or interrupt others from crying by associating it with characteristics such as feminine, a sign of weakness and others. Crying benefits an individual both physically and psychologically. In certain conditions, crying and its frequency can also be a good indicator of mental illness. Also Read - The Vital Role Of Awareness In Organ Donation: A Call To Action For India

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Can Bring You Out Of Stress Cycle

Crying is a sudden kind of emotional outburst or release and can instantly bring down the stress hormones. Studies have shown crying activates the parasympathetic nervous system that can bring the body out of the stress cycle.

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Releases Happy Hormones

Tears that are initiated by heightened emotional states further cause the release of happy hormones like oxytocin and endorphins. These chemicals when released can bring down sensations of pain and can act like natural mood lifters. Crying also helps in processing grief and sorrow. It helps in the acceptance of some kind of loss and ventilates hurt. Also Read - Eating Disorders: Expert Unravels How This Complex Condition Also Affects Mental Health

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Can Make You Sleep Better

In infants, crying has been found to increase sleep length and reduce the number of times a baby gets up during the night. In adults too, crying can have the same effect due to its soothing effect on the body.