A baby’s first cry is considered to be auspicious and important. Ever wondered why? Not only this, with different situations and emotions triggering an individual to cry it can benefit both your mind and body. However, it is important to know how crying has been found to benefit all of you. Continue to read, if you wish to know some of these:
However, it is important to know how crying has been found to benefit all of you. Continue to read, if you wish to know some of these:
1 . Detoxifies the Body
Surprisingly, tears are also classified into different types and each has its own characteristics. Reflex tears clear the debris such as smoke and dust, continuous tears (contain 98% water) help to lubricate the eyes and also helps to keep away the infections. Emotional tears contain stress hormones and other toxins and are flushed off the system while you cry.
2 . Nullifies Pain
Crying for a long while releases oxytocin and endogenous opioids called as endorphins, that help to ease the physical and emotional pain. Upon releasing endorphins the body becomes numb. Oxytocin also helps to calm and soothe an individual
3 . Helps You Recover From Grief
Sadness and grief involve several emotions of sadness, guilt and anger. Once individual cries out, he is able to better process and accept the loss of his loved one. Therefore it has often been observed that it is a must to cry out upon being hit with tragedy to avoid onset of depression
4 . Assists A Baby To Breathe
Difficult to accept, but, sometimes it is important for your baby to cry. Crying is your little ones’ way of receiving oxygen inside the womb through the umbilical cord. Once the baby is delivered he begins to breathe on his own. The cry of the baby helps him to adapt to the world around him, therefore is most important.
5 . Helps Your Baby Sleep
Crying helps a baby to sleep well. Studies suggest that when a child is left to crying before going to bed, a significant increase in the sleep length and decrease in intermittent waking was observed. It has been suggested that crying positively impacts the child’s’ health and parent-child relationship.