Crying is a normal human response to a whole range of emotions.
Interestingly, both women and men cry more than we might think. In the United States, women cry an average of 3.5 times per month and men cry an average of 1.9 times a month. Pretty hard to believe, right?
People may try to suppress tears if they see them as a sign of weakness, but science suggests that doing so could mean missing out on a range of benefits:
- Helps to relieve pain
- Releases toxins and relieves stress
- Aids sleep
- Improves vision
- Self-soothing effects
- Can help you be more creative
A study from the University of Minnesota( Dr. William Frey), found that crying (triggered by emotions) improves the mood of 88% of people and it can also help with healing, boosting immunity and reducing levels of anger and stress.
Having a good cry can just make you feel better overall. It’s more effective than any antidepressant.
Crying is scientifically proven to make you fell better. It’s rare that crying will make you feel worse that what prompted you to cry in the first place. It is a release of pent-up energy and emotions. Think of crying as natural therapy!
A good cry might just be the ticket. It releases stress, make us feel better and can help foster creative thinking. Go ahead and enjoy the benefits of a good cry…if you feel like it.