The human body is a mysterious thing.
We do things all the time like yawning, sneezing, and stretching, without even thinking about them. Even if we don't take the time to wonder why, scientists do. They spend their time studying the body and its many behaviors, and they have answers to some of the most common questions. Here's what happening when your body starts doing its own thing.
When your brain gets too hot or overwhelmed, yawning helps keep it calm, cool, and collected.
Sneezing lets your body eject dust, irritants, and other microbes that it doesn't want hanging around.
Your body knows you have important things to do, so it urges you to stretch to create blood flow and prepare it for everyday stresses. It also helps improve your mood!
Hiccups happen when your pneumogastric nerve is irritated. This can happen from eating too quickly, overeating, or swallowing big pieces of food.
5. Myoclonic Jerking
If you don't know this term, it refers to when you go to sleep but feel shock and jolted awake. This could be because your brain thinks your slow breathing is the beginning stages of death, so it tries to make sure you're okay.
6. Skin Pruning
Pruning happens when your body feels increased moisture. The reaction occurs so you will be able to hold onto smooth surfaces more easily.
7. Losing Memory
Your mind has the ability to delete incredibly traumatic events to spare you pain.
8. Getting Goosebumps
Goosebumps fill our pores to better protect us against the cold and keep our bodies warm.
9. Tearing Up
Tears protect the eye, much like sneezing does for the nose, when dust or particles enter. Tears are also irritants that are supposed to distract us from emotionally difficult situations.
(via Bright Side)