Everyone sneezes once in a while, it is a common phenomenon. But do you know everything about the sneeze reflex?
Yes, that feeling which you get after you let out sneeze with a force, and a few sneezes follows the trail. But what triggers the sneeze? For that, you need to understand the concept of sneezing.
Feelings associated with a sneeze
For a moment, just close your eyes and imagine the feeling that you get when you are about to sneeze. A sharp tinge of pain forms behind your nose and soon after that, you let out a full-blown sneeze. But have you ever wanted yo sneeze and can’t? The feeling is disturbingly annoying.
It almost feels like a block of stone kept at the end of your nose and no matter how much you try, you can’t get rid of the pressure and pain it causes. Some of you even go ahead and poke your nose with pens or paper to let out the sneeze. But once you get it out, it feels good, doesn’t it?
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What is a sneeze reflex?
Sneeze reflex is also known as Autosomal Compelling Helio-Ophthalmic Outburst (ACHOO) syndrome.
This basically causes you to sneeze even when there is no dust particle of any irritating thing inside the lining of your nose. This can be caused due to various things. According to experts, it mostly occurs when you look directly at a source of bright light like the sun or any bright bulb.
Few experts claim that even orgasm can trigger sneezing and sneeze reflex. This happens because of the complexities of your autonomous nervous system. Whenever your body needs to sneeze, a signal is transmitted by the ANS, but sometimes the system gets messed up.
When that happens, sneeze reflex begins and you start sneezing in a row. There is no scientific reason as to why it happens, but it just does. Your body functions in mysterious ways, which is why some people get the reflex when they look directly at the sun and some don’t get affected by it at all.
So, why does sneezing feel good?
Before sneezing, a pressure develops inside your chest area and because of the muscle tension that builds up inside. Once you sneeze, you let out all that pressure along with the particles and things that irritate your nose and causes you to sneeze.
Its similar to the pleasure and relief you get after you get to pee, especially if you have been holding it back for quite some time. That’s exactly why your body feels great when it has released all the pressure that was built inside it.
Holding a sneeze reflex
Sneezing is a very common phenomenon. Everyone sneezes, but in a different way. Some are loud sneezers, some are silent ones. Then there are a few who always sneezes in a row. The point is, for every sneeze the stimuli can differ.
And it totally depends on the science on the inside your body that decides which stimulus will affect you and which will not.
But one thing is for sure, you should never hold back a sneeze reflex because the pressure needs to leave your body one way or the other. Also, in case you try to hold your nose and close your mouth to stop the sneeze, you should know that it can cause you serious trouble.
It might even cause your throat to rupture.
Sneezing is good for you. It eliminates all the annoying dust particles and stimulus that irritates your nose. So, never hold back on a sneeze and if you get the sneeze reflex, just let it flow. Sneeze in a row and relax your chest muscles.