Tears Are Good For Us

I have been told many times that tears are good, and that they help us to heal in different ways. Tears are like saline and help to lubricate the eyes and help to clean them. They are salty, and also have proteins in them. Since women cry more than men do, I would tend to say that they have to do with hormones too.

There have been stories told to me about some people that even set aside certain times to actually make their self cry. These people say that it helps to clear out the cobwebs, so to speak. The funniest part to me has always been that they say that they actually felt a lot better after they cried.

Sometimes when I cry, it seems to just wipe me out. Other times when I cry, it seems to invigorate me. That being the case, there could be something to it that it helps you feel better, and it’s really not funny at all.


I just went to Google, and found this at the URL


Not a dry eye: Weeping by numbers

20% of bouts of crying last longer than 30 minutes

8% go on for longer than one hour

70% of criers make no attempt to hide their crying

77% of crying takes place at home

15% at work or in the car

40% of people weep alone

39% of crying occurs in the evening, the most popular time compared with morning, afternoon, and night (16, 29 and 17 per cent respectively)

6-8pm is the most common time for crying

88.8% feel better after a cry

47: average number of times a woman cries each year

7: annual number of crying episodes for a man

Sob story: The science of tears

Three types of tear are produced by the lachrymal gland above the eye.

Continuous or basal tears, produced to keep the eye surface permanently moist and protected contain water, lipids or fats and proteins. They also contain compounds that protect against infections. Each blink of the eyelid spreads tears.

Reflex tears have a similar make-up and are a reaction to irritants or foreign objects.

Emotional tears have a different make-up including enkephalin, an endorphin and natural painkiller.


I have just barely scratched the surface about crying, as I now know after going to Google. There is a world of knowledge out there about crying and tears.