The human body is a complex machine; the complexity being much higher than anything than we have ever created. And while many of its functions can easily be explained, there are many others which require a more complex reasoning.
So today we, at Being Indian, take cases of nine of such strange functions of the human and try explaining why exactly does it happen.
Hiccups come with no warning, completely out of blue and can quickly become bothersome for all of us. But did you know that they are actually a part of our body’s defence mechanism? Yes, hiccups are there to signify problems in the brain, spinal cord or any of the structures around the diaphragm. It occurs when we eat very quickly, swallow large pieces of food, or simply overeat, which in turn irritates our pneumogastric nerve.
Sneezing is nothing but our body’s way of getting rid of allergens, microbes, dust, or other irritants that fill our nasal passages sometimes. This is how the body gets rid of the ‘trash’.
Wrinkling of Skin
Such wrinkling of skin happens it gets exposed to a lot of moistures. With the increased amount of moisture, the body understands that the environment might be slippery and, hence, immediately begins to change in a way that will make it easier for you to grip smooth surfaces.
It is very common for anyone to get goosebumps when exposed to chilly winds. However, what many not know is that goosebumps occur to reduce the amount of heat our bodies lose through the pores of our skin. The occurrence of goosebumps actually makes it easier to warm ourselves in such climatic conditions.
Loss of Memory
Believe it or not but most cases of memory loss have been recorded after the person has had an unpleasant experience, making many believe that memory losses are our body’s way of deleting the most terrible moments from our memories.
Jolts in Sleep
It is very common for people to have a sense of falling while in sleep. While a few get the experience quite frequently, others don’t. But for all of us, it is a part of the defence mechanism of our body. Studies explain that when we begin to fall asleep, the frequency of our breathing rapidly falls. This results in falling of the pulse rate as well, which the brain interprets as heralding death. So it tries to save you by giving you a jolt to wake up.
An action as simple as the stretching of our body has an explanation too. It works on our muscles, restoring the blood flow and improves our mood.