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Why does our body do these things?

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    Yawns



    If your body is low on oxygen, your mouth opens wide and tries to suck more in. Yawning is a way to regulate the amount of carbon dioxide and oxygen in your blood. Unfortunately, yawns are nearly impossible to stifle...Try stifling it.






    Eye Twitches



    Serious eye twitches can be a symptom of neurological disorders, but often there is a more mundane explanation. Common causes for eye twitches include stress, lack of sleep, extended staring or eye strain. Before you get frantic, try reducing your stress level, cutting back on caffeine and catching up on sleep.






    Itches



    Our skin most often gets itchy because of dryness associated with the environment or over-washing—water and soap can strip skin of its natural oils, thus sapping moisture. Face or body lotion should be able to keep these types of itches under control; also look for body washes and soaps labeled “moisturizing.” If you still have itchy patches, you may be experiencing an allergic reaction to a chemical, plant, food, animal or drug. See an allergist if the itching is persistent.






    Hiccups



    If you’ve frequently got a case of the hiccups, try slowing down when you eat and drink, suggests Dr. Plasker. Doing either too quickly causes your stomach to swell; this irritates your diaphragm, which contracts and causes hiccups. You may also get hiccups in emotional situations or if your body experiences a sudden temperature change. In both of these cases, the hiccups are a result of a glitch in your nerve pathways, which is why a sudden scare—which might shake up and reset your nerves—can sometimes end an episode.







    Goose Bumps



    Those tiny bumps that cover your skin when you’re cold or scared are actually a defense mechanism. Goose bumps occur when the arrector pili, a tiny muscle that connects the hair follicle with skin, contracts and makes the hair stand on end. If you had more hair—like cavemen did—the upright hair would trap air to keep you warm or make you look bushier and therefore more threatening to predators.







    Sneezes




    Sneezes happen when your body is trying to expel an irritant from the nasal cavity. If you have allergies, pollen or pet dander is usually to blame. If you have a cold, your body makes mucus to trap the virus, and sneezing helps force it (and the sickness) out of your body. An over-the-counter allergy or cold medicine helps suppress your reaction to allergens or reduce mucus production, which should prevent sneezing fits.







    Coughs



    A cough is another mechanism your body uses to get rid of irritants. There are special cells along your air passage, says Dr. Plasker, that recognize irritants and force them out. Common colds, sinus infections and pneumonia all increase your body’s mucus production, which triggers coughing. Smoking and asthma also tend to irritate the cells. To help cut down on chronic coughing, exercise regularly and practice good posture to keep your air passage open.








    Charley Horses



    These sudden, super-painful muscle spasms can be blamed on several things, including dehydration or electrolyte imbalances—often from strenuous exercise. After a demanding workout or an extra-long run, sip a sports drink to keep your system running smoothly. If you experience this type of cramping, walk around to help relieve the pain.





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    Nice info,

    Hiccups can also be due to the congestion in stomach and the air in the stomach wants to get released, by Hiccups the sudden movement in the body makes the food drift to a side and let the air pass.

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    Good one

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    Good One!!

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    Very Good Info.

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    Good informative info! A lot of useful thing which i didnt know about!

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    Have any of you had Charley Horse attacks when you were asleep ? i guess its a rare occurrence

    i have these Charley Horse attacks sometimes when i am asleep , its sooooooooooooo super painful ...... i just literally jump out of bed from deep sleep when i have it because of the pain .... it completley wares of after a few minutes

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShAdOwCoN View Post
    Have any of you had Charley Horse attacks when you were asleep ? i guess its a rare occurrence

    i have these Charley Horse attacks sometimes when i am asleep , its sooooooooooooo super painful ...... i just literally jump out of bed from deep sleep when i have it because of the pain .... it completley wares of after a few minutes
    I did experienced it couple of times, and every time it's concerned with my dream only..At that time only you can realize how much paralysis hurt...Serious pain...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShAdOwCoN View Post
    Have any of you had Charley Horse attacks when you were asleep ? i guess its a rare occurrence

    i have these Charley Horse attacks sometimes when i am asleep , its sooooooooooooo super painful ...... i just literally jump out of bed from deep sleep when i have it because of the pain .... it completley wares of after a few minutes
    I used to have those...Very painful. touchwood.

    Ever since I started working out in the gym, they have stopped.

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