You don’t only cry when you’re sad. We’ve all been in a stressful situation that has brought us to tears. But, according to science, this is not just a response to all the stress, it can also help ease your anxiety. Tears produced by stress actually force our bodies to rid themselves of chemicals that raise cortisol, which is the stress hormone.
This reduces tension from the body. Crying also activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which helps us relax. So, next time if you find yourself feeling a sense of relief after a good cry, there’s a scientific explanation for that.