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Five reasons why laughing till your face hurts is great

By: Stacey
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5 Reasons Why Laughing Till Your Face Hurts Is The Best Medicine

1. Laughing raises your heart rate

When we laugh, our body takes in deep breaths that cause our heart to race. These deep breaths allow our body to take in more oxygen, improving vascular function.

2. Laughter helps you sleep

Laughter increases your productions of melatonin, a hormone responsible for aiding in a good night's rest.

3. Laughter gives you energy

As explained in the first point, when we take in more oxygen while laughing, we release endorphins. This gives you quick and effective energy.

4. Laughter is an anti-depressant

When you laugh, your brain releases serotonin and dopamine. These hormones help our brain process emotional responses and boost our mood, overall enhancing our experience with pleasure.

5. Laughter releases stress

Laughter releases endorphins dissipating hormones released when we are stressed or anxious. These endorphins block out negative energy and lower inflammation in our bodies.