It probably gives you a lot of relief, but it isn’t doing any good to your ears. Yes! The cotton buds that you’re using to clean the inside of your ears are actually causing much harm to your ears for the long run.
Did you know that your ear is a self-cleaning organ and that it doesn’t need an external element for cleaning? The ear wax is actually a line of defense against infections and water damage to the internal ear.
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Ear wax is nothing but an excretion from the skin that settles on the walls of your ear canal. The ear wax is produced by the special glands called cerement that the skin has. The wax is sticky and is often used to protect the ears from infections or the entry of water. Over time, the wax dries up and falls out of the ear carrying along with it dust particles and sloughed off the skin.
Now the doubt is why do you then need to clean your ears? Being a self-cleansing organ, it shouldn’t require any cleaning. However, the wax sometimes becomes very sticky and tends to cause irritation, which can further lead to some form of infection within the ear or inflammation of the inner lining (which is also known as a condition called otitis).
When you use a Q-tip or a cotton bud to clean your ears, it pushes the wax towards your eardrum through the ear canal and imparts it. If this wax touches the skin of the eardrum, it can restrict vibrations thus making you feel deaf temporarily. If the wax settles on your eardrum, it can cause hearing problems. Furthermore, it can disrupt the ears’ natural cleaning system.
In some remote areas of our country, there are people who take up the job of cleaning ears for a living. Not only is it harmful, but also highly unhygienic. Therefore, no matter how severe the problem, if you notice any unusual pain in your ears, we suggest it’s best to visit a doctor.
Durex went ahead and did something that left everyone baffled. It unleashed a new line of products that is probably the biggest turn-off for any sex-haver: eggplant flavoured condoms.
However, to our relief, they actually aren’t releasing these condoms. According to a report inThe Mirror, the campaign is actually a stunt by Durex to further their campaign and push Whatsapp to release a condom emoji to promote safe sex.
But before that could get clarified, Twitter exploded with reactions that might’ve made Durex regret this move big time.
Some were disapproving of turning our beloved Baingan Ka Bharta into a flavour of the condom.
We all have heard about it. We all have experienced it. But very few of us have actually taken the efforts to know why it happens.
‘Contagious yawning’ is a natural phenomenon which most people believe happens because your brain needs oxygen. Some yawn experts have described yawn as ‘ancient and autonomic.’ It’s ancient because it happens to many creatures and autonomic because it stems from the brain stem.
Many people also believe that yawning is a result of boredom, tiredness or sleepiness. But there’s more to it than what you’ve been hearing all these years.
Scientists say that if you become conscious about yawning when you see someone else yawn, it can stop.
There are many theories about yawning being related to empathy and the brain’s ‘mirror-neuron system.’ It has been observed that a deficiency of the ‘mirror neuron’ system might result in missing hidden empathetic cues that result in contagious yawning.
It has been observed in MRI scans that some parts of the brain ‘light up’ when you see pictures of yawning.
Some people also believe that yawning just like laughter helps people bond well when in groups by indicating comfort level, relaxed sleepiness.
While there are a lot of theories related to contagious yawning, there isn’t one specific reason that explains why it happens.
Therefore, being an evolutionary trait, people continue to follow it considering it to be a scientific mystery.
If anyone ever asks you what is that one outfit in which you’d like to spend the rest of your life, most of you would say your pajamas. And well, why not! They are after all one of the most comfortable pieces of clothing one can ever have because everything is just better in pajamas, isn’t it?
But in reality, it’s not. Scientists have found out that sleeping without your pajamas, or rather sleeping without any clothes on your body actually makes you sleep better. Here are some benefits of sleeping naked
Here are some benefits of sleeping naked that might make you want to ditch your pajamas for good.
Sleeping without clothes boosts Oxycontin levels.
Oxytocin is a hormone produced by the body that helps to fight stress, depression and high blood pressure. When your skin comes in contact with that of your partner’s, Oxycontin, which is also called as the love hormone is produced.
Sleeping naked makes you sleep better.
An Australian study shows that you tend to sleep better when your body temperature is lower. By layering, that is by adding more items of clothing your body tends to absorb more heat. As per the study, even a minute difference in the body temperature send signals to the brain, thus disturbing your sleep.
A better good night sleep results in a stress-free life.
Stress can lead to extremely severe diseases. And one of the best cures for a stressful life is a sound sleep. Sleeping without any clothes on makes helps in better blood circulation as there is no heat exchange. It not only makes you fall asleep faster but also makes you wake up earlier than usual, thereby reducing your stress levels.
A stress-free life makes you be more confident.
When you sleep naked, be it all by yourself or with your partner, you become more comfortable in your own skin. Therefore, the more comfort you find in your body, the more confident you become.
Maybe the next time you reach home, you can simply take off your clothes and jump into your bed because that’s the right way to do it.