today i learned – sun 14th oct 2018

my dad actually taught me this one, so thanks to him for that 😏

#tdil it isn’t possible for you to sneeze whilst you’re asleep 🀧

have you ever wondered whether you sneeze whilst you’re asleep but somehow don’t wake yourself up? πŸ€”

turns out, your body makes it impossible for you to sneeze by shutting down certain neurotransmitters whilst in rem sleep 😊 it’s called rem atonia πŸ‘πŸ». this means that certain motor neurons aren’t stimulated and signals aren’t sent to the brain 😏

when you consider that we should be more prone to sneezing whilst we’re asleep, it’s a pretty neat trick πŸ™ŒπŸ» (we’re more prone because the swell when we lay down, making them more sensitive πŸ™ˆ)

that said, it is possible for you to sneeze if the stimulus is strong enough … like, if you’re super allergic to cats and one decides to sit on you, you could wake up and sneeze πŸ‘πŸ»

pretty short one today, but it’s super reliable because the info came from a hospital 😘 i quite enjoy some biology goodness 😁

peace ✌🏻 #tdil


love some biology goodness 😏 fancy learning some more stuff? just take a little gander ->here<-

(image time! the header is ->here<- and the other is ->here<-)

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