Sneezing Myths Debunked: Does Your Heart Stop?
Sneezing is a natural bodily reflex, but there's a common misconception does your heart stop when you sneeze. Let's set the record straight.
The Truth: Your heart does not stop when you sneeze. This myth likely stems from the sensation of a momentary pause in heartbeat felt by some individuals during a sneeze. This sensation is due to changes in blood flow and pressure but doesn't indicate heart stoppage.
What Happens: When you sneeze, there is a sudden, forceful contraction of muscles, including those around the chest, which can briefly affect blood flow. However, your heart continues beating throughout the process.
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