Why Do We Close Our Eyes When We Sneeze?

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Some people can sneeze with their eyes open and some people can’t. Sneezing is a reflex and so is closing our eyes. We have no control over whether or not we close our eyes when we sneeze.
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Closing our eyes when we sneeze is a reflex. A natural reaction. You can force
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When an irritant contacts the nasal mucosa , trigeminal nerve provides the effect limb for impulses to the pons, and Preganglionic efferent fibres leave these latter two structures
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A sneeze is also known as a sternutatory reflex. During a sneeze, a tremendous amount of stress is placed on the body. Thus, considerable air pressure is placed upon the eyes. This
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I don't know for sure but I was told it is a protective response for the eyes.
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It is unclear, but scientists theorize that we close our eyes to protect them. We may be protecting our eyes from microorganisms and particles from our sneezes.
A common myth that if you sneeze with your eyes open, your eyeballs will pop out, is not based in fact. It is possible, though difficult to resist the urge to close your eyes when you sneeze.
Our eyes snap shut during a sneeze by reflex. The nerves that serve the eyes and the nose are closely intertwined. Stimuli to the one often just triggers a response in the other
No one really knows, but scientists assume we close our eyes when we sneeze to protect ourselves from any germs that come flying out. But, it may also be because it's just a natural reflex that's associated with sneezing.
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