New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that sneezing is the body’s natural reboot and that patients with disorders of the nose such as sinusitis can’t reboot, explaining why they sneeze more often than others
Who would have thought that our noses and Microsoft Windows’ infamous blue screen of death could have something in common? But that’s the case being made by a new research report appearing online in The FASEB Journal. Specifically, scientists now know exactly why we sneeze, what sneezing should accomplish, and what happens when sneezing does not work properly. Much like a temperamental computer, our noses require a “reboot” when overwhelmed, and this biological reboot is triggered by the pressure force of a sneeze.