Why We Smile

Why We Smile

When we are in a safe, empowering or satisfying environment, our bodies increase the production and release of endorphins. Some feel-good chemicals are carried to zygomaticus major and orbicularis oculi muscles, where they cause contraction, leading to a smile.

Different Kinds of Smiles

Duchenne Smile

Duchenne smile results from real happiness or enjoyment. People who wear this smile are considered friendly or approachable.

Uncomfortable Smile

This smile is often made when someone doesn’t want to show they are hurt. People use it to avoid ruining their relationships with loved ones or colleagues.

MS, University of Tartu
Sleep specialist

Using the acquired academic and professional experience, I advise patients with various complaints about mental health - depressed mood, nervousness, lack of energy and interest, sleep disorders, panic attacks, obsessive thoughts and anxieties, difficulty concentrating, and stress. In my free time, I love to paint and go on long walks on the beach. One of my latest obsessions is sudoku – a wonderful activity to calm an unease mind.

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