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sun sneezes anyone?

PostPosted: July 10th, 2013, 10:28 pm
by Adamk
Since i can remember I have always sneezed when I got from a indoor setting to a sunny outdoor one. I did some research on it and not a lot of people are wired like this. Some think I may be similar to the way lights cause epileptic seizures in some people. Others think that its just a way to make your eyes dilate quicker. I think it just feel good! nothing like a little sun sneeze to let you clear your head.
Anyone else get those?

Re: sun sneezes anyone?

PostPosted: July 11th, 2013, 2:12 am
by chrissi
When children here need to sneeze and cannot, parents tell them to look into the sun. This makes them sneeze. I do that too , and many others here. So I guess that is just totally normal

Re: sun sneezes anyone?

PostPosted: July 11th, 2013, 5:10 am
by Yuliasir
that is pretty normal reaction, I have it too. I have read somwhere that the cause is unknown, but it is definitely harmless and funny thing.

Re: sun sneezes anyone?

PostPosted: July 11th, 2013, 7:22 pm
by tastemaker
Yes, I have that too. It's called "Photic Sneeze Reflex":

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photic_sneeze_reflex

Re: sun sneezes anyone?

PostPosted: January 11th, 2014, 9:12 pm
by Gamindsoc1509
My mate has this! SO WIERD!