If you've ever had a drink, you know it sent you to the bathroom, but do you know why alcohol makes you pee? Do you know how much more urine you produce or whether there is a way to reduce it? Science has the answer to all these questions:.
Shivering is an involuntary response to coldness. This tightening and relaxing of muscles in quick succession causes a slight bodily shake or tremble. This momentary cold sensation or cold jolt can rip through your body unexpectedly — sometimes starting in the spine and moving downward.
Picture this: You enter a movie theater. You're so excited to see the movie. But before you even think about locating the exact theater where your movie is playing, you look for the nearest bathroom. Or this: You're about to buy plane tickets for a long overdue vacation somewhere tropical, somewhere exotic, but you wouldn't dare book a window seat.
The quirk behind the burning need to pee when we hear rainstorms, waterfalls and babbling brooks seems to be all tied up in the power of suggestion. Most of you are familiar with the name Pavlov, and know that he had something to do with dogs. That something is an experiment where the Russian doctor showed that autonomic responses visceral reflexes that occur automatically and unconsciously under the control of the autonomic nervous system could be triggered by outside stimuli.
Peeing in the shower is one of those things a lot of people have done at some point but may be reluctant to admit. It makes such perfect sense on a practical level, though! You also may have heard that urine is sterile, so you can pee on yourself with abandon and still technically be clean.
Skip navigation! Story from Body. When you're dressed for the cold weather in layers of fleece leggings, and practically mummified by a floor-length puffy coat, the last thing you want to do is peel off all your cozy clothes just to go to the bathroom. But because fate is cruel, cold temperatures often make you feel like you have to pee more often than usual.
Laura, a year-old from New York, had spent months planning and preparing for her first major trade show as a fashion designer. But when the day finally arrived and it came time for Laura to present her line, she was overcome with nerves. Anecdotally speaking, having to go to the bathroom — or at least feeling like you have to — is actually a pretty common symptom of anxiety.
When you buy something using the retail links in our stories, we may earn a small commission. Outside does not accept money for editorial gear reviews. Read more about our policy. One theory that remains popular—though it has been contested—explains how it works like this: When your temperature starts to dropyour body will attempt to reduce heat loss by constricting blood vessels and reducing blood flow to the surface of the skin.