10 Weird Things That Happen to Your Body in an Airplane

Have you booked your summer holiday and are patiently waiting for the moment you will step on board a plane and know in a few hours you will be officially on holiday and far away from phones and work? Did you know all the things that happen in the time span you fly? There are some things that happen to your body once you take off, and they are rather interesting and entertaining.

  1. Your legs swell due to lack of motion.
  2. Your taste in food changes and you may find yourself craving things that you would not touch otherwise on the ground.
  3. Unpleasant smells appears from your mouth because of dehydration and less saliva that result in active growth of bacteria.
  4. You may notice some skin problems. These are also caused by dehydration that leads to skin flaking and acne. The dry air is also responsible for weakening the skin’s protective properties. Don’t forget to moisturize to stay safe.
  5. Your head spins and you may experience other symptoms of dizziness, nausea and even vomiting because the static picture you see does not correspond to the feeling of movement.
  6. Lack of mobility can also lead to constipation and flatulence.
  7. Hearing weakens because of changes of pressure onboard a plane. Try to stay calm and chew a gum or hard candy, they stimulate salivation and swallowing lets air out.
  8. Painful and sudden toothache. The reason for why many people experience sudden toothaches is explained by the fact that changes of pressure affects the teeth, air getting into small orifices and presses the teeth from inside.
  9. You consume dangerous bacteria. Planes are full of harmful bowel bacteria, avoid touching surfaces and food at the same time, and try to stick to bottled water.
  10. You become more nervous on board because you acknowledge the fact that you are not in control of your safety and this can get you angry even though you are not afraid of flying.