#25: Blink Twice for Help
Did you know there’s a difference in blink rates between men and women? On average, women tend to blink more frequently than men. The numbers often cited are around 19 blinks per minute for women compared to approximately 11 blinks per minute for men. This variance in blink rate can be attributed to various factors, including hormonal differences, environmental conditions, and even social behaviors.
Hormonal fluctuations, particularly related to estrogen levels, can affect tear production and eye lubrication, potentially leading to increased blinking among women. Additionally, women might be more inclined to blink in response to certain environmental factors, like dry or dusty surroundings, to protect their eyes. While these differences in blink rates do exist, it’s essential to remember that individual variations can be significant, and not all men and women will fit these averages precisely.