How does it know?
The body is an amazing thing. The last few days in South Florida something has been in the air. I felt it at the beginning of last week and recently this was confirmed by Scot at the Vitamin shop. He said he felt sinus pressure also two nights ago.
Well, last night my left eye was burning and tearing. I know it's one way for the body to rid itself of irritants. When I went to bed I shut my eyes and the tears stopped and I slept. Waking up in the morning I saw some puffiness beneath the eye, a build up of fluid with no place to go. Once up and the eyelid opened, the eye began to tear again for a couple of hours.
So how did the body know? When the eye was shut, it stopped tearing and just collected the fluid in the pocket beneath, allowing me to sleep. When I awoke the eye opened and some signal must have been switched on and the tears resumed and the swelling decreased. It's like a little machine, changing direction and course of action. How does it know all these things? Amazing.