Watching sad can be what the doctor ordered. A study shows that sad movies may boost our to pain. Researchers say that sad movies can increase the of endorphins released by the . These chemicals are our body's painkillers. They relieve or emotional pain. Dr Robin Dunbar said the people get from triggers the endorphin and relieves our pain.
Dr Dunbar conducted to find out the sad stories have on . One group of people watched a sad movie about a man fighting homelessness, drugs and . Another group watched a film on Britain's . The pain tolerance of those who watched the sad film increased by 13.1%, while the pain tolerance for those who watched the decreased by 4.6%. One we like sad movies is the natural we get from the .