National Sense of Smell Day
National Sense of Smell Day:
Celebrated on last Saturday of April, every year.This day is celebrated to show gratitude to our gifted sense of smell.
|2020||25th April||Saturday||United States|
|2021||24th April||Saturday||United States|
|2022||23th April||Saturday||United States|
Why Sense of Smell Day?
This day is celebrated to show gratitude to our gifted sense of smell as it is one of the main reasons to realize our delicious foods and fragrances. It is the first sense which plays a crucial role for visually impaired persons to protect them from unsafe situations.
How we can Celebrate National Sense of Smell Day:
A good way to observe the national sense of smell day is through daily workouts. Yes, Studies reveal that after workouts, our brain signals get activated which in turn increase the ability to smell. So post workout, do a lite sniff on your favorite fragrances. Engaging in this activity not only enhances its development but also delays the diminishing nature of our sense of smell as we get old.
Below are the few directions to improve our sense of smell and to protect it with care.
While cleaning your rooms, avoid using chemicals with strong vapors as you may tend to inhale it. Stay away from stinky and bad smells as prolonged exposure to it may deteriorate our sense of smell. At unavoidable situations for example, if you are working in pharmaceutical industries, always wear a mask as it filters some of the hazardous fumes arising from chemicals that you are exposed to.
It has been found the smell of lemon increases concentration and promotes clear thinking. The smell of Cinnamon and peppermint decrease the likelihood of road rage stress in drivers. Clean your nose with saline spray and blow your nose at regular intervals during flu times or else it would block smellreceptors.
Sniff Therapy-Choose your favorite smells like coffee, the fragrance of roses, lemon, and sandalwood.Do a gentle sniff on these smells for a minute, counting four to six times a day. Continue this practice for three to four months as it gradually boosts the functioning of smell receptors. Enjoy the smell of your delicious foods before consuming it.
Share your ideas on must try fragrance list and tips to enhance our sense of smell using #senseofsmellDay to post it on social media.
Interesting Facts About National Sense of Smell Day:
Each one of us has a unique odor. It is said that the distinct odor is due to the same gene that determines the physical and functional characteristics of a person.
Chemo detection– The ability to detect chemicals related to taste or smell is one of the earliest sense that develops in fetus growth. Mr. Allen, a pediatrics professor and author of “Raising Baby green”says that “At the end of the first trimester, baby can sense the smell of food that mom is eating”.
Women have the ability to sense more odors when compared to men. This is due to the fact that the Orbitofrontal region of women is well developed than men.
In 2014 journal, Scientist determined that 10 billion receptors are present in the nose. A recent study revealed that the human brain can detect 1 trillion unique smells.
When you are at shut-eye, our sense of smell stops working to give us a peaceful sleep time. Every day,make your sense of smell to start its work by inhaling the aroma of strong coffee.
Like humans, animals also have their own favorite smells. Camels love tobacco smell and your dog’s favorite smell is you.
To mate, a male silkworm can detect a single molecule of female sex hormone from a mile distance away.
History of National Sense of Smell Day:
Sense of smell institute is the founder and sponsor of National sense of smell Day. It arranges for events, informational programs to know the importance of our sense of smell. Museums, Science and Education centers across the town in the US participate at this event to enjoy this day.