Noseblindness is a common condition that affects millions of us. We sent our roving reporter to investigate.
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You may not have heard of noseblindness but you could well be suffering from it
Most of us take our sense of smell for granted. But what if we told you that most of us become so used to the smells around us, we actually become immune to them. This means we stop noticing leftover cooking odours, stinky pet smells or the whiff of stale takeaways in their car.
If you’re constantly on the receiving end of feeble excuses when you invite your friends over, have you considered that your home might smell a little eau de dog?
We all love our pets, but no one wants a home that smells a bit like a kennel, and whilst, we might get so used to the whiff we barely notice it - a common thing called noseblindness – our guests’ noses might not be quite so unaware!
What’s the real reason behind those declined RSVPs?
You love cooking and you’ve been told that you’re a veritable Masterchef. So why won’t your friends and family accept your dinner party invitations? It can’t be the standard of your cooking, so it may have something to do with your home not smelling as nice as it might.
Most of us get so acclimatised to the odours that surround us every day, we stop noticing them altogether. This is called noseblindness.
The trouble is our family and friends can still smell the odours that we’ve become ‘blind’ to (so that’s why they haven’t been round in a while!).
The good news is you can easily make sure you home smells fresh as the proverbial daisy.
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Your earnest carpooling efforts keep falling flat, thanks to your lack of willing passengers, and any kind offers to give workmates a lift home are always turned down. It can’t be your driving – you can parallel park one-handed with one eye closed – so could it be your smelly car that’s at fault?
You know how you get used to odours when they’re around all the time and even stop noticing them? Well, it’s called noseblindness and here’s the lowdown
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