The average person blinks 21,600 times per day. Typically, a person blinks every four seconds, adding up to 15 blinks per minute and 900 blinks per hour. Weekly, the average person blinks 151,200 times. That adds up to nearly 8 million blinks per year.Continue Reading
Several factors affect the rate of a person's blinking. Stress, tiredness and anxiety increase blinking frequency. Interestingly, using contact lenses does not affect the average person's blink rate.
Babies blink much less frequently than adults; the average infant blinks only twice per minute. There is not a large discrepancy between the blink rates of adult men and women. Adult men blink at a rate of 14.5 times per minute, while adult women average 14.9 blinks per second. However, adult women who take hormonal birth control blink nearly 20 times per minute.Learn more about Human Anatomy