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What does it mean when we yawn a lot

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Holland
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No: Yawning is not related to dry eyes.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Not really: Although dry eyes can cause reflex tearing and a feeling of heaviness or tiredness of the eyes, the need to yawn does not seem to be a sign of dry eye... Read More

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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Yawning is the: body's way of increasing oxygen intake. "Freaking out" can be a sign of lack of emotional intelligence. Please see the work of Daniel Goleman. Visi... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Yawning: It is a way to keep our brains alert during times of stress. It keeps the brain at its cool optimal working temperature so as to keep our reaction tim... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 36 years experience
Yawning: is associated with overheating. Studies have shown that the application of a cool washrag or ice to the back of the head will stop it from occurring. ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Bozzuto
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
May have OSA: In addition to copd, you should talk to your doctor about being tested for obstructive sleep apnea. This can cause prolonged episodes of not breathing... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Yawning: Yawning it the way for the body to rid more aggressively carbon dioxide. It is very common when exercising.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yawning: You don't have to be tired to yawn. Some people will yawn as a form of stress relief or as a habit.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yawning: I am a little confused. Are you concerned of yawning at 7 P.M. Excessively? Or are you concerned of making weird sound while yawning? I guess, quite a... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Schwartz
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Sleep stages: Rem sleep provides us with the deepest and most restfull sleep. You are not there if you are dreaming. Dreaming is associated with the unconscious (fF... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Probably : When was your last physical? If recent and your lungs and heart are fine and you have no risk factors you are probably tired after a hard days work. ... Read More

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