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Woodbridge, VA
A 16-year-old female asked:

i am yawning excessively. what can this be?

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Dr. Randall Bock
Specializes in General Practice
Need better sleep: Yawning, first of all, is suggestible, so it sometimes can come from thinking about it or seeing other people's yawning. More commonly, though, spontaneously, it is the result of drowsiness, fatigue. Perhaps you are not getting adequate sleep or adequately restful sleep. Here's a good article http://www.Localhealth.Com/article/yawning-excessively.

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What can make it difficult to take deep breathes and make me have to work to yawn?

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Cause of cramps when I yawn?

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Where are the cramps: I would like to know where you are cramping while yawning. If you do so in your jaw, it may be that you have some problems with temporomandibular joint (known as tmj). You may have inflammation there or it may be pushed out of place if you are yawning way too widely. I'd appreciate more detail, so i could help you better.
A 67-year-old member asked:

Severe yawning after reading for twenty minutes?

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???: Define severe? If yawning while reading makes you tired, then you are one of the blessed few who know the best way to get to sleep at night. If it is a problem, then it is just because what you are reading is excessively boring.
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A 18-year-old female asked:

Why am i yawning excessively while doing cardio?

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Yawning: Probably because you are bored and do not find it exciting. Try reading a book , watching a movie or listening to music while you work out.
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A 34-year-old female asked:

I am yawning excessively, but they are unfinished. I only do a half of yawn which is unsatisfying and results in another a few seconds later.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Not a disease: What you described is not a disease, just a variation on normal life. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex.

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