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Yawning (Definition)

Yawning is opening the mouth semi-voluntarily while taking a long, deep breath of air. It is a type of reflex action controlled by the brain (a person cannot yawn on command). Yawning is normal, and usually due to drowsiness or tiredness. However, excessive yawning that happens much more often than normal may be caused by vagus nerve signals, due ...Read more


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What causes excessive yawning?

Check this out.: Check out this article for 4 good theories: http://science.Howstuffworks.Com/life/inside-the-mind/human-brain/question572.Htm. ...Read more

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What causes excessive yawning? My son yawns entirely too much.

What causes excessive yawning? My son yawns entirely too much.

Fatigue & other: Yawning is a normal response to fatigue and drowsiness, but excessive yawning can be caused by a vasovagal reaction. This reaction is caused by the action of a nerve, called the vagus nerve, on the blood vessels. It may indicate a heart problem, or a disorder associated with excessive daytime sleepiness. Consult physician to rule out heart problem. ...Read more

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I am having episodes of excessive yawning (ie. 10 yawns in 2 minutes). This has been happening for 6 months. Should i be concerned?

I am having episodes of excessive yawning (ie. 10 yawns in 2 minutes). This has been happening for 6 months. Should i be concerned?

Yawning: There are numerous explanations for why yawning occurs. "excessive" yawning has been described in patients with diabetes, brain illnesses, and other conditions, although these associations have not been subjected to rigorous controlled studies or clear determinations of why they happen. Maybe you are just very sleepy or bored. If all else ok, would not worry. Good luck. ...Read more

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Excessive Yawning and Constant Need to Breathe Deep.....get worst when am eating........ whats wrong?

Excessive Yawning and Constant Need to Breathe Deep.....get worst when am eating........ whats wrong?

Yawning: When eating, blood supply is diverted in part away from the brain and into the intestinal area which may result in drowsiness or even yawning.Unless your abdomen becomes distended, You're probably focusing on your breathing too much as it should be more of an involuntary process. If you notice shortness of breath with exertion, then you should be evaluated by your physician for lung and heart caus ...Read more

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I am yawning excessively. What can this be?

I am yawning excessively. What can this be?

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. ...Read more

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Why am i yawning excessively while doing cardio?

Why am i yawning excessively while doing cardio?

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. ...Read more

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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more