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How do I stop yawning so much? I already sleep 7 hr a night.

How do I stop yawning so much? I already sleep 7 hr a night.

Not enough: I don't know how old you are, but if you're yawning a lot, and only getting 7 hours a night, you need more. There are a select few for whom 7 hours is enough, but most need at least 8 if not 10 hours a night. If you're falling asleep the moment your head hits the pillow, you are chronically sleep deprived.

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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Yawning too much is any symptoms of disease???? I sleep 8-9hr a day and I do exercises also

Yawning too much is any symptoms of disease???? I sleep 8-9hr a day and I do exercises also

Stress?: Perhaps you are under a great deal of stress? Pay attention to your breathing and make sure you take deep breaths from time to time. Good that you are exercising! If you feel you are not getting restful sleep and know if you snore a lot a sleep study may be warranted.

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If I follow the same sleeping schedule will I stop yawning?

If I follow the same sleeping schedule will I stop yawning?

Don't know why you: Are yawning. Try using excellent sleep hygiene ; see if it improves. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin.

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At 42 yrs old n I take min.6 hrs of sleep every night I still yawn a lot during office hours why?

At 42 yrs old n I take min.6 hrs of sleep every night I still yawn a lot during office hours why?

Yawning: You don't have to be tired to yawn. Some people will yawn as a form of stress relief or as a habit.

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How is it that lately I always feel dizzy and I always yawn like I need some sleep?

How is it that lately I always feel dizzy and I always yawn like I need some sleep?

Sleep test: All of your symptoms may indicated sleep problems that can be life shortening or life threatening. If any level of obstructive sleep apnea is involved, oxygen desaturation can put tremendous stress on major organs including the brain and heart. The only way to know if there are serious problems is with an overnight sleep test. I encourage you to seek help.

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I yawn a lot. Doesn't matter if I sleep 5 hours or 10 hours a day. I still do. Not new. Even as a child I yawned a lot. Embarrassing. Reason? Cure?

I yawn a lot. Doesn't matter if I sleep 5 hours or 10 hours a day. I still do. Not new. Even as a child I yawned a lot. Embarrassing. Reason? Cure?

Yaning: You need a sleep study to evaluate the quality of your sleep. Without additional information it is difficult to draw a conclusion, but you should see a sleep specialist

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Haven't been getting much sleep lately, noticed white kinda oval area under tongue, got more painful as day went on, hurts when I yawn, sounds like?

Haven't been getting much sleep lately, noticed white kinda oval area under tongue, got more painful as day went on, hurts when I yawn, sounds like?

See your family md: Your family md can refer you to an oral specialist or oropharyngeal surgeon if needed. Sounds like an infection and you should be given antibiotics and antiseptic gargles and mouth washes.

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Improper heartbeats. Excessive yawning. Headache. Not getting good sleep.. What could be problem with my body?

Improper heartbeats. Excessive yawning. Headache. Not getting good sleep.. What could be problem with my body?

Heart monitor: Best way is ti get a longer term heart monitor to rule out cardiac arrhythmia. If no cardiac arrhythmia detected, these symptoms could just be from anxiety neurosis.

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Keep on yawning every 10 secs and can't sleep cuz I have urge to my chest when I lay down feel like getting up and running and moving around.

Keep on yawning every 10 secs and can't sleep cuz I have urge to my chest when I lay down feel like getting up and running and moving around.

Alarm says, see M.D.: 18y/o male says Keep on yawning every 10 secs and can't sleep cuz I have urge to my chest when I lay down feel like getting up and running and moving around. These are Alarm signals from one' body that 'All is not Well! ' Yawning usually due to fatigue, Lack of Sleep, or some medications. But heart Disease, Dehydration and Electrolyte imbalance could be issues at this age. The Alarm says, see M.D.

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While sleeping I get painful Charlie horse when I yawn. It wakes me up because of the pain and feels like a ball. Cause?

While sleeping I get painful Charlie horse when I yawn. It wakes me up because of the pain and feels like a ball. Cause?

Muscle spasams: Can be related to low magnesium. Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions and consider seeing a nutritionist about magnesium or other supplements. Peace and good health. If you are talking about pain in your jaw a dentist would be a good person to see for possible TMJ.

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My husband has esld He has been sleeping 18 plus hrs a day, yawns continuously and has problems walking. Is he going to die soon? I am so scared

Encephalopathy?: He sounds pretty sick, and his ammonia level may be so high as to contribute to the presentation you've documented. This can be treated, but it requires confirmatory testing first. Many other conditions can also cause his problems however--some unrelated to the liver. Please get him to the doctor ASAP.

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Have appt. 6/29 with PCP. Feel like can't get enough sleep w/ 9 hours. Frequent yawning, sluggish, cat naps all day. Should I get in somewhere sooner?

Have appt. 6/29 with PCP. Feel like can't get enough sleep w/ 9 hours. Frequent yawning, sluggish, cat naps all day. Should I get in somewhere sooner?

Sleep apnea?: 6/29 is only a few days away. If these symptoms are chronic, then app on 6/29 is OK to keep. Get evaluated for sleep apnea, esp if you are overweight or obese, snoring while asleep, daytime sleepiness, etc. Good luck.

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Hello! I have 2 question. 1. I have severe shortness of breath when climbing stairs 2 I often yawn, though well enough sleep. What is the reason?

Hello! I have 2 question. 1. I have severe shortness of breath when climbing stairs 2 I often yawn, though well enough sleep. What is the reason?

See doc.: Severe SOB with climbing stairs is not normal in your age group and needs a good explanation. This may be related to heart / lungs or blood system.

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