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I Can T Stop Yawning Help
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
I've been excessively yawning for the past six or seven days? What could be causing this? How can I stop myself from yawning so much?
Sleepy ?: Mist common causes of excessive yawning relate to sleep/wake cycles, lack of a good sleep hygiene plan, and the many other related illnesses such as obesity, sleep apnea and ither sleep disorders, and cardiovascular disease. See your doctor, a sleep study seems the best first step to see what is causing this prolonged yawning ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Anxiety /yawning: Have you been checked for sleep apnea? Thyroid issue?Mitral valve prolapse? Develop a sleep routine like exercise 2-3 hours before bed, glass of milk 1 hour before bed, soothing music, no electronic devices in bedroom, seek appropriate medical attention for anxiety. See doctor /urgent care this week ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I believe I have Tourette's. Are thes related?
- Yawning sensation that leads to head shake
- Head nodding that I can't stop and gets bad near people
Nasal breathing: There have been a few cases of SSRI antidepressants causing excessive yawning. Talk to your doc about lowering the dose. Here is a 'cool' article on scholarpedia Olivier Walusinsk a French doctor, about it, He writes that nasal breathing or cooling your forehead (cold compresses) may help with yawning and explains the theory. Let is know if it works! http://www.scholarpedia.org/article/Yawn ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
Why do I have excessive yawning I get good sleep and I've been having excessive yawning for a few days now how do I make it stop?
Yawning: is the way the body increases oxygen in the body. How is the quality of your sleep? Anyone say you snore a lot or may have sleep apnea? Please see your doctor and then considers learning some breathing exercises from someone like a certified yoga instructor. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Lately, i've noticed that the majority of times when i yawn, i stop mid-way and am unable to "fully" yawn. No smoking/drinking/drugs. Any suggestions?
I have upper abdomen pain for three days, I don't know what it is. It stops when I lie down, and gets worse when I sneeze, cough, hiccup, or yawn.
After taking clomipramine for OCD i tent to yawn more and i get a feeling I am loosing balance.Is this common.Should i stop taking this high dose tabl?
Gregg L. Friedman MD: You should consult with the doctor who prescribe this drug for you and make the doctor aware of your symptoms. By gregg l. Friedman md, psychaitrist. ...Read more
Whenever i yawn real big it feels like my muscles in my abdomen and my clavicle area constrict. I have to flail around for it to stop.
Check labs: You might be tensing all these areas when you yawn and it could be a habitual thing which you need some help changing. However the 'flailing around" sound unusual and it would be advisable to get your blood electrolytes checked to be sure you are not deficient in magnesium or potassium or have abnormal calcium levels. ...Read more
Why do my neck muscles spasm when I start to yawn? it happens more on the right side and the vein/tendon spasms for a sec and I have to stop yawning.
Cramp: This is merely a muscle cramp similar to muscle cramps in your leg or foot brought on by certain movements. They don't have the same significance as spontaneous muscle spasms occurring in scattered areas of the body related to deficiencies of magnesium,calcium or potassium. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Evaluation: Yawning is both a physical and psychological event. Some people with anxiety have difficulty yawning. Also, people with lung disorders like asthma or COPD can have difficulty yawning. I would recommend you see your doctor and have some testing done to see if they can pinpoint a physical cause of the problem. Otherwise, psychological therapy may help. ...Read more
Not to worry!: Interestingly, we still don't really know why we yawn. The obvious reason is because we're tired. There is also a theory that it helps to cool the brain when we over use it! holding in a yawn isn't dangerous. Holding in a sneeze is hard on the system because that increases the pressure in the chest. ...Read more
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