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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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I have been yawning a lot, my head has been hurting, my neck hurts, and my eyes become very watery I do become dissy and become off balance. ?

I have been yawning a lot, my head has been hurting, my neck hurts, and my eyes become very watery I do become dissy and become off balance. ?

More info needed: How long has it been happening? is there fever? Your symptoms are nonspecific and require a detailed interview and physical exam to make sense of it. See a healthcare provider if you're worried. Good luck. ...Read more

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Started effexor (venlafaxine) yesterday, Could barely sleep,Keep yawning,Bit nauseous, Woke up super jittery and dry eyes.Is this all normal? I feel so spaced out.

Started effexor (venlafaxine) yesterday, Could barely sleep,Keep yawning,Bit nauseous, Woke up super jittery and dry eyes.Is this all normal? I feel so spaced out.

Effexor (venlafaxine) effects: I understand your distress. Effexor (venlafaxine) is a medication for Depression, sometimes for Anxiety. “barely sleep, nauseous and jittery” are side effects of Effexor (venlafaxine). See Psychiatrist immediately for Diagnosis, Effexor (venlafaxine) benefits and side effects; Discuss Ativan or Xanax for Anxiety; Therapy for stress in your life; if needed Wellbutrin or SSRI Medication for Depression. Do Breathing and Music Relaxation ...Read more

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Is it possible for a newly COPD diagnosis to cause a person to yawn a lot?

Is it possible for a newly COPD diagnosis to cause a person to yawn a lot?

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 while you are asleep and increased snoring. The result of this is that you do not sleep well and can cause daytime drowsiness which would cause you to yawn. ...Read more

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I yawn a lot during cardio exercise, more than any other time. Any idea why?

I yawn a lot during cardio exercise, more than any other time. Any idea why?

Yawning: Yawning it the way for the body to rid more aggressively carbon dioxide. It is very common when exercising. ...Read more

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I'm not a night person and when it comes around 7pm i yawn a lot. I make weird sounds when i yawn. Why does this happen.

I'm not a night person and when it comes around 7pm i yawn a lot. I make weird sounds when i yawn. Why does this happen.

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 few people would yawn at 7 P.M. After a day of work. So, i see nothing abnormal in that. As far as making weird sound while yawning, without knowing what sounds it is and how you feel while making it, i cannot tell whether it is normal or not. ...Read more

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Why do i dream every night? Friends and family say that they don't. I watch several dreams back to back. I yawn a lot during daytime. Any connection?

Why do i dream every night? Friends and family say that they don't. I watch several dreams back to back. I yawn a lot during daytime. Any connection?

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 (fFreud) and also stress release. The increase in dreaming may be associated with stress levels awake. Try to reduce your stress via exercise and relaxation or identify sources in daily life. More sleep ...Read more

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Why is it with my anxiety when I freak out I tend to yawn a lot?

Why is it with my anxiety when I freak out I tend to yawn a lot?

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. Visit your doc for a check up to rule out medical conditions. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Do we only yawn when we are tired? I yawn a lot even when it's impossible that I'm tired why?

Do we only yawn when we are tired? I yawn a lot even when it's impossible that I'm tired why?

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 times & memory clear. ...Read more

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I feel like I yawn a lot because I don't feel like I get enough oxygen is this normal and what can I do please answer soon ?

I feel like I yawn a lot because I don't feel like I get enough oxygen is this normal and what can I do please answer soon ?

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. It has nothing to do with lack of oxygen. Make sure thyroid function is normal (slow heart rate and cold intolerance) ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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Why do I get tired the day after a massage? Drink enough water and rest after. Yawn a lot when getting a massage.

Why do I get tired the day after a massage? Drink enough water and rest after. Yawn a lot when getting a massage.

Massage: Massage tends to relax your body. I fall asleep sometimes during it. Your muscles get the kneading which is not usual for them and this may be something that makes them "tired" which is felt the next day. ...Read more

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I've been on citalopram for awhile now and it's worked great for my anxiety although I've been really tired and yawn a lot is there anything I can do ?

I've been on citalopram for awhile now and it's worked great for my anxiety although I've been really tired and yawn a lot is there anything I can do ?

Glad it works well!: It may sound strange if you feel tired to exercise - but that actually helps a lot of folk w/ this common side effect. If you have a gym nearby, ask a trainer if they know ideas for this. Your doctor's office may have recommendations too. Yoga is also an approach to get your body's energy into better balance - pick a program you like - they'll all help. ...Read more

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I'm a slim, unfit 29 y/o with a clean bill of health. In the evenings i find i can't quite get enough breath/yawn a lot. Is this just fatigue?

I'm a slim, unfit 29 y/o with a clean bill of health. In the evenings i find i can't quite get enough breath/yawn a lot. Is this just fatigue?

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. I yawn in the evening too! it would be to your advantage to start an exercise program and get fit though ! ...Read more

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Is it bad when you yawn a lot? Sometimes i yawn a lot but feel fine. Not tired really. Lack of oxygen?

Is it bad when you yawn a lot? Sometimes i yawn a lot but feel fine. Not tired really. Lack of oxygen?

Yawning: Hello ! I dont think the last word on the "cause" of yawning has been written. Its thought to be due to relative hypoxia. When or if you find out what the definitive cause is, please let me know ! :-)) tthx ...Read more

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What causes me to get shallow breathing/shortness of breath and yawn a lot after a work out at the gym?

What causes me to get shallow breathing/shortness of breath and yawn a lot after a work out at the gym?

Lack of oxygen: Either your just starting out and poorly conditioned, or if its a new set of symptoms and you noticed a decreased exercise tolerance, then a full work up is needed. A stress echo, an oxygen consumption stress test, a pulmonary function test may be utilized. Cxr, labs, holters also may be helpful. ...Read more

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I can't take a full breath. It worsens after heavy food when i belch and yawn a lot. Hb count-normal, no chest pain. A dr says its hypertension. Is it?

I can't take a full breath. It worsens after heavy food when i belch and yawn a lot. Hb count-normal, no chest pain. A dr says its hypertension. Is it?

Breathing problem: The difficulty breathing you are experiencing is not typical of hypertension, unless your BP values are VERY high and you have heart changes and fluid buildup in your chest. From what you say, it seems you have some compression of your diaphragm. ...Read more

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Why i yawn a lot and suspire so much and i feel like my lung hurts but i don't know why i don't smoke or drink beer or tequila etc.

Why i yawn a lot and suspire so much and i feel like my lung hurts but i don't know why i don't smoke or drink beer or tequila etc.

Not common: I would start with an x-ray because the clues you gave would want me to rule out a problem with the lungs. ...Read more