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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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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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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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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