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Why Do People Cry When They Yawn
Crying in infancy is described as a loud, high-pitched sound made by infants in response to certain situations. Infants have a cry reflex that is a normal response to some stimuli, such as pain or hunger. Older children and adults cry for emotional reasons such as pain, fear, sadness, or frustration. Premature infants may not have a cry reflex, so they must be monitored closely for signs ...Read more
When we yawn: the facial muscles surrounding our eyes pull tight. This may put pressure on the lacrimal glands--the glands under our upper eyelids where tears are produced. They constantly release tears to keep our eyes moistened. The tightened muscles when yawning forces tears out that were being stored for later. It's another amazing way our bodies protect us! Stay well:) ...Read more
My 7th month old baby, looking tired, yawning regularly and totally refusing to eat and is crying.very bad eater.Is it congestion or respiratory prob?
NOT ENOUGH DATA: Meal refusal is a nonspecific sign in a baby and the potential causes are numerous. You don't mention increased work of breathing (congestion,resp problem).You don't mention fever, change in stool pattern, periods of crying,etc. You really haven't given enough information.The public site is not a chat room.If you submit more info it will not be linked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No definite answer: Contagious yawning has been known since at least the 16th century, but there has yet to be an explanation that stood up under testing. The best was that people have a grouping of "mirror neurons" in their brains that do imitative behaviors, but recent studies show that these neurons aren't activated during contagious yawning. It remains somewhat of a mystery. ...Read more
I'm really worried, when im with people i'm fine but when i'm alone i just cry and my moods swings are all over the place and im sad and feel worthles?
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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