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Offline Seany

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Why do we yawn?
« on: 14/12/2007 23:19:14 »
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« Reply #1 on: 15/12/2007 09:47:13 »
Yawning is an indication that your body is not getting enough oxygen this is usually because we are very tired and not breathing deeply enough.  It is effectively the processes that keep us alive when we are asleep taking over briefly and making sure you are breathing.  You listen to someone breathing when they are awake and when they are asleep it is very different.  That's why you can often easily tell when people are faking being asleep in the morning  :-)
 

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« Reply #2 on: 15/12/2007 12:57:04 »
So why can we make each other yawn just by yawning?
Are we just communicating that we are bored silly?
 

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« Reply #3 on: 15/12/2007 15:00:00 »
Then why do I yawn first thing in the morning, if I am supposed to be tired.
I rarely yawn at nighttime though also I once heard on Radio 4 that it is a
way of expelling bad air from your lungs. I am not sure if this is true.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 15/12/2007 15:22:20 »
So why can we make each other yawn just by yawning?
Are we just communicating that we are bored silly?


Yawning is also contagious via the phone...just hearing someone yawn can set it off too !
 

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« Reply #6 on: 16/12/2007 00:58:47 »
Just reading this thread makes me yawn! LOL...
 

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« Reply #7 on: 17/12/2007 00:12:45 »
It is the first - O2 necessity.
 

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« Reply #8 on: 17/12/2007 04:02:00 »
I once had a demented boss that used to send memo's to me on stationary that looked like this:

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He would also make it appear on my computer screen.  Hateful jerk would have me yawning all day long.
 

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« Reply #9 on: 18/12/2007 03:02:14 »
LOL LOL! Reminds me of me mom! LOL She used to do that to us kids to psych us out and make us sleepy for bed! LOL She was a case!
 

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« Reply #10 on: 18/12/2007 03:25:28 »
Do we not also yawn when we are hungry, not merely when we are tire or need more air - is it not simply saying we need something more in our mouths, whether it be air or food?

 

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« Reply #11 on: 18/12/2007 03:49:18 »
I have never noticed needing to yawn when I am hungry??? Do you?
 

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« Reply #12 on: 18/12/2007 17:56:36 »
also talking about yawning makes you yawn. I read this post and started yawning.
 

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