Is Yawning dangerous?


It was about 4’O clock in the Sunday evening. I was in a deep sleep and suddenly I heard disturbing door knocking sound. I woke up and sat on the bed for a minute. I was getting the continuous yawn and was not able to avoid it.

I got curious about it. What is this action? Why it’s happening? What is it to do with my health? Is it dangerous?


Immediately I took my notepad and started searching for it. Here is the small information based on my understanding of the yawn. It may be general information to all our readers.
What is yawning🤔?
A yawn is a reflex consisting of the simultaneous inhalation of air and the stretching of the eardrums, followed by an exhalation of breath.
Medical definition: The act of yawning is the involuntary opening of the mouth with respiration, breathing first inward, then outward.
It’s also called as Oscitation.
Who and when gets the Yawning🤷?
Yawning mostly occurs in adults immediately before and after sleep, during tedious activities.
It is commonly associated with tiredness, stress, overwork, lack of stimulation and boredom, though studies show it may be linked to the cooling of the brain.
Surprisingly, yawning is infectious and often triggered by others yawning.
Is Yawning is dangerous🤔?
Actually, no medical reports say it as dangerous. But, too much yawning might mean that you are suffering from an underlying medical condition. Excessive yawning is one of the rare symptoms of heart conditions, as oscitation is a result of vagus nerve reaction.
Some interesting facts about Yawning
  • Thinking or reading about oscitation will make you just do it. Not sure for all bit yes for few.
  • Yawning occurs as early as 20 weeks after conception. Fetuses as young as 11 weeks old know how to yawn.
  • The average yawn lasts 5-6 seconds.
  • Yawning is truly contagious and infectious. Several studies show that when a single person in a group begins to yawn, more than half of the assembly will follow right after.
  • Yawning is more contagious in best buddies. Studies show that persons related to you (whether genetically or emotionally) are most likely to follow your yawn.
  • Yawning is an activity that can help athletes prepare prior to a competition.
  • Yawning generally occurs when a person is bored.
  • Animal yawn too!😂



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