What Causes Yawning?


The major causes of yawning include an increase in the carbon dioxide levels in the blood, therefore the need for an influx of oxygen, the desire to stretch muscles, and controlling of the brain temperature. The act is usually reflex and is accompanied by an inhalation and exhalation of breath.
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Humans and animals alike yawn. Everyone does it, but scientists can't agree on what causes yawning, or why we yawn. There are several theories, but no proof that any of the theories
Reasons: 1) Where, there is a discussion/lecture/conversation going on which you don't like and you don't have any interest in that. 2) An intimation to you where sleep is on head
Yawning is an involuntary action that causes us to open our mouths wide and breathe in
I hadn't heard of that side effect, so this question piqued my interest. The only relevant paper I found on PubMed was this case report: McLean JD, Forsythe RG, Kapkin IA: Unusual
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