Trouble completing yawns?
June 29, 2010 11:56 PM Subscribe
I yawn a lot, and often have trouble "completing" yawns. What's up with that?
posted by Earl the Polliwog to Health & Fitness (21 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
When I don't get enough sleep, I yawn a lot, and often within minutes have to yawn again. But even when I get enough sleep, I yawn more than almost anyone I know. Not unfrequently, I'll yawn but fail to get that "satisfying crest" at the end, and immediately feel like I need to re-yawn.
It's not usually this extreme, but today I went out for a short run and had to stop to yawn every few minutes. I've asked the docs, but they generally shrug it off and they haven't even heard of someone having trouble completing yawns.
Besides when I am tired, it is worse when I have abdominal/stomach gas, too much caffeine, or stay in one position for too long (especially hunched forward).
Should I be concerned, bug the docs more about it, or just deal with it?
I am male, almost 27, 160 lbs, and in generally good health besides allergies, prehypertension?, and mostly-dormant asthma. This yawning business has been going on for at least 5 years.