Tuesday 26 October 2021
Until very recently, many people believed that yawning brings more oxygen to the brain, but this has been proven wrong.
So, what makes us yawn.. Did you know?.. This is what we show you, according to what was reported by the “healthline” website.
One popular theory is that by yawning, the brain is trying to wake itself up, and it also lowers the temperature if our bodies become warmer than usual.
However, this theory cannot be confirmed because it examined only 120 people.
Another theory is that yawning has an important social meaning. When someone starts into it after their friend does it, it means that their social competence and empathy have greatly developed. Also, in many cultures, people still think it’s a sign of fatigue, but ultimately the scientific community can’t agree on what causes us to yawn.
Is it contagious?
Yawning is definitely contagious. Even videos of people doing this can lead to a yawning session. Try watching the video below and see if you yawn. We’ll tell you what that might mean next.
If you actually yawn, according to a study from Baylor University, that’s a good thing: You’re showing empathy and connectedness.
The study, published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, looked at 135 college students and their personalities and how they react to different facial movements.
The results showed that the less empathy a person had, the less likely they were to yawn after seeing someone else yawn.
It is important to note that these results cannot be generalized. Not yawning is not evidence of psychopathy or sociopathy tendencies.
Should you see a doctor for yawning “a lot”?
You should see a doctor if you feel that you are yawning more than usual and have additional symptoms that interfere with your daily activities.
Tell your doctor when you started yawning and about other symptoms, such as mind fog, pain in certain areas, or even lack of sleep. This information can help your doctor diagnose the underlying condition and make treatment recommendations based on individual needs.