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What Makes you Yawn?



Have you ever been in a deep conversation with someone whose company you were truly enjoying and all of a sudden you start yawning? Well, I know I have, and while I always thought it was incredibly rude, what I want to know is, do you think yawning is done out of boredom?

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What Makes you Yawn?

Do you think yawning is done out of boredom?

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Soapboxer Soapboxer 8 years
How do you begin a T/F with "Do you think.."?
baconrainbow baconrainbow 9 years
Yawning is caused by lack of oxygen to the brain. I think that when you are tired or inactive, you are not breathing at the rate you would be if you were excited or pumped up.
Daisy6264 Daisy6264 9 years
:D Millarci.
millarci millarci 9 years
This is good to know. That way the next time I yawn at a meeting I can tell me boss that my brain is so simulated that I have to yawn to cool it down! ;)
angel0950 angel0950 9 years
not sure where the quiz is but i know that you yawn because you dont have enough oxygen...at least that's what i remember. ;o)
joyceay joyceay 9 years
btw, just looking at that picture makes me want to yawn too! :]
joyceay joyceay 9 years
my question is, why does is yawning contagious?! not just with people around me, but even with my dog! if he yawns, i feel the need to yawn too! i've also caught him yawn after i yawned. i think it is a very weird phenomenon.
rubialala rubialala 9 years
I always heard what Schaianne said.
Schaianne Schaianne 9 years
Yawning occurs when you're brain is low on oxygen ... which often comes from non-activity. I yawn more during the afternoon hours then any other time, lol.
oriav9 oriav9 9 years
I yawn allot after I see someone else yawn:) & out of boredom.
tamberly tamberly 9 years
i think you start to yawn when you start feeling kinda "comfy" and doesn't yawning actually help you wake up?
i-am-elle i-am-elle 9 years
That happens to me sometimes.. and it's not because I'm bored of the conversation! Usually I'm just tired or relaxed. Don't stress it! There are other body language cues that scream "bored!" and yawning isn't necessarily one.
Marci Marci 9 years
I was going to say waht Muirnea said. I know that I yawn when I'm relaxed. Sometimes that's when someone is talking, and it always makes me feel bad that most people take it negatively.
Muirnea Muirnea 9 years
Ive also heard somewhere that some people yawn as they relax. Like if your really nervous or stressed and you start relaxing then you start yawing. not sure if thats true though, its just what I heard.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 9 years
I don't see a quiz - am I missing something?
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