Yawning is a the act of taking a deep involuntary breath. There are several theories about why people yawn, but no one knows the exact cause.
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Why do you yawn a lot when you have a stomach ache?
What type of medical checkups do you need to get before going overseas?
Is yawning contagious?
yawning is contagious only if someone sees you do it ... as a sort of social action. It is not contagious in the disease sense. The physiologic function of yawning is to relieve the imbalance between where the blood flows in the lungs (mainly at the base) and where the air flows (mainly at the apex). Note that this is a problem mostly when you are in an upright posture. Yawning is contagious, at least to humans. Many animals yawn, but only dogs, chimps, and humans are known to yawn after someone else does. There is no conclusive evidence why we yawn to begin with, but it's possible that contagious yawning may have something to do with social bonding and empathy. For example, autistic people tend not to yawn after another person does, and children under the age of four don't do it either. This suggests that yawning after someone else is a sympathetic and social act, similar to unconscious mimicking. When tired, yawning is psychologically "contagious", but not physically contagious in the most common sense of the word.
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How do you make yourself ill?
I wouldn't advise trying to make yourself ill on purpose but if you honestly felt like being poorly then have a walm drink to pick yourself up:) Answer Making yourself purge is a sign of the start of not the answer to your question/ Bulimia and if you think that's fun then go to: www.Google.com and type in: What is Bulimia Your stomach is a muscle and if you constantly make yourself sick then you stomach will get use to it and purge on it's own and this is serious and you could land up in the hospital. Purging is not the answer to losing weight and NEVER works, but causes a lot of health issues that you are going to have to eventually face and it won't be pleasant. Quit being lazy and lose weight the right way. The 'South Beach Diet' and 'Weight Watchers' (teaching you to eat right) will help you lose weight and drinking 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water will help flush fat and toxins out of you body. Stay away from junk food and start exercising! There is no magic pill, no magic ideas other than diet and exercise that will help you lose weight in a healthy way. If you have a weight problem then don't add another problem such as purging (vomiting.) haha it's funny because they said ill not barf hahaha so funny ain't it ya'know that answer up there talking about purging, ahhhhh dumb answers never get old
How many times does the average person blink in their lifetime?
On an average and as an estimate a person would blink 5,606,400 time in one year. If that person is awake 16 hours per day. In 80 years a person would have blinked 448,512,000 times 448,512,000 x.03 seconds per blink = 13,455,360 seconds of blinking / 60 seconds in a minute = 224,256 minutes / 60 minutes an hour =3,737.6 hours / 24 hours a day = 155.73 days of darkness in an 80 year span. You don't see a half a year of your life by blinking. Answer thanks to MrsAce at funtrivia.com Quote - " On average, a person blinks 16 times per minute. " A 16 hour day = 15360 blinks A 24 Hour day = 23040 blinks "
What causes teeth grinding in toddlers while sleeping?
Common reasons for teeth grinding are stress, frustration, anxiety. It could also be as a results of abnormal occlusion (the way the upper and lower teeth fit together), or crooked or missing teeth. This phenomenon is known as "Bruxism". There are different ways to treat this. For more information search for "Bruxism" on Answers.com (link on the right). Tgdan: Teeth grinding (bruxism) in children is very common (espescially when they have new teeth coming through) and is not usually something to worry about as it will probably go away on its own. If your child is still grinding their teeth when their adult teeth have come through then it may be time to consider a nightguard to protect their teeth. In the mean time though you should stop worrying!
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Why does everything seem to get louder when you yawn and quieter when you sneeze?
What causes constant yawning?
What did the Nazis do to make Jewish people to make them stand out from other members of society?
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Why do you feel yawning while studyng?
While studying, your brain is in effort and above all - needs more oxygen. Yawning increases the amount of air intake, hence the amount of oxygen entering your brain. I'd recommend also drinking a lot of water, eating a bit of food which carries a punch, such as nuts, root vegetables, cold cuts (salami etc.) and just a bit of chocolate. Stay away from coffee, tea and sweets, as their effect is short and they add strain to your body.
What might be wrong with a 97 Taurus if there is sometimes a clunk or pop coming from the backend on the passanger side when turning?
Back of head pain with yawning?
When we do a movement like a yawn, this is a form of pandiculation. Any movement can produce pain yet we can pandiculate the discomfort out of us. Here's what we've learned. In 1680, the founder of clinical medicine noted that pandiculations can bring the muscles to rest. Today we've systematized the pandiculations as somatics exercises. When you do a movement such as a yawn, the key is to first not get the pain response to fire up. Try doing the movement and stay under the level of pain, then slowly release yourself. If you feel the front of the neck, the shoulders or the back of the head hesitating upon the release. That's good news. Make sure you slow down the release the next time. When you move or pandiculate, you feel what is actually happening. What muscles you are contracting. What is it your using to create this movement. By slowly releasing, you get the tissues to soften since the brain's cortex will do this "if" you release slowly. Like untying a knot, you can muscles to let go. Once you get better at it, then you'll able to yawn widely without any pain. If you need more help, you can find a Hanna Somatic Educator who can teach you the simple somatics exercises we use to overcome physical pain.