Why Do I Yawn When I’m Not Tired? | Tips to Prevent Yawning

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Why Do I Yawn When I’m Not Tired? | Tips to Prevent Yawning

I opened myِ mouth andِ inhaled a giant involuntary yawn.
According toِ a 2007 study inِ the Journal ofِ Evolutionary Psychology, yawning increases blood flow toِ theِ brain, whichِ helps move heat awayِ andِ cools theِ area.
One experiment compared yawning betweenِ participants breathing throughِ theirِ noses, asِ opposed toِ theirِ mouths, andِ the otherِ experiment tested yawners inِ cold versusِ warm temperatures.

Here are a few tips to help keep you from yawning at those inopportune moments:

Healthy Bites appears onِ MyHealthNewsDaily onِ Wednesdays.
Deborah Herlax Enos isِ a certified nutritionist, andِ a health coach andِ weight loss expert inِ the Seattle area withِ moreِ than 20 years ofِ experience.
Read moreِ tips onِ herِ blog, Health inِ a Hurry.