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How Do I Stop Yawning All The Time?

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Dr Janardhana Hebbar

Curejoy Expert Dr.Janardhana Hebbar Explains:

Yawning occurs immediately before and after sleep, during tedious activities, as a result of its infectious quality or when you are tired, bored or when your brain is over-heated. The “infectious” nature is considered a instinctual reaction (seen in animals) to a signal from one member of the group reminding the others to stay alert.

You cannot completely eliminate yawning but can prevent it by following these steps:

Practice Pranayama: Shallow and slow breathing decreases the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood stream which can cause yawning. Deep breathing exercises like pranayama ensure proper oxygenation.
Avoid watching other people yawn: It is quite likely that watching another person yawn might trigger your brain induce yawning.
Get good sleep: Fatigue is one of the major causes of yawning. Get at least 7-9 hrs of sleep every day.
Have good posture: Sitting straight will ensure your diaphragm to breathe better and deeper as compared to slouching.
Take short walks: Try to walk around your work space intermittently every few hours, this will ensure you breathe deeply and break monotony.
Take cat naps: If you sleep less than 7 hrs, try to take short 10-15 min naps at least twice a day. This will make you feel refreshed and be more productive.
Lick your lips: When you feel a yawn coming, lick your lips to avoid a yawn.
Eat fresh fruits and vegetables: Eating junk food will make you feel tired faster inducing more yawns.
. Eat a small lunch: Don’t eat carbohydrate-rich, big lunches, because your body slows down everything else to digest the food you have eaten, making you feel drowsier.
Exercise: Moderate physical activity at least once day will increase energy and prevent fatigue.
Don’t skip meals: An empty stomach causes sleepiness in humans. Lack of food affects hypothalamus which regulates its production of sleep-causing hormones.
Chew gum: It keeps your brain feeling active, preventing yawns.
Keep cool: One reason we yawn is due to the brain feeling overheated, keeping your immediate environment cool will reduce yawning
Cold beverages or fruits: Eating a cool piece of cucumber or watermelon and drinking cold drinks will keep your body cool.
Use a cold compress: Press a cool compress against your head and hold it there for a minute or two. This will prevent you from yawning for quite some time.
Avoid hot food: Hot foods overheat the body and induce more yawning.
Cold baths: Taking cold baths in the morning will reduce yawning

Dr Janardhana Hebbar

Senior Ayurvedic Consultant at CureJoy, Dr. Hebbar has authored 4 books on Ayurveda. Special interests are Kayachikitsa (Internal Medicine) and Shalya chikitsa (Surgery).

Dr Janardhana Hebbar

Senior Ayurvedic Consultant at CureJoy, Dr. Hebbar has authored 4 books on Ayurveda. Special interests are Kayachikitsa (Internal Medicine) and Shalya chikitsa (Surgery).

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