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Polysomnography to find out causes for excessive yawning - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
User :   hi doc,
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   i think i have a problem
Doctor :   ok
User :   i am having frequent yawning
User :   thats the problem
User :   even after 8/9 hrs of sleep in night, when i wake up
Doctor :   ok
User :   i yawn
User :   is there any way that i can avoid this
User :   ???
Doctor :   ya
User :   tell me doctor
User :   the way in which i can avoid this
User :   i can be a better person
User :   in terms of my career and my health
Doctor :   ur age ,sex loca,occu
User :   23
User :   male
User :   kerala
User :   workking as s/w engr. in trivandrum
Doctor :   ok
User :   so, could you pls tell me the way in which i can get rid of this habbit
User :   ?
Doctor :   how long u have being getting this problem
Doctor :   r u able to sleep well
User :   a very long time, infact
User :   6 years to be frank
User :   i have noticed this first before 6 yrs.
User :   it was gradually increasing
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how many hours a day u usually sleep
User :   6, 7 hrs
User :   minimum 6 hrs
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Yawning is an involuntary action that causes us to open our mouths wide and breathe in deeply.
User :   ok
User :   so,
Doctor :   We know it's involuntary because we do it even before we are born
Doctor :   Yawns may enhance blood flow and cool the brain, helping you to maintain concentration.
Doctor :   i will give u tips to
User :   ok
Doctor :   minise
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   r u there
User :   yes doctor
User :   i am here.
Doctor :   ok
User :   one more thing i need to add, in my experience, that is just against of what you have just said.
User :   personally, i have felt that when i yawn, it makes me less concentrating
User :   less attentive
User :   and like that ...
Doctor :   no infat
Doctor :   infact it increases ur concentration
User :   oh
Doctor :   home care depends on the underlying cause
Doctor :   u got to sleep weel
Doctor :   well
Doctor :   do u get good quality sleep
Doctor :   or u wake up in between sleep
Doctor :   r u there
User :   yes,
User :   i am getting very good qulity sleep
User :   i am sure of that.
Doctor :   ok
User :   and also, i dont wake up in between sleep
User :   when i sleep, i will wake up only after 6/7 hrs
User :   or even more hours
User :   and i dont wake up between
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   one cause i can think is ur stressed out
Doctor :   u need to relax
Doctor :   u r body seems to be tired
User :   it is also not so, doctor.
Doctor :   ok
User :   i am sure of this.
Doctor :   k
User :   doctior, are u ther
User :   ?
Doctor :   yep
User :   could ther be any other possible issue that causes?
Doctor :   u need to undergo sleep
Doctor :   studies to find out the cause
User :   ohhhh
User :   how to do that study doctor
User :   ?
Doctor :   Drowsiness or weariness
Doctor :   Disorders associated with excessive daytime sleepiness
User :   tht is also not happenign
User :   i dont sleep in the daytime
Doctor :   that might be a cause
User :   is there any other way?
User :   doc, are u ther
User :   ?
Doctor :   yep
Doctor :   u need to physical examination and sleep studies
Doctor :   to arrive at the diagnosis
Doctor :   as i told u
User :   ok
Doctor :   u can see a General physican
Doctor :   who will advise u
User :   ok
Doctor :   how to proceed
User :   ok
Doctor :   with
User :   ideally which doc shd i see for this
User :   ?
User :   is it psychiatrist
Doctor :   Polysomnography is a sleep study
User :   or ?
Doctor :   ya
Doctor :   u can see psychiatrist
User :   so, i shd go to a psychiatrist, right doc?
User :   ok
User :   thanks doctor
Doctor :   he will let u know how go about
User :   thanks for your help
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