Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
152 Doctors are Online

What causes increased yawning?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Psychiatrist
Practicing since : 2005
Answered : 637 Questions
Question
I have been having a lot of yawning spells throughout the day and it's beginning to concern me. I normally yawn alot, but ive gotten to where im yawning more than usual. I haven't been in contact with any gases that i know of, and i have been having sinus congestion and stopped up nose that has been making it hard to breathe. I was wondering if i may have too much carbon dioxide in my system? or is it just from sleep deprivation?
Posted Sun, 3 Aug 2014 in Medicines and Side Effects
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sunil Gupta 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Sleep deprivation can cause yawning

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I went through you query and can understand your concern regarding increased yawning.

Your increased yawning is most probably due to the fact that you are not able to sleep adequately at night. Insufficient sleep is the most common cause of yawning and is our brains way of telling us that we need to sleep a bit more to complete the body's need. Its is not due to excessive carbon dioxide in your body.

You having sinus congestion might have been interfering with your ability to sleep. You need to meet your physician and get it treated accordingly.

I do hope that I was able to answer your query. Please do let me know if you have any further queries. I will be glad to help.

Best wishes,

Dr. Sunil Gupta
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an Internal Med Specialist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor