Yawwwwnnn!

Yawning oxygen flow to the brain thermoregulatory hypothesis

Yawn

Doesn’t yawning feel so good?
Yes! That’s because it’s your body’s primary way of releasing & relaxing the jaw muscles, giving it just the stretch it needs!

Why do we yawn?
Some studies suggest that when we are bored or tired, our breathing is slower & not that deep, so we take in less oxygen. Yawning increases the oxygen flow to the brain & ‘cools’ it down (thermoregulatory hypothesis).

Yawning unleashes…yawning! But why?
Yawning is so contagious that one’s yawn is triggered just by hearing the sound of another’s yawn without even seeing the person! This applies to the animal kingdom as well.

The most common hypothesis that show yawns are contagious are:
• Echo Phenomenon: The automatic imitation of words or actions without explicit awareness.
• Mirror Neurons: Research shows that when we see someone else yawn, the area of the brain that houses our mirror neurons gets activated. They act like imitators that allow us to learn how to copy someone else actions by observing them.
• Empathy: This theory hypothesises that we yawn in response to someone else’s yawn in order to display empathy. Researchers say the “contagious” yawn is strongest among family members.

Psst… If you’re in a meeting or in class & you feel a yawn is creeping up, you can try suppressing it by taking a deep breath or pressing your tongue to the roof of your mouth.

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

RELATED POSTS

Culture Red

𝑾𝒉𝒚 𝒊𝒔 𝒄𝒐𝒍𝒐𝒓 𝑹𝒆𝒅 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒔𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒃𝒆 𝒂𝒖𝒔𝒑𝒊𝒄𝒊𝒐𝒖𝒔 𝒊𝒏 𝑪𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒆𝒔𝒆 𝒄𝒖𝒍𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆? 🇨🇳 Red is the traditional colour of the Han dynasty in China and signifies

Read More »

What Is Wi-Fi?

𝑫𝒐 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝑾𝒊-𝑭𝒊? The first question we generally tend to ask at any restaurant, or public place to enable the connection to our phones.

Read More »

Stay In Touch with
Our Updates

Latest products & promotions, fun workshops, deals & discounts delivered to your inbox.

Alternatively please email us on admin@growbeyondsg.com

Alternatively please email us on admin@growbeyondsg.com

Fun! Educational! Smart! If this is your product, GROW BEYOND with us!
We are the perfect platform for the intelligent advertiser!

Image Resolution should be 1900px X 640px

Alternatively please email us on admin@growbeyondsg.com

Fill in your particulars & upload your special talent, achievement or inspirational story below.

Alternatively, please email us at admin@growbeyondsg.com with the Subject: Super Stars.

(Super Star articles will be published at the discretion of GROW BEYOND PRIVATE LTD. Parents permission required.)

We believe that being involved in Community Service has a positive impact on Society.
Kids develop core values & skills such as kindness, empathy & teamwork at an early age which enable them to become future leaders & GROW BEYOND.

Fill in your particulars to list your organization or a service you support below.
Alternatively, please email us at admin@growbeyondsg.com with the Subject: Community-Service.

(Services will be listed at the discretion of GROW BEYOND PRIVATE LTD.)

Scan via PayNow on your mobile bank app or enter the UEN no. 201929508Z.

Pls write the participant’s name in ‘Comments’ as reference.

Let’s growBEyond Together

Alternatively please email us on admin@growbeyondsg.com

Great decision!

Fill in your particulars & upload your article below.
Alternatively, please email us at admin@growbeyondsg.com with the Subject: History/Learn & Grow/Tips From Experts/Parents Platform/Others

(Articles will be published at the discretion of GROW BEYOND PRIVATE LTD. with appropriate name credits)

Review a book, board game or movie & be featured at Grow Beyond!

How would you rate this book/board game/movie? *
Reviews will be published at the discretion of Grow Beyond Private Ltd. (For further inquiries, please contact us at content@growbeyondsg.com)

Alternatively please email us on admin@growbeyondsg.com