Many people think that the main reason we yawn is because we’re sleepy. I do yawn when I’m sleepy and of course first thing in the morning, the picture you see above this is definitely true for me. I am quite quiet until that first cup of coffee runs through my veins.
Another thought about yawning is that someone is bored or anxious. It’s true, when I’m bored or especially anxious, yawning is a coping mechanism. There are few things that bring this on, but allow me to name a few for you because I know you’re waiting on bated breath to find out. The biggest boredom I endure is sports (outside of football) on television. Next would be waiting on someone or something that’s taking more time than I care to wait. And finally, reading a boring book but that is necessary for me to read. Now when it comes to anxiousness, that’s and easy one. The biggest anxiety I face is my daughter and worrying about her (particularly her safety) and then it’s my job. I don’t worry losing my job but I do stress if something goes wrong and I have to eat crow to get back in the good graces with a customer. It rarely happens but it happens.
The final and most common thing that makes me yawn is:
YEP! Another person yawning in front of me. They are truly contagious. But who doesn’t love to yawn? It’s refreshing, relaxing and comforting.
What makes you yawn?