advertisement
Updated 18 September 2013

Why do we yawn?

Involuntary and soothing, everybody does it from unborn babies to the wildest of animals.

0

Involuntary and soothing, everybody does it from unborn babies to the wildest of animals.

Yawning, often triggered by fatigue or boredom , is the inhalation of air with our mouths wide open. But why do we yawn? There are many theories over the years to try and figure out the core reason.

Here is a video of ideas and theories on why we yawn:

(Compiled by Tashreeq Vardien, Health24, January 2013)

Read More:

Foetuses yawn in the womb

 
advertisement

Get a quote

advertisement

Read Health24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Live healthier

Your health »

How well do you know the body? Your healthy liver lifestyle

Are you healthy?

Tell us about your health and you could win R5000.

Up for grabs »

Tell us about your health Stay warm when the lights go out Win R1000 in cash!

Win an energy-saving Spindel

Enter our competition and stand a chance of winning an energy saving Spindel valued at R2200!