Why Do We Yawn?

The Science behind yawning.

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What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when someone mentions yawning? It’s most probably memories of going to bed tired and yawning. Or being forced to get out of bed earlier than expected one day. You might also remember yawning when a friend yawned, or certain cultural superstitions that are attached to yawning. When we yawn, we pull in a deep breath. Our muscles contract, our…