Obviously excessive fatigue is associated with increased yawning. There are a variety of metabolic causes for this, and they can be tested for via blood tests. Specifically, I would look at the thyroid.
I agree with the suggestion below to test for sleep apnea. This is done in conjunction with a pulmonologist, and if present, a CPAP machine can be set up for you to use at night. I would discuss this with your personal physician.
This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.
Kevin Pho, M.D.
Have you been tested for sleep apena. I have learned that if don't sleep with my c-pap machine on the next day I yawn so much my jaws hurt. I also read some article (sorry I can't tell you which one) but it said that when our brain doesn't get enough oxygen when we sleep that could be why a person yawns alot. Well I'm new to this. I hope what I'm saying helps. Good luck.
Thank you Mickey and by the way nice meeting you.
i really appreciate your willingness to help. "Sleep Apena"? honestly i don't even know what it is. The doctors i consulted gave me a couple of medecines which i don't remember at all. The last time i visited a doctor was one year ago.
Frankly i am fed-up of the doctors in my country that is why i joined this forum in order to know what people from other countries think about this.
i really need to be in touch with a "Cardiac Doctor" because one day while surfing the internet a read an article saying that one of the causes of yawning is "Vasovagal reaction". Examples of "Vasovagal reaction" are: -Heart attack;-aortic dissection.
Do you know how i can be in touch with a " Cardiac Doctor"?
Thank you Kevin for your help i really appreciate it.
I remember one time i had a blood test, and the doctor was looking into the different elements of my blood. I don't know exactly what he was looking for, but i do remember him telling me that the blood was normal.
Now you gave me an idea, i am going to ask me if he looked at the "thyroid". I will also try to be in touch with a pulmonologist.
What do you think would be the best way to proceed with this?
Just wondering do you smoke? Do you have a lot of mucus in the back of your throat and nasal blockage.That makes us yawn, the lack of oxygen . But my son tells me we yawn to cool from something he said overheating. I don't know . But I yawn a lot too and they are my symptoms. I will read your replies with interest. Good luck with answers
Nope i don't smoke and also do not experience nasal blockade.
In the past when it was worst i used to feel a little pain on my chest.
Doctors: Please give us your comments.
I have sleep apnea and fibromyalgia. Before I was diagnosed I use to yawn for hours and now that I have a cpap machine and some meds for the fibro I hardly ever yawn. Good luck
Have you heard of the vagus nerve? There is a thread on this website under the Gastroenterology forum with lots of information. My 31 year old son has excessive yawning (and other symptoms) which his doctors did not take seriously. I began researching the causes and related problems. He has been diagnosed as having MVP and possibly dysautonomia. The vagus nerve regulates lots of this activity. Find out more about it. You may have more than just a sleep disorder.