Do you think yawning is contagious?

United States
July 27, 2009 4:03pm CST
At work this morning, especially on the first day of the week, Monday, I felt so sleepy, and kept on yawning. My co - worker told me to stop it, because he felt so sleepy too if I start to yawn. She kept on yawning an hour later. And to the next co - worker during the afternoon too. I guess because today is Monday, and our weekend was too short. Yawning once in while is unavoidable.
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@ucue2008 (926)
• Malaysia
28 Jul 09
I think yes, because once I yawning at the class, my pupils also will yawn, I don't know why. But at high school, my friend call me 'boss' because I always be the first to start feel sleepy and then the rest of the class will also feel sleepy. Hhahahah. It kind funny to remember it now because I don;t like the name before. Happy MYlotting
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@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
28 Jul 09
I truly believe its contagious. Everytime I yawn and someone is near me they yawn too. Even if I'm on the phone and I yawn and say excuse me they will say its ok you just made me yawn too. In fact when I read your comment I yawned twice. Even has I'm writing at this moment I'm yawning. This is crazy.
@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
22 Sep 09
Dear clorissa, I heard some sayings too that 'yawning are contagious'. You can noticed that in a sitting area, if one person yawns, it seems you will notice another person will yawn too. It is quite amazing how this happens. By the way, I read somwhere too, that when we yawns our eyes will automatically closed. Is it dangerous to yawn while driving?
@patofgold23 (5075)
• Philippines
28 Jul 09
nope........we yawn when our body needs oxygen. It's sort of our body's mechanism to satisfy that oxygen-hunger. Opening our mouth mouth to gulp air is the quickest wat to supply that need and maintain homeostasis in our body.
@shhheila (1847)
• Philippines
28 Jul 09
ya its contagious, when my seatmates, started to yawn, later i see myself yawning and getting sleepy.ive read it in a book too, its really contagious!
• India
27 Jul 09
yup....yawning is contagious......wenever i see some one near by yawning i go out of control n doze off der tself
@trickiwoo (2703)
• United States
27 Jul 09
I definitely think it's contagious! If I see somebody yawn, it makes me yawn no matter how I feel! I've read that it's been proven that yawning is NOT contagious and just seeing someone yawn won't make you yawn, but I do question that since it always happens to me!
@angelsmummy (1700)
27 Jul 09
Yawning is contagious.. Even if you just read the word yawn it makes you want to yawn! I am yawning now due to this discussion so think Im going to go to bed soon! Although its only 22:04.. Hmm.. Ypu have given me this prediciment lol.