Yawning do you ??

India
August 16, 2009 9:54am CST
I have seen many people yawn when they see someone else doing it. I have undergone this myself sometimes, When my daughter yawned while watching the tv just two days back I too yawned although I was not feeling tired or sleepy, it is somewhat like a opposite reaction. I have heard some people say this also, that when you see someone yawning you tend to yawn too, and is not done deliberately. Do you also do this? What do you feel? Have you noticed any people yawn back?
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17 responses
@rosepedal64 (4192)
• United States
16 Aug 09
I am real bad for this. I can see someone yawn and the next thing I know Im on that band wagon of continous yawning. I am so bad for this that I can be on the phone with someone and just hear them yawn and start the yawning myself. I had heard that yawning is because someone is lacking a little oxygen,but how can that be if we see or hear someone do it and then we start. Maybe we need to found out why we yawn at all.
• United States
16 Aug 09
I have also heard about the lack of oxygen. I have also heard about moisture in the air. But it makes for a good excuse in class when a teacher asks if they are boring you. You can reply by saying that you are taking in more oxygen to maximize your full learning potential. I usually get funny looks after I say that, but they stop picking on me.
• United States
16 Aug 09
That is cute! I will have to remember that when I am in an delemma like that. I usually will yawn if I am listening to a boring conversation or playing cards sometimes. Thanks for the little tips when to use that excuse.
• India
17 Aug 09
Oh that is really a good excuse to say when you are not interested in the class. Good. THANKS.
@joy4you (641)
• India
17 Aug 09
Yes I have noticed this too, it's contagious. I don't know why it happens but it does, if you yawn people around youalso start to yawn and the other war round as well. I guess it is just another one of lifes mystries.
• India
17 Aug 09
Yeah it is really a mystery, thanks for your response, good day.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
17 Aug 09
I always think that is very interesting that how come when we see somebody yawn makes us yawn as well, I wonder if it is just normal reaction that human being do when they see other people yawn. I do do that when I see some people yawn, I always wonder why.
• India
17 Aug 09
It is very funny sometimes isnt it? Thanks for your response.
• Indonesia
16 Aug 09
I read one story in Donald duck magazine that yawning will cause other people yawn too. Even now, when I read your discussion and imagine about yawn, I'm yawning several times! Yes, I do this, yawn back even if I don't feel tired, but seeing other people yawn will make me yawn too.. I feel funny and strange. Usually both of us (me and people who yawn) will grin each other after that. I realize all my friends in my class, my teacher and my family have this kind of opposite reaction too!
• India
17 Aug 09
Yes, are we are unable to know the reason of the continuing reaction. Thanks for your response.
@vathsala30 (3723)
• India
3 Oct 09
I yawn but i didn't notice whether i yawn because somebody else in front of me is yawning. Now that I have seen this discussion, next time whenever any body in front of me yawns, i will see if i will also get the tendency to yawn
@dodo19 (31912)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
19 Aug 09
It happens to me a lot. I'll see someone yawn and then, before I know it, I'll be yawning too. It's somewhat annoying now that I think about it. But it's not something that I can really help. There are a few times, when I actually don't yawn, but this really does not happen very often, unfortunately.
• United States
17 Aug 09
I yawn a lot, sometimes when I'm really tired and sometimes for reasons I don't even know! Sometimes I yawn on purpose to make people around me yawn, which is really funny. Its funny, as I'm typing this, its making me yawn XD
• Australia
17 Aug 09
I have also responded to someone yawning in front of me, even though I have not felt tired in any way. I think it is an automatic response, one we have very little controll over.
@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
17 Aug 09
Hi! I've heard of it too and I think it's like chain reaction. It's like when someone touched or picked their nose you tend to do it too. But I don't seem to notice if people who see me yawning does it too. I do tend to yawn when I see others do it. Ciao!
• China
17 Aug 09
There is a contagious yawn, I yawn now on. In fact, not feel fatigue, sleepiness before the yawn. However yawn that can relax facial muscles. Ha ha. Sometimes sitting beside the TV to see someone else yawn, I yawn, but I found that very spirit of the child from infection, especially 10-year-old. My niece is one of them.
@agv0419 (3029)
• Philippines
17 Aug 09
What I know yawning is the sign that we need oxygen. Even if we are not sleepy we experience it. Many times they said that if you saw someone who is yawning you also going to yawn. When I'm still studying my teacher don't want us to yawn because sometimes she think that we are not interested in what she is lecturing.
@subha12 (18454)
• India
17 Aug 09
I have heard many places, yawing is something that one people start after seeing others.But I have seen the similar things happen for me rarely.May eb sometimes, I also do it.
@Bradpete (822)
• Philippines
17 Aug 09
I do when I tired sometimes I did it twice. Some with other woman or girl we yawn at the same time. Sometime I yawn then the other will follow soon and it is so contagious. Cats are the most animals I saw yawning.
• Malaysia
17 Aug 09
Sometimes I did yawn when i seeing other people yawned and sometimes i don't. When we were in the class, when I'm yawning, sometimes i also can see other classmates yawned back. I think it just a physical reflex. I read from somewhere else that people yawn because the blood needs more oxygen.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
17 Aug 09
Yes, this happened to me many times, but never thought that this is a common thing happening to many people in the world. I thought this is something happening onl to me. I haven't noticed people doing the same. It is a kind of an equal and opposite reaction. Lol.
• India
17 Aug 09
Dear friend , you don,t know but yawning is contagious thing. If u see somebody yawn it automatically comes to u. I have noticed number of times and many people have also told me about this. so this is not purposely.
@divkris (1163)
• India
17 Aug 09
Hey! that has happened to me many a times. I yawn everytime my daughter yawns!! It is contagious - like smile. I can yawn even when nobody next to me is yawing. I have also noticed many people start yawning whenever i yawn in front of them. I like to tbe a yawn initiator - LOL. But when i yawn it means i'm really really tired and that my body needs proper rest. May be the chain reaction is because you feel tired when another person feels tired too :)