I yawn a lot every day. It's really bothering me. Sometimes I feel the need for air so I breathe harder through my nose and mouth. I've been yawning like this for nearly three weeks. Is this caused by anxiety? Please help!
I guess my first question is...are you taking any medications for anxiety or mood? The reason I ask is that some of these medications can have a side effect of causing you to yawn.
The next thing I would ask is if you have seen a medical doctor? You are thinking this is anxiety induced but there are other medical conditions which can elicit a yawning response...such as...if you are feeling short of breath...it may be asthma induced. In some rare cases it could be a neurological problem.
Yet excessive yawning can also be a symptom of generalized anxiety disorder. Here is an article describing the symptom of yawning.
I would make an appointment with your general practitioner first to rule out any medical causes for this symptom and then you may be referred to a mental health specialist if anxiety is suspected to be the culprit.
I hope this gets better for you. let us know how you are doing in the weeks to come.