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Definition Yawning involves opening the mouth involuntarily while taking a long, deep breath of air. This is usually done as a result of drowsiness or weariness . Excessive yawning is yawning that happens more often than would be expected, even if drowsiness or weariness is present. Alternative Names Excessive yawning Considerations Yawning is a normal response to fatigue and drowsiness, but excessive yawning can be caused by a vasovagal reaction. This reaction is caused by the action of a nerve, called the vagus nerve, on the blood vessels. It may indicate a heart problem. Normal yawning may happen when someone else yawns. Common Causes Drowsiness or weariness
Disorders associated with excessive daytime sleepiness
Heart attack Aortic dissection
If you're like many of us, you might look over today's dismal economic horizon and often feel as if there's no end in sight. Whether you're watching your retirement savings shrink, fretting about how to pay for college, or worrying about a possible layoff-or even if you're happily employed but nervously following the news, you know we live in anxiety-provoking times.
I'm often asked about the apparent rise of generalized anxiety disorder due to the economy. The good news? There is no rise. The bad news? Normal anxiety is on the rise. So, what's the difference between generalized anxiety disorder and normal anxiety? Read on.
Anxiety is a normal reaction to stressful situations, such as global economic uncertainty. It's your body telling you to stay alert and protect yourself, these days to watch your spending, try to save for an emergency, work to keep your job, or consult a trusted financial expert.
Worries about finances have long been a leading cause of anxie...
Most Americans do not get enough sleep each night. Medical experts say that you should get between 7 and 8 hours of sleep, but recent statistics revealed that many people are getting less than 5 to 6 hours. If you are not getting enough sleep, it can have adverse affects on your overall health. For example, it may cause unwanted weight gain, or a constant feeling of sluggishness throughout the day. People use many excuses for not getting to bed at a decent time. “I have to clean the house, and nighttime is the only time I can get everything done;” or “I love watching late night television.” No matter what excuse you are using, your lack of a good night’s sleep can be a problem. Some people, however, bring their stress problems into the bedroom, and that can have disastrous results. Not only will stress affect your sex life, it will also affect your ability to get the rest you need. No matter what has caused stre...
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