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Can I yawn when I am excited?

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I was talking to this boy, and I was yawning a lot. It hurt his feelings, because he thought I was bored by him. I don't think I was bored. So could I have yawned because I was tired, but was excited? Or was I bored? I'm not really sure about what I felt when I was talking to him. Can we yawn when we are excited but tired?
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Sorry for delay (been at lectures all day and it is freezing cold here today) . Yes excitement decreases level of oxygen but there are different theories about why people yawn so nobody is totally sure.

But one theory among yawn experts is that our yawns get set off by the neurotransmitters in our brain which affect our emotions as well as our appetite and mood. So as more of these chemicals get activated in your brain, your frequency of yawning increases. But when there is an increased presence in your brain of opioid neurotransmitters that will reduce yawning frequency.

So basically when you get excited, also when I get bored, our respective neurotransmitter chemicals which include dopamin, seratonin, nitric acid and glutamic acid, set off the gate pulse that results in the motivation of the yawn. But this is a theory but not universally accepted.

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The purpose of yawning is uknown but the belief of medical experts is that it is triggered by raised levels of carbon dioxide in your blood, so the medical purpose could be to increase the level of oxygen when appropriate in people's blood.

So that need arises when people are tired and need to stay awake,, like when I am in the classroom listening to a long monotonous lecture I need to take in to pass my exams. But also your need for an increased level of oxygen happened because you were excited and needed to react to that excitement.,not because you were bored nor tired?

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If you were tired you would have yawned no matter how much of a good time you were having when talking with this guy.

You could say something to him like "Hey, it was fun catching up last night. See you around!"

or, "It was fun to catch up last night. If you're ever interested in getting coffee sometime let me know - I tend to do better when I'm caffeinated!"

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I yawn when I'm talking excitedly with someone. I think my oxygen levels decrease because I'm more interested in talking than breathing. Perhaps you were excited and interested enough that you were breathing shallowly enough to not get adequate levels of oxygen.

You could tell him he took your breath away, and as a result of less oxygen in your blood, you were yawning. :)

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When most people get excited, they tend to jitter. Jittering tends to use more oxygen than simply standing still listening to someone.

So, yes, being excited can cause you to yawn, because you are using the oxygen in your system up faster than you normally would.

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So Warsai40 people yawn right after feeling excitement because excitement decreases the level of oxygen?

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