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Does this happen to you when you yawn?

Asked by Axemusica (9408points) May 7th, 2011

I’m not sure what the exact reason is for yawning, but when tired and trying to go to sleep & you yawn, do your eyes water up?

I was thinking of this last night as I was laying in bed and yawning every 5 seconds and water / tears were just flowing. I found it kind of annoying. What purpose does this reaction serve? It doesn’t help in the trying to fall asleep process for me. Does this happen to you? & does anyone know why or what reason this happens for?

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ucme's avatar

I’ve never had my eyes water no, but I do this little involuntary shake right after a particularly big yawn. What’s all that about? I dunno, why are you asking me?
The wife has been known to throw peanuts at my gob mid yawn. Spoils the sensation somewhat, but it keeps her amused.

everephebe's avatar

I have had yawn tears in the morning. It helps to wash out the sleep in my eyes.

Stefaniebby's avatar

I always get yawn tears :( every time.

Otto_King's avatar

You yawn, because you need more oxygen, and when you’re tired you don’t breathe as deep as you should. My eyes gets teary too when I yawn. I don’t know why.

Vunessuh's avatar

Yes, my eyes usually always water when I yawn.

Hibernate's avatar

If it’s sleep related yawn [ tiredsoom ] yes

I it’s boredom yawn no

Aesthetic_Mess's avatar

No, but I tend to hear bells when I yawn

tedibear's avatar

Yes, I too get yawn tears. And yes, it’s kind of annoying!

Scooby's avatar

Teary eyes here too, when yawning :-/
It’s quite late & mine are streaming…….

tedibear's avatar

@Scooby – Go to sleep!

Scooby's avatar

@tedibear ;-)
I’m going, I’m going Lol…...

Judi's avatar

I can’t hear when I’m yawning.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Yes. Sometimes it is really bad, to the point where it will make my nose run. Then it becomes this vicious sniffle/yawn/crying cycle.

tedibear's avatar

@Scooby Are you in bed yet? Are you? Hmmm?

Schroedes13's avatar

Most definitely yes to yawn tears. I remember being in the 5th or 6th grade. I yawned and my teacher saw me afterwards and asked if I was ok because it looked like I was crying. Oh man. Good times!

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