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Why does your voice get deeper when you are tired?

Asked by XOIIO (18120points) May 3rd, 2011

Why does your voice get deeper when you are tired?

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KateTheGreat's avatar

Probably because you’re not putting enough effort into your speech.

When I get this way, I end up sounding like a haggard Russian man that’s been smoking for years.

yankeetooter's avatar

Are you more relaxed, perhaps? Therefore the vocal cords would be less “taut”, making your voice deeper…

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jasonwiese55's avatar

I think yankeetooter’s answer sounds reasonable. Also, any use of the word taut in a non-sexual setting is rare.

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FutureMemory's avatar

Maybe you’re hitting puberty.

JLeslie's avatar

I think the vocal cords are more relaxed and possibly respiration is deeper too.

josie's avatar

Vocal chords are dry

MasterAir16's avatar

It relating to how much oxygen does have.

JLeslie's avatar

@josie Dry would be raspy right? Is that the same a deep?

josie's avatar

@JLeslie
OK then, muscles in larynx get fatigued, can’t stretch vocal chords as tightly, they vibrate at a lower frequency.

yankeetooter's avatar

Also why our choir director tells our sopranos (well, everybody) to get plenty of rest before singing…you just can’t hit those high notes otherwise….

everephebe's avatar

You’re probably relaxed, but I don’t know could be other reasons.
(Sorry that link was directed @Kate) :D

@josie latest response makes sense too.

JLeslie's avatar

@josie That makes sense.

longtresses's avatar

I think it’s because you’re more relaxed. My voice is deeper after yoga class. It’s great that you made that observation. Sometimes when people get high-strung, their voice goes up really high; when their stance softens up, so does their voice.

There’s a whole science to vocal articulation, speech production, and breathing.

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