This is why you should never suppress a yawn

When you are in conversation with your partner, it is not so neat to yawn in the middle of his or her story. Yawn ...

This is why you should never suppress a yawn
When you are in conversation with your partner, it is not so neat to yawn in the middle of his or her story. Yawn ...

Just yawn

 

When you are in conversation with your partner, it is not so neat to yawn in the middle of his or her story. This is the reason why many people choose to suppress the yawn. In the future, however, do not do this anymore, because it is not good for you at all.

 

Suppressing a yawn only makes the "oppressive" feeling worse.

 

Contagious

A colleague sitting next to you starts yawning and you feel a yawn coming up in front of you; a recognizable scenario for very many people. Not strange considering yawning is indeed "contagious". Research has shown that sixty to seventy percent of people have to yawn when they see someone else yawning. A study published in Current Biology shows that you don't yawn because you feel sympathy for the person in question, as previously thought, but it appears to be related to how active certain parts of your brain are.

 

Don't hold back

The researchers showed the subjects images of yawning people. Half of the respondents had to suppress their yawn while the other group could yawn. This showed that people with fast nerve signals tend to yawn faster. It also turned out that it makes absolutely no sense to suppress a yawn. On the contrary, the more you try not to yawn, the more you feel the pressure to do so. In short: yawn next time if you feel the need.