I mean it.. Yawn!
If you don’t feel a yawn coming on, that’s ok. Just fake it a few times, and you should find yourself yawning for real in a moment or two.
Now, take note of how you feel… maybe more relaxed? more focused? (If the yawn made you sleepier, maybe you’re a wee bit sleep deprived and a nap is in order.)
So what’s going on here? I wrote this about it elsewhere:
“Yawning has a pretty darn profound effect on the ol’ grey matter. It increases blood flow, cools the brain, increases alertness, improves focus, regulates sleep cycles, kicks off a whole cocktail of important neuro-chemicals, and… get this… reduces stress and anxiety.”Read More