Why do your eyes water when you yawn?

Discussion in 'Eye-Care' started by Fenris Wolf, May 8, 2004.

  1. Fenris Wolf

    Fenris Wolf Guest

    It is turning into one of those dull, airless seeming days here (West
    Wales) where it is an effort to get moving and everyone seems to be
    yawning (even the animals!)

    But why do your eyes water when you yawn? And come to that, why do we
    yawn? Doesn't seem to wake any of us up, so what does it do? There
    must be some reason for it, however obscure, because dogs and cats yawn
    as well as humans.

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    Fenris Wolf, May 8, 2004
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  2. Fenris Wolf

    Fenris Wolf Guest


    Maybe something is happening to use up more oxygen than normal in those
    conditions, perhaps physical changes? But then you would expect cancers
    to promote yawning if that was the case.

    Amazing that something so common isn't fully documented though.

    Any offers on why our eyes water when we yawn?


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    Fenris Wolf, May 9, 2004
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  3. Fenris Wolf

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    Uhhh ... and so what about women, children, and neutered dogs and cats?

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    Fenris Wolf, May 9, 2004
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