Sleep Deprivation and Constant Yawning

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Anyone else yawn frequently (sometimes every 5 mins or so) when sleep deprived or having woken up that morning halfway through a sleep cycle? Been like this since middle school. Don't necessarily feel tired (or maybe I've grown so used to fatigue), but the yawning won't stop and gets pretty distracting. What are your tips/experiences? Thoughts on a sleep test at the doctor's? I have friends who get as much sleep but never seen them yawn, so wondering if it's a sleep quality issue.

And of course nothing beats a good night's sleep, but that's that...

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Feb 13, 2020

Bro, I feel you, I got the exact same problem of yawning in extraordinary amounts plus my nose gets runny whenever I am tired (don't ask me why). I do have a measure against it, though. Maybe you've heard of Wim Hof, the Iceman. He teaches a very powerful breathing technique from Nepal which basically supercharges your metabolism - that's not bullshit, I learned and practiced it myself and it's extremely powerful. You have to learn it, though, maybe start with Chi Kung first. And whenever I am doing it, 30secs after, my blood runs hot again and I feel alert.
Only disadvantage is it looks ridiculous (because you force the air out of your mouth under high pressure, which can make a farting sound). But do look into it.

Omnia facit Voluntas - Will alone succeeds

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Feb 14, 2020

I was quite groggy this morning and just tried the breathing exercise and feel amazing!

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Feb 14, 2020

Drink more caffeine, drink more water to stay hydrated, and get more sleep.

Feb 14, 2020

@CRE you're a pro and I respect you immensely, but too much caffeine is not only not helpful, it can actually decrease your alertness. I made the same mistake over and over again of drinking coffee before lunch and it always, without fail, fucked me up when the food coma kicked in. Don't get me wrong, caffeine is king for people like us, but it can and will fuck you up (especially if you're drinking black coffee and are prone to an upset stomach like me).

Omnia facit Voluntas - Will alone succeeds

Feb 14, 2020

If you're yawning and struggling to wake up, chances are you haven't drank "too much" caffeine.

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Feb 14, 2020

I actually quit coffee a few months ago when I realized just how much I needed of it to barely function at a baseline level. Much easier to get up in the morning now without it. I guess some people are able to regularly ingest caffeine with little of the side effects, but don't personally intend on returning to the habit. Definitely need to drink more water though.

Feb 14, 2020

I actually switched to black tea recently and I feel way more energized, because my body was so used to cafein it was barely doing any effect

Feb 14, 2020

Might give that a try sometime. I can see the benefits as long as one doesn't go overboard, since there's still a good amount of caffeine in it. Speaking of which, interesting bit from an article I stumbled upon a few weeks ago: "Tea is served in English country-houses four or five times a day. It is always brought to your bedside before rising; it is poured at breakfast and at lunch; it is a necessary of life at five o'clock; it is drunk just before going to bed. Probably the cold, damp climate has much to do with this; and the tea is never very strong, but is excellent, being always freshly drawn, not steeped, and is most refreshing."

Feb 14, 2020

This might be my favorite WSO thread of all time.

Feb 24, 2020

And that really does say something coming from you @m_1 :D

Omnia facit Voluntas - Will alone succeeds

Feb 14, 2020

Workout more , master bate less and you will have loads more energy

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Feb 24, 2020

Ever tried sleeping more at night?

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Feb 24, 2020

You can try: exercising more, don't eat before going to sleep, shut the TV off before going to sleep, For me, switching from TV to radio prior to going to sleep has helped.

For a quick boost, you can try peppermint. If I need to drive late at night, I try to bring some peppermint breath savers with me.

Feb 24, 2020

try mud water. tastes like booty but is just what you're looking for

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Feb 24, 2020

I aim to be an IB analyst soon but I already have a terrible time staying awake at my 9-5 in risk management f500. I was goin to make this thread myself lol. hoping the work will be more fulfilling in banking so I won't get bored and nod off as much

Feb 24, 2020
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