My bed-mate has recently started to complain that I am yawning while sleeping. I was startled - I didn't think it was possible to yawn while asleep. It has happened several times. My partner nudges me and ask me to stop yawning - and I am puzzled, because I have no recollection of yawning, since I've been asleep. My partner has taken to wearing earplugs now because of this problem.
What is going on? Is it a symptom of sleep apnea? (I have no reason to believe I have sleep apnea, although my father does to some extent, and he uses a CPAP machine). I read somewhere else some speculation that it might possibly be related to mild seizure activity. As far as I know, I have not had seizures since I was about 4 years old, when I had them due to extreme fever.
Should I see my doctor about this? I'm not sure what to do next. Thanks in advance for any information anyone can provide.
Hi I was wondering if you learned any more about yawning during sleep? My fiance does this constantly. It is quite irrating because I'm woken up but he gets a full nights rest. i can't find anything about it on line. Thanks!
If you feel dizzy or uncoordinated from time to time the yawning in your sleep is related to an inner ear infection, mild or not. Inner ear infections can be an ongoing problem if untreated, such as yawning in your sleep. Even if your ears seem to be cleaned using q-tips, check with your doctor about an ear exam which takes seconds. Example, the little light he probes into your ear. An ear cleaning usually containing hydrogen proixide and water which can clean out the ear, just have a medical professional do this.