For the last two weeks or so, I’ve been having a yawning problem.
The problem seems to be that I can’t seem to “finish” the yawns. I’ll feel the urge, shut my eyes, feel my mouth open up, but then there’s a tiny little twinge in my throat, right in the muscle, and my mouth will sort of involuntarily close itself before I feel as though I’ve gotten the yawn “out,” so to speak. This impression is corroborated by the fact that I’ll just keep on yawning, 30-90 seconds apart, for minutes at a time throughout the day, and none of them lead to that sort of satisfied, “well, it’s out of me now” feeling one gets after a nice good yawn.
Now, I rarely sleep great, and haven’t ever really gotten much sleep (26 now, so it’s catching up more than it used to), but honestly, I’ve been pulling 7 hours of being in bed a night (due to back pain and dry mouth, it’s probably closer to 5.5 hours actual sleeping-time) pretty consistently.
Anyone ever experienced a rash of “incomplete” yawns like this? Is my throat broken? Do I have yawn-cancer? Am I already dead and just haven’t realized it yet?