Yawning, fatigue, and cortisol: Expanding the Thompson Cortisol Hypothesis

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Thompson, Simon B.N. (2014)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Journal: Medical Hypotheses, volume 83, issue 4, pages 494-496 (issn: 0306-9877)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2014.08.009
  • Subject: Medicine(all)
    mesheuropmc: hormones, hormone substitutes, and hormone antagonists

Yawning and its involvement in neurological disorders has become the new scientific conundrum. Cortisol levels are known to rise during stress and fatigue; yawning may occur when we are under stress or tired. However, the link between yawning, fatigue, and cortisol has n... View more
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