Blog yawning not do to boredom

Scientists are discovering that yawning, often thought to be a sign of boredom, is actually related to age, that the older you get, the less you yawn.

This concerns us. We may need to change one of the logos we use:


The research is being done at Duke University Medical Centre for Human Genome Variation.

Chimp yawnningParticipated in some of the research

Here’s where we read about this:

BBC News: “Catching a yawn is linked to age, study shows.” by Pippa Stephens, Health Reporter

Daily Express: “Getting older isn’t such a yawn after all: Scientists find yawning decreases with age,” by Sarah Westcott