The alarm clock signals that we should get up in the morning, but it does not wake up our bodies, but the stretching and yawning. Perhaps it is because we do it as an involuntary process that we do not even pay attention to it. However, these 2 actions do much more for our bodies than just wake us up.
We at Bright Side have become very curious about this combination of yawning and stretching and we have decided to show you some insights that have actually surprised us.
1. Stretching will realign the muscles.
When we yawn and stretch at the same time, we promote blood flow, which automatically reduces stress. This is because the part of the nervous system responsible for our heartbeat, digestion and endocrine functions gets a start.
2. It can decrease stress.
3. It can help with stiffness and tightness.
4. It’ll help the brain send stronger signals to the muscles.
5. Yawning keeps you awake.
Did you notice when you yawn and stretch the most? Does it help you stay awake?