Yawns Are Yucky

Last night at 3:30am, my jaw dislocated...again. I was yawning and never got to finish said yawn. This is now such a regular occurrence...

Last night at 3:30am, my jaw dislocated...again.

I was yawning and never got to finish said yawn. This is now such a regular occurrence that those who know me well all adopt the same protocol when in my presence: "Again?! Honestly Annie, you have to stop yawning so widely..." Then they proceed to either go back to what they were doing or watch me with mild concern as I try to relax and hope that my jaw doesn't stay stuck open for hours.

But this time, I was in bed so I sat up in the dark holding my face for some indeterminate amount of time. All I wanted was to lie down and sleep! Getting out of my warm bed to shuffle to my mom's room for moral support wasn't even an option. After half an hour it popped back in and I rolled over and slept like a log with a very sore face.

I suppose I'm thankful this hasn't happened in too awkward situations. I remember a certain 45 minute yawn during maths class in high school, being gawped at by 30 other girls while I tried to hand motion to the teacher asking for permission to go to sick bay. "Guys, stop staring at me it's making me feel even more awkward..." kind of turns into "uhhnnoauh muhhuhhmm".

Surely my fickle jaw makes me special? Does anyone out there also suffer from this or any other weird problem for that matter? It would be comforting to know!

Anyway, that is why yawns are bad.

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  2. oh wow I've never heard of your condition before! but i can definitely relate to getting out of bed in the middle of the night and shuffling to my mom's room for moral support ahaha

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  3. ! I have lockjaw! Well used to i guess.

    I got it from chewing chewy excessively throughout my six years of high school. So anyway last year someone suggested I go see a chiropractor (i thought they only fixed backs?) and he attacked my jaw and pushed and prodded in my mouth and i went back probably around 7 or 8 times and my jaw hasn't locked since. It used to cause me so much grief. So i definately understand your pain ..

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