I was recently scolded by a teacher for yawning in class. If there is any other time when I feel the urge to yawn, how can I avoid it?

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    Not sure why so many downvotes. This seems like a useful problem to have a lifehack with. Jan 26 '16 at 16:08
  • @Demisemihemidemisemiquaver probably the downvotes were cast for the first revision of the question which wasn't really good. Now it's a fair score of 3. :) Oct 18 '17 at 10:37

When you are about to yawn just touch the tongue with one of your fingers.

The saltiness does the magic; it's highly unlikely that someone will carry salt in pocket, but a finger does the trick.

That's my hack for preventing a yawn. I hope you find it useful.


You can also take a deep breath right before the yawn hits. It takes some alertness to anticipate the yawn, but this is the least conspicuous solution I've found.

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