What is medically wrong with someone when they start constantly yawning several times per minute all day? Could they have developed some kind of life-threatening disorder or disease? If this happens to me does that mean I am likely going to die? Could there be any causes for this which are not life-threatening and easily treatable? I've read that problems with the pressure in your ears can cause an automatic reflex to kick in causing you to yawn. I have had some ear infections recently. Probably caused by me cleaning them with Q-tips.