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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My husband while sleeping inhales contently and does not exhale until I nudge him...he does not stop breathing...he just does not exhale..what is this
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   exhalation is a passive prosess

Doctor :   once you inhale it is involuntary and the process of exhalation does occur
Doctor :   does he snore?
User :   yes
Doctor :   the inhalation is nosier and the exhalation is silent
Doctor :   more so some time there may be apnea meaning stoppage of breathing
User :   well usually its when he is in deep sleep...i watch him inhale, inhale, inhale, and then i nudge him and he has a very large exhale

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