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    Why We Sigh

    During certain phases of my ME, I notice that I sigh a lot. I did wonder why, so a bit of googling turned up a PopSci article: https://www.popsci.com/sigh-reason-study/ "That stretch is critical to keep lungs working properly. "When alveoli collapse, they compromise the ability of the lung to...