Questions tagged [apnea-holding-breath]

Questions about temporary absence or voluntary cessation of breathing.

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Is it true that we can reduce chemoreceptor sensitivity to carbon dioxide?

I understand the following background: normally, our breathing rate, depth and rhythm are controlled by the brainstem. Other central and peripheral regulatory factors influence our breathing, ...
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Need to exhale while holding breath

Recently I tried holding my breath for as long as I could. I managed to hold it for almost 2 minutes, but after a bit more than 1 minute, I already felt a strong need to exhale some of the air. At the ...