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[原创-生活] 我们为什么要叹气?

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Why do we sigh? – Sophie, aged 4, East St Kilda, Melbourne.


Dear Sophie,
Thanks for your lovely and excellent question about sighing.


Since you asked a question about sighing, it is probably safe to say that you already know something about breathing. But, for the benefit of everyone else (who might not be an expert like you or me) I am going to talk a little bit about breathing first.


You have two lungs that you use to breathe. Each lung is a stretchy sack, kind of like a balloon, but not empty like a balloon. Inside your lungs are millions and millions and millions of tiny sacks called alveoli. These tiny sacks called alveoli are very important.

你有两个肺用于呼吸。 每个肺都是一个有弹性的袋子,有点像气球,但不像气球那样空。肺部内有数以百万计的小袋子,叫做肺泡。这些叫做肺泡的小袋子非常重要。

To keep living, we need a gas called oxygen to be moved out of the air and into our blood. And that’s not all! We need another gas called carbon dioxide to be moved in the opposite direction: from out of your blood and into the air.


For these two things to happen, the air and your blood need to be brought very, very close together. This is exactly what happens in the tiny sacks called alveoli that fill your lungs. If you don’t get oxygen in and carbon dioxide out, you will die, which is bad.


When you breathe in, the tiny sacks called alveoli (seriously, your lungs are full of ‘em) get filled with air. At the same time, blood (pumped by your heart) flows around the sides of the tiny sacks.

当你吸气的时候,那些叫做肺泡的小袋子(说真的,你的肺部里充满了它们)里充满了空气。 与此同时,血液(由你的心脏抽吸)在小袋子的两侧流动。

This brings the air and the blood very close together and so allows the gases to move in the right direction (oxygen in, carbon dioxide out).


Moving these gases is essential for survival, which means that breathing is essential for survival, which means the tiny sacks called alveoli are very, very essential for survival indeed.


Back to sighing


Here’s the thing about the tiny sacks called alveoli: you have so many of them that, actually, you don’t need to use them all at once. When you are sitting quietly, you can get move enough gas by using just some of them.


If you need to worry about remembering anything, Sophie, it’s that you should never stop asking this sort of lovely question. Congratulations: you are now an expert on breathing and sighing.


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Dean Frenkel
Thanks for the excellent scientific explanation of our breathing.
As a former Guinness world record holder for holding the longest continuous vocal note, I have been immersed in breath for some time.
I would suggest also that sighing is a long-standing natural tool that enables humans and other animals to release tension through breath and voice.
Indeed we can and should be trained well to enhance this process as part of a tension management program.


Jake Smallman
Hi David,I would generally have thought of a sigh as an outward breath, often accompanied by sound?
Your explanation sounds more like an inward breath closer related to a yawn?
Keen to know more. Thank you.


In addition, when this deep breathing exercise is combined with other mental techniques that increase ones awareness like mindfulness and meditation, it can actually help one master his emotions effectively.
Although not usually known in the West until recent years, such breathing techniques that help in modulating one’s emotional state somewhat voluntarily is practised for millennia in the East.Anyway I thought I could share my two cents’ worth on this very simple yet amazing technique in regulating emotions especially fear.


James P. Isbister
Excellent explanation David, I will pass into onto the medical students who are usually unaware of this and it is not described well in most of the text books. James


Dean Frenkel(回复楼上)
It disturbs me that something so basic as this is missing from the medical curriculum. How many other gaping holes are there?


duncan hackett
Your explanation is inadequate. What about the emotional component of sighing? I would suggest that people sigh more for emotional reasons than for the physical need to exercise the lungs. There are sad sighs, angry sighs, sighs of despair and frustration. You could have used this opportunity to teach kids something useful about their emotions. But no.



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