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A 26-year-old man from Wuhan, China recently suffered collapsed lung likely caused by yawning. Next time, you may not want to yawn so hard.A 26-year-old man from Wuhan, China recently suffered collapsed lung likely caused by yawning.The man recalled feeling a sharp pain when he let out an epic yawn one morning, but didn’t think much of it at the time.Later, however, the pain had become unbearable and he was having trouble breathing.He took himself to the Central Hospital of Wuhan to have professionals take a look at it. Doctors reviewed his case and determined that he had experienced the phenomenon of spontaneous pneumothorax.In layman’s terms, that’s when an air pocket in the lung suddenly explodes and allows air to leak out into the surrounding area. The air then becomes trapped there. The condition isn’t exclusively caused by yawning. Other common triggers for the trouble are chest injuries, lung disease, and small tissue tears. What does seem to be universal about the problem, is that it affects tall, thin men between the ages of 18 and 30. In this case the victim stands about 5-foot-9 and weighs in at just over 130 pounds.