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Old 09-06-2019, 03:16 PM
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If our bedrooms were air tight, would we be at risk of suffocating overnight?

I know our building methods are no where near being airtight, in fact, I think I read somewhere the air in a room generally turns over multiple times an hour.

But what if didn't? What if absolutely no air leaked through closed windows or doors, or through cracks or the electric ducts and so forth? If, when you retired to your bedroom at night, closing your door sealed the room off completely?

How much oxygen does a human actually use? How does that compare with how much oxygen there is in a normal sized bedroom filled with normal Earth atmosphere? Would we be fine, or wake up gasping for air in the morning, or <gasp> not wake up at all?


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