There seems to be multiple problem here. Firstly, he needs to have a sleep study for possible obstructive sleep apnea. This is a dangerous condition which can shorten ones life span. You need to see a pulmonologist or sleep medicine doctor to get this test done. Heavy breathing could be due to a number of other causes including heart problems or chronic lung problems. These need to be properly checked out.
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