What do you think dying is like? Has it ever crossed your mind that it might be comfy? According to Dr. Sam Parnia, director of critical care and resuscitation research at NYU Langone School of Medicine in New York City, dying is very comfortable. So, scientists are one step closer to explain what happens to us after death.
Science tries to explain what’s going on after death
People who had a personal experience associated with death or impending death, describe encounters with their deceased relatives. However, this is not proof of the afterlife as our brain is just looking for a survival technique.
“The final result is we have a deduction of oxygen that gets inside the brain when we are about to die, and that causes our brain circuits to shut down, and we become unconscious to the outside world. When the heart stops, all life processes go out because there is no blood getting to the brain, to the kidneys, and liver, and we become lifeless and motionless, and that is the time that doctors use to give us a time of death,” said Dr. Parnia.
Dr. Parnia explains that the feeling is due to a mental process. He said that “When we die, that experience is not unpleasant for the vast majority of people. For those of us who die naturally, even if we were in pain before we die, the process of death becomes very comfortable; it is very blissful, peaceful.”
How does it feel to be on the brink of death?
Dr. Parnia has saved many people from the verge of death, and based on his knowledge; he is trying to make us understand the feeling.
“People describe a sensation of a bright, warm, welcoming light that draws people towards it, said Parnia, “they describe a sensation of experiencing their deceased relatives, almost as if they have come to welcome them. They often say that they didn’t want to come back (to life) in many cases, it is so comfortable and it is like a magnet that draws them that they don’t want to come back.”
“A lot of people describe a sensation of separating from themselves and watching doctors and nurses working on them. They can hear things and record all conversations that are going on around them. Some of them describe a sensation where they review everything that they have done.”