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Old 09-27-17, 11:05 AM
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Re: Dying in your sleep. Pleasant or morbid?

I'd say that dying in my sleep would be preferable to drowning, dying in a fire, being shot and watching myself bleed to death while in terrible pain, etc., etc. I mean - there are a lot worse ways to die than "in my sleep".
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Old 09-27-17, 11:48 AM
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I'd say that dying in my sleep would be preferable to drowning, dying in a fire, being shot and watching myself bleed to death while in terrible pain, etc., etc. I mean - there are a lot worse ways to die than "in my sleep".
Drowning in a fiery oil-soaked lake while being shot by Lee Van Cleef, with piranhas bleeding you to death?

That's one badass way to die.

(But I'll take going in my sleep, thank you).
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Old 09-27-17, 12:27 PM
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Scarlett Johansson can fuck me to death... or, at least, try.
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Re: Dying in your sleep. Pleasant or morbid?

I think "died peacefully in his/her sleep" is a BS line EMT's and Doctors use for the comfort of people who loved them. I doubt there is any definitive evidence death during sleep is less painful or more peaceful.
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Old 09-27-17, 01:50 PM
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You really don't have no choice. You go to sleep and you never wake up. You can't even realize that you're gone. I had a friend who lost her mother that way and she felt short changed.

The one good thing is you don't feel any pain, but crazy how you never will wake up to find out that you died.
If she died in her sleep, how would you know she felt shortchanged?
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Re: Dying in your sleep. Pleasant or morbid?

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I think "died peacefully in his/her sleep" is a BS line EMT's and Doctors use for the comfort of people who loved them. I doubt there is any definitive evidence death during sleep is less painful or more peaceful.
I'd wager it depends on the cause of death. If it's something like heart failure, then the heart probably just stops during sleep and you just don't wake up.

If there's a lot of pain, you'd probably see evidence of people trying to get up, sprawled across the bed, or on the floor trying to get to the phone.

But in the end, it's not like we can ask them what it was like.
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Old 09-27-17, 03:17 PM
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I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my Grandfather did, not kicking and screaming like his passengers.
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Could be worse...

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Old 09-27-17, 07:10 PM
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If she died in her sleep, how would you know she felt shortchanged?
To clarify the daughter felt shortchanged. She told me numerous times it was unfair she lost her mother that way. Which I agree. No one would think a parent you love so much will leave forever once they go to sleep.

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Old 09-27-17, 09:20 PM
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I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my Grandfather did, not kicking and screaming like his passengers.
This was the first quote I thought of when seeing the thread title.
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Old 09-27-17, 09:23 PM
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I think dying in your sleep is peaceful enough, but I would like to know before I go to sleep that I wasn't going to wake up. Part of me would like to go at a ripe old age, but doing something heroic like saving someone's life. I'd like it to be mostly painless, but dying in a "battle" like a Klingon would want.
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Old 09-27-17, 10:41 PM
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Indeed.

Old, in bed, in my sleep, after a day spent with friends and family.



Or old, in bed with my hot redheaded nurse, shot by her jealous husband.

Either works.
One would have expected Hugh Hefner to die in bed with a hot chick, but instead he dies of natural causes.
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Old 09-28-17, 01:25 AM
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One would have expected Hugh Hefner to die in bed with a hot chick, but instead he dies of natural causes.
Pretty sure he was in bed with enough hot chicks where if that's what did it, he'd be all "Wait, that's IT?"
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I think dying in your sleep is peaceful enough, but I would like to know before I go to sleep that I wasn't going to wake up.
That's a lot less creepy.
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
I'd wager it depends on the cause of death. If it's something like heart failure, then the heart probably just stops during sleep and you just don't wake up.
But I think you do wake up for a send or two. Then go "oh shit something isn't right". then unconsciousness. Pretty much any change up in your heart or blood pressure will wake you up.

I had a few nightmares before where I was having heart failure. I wake up from them and quickly recover. But when I wake up I can quickly conclude that the nightmare was induced by a little stress that crept into my sleep time somehow. Maybe sleep apnea ... which has disappeared since I switched to health and fitness stuff.
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I think dying in your sleep is peaceful enough, but I would like to know before I go to sleep that I wasn't going to wake up.
How could you fall asleep then? I'd be doing everything I could to stay awake like Nightmare on Elm Street.
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Old 09-28-17, 03:40 PM
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I read last week that Kim Jong Un had people executed by strapping them to anti-aircraft guns and blasting them into oblivion. That sounds like a terrifying way to go, but would you really experience any pain if all the nerves are immediately disconnected from your brain which ceases to exist as well? Getting blown up could actually be the best way to go.
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Old 09-28-17, 04:08 PM
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The worse way to go is probably ripped apart by wild animal like tiger or bear. Or maybe a T-Rex. Or burning to death.
Giant spiders would suck.
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Giant spiders that wrap you in their web and lay eggs on you that hatch into thousands of little spiders that crawl all over you and eat you in little nibbles while you can't move at all?
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Old 09-30-17, 03:10 AM
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Giant spiders that wrap you in their web and lay eggs on you that hatch into thousands of little spiders that crawl all over you and eat you in little nibbles while you can't move at all?
That doesn't sound pleasant.
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Old 09-30-17, 05:48 AM
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Being digested alive inside man eating plant.

Having all your bones crushed by a boa constrictor until you're a glob of jelly to slide down it's gullet.
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If you're in a really bad way and unconscious you don't wake up. Both my parents were unconscious when they died.
This. My mom died in hospice care in 2004. She had been unconscious for a couple of weeks prior to when she finally breathed her last. It took a while for her body systems to shut down, and the only medications she was on were for comfort measures.

My oldest brother's first wife died of lung cancer in 2016. Usually cancer patients in hospice are on powerful medications for pain. When you're lying in bed not doing anything, your body will eventually build up toxic levels of any drug and it will basically kill you. That's more humane than letting somebody die screaming from the pain of the cancer eating them up.
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Being digested alive inside man eating plant.
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The worse way to go is probably ripped apart by wild animal like tiger or bear. Or maybe a T-Rex. Or burning to death.
Giant spiders would suck.
Yeah I can't imagine being eaten would be fun.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...bear-cubs.html

That makes it sound excruciating at first, and then numbness.
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