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Dying in your sleep. Pleasant or morbid?

Old 09-26-17, 03:12 PM
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Dying in your sleep. Pleasant or morbid?

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.
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Re: Dying in your sleep. Pleasant or morbid?

How do you know there's no pain. Your body could be paralyzed and in a tremendous amount of pain.
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Old 09-26-17, 03:36 PM
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Re: Dying in your sleep. Pleasant or morbid?

I think "dying in your sleep" actually means "waking up for a second and oh fuck - realizing something is wrong". You know, you wake up with a heart palpitation, confused, and OH SHIT you're dead.
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Re: Dying in your sleep. Pleasant or morbid?

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I think "dying in your sleep" actually means "waking up for a second and oh fuck - realizing something is wrong". You know, you wake up with a heart palpitation, confused, and OH SHIT you're dead.
Yeah as morbid as it is, I think people just say it's peaceful to put others' minds at ease. I'm guessing it's actually pretty horrific and painful for the person when it happens.

Fuck.
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Re: Dying in your sleep. Pleasant or morbid?

If you're in a really bad way and unconscious you don't wake up. Both my parents were unconscious when they died.
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Eh, dead is dead.
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Re: Dying in your sleep. Pleasant or morbid?

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Yeah as morbid as it is, I think people just say it's peaceful to put others' minds at ease. I'm guessing it's actually pretty horrific and painful for the person when it happens.

Fuck.
If that were the case wouldn't there be a lot more people who "died in their sleep" found on the floor next to the bed or hanging halfway off the bed? It seems like when most people say someone died in their sleep they were found lying peacefully in bed looking the same way they were when they went to sleep.

All other choices of death considered, I'd still choose to die in my sleep.
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Re: Dying in your sleep. Pleasant or morbid?

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If that were the case wouldn't there be a lot more people who "died in their sleep" found on the floor next to the bed or hanging halfway off the bed? It seems like when most people say someone died in their sleep they were found lying peacefully in bed looking the same way they went to sleep.

All other choices of death considered, I'd still choose to die in my sleep.
I accept this. It's less morbid. Can't think about that right now...
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Re: Dying in your sleep. Pleasant or morbid?

Pleasant for me, morbid for the tangled bevy of super models next to me.
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Old 09-26-17, 04:34 PM
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Re: Dying in your sleep. Pleasant or morbid?

Getting shot in the head while sleeping is probably the safest bet.

Whatever pain is associated with death doesn't bother me as much as what goes through your mind when you realize this is it.

I passed out once and it was like flicking a switch. Completely conscious to unconscious in a microsecond. Didn't know it happened until I came to. I'd imagine it could be possible to die while fully conscious and not experience anything.

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Eh, dead is dead.
Yup'. To my family: save your money. Just roll me into a dumpster.
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Oh great, now I never get to sleep reading this thread.
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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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The whole idea of "they never knew a thing about it" creeps me the fuck out.

If you're going to kill me, let me know, okay?
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I've always wanted to go out in a spectacular fashion, like being struck be a meteorite or falling space debris. I'd like just enough warning to be able to say "oh shit" then blamo!
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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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The whole idea of "they never knew a thing about it" creeps me the fuck out.

If you're going to kill me, let me know, okay?
Whatever you say, dear.
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Old 09-26-17, 07:41 PM
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I don't like panic, so I think sleep would be the best way to go.

Otherwise yeah, I wouldn't be one of those "calm" folks that goes gently into the night. And frankly this scene from Six Feet Under always kinda freaked me out.

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Old 09-26-17, 07:42 PM
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Peaceful, not morbid in the least. Dying in one's sleep is a noble end. Probably no pain, no fuss, and it's Nature's way of avoiding such. To live to a ripe old age, go to sleep one night, and not wake up the next day should be most common way, but it usually isn't, unfortunately.
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Old 09-26-17, 08:31 PM
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Re: Dying in your sleep. Pleasant or morbid?

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.
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Re: Dying in your sleep. Pleasant or morbid?

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You really don't have no choice. You go to sleep and you never wake up.
This makes no sense. If you suddenly drop dead in the middle of the day while going about your everyday business, you still have no choice.
You can't even realize that you're gone.
Once dead -- either while in your sleep or otherwise -- you won't realize you're gone. Because consciousness is gone.
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.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN??

I'd prefer to go in my sleep, in my bed at home. My heart just stops and I drift on to whatever's next. Or not and my existence just ends. Either way, my problems are done.
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but crazy how you never will wake up to find out that you died.
Then again....
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Oh great, now I never get to sleep reading this thread.
yeah not really a fun thought when before you go to sleep, you're thinking about what you need to do tomorrow/what you're doing this weekend ... only to never find out that those plans will never be realized
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I'd hate to die at home and not be discovered for several days or longer.

Old guy next door died sitting at the kitchen table. Was there a few days till somebody came around looking for him.

Another thing to worry about if you go unexpectedly, people will be going through your stuff finding your porn, sex toys etc.
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Old 09-27-17, 06:51 AM
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Ideally, it would be peaceful and in my sleep, at an old age, in otherwise good health, after I've said any wanted goodbyes, and I have everything in order for anyone left after I go.

I suppose if any two of those things happen, it's not such a bad thing.
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