How does that process feel? You rapidly start to lose your natural urges and most of your senses. Hallenbeck says things start to go in this order:. Other side effects include shortness of breath, depression, anxiety, extreme fatigue, mental confusion likely due to lack of oxygen , constipation or incontinence, and nausea.
Your brain is basically slowly sacrificing less critical functions in order to perpetuate your survival.
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Even your skin will begin to show signs of your demise. It will get cold, turn a light bluish gray, and might even show signs of mottling. When your body finally lets go, what little brain function you had left rapidly fades away.
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Now, that all might sound terribly uncomfortable and frightening, but your brain has a few tricks up its sleeve. Right when your body starts to flat line, your brain does its best to prepare your consciousness for the jump to the great beyond. In their final moments, many people have out of body experiences, a rendezvous with relatives in a peaceful place, a feeling of greater connection with the universe, and of course, see the classic bright light at the end of the tunnel. Lib Dems. US Politics. Theresa May. Jeremy Corbyn. Robert Fisk.
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Subscription offers. Subscription sign in. Read latest edition. UK Edition. US Edition. Log in using your social network account. Please enter a valid password. Naturally, as you get older, your senses start to dull. Your senses are also some of the last things you lose before you die.
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You lose your ability to speak, then your sight. Most people lose their senses of hearing and touch last. Next : This is why you might not be able to say goodbye to your loved ones. Losing the ability to speak is caused by brain damage. The inability to speak, called aphasia , often happens to patients who have suffered brain damage. The gradual breakdown of both your body and brain, however, can have the same effect. An accumulation of fluid can build up in your throat when you are approaching death.
As your body weakens, fluid accumulates in your throat and chest. When a person is close to death they will start to lose consciousness.
Your brain relies on the various connections between neurons to function. These connections start to break down as you approach death.
In a dream-like state you may see images like a light at the end of a tunnel. Many people who have had near-death experiences admit to having dreams and visions both while awake and while unconscious.