One in ten people claim to have conquered an & # 39; near-death & # 39; experience (NDE), research suggests.
In a survey of more than 1,000 people, 106 claimed the & # 39; death in the face & # 39; to have seen during a car accident, a heart attack or even while praying.
This caused many to see the flashes of their lives before their eyes, with some notifications & # 39; paralyzed & # 39; or their souls were sucked out & # 39; & # 39 ;.
One man who almost drowned as a child, & # 39; saw dead relatives at the gate of a tunnel of darkness & # 39; while & # 39; huge waves pulled him off the shore & # 39 ;.
And a woman who was subjected to violence claimed that she is now waking up to find & # 39; a demon sitting on her chest & # 39 ;.
The researchers from the University of Copenhagen linked NDE & # 39; s to & # 39; intrusions & # 39; during the rapid eye movement (REM) of sleep, that is when dreams generally occur.
One in ten people claim to have conquered a & # 39; near-death & # 39; experience, research suggests (stock)
Both NDEs and REM intrusions can be associated with nervous disorders in our hearts and lungs.
NDEs are & # 39; conscious perceptual experiences that occur in a person close to death or in a situation of imminent physical or emotional threat, said the researchers.
Many & # 39; patients & # 39; report as if they have their thoughts & # 39; accelerated & # 39; and they have no idea where they are.
Despite NDEs that are common, their & # 39; pathophysiological basis remains unknown & # 39 ;, the researchers said.
To better understand the NDE, the researchers recruited 1,034 jurors and magistrates from 35 countries through an & # 39; online platform & # 39 ;.
The participants were first asked if they had ever experienced an NDE.
WHAT HAVE ANY OF THE PARTICIPANTS KNOWED ABOUT THEIR NEAT-DEATH EXPERIENCES?
One participant, 37, indicated that he could no longer control herself after giving birth. & # 39; I felt like I had just died and went to heaven & # 39 ;, she said.
& # 39; I heard voices and I knew for sure that I would not come back in my life. It was weird. I could not control my body. & # 39;
And a 28-year-old victim of violence claimed that she often wakes up in the middle of the night and can't move.
& # 39; I see strange things like ghosts or demons at my door, and after a while I see them coming next to me & # 39 ;, she said. & # 39; I can't move or talk, and they sit on my chest. & # 39;
One even reported that he & # 39; dead relatives & # 39; when he almost drowned on a beach in Florida at the age of 10.
& # 39; Huge waves began to pull me further and further from the shore, & # 39; said the 28 year old.
& # 39; My life began to blink in my head before my eyes. I felt that my soul was being pulled out of my body.
& # 39; After a few moments I felt like I was in a huge tunnel of darkness and at the end there was the brightest white light I have ever seen.
& # 39; I remember that my deceased relatives were at the gate, including my mother's grandmother.
& # 39; But then I felt that I was being sucked out of the tunnel and I fell and crashed into my body again. & # 39;
Despite his dramatic story, another participant volunteered & # 39; total peace & # 39; to feel when she almost drowned when she was eight years old.
& # 39; I felt total peace & # 39 ;, she said. & # 39; Twenty years later I can still remember how I felt. It was a great feeling. & # 39;
The 289 who & # 39; yes & # 39; replied, then filled in a questionnaire asking if & # 39; did you see deceased spirits? & # 39 ;, & # 39; Did you feel peaceful? & # 39; and & # 39; did you seem to be entering some unearthly world? & # 39 ;.
These answers were counted, with 106 participants scoring seven or more. This was defined as a & # 39; real & # 39; NDE.
Far away from NDE & # 39; s the peaceful experience that previous studies have reported, nearly three-quarters of the participants found the trial unpleasant.
However, this has fallen to only 14 percent of respondents whose NDE scored above seven on the questionnaire.
The researchers led by neurologist Dr. Daniel Kondziella then looked at earlier studies that suggested that & # 39; REM sleep intrusion & # 39; is linked to BDE.
REM is defined by the random eye movements and muscle weakness that occurs when dreams normally occur. This can fall asleep, leading to hallucinations and paralysis.
To determine if the participants suffer from REM break-ins, they were asked if they ever see objects or hear sounds that others cannot get before they nod.
They were also asked if they ever woke up to & # 39; paralyzed & # 39; or be weak. The results showed that 10 percent of the participants had passed an NDE.
This is higher than in previous studies, where the prevalence of tests was as low as four percent.
The findings were presented at the 5th European Academy of Neurology Congress in Oslo.
& # 39; Our central finding is that we have confirmed the association of NDE & # 39; s with REM sleep invasion, & # 39; said Dr. Kondziella.
& # 39; Although association is not a causality, identifying the physiological mechanisms behind REM sleep intrusion in vigilance could promote our understanding of near-death experiences. & # 39;
The researchers claim that REM disturbances are the & # 39; characteristic of narcolepsy & # 39; are a long-term brain disease that causes someone to fall asleep suddenly at inappropriate times.
Narcolepsy shares functions with NDE & # 39; s & # 39 ;, they wrote.
The neurological disorder is thought to be caused by disruptions of the nerve fibers in the heart and lungs, which can also cause NDEs.
The researchers hope that their study will help doctors understand how people perceive NDEs.
However, they emphasize that the tests & # 39; clinically complex & # 39; are difficult to discover with self-reported questionnaires.
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