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Cause of near-death experiences still unknown and controversial

Cause of near-death experiences still unknown and controversial

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About 10% of people report having mystical “near-death experiences,” such as out-of-body sensations, according to a new study involving participants from nearly three dozen countries. What’s more, although the exact cause of these experiences remains a mystery, the authors say the phenomenon may be tied to certain sleep abnormalities. The study findings suggest there may be a connection between near-death experiences and disorders of REM sleep, a phase of the sleep cycle in which dreaming is vivid and people are typically paralyzed. The researchers found that near-death experiences were more likely to occur in people who also reported symptoms of REM sleep disorders, such as sleep paralysis (when people feel conscious but can’t move) or hallucinations just before falling asleep. One hypothesis is that the brains of people who have these experiences may blend two types of consciousness — waking and dreaming states, according to a researcher not involved in the new study. Still, the…
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