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Everyone's heard the phrase "dying in your sleep." But what does dying in your sleep feel like? Is it really peaceful, like Grandma's obituary said? What actually happens when someone dies in their sleep? What dying in your sleep is actually like—i.e., what happens to the body, since we have no firsthand accounts—depends on the true cause of death, of which there are many. Science tells us that, yes, it is actually possible to die a seemingly painless death while remaining asleep. But what are the facts behind the obituaries? What can actually cause you to die in your sleep? Read on to learn what the phrase really means.

What ‘Dying in Your Sleep’ Actually Means

Everyone’s heard the phrase “dying in your sleep.” But what does dying in your sleep feel like? Is it really peaceful, like Grandma’s obituary said? What actually happens when someone dies in their sleep? What dying in your sleep is actually like—i.e., what happens to the body, since we have no firsthand accounts—depends on the true cause of death, of …

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Weird Historical Notions and Beliefs About Pregnancy

Weird Historical Notions and Beliefs About Pregnancy

Ask any parent: pregnancy is a pretty scary ordeal. There’s so much that can go wrong, even with 21st-century science and medicine. So it’s easy to see how weird pregnancy beliefs formed thousands of years ago: young parents were scared out of their minds without reasonable explanations for much of what was going on. Many backward beliefs …

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14 Famous People With Vertigo

List of Famous People with Vertigo ranked by fame and popularity. Vertigo is a type of dizziness that can effect an individual’s balance. Often a person suffering from vertigo will feel like he is moving when he is standing still. Inner ear conditions can make a person feel the dizzying effects of vertigo. Vertigo can …

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13 Creepy Facts About the Inside of Your Body to Gross You Out

What’s up with your body? How does it feel? Do you know the kind of things happening inside your body right now? While the processes that your body is going through as your read this aren’t exactly unspeakable, they are kind of gross. The creepy things about your body are abundant, and apply to every …

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Breatharianism

Facts About Breatharianism – The Belief That You Can Live Without Food or Water

Living without food or water may sound absurd to some people, but for a group known as breatharians, this is how they attempt to exist. They believe everything a human body needs to survive is contained in the energy that surrounds it, and largely abstain from food and sometimes liquids. But breatharianism is not a diet, …

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20 Famous People Who Couldn’t Stop Eating and Got Fat

These celebs struggle with their weight – just as we normal people do – but the difference is, they are judged for how much weight they gain or lose. This is a list of fat actors who went from fit to fat over the years. Some of them gained weight because of alcohol or food …

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The Worst Medical & Health Advice Given by Celebrities

Remember when Tom Cruise went on to The Today Show to promote a movie, but instead, he ended up dismissing postpartum depression, medication, and psychiatry? Why wouldn’t he discuss mental health on national television? Tom Cruise is one of the leading medical experts of our time, correct? Wrong.    Celebrities talk a lot and they get asked …

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