is sleep a type of death since we lose consciousness when we sleep?

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Not really, since you often dream while asleep. But going under anasthesia would be a lot like death.

yapper ^__^

sleeping is sub-conscious.

Massie Kim

Death is perpetual sleep.

The Andyman Can

No, because body function is still normal. Still breathing, still using your brain, still alive. But it’s a good frame of reference for what it’s like to be unconscious/dead, which is a lot like nothing.


Not from my perspective. I dream and my brain is obviously very active and alive.

general dogbitz

a simple question which encapsulates humanities fear of oblivion and desperate need to invent religion and gods to comfort that fear with promises of eternal consciousness

general dogbitz

Ok explain why the earth, the universe, everything is perfectly made it was made by a creator not by some “big bang theory”. Think about it scientists can’t even scratch the surface of the universe more less know how it was made. Open your eyes the proof of God is all around you.

Sleep is less conscious than death?

Do you think everything is perfectly made? You clearly have low standards because there is untold suffering in this life, not least because each living thing survives through killing and devouring other living things. Nice system (not).
Odd that anyone would think we become more conscious after death than when we sleep. There is very limited consciousness when we sleep and no doubt a whole lot less consciousness when we die.
Imagine … you’re asleep in a coma and then you die … BAM! Next minute you’re wide awake and facing judgement. Uh huh.


That´s what I think. Apart from dreams, which last only very briefly, for all intents and purposes we do not exist when we are asleep.

Smooth Kitty AY AE

You go trough stages of REM sleep is not loss of consciousness


OLP_fan couldn’t have wrote it better.
Sleep is a natural response to your bodies need to repair and heal. You dream whilst you sleep, something I doubt a corpse does.
As to OLP’s comment about general anaesthesia, he was right on the money.
If you speak to any anaesthesiologist they will tell you that whilst it is not complete death, it is about the 4th rung on the ladder to death it’s self.
They say there is a possibility that there are around 7 levels leading towards death, but sleep is not death, just another level of consciousness.


At the point of death, your soul leaves your body and goes where it is appointed for it to go, either up or down below.
On the other hand, when we sleep, we are still alive and are comatose, even when in a coma, our soul is still in our body.
It would be impossible to dream, if we had no spirit within our body.
Hope this has helped ?

Secular Solutionist

In death, your organs shut down and it is NOT pretty. It’s not anything like it is portrayed on TV where the dying person says some magical & meaningful final words. In death, you have no brain function. No dreams. In sleep, you are still capable of a thought process. It is just jumbled. All brain function stops when you die. When you are asleep, a full bladder will wake you up.
That being said, let me quote Oscar Wilde.
“… it was one of those dreamless nights that makes one almost enamoured of death.”
“Death is the brother of Sleep, is he not?”

3 Tribes, 2 Clans

Through history “sleeping” or “eternal” rest was seen as a death from which you couldn’t return … and if you did, it was a miracle, couldn’t have been a coma, or stroke, or low body temperature or whatever. Many were so afraid of being in a coma and people thinking they were dead had bells and rope connected to the bells from inside their coffins. Edgar A. Poe had this fear and his stories reflect it.
When our Godly soul leaves, what is left? Don’t we look like we are asleep at first? But having worked with deceased, there always seemed something missing. When our Godly soul leaves, our vessel stays behind and what made it truly Godly and full of life is gone. So, even when we sleep REM, we dream, our Godly soul wants to return to its source, and we end up waking up in the morning remembering or not our dreams, but we are alive, wow, another night gone by, so we should all thank God that we have another day to live through, God willing.
Look at Roman, Egyptian and Greek problems about death–sleep was used extensively for permanent one. See Shakespear too at
“Hamlet:”¨”To sleep, perchance to dream-”¨ay, there’s the rub.”
Hamlet (III, i, 65-68)
“This is part of Hamlet’s famous soliloquy which begins “To be or not to be”, and it reveals his thoughts of suicide. He has learned that his uncle killed his father, the late King, and married the king’s wife, his mother. This foul deed has driven Hamlet nearly mad, and he seeks both revenge and the escape of death. He has been disconsolate since learning of the murder, from the ghost of his dead father. In this scene, he ponders suicide, “To die, to sleep-/No more.” But he is tortured with the fear that there might not be peace even in death. “For in that sleep of death what dreams may come, /When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, /Must give us pause.” Hamlet’s moral and mental anguish is at its height in this soliloquy, which is the emotional centerpiece of the play.”
If only we would know where are dreams would lead us to?


I would say sleep is a complete different concept from death. Sleeping is when your brain lose awareness of its surroundings and therefore lose consciousness, but you can still breath because your brain doesn’t completely shut down, Emotions are also chemical reactions inside your brain. But death, death is different, although with technology in the future, death might not be permanent, but death is when your brain lose both consciousness and sub-consciousness, which allows you breath and do basically everything you do in life. Now once you stop ingesting nutrients that you need, the oxygen you need. Your body then starts rotting from bacteria like food does over time if you don’t it in a fridge. But if we are able to somehow replace every human organ and the brain within a specific amount of time, I believe we can bring the dead back.


Interesting concept.
Where do we go when we sleep?
Is that when court is held?
Is that when the Defense accuses us?
Are we their in court and forget every waking moment?
He accused Job. Job said “The Lord Gives and The Lord takes
away, Blessed be the name of the Lord”
I say with Job, God is in control.


No. There is only one type of death and that is dying.


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