Near-death experiences (NDEs) including hallucinations, out-of-body sensations and time distortions, affect around 10% of people, a new study reports. 72% of people overall who experienced NDEs say their experience was unpleasant. Researchers found an association between NDEs and REM sleep intrusion into wakefulness, resulting in sleep paralysis and hallucinations.
Researchers provide more real, scientific explanations as to why some people are convinced they have experienced alien encounters.
Researchers explore how the ability to control dreams may be a key to helping us better understand consciousness.
A new study reports the sleep phenomenon known as exploding head syndrome is more common that thought in college aged people.