How does freezing to death feel like


    How does freezing to death feel like

  • 1 Lots of pain in the beginning

    The process of freezing to death is usually very painful in the beginning as the nerves can still feel the cold and report the pain to the body.

  • 2 Numbness after nerves die

    As the skin dies and the nerves lose their ability to communicate pain, a person will stop feeling pain as a result of the very cold temperature. See also what happens to the body in cold water.

  • 3 You feel sleepy

    Some people who experienced a near death experience in a cold environment reported feeling very sleepy.

  • 4 Loss of co-ordination

    As the muscles cool down they become stiffer, thus making it hard for a person to maintain balance and co-ordination. See what happens to the body in cold weather.

  • 5 Acting irrational

    Many people act irrational while freezing to death. Some people get naked while others try to get inside small holes to seek shelter. The motives behind those actions are still not completely understood.

  • 6 Very slow metabolic rate

    The body slows down its metabolic rate greatly and this is why some people experience feelings of calmness during such a situation.

  • 7 Visual and auditory hallucinations

    The slow metabolic rate in addition to the low amount of oxygen going to the brain can sometimes trigger visual and auditory hallucinations. See how does it feel like to die drowning.

  • 8 Feeling hot

    As muscles that previously tried to limit blood flow to extremities fail, the blood rushes back to the extremities, thus a person feels hot. Scientists concluded that this is the reason some people take off their clothes before dying in cold weather.

  • 9 Unconsciousness

    As the body cools down below a certain temperature unconsciousness usually happens and the person appears to be dead even though he is still alive.

  • 10 Cardiac arrest could happen

    As a result of the failure of internal organs, a person can experience a cardiac arrest that leads to his death. See also how does it feel like to die.