No one wants to die. It will inevitably happen to all of us, whether you like it or not, but no one wants to die. Personally, I'd like to kick the bucket in my sleep with a belly full of whisky. Quick. Painless. Nice and easy.
One way I definitely don't want to die is drowning. Almost universally feared, it has to be one of the worst ways to go. But what exactly happens when you drown and how does it feel?
The first thing that happens when the victim realises that they cannot keep their head above the surface is they panic uncontrollably, understandably. This 'surface struggle' lasts for around 20-60 seconds as they try to get their last gasps of air and eventually become submerged beneath the surface of the water.
Once below the water you have on average 30-90 seconds of holding your breath before you begin swallowing water. This typically causes you to cough and as a result inhale more water. The water stops gas exchange between delicate tissues in the lungs and causes the airway to shut, something known as Laryngospasm. Survivors of drowning incidents have described the reflex as a sort of tearing and burning sensation in your chest as the water passes down your airway. This terrible pain then moves into a feeling of calmness and tranquility as your body slowly gives up on the struggle due to a lack of oxygen getting to the brain.
Definitely not a nice way to go. Hopefully reading this will remind you to bring your arm bands out next time you go for a swim.
Didn't know this if it is indeed correct. Thought that drowning was nice way to go.
I've heard something about drowning in salt water is the best and Ofc last feeling you will feel,
But the process of drowning is one of the worst feelings. I'm not 100% sure its just something that I've heard