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Why don’t our eyes close when we die?

Why, when we die, do our eyes have to be closed manually, whereas, when we are asleep, they close automatically?
Sandra Burton from Bridgend (Age 55+)


2 Responses

  1. I think this is probably because the natural position for our eyelids, when the muscles are relaxed, is open. i.e. we have to actively close them when we blink and go to sleep.

    It’s similar for when we breathe. Our default position is to pull air into our lungs and we actively exhale with the diaphragm (one of the reasons why when people drown they eventually have to breathe in a lung full of water).

    OK so I’ve simplified this a little but in essence when we die there is nothing to control the lids and make them close.

  2. When we die we can’t move anything so you can’t move your eyelids as well.

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