To me, one of the main difference between sleep n death is that one u wake up, and the other u dont. And u cannot be asleep and dead simultaneously.
Death is like sleeping without dreaming n not waking up anymore.. to me. Both of them do share some similarities. We fall asleep n die similarly, i suppose, as in they share the common initiating processes. Closing eyes, slowly losing consciousness and then gradually, u dont even know, u fell asleep until u wake up the next morning, or forever.
I had a strange dream last night.
I dreamt that i was dead.
I was dead, but i m still walking around, people seeing me.
The coffin was still there, but i dint dare to go see it.
I talked to everyone at home.
The mood was kinda somber.
The picture was grey.
I dont remember any colors in it.
I woke up.. confirmed i was still breathing and my heart was still beating.
It was 2:30 am.
May those perished in the Mumbai attacks rest in peace.