How long have you done without sleep.

Discussion in 'Community' started by Lacero, May 30, 2005.

  1. Lacero macrumors 604

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    I'm into my 32nd hour. I can't fall asleep because my head fells like it's about to explode. I had a urgent project that needed to be done ASAP, and like me, I waited until the last possible moment.

    I'm charted unexplored territory right now...
     
  2. James Philp macrumors 65816

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    I've gone over 48 hours before.
    My tip is to keep busy and drink water.
     
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  4. Lacero thread starter macrumors 604

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    I also want to ad I only had 3 hours of sleep the previous night before going thsi long without sleep. It's daylite now, so it's hard to fall assleep, since I live in a downtown city.
     
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  6. brap macrumors 68000

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    Hmm... I think I hit 50-or so when a final project was due in back in June '03. We [the three of us] hadn't started it on the Friday as it was due to be presented on Monday.

    We dropped everything, piled into one guy's living room, and spent the next 2 days solid coding, watching the Discovery channel -drinking Red Bull and popping Pro Plus. Good times... :rolleyes:

    Other than that, I hit 35 quite regularly. My South Park guy (see recent thread) has insomniac, bloodied eyes for a reason.
     
  7. aethier macrumors 6502a

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    i have a personal record of 47 hours, and regularly do about 30

    when i do sleep it is for about 3.5 hours.. i just find it, such a wast of time
     
  8. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    I've "only" been awake for 42 hours in a row without sleep, and that was just once. I think afterwards I then slept for 14+ hours in a row, so I kind of made up for it. ;)

    Back in university though, going through Engineering, I definitely pulled quite a few 30+ hour days without sleep, and now with work, I still try and sleep every night, but every once and a while I'll need to go without sleep, or only get 3-4 hours/night. And then throw traveling in there as well, crossing the international date line and time zones and all that, and that can add on the hours as well depending on the circumstances. :cool:
     
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  10. mcarnes macrumors 68000

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    You guys need to drop everything and get some sleep! Damn.
     
  11. mvc macrumors 6502a

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  12. sjpetry macrumors 65816

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    96 hours, and I started to hear things. :eek: It was fun. :cool:
     
  13. sjpetry macrumors 65816

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    You need to get off the forum and get your work done!

    And so do I. ;)
     
  14. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    about 42 hours a couple weeks ago working on an end of the year project for school and hated it. but besides that i usually go no more than 20 hours without sleep. i love sleep. slept about 14hrs last night :D
     
  15. sjpetry macrumors 65816

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    The real question

    The real question is what it the longest you have slept.


    19 hours. :D
     
  16. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Does being passed out count as sleeping? :eek:
     
  17. sjpetry macrumors 65816

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    Were roofies involved? :p
     
  18. iRachel macrumors 6502a

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    Longest ever been awake was about 40 hours, when I was finishing up my undergrad thesis.


     
  19. Lacero thread starter macrumors 604

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    still awake. I think i'll wait til evening before trying to go to sleep. mY bodoy is so sore right now, can't see straigt even.
     
  20. ZoomZoomZoom macrumors 6502a

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    I don't keep perfect count, but somewhere between 72 and 96 hours. (3-4 full days.) Buddies and I had a 5-day weekend, and we decided to have a "SAT Study Session."

    Super Smash Brothers, pool, movies, ping pong, texas holdem, and goldeneye for 24/7.
     
  21. pivo6 macrumors 68000

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    The longest for was 30 hours. My wife went into labor for our first child and I couldn't sleep knowing I was going to be a father for the first time.
     
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  23. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Ye - nooo.....
     
  24. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    I've been up over 60 hours or so - not fun. Things get a little weird after 2 days.....I don't think I could do that now, though - I did it when I was about 20 and in school.

    D
     
  25. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Yes, weird things do indeed happen. I still remember being in Ottawa on a trip and visiting the OmniMax IMAX at the Museum of Civilization. Me and a friend (both sleep deprived) were watching "Mystery of the Maya" and I started hallucinating and the Mayans were speaking to me. After the movie, we walked out and I said, "You know, this is going to sound crazy but -" and then my friend said, "They were talking to you, too?"

    And there's a sign that you really need to get some sleep... :cool:
     

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