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How long can the human body go without sleep?

©TransAmTam~Metal Queen \m/ 2009/04/29 14:56:40
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  • JivinGene 2009/04/29 15:06:59
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    -The record for the longest period without sleep is 18 days, 21 hours, 40 minutes during a rocking chair marathon. The record holder reported hallucinations, paranoia, blurred vision, slurred speech and memory and concentration lapses.

    - It's impossible to tell if someone is really awake without close medical supervision. People can take cat naps with their eyes open without even being aware of it.

    - Anything less than five minutes to fall asleep at night means you're sleep deprived. The ideal is between 10 and 15 minutes, meaning you're still tired enough to sleep deeply, but not so exhausted you feel sleepy by day.

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  • XxXxX 2009/07/22 19:12:05
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    My body? Like 18 hours. lol
  • for 2009/07/22 19:08:04
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    duh 2 same antsures
  • ©TransA... for 2009/07/22 19:10:22
  • Michele 2009/06/07 08:18:48
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    i have so far,been awake for 11 days.. i cannot sleep, no mtter how hard i try.. i have taken tylenol pm ( 14 of them ) nyquil, benedryl ..drank warm milk, herbal teas, and various other things to try to make me sleep, and nothing is working,,..i have starting to hallucinate, and have messed up vision.. what can i do?
  • ©TransA... Michele 2009/06/07 16:34:19
  • Sandra ... Michele 2011/12/06 16:39:14
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    Michele try Melatonin 3mg, you can get it at your pharmacy take 2 just before bed time, it works, and beats priscriptions, my doctor gave it to me, the only catch is after two weeks, stop taking it for awhile and go back to it if you are still having problems..... hope this helps....
  • dreaminon 2009/05/03 01:41:43
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    As long as it needs to. LOL
  • K-Kendra 2009/05/02 01:43:24
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    I went 2 weeks once so I think scientist are sometimes a little off.
  • ivan 2009/05/02 01:04:13
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    mine, about 18 hours, then it time for a siesta
  • OLD CRACKER 2009/05/01 22:16:28
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    48 hrs
  • 930SPX 2009/05/01 19:48:23 (edited)
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    Don't know i stayed up for 5 days one time. I was doing cocane. I was a fracking mess.
  • Edy 2009/05/01 19:26:03
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    Shoooot. i gotta have mi sleep! i ain't fina go without na sleep unless it's for a gud cause!
  • skittles 2009/05/01 19:06:05
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    i think about 2 days
  • Stinky 2009/05/01 18:39:00
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    I don't know about everyone else but if I don't get at least 9 hours a night, I'm dragging my butt.
  • Lil fairy vamp 2009/05/01 14:27:23
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    i sleep far to much i normally get 12 to 14 hours on a good night. The longers i have ever been up was 24 hrs 5 in the mornign to 5 the next morning. However When i was in the 12th grade i had a night job and didn't get much sleep because i had to be up for school by 6. in one week i only got 8 hrs of sleep.. i ended up falling a sleep walking down the hall and then going up stares.
  • thomas simpson 2009/05/01 13:59:26
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    well i had no sleep for about 4 days them i fell to sleep in a exam.
  • tony 2009/05/01 13:27:14
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    it depends how much work u do and how much food and drink u have
  • T 2009/05/01 13:02:32
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    Well let me say this.....I have three kids all of which didn't sleep through the night. Since at their youngest my kids were 1 month old, two, and four - I constantly go up through the night. My kids finally started sleeping through the night three years ago when the oldest was 10. By the time I had my last child I was getting up 16 times per night - four times with each one. I did this for years - I didn't really sleep - just dozed/rested.........
  • ☠Twisted Beauty☠ 2009/05/01 08:43:13
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    I've been up one week, that was interesting.
  • my account? 2009/05/01 06:13:44
  • Hell2Heaven 2009/05/01 06:13:11
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    Weird things happen when I stay up too long...
  • Shelly 2009/05/01 05:43:41
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    Not sure. I have a close friend who suffers from chronic insomnia. On average he only sleeps about two nights per week. I think most people would go bonkers being that sleep deprived but his body has adapted to low amounts of sleep since his insomnia has been a problem for so long.
  • Dapo 2009/05/01 03:48:12
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    Until the body calls home by the Onwer--I know who the Onwer is. The Onwer is not the scientist or the Us government. The body is made by the greatest power on earth. Please leave it alone. The body sleeps when is tired.
  • TJ- Genetically Superior 2009/05/01 03:22:54
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    Close to 3 weeks I think.....ever see the movie "The Machinist"?
  • ©TransA... TJ- Gen... 2009/05/01 03:26:54
  • TJ- Gen... ©TransA... 2009/05/01 03:52:05
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    You should check it out, this guy goes a year without sleep and pretty much goes insane.
  • ©TransA... TJ- Gen... 2009/05/01 04:07:59
  • Teek 2009/05/01 02:52:51
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    I dont know but I guess..
  • tpromo@yahoo.com 2009/05/01 01:47:46
  • iheartwilliammoseley 2009/05/01 00:49:44
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    i thought that record was like 19 days, but thats really unhealthy
  • Tony DiNozzo 2009/05/01 00:31:10
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    I guess it depends on the type of person! how long can you go! I guess i can go a day and a half without sleep!? idk! comment guess depends type person guess sleep idk
  • Arrow 2009/04/30 23:47:07
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    idk- I have gone 3 days (during finals) and past out on the couch for 2 or three hours after- all better. wierd.
  • Chuck 2009/04/30 23:41:48
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    I have been told 1 week, you sleeping reduces a certain hormone in your body that makes you sleepy (duh!) if the hormone doesn't get used up and keeps getting produced the gland that produces and stores it will burst leading to fatal consequences.
  • It's funny how people are s... 2009/04/30 23:36:58
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    It's funny how people are still adding me. Deleting Soon.
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    Idk. but da longest i went without sleep is 2.5 days.
  • freakoutnow... cuz mom's here 2009/04/30 23:04:05
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    There have been many occassions that people have been awake more than ten days at a time. At the first stage of sleep deprivation people become less energetic, emotional, irratic, clumsy, and they are less aware of things. Then thier emotions bottom out and they could care less. Thier energy level increases, they become more mentally sharp, and seemily graceful. Then mental delusions set in. The person begins to lose interest in everything except for sleep. If we could get past this point of apathy, who knows? But the preactical answer is around eighteen days.
  • Warfinge 2009/04/30 22:52:35
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    I go about three days sometimes.
  • BlondieBrownEyes 2009/04/30 22:37:11 (edited)
  • peacelove&happiness 2009/04/30 22:17:41
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    I personally can only go like 50 hours, but im a freaking mess after that. And are u serious JivinGene? It takes me 4ever 2 fall asleep!!!!! Like, at least 30 mins. But i dont get a lot of sleep... so the whole sleep deprived thing and how quickly i fall asleep makes sense.
  • grizzly 2009/04/30 21:20:03
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    I've went about 3 weeks a couple of times, but didn't do it on purpose....a few days is nothing for me. I've also slept more than normal at times too. My friends freak out over my sleeping habits...lol
  • ©TransA... grizzly 2009/04/30 22:17:53
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