Do you ever tried going to work or school without having a sleep?

@jeiyah_12 (1041)
Philippines
September 17, 2008 11:26pm CST
There are people who can stay awake for 24 hours or more, how can you cope up with feeling it? Does it change your sleeping routine? Can you share experiences regarding this? Thank you!
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12 responses
@bbsr13 (4199)
• India
18 Sep 08
Hello,Jeiyah! During my college days I have spent several nights without sleeping.During examination times I had to sit with books for days and nights continuously.During service career even I had spent several nights without sleep and attending office in day time.But after retirement I have not skipped sleeping in the nights.thanx
@dpk262006 (55919)
• Delhi, India
18 Sep 08
No I am not in that category, who can be awake for 24 hours. I just cannot discharge my duties, if I have not slept. Even if I have taken 5-6 hours sleep, that will help me go to my work place. I am a normal average human being and I believe, sleep is essential to re-charge my batteries and my body organs.
@akpay22 (132)
• India
18 Sep 08
You are absolutely right. Sleep is the extremely essential. One shouldn't just do away without sleep. Even I make it a point that I get 6 hrs of sleep minimum. But I have heard of people who have lost their sleep completely due to over work , stress or some bad incident in the past. They have to live on sleeping pills. Only once in my life did I work for 24 hours and then slept for almost 18-20 hrs at a stretch :D
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@dpk262006 (55919)
• Delhi, India
18 Sep 08
I fully agree with you.
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@jeiyah_12 (1041)
• Philippines
19 Sep 08
I agree with you guys, sleeping is our way of 'recharging' ourselves that's why I never want to miss a single one. even if it's just 3-4 hours,as long as I have slept then it's good already.
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• United States
18 Sep 08
I have terrible insomnia. There have been times that I have been up for 2 days without any sleep. Somehow, I have managed to still function and get stuff done. Then, I would sleep for a few hours and get up and do it again. Luckily, I am on medication now that helps me sleep. Also, there are times that I have been up for too long and gotten so tired that I could not sleep. I mean I was totally exhausted, but was too tired to fall asleep. It is not easy to function and live your life without sleep.
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@jeiyah_12 (1041)
• Philippines
19 Sep 08
yeah, I agree with you. They say without having any sleep you feels like your flying our like physically present but mentally absent, that's what they say... I never want to experience such things...
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@quawertz (782)
• Philippines
19 Sep 08
I did once. Because I am a fan of cramming. So back in college we have this project that our professor gave use at least two months to prepare and finish. So being the timid me. I made it on the last 24 hours before the deadline. I thought I will be able to finish it on a lesser time but it took me the entire night and including day to make it. My class was 8am and I have finished my project at 6am. When my class was going on I was like a drunk person and I couldn't absorb what the professor is teaching. It's really bad but I am glad I have a 98/100 on my project,haha
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@mialei23 (2386)
• Philippines
18 Sep 08
Yes! I already experienced that. Oh my, it's hard to concentrate and I felt that I'm light-headed and I don't wanna talk and move, I want to save my energy. I'm very sensitive and I don't want to eat..I am looking for a bed, for a pillow...oh I want to sleep...LOL.
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• United States
18 Sep 08
There was a time when I was more of a night person then a day person. When my husband started working days, I would stay up until it was time for him to go off to work, however, there were some days I just couldn't force myself to go to sleep, so would end up staying up all day, even though I had not gotten any sleep the night before. I do not recommend anyone staying up for 24 hour periods of time, it can alter a persons sleeping habits, if done on a regular basis. It took me awhile to get readjusted to going to bed at night, possibly longer than it should have since there would sometimes be one or two days where I had stayed up all day, until I was so tired I couldn't even move from my seat at the computer. Not a very pleasant thing to go through at least in my own experience.
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@dong1970 (1573)
• Philippines
18 Sep 08
Hi kasimanwa, I've experience it...it was happen in the last term class in my computer prog, course....it so hard,i can't concentrate on my lessons and found myself sleeping on my class lecture.It was so embarassing.
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• Philippines
18 Sep 08
I have sleepless nights when I was still in college. I don't really feel fine doing that but I have to and I was forced to do that. I've been a working student before and I really got lots of pressures with both that my sleeping routine totally suffered. What is important now is I got through the tough times. Now I often get enough sleep.
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@divinchris (2449)
• India
18 Sep 08
Once it happened to me,as I was traveling from my home to my college.That journey was like 12 hours drive,I coulnt sleep in the bus.So the next day I went to college,I could not even open my eyes.All I felt was sleep.Thank You.Good Luck to you.
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• Malaysia
18 Sep 08
I have never stayed awake for 24 hours. I could't cope with not sleeping at all. I would need at least 2 hours of sleep but even with 2 hours of sleep, I am just barely awake. I tend to be grumpy when I don't get enough sleep and I will fall asleep if I stop concentrating on my work for just a minute. I have even fallen asleep while I was driving. Luckily I woken up before anything happened.
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@mycharm88 (2292)
• Philippines
18 Sep 08
Hello dear friend c",) I'm not used to it, but i tried it a couple of times. I attended a 1st friday vigil at the church in honor of the Sacred heart of Jesus and Immaculate heart of Mary. It is a wonderful experience talking with God for the reparation of sins. It so happen that my duty the next day is 6am-2pm so after the vigil, i directly went to the office. I was so sleepy and almost fell asleep while i was working.lol! What i did was to drink lots of coffee and asked for strenght, and had to jump at times..lol glad i made it!
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@jeiyah_12 (1041)
• Philippines
19 Sep 08
Wow! I can't do that, how I wish I can. Coffee really do make you or us awake with all those caffeine, how about slapping your face to get away that sleepy feeling? Joking! I have tried that a lot on a laboratory experiment, I was so sleepy (yeah, because I'm a sleepy head) I have to slap my own face to wake up...
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@mycharm88 (2292)
• Philippines
19 Sep 08
i tried that too, and sometimes it works but time comes that it would hurt so much.lol! I don't wanna do it again dear, it's just so unhealthy and exhausting. I cannot function well... so better attend the vigil when the next day is my rest day... c",) tc my friend and thanks for the add.
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@excellence7 (3461)
• Mauritius
19 Sep 08
I was once working during my holidays. My cousins came at my place, the whole night we kept chatting and making fun- that I slept around 2 a.m and woke up at about 5a.m. It was really hard, the whole day I was feeling sleepy and was yawning. It was very difficult to spend the day.
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