How long can one person go without sleep?

Canada
November 6, 2006 12:47pm CST
Something I need to know about?
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26 responses
@jezabel (283)
• Canada
7 Nov 06
Depends on what you're doing while awake...
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• Canada
7 Nov 06
thats very true.
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@pintac (165)
• United States
10 Nov 06
This is not reality; but check out the movie: "The Machinist". It's about this guy who, working as a machinist, suffers from severe insomnia and goes without sleep for almost a year!! http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1808540051/info Personally, longest I've gone without sleep is maybe 24 hours or so; and it did not feel good. I usually need about 6 hours a night.
@pintac (165)
• United States
10 Nov 06
Link got messed up; should be: http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1808540051/info
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• Canada
10 Nov 06
cool, thanks I'll check that out.
• United States
15 Nov 06
I start getting ready to just fall asleep anywhere once it gets past 36 hours. and i have really bad stupids are the first 24 hours.
• Canada
22 Nov 06
lol
@Solja420 (2507)
• United States
11 Nov 06
iv stayed up for almost three days straight but sadly i was on speed
@Solja420 (2507)
• United States
11 Nov 06
warning you will start to hallicinate if you stay up to long on the thrid day i started seeing very weird things the world was like a cartoon all wavy and colurful but the hullicinations turn very scary i started to see weird shadow things like unhuman figurs in the mirrior and on my walls i also heard weird things sounds iv never heard before i though about killing myself i was so scared i went outside but the sky looked very dark and out of the corner of my eyes i would see like gloopy glumpy demon looking birds in the sky that i was convinced was following me i had read about this before so i knew what was happining my mistake was i though my mind was to strong for it to happin to me anyways i was so freaked i drunk almost a whole bottle of nyquile to knock me out the last thing i remember is looking in the mirrior i was so pale and my pupils were very small my heart beat was weird i though i was going to die i was so scared i slet on the bathroom floor with all the light on untile my mom found me i told her i was just sick anyways im just saying dont do speed or stay up fo more than 3 days
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• Canada
16 Nov 06
that sounds like a hard trip.
@juicemilk (2286)
• Australia
9 Nov 06
I think the record is about 11 days. But no matter how many days it is, you still only need the same amount to catch up :)
• Canada
9 Nov 06
11 days thats crazy.
@juicemilk (2286)
• Australia
9 Nov 06
yeah, it was some guy doing it fro an experiment :)
@caribe (2465)
• United States
9 Nov 06
I personally need my sleep. If I don't get any sleep, I actually get physically sick and only sleeping can cure the problem. So I would say the longest I can go is probably 16 or 18 hours at the most.
• Canada
9 Nov 06
I've gone about 33 hours
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@zgb_0001 (1383)
• Pakistan
9 Nov 06
48hr
@DiaB10 (137)
• Germany
11 Nov 06
20 hours??it depend on your stamina
• Canada
13 Nov 06
true
@cyby22 (1208)
• Romania
11 Nov 06
One time i was staying 3 days without sleep.
@jezabel (283)
• Canada
12 Nov 06
that's my personal best too
@rohit89 (1971)
• India
10 Nov 06
it depends on wat r u doing in that time my extreme is 48 hrs
• Canada
10 Nov 06
cool.
@Undefeated (4792)
• Singapore
10 Nov 06
I tried 72 hours without sleep before
• Canada
10 Nov 06
thats a long haul.
@kckalesh (1181)
• India
10 Nov 06
only less than 48 hours
• Canada
17 Nov 06
cool
• United States
10 Nov 06
Around 30 hours.
• Canada
17 Nov 06
cool
@ladygator (3469)
• United States
10 Nov 06
I have been able to do 48 hrs.
• Canada
10 Nov 06
48 is good.
@Sorathian (4330)
• Pakistan
9 Nov 06
I Can't Go More Than 1 Day
• Canada
10 Nov 06
sleep is important.
@happygal68 (3277)
• United States
9 Nov 06
The longest I have gone without sleep was about 48 hours. I kept getting a second wind that would keep me awake. It was weird though, I only need 6 hours of sleep to refresh my body, I thought I would be out for a few days to catch up on the sleep lol.
• Canada
9 Nov 06
did you start to see things?
@magnel (2263)
• India
9 Nov 06
It depends how your body can handle it... even if i'm doing some very important work... sleep still wins over me...
• Canada
9 Nov 06
true, my body gives out after awhile.
@Sorathian (4330)
• Pakistan
22 Nov 06
I Can Go 16-18 Hours
@joycey (76)
• Australia
14 Nov 06
The longest I've gone without sleep was two days. Had a fair bit to drink, and just skipped a nights sleep. I normally require at least 7 hours per day/night. I work night shift so it is usually broken sleep, but I always find if I have the seven hours in total I am fine.
@prncesssly (1375)
• United States
11 Nov 06
I don't know about most people, but I think the longest i've gone without sleep is about 32 or 36 hours and believe me I was sooo tired after that!
@icequeen (2842)
• Canada
11 Nov 06
I would think only a couple of days...