What if humans don't need to sleep? Will this be a better world?

Philippines
October 4, 2010 11:13pm CST
What would happen if humans don't need to sleep anymore? Given that our physical and mental health will remain intact. We can be more productive in life. We will have so much more time to spend on whatever we like. Will it be a better life for us? Will it be a better world? Or would it produce chaos because nobody needs to rest for a long time?
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@amoyube1980 (2233)
• Somalia
7 Oct 10
I think it's the world and nature that's gonna get tired on us. If we don't rest then that would be tantamount to not letting nature sleep as well. Imagine the amount of energy consumption.
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@med889 (5958)
7 Oct 10
Our world is already suffering from people who are not sleeping enough and trying new experiments and causing the earth with the negative effects so I think they need to sleep more and more and think how can they save the world from getting worst.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
5 Oct 10
Humans spend a good deal of their lives sleeping. Our health and state of mind depend on this. I don't think we could be the same kind of people that we are if we didn't get the sleep our bodies require.
@Imperar (56)
• Philippines
5 Oct 10
Unfortunately while we are still in this standard biological format, we still need to sleep otherwise our brain cells with die, start hallucinating, and we will go insane - literally. We require REM sleep apparently since it allows us to dream, which is the brain trying to organize information collected from everyday experiences. Somewhat like defragmentation of hard drive. Anyway, I really do hope that someday, with sufficient advanced technology, that we may be able to transcend sleep altogether, so we can do more things in our lifetime. Sleeping costs us so much time! Other than that, there's something called Dymaxion Sleep, perhaps you might want to research on that a bit.
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@jennyze (7045)
• Indonesia
5 Oct 10
Hm, do you like a world like that? I think we all be a robot, soon.
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@ybong007 (6658)
• Philippines
5 Oct 10
I don't think it's going to be a pretty sight. Even God needs rest.
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@onlywan (182)
• Philippines
5 Oct 10
If people don't sleep then we won't need bags anymore, no more beds, no more children, no lovemaking, no rest day, all of us would be too busy because for sure people would think other things that they would do at night.
@mods196621 (3631)
• Philippines
5 Oct 10
OH no! we all looks like zombie! and i don't want that to happen to us. Well we need to sleep as this is our rest a time to restore our health and to be strong again to maintain our health and to make us beautiful. And also i don't like to suffer my body and mental patient in the future. And for sure we will not in a better world..
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@unique16 (1531)
• United States
6 Oct 10
Hello damned_idle, I would say zombies too would invade. Very cool concept. I would love not have to sleep and not gain weight from lack of sleep. I could work more and not feel tired! Wow that would be great! I but it would ne night for most of us and it harder to see and drive during that time and I would think more accidents etc.. I think there would be order and not choas because the rules of police would still apply according to the country you live in. Yes, I would get to do more of what I want too do. Thanks and have a great day Sincerely Unique16
• China
6 Oct 10
Sleep itself is a very plesant process, isn't it? If there is no sleep any more, even if we are still active all the time, we just have to do what we are doing awake now, without enjoy the relax time, even though we can bear it, we can not be as happy as now. As far as I am concerned, sleep is a way to adjust our mood and reduce the stress in our daily life. So it is terrible without sleep.
• United States
6 Oct 10
I really could go both ways. On one hand sleep gives everyone a break even if our body did not NEED it I still believe it would help us out. Give our mind a rest from stressing, away from people some required alone time. But then again, I get so sick of being tired all of the time. I feel like I could get so much more accomplished if I did not have to sleep and my brain would work better if it never got tired of-course.
• Lithuania
5 Oct 10
If our physical and mental health will remain intact then sure, we could spend more time doing things we like, be with our familys longer.
• United States
5 Oct 10
I have wondered about this many times before. I see alot of positives and negatives to not needing to sleep. Many people would be more productive, people would get to experience alot more things in their lives, more money would be spent which would help the economy. I think the bad outweighs the good though. Everything would be so busy all of the time, such as stores, traffic, and restaurants. Companies would probably try to make people work more hours. Criminals would have much more time to plan and or commit crimes. Its really hard to say how the world would turn out in this situation.
• Malaysia
5 Oct 10
I do not know whether the world can be better. I think we can take advantage of this sleep-tie to learn music or an art or even to write. The extra time will help make life more wholesome and meaningful. It is tiem to catch up with our dreams!
@anurag3786 (6275)
• India
5 Oct 10
I think as breaths are necessary for human beings as sleep also is necessary for human. Because suppose if any person never take sleep then he/she could be mantel disturbed. So I think it is very important for all persons to take sleep.
• Philippines
5 Oct 10
OMG! Lots of zombies coming if that will happen,but if nothing will change on us especially on our health,I prefer not to sleep,in because sleeping we are just wasting our time, much better if we don't sleep and use our sleeping hours doing something good for our world.
@chiyosan (30205)
• Philippines
5 Oct 10
oh. that would be fun! he he its just that we could be working more than 8 hours if that is the case. haha :P
@cantik1 (10)
• Malaysia
5 Oct 10
Man................that's Crazy. of course we are human need sleep as well for our body also need a rest from activity whole day. Maybe the one thinking that human body didn't need sleep is a Vampir
@kodukodu84 (1576)
• Malaysia
5 Oct 10
Oh wow, that will be so weird. I love sleeping and I love being sleepy. But if we don't need to sleep at all, then maybe we may not need a machine at all because we can work all day :D the world would be chaotic and noisy 24 hours a day.