What is the longest you have ever slept consecutivly?

@socorban (651)
United States
May 5, 2007 7:55am CST
I know this is an odd question but now im curious since i have just woken up from the longest sleep i ever have experianced in my life. I was dumb enough to accept the position of "team leader" at my work which basically is team manager when i own manager isnt there. While this pays more i have learned this week the hard way it also means i will be working a chaotic schedule. I have been working 1pm's till 12 am's then coming back in at 4 or 5 am till 2 or 3 pm. In the past week i have worked about 78 hours with close to 11 hours of sleep total for the entire week. Today is my day off thank God! I got home from work yesterday at 2:30 got a shower and passed out by 4pm. I just woke up about 20 minutes ago thinking it was still yesterday untill i realized it was 8:30 am and not pm. WOW i have been sleeping for about 16 hours straight! Thats a record by far for me. Whats the longest you have ever slept and what caused it?
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@PsychoDude (2013)
• Netherlands
5 May 07
I have fallen asleep on a Friday evening once around 7pm or so and waking up about at 10pm.... not to strange you'd say right? It appeared to be Saturday though :P. The week before that I had like about 5 hours of sleep in total though, was a week away with school so lots of partying and such and sleep just wasn't part of the schedule.
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@socorban (651)
• United States
9 Aug 07
Yep, thats definiatly the longest ive heard of. I dont knwo how you did it but you must have felt quite refreshed!
@gasmas100 (585)
• India
7 May 07
i love sleeping- actually, its one of my favourite hobbies. as i dont stay alone, i have to be woken up.i generally wake up by 1-1.30 in the afternoon on holidays, but given a chance i can slep 16-18 hrs comfortably.
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@socorban (651)
• United States
8 May 07
I agree. I adore sleeping. Its sucha sweet feeling curling up on a nice soft bed. Sadly i dont get to enjoy it anymore as much as i would like to due to my job. Im lucky some nights to get 3 hours. Givin the fact i live about 35 minutes from my work and get retarded schedules like 2pm till 12 am then be sheduled for 4 or 5am the next morning. Dunno how much longer im gonna go for that though.
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• United States
7 May 07
wow, I have to sleep atleast 12 hours! I have been told that if I don't I am a total bear to be around! My boyfriend can always tell if I haven't had enough sleep!
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@socorban (651)
• United States
8 May 07
Wow! A normal heavy sleeper. I used top be that way in my teens. During summer vacations and weekends i would sleep for 10 or so hours at a shot. but affter about 19ish i started getting less and less, till now im lucky to get 6 hours a night sometimes.
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@mdarma (868)
• Singapore
7 May 07
Long hours of sleep that occurred is when I went to sleep in the afternoon around 4.30 I slept through night till next morning. The previous night I was working till the following day to about 3 pm I guess if after a long night and day and when we go to bed in the late following afternoon or early evening the chances are that we will sleep through the night.
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@socorban (651)
• United States
7 May 07
I agree, similar to my schedule situation which spanned over a week. Sadly im gearin up for another similar week this week, but i am not as fortuniate to have 2 consecutive days off this time, and better yet i got 9 days straight to look forward to untill my next day off. Theres gotta be a better way, this job schedule is probably sapping some years out of my life span. At this rate i'll be grey haired at 25
• United States
5 May 07
I have gone to bed at 8 at night then woke up the next day at 4 in the afternoon. I had just had my first daughter and my ex was no help. She had her nights and days mixed up. My sister helped by taking her for the weekend, so I got some sleep.
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@socorban (651)
• United States
6 May 07
Yes newborns. ONe of the largest consumers of energy but the most worth while. I can relate to you on that although i havnt had any children of my own yet, it seems everyone around me is having kids this year. Its alot of work and strenuous effort especially all the mid night wake ups and the whole nine. My sympathies go out to you.
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@freak369 (5122)
• United States
5 May 07
The longest I ever slept was in college; after three days of partying my body called quits. I passed out in my friends bed around five in the morning and woke up seven at night, just in time to realize I missed dinner. Knowing there would be no food left, I rolled over and caught another two hours and ordered Chinese when I woke up. Needless to say, three days of partying like that would kill me now!
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@socorban (651)
• United States
6 May 07
I agree. Partying does take alot out of you. Heck im still sort of young, early 20's and i cant even take it for long periods any more. I used to be a pro at it going for days in a row, but not any more. Must be gettin old i guess!
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@kay1230 (249)
• Hong Kong
5 May 07
I can sleep 16 hours straight too! But i seldom do that cause sleeping too much would make myself feeling dizzy whole day! Anyway i'm not going to try that anymore. Headache is such a misery thing. lol
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@socorban (651)
• United States
5 May 07
On purpose? I odly dont feel dizzy today, i just feel like a million bucks actually, catching up on all that missed sleep and what not. I didnt even plan to sleep that long, maybe a short nap or what ever which i though ti did untill i realized my clock said am and not pm
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• Philippines
28 Sep 07
the longest is 12 hours... and its not a good feeling... i feel like a jelly all day... even after a cold shower..
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• United States
28 Sep 07
I think 13 or 14 hours is my record without having taking something to make me sleep. I think I slept longer in the hospital but that was after surgery. I love to sleep though I think I would sleep 10 hours a day if I could
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@VKXY62 (1605)
• Australia
17 Sep 07
Hi, it sounds as if you are being abused by the mob that you work for, but, if the money is good and you think you can handle it for a while, go for it. I have actually slept for several days. This happens every now and then, mostly I don't sleep at all. PTSD is my friend.
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• Ireland
15 Aug 07
I have to say I once slept for 36 hours and had to be admitted to hospital for dehydration. I was in college and we had a college festival which involved no sleep for a week. By the time I came home for the weekend, I was shattered. My parents were heading awy , I rememebr watching t.v. and then being in the car to the hospital. I honestly felt reborn after I left the hospital.
• Brazil
15 Aug 07
Well, sometimes I can sleep 12 hours straight But most of the times I can't sleep more than 8 hours lol
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@ashar123 (2357)
• India
15 Aug 07
Its not an odd question. Everybody works over time and sometimes the over time gets on so long. I have worked 40 hours straight and after that I slept for 11 hours but you sure have a record there of sleeping 16 hours straight. Pretty cool. Applause !!!
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
22 Oct 07
Almost 24 hours, 23 hours and a few minutes. The reason was that I finally recouperated after having pneumonia. I thought I had taken a nap and was on the same day until my Mom called and asked why I hadn't called her the day before. I told her I had and found out that it was the next day. Take care