Have you tried to stay awake for 24 hours?
14 Apr 07
when i was studying at the university, there were times that i used to stay awake more than 24 hours.. i have to study hard for exams, researches, papers, and school requirements.. yeah, it felt like your head was swelling and sometimes it also felt like being sick.. i often had migraine attacks spending restless nights.. old college days.. my longest time awake was a bit more than 48 hours.. it was two consecutive nights before the final exams.. after that, i went home to my mom's house, which was a three-hour drive from the university, went up to my room, bathe and doze off as long as i wanted, coddling my favorite pillow... it was sooooo goood!
14 Apr 07
=) university students normally sleep late at night. phrase like, 'the night is still young' are always related to their college life. But probably this could be avoided if we study smartly right. hmm, how did you manage to stay awake at the final exams? :) and a 3 hours drive? woww.. lucky you!
14 Apr 07
I have made around about 72 hours with sleep although that wasnt intentional in the least, i simply could not sleep. I can stay awake for that time if i try hard enough, but i must admit you are right and it is really hard to fight back the urge to sleep. One of the times i have done it is when i went to an all-nighter at a computer cafe, that went for 10 hours. I woke up early that morning so by the time it was 6 in the morning again i had been up for twenty four hours, with two hours left of the all-nighter :P
18 Apr 07
No, I have never tried staying awake for 24 hours. I think it's insane. It's probably possible for some people but definitely not for me. Even now , if I missed my afternoon nap, my eyes will start closing automatibally at about 10pm.
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14 Apr 07
It's not unusual for me to stay awake 24-28 hrs at a time. I have a bit of insomnia so it happens a lot, probably 2 or 3 times a month. The longest I've stayed awake is 3 days. I don't recommend it! LOL The thing about sleep is, there are many stages of sleep you have to go thru to get recouperative sleep. So you can get 8 hours of sleep and still not feel rested. I have Fibromyalgia. When it first started the first symptom was that no matter how much sleep I got I felt like I didn't sleep at all. I would sleep 2-4 hrs and I would wake up and couldn't go back to sleep. Turns out every time my brain would go try to go into Delta wave sleep (deep slow brain wave sleep) I would wake up. I went through this for about 2 yrs and I got very sick and I was completely non-functional. It was horrible, I thought I was losing my mind. When I was finally diagnosed with Fibromyalgia I went on medication that helped me get a good nights sleep. What a huge difference! I still have sleep problems but nothing like it used to be.
17 Apr 07
I'm sorry for you craftcatcher. Hopefully you're doing well today. I have a friend with insomnia too. He just couldn't sleep but his eyes were swelling and he got black eye too. The doctor gave him some pills but i guess it doesn't really work. He was awake at 4. I wonder how did he get it (insomenia).
14 Apr 07
The answer is YES, i have do that when i'm at University, when exam is coming tomorrow so i will stay up that night, study and doing exercise, usually that paper will be held at the morning so when the sun come i'm just get bath eat breakfast and go to the exam.But i warning you this kind of action is very dengerous, you can be head blank when you are in exam hall. All what you study that night will be gone in your head. After the exam is finish i will just went home and get some sleep, and that sleep will take long hour, and one more risk is if you are trying to get sleep at the daylight maybe you can get good sleep because people will do their activity at the daylight and this will make your head wanna blow. So if you don't have any purpose to do at night and just want to break record stay awake i think the right action is just get some sleep at night,forget about the record and get some sleep. Happy dream :)
15 Apr 07
yeah, probably not wise to do so! perhaps it can be avoided if we prepare earlier.. but i've been through that situation too.. Last minute reviewing.. im just grateful i don't go blank during the exam. :) now college life is all over for me.. perhaps you too mr_morning.
14 Apr 07
hi... i have remained awake for max 24 hrs.i have not tried to remain awake for any longer.but i have the capacity to do it.for remaining awake i used to smoke sometimes,but not always.tea also helps a lot.and sometimes the reason for remaining awake is more important.
14 Apr 07
i guess staying awake without a good reason is not recommended. Smoking, tea and coffee will help for sure but definitely it's bad for your health. :D Anyway, i know you have good reason to remain awake for that long. as long as you don't do it often, then i guess it's okay.
12 Jun 07
Actually i had tried not only 24 hours but 72 hours. That is during those critical times at work when we need to shipout the goods as soon as possible and the length of period given were so tight, so i must stay awake and monitor the status from time to time. After that project, i get an excuse from my boss for a whole day rest. My eyes were so tired, i feel dizzy and when i reach my bed to sleep, i am totally knockout and nobody can wake me up just to take a meal.
18 Apr 07
I did stayed up for 40 hours without any sleep or nap. I always do that especially if I partied the night before and when I get home our family will go out of town or to the mall, I stay up the whole day. It's really tiring but I'm kind of used to it already. But now, I can only stay up for 30-36 hours without sleep. By the way, that's not days in a row. IF I'm up for 40 hours I sleep for 12 hours the next day and the next time I don't sleep will about after a week or so. I'd collapse if I stay up for more than 48 hours straight without sleep.
17 Jul 07
I have not slept of maximum 63 hours when our firm was running new project and literally we have no time to think of or take some rest. And more than 24 hours it happened with me about 10-15 times, don't remember the exact. But yes I have to take sleep at a stretch for more than 10-12 hours after such long work to regain normalcy in body.
19 Jun 07
Yes, i have tried this just this summer. Its not something new for me that i have tried to stay awake for 24 hours but its something new to me that i have tried to stay awake 24 hours in about 4 or 5 days consecutively or was that even a week. there were too many things to do at school so I really have to finish them all. After I have doing some research, doing my documents, then the sun hits my room, I'll leave my PC and go shower.. sometimes i just have to take a half bath since a lot of people told me that its bad to take a bath when you haven't taken some sleep yet. Then I'll go to school, then attend classes, then go home.. I often fall asleep on vehicles when traveling home. ,,