what would happen with no sleep

Discussion in 'I Have a Question...' started by wondering, Mar 29, 2007.

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  1. wondering

    wondering Guest

    people have been saying lately that they haven't slept in like 155 hours..i'd just like to say if that was physically done this would be the side effects of it..which clearly the person isn't demonstarting b/c he can type lucidly on the computer.

    After missing one night of sleep, expect fatigue, reduced attention span and problems with short-term memory.
    After missing 2 to 3 nights, one will also suffer poor coordination, muscle twitches, marked loss of concentration, impaired judgment, blurred vision, nausea, and slurring of speech. Often one will experience episodes of microsleep (briefly sleeping for a few seconds at a time, without being aware of it).
    At about 4 to 5 days without sleep, expect extreme irritability, hallucinations, and delusional episodes.
    After about 6 to 8 missed nights, add slowed speech, tremors in limb extremities, memory lapse, confusion concerning one's own identity, unusual behavior, and paranoia to the list.
    After 9 to 11 nights without sleep, fragmented thinking occurs (beginning sentences without completing them), and prolonged episodes of unresponsive "conscious stupor."

    If you'd like the link where i found this here you go http://www.damninteresting.com/?p=133
  2. Sa Palomera

    Sa Palomera Well-Known Member

    before I fell asleep this morning I hadn't slept for about 55hrs and I did indeed "suffer" some of the things listed with the 2-3 nights without sleep.
    but for me.. I'd rather have that then fall asleep again.

    Thanks for pointing out the possible effects of no sleep though. At least I know what to expect.
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