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What's the longest that you've gone without sleep?

Asked by Jude (31993 points ) May 25th, 2009

Just got in from the Detroit Electronic Music Festival and am supposed to be at work in 4 hours. Wondering if I should even bother sleeping…

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Bobbydavid's avatar

64 hours. Ouch! I don’t recommend it.

Randy's avatar

Without any “help”, the longest I’ve gone is about 70 hours. Just a little shy of two days.

oratio's avatar

Around 60 hours writing a college paper.

Sleep if you think you can. Working with no sleep, is not a good idea imo.

hug_of_war's avatar

50 hours. Not that long by many standards, but I will definitely never repeat that experience.

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

Almost 3 days: a combination of mania brought on by a term paper, alcohol, two jobs and fear of failure.

DesireeCassandra's avatar

Wow! I am a wimp! I have only gone like a little over 24 hours.

arturodiaz's avatar

Three days, I slept while driving and crashed. Not doing that again.

Bluefreedom's avatar

Right around 36 hours and I felt like hammered shit by the time I was finally able to get some sleep.

Capt_Bloth's avatar

My friend and I tried to stay up as long as possible in highschool. It was more than 4 days, we both started hallucinating.

fedupwitcaddys's avatar

24 hrs on a drinking binge. i fell asleep for 12hrs straight.

westy81585's avatar

Straight thru, probably around 40 hours.

I did make it almost 4 days on about 3–4 hours of sleep not that long ago though…. (thankyou aderol, amp, and cigarettes)

oratio's avatar

There seems to be one that beats us all though. Click

TaoSan's avatar

I used to worry, thought I was goin’ mad in a hurry
Gettin’ stress, makin’ excess mess in darkness
No electricity, something’s all over me, greasy
Insomnia please release me and let me dream of
Makin’ mad love to my girl on the heath
Tearin’ off tights with my teeth
But there’s no release, no peace
I toss and turn without cease
Like a curse, open my eyes and rise like yeast
At least a couple of weeks
Since I last slept, kept takin’ sleepers
But now I keep myself pepped
Deeper still, that night I write by candle light
I find insight, fundamental movement, uh
So when it’s back this insomniac take an original tack
Keep the beast in my nature under ceaseless attack
I gets no sleep
I can’t get no sleep

whatthefluther's avatar

three and a half days, very assisted (to remain unnamed)...got very bizarre…slept well over 24 hours…no interest in repeating…no recommendation from me…wtf

aprilsimnel's avatar

48 hours. I was unable to sleep while dealing with an emotional problem.

buster's avatar

Four days twacked out. 48 hours awake being grounded and just worrying about stuff and having insomnia.

Jack_Haas's avatar

4 days, drinking loads of alcohol from morning to… early morning, lying down a couple hours trying to sleep, and back to drinking.

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