The CDC claim that staying awake for at least 24 hours is comparable to having a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.10 percent. Additionally, for reasons that defy explanation, I thought it wouldn’t be a terrible idea to take a 9AM final exam with absolutely no sleep to my name. At about the 36+ mark we were sat in a pub that had swirls on the seats. Mine still freaked me out when they wouldn't goddamn go away. In 1964, the record for sleep deprivation was set by 17-year-old Randy Gardner, who stayed awake for an incredible 264 hours and 12 minutes. Read about hypothermia and what it causes. Reddit, I'm staying up for 72 hours as my own little experiment. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Further, there are no shortage of individuals who have documented their own experiences while avoiding sleep for days on end. How male performers stay hard for what seems like hours at a time. My friend sipped on a lot of tea. A friend of mine did this once over a weekend. If you feel wide awake, celebrate how easy it's going to be to stay awake. My friend Lee saw shadows that had edges that rippled the longer he stared at them, even when they were definitely stationary objects with stationary light sources. Bizarre and entertaining. Second, my studying was laughably inefficient as I had trouble concentrating on any specific task. We were all 17-18 years old and none of us could throw our voices. Any ideas to help? Some people require just 6 hours and others may need 10, but we all need good quality sleep, and that means staying asleep for a set chunk of time. r/AskReddit is the place to ask and answer thought-provoking questions. As such, things never really ended. Maybe a bit of fatigue physically, but nothing special. Oh, and don't have anything planned for at least 2 days after you crash. Posted by u/[deleted] 8 years ago. level 1. Drink water often and go to the bathroom often. Stay around people or friends. "HOW TO STAY AWAKE FOR MORE THAN 24 HOURS" by my friend EricVanWilderman: ... NO SLEEP for 72 HOURS CHALLENGE! 2 - Stay away from TV, Computer and Video Game screens after 8.00pm. 72 hours is a good start but 96 is where we shot for and if you're going to do it you may want to go longer than you're planning now. I do not like creepy little kid noises behind me, it's just a thing, ya know? You need to know some things going into this, and I mean know as in you may want to design a mantra to repeat if you start freaking out. Well before the 72 hour mark that though. Consume protein in very small portions. Every so often get up and move around. Staying up all night is an endurance event, so you’ll need to fuel yourself accordingly. You will get tetchy after just 24 hours. 36 hours is pretty easy for most people, I think. EDIT 2: Tuesday 6:30 AM CST. When I started watching Breaking Bad, the only thing that kept me from watching it start to finish was classes. HYDRATE. Go for long burn complex carbs. Experience can be the most brutal of teachers, as the old saying goes. Matt had the feeling of water sprays landing on his scalp every so often, like someone was above him with a spray bottle every couple minutes. Any ideas to help? We told him it was probably just sweat and he should wash his feet or change socks but he said nope and just kicked it barefoot. First off, I got sick. You will be cold no matter what you eat or wear after a certain point. Pasta and veggies are your friend, if you like veggies then stock up and get some dip and keep nibbling in between light meals. Pull over and take 20-minute power-naps while en route when you need them as well. Studies have shown that even if you sleep for less than an hour, your body receives crucial rest it needs to help you stay awake into the night. In other words, that’s considered legally drunk in most of the United States. I'M NOT WEIRD STOP LOOKING AT ME LIKE THAT. Feed your body protein rich foods, like peanut butter sandwiches, turkey sandwiches or hummus and carrots. Stay sitting up or standing. Try not to spend even moderate contiguous chunks of time in even semi-darkness or your circadian rhythm will try and assert itself, you will go down like a narcoleptic clown on stilts. I'm giving myself a fairly simple task, playing a tune on the guitar a few times, to do every six hours and see how sleep affects that. Know this ahead of time, remind the others if you're doing it as a group when they start to bitch, be cool and keep going. Spicy food will help wake you up. This will make it easier during the daytime so you can focus on the hard part of staying awake at night. We just made out for hours and pretended to watch some movies on her laptop in her bunk cubby (The Best of Will Ferrell and Ever After). 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I'm not using any energy drinks (except coffee, if I need it really bad) unless I know for sure it will help. Many are unable to stay awake on their own. Best of luck to you. By 4 a.m. (around the 14 hour mark), Mitch can feel his cognitive abilities slowing down. We had a dude give up and go home because of something stupid (after he rested he couldn't believe he got so riled up over what seemed like nothing, just couldn't believe it and regretted bailing). And third, the exam I took on no sleep was one I’d like to forget. Have a lot of water on hand. Run in place randomly to get your heart pumping. Any tips on how to do that, other than light conditions? Back in college, I remember staying up for over 30 hours straight during finals week in a naive, misguided and ultimately foolish attempt to maximize my study time. Archived. What happened after 24-hours. Always keep your limbs moving and your mouth talking. When not writing about and analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions, the most recent examples being The Walking Dead and Broad City. 1 - Exercise, this really works. Going three days without sleep … The first 10 hours or so go fine, although keen napper Greg begins to struggle after that. If you stay still too long you will just fall asleep. Getting a second wind in the evening and staying up late into the 2nd night watching films then crashing out and waking up in the dark evening the next day. He had a rice steamer and snacked on a lot of rice and vegetables, but also chips with hummus, guacamole, salsa. Did this with a group of friends in high school over a summer vacation, I got 2nd place with approx 92 hours and I'll never do it again. 72 hours of no sleep At this point, you can expect to see huge problems with “concentration, motivation, perception, and other higher mental processes.” Also, it’s … Avoid high physical exertion or you will run yourself down quicker, but don't get lazy. I occasionally go without sleep for 24-36 hours at a time, but never that long. My husband is up for work between 4-5am most days so is no help at night and is on call Monday – Thursday. Even though Tripp was seemingly fine after the first night, not sleeping for 24-hours is comparable to having a .10 percent blood alcohol concentration, according to a 2010 study. Love that sunlight. It was a strange phenomenon to realize the sun was coming up before either of us had fallen asleep. And two, the world record for the most consecutive days awake is 11, or 264 hours. 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