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Posted: 6/3/2003 10:59:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/3/2003 11:02:08 AM EDT by WILSON]
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 11:06:12 AM EDT
um... wtf?
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 11:11:11 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 11:11:20 AM EDT
What, till midnight?
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 11:12:09 AM EDT
I am a tad concerned about the safety risks. I'll most definitely be up till midnight though. I'll make sure to post in my thread in the team forum right before I go to bed.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 11:14:29 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/3/2003 11:17:20 AM EDT
I'm gunning for 36 total (midnight tonight). I'm fairly sure I could get plenty more, but I just don't wanna screw up my head any more than it already is. Note: Slow down typing.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 11:17:58 AM EDT
The longest I've managed to stay awake is about 96 hours give or take. It sucked and could only be accomplished using large amounts of sugar and caffeine. By the end of day 4 I was having real problems with hallucinations. It's not so much seeing things in detail that aren't there, but catching the impression of something either visually or audibly. I got incredibly jumpy and irritable, couldn't concentrate on anything, remember instructions given to me properly or process information effectively. How much of that was fatigue and how much was caffeine in my system, I don't know. Longest I've gone without eating, was also about 4 days. I did drink tea and water, but ate no food. Again, by the last day I was having some troubles with higher mental functions and would fall asleep if I was not actively engaged in something. Never tried to go without water, the downside there if you screw up is too bad to contemplate.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 11:33:33 AM EDT
Originally Posted By icemanat95: The longest I've managed to stay awake is about 96 hours give or take. It sucked and could only be accomplished using large amounts of sugar and caffeine. By the end of day 4 I was having real problems with hallucinations. It's not so much seeing things in detail that aren't there, but catching the impression of something either visually or audibly. I got incredibly jumpy and irritable, couldn't concentrate on anything, remember instructions given to me properly or process information effectively. How much of that was fatigue and how much was caffeine in my system, I don't know. Longest I've gone without eating, was also about 4 days. I did drink tea and water, but ate no food. Again, by the last day I was having some troubles with higher mental functions and would fall asleep if I was not actively engaged in something. Never tried to go without water, the downside there if you screw up is too bad to contemplate.
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Wow man. [headbang]
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 11:38:00 AM EDT
This is the 3rd day I have been up without sleep. I really gotta see a doctor about this insomnia problem. At 11:30 tonight it will be 72 hours.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 11:40:03 AM EDT
Hell, I've sat in a poker game for 36hrs and I've stayed up working for 48hrs straight and I don't think either of those are anything spectacular. I was tired as hell but it ain't nothin to write home about. 96hrs or more and I'd be impressed. 36hrs is kids play.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 11:41:14 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Belfry_Express: This is the 3rd day I have been up without sleep. I really gotta see a doctor about this insomnia problem. At 11:30 tonight it will be 72 hours.
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Are you tired at all? If so, is it like you are tired but still can't get to sleep, or just don't feel 'in the mood' for sleep? It's like anorexia with sleep. [:)]
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 11:42:49 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Ponyboy: Hell, I've sat in a poker game for 36hrs and I've stayed up working for 48hrs straight and I don't think either of those are anything spectacular. I was tired as hell but it ain't nothin to write home about. 96hrs or more and I'd be impressed. [red]36hrs is kids play.[/red]
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I know. I was originally just gonna go as long as I could but cyanide pointed out that there might be some risks involved with that, especially at my young age. I decided 36 hours wouldn't be too hard on me at all, as I am not really tired right now.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 11:45:30 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/3/2003 11:51:56 AM EDT
I've gone 48+ hours without sleep a few times, and have gone as much as 8 days with only 1- or 2-hour "power naps" every 16-20 hours. After about 36 hours, my eyes start to play tricks on me, but after 48 hours, it's just like everything is happening in slow motion. My biggest problem is that my legs really start to hurt after 36 hours. The most important thing for me if I'm staying awake for a long time is to drink lots and lots of water. I've gone at least 4 days without food, but drank lots of water. Funny thing was, I started to lose my appetite after that. I really didn't want to eat after the 4th day, but knew Ihad to. Going more than a day or so without water, unless it's a dire emergency, is tantamount to suicide. Dehydration sucks, but kidney failure sucks even more. 36 hours without sleep? Heck, I could do that with my eyes closed.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 11:54:34 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Sniper_Wolfe: I know. I was originally just gonna go as long as I could but cyanide pointed out that there might be some risks involved with that, especially at my young age. I decided 36 hours wouldn't be too hard on me at all, as I am not really tired right now.
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WTF!?!?! What risks could possibly happen because of sleep deprivation? You might go crazy later on, but after a nice nap you'll be back to normal. Quit listening to the worrywarts and stay up for a week. Let us know how it goes. I think the longest I ever stayed up was around 60 hours, give or take a couple hours. That was back in high school...those were the days. Nowadays if I had to pull an all-nighter, I would be taking 15-30 minute cat naps left and right. -Nick Viejo.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 11:55:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/3/2003 11:56:44 AM EDT by Belfry_Express]
Originally Posted By Sniper_Wolfe:
Originally Posted By Belfry_Express: This is the 3rd day I have been up without sleep. I really gotta see a doctor about this insomnia problem. At 11:30 tonight it will be 72 hours.
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Are you tired at all? If so, is it like you are tired but still can't get to sleep, or just don't feel 'in the mood' for sleep? It's like anorexia with sleep. [:)]
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Oh, I am extremely tired. What is causing it is the amount of information I am processing that and being a workaholic. I deal with extreme amounts of data at work. When I go home, I am doing a cost/benifit analysis on buying a car and having to collect data on that. These things keep my mind going very quickly. Combine the extreme amount of information running around my head with phoned death threats I have recieved recently and a Glock that is having FTF issues, sleep just isint coming to me right now. Just too much to worry about. Edited to fix typos
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 11:59:14 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Belfry_Express:
Originally Posted By Sniper_Wolfe:
Originally Posted By Belfry_Express: This is the 3rd day I have been up without sleep. I really gotta see a doctor about this insomnia problem. At 11:30 tonight it will be 72 hours.
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Are you tired at all? If so, is it like you are tired but still can't get to sleep, or just don't feel 'in the mood' for sleep? It's like anorexia with sleep. [:)]
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Oh, I am extremely tired. What is causing it is the amount of information I am processing that and being a workaholic. I deal with extreme amounts of data at work. When I go home, I am doing a cost/benifit analysis on buying a car and having to collect data on that. These things keep my mind going very quickly. Combine the extreme amount of information running around my head with phoned death threats I have recieved recently and a Glock that is having FTF issues, sleep just isint coming to me right now. Just too much to worry about. Edited to fix typos
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Sorry to hear 'bout that, that really sucks.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 12:03:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By N_Viejo:
Originally Posted By Sniper_Wolfe: I know. I was originally just gonna go as long as I could but cyanide pointed out that there might be some risks involved with that, especially at my young age. I decided 36 hours wouldn't be too hard on me at all, as I am not really tired right now.
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WTF!?!?! What risks could possibly happen because of sleep deprivation? You might go crazy later on, but after a nice nap you'll be back to normal. Quit listening to the worrywarts and stay up for a week. Let us know how it goes. I think the longest I ever stayed up was around 60 hours, give or take a couple hours. That was back in high school...those were the days. Nowadays if I had to pull an all-nighter, I would be taking 15-30 minute cat naps left and right. -Nick Viejo.
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I'll show ya what cyanide posted:
At this young stage in your life sleep depravation could change the chemical composition in your brain with permanent results. Don't attempt this till about 17 18 years of age.
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serendip.brynmawr.edu/bb/neuro/neuro01/web3/Ledoux.html Note this part Without sleep our brains deteriorate or this part One of the possible side effects of a continued lack of sleep is death. Usually this is the result of the fact that the immune system is weakened without sleep. The number of white blood cells within the body decreases, as does the activity of the remaining white blood cells. The body also decreases the amount of growth hormone produced (8). The ability of the body to metabolize sugar declines, turning sugar into fat. One study stated that people who sleep less than four hours per night are three times more likely to die within the next six years (11). Although the longest a human has remained awake was eleven days rats that are continually deprived of sleep die within two to five weeks, generally due to their severely weakened immune system (10), (11), (12).
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I can not get logged in right now at Cambridge, but here is some research material you can investigate at your leisure.////Asikainen, M; Toppila, J; Alanko, L; Ward, DJ; Stenberg, D*; Porkka-Heiskanen, T NEUROREPORT, vol. 8, no. 7, pp. 1577-1582, 1997 IN order to study possible time-dependent changes in serotonin metabolism in rat brain, male Wistar rats were subjected to 3, 6 or 12 h total sleep deprivation (SD) by gentle handling. In addition two groups of rats subjected first to 6 h SD were allowed 2 or 4 h rebound sleep. Tissue concentrations of serotonin (5-HT) and 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA) were measured from several brain areas using HPLC/ECD. SD significantly increased the 5-HIAA/5-HT ratio in frontal cortex, hippocampus, hypothalamus and brain stem, indicating increased 5-HT turnover in those areas. After 2 and 4 h rebound sleep, the 5-HIAA/5-HT ratio was similar to that in controls. We conclude that a short SD increases 5-HT turnover in the rat brain for the duration of SD only. layman terms --- lack of sleep changes brain chemicals, possible conclusion -- in a youth it could lead to a permanent change ie: personality, ability to learn, etc.
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Link Posted: 6/3/2003 12:05:36 PM EDT
When I was working 80-100 hour weeks as a norm (1996-2000), I would regularly do 48-72 hours awake. The third bout with pneumonia in a 6 month stretch in 2002 almost killed me and put me in the hospital for 5 days. Now I work a leisurely 60 hours a week.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 12:17:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 12:23:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Ponyboy: 96hrs or more and I'd be impressed. 36hrs is kids play.
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Seeing that Sniper Wolfe is 14 years old, I sure will give him some credit for his 36 hours. [;)]
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 12:24:49 PM EDT
What risks could possibly happen because of sleep deprivation?
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Permanent personality changes. A relative of mine participated in a sleep deprivation study at Emory, and they found that some of the changes that happens after an extremely long time without sleep (3+ days) don't ever go away. They stopped the study after that. I don't remember all of the symptoms, but they were so scary, I changed jobs so I would no longer have to spend 48 hours straight awake each week.z
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 12:25:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Belfry_Express: Oh, I am extremely tired. What is causing it is the amount of information I am processing that and being a workaholic. I deal with extreme amounts of data at work. When I go home, I am doing a cost/benifit analysis on buying a car and having to collect data on that. These things keep my mind going very quickly. Combine the extreme amount of information running around my head with phoned death threats I have recieved recently and a Glock that is having FTF issues, sleep just isint coming to me right now. Just too much to worry about. Edited to fix typos
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Why don't you find another gun and go make the death threats a reality to the person who is making them? HRMMM?? If you don't know who it is, get a trace on your line.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 12:26:54 PM EDT
For one of my jobs I worked 3 12 hour days. I would change back to sleeping at night for the off days. Once I got up Monday morning like normal around 07:00 AM. I normally would take a 2 hour nap in the afternoon and be OK. Didn't get the nap in. Worked 12 and came home Tuesday morning. Couldn't fall asleep. Worked another 12 and came home Wednesday morning. Still the same, so I decided to drink myself to sleep. Still no sleep, but it was weird being drunk and very sleepy. Work another 12 and came home Thursday morning. Same until Friday morning about 08:00-09:00 AM. I ended up sleeping thru Saturday and waking up Sunday evening late. I was not trying to do this, but it happened. I hope I never have to go thru it again.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 12:33:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/3/2003 12:35:56 PM EDT by Belfry_Express]
Originally Posted By 45ACP_Marine:
Originally Posted By Belfry_Express: Oh, I am extremely tired. What is causing it is the amount of information I am processing that and being a workaholic. I deal with extreme amounts of data at work. When I go home, I am doing a cost/benifit analysis on buying a car and having to collect data on that. These things keep my mind going very quickly. Combine the extreme amount of information running around my head with phoned death threats I have recieved recently and a Glock that is having FTF issues, sleep just isint coming to me right now. Just too much to worry about. Edited to fix typos
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Why don't you find another gun and go make the death threats a reality to the person who is making them? HRMMM?? If you don't know who it is, get a trace on your line.
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Called the cops when it started, got a block on the number, they do run traces. Cops came by, gave me some tips on making entry to my place a living hell and they told me to keep the gun CL&RTR and near by at all times. I think it is some cracked out loony making crank calls. Unfortunately, cant afford a new gun. Tanking it to Smyrna this weekend for a new bbl and mags. It is brand new, 150 rounds through it.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 12:48:12 PM EDT
Go Sniper_Wolfe! You can do it buddy. I have faith in you. Yeah you cant mess your head anymore than you already have. Haha. How do you keep yourself occupied??
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 12:54:40 PM EDT
This really isn't a good test since we don't have an EEG on him or at least a Web cam. He could already be taking micro-catnaps and not even be aware of it. We need to be able to shock him if he starts to doze off.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 1:16:18 PM EDT
At least a couple of disc jockeys/announcers who tried marathon radio sessions in the 50/60s ended up with permanent mental problems according to discovery channel documentary, iirc.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 1:27:54 PM EDT
So basically so long as I don't go past 72 hours I should be fine?
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 2:18:06 PM EDT
Am I supposed to be checking in here again?
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 2:28:30 PM EDT
Alright well I'm going out to eat now, don't worry. [:)]
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 2:40:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/3/2003 2:41:45 PM EDT by cyanide]
Your getting sleepy [img]http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-6/141064/fc15f157.gif[/img] you will close your eyes till you hear me snap my fingers.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 4:57:03 PM EDT
[lol] Nice. I'm back guys.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 5:04:22 PM EDT
go for 100 ya pansy... [:D]
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 6:22:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Sniper_Wolfe: [lol] Nice. I'm back guys.
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so your staying up until midnight Tues 6/3 ??
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 6:56:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By cnatra:
Originally Posted By Sniper_Wolfe: [lol] Nice. I'm back guys.
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so your staying up until midnight Tues 6/3 ??
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Not sure yet, but at least that long.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 7:27:22 PM EDT
Iceman, I had a similar situation. Up for about 50 hours straight once. I kept thinking there was something moving at the periphery of my vision after I was up for about 36hrs. I just stopped looking after a few hours and it seemed to stop bothering me. The last 10hrs were torturous. If I wasn't with a group, I could never have done it. We were participating in a Eco- Challenge/Stupidity type event of our own design.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 7:38:36 PM EDT
I stayed awake for 56 hours once. I felt like I was Jack fucking Bauer.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 9:33:27 PM EDT
every 60 sec you must make a post! to let everyone know that you are not a sleep! but think what your post count will be when your finished!!! about 72 hrs is the longest i went without sleep,thanks uncle sam!
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 10:01:42 PM EDT
I don't wanna mess up my sleep cycle, so I'm gonna head to bed now. It was a measly 37 hours, 45 minutes. Oh well.
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