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    How long have you gone without sleep?

    created by annabrigitte 279 days 10 hours 56 minutes ago

    Category: Science

    How long have you gone without sleep?

    Hey CNet!

    What was the longest period of time that you went without sleeping?

    Mine is only about 30 hours. I'm pretty weak when it comes to needing sleep!

    - Anna

    Re: How long have you gone without sleep?

    Hey Anna!

    I once went three days without sleeping. The crash was something else. Never again.

    Honestly I really hate the feeling of being tired. Unfortunately, I'm pretty much constantly tired. So I try to combat it by not allowing myself to stay up for too long, especially since I know all about the cognitive and mood issues sleep deprivation can cause.

    All the best,

    Re: How long have you gone without sleep?

    The longest I've ever gone without sleep was 30 hours! It was when I traveled to England. I got up at 5am to catch the aeroporter and they made several stops before getting to the airport. I was at the airport at 9am and on the plane by 12:30. Then it was a 9 hour flight, so by the end of the flight I had been up 17 hours and when I landed it it was morning time in England so I had to be awake because of traveling to my lodging and getting settled in and talking to my hosts, by the end of the day I had been up 30 hours.

    Re: How long have you gone without sleep?

    Hey Anna,
    My experience might be slightly different but as a mom of two young babes, I rocked steady at about 2 years of no sleep lol My first daughter was up every 3 hours for the entire first year of her life. Trying to balance that and working is absolutely exhausting. As a nursing mother that means that I really was only sleeping in maybe 2 hour stretches at a time. It can be pretty taxing on your body and mind!

    I am happy to say that my second child has been sleeping through the night and it has been AMAZING. A 5 hour stretch of sleep does the body sooo good!


    Re: How long have you gone without sleep?

    Hey Anna!
    Good question. A lot of people think I don’t sleep because I get a lot done, but the reality is just the opposite- I’d never get through my busy days if I didn’t have a ton of sleep under my belt!

    That said, the longest I’ve gone is about 35 hours, the longest day-and-a-half of my life. I was flying overseas and my plane got delayed on both ends, so a ten hour trip ended up becoming 35 hours. Oh, and my luggage was lost for a bit and I was in the wrong terminal and I had a blistering headache, etc. now I have a really unpleasant flashback every time I travel! But hey, worth it if it got me back home!!

    Re: How long have you gone without sleep?


    This question brings me back. My answer is about 60 hours. When I was in 8th grade or so I had some buddies over basically all weekend and I didn't get a wink of sleep. School that week was not pleasant.