akemiiwaya — 2013-09-23T13:21:22-04:00 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/172780/what-if-you-stopped-sleeping/
Sleep consumes a sizable portion of each of our days, but what would happen if we significantly reduced the amount we got on a daily basis? What if we tried going without sleep altogether? While it may be tempting to regularly skip sleep for a variety of reasons, it can have a distinct impact on our health and ability to function well.
h_dang_ho — 2013-09-23T15:38:17-04:00 — #2
Interesting, I don't know why the sleep deprived guy at 1:33 thinks about me though. =/
jeepmanjr80 — 2013-09-23T21:00:46-04:00 — #3
That happens when ur sleeping in an iPhone line. Silly rabbits......
nsdcars5 — 2013-09-24T06:19:48-04:00 — #4
There goes the "game all night" plan....
blackveils — 2013-09-24T07:09:26-04:00 — #5
indeed it is not good. all my life i didnt sleep much, but for the past many years i have actually been sleeping, not great but a decent amount.
over that previous time, there were years where i got about 3-4 hours, and there were years where i got 0-2 hours, plenty of nights with only 1/2-1 hour.
it was fun not being ruled by the sleep, but eventually my body couldnt cope anymore.
ushindi — 2013-09-24T14:22:34-04:00 — #6
I recall once in the Army when a group of us had to go without sleep for three days and nights. When we finally had the chance to sleep, we couldn't for several hours - just wound up too tightly, I imagine.
el_gallo_azul — 2013-09-24T20:27:33-04:00 — #7
Yeah... but how come some camels got one hump and others got two?
nsdcars5 — 2013-09-25T05:57:28-04:00 — #8
el_gallo_azul — 2013-09-25T10:49:19-04:00 — #9
Sorry about that.
On sleep: There was a time when I found myself working a lot, and I was dedicated to my leisure, so I thought "I'll try both for a few days". I found myself sleeping 4 hours a night, which lasted for 13 years because I discovered what was possible with a longer time awake - it was a whole new world.
There was a time during this period when I attempted to do the Einstein/Da Vinci/whoever-it-was trick with 2 hours a night and several 15-minute naps during the day. Never quite got there.