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post #81 of 158
I found it to be so intriguing. Especially the feeling so alone part. Oh and also the it starts all over again. On the flip side when I do decide to function on no sleep I kind of get a lot done!
post #82 of 158
I spent 5 years in the Canadian forces, during my SQ (soldier qual) course there is a 5 day sleep deprivation exercise which involves digging a trench, running night reccy patrols on enemy force positions and well, being eaten alive by mosquitos. I saw guy freak the hell out, cry and go nearly insane. I could have swore I saw the A&W rootbeer bear run across my arc of fire. The sky was spinning, oh the beautiful dancing stars.

sleep deprivation + physical exertion + enemy force = HELL ON EARTH.
post #83 of 158

I've gone 55 hours without sleep, it's hard to stay awake and be at home coz it's too easy to get comfortable. But the time i did 55 hours I was lost in Vienna and then got on a whole bunch on random trains and went to Graz and then to some other random town. People though I was a hobo. Ahh the folly of youth!

"We're lost, but were making good time."


"We're lost, but were making good time."

post #84 of 158

it was nice reading ur comment. im gonna have to work on monday and tuesday and meanwhile ive got school... so as i can calculate im gona be able to sleep 5 - 10 hours (max if i finish work early which means 4-5 am so i could sleep a bi till 8 when the lessons begin) ...im gonna be awake 54 hours with a rest of 5-10 hours as i told u.. do u think im gonna make it? im afraid im gona colapse at work *.*

post #85 of 158

hahaha i don't know what you guys are talking abouttt... i like being sleep deprived... its FUNNYYYY... so far i'm on.... (one second..) 32 hours... my goal is 60... :D ..umm.. i feel a little loopy though... like i chugged a beer, but i'm only buzzed.... wweeiirrrddd

post #86 of 158

hahaha!! i had to do it and i made it out alive..it wasnt funny though..

post #87 of 158

so far ive (im still awake) stayed up for almost 3 days it was hard but wat i saw was in the corner of my eye i saw my mom stanidng in the bathroom with the lights off then i c the lights on n its empty (in the corner of my eye) and now i hear lots of whispers...

post #88 of 158

im still awake 3 days so far and now im suddenl scared of the dark! lol im dizzy n shit u wouldnt believe how hard it was for me to type this lol

post #89 of 158

Welcome to 2013, endless unsleeping insomnia thread.  You are stardust.  You are golden.  You've got to get some sleep.

They spoke of the sayings and doings of their commander, the grand duke, and told stories of his kindness and irascibility.
They spoke of the sayings and doings of their commander, the grand duke, and told stories of his kindness and irascibility.
post #90 of 158
Originally Posted by addabox View Post
Welcome to 2013, endless unsleeping insomnia thread.  You are stardust.  You are golden.  You've got to get some sleep.


Maybe we should embed a video of The Cure for Insomnia.


Now all we need is to actually find an embeddable video of The Cure for Insomnia… I think it only exists in its original film form.

post #91 of 158
ADVISE NEEDED-I went a good 40 hrs the other day did a night shift then moved house now I'm finding I'm only catching an hr here and there. Loss of Focus &Twitching becoming a little hard to bear now. How can I make this go away? Please don't say the obvious and sleep. Lol
post #92 of 158

I woke up at a normal time of 7 am to get my kids ready for school, went to work for 1pm, thought i was getting out at 10, but someone called out and i offered to work overnight as well, again thinking ok its almost over, ill be home at 7am, get the kids to school and get a lot of sleep, but got home at 7 and son was sick, so off to the er, was there forever and feeling really tired, after fighting my sleep for the first 24 hrs, it got to the point where my body was so tired and eyes really heavy, but when i finally laid down to sleep at 11pm my brain wouldnt slow down and i couldnt fall asleep, yet couldnt move either, i was really worried at that point what effects i was experiencing and if id ever sleep. Finally fell asleep for 12 hours. But pretty scary. think i was up 41 hours. Wouldnt recommend it, but gonna try to do it once a week to get the hours at work. And try to get 8 hours a night on the off days to make up.

post #93 of 158

2 projects, 3 papers, a drill competition,Rifle team competition, Finals, and 5 days straight no sleep. Saw a lot of shadows that weren't there and heard things but that is pretty much it.

post #94 of 158
I'm going to try to go without 48 hours of sleep and try to see if I can keep it going longer depending on how I feel. I'll update you guys on it
post #95 of 158
I failed quite horrificly and only managed to get18 hours without sleep
post #96 of 158
This Thread don't Sleep xD
post #97 of 158

this morning at about 7AM i hit 4 days no sleep, it's 4:38PM... my muscles randomly cramp up and i can feel my pulse at times beating through my wrist up my forearms, i'm lightheaded, slow on reaction, joints are starting to have minor pain, and tons of twiching. also everythings fuzzy and everything i hear sounds drowned down a bit, plus my voice is starting to fade in and out, this is interesting lol

post #98 of 158

The longest I've ever stayed up isn't much past 24 hours or so and I need to make it 38 hours now; I woke up on Friday at 9am and need to stay awake til Saturday 11pm (I've got an evening work shift).  I'm usually perfectly fine up until hour 23 or so but when hour 24 hits I feel like a ton of bricks lands on me.  It's the weirdest feeling!  On the plus side, shit gets a whole lot funnier when you skip a night of sleep.

post #99 of 158
So, I was Googling why sleep deprivation was bad, and why humans need to sleep, when this old, old thread came up. The last post is a couple months old, thus I make this. Heck, I even made an account just to post here.

Anyway, staying up forever. I've barely managed to go 24 hours before --likely due to how I was comfortably laying in bed, in the dark, just watching anime-- and I felt pretty good the day after the all-nighter. This was a couple weeks ago.
I was thinking of pulling another one tonight, but ehh.

I think the closest I'll ever get to staying awake for a long time will be if I ever change to a polyphasic sleep schedule.
post #100 of 158
It ended up not happening, sadly.
post #101 of 158
Happy 13th birthday to the thread! Lol

It's 7:30 AM and I've been up for 16 hours so far, I have to go to work now until 2pm and I have errands to run after that. I have my second job at a bar at 8pm-3am and it'll be past 5 am by the time I come home. Overall, I'll be up for over 36 hours and I'll be scared to sleep because I'll sleep for over 12 hours and wake up the late the next day which will jeopordize my effort to stay up so I can sleep at a decent time and start waking up early.

The reason why some of us can't sleep is be ause we have habits/actions in our life that we are not happy with and when rest our head at night, our inner voice is telling us to change our ways to better ourselves. What I'm saying is, our body is reacting to our mental state-which is unhappy with our actions. We know we deserve better and our mind is sending signals to our body to suffer or fix the problem. Goodluck all.
post #102 of 158

I have been suffering from lack of sleep since I was a small child. I am forty now and I can be up for an easy seven days without sleep. All I know is that I become very forgetful and my judgement goes to hell. Sometimes I can remember the things that I have done and I can say without a doubt I hate myself for things that I have done, but at the same time I know I wouldn't do all these things if I were myself. Nevertheless, you have no idea how good you have it if you're falling a sleep after 36 hours. When you get to ten days give me a call...... cause that sucks!

post #103 of 158
I ve been up for 72 hours now. I've begun to shake like my hands and oddly my head (I catch myself nodding for no reason). I've started having auditory hallucinations along with visual. Also it feels like someone is sitting on my chest so breathing is more labored
post #104 of 158

Well on the 12th anniversary of this thread I'd like to say i Haven't slept since 9:00am yesterday and its now 6:30 am the next day. I plan on staying awake past the new year as well which new years day is today here. I'm now on 21.5 hours without sleep but by the end of this whole sleep deprivation thing i expect to be on about 40-62 hours depending if i make it to new years day night. well I'll be sure to say how i end up going 

woo hoo i hope to see this thread in the years to come ^_^

post #105 of 158
Well.. Reading this deffinatly killed some time, currently on hour 12.. No biggie yet.. Think the longist I've stayed awake for was 56 hours. Not long at all, but was very funny I think I passed out in a supermarket in the end my friends threw water over me and vertually carried me home.. Although I'm a insomniac (thought the usurer name was fitting) I sleep about 2/4 hours a night if I'm lucky.. I get 6 every now and then. Although intentionally staying awakes fücks my body up big time. So I probibly shouldn't do it but why not will be a funny story to tell in a few days. I have college on Friday so looking to stay awake until atleast Sunday.. It's now tuesday. I hope I get past day 3 this time. Some other stories have been funny. And with suffering from paranoia and angsiety anyway. Well should be a fun ride. If I don't respond I've most likely died from the deprivation. 👍 thought if add in the 13th year.. 🎉🎊
post #106 of 158

hey you all! i m now on hour 33 and i ended up here like many of you, more specifically i googled "what happens when you stay 36 hours awake". The reason for googling 36 being that i ve managed that a couple of times recently, and since i am now again set to go at least as far, i just wanted to make sure i know the consequences!
and voila, this ancient thread shows at the very top! (or not? hmmm..)

anyhow, the reason i usually have strange sleeping patterns  is that there is so much shit to be done. Things to do, things to read, places to go, people to see.. and there is simply not enough time!! so i make my own time. i personally dont feel lacking energy and stuff, though i ve had these small vision and breathing issues as others mentioned. I remember one day i went to play tennis as planned with a friend, being already 22 hours up. And still managed the 2-hour session with no issues-and i m not a gym-guy, on the contrary i smoke and.. i smoke! ;)

if you plan to stay awake for one reason or another, the only thing you have to make sure is to stay awake when at one point it suddenly hits you to sleep. if you block those 5-10 sleepy minutes, then you can stay awake as much as you want and do your stuff that needs to be done. thats how it works for me. and yeah, it is fun, you do your things, and you also do them quite well. ofcourse driving could be tricky, so be cautious!!!

i would imagine that at 3+ days without, things would get very... interesting!!
who knows! maybe i check this out right now... :)


post #107 of 158
You only hulucinate after 36 hours straight if your a weakass mind or your taking hulucinagins dumbass junkies I've done it lots 72 is when it's alright did I ever tell you the definition of insanity
post #108 of 158
Just had a baby a month ago, and he is colic...so, naturally, sleep doesn't happen often for ne, at least not much. The week before last, I'm not even sure how many days or hours in total I went without any sleep...since I was completely distracted, I didnt keep track...but, after some period of days, I began dozing off while sitting up for a few minutes and talking insane things during. Then I began dozing off while standing up, and talking in my sleep. Then I began falling asleep in very, very random places and not remembering how I got there...like, for example, I woke up sitting on the floor of my closet with a bunch of change (money) beside me. No clue why the money was there...how it got there...and why I was in the closet. The last day I went without sleep, all I remember is opening my eyes because my husband said my name, and instantly feeling a pain on my head. Apparently, I was asleep standing up, facing the wall, and when my husband said my name, i banged my head off the wall and then opened my eyes and didnt even know i did it. The 5 minute power naps i had during those days seemed to me to be hours long...with strange dreaming. Thinking back, that entire week is a total blur. It was insane..and i don't suggest anybody do this intentionally. Its harmful.
post #109 of 158

Hi!  Just had to make a rare reappearance to congratulate the sleepless insomnia thread for wandering, disoriented, into 2014.  I trust I'll be making a similar yearly post for the rest of time.  I also like the fact that the thread has settled into a comfortable rhythm of being the exclusive provenance of people who are registering just to make a single, anecdotal post, complete with trolls who are registering just to give voice to their bile, once.


I realize that people are getting here via Google search, but are they not, you know, kind of taking the measure of the site, or the thread?  Is there something therapeutic about telling random people on a Mac enthusiast site about one's struggles with insomnia, sans advice or acknowledgement?  Is the lack of sleep clouding the judgement of the demographic?

Edited by addabox - 3/6/14 at 2:51pm
They spoke of the sayings and doings of their commander, the grand duke, and told stories of his kindness and irascibility.
They spoke of the sayings and doings of their commander, the grand duke, and told stories of his kindness and irascibility.
post #110 of 158

Nothing special, yet. Stayed up for about 20 hours, slept for about 10, and now i'm looking at about another 24 hours before i can sleep again, after being up for 12 hours.... Get to go to work, then go do some light programming for a light show, then back to work, then sleep. Yay! 


Longest ever was about 72 hours. Pulled an allnighter with some friends, and then ended up being too buried in school work to sleep for the two days after that. Was not fun. At all. 

post #111 of 158

Greetings everyone.

My first post on these forums so try not to reply with anything too crass.

As for my own experiences, last July I did an awful lot of loaded marching (Walking from place to place with an excessively large rucksack containing your home from home) and during that time I stayed up for four days. While four days without sleep is achievement enough, most of the walking was on roads and through valleys and hilly terrain, and taking into account the weight you're looking at about 600-800 calories per hour. As a fairly active 17-year old lad who's done his share of all-nighters at College, the first couple of days were fine, no real effects aside from the usual byproducts of marching, fatigue, shoulder pains, sometimes dehydration. This was in Hampshire/Wiltshire EN and the temperature and humidity were pretty high. I am hoping to join the Army later next year and the walking provided me an excellent opportunity to practise and train, and during my 'tabs' I went from city to city, climbed a fair few slopes, and checked out an abandoned Cold War bunker and the filming location of the 2002 film '28 Days Later' (Trafalgar Park, Downton).

Anyway, after the second night, it began to hit me. Nights were the worst - I suppose in effect I was testing my limits, and the small hours were absolute hell, minutes seemed to last hours and I felt very cold, colder as the time went on. I began shaking, mostly my hands, I was okay to start with but by dawn on the third day I remember trying to roll a fag and my hands kept knocking the baccy everywhere. I stopped at a village shop to buy some Marlboro Red and had a very long rambling conversation with the bemused shop owner about Marlborough being a place in England somewhere. I headed back home on the third day, tried to sleep but I can't really explain this, I couldn't, I stared at the walls and sat on my bed rocking back and forth. I watched 'Apocalypse Now' and that made me really emotional for some reason. I distinctly remember hearing all sorts of background noise, talking, scratching at the walls etc. I gave up on trying to rest and made myself some more coffee. I'd left it to brew for a while but it still felt like boiling acid drinking it. Taking a shower it was like I was being stabbed by the water and then I could hear this clicking in my head. By midnight on the fourth day, I'd tried everything to make it go away and I got the shock of my life when I closed my eyes for a moment and upon opening them was confronted with Martin Sheen as Captain Willard, who stood there with his arms crossed shaking his head sadly. I decided to go out and check out the bunker, which was 20 miles from me, and set off just before dawn. As I walked along a tree-lined road near Marchwood, a giant bugs bunny appeared leaning against a tree, easily thirty feet tall. I nodded at him understandingly, as one does, only for him to crack a wide grin and bite a chunk out of a carrot the size of a tree trunk.

I opened up the old bunker and sat in there for a couple of hours, I don't know how long, to get out of the sun. Inside I could clearly hear the radio operators (Bunker had been inactive since 1991) reporting nuclear attacks from the Russians and I could hear air-raid sirens going. I had my last mug of coffee, of which I had drunk 47 since this began, and headed out to go home. After getting about a mile in the heat, I could now hear a faint screaming which went on and on, trees and other features warped into all sorts of animals and hallucinogenic characters, and I became incredibly angry at these two figures which kept appearing about half a mile ahead of me, I think they were doing the screaming. I lit a cigarette (Again, like the coffee I had gone insane on consumption, having smoked around 160 during the four days) And half a minute later forgot what it was there for and flicked it. It took flight, somehow gained a rocket booster and flew off over the horizon, trailing blue smoke in its wake. My hallucinations were now psychedelic. I came to a hill, and as I climbed it my backpack felt heavier and heavier, my arms began to spasm and the hallucinogenic screaming began to deafen me. My legs then gave way and I fell, I then don't remember anything until waking up 14 hours later, I then picked myself up and walked the rest of the way home. I didn't fully recover for another five weeks.

This is an essay I know, and some of it may seem a tad iffy. The whole thing was like a dream, and looking back on it, I have trouble believing half of it myself.

Let's keep this thread going. I suffered, it can suffer. :)

post #112 of 158
38 hours later and my brain is beginning to fuzz, I swear my teddy bear is staring at me

Just thought I'd give the thread a bit of a poke
post #113 of 158
Only been 26 for me but I get to go to a wedding in a few hours and play a bass drum .. C how this goes
post #114 of 158
27 the hr let's keep this party going and the thread too 1wink.gif
post #115 of 158

Consarn it, this thread is actually going to be applicable to me for once. I just woke up, and that’s horrible for my time zone. Work has thrown me out of sync the past few days. So to reset I’ll be staying up at least 32 hours straight, which is no big deal.


Hopefully I won’t have to drive anywhere tomorrow evening, is all. :p

post #116 of 158
Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

Consarn it, this thread is actually going to be applicable to me for once. I just woke up, and that’s horrible for my time zone. Work has thrown me out of sync the past few days. So to reset I’ll be staying up at least 32 hours straight, which is no big deal.

Hopefully I won’t have to drive anywhere tomorrow evening, is all. 1tongue.gif

Sorry to see that. An interrupted sleep pattern is a terrible thing. It's difficult to get back to "normal".
Edited by SpamSandwich - 6/23/14 at 6:50am

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post #117 of 158
got here searching some sleep deprivation shit. 18 hrs not slept,no big deal.Seems like This thread ain't gonna sleep.
post #118 of 158

Congratulations! Your thread is a teenager now!


Screw it, I don't even use Apple products, signed up for this thread.


I've been drinking energy drinks for 5 years and sleeping during day while being awake during the night for nearly one year, getting sleep though. A month ago I didn't sleep for 26 hours, today I'm staying awake until 33 hours, it's too damn hot to get any sleep anyway.


Nice thread is nice.

post #119 of 158

i've been up for about 75hrs straight (more than 3 days), not much has happened. & the last time i slept i only got 3hrs

Minor hallucinations, i actually just got done staring at myself in the tv thinking it was someone else. i see little things like wisp around me, and its like i see smoke in the atmosphere. But it's not smoke colored it's clear but you can see it? like water idk.
Again, not much. hah I actually felt buzzed earlier, but then my sister went into adderall psychosis which killed it. (she's alright now)
On occasion i'll mistake something for being something else. I thought my jeans were a brown dog?? A chair was some cloaked demon? A sock was a rat?? & thats just a few. Ugh the worst part of all of this is that i'm not staying up on purpose, i literally just cannot sleep.

I'm quite the insomniac but damn i've never been up for this long, and the fact that i still cant sleep both amazes and pisses me off.

Edited by MMS2015 - 9/26/14 at 1:59pm
post #120 of 158
Decided to join so I could put in my piece. I havent slept in a while. Im not sure exactly how long its been. But its now thurs at 2:54am. The last time I slept was about a day and a half ago. I think this is the longest ive stayed up before. But ive always had trouble sleeping. Ive got school at 9am and I think I might stay home and play Destiny instead. I wont be able to function at school anyways. Im pretty sure I ha e insomnia. I used to get sleep paralysis super bad a couple years ago. I dont anymore. It was scary though. Unable to move or scream. I would usually see dark figures approaching me. I would sleep with my head under my pillow hoping to avoid seeing them. Ive only had one meal in the last day or so. Does anyone else have a problem eating when they are sleep deprived? I have a wavering feeling of starvation that comes and goes, when I try to eat, even if its food I love, it just seems unappetizing and hard to swallow. I will probably end up being up for another day or so. Im going to try to as a little experiment. But since ive been having trouble sleeping, I might not be able to sleep even if I wanted to. Im starting to feel fuzzy and have a constant yet very subtle ringing im my ears. I have a slight headache and the muscles in my toes occasionally cramp up. My back hurts and im on here just hoping to waste some time. I try smoking the gold ol' green, but cant seem to sleep with that either. It almost feels as if im very slightly buzzed. Not by much though. I will update how im doing in a day or so. Because staying up forore than a day is a completely new experience for me. Maybe im just too stressed to sleep. Im not sure. But I will keep the thread updated. This thread shall never sleep!
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