I work full-time and study for my masters full-time, so I often have nights where I only get between 4 and 6 hours of sleep a night. On the weekends, I'll sleep 12-14 hours. Since I was a teenager, (not sure if it was before or after I caught mono) I've always needed 10 hours to feel rested. This week I had several projects due so I had to pull 2 all-nighters in a row. I used to do it occasionally as needed during undergrad, but often not making it past 8 am the next morning (hour 26ish). This time, I took Adderall everytime I started to get sleepy, so about 48 hours in I felt completely awake, but I noticed cognitive delays. Surely if my brain is not recharged then Adderall can't be doing much, so I was wide awake but working way slower. I felt like I sat and stared at my screen for hours. I stayed up on Adderall before to study, but never longer than 50 hours and I had texted my brother at the time telling him I was starting to see things move out of the corner of my eyes. Well the other day when I was 60 hours in and finally getting ready to sleep, I started seeing figures moving... people with real, distinguishable features and transparent bodies. There was an old man hobbling down my hallway and a guy standing next to my bed looking at my laptop. It was slightly trippy at first, but the longer it went on with them walking around, the more terrifying it was. At one point I put my hand through one to see if he was real. I'm not sure if it was the sleep deprivation itself, or the Adderall, but I know I couldn't make it more than 24 hours without falling the sleep standing up on the subway or falling over, so surely just the fact that I was up that many hours at all was stressful on my brain. I don't know if I was hallucinating, or if my brain activity began functioning on a wave that saw light energies that we can't normally, or if I was straight up being haunted, or dying. I honestly think it was the 2nd one though. Either way, it was creepy as shit. Has anyone else had similar experiences? I mean it was creepy enough for me to google deprivation for the last two hours!
marvfox wrote: »
Go see a shrink!
I have not slept in 24 hours, I'm so tired, I think that I want to take a week off to recover at least.
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To the Individual that said they had never gone 3 straight days but did go 70 hrs. Umm, I am currently on 3 straight days of no sleep from an allergic reaction; that included severe insomnia from a systemic inflammatory response and even in my state of hyperbolic enchantment from my altered reality, I can shake my head at your comment cause 70 hours IS 3 days! The insomnia "accounting" Police obviously would let the measly 2 hours slide! lol I know the post was from over a decade ago so I can totally get away with trolling and not hurting her/his feelings. Bwahahaha! Life is Good.
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mac the fork wrote: »
I deprived myself of sleep a few weeks ago. A matter of seconds after I finally got to sleep, I woke up in a confusing hell, partly based on a skateboarding game, in which my existence was dependent on spinning myself into a proper position, but I couldn't do it. I went downstairs, but could only say "I don't understand anything."
Over a period of about ten minutes I woke myself from the indefinite hell. Still not completely out, I went back downstairs, saying something like "There are too many skateboarders." I tried in vain to get back to sleep for about an hour, unable to think of anything but how to remove the skateboarders crossing my bed.
That experience, which was rather torturous, is still causing me mild flashbacks. I have a feeling that people will label this post as bullshit... sure comes off as it to me.
No sleep and today is first day of Sophomore year. I read through all these posts and made an account just to post on this thread.
what happening with you dear friend ?
Well I'm a college student and due to having several midterms, a paper, a lot of homework, and poor time management skills I am now on day three of no sleep, it's funny I felt like a zombie for the first two days and needed all the caffeine I could get to keep functioning, but now I'm starting to perk up. The dizziness, mild auditory hallucinations, and struggle to put thoughts into words is annoying, but I'm feeling a mild euphoria as well, I may be losing my mind.