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Old 11-07-04, 11:47 PM
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How to stay awake for long periods of time?

Does anyone have any ideas on how to stay awake for long periods of time (besides the obvious like caffeine, crack, coffee)?
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Think about something really horrible, something that really bugs you a lot. Then wait for the stress to set in and never sleep again.
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How long are we talking about?
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Exercise does the trick for me. Keep moving.
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Originally posted by Trigger
How long are we talking about?
About 35 hours.
Old 11-08-04, 12:04 AM
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Originally posted by RyoHazuki
About 35 hours.
what do you need to do?
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Originally posted by RyoHazuki
About 35 hours.
What are you trying to do? Win a bet, get your money's worth from a "lady-of-the-evening", study for something, have to work, etc...

Just trying to get what state of mind you need to be in.
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State of mind doesn't really matter. I should be alone so as long as it doesnt cause me to shit my pants, foam at the mouth, or bleed from any orifice, it should be ok.
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coffee, soda, bawls.
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Why can't you do the coffee/caffeine thing?
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Drugs like Provigil.

But, you need a prescription.

Things like were to treat sleep disorders like narcolepsy.

People also take them when working very long hours, for switch shifting, etc.

Be aware, there are side effects.
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Watch nightmare on elm street ?



why do you have to stay awake for that long?
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Don't forget your friends ephedrine [Primatene] and yohimbine [probably available in a health food store].
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You really shouldn't have TOO much of a problem with 35 hours. I used to do that once a week for almost a year... Just keep moving. If you have to stay still (studying, reading), try to keep some music on...and lots of lights. But get up and move. That really helps.
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Stay busy. I won't be heading home until around 7 pm tomorrow, making it a 37-hour shift that I will have worked Sunday-Monday. If it's slow, and I have a chance to sit down and rest, I'll probably fall asleep.
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will you be able to close your eyes for about 30 minutes? I know this sounds odd but I do shift work in a control room looking at monitors and I find it strain on the eyes.
I don't consider closing your eyes - sleep because it's not like your saying you don't want to be disturbed.
Are you going to win money for this? if so, good luck man!
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Navy S.E.A.L.s have to stay awake for 5 days straight doing PT and live ammunition training during Hell Week. This is where about 75 % of them drop out. =) So 35 hours should be a snap.
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Re: How to stay awake for long periods of time?

RyoHazuki

Does anyone have any ideas on how to stay awake for long periods of time (besides the obvious like caffeine, crack, coffee)?
Be careful of drugs, because you always come down from them, especially sugar. If you must resort to caffeine, stick with diet sodas early and switch to sugar in the home stretch. If not, you'll plateau and then crash.

The key to staying awake for long times is quite simply will power. There will come a point in the day/night when you get really, really tired. Fight through it. Exercise, take a shower, torture a mouse, whatever. If you get past that, you're good for many hours. These "second wind" opportunities will come frequently early on, but each time you pass one, it will get easier. The key is getting through those first few lapses and breaking your body's habit to sleep.

Sleep is an addiction passed on to us by our parents in a vicious cycle. I really believe that with proper mental discipline and meditative technique, we could all live off 2-3 hours a day of "rest", but that's another thread. Anyway, treat staying up like breaking an addiction. The more you go without it the easier it is to go without it. You just have to get through those initial cravings, and that's the hardest part. Your body will react strangely, especially your digestive system. Of course, go too long without proper meditation, and you'll have brain damage, but you're used to that ...

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I'm being serious here.

Look at porn. It stimulates the brain, it'll help keep you up during those rough patches. Just don't pop one off. That'll make you more tired.
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ADD Medication

I learned this from last night's "Desperate Housewives." Who said TV can't be educational?
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keep you "up" indeed!
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Pay someone to kill you if you fall asleep.



This method, while most effective, also probably has the biggest downside.
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When the clock hits 10 pm I'll be on my 24th hour of being awake. I did have a short nap(dozed off for 5 minutes) earlier in the day but other than that I'm still up.

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