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How long have you stayed awake for?

Old 01-03-05, 03:05 PM
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How long have you stayed awake for?

Whats your record.. and why/where?

Mine is only 40 to 50 hours, and it was just insomnia.
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Old 01-03-05, 03:07 PM
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5 days. College finals one year.

Started seeing things after the 4th day. Slept for 2 days afterwards. Aced those finals.
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Old 01-03-05, 03:15 PM
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i did a 44hr stint a couple of months ago for shits and giggles. i need to try it again one of these days.
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Old 01-03-05, 03:17 PM
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My best is 43 hours or so. I was going to stay up longer, but I couldn't find anything to hang out with me...and the night seemed so insanely long with nothing to do.

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I think I've stayed awake for 24 hours once or twice at most. What can I say? I value sleep too much.
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Old 01-03-05, 03:24 PM
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Alittle over 2 days.
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Old 01-03-05, 03:27 PM
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129 hours. No naps or anything.

After about 100 hours, I realized I could do it forever without too much difficulty. After about 120, I realized it would probably kill me.

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Old 01-03-05, 03:29 PM
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129 hours. No naps or anything.

After about 100 hours, I realized I could do it forever without too much difficulty. After about 120, I realized it would probably kill me.

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Nice.

What were you doing?
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Old 01-03-05, 03:29 PM
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~ 48 hours.....and I agree...nights are sure long with nothing to do...after a while, the silence was deafening.....
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Old 01-03-05, 03:39 PM
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3 and a half days for work.
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Old 01-03-05, 03:42 PM
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36 hours for me, a couple of years ago. We were bringing a new site into our domain, so we had to touch every one of their PCs. Also had to export mail for all the users, and some of them had 6 GB on the server. Talk about watching paint dry. That was not fun. I'm not as young as I used to be, after all.
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Old 01-03-05, 03:50 PM
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A couple of times somewhere in the 70 hour range w/o any sleep at all (once during school working on a final project and once for work when we were moving from one office to another). I once made it over 100 I believe on only 1 or 2 hours though.
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Old 01-03-05, 03:53 PM
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Around 54 hours for me. I was flying back from Africa and could nto fall asleep on any of the four planes I flew on back to Los Angeles. Granted, I feel asleep for 24 hours when I got back, but then stayed up for another 24 hour period cause...I guess I was used to it.
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Old 01-03-05, 04:03 PM
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Nice.

What were you doing?
Beating off.

Honestly, just trying to see how long I could go, testing my willpower. Once I realized I could do it forever but would probably die from it, the "challenge" aspect lost its luster, and I forced myself to go to sleep. It took hours upon hours to remind my body how to sleep. Try to imagine what it's like trying to stay awake when you're really tired. Now reverse that. That's how hard it was to finally sleep when I decided it was time. I guess I could have tried sleeping pills or something, but I wanted to be as natural as possible in both directions. I did drink Mountain Dew and eat foods with sugar in them, but that was just in the natural course of a day, not as a conscious attempt to remain awake. Besides, stuff like that loses its effectiveness after a certain point anyway.

In retrospect, it was a pretty stupid thing to do, and I wouldn't really recommend it. But, hey, what fun is life if you don't almost kill yourself a few times ...

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Old 01-03-05, 04:24 PM
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wow mine is nothing compared to you guys; only about 22.5 hours straight. I was totally out of it the next day though, I took like a 3 hour nap in the afternoon.
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Old 01-03-05, 04:34 PM
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36 hours related to work. A few times, over 32 hours hanging out on 4th of July.
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Old 01-03-05, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by das Monkey
In retrospect, it was a pretty stupid thing to do, and I wouldn't really recommend it. But, hey, what fun is life if you don't almost kill yourself a few times ...

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But if you weren't tired then what made you think it'd kill you? Did you see Henry Scudder?
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about 16 hours....


i am tired.
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Old 01-03-05, 05:07 PM
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Maybe 36 hours or so.
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Old 01-03-05, 06:07 PM
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I'm a lightweight compared to you guys...a little over 24 hours for me...that would mess with my head if I stayed up any longer.
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Old 01-03-05, 06:13 PM
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24 hours... got up at 9pm, went to work 10p-7am, went volunteering 8am-8pm, went home.
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Old 01-03-05, 06:17 PM
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About 48+ hours, when I flew from Minnesota to New Zealand, where it was 8AM when we landed and we had events scheduled all day.
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Old 01-03-05, 06:19 PM
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Let's see, my oldest child is 7 and a half years old so how many hours would that be???

j/k

I think my record is 3 days straight - right after the birth of my oldest. Ah, fun times...
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Old 01-03-05, 06:24 PM
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56 hours. Started hallucinating after 36.
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