• andy Gardner holds a Guinness world record for the longest period of time a human being has intentionally gone without sleep not using stimulants of any kind. In 1964, as a 17-year-old high school student in San Diego, California, Gardner stayed awake for 264 hours (11 days).
  • It's very possible that you could die, or even worse suffer a psychotic and irreversible break-down. I partook in Army experiments at the turn of the Seventies and fifty six or so hours had me hallucinating like you would not believe...and I was not even in the majority who stayed awake the longest... I would urge anybody reading this not to even think of playing around with sleep deprivation - you could 'see' things that make the Exorcist look like a teddy bears picnic..
  • hello dude i hav also done it , & i want to register at guinness world record but i dont know how plz suggest me.
  • a while back there was an article about a woman in Romania who following the death of her husband hadn't slept in 8 years she even had doctors back up her statements they found no negative side effects i have been looking for it but the pages have been taken down
  • 126 hours..... mujeeb khan aligarh
  • I suffer chronic paim and last year,2007, I went 8 1/2 days without sleep. They eventually used anesthetic to put me to sleep. I thought I was going to go insane. I now regularly go 3 or 4 days without sleep with no real side effect, I am a trial litigation attorney and work full time with an excelent record in Court even after 3 days or so without sleep.
  • yes. more or less your body will break down untill it stops working. We find when you do hard exercise you spend more time in the slowest brain wave pattern stage of sleep. This implies that the muscles are re building during that period. The record (off the top of my head) Is around 8 days. To say the least yes you can die and there is evidence of serious emotional and mental damage with severe lack of sleep.
  • I'm not really sure what the record is, but the longest I went was about 4 and 1/2 days. I felt extremely sluggish. To state the obvious, it is not good for your health. I felt faint afterwards as well -o-
  • I dont know about the record but it can be VERY dangerous to go withoout sleep for more then 10 days. Without any help a person usually can go an average of 4 or 5 days. I myself have tried to see how long i could go without sleep/minimul sleep. I have tried twice and made it to 8 days with only four hours of sleep throughout the whole thing. on my second try I went 8 days also, this time with no sleep, but, i used energy drinks. For the record, do not try to go more then 5 days, you can start to experence hallucinations, and do not use energy drinks. I can not stress how bad using multiple energy drinks in a short amount of time can effect your helth in the near and further future.
  • once upon a time ... in a land far far away. my mate went 3 years and 9 months with no sleep. when he finally went to sleep he didnt wake for 354 days breaking the longest sleep record... doctors 'were stunned' big up Jack A Nory
  • the first time i ever did this i did it up to a week but then i thought i went insane my cat started to talk to me then i fainted i woke up i the hospital
  • I don't know but I have stayed up for 84 hours before on a 3 day mushroom binge. After that I slept very well and woke up with a cold from compromised immune system. Many tweakers ( meth addicts ) stay up for weeks at a time.
  • The longest time is 11 days. At around 4 Days you will Hallucinate and Pass out you could very likely die if you attempt to break 11 days
  • when i was little we pulled an all nighter, in the morning we were watching some really old black and white movie with my friends uncle I could feel myself starting to drift off and my friends other friend that was there kept trying to keep me awake but my eyes wouldn't stay open the next thing i knew i woke up in my friends bed (the other side of the house) in the middle of the afternoon tucked in, lying on my back (I never sleep on my back) I never did find out what happened, but because of that I'd imagine you could pass out
  • Thai Ngoc has stayed awake for over 30 years now and is still in good health. More and more research is proving that sleep is less useful then previously thought.
  • Randy Gardner went 264 hours without sleep in 1964
  • Sleep is nature's way of giving our minds and bodies time to recoup from the physical and mental exertions of daily life. Why would you possibly want to surpass such a meaningless record unless it were part of a genuine medical or scientific study?
  • I don't think you will die, passing out is entirely possible, and you will start to see things as well, this has happed to me when i stayed awake for 3days, you almost seem to be dreaming and yet your still awake, your mind wanders very easily and you can indeed hallucinate.

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