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#37 to #7 - devout feminist (01/21/2013) [-]
Neuro-engineer (major) here:

Why would you even try...? Sleep deprivation can really **** you up in the short and the long term. There is a reason you start going insane and shutting down, because you are (essentially) dying. NREM sleep is some of the most important times of the day for your body. You need NREM to release a lot of hormones and allow the body to do things like grow, repair, and clean itself. It's also the only time where your brain can really repair itself from damage it's taken (smashing against the inner skull from moving/stopping to fast). Imagine a building that has no maintenance or janitorial duties done for 5 or 6 years - that's what would happen to your body. And REM is required for your memories to function properly. If you don't have REM, you can't organize and store your memories or (in computer terms) defragment your harddrive. Tests have been done that one night of sleep deprivation can have lasting effects for at least (I think it was) 90 days. (If you want the source, go find it yourself.) Your brain doesn't hallucinate because it's fun, it's hallucinating because it's desperately screaming at you to fall asleep.
Oh, and your brain falls into periods of microsleep. You can hardly call it awake unless you are actively doing something that uses all cognitive functions. Microsleep is when certain parts of your brain fall asleep for a short time so you won't fall apart as fast. Anything related to that part of the brain blacks out until it wakes up again.

tl;dr Sleep deprivation is bad..mmkay?
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#43 to #37 - stallwallwriter (01/21/2013) [-]
An eloquent, intelligent and educated anon acting as the voice of reason?
What the hell is going on here?
User avatar #21 to #7 - theflamingfire (01/21/2013) [-]
What do you think if you go without sleep for 1 week?
#13 to #7 - devout feminist (01/21/2013) [-]
******** , not even an easy accomplishment to stay awake on drugs for more than 3 or 4 days without seriously freaking the **** out. you're a liar and a ****** because 6 days is borderline impossible for anyone under any circumstance. **** off.
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User avatar #60 to #48 - theshadowed (01/21/2013) [-]
Yeh, I'm gonna need a source on that quote otherwise its by default ********
User avatar #35 to #13 - unikornking ONLINE (01/21/2013) [-]
There was on 1000 ways to die a guy that had a rare disease were he couldn't [url deleted] got so bad he went to some special facility and didn't sleep for 3 or so months and died
#32 to #13 - devout feminist (01/21/2013) [-]
My boyfriend use to be on meth when we first got together and he would stay up a week or so, tripping ******* balls the whole time.
#23 to #13 - neokun ONLINE (01/21/2013) [-]
I don't know where you get those facts from, or if was just made up on the spot. But the longest average amount of time a person can stay awake is 264 hours (11 days).
I don't know where you get those facts from, or if was just made up on the spot. But the longest average amount of time a person can stay awake is 264 hours (11 days).
User avatar #16 to #13 - reican (01/21/2013) [-]
1: you're an anon, so your opinion is forever invalid.
2: you are theoretically right, but 3 days are simple and from there deterioration of brain function start. However, instead of sleeping a full night, just take a powernap (it's sleep, I know, but hardly more than 1-2 hours) and you can do this for a week at least. only bad thing is that you will get stressed easier and you may have a headache.
#15 to #13 - realrockrooster (01/21/2013) [-]
Nah people have stayed awake way longer, there was studies done. A schoolboy (Randy Gardner) stayed awake for 11 days. And that's not even the record!

#18 to #15 - devout feminist (01/21/2013) [-]
anyone can gooogle that **** butt its not a true fact, it was picked apart in a book written about sleep.
#34 to #18 - realrockrooster (01/21/2013) [-]
I'm a psych student...
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#9 to #7 - nsfwanon (01/21/2013) [-]
I call ******** . Even if you did 'stay up' that long, you would have at least had periods of microsleep.
User avatar #12 to #9 - thegamerslife ONLINE (01/21/2013) [-]
he had to, no human brain lets the body do this, it has a natural shut down switch type effect when you stay awake and active for multiple days straight. you literally just pass out and/or collapse cause your brain is like " **** this im done".
#57 to #12 - creosote (01/21/2013) [-]
Sadly, I can say that from personal experience, this is true.
Sadly, I can say that from personal experience, this is true.
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#8 to #7 - acksl (01/21/2013) [-]
I'm curious, why did you choose to stay awake that long? Is the gif related?
I'm curious, why did you choose to stay awake that long? Is the gif related?
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