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Longest you’ve ever stayed awake?

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So I was having coffee with a friend and we were talking about polyphasic sleep. I’ve decided that if I didn’t want to have a real life I’d give it a try.

So my question: What was your longest day and how long (approximately) were you awake? Tell your war story!

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  1. I have recently been up for the past 20 days, about 3 weeks ago I was given the news that I was in the late stages of lung cancer and wasn’t expected to live much longer. Since then I’ve been marking things off and on my bucket list, if I’m gonna go I’m gonna go out knowing I lived my last moments happy.

  2. One time I got up at normal time (8am-ish), and had to go to Hong Kong at 10pm to extend a visa (i was in Taiwan). The hong kong minitrip was 10pm to 7am, and I didn’t sleep that whole time. I came back, went home, and immediately went to work. After that I somehow ended up at a friends house.

    So by the time I went to bed it was around 10pm the next day… Not quite 48 hours, but a ROUGH 40-ish hours. I mean… I was at another country and back, + I had to go to work. Sucked!

  3. I am currently at 43 hrs 55 minutes. I currently am working on a take home exam for one 300-level English courses on ancient Greek drama, which so far has taken up 12 pages of Microsoft Word, and I have yet to get to the two 600-word essay questions. I then have a six page paper to write for another 300-level English course on the twentieth-century novel (which I also have a page single-spaced, creative writing assignment for based on a Holocaust book we’re reading) then I have to read Alcestis by Euripides which is approximately 80 pages of dialogue. This is all being done before and after hockey practice at 6:00AM, work on campus from 8:30-10:30AM, and class from 10:30AM-2:20PM then another practice from 4:00-5:00PM. Oh and during awake hours 8-14 I was in the emergency room for a wrist-shot to the ear which cut a 30-stitch worth gash through my skin and cartilidge. You just have to love university life! HOPEFULLY around hour 58 I will finally be done and be able to sleep for awhile.

  4. I stayed up for 9 days once, but was using meth quite heavily. I have been known to stay up for 3 days and once or twice 4 days without using. My girlfriend at the time stayed up for 11 days. She is still a methhead to this day. My god sobriety and sleep ER’s sooooooooooooooooooo nice now. On that note goodnight, gotta get some sleep gorillas work in the morning.

  5. I stayed up for 9 days once, but was using meth quite heavily. I have been known to stay up for 3 days and once or twice 4 days without using. My girlfriend at the time stayed up for 11 days. She is still a methhead to this day. My god sobriety and sleep are soooooooooooooooooo nice now. On that note goodnight, gotta get some sleep for work in the morning.

  6. Damn predictive text. Sobriety and sleep are sooooooooooooooooooo nice now. Gotta get some sleep for work in th moring. Fricken technology sometimes is a pain in the ass.

  7. I stayed awake for 10 days without sleeping i was trying to break the world record. i started hullucinating the whiles were closing in on me so i decided it was time to get rest

  8. Stayed up around 34-38 hours straight one time and I promised myself to never do it again. Out of that time 16 hours of it were working hours and I was so stressed I couldn’t sleep in between two 8 hours shifts. I fell asleep finally and woke up sick. That’s what lack of sleep will do to you eventually. It’ll wear your body down.

  9. I have been awake for 212 hours cold turkey off 100 mcg of fentanyl, Hallucinations, Mood swings etc…..

  10. 212 hours awake cold turkey off heroin and Fentanyl. Going MAD!”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. p.s its my birthday in 3 hrs and 4 mins…………………………….. God is on my SIDE…..

  12. Grant me the serenity to accept the things i cannot change and the wisdom to know the difference……….

  13. I take adderall for my ADHD and it leaves me completely unable to .sleep if I take it after 3 pm.right now it has been 66 hours and it is 5 am so assuming I don’t fell asleep until tonight I’m looking at 80+ hours. It’s really messing with my head, I thought I just heard two people arguing outside but there isn’t anyone there.

  14. I once stayed awake for 68 hours with nothing more than 15 minute pass outs, it was during a very stressful time at college doing my AS Levels

  15. As of this moment, I have been awake for 76 hours with no short naps or nodding off. I haven’t taken any drugs and had only 4 cups of coffee.

    I started with all this out of curiosity and a wish to experience hallucinations. However, I haven’t started hallucinating yet, but yet there are so many people, who claim to have started seeing things at 48hours. Anyone else who hasn’t experienced anything funny by the 72-hour mark?

    I am simply drowsy, sleepy and have a headache. Sleepiness comes in waves, and when I pass a particular ‘wave’ without falling asleep, I feel quite energized and not as tired as I had supposed.

  16. 2 weeks with the aid of methamphetamine. I took an eighth of year old mushrooms on the 2 week point and lost it although I was already basically insane. I tried killing myself and my heart stopped for 4 1/2 minutes. I woke up 4 days later in a hospital with major serotonin syndrome and couldn’t stop shaking for about 2 weeks. Then I went to rehab and have been sober since 1 year and 7 months.

  17. I’m on my 38th hour right now. On Wednesday night me and some friends snorted some mdma but even after the comedown I couldn’t sleep (that was Thursday) and now it’s Friday and I’m still struggling to sleep. Turns out the mdma we got was cut with a fair amount of speed.

    If drugs were decriminalised and regulated by authorities then that wouldn’t have happened as I’d be able to have gotten it from a reliable source.

    Tory Bastards.