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  • What's the longest you ever went without....

    ...SLEEP? [Wink]

    51 hours is my personal record. During those 51 hours, I did a full day at school, drove to Ft. Lauderdale, participated in a Combat Shoot and Explosives demo class, and went bar hopping with guys from my unit.

    [ 12-16-2002, 03:26 PM: Message edited by: shooter1201 ]
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  • #2
    36 hours. I know, I am a pantywaist.
    When you see what is right, have the courage to do it. - Chinese proverb.


    • #3

      well, I remember a string of shifts back in the fall, I *worked* 36 out of 48 hours and got a 2 hour nap somewhere in there... (remembering the almost-an-hour commute and farm chores fit in there somewhere)

      I don't think i've gone longer than 36 though... I need sleep to function.


      • #4
        I'd have to say about 48 hours.


        • #5
          Some where between 48 and 72 hrs...it was pretty brutal.
          Basher One
          Semper Fi/Stay Safe


          • #6
            I've done three and a half days during the Camp Hill Prison Riot, but I was MUCH younger then.
            Actually, I'm currently up 37 hours straight.
            Lots of things happening...


            • #7
              I think it was around 36 hours.


              • #8
                I think the longest I went was about forty hours. Of course, there have been any number of times where I've worked the graveyard shift, spent all day in court, got a couple of hours sleep, and then went back to work. After several days of this, I don't think that it was really safe for me to work.

                I recall reading that prolonged sleep deprivation can result in permanent changes in the brain. There was one case where a disc jockey broadcast for several days without sleeping as part of a fund raising campaign. He was never the same afterwards.

                I sometimes wonder if the long term poor sleeping habits of public safety personnel contribute to mental health problems.

                [ 12-15-2002, 10:36 PM: Message edited by: Underdog ]


                • #9
                  40 hours, during and after my sons last brain surgery. I think it DID do something to me. My H can sleep quite well but I'm lucky to get 5 or 6 hours a night. I'm having panic attacks and am back in therapy and going on meds.
                  The drs think it's the stress of these last 12 years and they think I have Post Tramatic Stress Disorder, which can cause chemical imbalances in the brain. But those 40 hours...whew! They sure didn't help!

                  [ 12-16-2002, 12:59 AM: Message edited by: Mitzi ]


                  • #10
                    I'd say about 36 hours. I was not a happy Piper.


                    • #11
                      50 hours...slept for 2 hours and did another 20 hours.

                      It sucks waiting for your 4th wind to come along. [Frown]


                      • #12
                        Two months, 3 days, 4 hours, and counti...

                        wait, you said SLEEP? Somewhere around 36 hours.



                        • #13
                          26 hours

                          After that I just sleep with my eyes open and pretend I'm awake.
                          Oh... Oh... I know you di-int!


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by InSane1:
                            26 hours

                            Same for me, Insane. i may not have the record for going without sleep, but i betcha i can beat y'alls record for going without something else [Wink]

                            [ 12-16-2002, 02:32 AM: Message edited by: jellybean40 ]
                            "You did what you knew how to do...and when you knew better, you did better." ~~Maya Angelou


                            • #15
                              12 hours, boy was I bushed.
                              "are you going to bark all day little doggie or are you going to bite"


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