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Old 05-02-2004, 04:40 PM   #1
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longest time awake without sleeping?


well...i guess its safe to say that im addicted to linux. ive been awake for a little less than 48 hrs reading.

whats the longest anyone ever stayed up?

THERES JUST TOO MUCH TO READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Old 05-02-2004, 04:43 PM   #2
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umm, i think it was 33-36 hours (or was it 42?, hmm, well, ill just say 33 hours a few times.... it diffidently throws off your schedule)
 
Old 05-02-2004, 05:26 PM   #3
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I think when your up that long, your really so out of it you don't know how long you've been up - sort of a catch-22. The longest i've gone without sleep is probably somewhere between 40-55 hours. I have no idea.
 
Old 05-02-2004, 05:56 PM   #4
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52 hours..........when I was in the Air Force.......
my Sargeant and I had to repair a Generator.........
we had to R & R the engine and trouble shoot some Circuit boards.....
ah, the good ole days..........
 
Old 05-02-2004, 07:50 PM   #5
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Been awake about 48 hours one time. About 8 years ago, I was working 2 jobs. Well some people quit at my second job, and instead of working 8 hours, ended up working 14 hours, by that time, it was time to go to my other job. Did that for 36 hours straight, started hallucinating, so I quit my second job. Wasn't worth the hassle.
 
Old 05-02-2004, 07:52 PM   #6
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I think when your up that long, your really so out of it you don't know how long you've been up
so true, , it helps when you have something to do, otherwise you feel tiered and go to sleep
 
Old 05-02-2004, 08:59 PM   #7
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32 hours but not because of Nix...it was because I was in the Navy working double 12 hour shifts (someone paid me $100 to cover their shift so they could party) and when I was done I couldnt sleep
 
Old 05-02-2004, 09:41 PM   #8
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Hmm, this Easter break me and a couple friends stayed up from Monday at about 12pm till Thursday at about 7am. So, I guess thats about 68ish hours straight where all we did was play CS and drive back and forth from 7-11 when our Pepsi supply ran low.
 
Old 05-02-2004, 10:46 PM   #9
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I had some very unhealthy sleeping habits during my first year of college.
By the end of the year, my biological clock was convinced that day was night and night was day. In order to rectify it, I had to "reset it" as I thought about it.

It took a 85 hours without sleep before I could finally crash again.

--Shade
 
Old 05-02-2004, 11:50 PM   #10
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52 hours..........when I was in the Air Force.......
my Sargeant and I had to repair a Generator.........
we had to R & R the engine and trouble shoot some Circuit boards.....
ah, the good ole days..........
the service is good for staying up a long time. in the army I would have to pull twenty four hour cq duty and then have a full day of stuff to do right after. The field is where sleep really gets funny though.... kinda hard to put a quantitative number on it because I would get 5-10 minutes here and there for like a week or more. whole bunch of people walking around with old mostly worn off camo on their faces and bloodshot eyes. and then you go on a DART mission in the middle of the night and after notionally sling loading an OH-58 out of the middle of nowhere the other bird swoops back in with its rotors all aglow in the night vision goggles and takes off with everybody except you because you're pulling guard on the other side of the AO. and its cold and raining. and you wait all night for them to come back and get you but they don't return for about 19 hours. man I miss that stuff.
 
Old 05-03-2004, 03:02 AM   #11
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wow. it seems like the military people stay up and actually DO something productive (work). i dont think i could function after the first 24 hrs.

and its nice to know im not the only one with a sleeping problem!!!!! LOL.
 
Old 05-03-2004, 03:14 AM   #12
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7 days. 'nuff said.
 
Old 05-03-2004, 03:19 AM   #13
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drug free? ;X
 
Old 05-03-2004, 03:23 AM   #14
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drug free? ;X
would that be possible? *whistle*

mind you that was a long, long, looooooooonnnnnngggggg time ago.
 
Old 05-03-2004, 05:42 AM   #15
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I did 5 days once. The halucinations were serious by then. I could look at them straight on, squarely, and attempt to disbelieve them, they would solidly persist.
 
  


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