Thread: Sleep is overrated...

  1. #16
    Without sleep, there are too many hours in the day. Sometimes, you do have things to do, but do you really want to code 24/7? Besides, from my experience, I am very lethargic and crabby if I do not get 7-10 hours of sleep. If I've been going on 4-5 hours of sleep all week, I'll usually "catch up" on the weekend, sleeping for up to 12 hours or more rarely 14 hours.

  2. #17
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    Originally posted by Cela
    >>A lot of people make bold claims that you code poorly when you're tired
    I don't have that problem, but I do get more errors because I forget which language I'm using when I'm really tired and write stuff like this.
    #!usr/bin/perl -w
    use strict;
    #include <iostream>
    using namespace std;
    sub main(int argc, char *argv[]) {
      cout<<"Enter your name: ";
      my $name = <>;
      print STDOUT $name, "\n";
      return 0;
    I go to sleep right about that time.

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    Originally posted by Salem
    There's a website for everything
    I had that guy for my psychology professor last semester... yeah, he's pretty big into getting lots of sleep. He's probably right, too...

  4. #19
    >>you can't stay awake longer then 48 hours.

    Totally incorrect. I've been awake for 52 hours. And to look at other personal sleep patterns:

    Every weekend I get up at 4:00 am to get on a bus and go 4 hours to the ski mountain where I snowboard all day and return. After the trip, cleaning gear, eating, setting up for the next day, and drinking some beer, I get approx. 3 hours of sleep before I do exactly the same thing Sunday. 4 hours of sleep Sunday night before work. During the week I tend to either code until quite late or go out and party to avoid going insane with cabin fever. Either way, 90% of nights I get 3-5 hours of sleep. Heck, I got home at 6:45 this morning just to get ready and go to work.

    Though I will admit that since I snowboarded 4 days in a row (I had some time off so I put it to good use), I was rather tired by the end. The result of pulling arials over ice while extremly tired, being that I'm sitting here with several broken ribs and thumb, instead of being out somewhere more fun.

    So to sum up: Different people need different amounts of sleep. I'm doing just fine and I've been doing this for over a month straight now. It was pretty much the same before the mountain opened, just with different activities.
    "There's always another way"
    -lightatdawn (

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    Registered User Vber's Avatar
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    Totally incorrect. I've been awake for 52 hours
    People can stay more, but you cant more than 72 hours.

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    >but you cant more than 72 hours.

    Randy Gardner went 264 hours and 12 minutes without sleep
    back in 1965.
    Staying away from General.

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    Yea i know a few people who have gone a week...

    Funny how you should note that sleep is a waste of time, yesterday i fell asleep at 5pm and slept clear thru till my alarm went off at 5:30am.....i spent just less than half my day asleep.

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    Registered User Nutshell's Avatar
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    OMG YOU PEOPLE........

    You know what? I 'LOVE' .....sleeping, hence dreaming. I love dreaming. But don't mistaken me as a weird guy wanting to live in his dreams all day. But sleeping feels~~~~~ good, and dreaming feels *even better.

    Aww, im sleepy again. Am i dreaming now?

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    You know beer was invented for a reason. Well no not really, but we've got it so take advantage of it

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    Bah, I always run sleep as a background process

    sleep 28800 &

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