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Brian
02-24-2002, 01:20 AM
What's the longest you've ever stayed awake? I'm currently beating my record with 38 hours and still countiuyeeffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff ffffffffffffffffffffff

[head slumped on keyboard]

Dissata
02-24-2002, 09:23 AM
umm i've been awake for like 55 hrs. I thought I would die when I finally got into bed.

Brian
02-24-2002, 09:25 AM
I'm still up now. Haven't slept since that last post - 38 hours. wow. caffeen rocks.

Prelude
02-24-2002, 09:47 AM
My employer issued me a court order requiring that I sleep at least 4 hours out of a 24 hour period. :D
Otherwise I wouldn't sleep until my body gave out and I collapsed on the keyboard.

-Prelude

jinx
02-24-2002, 10:59 AM
I've stayed awake 44 hours at once, I'll never do it again.

golfinguy4
02-24-2002, 11:09 AM
Something like 30 is my record. I wasn't trying to set a record or anything though. Why aren't u sleeping again??

dirkduck
02-24-2002, 11:42 AM
Mine was about 42...and it was on a school night...or 2 school nights ;)

incognito
02-24-2002, 11:44 AM
Come on people, now you are temping me to try this out......go 24 hours, wait no make it 30 or 40, without sleeping.....Don't temp me please.

Brian
02-24-2002, 11:57 AM
Originally posted by elchulo2002
Come on people, now you are temping me to try this out......go 24 hours, wait no make it 30 or 40, without sleeping.....Don't temp me please.

Be careful and know what you're doing. Foolish rookies often OD on coffee.

Stoned_Coder
02-24-2002, 01:34 PM
Wait until you have kids....... 30 hours awake is nothing when you have a small child around!!!!

CoderBob
02-24-2002, 05:00 PM
Brian, is that a swastika on your avatar?

tim545666
02-24-2002, 05:29 PM
My record is something around 36 hours, 24 of them were wasted playing poker (we all ended up even, what a waste).

Unregistered
02-24-2002, 05:39 PM
I once stayed awake for 56 hours straight.

During this time I played video games, watched movies at a theater, rode my bike over 100 miles, went to some malls, and did some other things I probaly don't remember too well.

If you're doing something, its not hard to stay awake.
When I went to sleep, I wasn't even all that tired, I just felt kind of sick.

Hillbillie
02-24-2002, 07:23 PM
I remember seeing somewhere online that said if you stay awake for around 15 days straight, you can die from sleep deprivation...

Govtcheez
02-24-2002, 07:31 PM
>if you stay awake for around 15 days straight, you can die from sleep deprivation...

I saw that on uselessfacts.net - technically, if you stopped sleeping and eating at the same time, lack of sleep would kill you first.

Hillbillie
02-24-2002, 08:36 PM
Yeah, I think that's where I saw it too.

novacain
02-24-2002, 11:47 PM
Some guy in Thailand died while playing Counter Strike (after about 24hrs straight).

He was in an internet cafe at the time.

foniks munkee
02-25-2002, 12:09 AM
Some guy in Thailand died while playing Counter Strike (after about 24hrs straight).

I played FF-VIII for 38 hours straight, felt pretty bad after that.. Not sure if it was the lack of sleep or the 8 litres of Coca Cola I consumed (That is NOT an exageration).

It is not uncommon for me to clock 15-16 hours straight in a game once a week. It doesn't happen as frequently as it used to though. I had holidays about a month ago. Dark Age of Camelot, 16-20 hours a day for 14 days straight! Man I couldn't walk properly after that! ;)

I once worked (physical hard labour) for 37 hours with only one half hour break. It was 48 hours approx between waking up and going to bed - I was actually seeing stuff by the end.

And one other thing, once after a 20 hour Goldeneye marathon when that first came out.. I couldn't sleep because I kept hearing machine guns and the death music in the quiet of the night!

ober
02-25-2002, 09:39 AM
umm... i think my max ever was like 35 hours... and i'm not sure about that... i've never really pushed the edge..

Drewpee
02-25-2002, 03:34 PM
My record was 55 hours while driving a snowplow about 3 years ago. I dozed off for a sec after 33 hours and almost creamed a little hatchback, I was WIDE awake for 20 hours after that!
Kinda makes you feel safe knowing there's still clowns like me on the roads in the snowbelt, doesn't it?
Following that was my record sleep of 21 hours...