No sleep till… wait, where are we going, again?
Some people can barely make it to lunch without nodding off. Others can keep going strong through dinner. And by dinner, we’re talking about reservations a week from now. In 1965, a 17-year-old named Randy Gardner stayed up for 264 hours, which is about 11 days. Several other research subjects have made it past a week, and without serious long-term side effects. That doesn’t mean you’d be unaffected. Until he slept it off, Gardner was “basically cognitively dysfunctional at the end of his ordeal.”
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