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    I stayed awake without any sleep or relaxation inbetween for 4-5 days during exam time. I was revising and finishing off coursework. It was awful. And I did this without any coffee, pills, drink, food or naps inbetween. When I got to the 34th hour, I was feeling physically drained but still managed to pull of an A*. By the end of that period of time, I was physically and mentally shattered; I had also started hallucinating electric colours and big bugs etc. The next few days after that were in a holiday and let me tell you that during that holiday, I hardly moved from my bed at all apart from going to the toilet. (I had my food and drink taken to me:p:- well for the first part any way). For all those that have been throught this type of ordeal, you also know how really hungry you get at about 3-4am in the morning as your body hasn't been able to rest as it's being working all the while thus needs a meal. I ignored that feeling but it felt savage and was hard. It was all hard work. I'd personally never like to go through that again as I really don't recommend it but what with exams and Uni looming, if I had to, I would.
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    for me its been about 40 i stayed up all night the DAY BEFORE i had school ! so i had to stay awake all day cause i had gotten into this horrible sleeping during the day and staying awake at night routine !....bloody hell it was hell !
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    3 days is the longest but that was when i was 16 in france on a school trip with porn on the TV i dont think i could do that now.

    i do occassionally pull all nighters for no other reason than to spend time with myself and chill out a bit, funnily enough im alright the next day its the day after that i cant do anything
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    About thirty hours due to flying home from Florida, not being able to sleep on planes and refusing to sleep in the daytime because it's a "waste of a day". I felt like I was floating a little, which was quite fun, and after a while just stopped feeling tired anyway.
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    33 hours


    And then I have a bit of a nervous breakdown.
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    like 16 hours?

    I would rather sleep, it's nice.
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    (Original post by sandra)
    ive gone almost 3 days without sleep - with no coffee
    funniest thing I ever heard. lol
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    I think my longest was about 54 hours. I used to be wiped out by all-nighters but I've had so many over the years now that I've become accustomed to them! Not that I like the experience, but if I need the time to work then I need the time....
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    Ages, quite often. Though not intentionally.

    Of course, I ended up in hospital, which wasn't fun.

    Wow. I'm talking about insomnia on a public forum. That must make me some kind of attention seeking teenager. Or something. ???
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    Ive done about 36 or so max I think when I didnt sleep on a flight at all from the US or India I cant remember. After that my eyes just hurt too much to stay awake...
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    I've never counted the hours, but I do all-nighters every three weeks or so to get my student newspaper to print. I think 30 hours is the longest I've spent in the newspaper office, so probably 35 or so without sleep. Fun part is when I go to my seminar at 10.15 that morning
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    i think i must of stayed awake for about 30-35 hours before but it was jet lag induced. the hole pulling an all nighter really doesn't work for me. i'm not really i fan of staying awake for long periods of time, i like sleep to much
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    31 hours is my pathetic record but I don't plan on doing it again unless I am forced to. I felt crazy after about 28 hours, I can't believe you people who have done 40+ hours. If I couldn't walk or speak properly after 28 hours then you people must have just collapsed on the floor and twitched for a few hours. Or maybe I am just bad at staying awake for ages and the sleepiness happens quicker for me than you other folks.
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    (Original post by student_kyle)
    Anyone else like pulling 'all-nighters'? personally i find it easier to concentrate on work at night... though i need quite a bit of caffine for the next dayt!

    How many hours can you go??
    the max for me so far is 20 hrs
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    36 hours...did that during camping
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    ive only ever done an all nighter once-now i find it very hard and i usually sleep about 9 hours a day
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    I did 41 hours once, when writing a play that I was pushing myself to finish that week. I read it back after and the last half was the best half! No Sleep is good for the creativity, not so good for the academic side of life.
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    The longest I have been awake is 3.5 consecutive days in one of the "survival drills" in the military. It was hell for me since i am not a night person. But what kept us awake was that we were constantly walking so you didn't get that extramely tired since we were active all the time. The first 2 days were the toughest after that the body adapted quite quickly.

    And I have probably been awake 48 hours or more fore about 10 times in my military service. Its been hell and I'm really glad its over. However I don't regret my military service at all and wouldn't trade it for anything.
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    the longest ive stayed awake is erm about 48 hours :eek:
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    The longest for me is 62 hours. I did that last June when I went on an open day/trip to Leeds.
 
 
 
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