I Can Stay Awake More Than 24 Hrs Straight

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    In Bed

    Sometimes i have to at work but it's not a lot of fun towards the end and i end up thinking of being horizontal in a warm bed with a thick duvet and lots of pillows.
    AtomicWater AtomicWater
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Sep 16, 2010

    My record, while conducting a sleep experiment

    on myself, only aided by caffeine, and no consuming of sugar, is 86 hours. It was a total blast, and I would recommend it for anyone to try out, you learn so much about yourself when you test your limits, and you get the coolest drug free rush there is. If anybody wants pointers...
    Axelerator3000 Axelerator3000
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Sep 13, 2014
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 2, 2015

    38 Successful Hours

    Yes, I did it again. First time while I was recovering from the flu. It was very hard this time since I was tired the entire day from 2 hours after I woke in the morning. So I've been tired for 24 hours. Exhausted for 9 of those. At the 26 hour mark, I was no longer tired as I...
    4vrUnique 4vrUnique
    46-50
    9 Responses Nov 19, 2009
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 28, 2014

    I'm gonna stay awake

    until tomorrow for school Then I'll come home and crash I'll be up for at least 27 hours
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 22, 2015

    As Of This Writing...

    ...it is yet another 24+ hour day.   The days I stay up longer than the full rotation of the earth actually outnumber the days I get 'normal' sleep cycles.   This has gone on for many years, as far back as my childhood, so any reasons for it, logical or...
    DepthsUnknown DepthsUnknown
    36-40
    13 Responses Apr 3, 2010

    24 Hours

    I have done once or twice a all nighter and cause it was my choice, yup, I have stuggled staying up.  I am not that young anymore, I can't do this again.  No way ose!
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    Aug 1, 2011

    I stayed up for 48 hours straight.

    The first 24 was because a new war game came that my friend and I enjoy. The next day he, his girlfriend and me and my girlfriend were going on a week long back packing trip that was 600 miles away and I can't sleep in a car so I stayed awake the whole time. That night I was out...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits
    22-25, M
    Sep 14, 2014

    I sometimes stay up for months at a time,

    admittedly it takes it's toll but the longer I stay awake the better I feel. Not exactly sure how that works.....
    diegosauns diegosauns
    18-21, M
    Mar 4, 2014

    Even More!

    I can definitely say I can be up longer than that! Just last weekend, I was up working on my isearch, and I was up for two and a half days. It was crazy!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Mar 29, 2010

    Stretching My Endurance

    When I have too much to do and not enough time, sleep is the easiest part of my day to remove to create more available time. I don't usually plan to do this in advance, it's just how it works out. Sometimes it's due to poor planning, though mostly it's due to unexpected...
    4vrUnique 4vrUnique
    46-50
    14 Responses Aug 21, 2009

    My record of staying awake is 42 hours straight.

    I don't even think i went to bed because I was tired, I think to remember it was because I got bored.. But I like being awake at night time - it is so quiet and no one disturbs you.
    jtajulie jtajulie
    18-21, F
    Sep 13, 2014

    Done this to many times.

    At the 18th hour your just a zombie trying not to trip. I have done also 48 hours but I passed out after that.
    aceradcat aceradcat
    41-45, M
    1 Response Nov 7, 2015

    I Can Stay Awake More Than 24 Hrs Straight

    Currently I've been up for 30+ hours but my record has been 50+ hours. I'm not sure how I wasn't a complete zombie.
    shadow1013 shadow1013
    26-30, M
    7 Responses Mar 9, 2011

    And I'm at 22 hours right now.

    .. Whose with me?
    theShamanDon theShamanDon
    26-30, M
    1 Response Sep 14, 2014
    richard2323 richard2323
    51-55, M
    Mar 4, 2014

    This week I've got 2 huge applications

    that I need to have in near completed states by Friday. I also have a weeks worth of coursework to do in the same time frame. Today I picked up six 5-hour-energy drinks, and from now to Friday, I'm going to do everything I possibly can to get this stuff done on time. I don't...
    CodeAllNight CodeAllNight
    18-21, M
    1 Response Aug 5, 2014

    I Did It Once I Will Not Do It Again

    i have stay awake for 32 hour it was very amazing in the end i could not stand up or walk or talk i will not do it again
    onesrs133 onesrs133
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Mar 9, 2011
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 2, 2014

    Nightmares

    Over the summer I started to get really sick feeling. I'd go to sleep and have this reoccuring nightmare. I'd never remember it once I woke up but I'd stay up about 3-5 days straight trying to avoid it. I hated not sleeping but I knew if I slept the same fate would be waiting for...
    TheRisingPhoenix TheRisingPhoenix
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jan 5, 2013

    "i Can Stay Awake More Than 24 Hrs Straight"

    Sometimes I find it so easy to stay awake more than 24 Hrs straight. I've done it countless times, but after it, I know I'll get a really good sleep. I'll just sleep 'til I wake. Sometimes I just do it over again and again. That's the advantage of working for oneself as I do not...
    cndrewdrvr8 cndrewdrvr8
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jun 24, 2011
    Booyeah80 Booyeah80
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Mar 4, 2014

    Oh Yes...

    I can stay up for more than 24 hours straight. I love pulling an all nighter. I use to do it a LOT when I first Joined Ep. I would go to school in the morning, come home, do homework, cook dinner, spend some time with family, and than when everyone would go to bed, I would go on...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 26, 2013

    I do it a lot I'm not suppose to

    but I stay up on ep and lay in my bed at night and I listen to a lot of music
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree
    13-15, F
    1 Response Sep 13, 2014

    But not too often coz I go bat **** crazy,

    but my night guy couldn't make it and there was no one to cover so I was up
    calmj calmj
    26-30, M
    Mar 4, 2014

    Done It Many Times

    I used to work 2 jobs and so I had a pretty chaotic schedule- lots of overtime, lots of times where I would be scheduled a double shift at one job, then have to turn right around after that and do a shift at the second job. It actually didn't affect me until about a year later...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 11, 2010

    I have currently been up

    for about 25 hours straight right now.
    Raptax231 Raptax231
    22-25, M
    Sep 13, 2014

    I don't like doing it,

    but I can pull it off like a boss!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 30, 2014

    I am a functioning insomniac .

    My brain doesnt recognize day and night.
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 13, 2014

    24 Hours

    I don't like to do it, but i have done it before. So yeah i can stay up for 24 hours. I've done 72-80 hours before. I have also slept for 48 hours before as well.
    Arorin Arorin
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Feb 6, 2010

    Semi-regularly ..

    .. I tend to overbook my life. I'll be getting home thinking, "Sleep!" Only to be reminded I'm supposed to be somewhere else. I dont think I've gone a week this year without staying up at least a whole day. I'm supposed to go to work in two hours. I wont get any sleep...
    Phreeek Phreeek
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 20, 2009

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