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I Can Stay Awake More Than 24 Hrs Straight

Share your story if you stay awake continuously for more than 24 hrs straight. 632 People

    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

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    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

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    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 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 13, 2014

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    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

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    I don't like doing it,

    but I can pull it off like a boss!
    3Dogmatic 3Dogmatic 36-40, M Sep 30, 2014

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    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

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    littleka littleka 16-17, F Aug 28, 2014

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    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 2, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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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

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    Quite Easily

    I stay awake all weekend regularly. Being a big eater must help a lot, as does keeping myself occupied with a good game and/or movie(s) and a pile of food. My personal record is over 60 hours, but I was losing lucidity.
    GhostInTheFog GhostInTheFog 18-21, F 10 Responses Mar 30, 2010

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    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

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    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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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    And I'm at 22 hours right now.

    .. Whose with me?
    theShamanDon theShamanDon 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 14, 2014

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    I have currently been up

    for about 25 hours straight right now.
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M Sep 13, 2014

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    Booyeah80 Booyeah80 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 4, 2014

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    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

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    "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

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    I am a functioning insomniac .

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

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    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

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    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
    JalenFrankie616 JalenFrankie616 13-15, F Apr 22

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    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

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    My Record Is 3 Days

    Of staying awake.  My hallucinations after 48 hours were bad though.  This is not something I recommend anybody do!
    MeisterWolf MeisterWolf 18-21, M 5 Responses Nov 10, 2009

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    richard2323 richard2323 46-50, M Mar 4, 2014

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