Senorcarnival From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3669 times:
...for academic or professional reasons? Or all day for those who work nights...
Tonight is the first time that I've stayed up all night for school or work. I don't want a medal or anything since this was mostly self-inflicted because I procrastinated til 9pm when I saw the 930am test is 25% of my final grade.
I've used yellow jackets (their official name is swarm) and drank lots of water (I think close to a gallon by now) since these pills apparently dehydrate the crap out of you, to make this possible. I had already read the chapters and taken notes, but by 9pm I realized that I really hadn't learned much just by taking notes without reviewing them so I'm not exactly expecting that miracles will happen from studying like this but I'd just like to hear some other stories of fellow A.netters who have sacrificed a night's sleep for academic or professional excellence.
VHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5519 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3644 times:
Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 2): When writing my Ph.D thesis. I was awake from Sunday morning until Thursday afternoon if I recall correctly. No sleep whatsoever, and I couldn't eat either as I was so stressed.
At the end of this session I was a complete wreck. Nervous, paranoid, and hallucinating. Never, ever again!
And how many days did you sleep after that?
Quoting Senorcarnival (Thread starter): I'd just like to hear some other stories of fellow A.netters who have sacrificed a night's sleep for academic or professional excellence.
I did this when I had to do my law exam recently and won't do it again its very hard to concentrate and to stay focused
Nighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5083 posts, RR: 35
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3640 times:
I once did 48 hours without sleep back at uni.
I awoke at 2pm one friday afternoon, as all good students should do. That night we all went out on the town, and arrived home at 4am. A friend and I sat watching dvds all night, and didnt bother sleeping. Then the saturday night we went out, and again arrived home at 4am. I then realised if I stayed awake until 2pm I would have been awake for 48 hours. My friend made it till about 9am before collapsing......... I made it through to 2pm on the sunday, then went to bed.
Thom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11951 posts, RR: 49
Reply 10, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3617 times:
During my "Russetid" (celebration period towards the end of upper secondary school in Norway) I was part of the team who were to make the school's "Russeavis." A newspaper full of made up stories and other funny things related mainly to the school. (i.e. making fun of teachers).
Well, we were running a bit late, and so a few days before deadline, we started working really hard. At least one entire night was spent working on the newspaper, although as we got overtired in the end we didn't get all that much work done.
Then as the sunrise came through the windows, we got ready for another day of school. (awake for 28 hours, and going to school, great idea.) But along the way we stopped at two of our teachers' houses and woke them up with loud music, while doing aerobics exercises in their front yard. (One of them was obsessed with aerobics.)
The following day at school was... hard.
I have not been up all night during parties as far as I can remember. I would be asleep by 5-6 AM.
"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
You think there are some odd people out during the day? Take your random pick of almost anyone out and about at four in the morning and you are almost guaranteed for entertainment that the finest Hollywood script writers can't make up.
AzoresLover From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 750 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3584 times:
At Ohio State working on my Bachelor's degree I pulled all-nighters at least twice a quarter. One time I did two in a row...man, was I wiped out that third day of classes with no sleep...I couldn't concentrate on anything, and kept sort of drifting off into a stupor. It definitely wasn't worth it.
Thank heavens that's over!!! Never again! Fortunately, I finished my Masters degree without having to pull any all-nighters!
Those who want to do something will find a way; those who don't will find an excuse.
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11559 posts, RR: 62
Reply 15, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3554 times:
All nighters are quite a regular occurrence for me, either because I'm doing work or I'm travelling. A few weeks ago I had to do three in the space of 6 days; first night I was on the road all night taking my grandparents 130 miles to an airport and then driving back, after that I had to wait up all day for a delivery and then drove a further 230 miles to Birmingham with friends. Slept well that night, but the following evening I spent the evening in a pub and then on a coach to LHR. Then a few days later I spent the night in Barcelona airport and didn't get any sleep then either.
Still, it doesn't really bother me doing an all nighter, the most difficult part is after about 25 hours awake when you feel really tired, but get through that and I can comfortable carry on until 40-45 hours.
...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
AirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3539 times:
Some emergency situations, like flooding,along with the 1989 earthquake in San Francisco, riots (think Rodney King) etc stayed up over 24 hours at a time, ditto for some events in the military. Never stayed up overnight for a school test, I figured if I didn't know it then whats the use, theory must have correct as I do have a Master's degree.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12818 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3534 times:
In my work as a legal assistant for law firms in NY City, I did a number or 'all nighters', not getting home until daybreak or one time about noon the next day, at work for over 26 hours. One time I did an all nighter, went to bed at about 8 am, woke up about 12:45 pm (about 5 hours later) to the news of the Oklahoma City Federal Building terror bombing. Not a nice thing to wake up to.
HAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31525 posts, RR: 57
Reply 19, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3489 times:
I work 5 nights/week on the Tarmac.On my Weekend offs I can't rest before 0300hrs.So I try to Study.Red Bull helps too.
Its over 15 yrs doing nights & its a routine now.
Make sure you sleep well in the day.
Carmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4748 posts, RR: 32
Reply 20, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3481 times:
Never pulled an all-nighter, but I was close once... I had already committed to help Mom with a college assignment, and kept telling myself "there's time tomorrow" for several days... until the due date was too damn close. So I sat at the computer all night reading and typing...
The only reason I went to sleep at 5:00 am just to wake up at 5:45, was that I was due for polygraph testing at work the next day. I spent the whole day feeling like crap, and the test didn't help either. And I couldn't finish the assignment... not that it was going to help me with my class!
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JetMech From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 2621 posts, RR: 53
Reply 22, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3469 times:
Yup, did plenty of all nighters doing Mechanical Engineering at uni. It was the only way to get all that work done. Anyway, back in the days I was working on cabin interiors of commercial jets, I often worked a 12 hour day shift from 6AM to 6PM on a Saturday, got home by 7PM, had a shower, dinner and was at my mates house by 8PM, went out all Saturday night and Sunday morning, and then went straight back to work the 6AM to 6PM 12 hour shift on Sunday . The funny thing was I often felt more tired on Saturday than Sunday! It was amazing how quickly my body grew completely intolerant of such abuse!
Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 9): I really can't remember. I was in a right state after submitting my thesis. A terrible sense of anti-climax and semi-depression after 5 years work and 60,000 words!
It doesn't take that long to get a PhD. does it Kieron747 ! I am considering doing one and was hoping to get it done in 3 years; 3.5 at most.
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JetMech split the back of his pants. He can feel the wind in his hair.
AerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3453 times:
Quoting Senorcarnival (Thread starter): Tonight is the first time that I've stayed up all night for school or work. I don't want a medal or anything since this was mostly self-inflicted because I procrastinated til 9pm when I saw the 930am test is 25% of my final grade.
I've pulled what they call "all-nighters" on many occasions, and particularly during college and post-graduate work. Here in the U.S., it's not that uncommon.
I think that most people might find it best, however, to review their work and make the necessary corrections after an appropriate period of rest.
Planesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4118 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3434 times:
I stayed up for around 60 hours back in December.
I woke up at 1pm on the Saturday, stayed up all night on Saturday (in town), stayed awake throughout the day on sunday, went to Dublin with some mates for the night, stayed up all night in Dublin, flew back the next morning, and spent the monday in London, got home at about 9pm, and yes, went straight to bed. I can't remember how long i slept for that night, but it was at least 15 hours.
Other than that, I have done a lot of all nighters. Whether I'm out in town, have no sleeping pattern (just sleep when i'm tired), watching the baseball, or just cannot be bothered to sleep. Although i have never stayed up all night to complete college work, i have stayed up until 3-4am many a time to do it.
: I've done several all nighters a univesity. It's not ideal, but the work needs to be done, it needs to be done!
: I've done it a few times but I really don't like to if it's before an exam. Though I'll be staying up all night many times in the future when I start
: When I was first getting my business up and running, all-nighters became something of a regular occurence for the first 12 to 18 months. When there we
: Yup! Actually as I type this, I have been up for 38 hours straight. Not only do I work graveyard, but today is technically my Saturday, and I have to
: yes, and for partying and other stuff - the night time is the right time.