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Have You Ever Stayed Up All Night...  
User currently offlineSenorcarnival From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3893 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.

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User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3890 times:

All night? Lad, after 10 minutes I'm wasted!

Signed,
Banco



One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3879 times:

Quoting Senorcarnival (Thread starter):
for academic or professional reasons?

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!

Kieron747


User currently offlineAg92 From India, joined Jul 2006, 1317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3868 times:

I once woke up all night due to a test the day after. I really wanted to ace the test. In the end I only managed fourth due to silly mistakes

Cheers


User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5525 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3868 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!

Kieron747

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


User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5182 posts, RR: 33
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3864 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.

I slept for about 48 hours after that Big grin



That'll teach you
User currently offlineClogman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3861 times:

Quoting Senorcarnival (Thread starter):
...for academic or professional reasons?

Does drinking count as a professional reason??


User currently offlineSenorcarnival From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3857 times:

Quoting Clogman (Reply 6):
Does drinking count as a professional reason??

If you get paid to drink, then yes.  Smile


User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3852 times:

Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 2):
Nervous, paranoid, and hallucinating. Never, ever again!

Hasn't worn off yet then? Big grin

Andy  old 



Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional
User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3852 times:

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 4):
And how many days did you sleep after that?

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!

I'm glad all that is over! Nowadays, I wouldn't even consider an all nighter, but luckily I wouldn't really have to do it anyway, unless it was for travel or leisure purpose.  Wink

Kieron747


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3841 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.

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3817 times:

Quoting Senorcarnival (Thread starter):
...for academic or professional reasons? Or all day for those who work nights...

It used to be my job to stay up all night.

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.


User currently offlineAzoresLover From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 759 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3808 times:
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Oh, yeah...

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.
User currently offlineDon81603 From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 1185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3801 times:

The first time I went to Australia, I was awake from 6AM Tuesday to 6AM Thursday CDT. Still had a hard time getting to sleep.

Other than that, it's quite common for me to sleep during the day and be up working most of the night. Less traffic on the roads and I can make good time.



Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3772 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3789 times:

Everytime I have exams. A few thousand volts of caffeine and I'm good to go.

Cheers
Mats



Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11708 posts, RR: 60
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3778 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.

Dan Smile



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User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3763 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.

[Edited 2006-09-28 15:10:38]

User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13198 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3758 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.

User currently offlineCadet985 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1670 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3752 times:

I've pulled all-nighters twice.....both were spent packing up my dorm at the end of the school year so I could go home. Maybe this year I'll actually remember to start packing a few days in advance.

Marc


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3713 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.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4763 posts, RR: 30
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3705 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...  tired 

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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User currently offlineKazzie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3701 times:

Several times..

All nighters.. for the sake of it
Drinking
or working


User currently offlineJetMech From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 2699 posts, RR: 53
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3693 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.

[Edited 2006-09-28 19:05:42]

[Edited 2006-09-28 19:06:47]

[Edited 2006-09-28 19:08:39]


JetMech split the back of his pants. He can feel the wind in his hair.
User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3677 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.

[Edited 2006-09-28 19:16:34]

User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4124 posts, RR: 11
Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3658 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.


25 Sv2008 : I've done several all nighters a univesity. It's not ideal, but the work needs to be done, it needs to be done!
26 Mdsh00 : 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
27 Post contains images IFEMaster : 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
28 F9Animal : 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
29 Aerobalance : yes, and for partying and other stuff - the night time is the right time.
30 Post contains images BMIFlyer : I've done it a few times yes. Lee
31 Post contains images FlyMIA : Well niether were academic or professional but once I only slept 1 hours from 6am to 7am. Woke up the mourning before at 7am. But that afternoon was t
32 SkySurfer : I've pulled one or two all nighters whenn i've been out at a few shows watchin the guys play, but i never plan on being up more than 24 hours at any g
33 Boeing744 : Not really a professional reason, but when I went to Cuba, I was awake for a very long time... I woke up at 700 PST, went to school until 1500, caught
34 FriendlySkies : I go to Georgia Tech...'nuff said...
35 Post contains images LOT767-300ER : Dont worry Andy..soon you will be going to sleep for way more than 48hrs
36 AA61Hvy : Never. I would study from morning to night so I wouldn't have to be up all night. I knew if I did stay up all night studying, I'd be too tired to reme
37 FutureUALpilot : At work this summer it happened frequently, since we worked graveyard out at KSAN, and there have been many school related all nighters thus far in my
38 AsstChiefMark : I've been awake for 48 hours many times. My record is about 70 hours. After a while, you're too tired to sleep. You go to bed and nothing happens. The
39 ANCFlyer : All the time, I'm awake 30 hours now . . . my record was Desert Storm, recently was awake 51 hours when I flew to CID to visit my daughter.
40 EWRCabincrew : All the time. I work red-eyes (well every one of our European departures is a red-eye) at elast once a week (if not more). My record is 72 hours awake
41 Gilligan : Airborne Rangers own the night. Used to work for ups. Went in at 10pm sometimes didn't leave till 6am.
42 Post contains images Fbgdavidson : A few times....never for more than one night though. I was in the US and had a family emergency so flew back to the UK last minute in Y. Couldn't slee
43 HAWK21M : Maximum without rest was 46hrs during a big AOG situation.Was too tired thereafter & just could not Sleep for a few hrs. regds MEL
44 Post contains images ShyFlyer : When I was in training for a past job as a Correctional Officer, I had many late night shifts. Though no more than 8 hours at a time, I did work duri
45 BristolFlyer : A few friends and I went out in Vegas and stumbled back to the hotel at 7am - weird going back with the sun rising and people going to work.
46 Post contains images Comorin : No wonder you are looking for a good flashlight!
47 AerospaceFan : The advent of daylight after a long night's worth of work (or play) is quite vile, I've always found. It's unusual, but I'm glad that I'm not the onl
48 Post contains images HAWK21M : Still looking for an Effective Rain Wear too regds MEL
49 Speedbirdie : Urrrrr yeh, last night i did... naaaasty.... Me and my mate were playfighting drunk in his room and we hear a 'crack' then get spewed in blood. Turns
50 Post contains images CURLYHEADBOY : Every week, 2 days a week...
51 DIJKKIJK : A number of times... My job as a scientist involved doing experiments at one of Europe's most highly used facilities. So when we got time, it was alwa
52 Post contains images Captaink : I used to work on the airport, and there was a period I had a shift that started at 3:30, which meant I had to get up at about 2:15.. which meant I ha
53 EMBQA : I've done several 24+ hours shifts. Just this April I was up nearly 27 hours with out sleep, and in 1998 I went close to 32hrs... with just a short ca
54 Captaink : But because we are almost constantly doing something, it takes a while to register that hey, I havent slept in a while. At least that is how it was w
55 Wrighbrothers : I've done one or 2. Once, last summer I had bad insomnia. I woke up at about 10am on a friday, went through the whole day, and just stayed up all nigh
56 AAden : I wanted to try and pull an all nighter ever since I was around 14 I would stay up until about 5am watching tv and fall alseep about 3 hours short! sa
57 Post contains images Saxdiva : I'm naturally a night person, so all-nighters aren't all that unusual for me. But I've learned the hard way that it isn't good idea to drive after bei
58 Lfutia : Nope havent done it yet. Although I once got 45 minutes of sleep for the whole day but i couldnt decide whether to throw up or pass out because i need
59 Kieron747 : Well, for me it took 3 years and 3 months in the lab (chemistry) and then another year to write the damn thing! Having siad that, I know people that
60 Rolfen : I stayed up all night for other reasons too... sometimes worries...
61 HAWK21M : About what. regds MEL
62 TransIsland : It depends. If you were just drinking, then I'd say no. But if you were conducting research on how alcohol can improve the physical appearance of una
63 Senorcarnival : I can't really tell you the biological reason behind it, but in my experience, you just have to stay busy after a while otherwise you'll fall asleep.
64 Post contains images PlymSpotter : I didn't mean to, but in the end I managed to get no sleep last night. No idea why, went to bed but I just couldn't seem to drift off, must be one of
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