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planespotterx
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Setting Myself A Challenge

Mon Jul 12, 2004 5:53 am

Whilst I have some time off-work, im setting myself a goal to achieve, to spend a whole week (268 hours) without sleeping.
I know it sounds crazy, but ive always wanted to "push" myself, into achieveing something.
I mean ive tried it for 3 days, and that was bad, but never a week before...anyone got any ideas on how to kill the time, or things to do..
Its not the fall that kills u, its the sudden stop at the end..
 
LHMark
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RE: Setting Myself A Challenge

Mon Jul 12, 2004 5:54 am

Hmm, sounds like something I could write a short story about.

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RE: Setting Myself A Challenge

Mon Jul 12, 2004 5:57 am

It will kill you.
 
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RE: Setting Myself A Challenge

Mon Jul 12, 2004 6:00 am

Just returned from holiday in Scotland, dont go to Prestwick!

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wietse
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RE: Setting Myself A Challenge

Mon Jul 12, 2004 6:00 am

Dude, find something else. This is seriously NOT good for you.

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planespotterx
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RE: Setting Myself A Challenge

Mon Jul 12, 2004 6:03 am

Its really to see how id shape up if I was ever in a hostage situation, Ive tried the white noise (whilst standing for 5 hours) before (lol I had the house to myself,) I just want to say "ive done it" you know..I mean not everyones crazy enougth to stay awake 268 hours lol (starting in 2hrs time)..
Its not the fall that kills u, its the sudden stop at the end..
 
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RE: Setting Myself A Challenge

Mon Jul 12, 2004 6:06 am

I like looking at a white wall for about three days. It seems to make the time pass rather well. Then the fourth day change color and you will trip out.

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RE: Setting Myself A Challenge

Mon Jul 12, 2004 6:09 am

What Wietse said!!!! IF You succeed, you'll be screwed up for a month. Don't believe us? Ask a doctor.
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RE: Setting Myself A Challenge

Mon Jul 12, 2004 6:11 am

Wellhung did the no sleeping thing a while abck and we all know how he turned out.  Big grin
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planespotterx
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RE: Setting Myself A Challenge

Mon Jul 12, 2004 6:11 am

Howd u mean screwed up?, surely if I take things one at a time, there should be no problems?
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Planespotterx

Mon Jul 12, 2004 6:22 am

Sleep deprivation can lead to permanent health damage beyond a certain point (even death). I´ve not gone quite that far, but believe me, it´s a really, really bad idea.

No kidding.
 
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RE: Setting Myself A Challenge

Mon Jul 12, 2004 6:29 am

If you really want to push yourself into doing something, why not choose something a bit safer? Like getting to know 20 new people, or visiting 5 places you've never been before...something along those lines.

Not sleeping for a week will just make you feel like sh*te and as others have said, is really not good for you - do something positive instead mate.
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planespotterx
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RE: Setting Myself A Challenge

Mon Jul 12, 2004 6:32 am

lol the whole point is to see how id be like in a hostage situation (im not going to say to my kidnappers to treat me more "positively" am I lol)...
I know its going to be hard, and maybe Ill suffer, but its what its all about..to "re-create" the effects hostages feel..
Its not the fall that kills u, its the sudden stop at the end..
 
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RE: Setting Myself A Challenge

Mon Jul 12, 2004 6:36 am

It's possible.. did you see that programme on Channel 4 last year? Can't remember what it's called... I'll go on Google  Laugh out loud

Edit: Shattered
http://www.channel4.com/entertainment/tv/microsites/S/shattered/index.html

Though they were watched 24 hours a day so that they could be monitored..

Tom

[Edited 2004-07-11 23:38:26]
 
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Planespotterx

Mon Jul 12, 2004 6:36 am

Many hostages suffer for the rest of their lives from it (mentally and physically). It´s not something you need to experience just for "fun".

Your body will tell you to stop - and it will be right.
 
planespotterx
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RE: Setting Myself A Challenge

Mon Jul 12, 2004 6:38 am

Im not saying im doing it for "fun", im doing it to see and experience what its like to go through that..
Its not the fall that kills u, its the sudden stop at the end..
 
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RE: Setting Myself A Challenge

Mon Jul 12, 2004 6:42 am

Why do you think sleep deprivation is considered torture? If you do this to yourself against the will of your body, you're endangering your health. When your body tells you to sleep, you need to sleep. I'm not talking about three days without sleep, but one week must be too much.
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RE: Setting Myself A Challenge

Mon Jul 12, 2004 6:43 am

Actually 1 week=168 hours. Wouldn't want you to go 268 and only take credit for a week.  Wink/being sarcastic
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planespotterx
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RE: Setting Myself A Challenge

Mon Jul 12, 2004 6:46 am

lol, must have typed in the wrong number, hey its less then hours than i realised lol...
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RE: Setting Myself A Challenge

Mon Jul 12, 2004 6:50 am

Why on earth would you want to see what you'd be like in a hostage situation?? I'm sure that people who've been in that unfortunate situation would say that there's a bit more to it than being deprived of sleep for a week. For goodness sake, use your precious time off work for something a bit more constructive!
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RE: Setting Myself A Challenge

Mon Jul 12, 2004 6:53 am

Why not try something less risky, like jumping out of a helicopter with (or perhaps without) a parachute? Or a nice round of Russian Roulette?

Seriously though, I wouldn't try a stunt like that - even if it's for the glamorous goal of being able to say "I did that" - without a doctor around... what you're trying to do is dangerous, and it cause severe medical problems.

If you're still going ahead with it, read this - and rethink the idea once more...
http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/bb/neuro/neuro01/web3/Ledoux.html

Good luck - if you do go ahead, you'll need it.
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Shawn Patrick
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RE: Setting Myself A Challenge

Mon Jul 12, 2004 7:01 am

This is so damn funny. Hehe.
 
dl757md
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RE: Setting Myself A Challenge

Mon Jul 12, 2004 7:15 am

From the article that Leskova linked...

Although the longest a human has remained awake was eleven days rats that are continually deprived of sleep die within two to five weeks, generally due to their severely weakened immune system

If you stick with the 268 hours in your original post you'd beat the record by 4 hours!
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RE: Setting Myself A Challenge

Mon Jul 12, 2004 8:12 am

Do you have a bomb shelter in your house too? Who the hell practices for being taken hostage?

If you do go through with it, do NOT drive anywhere. Its as bad as driving drunk.
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RE: Setting Myself A Challenge

Mon Jul 12, 2004 8:15 am

By the way, you could also try holding your breath for twenty minutes, just to experience how a hostage would feel if suffocated.
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planespotterx
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RE: Setting Myself A Challenge

Mon Jul 12, 2004 8:15 am

I have a "toy gun" that I have, a small BB one (like a rifle), i put a scope on it, and a small laser-light thing lol.
Simulating being a snipe, I was lying in my garden 2 hours in the rain, before I finally took the shot..
I like to do "army" stuff on my own, because I cant go in the army for medical purposes, so the next best thing is to "act" like im in it lol..
It might seem childish to some, but it gives me discipline and respect for others.
Its not the fall that kills u, its the sudden stop at the end..
 
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RE: Setting Myself A Challenge

Mon Jul 12, 2004 12:18 pm

I did 93 hours once during finals week in college (belive me, I counted)...It was not fun. I was pretty well screwed up for a month after that.
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RE: Setting Myself A Challenge

Mon Jul 12, 2004 12:22 pm

Rob, are you crazy??? Believe me....it is not good for your health and you may suffer the effects for the rest of your life.

Your only 16 - 20 can you not find something else that would be more beneficial to do??? Your only young........and seem to have a very creative mind...you should be able to come up with something that will not physically or mentally have a long-term effect on you??

Phyllis  Wink/being sarcastic

[Edited 2004-07-12 05:23:13]
 
JAL777
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RE: Setting Myself A Challenge

Mon Jul 12, 2004 12:22 pm

I did about 100 hours on a trip to Asia... I ate nothing and drank only Coca-Cola... I slept the entire flight home and the next 23 hours.  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Setting Myself A Challenge

Wed Jul 14, 2004 5:54 am

This will kill you! Nuf said!

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RE: Setting Myself A Challenge

Wed Jul 14, 2004 6:00 am

some people are TOO bored. if you want a challenge find something healthy. how about trying to visit the northern and southern end of the british island within a week without using any transportation except your feet and trying to get lifts?
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RE: Setting Myself A Challenge

Wed Jul 14, 2004 6:06 am

Re: Its really to see how id shape up if I was ever in a hostage situation

Oh my God - Planespotterx is actually Garth from "The Office" !

You're mad - seriously, you will damage yourself doing this. As for the pretend army thing, well I suppose its good to have a hobby, but honestly, its a bit creepy. Perhaps a book club, or a girlfriend ?

I'm just messing with you, whatever floats your boat, have fun - but sleep as well.
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RE: Setting Myself A Challenge

Wed Jul 14, 2004 7:06 am

Just one comment from my Pluchette, Planespotterx :



cheers,

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RE: Setting Myself A Challenge

Wed Jul 14, 2004 7:37 am

wheat and dairy can screw up your brain
 
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RE: Setting Myself A Challenge

Wed Jul 14, 2004 7:42 am

I did one of those things once. Me and my friend walked 55 km during night time and ended being awake for 48 hrs.

With that in mind, I dare say you should get a decent hobby... Big grin

Anyways, I understand the "thing" you have for doing these kinda things. I'm a little like that too. But hey, try being awake for, let's say 3 days and then move on to staying awake for longer periods of time.

all the best

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RE: Setting Myself A Challenge

Wed Jul 14, 2004 8:16 am

Sleep deprivation can lead to permanent health damage beyond a certain point (even death). I´ve not gone quite that far, but believe me, it´s a really, really bad idea.

No kidding.


Apparently some who have gone done this path have ended up dreaming about discovering the location of Iraq's WMDs.May their souls rest in peace.

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