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What is the world record for staying in bed the longest?
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how long has someone stayed in bed?
how long has someone been in their bed asleep or awake the longest?
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Thai Ngoc, born 1942, has been awake for 33 years or 11,700 nights, according to Vietnamese news organization Thanh Nien. Year 1964 - Randy Gardner, 17 years old, still holds a Guinness world record for the longest period of time a human being has gone without sleep. 264 hours of sleeplessness ( nosleep )
Longest period without sleep
Depending on how one defines sleep, there are several people who can claim the record for having gone the longest without sleep.
1. Thai Ngoc, born 1942, has been awake for 33 years or 11,700 nights, according to Vietnamese news organization Thanh Nien. It was said that Ngoc acquired the ability to go without sleep after a bout of fever in 1973, but other reports indicate he stopped sleeping in 1976 with no known trigger. At the time of the Thanh Nien report, Ngoc suffered from no apparent ill effect (other than a minor decline in liver function), was mentally sound and could carry 100 kg of pig feed down a 4 km road, but another report indicates that he was healthy before the sleepless episode but that now he was not feeling well because of the lack of sleep.
2. Randy Gardner holds the Guinness World Record for intentionally having gone the longest without sleep. In 1965, Gardner, then 18, stayed awake for 264 hours (about 11 days) for a high school science project.He experienced significant deficits in concentration, motivation, perception and other higher mental processes during his sleep deprivation. However, he recovered normal cognitive functions after a few nights' sleep.
3. On May 25, 2007 the BBC reported that Tony Wright beat the Guinness World Record by staying awake for 11 days and nights. The Guinness Book of Records has, however, withdrawn its backing of a sleep deprivation class because of the associated health risks.
4. People born with the rare genetic disorder Morvan?s fibrillary chorea or Morvan's syndrome can go without sleep for several months at a time. Michel Jouvet and his colleagues in Lyon, France, studied a 27-year-old man and found he had virtually no sleep over a period of several months. During that time he did not feel sleepy or tired and did not show any disorders of mood, memory, or anxiety. Nevertheless, nearly every night between 9:00 and 11:00 p.m., he experienced a 20 to 60-minute period of auditory, visual, olfactory, and somesthetic (sense of touch) hallucinations, as well as pain and vasoconstriction in his fingers and toes.In recent investigations, Morvan's syndrome has been attributed to serum antibodies directed against specific potassium ion (K+) channels in cell and nerve membranes.
5. There have been various, though largely unsubstantiated, claims by 'tweakers' (methamphetamine addicts) that with the aid of methamphetamine, have gone without sleep for periods of up to 2 weeks. Users reportedly experience severe auditory and visual hallucinations descending rapidly into methamphetamine psychosis.
after night of drinking jack and drinking 4 differnet kinds of brew, only (imported). i yes thats me slept for 19 and 3/4 hours non stop. just awake use bathroom smoke a couple and right bake under for additional 4 1/2. weakened like don says.
i think its 3 years
i fell asleep 4 4 hours and i think 26 hours