21st November 2019

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Can I die from lack of sleep?

It's possible that given enough time, sleep deprivation can kill you. While no human being is known to have died from staying awake, animal research strongly suggests it could happen. In the 1980s, a University of Chicago researcher named Allan Rechtschaffen conducted a series of groundbreaking experiments on rats.

How long can you go without sleep and still function?

When you go without sleep for 20 to 25 hours, your performance impairment is similar to that of someone with a blood alcohol level of 0.10 percent. At 36, 48, and 72 hours without sleep, your body and your mind begin operating in altered states that put your health, and your life, at risk.
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