Morvan’s would make this easier
For a lack of a better term, I am a slack ass (I am too lazy look up a better term). I am not working because I am a school nurse and I have the summers off. Given the circumstances of my original employment I was not sure if I should search for a summer job or a different place of employment. I have acquired neither.
With a lack of a job and plenty of spare time I have decided to embark on an experiment. I am going to see how long I can go without sleep. My intention is to see how long I can go without sleep although I will cease if my overt safety becomes an issue. Or I get a job interview.
I say experiment but this is hardly an experiment. Experiments test observations and investigate questions. Experiments consider noble pursuits like finding the structure of insulin, presenting theories of economic equilibrium, or why you can only fold paper in half seven times. This is more akin to an Iron Man. I am curious to see how long I can go rather than what happens if I go so long. I will monitor my physiology and my ability to play Brain Age – clearly there are no real metrics. It’s ok, as this is not a real experiment.
I do not expect to break the eleven day record. Guinness no longer recognizes any attempt to break the record although they do produce delicious stout. The only people to have died from a lack of sleep had a rare familial disorder (fatal familial insomnia). For everyone else who does not have a rare, prion related sleep disorder it appears you can stay up as long as you can endure without the side effect of death. My intent is to simply see how long I can go without a visit from Morpheus. My personal record is 72 hours. Typically anything longer than 72 hours requires extreme will and my thinking slows down like a computer with a virus. At this point in time I presume sleep is a better idea rather than further forcing my brain to do . . . you know – things.
Thus far, I have been awake a little bit more than 24 hours.