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Christopher

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Are there any benefits of sleep deprivation?
« on: 22/03/2009 13:30:02 »
Christopher asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Can there be any benefit of me going 2 straight days without sleep. If I was
doing research for a paper due for example.  If I at the 2nd night went to sleep at normal hour and woke the next day without issues to carry on with the week without a hitch, well could I have increased my brain and or bodies overall capacity in some way.

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What do you think?


 

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Are there any benefits of sleep deprivation?
« Reply #1 on: 22/03/2009 13:58:30 »
No.



But I suggest you try the experiment... and let me know after what day did the 'head voices' start (mine was day four)
 

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« Reply #2 on: 22/03/2009 21:32:25 »
I guess you could do it to save money on recreational drugs.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 23/03/2009 03:58:23 »
You don't forget stuff more easily?
 

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« Reply #4 on: 23/03/2009 08:39:45 »
I guess you could do it to save money on recreational drugs.

LOL..Yeah it makes you nuts with a cherry on top!
 

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« Reply #5 on: 23/03/2009 08:41:36 »
You forget them completely and even if you remember you can't tell weather they were real or not...
 

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