How long can a person live without sleep?

Answer A good book to read about this is Sleep Thieves by Stanley Coren. He tells a few stories of people who tried to sustain wakefulness. One famous case is the disc jockey Peter Tripp who in 1959 staye... Read More »

Top Q&A For: How long can a person live without sleep

How long can you go without sleep before you get permanet brain dammage?

you can actually go several weeks without sleep before PERMANENT brain damage. two days of no sleep is just going to make you feel a little fuzzy until you get a real night's sleep.

Is dying the same as when they put you to sleep before surgery?

Can a person die of a heart attack in their sleep without feeling any pain?

Yes, people have what is called a "Silent Heart Attack" all the time, especially women. I am a cardiology nurse and we have had to inform many patients that they have had a silent MI. So, in our pr... Read More »

Does benadryl make you sleepy If so how long does it take before it kicks in And how long will i sleep?

Yes. It makes you sleepy. As a chronic insomniac I would take it to get sleepy. Except for prescription sleeping pills, which the doctors don't like to let you have on a nightly basis and due to th... Read More »