Jump to content
CrazyBoards.org

How bad would it be to stay up for 60ish hours every week?


Recommended Posts

It's my natural sleep pattern. I don't like sleep. I don't need as much. And I comfortably stay awake for long periods of time. 

 

And I'm not hypo/manic right now nor mixed. So can't attribute it to that. I've always hated sleep since I was a child. 

 

How bad would it be to stay away for 60ish hours every week or every month? 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

As in, stay awake 60hrs consecutively?

 

If so - pretty bad.

 

It'll either affect your cognition to the point where you'll seem drunk, or you'll push yourself into a manic state.

 

It's not uncommon to be able to get by with less sleep than the usual 8hrs/night but no matter how much you don't like sleep, your body does need it. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It used to be "natural" for me to stay up days at a time.  I could only sleep every few days and I felt fine the whole time.  I can't handle it now, and from what I've seen happen to me during periods of extended sleep deprivation in the past couple of years, I doubt it was a good thing even when I was younger and it didn't seem to matter.

Edited by cara23
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Unless your employer is renumerating you really, really, really well for staying awake for extended periods with little or no sleep or you are running your own business,  I personally wouldn't want to risk my mental health. Sleep debt can never be repaid a few days later with longer sleep. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Personally I would not stay up for 60ish hours straight every week/month.  It would really affect my MI in terms of causing a hypo/manic or depressed state.  Knowing what it is like to get only a couple hours of sleep/day, I can't even imagine how I'd be doing 60ish hours.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

it's counterproductive if you're aiming for mental stability and recovery or maintenance of any of your MI. it can worsen every aspect of your mental and physical health and it definitely won't help your issues with cognitive decline. you should probably tell your pdoc about this.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...