What Would Happen If You Didn’t Sleep?

What happens if you don’t sleep? Surely, most of us as teens or college students have asked the question, “How long can you stay awake?” at sleepovers, “all-nighters,” and events, but was that really bad for us? What happens when you don’t sleep, as far as the effects on your body, organs, and systems? We’ve created a sleep deprivation timeline based on scientific studies and personal accounts of sleeplessness record-holders like Randy Gardner, showing what typically happens to one’s body after hours, days, and even weeks of no sleep. Spoiler alert: Going without sleep can be pretty alarming!

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