Would we lose our mind without sleep?

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Call me Z Profile
Call me Z answered

....And how!    😱

There are a multitude of physical and mental ill effects from prolonged insomnia, which itself is considered a symptom of mental illness. In fact, forced sleep deprivation is an age-old form of torture.

Zack -  Mr. GenXer Profile

That's exactly what would happen. Although, I don't feel like quoting any sources.

Matt Radiance Profile
Matt Radiance answered

Many effects.

-Redness of the eyes -Decreasing focus -The itching and burning in the eyes -Tiredness of the body's tissues -Dismiss in internal activities -Nearly dryness of the eyes -Nausea -Headache -Darkness below the eyes -Buzzing feelings throughout the body -Becoming vulnerable -Lack of strength in memorization -Becoming grumpy -Losing the grip and temper -Lack of speed in sending and receiving information in our brain -Face losing it's natural memo -Lack of quality in body tissues and organs such as nails, hairs and skin.

ect  . .  . .  .

Before many of these happens, your body forces you to sleep. If you ignore or keep being awake due special circumstances, specially if it be (due survival mechanism) it'll be less effect at the moment but it'll catch up later when the occasion is gone.

So one way or another yes! We lose our mind!!!

otis campbell Profile
otis campbell answered

I already lost my mind because of no sleep my doctor gives me meds to make me sleep

Bikergirl Anonymous Profile

Sleep deprivation can cause a lot of very serious physical, emotional, mental and even physiological  issues.

Pepper pot Profile
Pepper pot answered

You can die from no sleep, they don't actually know why although lab tests point to toxic chemical build up. I watched a programme on this the other day.

While we sleep our brain cells shrink making it more efficient for our cerebrospinal fluid, which increases during sleep, to wash away toxic chemicals. One of the waste products removed from the brain during sleep is beta amyloid, this substance forms sticky plaques associated with disease. Sleep disturbance is associated with Alzheimer's and all other diseases associated with dementia.

When we are awake the beta amyloid builds up, when we sleep it decreases. Now they are looking at ways to improve the clearance of beta amyloid by improving sleep in order to help prevent amyloidosis that they think can lead to Alzheimer's disease."

Here are some links of the touch the truck tests where contestants touch a car and whoever manages it for the longest wins, which means no sleep. Many contestants dropped out due to hallucinations.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-30679/Eco-warrior-wins-Touch-The-Truck.html

http://www.odditycentral.com/news/man-wins-bmw-after-keeping-his-hand-glued-to-it-for-87-hours.html

Tris Fray Potter Profile

I read an article (not the one below, but same person) on this boy who stayed awake for 11 days, and it was not good...

http://www.sciencealert.com/watch-here-s-what-happened-when-a-teenager-stayed-awake-for-11-days-straight

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