Monday, May 08, 2006

Useless Trivia

A person will die from total lack of sleep sooner than from starvation. Death will occur about 10 days without sleep, while starvation takes a few weeks.

7 comments:

GetFlix said...

I am the biggest fan of sleep.

ffleur said...

ahh, sleep, perchance to dream...

Pope-rah said...

With those odds, why isn't half of Hollywood dead? Those bitches must be sneakin' in some naps we don't know about.

Ryan said...

I spent some time in the navy.. I'm not so sure that's true. :)

LA said...

pope-rah, they all sleep until 2 in the afternoon.

I worked graveyard shift for a year, and I thought I was going to die.

ffleur said...

My sister worked as an RN for 20 years: 4 days on, 5 days off, 4 days on, 2 day off....

And the shifts were 12 hours. Either beginning at 7:30 AM or 7:30 PM

She now has Chronic Fatigue, Insomnia and Fibramyagia.

You can't screw around with sleep! Because your body will fall apart.

PixieGaf said...

There was a famous experiment done years ago where doctors tried to evaluate what lack of sleep does to a person. Needless to say after three days they needed to terminated the experiment because the subject was hallucinating and trying to kill himself. Lack of Sleep does some serious damage to your mental stability.