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What would happen if we did not sleep?

  1. pinappu profile image79
    pinappuposted 5 years ago

    What would happen if we did not sleep?

    Is sleep 100% necessary for our survival ? What would happen if we did not sleep for.. say 1 week ? Will we die? What do you say about it?


  2. lburmaster profile image83
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    You will not die, but it is definately not pretty. Studies have been done to see what the human body will respond like. Many individuals have seen hallucinations, suffered severe mental stress, and are difficult to contain.

  3. mikejhca profile image91
    mikejhcaposted 5 years ago

    Your body does most of its healing while you are in deep sleep.  So if you did not sleep it would take a lot longer for your body to heal.  If you did not sleep for a week you would be in rough shape.  Your immune system would not work as well and you would not have very much energy.  It would be hard for you to concentrate and you would have trouble remembering things.  Assuming you did not die from a heart attack or get sick and die because of an impaired immune system and stress I think you would still be alive.

    It would probably take 2 weeks or more to die from a lack of sleep.  However they would pass out long before they died from a lack of sleep. The person is not going to be able to function properly.  If other people were not around to protect them the person could accidentally die or die of starvation.  A person that goes without sleep for a long time is going to turn into a crazy person with very little energy.  They could easily walk in front of traffic or something.

  4. Deepak Chaturvedi profile image71
    Deepak Chaturvediposted 5 years ago

    It woule be a harmful act and torture with your brain and body as a whole try to do practical,just go to without sleep one whole you would find the difference.It would be difficult you to recall some names as well as  places.You would not die but could not behave like a normal person.Sleep necessory because it gives not ony relex to your body but also repairs your broken tissues.