posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 06:22 PM
Let me tell you what you CAN go 12 DAYS with out sleep! Then you pass out and don't wake up for 28 hours or so.
THAT happened to me last summer when I had a blood vessel leak in my head. It wasn't the blood vessel that did it, it was the PAIN. Being I was in a
bad situation they couldn't give me ANYTHING to knock me out they had to wait till I did it naturally.
But as far as going several days without sleep I had lots of practice before hand as I have not slept for more than a few hours at a time for almost
13 years now. (might have led to why I stayed up for 12 days mind you )
After you have been doing it for so long your internal clock gets reset so to say. When you get older you also don't sleep as much either! There is
some food for thought.
I have a neurologist due to having epilepsy and I tell you what the ONLY time I have slept more than a few hours at once is when he has had to dose
me for a severe seizure. I still heal and function like everyone else. I can exercise, do yard work, garden and even go hiking! The only "not
normal" thing about me is I sleep a "maximum" of 4 hours in 24 on a good day! If you can't sleep and don't have a medical reason for it there are
plenty of things you can do to supplement for it.
Not every human being is wired the same and more times than not the problem stems from them being constantly told there is a problem! When that
stopped for me guess what happened? It didn't bother me in the least and I could function normally. They stopped with the you HAVE to sleep 8+ hours
a night and stopped trying to shove DRUGS on me. My neurologist told me I was just wired different and we where going to stop the over kill
treatments. I was just fine from that point on!
That poor guy needs to shut them out; get a real good neurologist to make sure he is "okay"; then go about getting a good diet and rest periods
After about 3-4 months he will be operating just fine and be as normal as the next person. The only thing that will make them different from one
another is he DOESN'T need 8+ hours of sleep a night. It really is over rated anyway!
We get to see a whole lot more than the average person