Strange but true: Could you stay awake 264 hours?
Q: What was different about healthy 17-year-old San Diego schoolboy Randy ... just 14 hours," says Graham Lawton in "New Scientist" magazine. Gardner took no stimulants during his "wakeathon" but did have people around to help him stay awake.
The Stay-Awake Men
It was greed, not lack of sleep, that did him in. Other D.J.’s ... By 1964, the record had been pushed to 260 hours, or more than 10 days, when a teenager in San Diego named Randy Gardner decided that staying awake for longer than anyone in recorded ...
Man Dies After Going 11 Days Without Sleep: What Are The Health Risks Of Sleep Deprivation?
Going 11 days without sleep likely ... they were awake. According to Scientific American, the longest a human is able to stay awake for is 264 hours, which is 11 days. The first time the record was set was by a 17-year-old named Randy Gardner in 1965 ...
Are You Sure You're Up for the 24-Hour Economy?
"Staffing a 24-hour, go-go culture is quite possible, but you need to be smart about how you do it," Moore-Ede says ... Back in 1965, 17-year-old Randy Gardner set an eye-opening world record. He stayed awake for 264 hours -- that's 11 full days.
How litttle we know about sleep is science’s dirty little secret
Many people never gave sleep much thought, and if they did, considered it nothing more than ... In 1965, a San Diego high school student named Randy Gardner stayed awake continuously for 264 hours, an eleven-day feat documented by a team of researchers ...