Can You Die From Lack of Sleep? (via Slate)
"CIA interrogators at Guantanamo Bay subjected dozens of detainees to sleep deprivation, shackling the prisoners in a standing position for up to 11 days at a time."
Limits Of The Human Body: How Much Sleep Deprivation, Radiation, & Acceleration Can We Survive? (via The Huffington Post)
"One hears epic accounts of people surviving bullets to the brain, 10-story freefalls or months stranded at sea."
Man Dies After Going 11 Days Without Sleep: What Are The Health Risks Of Sleep Deprivation? (via The Huffington Post)
"Going 11 days without sleep likely cost a Chinese man his life earlier this week, as he attempted to watch every game in the European Championship, TIME reported."
How long can humans stay awake? (via Scientific American)
"The easy experimental answer to this question is 264 hours (about 11 days)."
Can Insomnia Be Fatal? (via Psychology Today)
"If you are familiar with the hit TV show ?House, M.D.? you will recognize that in the dialogue above I borrowed heavily from an episode about a patient with potentially fatal insomnia."
The Story of the Family that Couldn't Sleep (via NPR)
"Science writer D.T. Max talks about a family that suffered from a disease called fatal familial insomnia."
International Classification of Sleep Disorders (via the American Academy of Sleep Medicine)
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