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Poll: If you never had to sleep again......hypothetical question!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ianh, Jun 9, 2020.

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Q. Keeping Sleeping or Never have to Sleep again

  1. 1. Yes keep sleeping

    42 vote(s)
    37.2%
  2. 2. No give up sleep

    45 vote(s)
    39.8%
  3. 3. Pancake

    10 vote(s)
    8.8%
  4. 4. Mr Flibble

    16 vote(s)
    14.2%
  1. adolf hamster

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 18, 2012

    Posts: 7,257

    i'm assuming the no side effects mean all the things sleep enables biologically speaking aren't an issue?

    i'd probably go for the no sleep, mostly because whilst sleep isn't an unpleasant experience and neither is feeling well rested, never being tired feels like a fair trade.

    however mr flibble is an option so i'll take 24 hours WOO please.
     
  2. ianh

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 12, 2007

    Posts: 5,126

    Location: Saudi and occasionally Stoke.

    Correct, whatever medical procedure is needed would leave us with absolutely zero biological issues from not sleeping (I know we currently need to sleep or we die, go mad, this 'procedure' would nullify all that).
     
  3. Orionaut

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Aug 2, 2012

    Posts: 7,815

  4. adolf hamster

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 18, 2012

    Posts: 7,257

    righto, in that case i stick by the no sleep then, obviously if it's a case of sleep or die then that changes things.
     
  5. Jae-So

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 9, 2010

    Posts: 3,013

    Location: UK

    I would prefer to have 1 hour of sleep that hot me perfectly rested. This would leave plenty of productive time with a period of shut down.
     
  6. Eurofighter

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 20, 2014

    Posts: 1,680

    If there were no side effects and there was stuff to fo I guess it would be good.
     
  7. Vince

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 30, 2003

    Posts: 9,680

    Location: Essex

    I dunno what you mean. I never saw anything. To be honest what I have been experiencing for around the last month is a complete inability to sleep anyway, I even went to the office at midnight last night to change some disks and ended up pottering about so grabbed a bit more of my kit and took some inventory details etc while there didnt get in until 3:30am and got a few hours sleep in before being wide awake again at 6. Might as well not sleep so im going with that option. What one is that again? :D
     
  8. ianh

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 12, 2007

    Posts: 5,126

    Location: Saudi and occasionally Stoke.

    We're curfew'd away from work out here and without that daily routine I've slowly become nocturnal, sleeping at 4am and up at noon, yet the past week the "live-in" gardeners from our compound have been out trimming bushes with petrol strimmers starting at 8am, so right now I'm about 3 days into what feels like a sleep deprivation exercise :D
     
  9. d_brennen

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 30, 2009

    Posts: 15,684

    Location: Aquilonem Londinensi

    I don't know, having a reboot every now and then is good
     
  10. Mr Joshua

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 4,087

    Best thing we did was move our son into his own room when he wasn't much more that 2 months old. My other half was all for having him with us until he was 6 months but everyone's sleep was being ruined with early starts and lates at work.

    As soon as he went into his own room he slept through, I stayed up until 1am for his night feed and the other half got up with him in the morning. He soon dropped that night bottle after a month and started sleeping from 8pm until 9am! :D
     
  11. Yaayuh!

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 5, 2010

    Posts: 20,060

    Let's all go to sleep and never wake up.
     
  12. Puzzled

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 9, 2003

    Posts: 6,894

    Be very strange having no downtime to differentiate between days, even assuming that this no sleep pill gets around the whole brain using sleep to sort things like memories out.

    The day would just keep going and going, sure it would get dark and light again but it would be the same state of consciousness forever. Guess drugs or meditation might help break things up.

    A pill for less sleep and feeling awesome would be great though.
     
  13. Yaayuh!

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 5, 2010

    Posts: 20,060

     
  14. A2Z

    Sgarrista

    Joined: May 9, 2005

    Posts: 8,192

    Location: London

    I love a good nights sleep as much as anyone but only because we need it.

    Sleep is really a big waste of time in our lives, would love to never have to sleep again. Anyone voting for wanting to keep having to sleep needs their brain examined.
     
  15. [FnG]magnolia

    Pancake

    Joined: Aug 29, 2007

    Posts: 26,529

    Location: Comme Des Garcons

    Sleep is pretty rad and not just because it stops us from literally going psychotic and helps maintain a healthy body. This one time I had a dream that Andy McDowell (from 1984's Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes, and other lesser films) was my mum and she was taking me to school on horseback (not an euphemism) and we both had on cowboy hats, which only jarred slightly with my school uniform but fitted in well with her safari outfit, and then the school bus tried to overtake us but Andy did some horse magic and suddenly we were flying like a really fast horse past the bus and made it to school first!

    Sleep helps film stars help you. Think about it.
     
  16. Parky

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 14, 2009

    Posts: 1,353

    Location: Accrington, Lancashire

    What about after a heavy night on the drink? You would have to ride out the after effects all throughout the night and the following day(s).
     
  17. Puzzled

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 9, 2003

    Posts: 6,894

    Ohh good point, or when you feel ill or in pain you'd never have the relief that sleep brings.
     
  18. Yadda

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 19, 2009

    Posts: 3,954

    Location: Baa

    Sleep. Them sheeps need a countin'.
     
  19. Robzere31

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 20, 2005

    Posts: 4,164

    Location: Redditch

    Ive often thought of the amount of time I spend wasted sleeping.
    Monday to friday I usually sleep 5-6 hours but Saturday/Sunday can be anything upto 8-10 hours.

    The thought of being able to utilize the wasted hours for something more productive is an interesting one & providing there were no side effects mentality I'd be up for it.
     
  20. Vince

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 30, 2003

    Posts: 9,680

    Location: Essex

    For the first time last night I actually got to sleep at a semi decent time, the joy was short lived! I spent the entire night having these sketch nightmares about cats... I can't even.... I literally never dream but clearly I am broken!