Friday, February 5, 2010

Is the russian sleep experiment true? or just some short story?

Russian researchers in the late 1940's kept five people awake for fifteen days using an experimental gas based stimulant. They were kept in a sealed environment to carefully monitor their oxygen intake so the gas didn't kill them, since it was toxic in high concentrations. This was before closed circuit cameras so they had only microphones and 5 inch thick glass porthole sized windows into the chamber to monitor them. The chamber was stocked with books, cots to sleep on but no bedding, running water and toilet, and enough dried food to last all five for over a month...Is the russian sleep experiment true? or just some short story?
Ahh bet I can top that one:

Gardner鈥檚 world record didn鈥檛 last long. A mere two weeks later, papers reported that Jim Thomas, a student at Fresno State College, managed to stay awake 266.5 hours. The Guinness Book of World Records subsequently recorded that in April 1977 Maureen Weston, of Petersborough, Cambridgeshire, went 449 hours without sleep while participating in a rocking chair marathon. However, Gardner鈥檚 feat remained the most well-remembered sleep-deprivation trial. To this day, no on knows the maximum amount of time a human can stay awake.

As of 2007, Gardner remains alive and well, having suffered no long-term ill effects from his experience. Despite sleep deprivation being the source of his fifteen minutes of fame, he insists he鈥檚 really not the type to pull an all-nighter and says he鈥檚 maintained a sensible sleep schedule since his youthful stunt. He does admit to lying awake some nights, but attributes this to age, not a desire to beat his old record.

Ross J. (1965) ';Neurological Findings After Prolonged Sleep Deprivation.'; Archives of Neurology 12:399-403.

L8rIs the russian sleep experiment true? or just some short story?
And then what happened?

So far sounds plausible. There have been a number of studies on sleep, especially by military trying to create sleep-free soldiers.
Sorry I dont know. Bt I have just learned somthing new if it is true.. thats kinda creepy in a way.
Sounds about true.

Now where did you say I could get ahold of this stuff?
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