'Trauma and Desperation': The Serious Effects of a Sleepless Night

Tony Wright was tired, and with good reason. He'd been awake for 11 days, two hours -- a world record. "I tend to feel better in my body when I've been awake 4, 5, 6 days," he said. Wright, a 43-year-old gardener from Cornwall, England, thinks sleep deprivation might open a world of enhanced brain function. Most sleep researchers strongly disagree. Try sailing round the world on your own, and you'll suffer from sleep deprivation. "I was so tired," said Ellen MacArthur, who broke the...Full Story
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