Eleven Days Without Sleep: The Haunting Effects Of A Record-Breaking Stunt
Staying up until the early hours of the morning with friends. Skipping sleep to prepare for an exam. These are fairly standard aspects of student life for many young people.
But these sorts of all-nighters pale in comparison to the stunt Randy Gardner pulled when he was 17.
"You don't need sleep. That was the thinking in the 1960s, and that was the thinking I had," said Randy Gardner.
In 1963, Randy stayed awake for eleven days — breaking the world record for going without sleep. Today, at 71, he offers his wisdom about staying up past your bedtime — and describes how his teenage stunt came back to haunt him decades later.
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