Being sleepy is just like being drunk! If you lose 2 hours of sleep, you can impair your performance equalling .05 blood-alcohol level. A blood alcohol content of .08 percent is the blood alcohol limit for drunk driving in Canada, the U.S., and the U.K. Sleeping depravation produces higher levels of corticosterone, a stress hormone and fewer brain cells are produced. The record for the longest period without sleep is 18 days, 21 hours, 40 minutes during a rocking chair marathon.
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Sleep Deprivation - What is Sleep?
Sleeping is a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended and is attended by a relaxation of the muscles, and the absence of voluntary activity for any rational objects or purpose. During the sleeping process the pulse is slower, the respiratory movements fewer in number but more profound, and there is less blood in the cerebral vessels. So that's what happens when we are sleeping so what are the effects when we don't sleep? This is commonly called Sleep deprivation.