Tag Archives: sleep deprivation

Dreaming While Awake

  If we’re deprived of our nightly dreams, those unconscious images and thoughts and feelings seem to break into our waking hours… Those who’ve experienced hallucinations during sleep deprivation marathons can testify to this invasion. Like them, I have “dreamt” … Continue reading

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Dead Tired

  Here’s some more about the effects of sleep deprivation (see last post)… …which can be downright deadly. According to Paul Martin, author of Counting Sheep… …in 19th century China, a merchant, who had murdered his wife, was put to … Continue reading

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A Hard Day’s Night

  In 1959, as part of a publicity stunt… …New York disc jockey Peter Tripp attempted to set the world record for sleep deprivation. Though Mr. Tripp hallucinated and suffered from delusions during his 8-day ordeal, a team of friends, … Continue reading

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