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how long can the human body go without sleep?

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Well...: Studies have been done with people apparently awake 8-10 days but there is evidence of micro-sleeping where there are transient periods of reduced responsiveness and consciousness during that time. The record is apparently 11 days. It is not good for mental and physical health so not recommended to try
Answered on Sep 4, 2017
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Dr. Michael Weiner
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I agree.
Sep 4, 2017

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