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The world record for sleep deprivation is 264 hours, or about 11 days. 00:36
After prolonged sleep deprivation, people tend to experience "microsleeps," a kind of forced brain shut-down. 02:02
People with fatal familial insomnia will die of total organ failure after 6 to 30 sleepless months. 02:42