Somewhere in my reading list is a book titled why we sleep. I think i have forgotten what was the premise of the book. (Note to self: Finish reading the damn book).
A study from 1894 showed
She and her lab assistants had kept the dogs awake and in constant motion 24 hours a day; within about five days, all the puppies had died. Sleep deprivation seemed to kill puppies much more quickly than starvation, she reported: “The total absence of sleep is more fatal for the animals than the total absence of food.”
and I hope no one has dared repeat this experiment to confirm if it is true. I am usually in a bad shape if I don’t get enough sleep in the night. In five days i think I would be suicidal and beyond that I may just go bananas or kukus.
If you are not getting enough of it, find a way to improve your sleeping.