The Progressively Disabling Physiological Effects of Going Without Sleep For More Than a Week

Life Noggin narrator Pat Graziosi recruited the help of a squared-off TheOdd1sOut, who dropped down to the ground through a portal in the sky. Together they described the what would happen if a person didn’t sleep for more than a week, noting the progressively disabling physiological effects on mind and body with each stage.

We all know sleep is important, but what if you just…. stopped doing it?

A Week Without Sleep

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.