Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Mental Floss)   Could humans hibernate? Verdict: kind of   (mentalfloss.com ) divider line 26
    More: Interesting, hibernation, hypothermia, Electrical phenomena, dormancy, verdicts, cognitive impairment, core temperature  
•       •       •

2943 clicks; posted to Geek » on 10 May 2012 at 1:40 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



26 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread
 
2012-05-09 05:29:31 PM  
It's true. I'm in a state of suspended animation right now.
 
2012-05-09 06:03:12 PM  
I make a good go at it every winter.

/damn work
 
2012-05-09 08:58:55 PM  
I periodically sleep from 16-30 hours straight, does that count?
 
2012-05-09 09:42:09 PM  
As long as hal behaves himself

media.tumblr.com
 
2012-05-09 10:16:54 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: I periodically sleep from 16-30 hours straight, does that count?


How do you do that? The absolute longest I've ever slept, and this was on pills sleeping off having all four wisdom teeth pulled, was something like 12 hours. Even when I'm absolutely exhausted, 10 is the absolute upper limit.
 
2012-05-09 11:24:06 PM  

GAT_00: Uchiha_Cycliste: I periodically sleep from 16-30 hours straight, does that count?

How do you do that? The absolute longest I've ever slept, and this was on pills sleeping off having all four wisdom teeth pulled, was something like 12 hours. Even when I'm absolutely exhausted, 10 is the absolute upper limit.


If you count "sleeping 90% of the time and not being what could actually be called ' awake ' the other 10%," then I've had some bouts of sickness that put me under for days at a time.
 
2012-05-09 11:36:22 PM  

GAT_00: Uchiha_Cycliste: I periodically sleep from 16-30 hours straight, does that count?

How do you do that? The absolute longest I've ever slept, and this was on pills sleeping off having all four wisdom teeth pulled, was something like 12 hours. Even when I'm absolutely exhausted, 10 is the absolute upper limit.


Accumulated exhaustion.
Many weeks of sleeping 2 or 3 hours a night, and riding. Or several rounds of up for 60/down for 12. Eventually it adds up. Arguably it's not the healthiest way about things, but once you learn to stay up for a couple of days on will power (and possibly pseudo-manic periods) you learn new boundaries for rest too.
 
2012-05-09 11:38:36 PM  
grumbles.. 60 up/12 down.
 
2012-05-10 01:42:44 AM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: grumbles.. 60 up/12 down.


Wow. I don't think I've ever pushed beyond 48 hours, and that is a huge stretch.

But to the article- Lots of what they're referring to here is the mammalian dive reflex. If you go into hypothermia quickly enough, the animations, they are suspended.

So remember- You're not dead until you're warm and dead.
 
2012-05-10 01:54:03 AM  
This is research that will eventually lead to deep space travel. At least until we learn how to do something like fold space.
 
2012-05-10 01:59:07 AM  

unyon: Uchiha_Cycliste: grumbles.. 60 up/12 down.

Wow. I don't think I've ever pushed beyond 48 hours, and that is a huge stretch.

But to the article- Lots of what they're referring to here is the mammalian dive reflex. If you go into hypothermia quickly enough, the animations, they are suspended.

So remember- You're not dead until you're warm and dead.


oh, that's much different.
thought that was well known too.
 
2012-05-10 02:01:36 AM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: GAT_00: Uchiha_Cycliste: I periodically sleep from 16-30 hours straight, does that count?

How do you do that? The absolute longest I've ever slept, and this was on pills sleeping off having all four wisdom teeth pulled, was something like 12 hours. Even when I'm absolutely exhausted, 10 is the absolute upper limit.

Accumulated exhaustion.
Many weeks of sleeping 2 or 3 hours a night, and riding. Or several rounds of up for 60/down for 12. Eventually it adds up. Arguably it's not the healthiest way about things, but once you learn to stay up for a couple of days on will power (and possibly pseudo-manic periods) you learn new boundaries for rest too.


www.crystalmethaddiction.org">
 
2012-05-10 02:12:12 AM  

Retractable Weeners: Uchiha_Cycliste: GAT_00: Uchiha_Cycliste: I periodically sleep from 16-30 hours straight, does that count?

How do you do that? The absolute longest I've ever slept, and this was on pills sleeping off having all four wisdom teeth pulled, was something like 12 hours. Even when I'm absolutely exhausted, 10 is the absolute upper limit.

Accumulated exhaustion.
Many weeks of sleeping 2 or 3 hours a night, and riding. Or several rounds of up for 60/down for 12. Eventually it adds up. Arguably it's not the healthiest way about things, but once you learn to stay up for a couple of days on will power (and possibly pseudo-manic periods) you learn new boundaries for rest too.

[www.crystalmethaddiction.org image 640x375]">


surprisingly no.
um, so i hear, the night after using it's quite hard to sleep, and that night and the ones that follow usually have only 6-8 hrs of sleep.
 
2012-05-10 02:30:19 AM  
i need to drink more
 
2012-05-10 02:46:24 AM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: I periodically sleep from 16-30 hours straight, does that count?


I caught the flu last year and slept for literally 30 hours except for four times I got up to pee, drink water, and take an aspirin. Four straight 7.5 hour stretches.
 
2012-05-10 03:06:32 AM  

SoxSweepAgain: Uchiha_Cycliste: I periodically sleep from 16-30 hours straight, does that count?

I caught the flu last year and slept for literally 30 hours except for four times I got up to pee, drink water, and take an aspirin. Four straight 7.5 hour stretches.


And one 1 second long stretch presumably
 
2012-05-10 03:34:49 AM  
Mentally? Yes. Already being done. Called republicans.
 
2012-05-10 03:57:13 AM  
Caught chickenpox at the age of 15 and the doctors didn't want me in the hospital, so they gave me meds that put me out for 24 hour stretches of time. My mother would wake me up, I'd piss for five minutes, eat a scoop of ice cream, drink two pints of water, take my medicine and lay back down. I lived like that for two and a half weeks until my body fought off the pox. I wasn't really aware either during that time, so in my perspective, I fell asleep in mid May, and woke up in early June.
 
2012-05-10 06:48:02 AM  
There are days when the idea of falling into a coma for a couple of weeks seems really appealing.
 
2012-05-10 07:00:09 AM  
FTA: In a controlled experiment in the early 1970s, the Yogi Satyamurti confined himself to a small, sealed underground pit in a state of deep meditation for eight straight days while being monitored by an electrocardiogram. ... On the evening to the second day, the ECG flatlined and remained like that until about 30 minutes before the pit was scheduled to be opened on the last day. The astonished researchers who'd been monitoring the yogi ... were sure that something was wrong with their equipment, but couldn't find any malfunction or explanation besides the yogi's heart stopping or decreasing in electrical activity below a recordable level.

Unless they had a camera on him, I am going to guess this Magickal Man is, like others of his ilk, a complete fraud and simply unhooked the leads for six days.
 
2012-05-10 08:50:29 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: FTA: In a controlled experiment in the early 1970s, the Yogi Satyamurti confined himself to a small, sealed underground pit in a state of deep meditation for eight straight days while being monitored by an electrocardiogram. ... On the evening to the second day, the ECG flatlined and remained like that until about 30 minutes before the pit was scheduled to be opened on the last day. The astonished researchers who'd been monitoring the yogi ... were sure that something was wrong with their equipment, but couldn't find any malfunction or explanation besides the yogi's heart stopping or decreasing in electrical activity below a recordable level.

Unless they had a camera on him, I am going to guess this Magickal Man is, like others of his ilk, a complete fraud and simply unhooked the leads for six days.


That was my first thought.

/not sure if that makes me jaded, cynical or just a realist
 
2012-05-10 09:54:29 AM  

StrangeQ:
/not sure if that makes me jaded, cynical or just a realist


yes;
 
2012-05-10 05:30:59 PM  

DicksWii: Caught chickenpox at the age of 15 and the doctors didn't want me in the hospital, so they gave me meds that put me out for 24 hour stretches of time. My mother would wake me up, I'd piss for five minutes, eat a scoop of ice cream, drink two pints of water, take my medicine and lay back down. I lived like that for two and a half weeks until my body fought off the pox. I wasn't really aware either during that time, so in my perspective, I fell asleep in mid May, and woke up in early June.


Fought it off eh? Get back with us when your old.
 
2012-05-10 05:34:36 PM  
Doh!

You are.
 
2012-05-11 12:39:28 AM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: grumbles.. 60 up/12 down.


Grad student?
 
2012-05-11 02:37:52 AM  
Surprised the article missed the farmers in northern France who used to enter a state like hibernation during the winter, sleeping for days at a time.

/learned about them on QI.
 
Displayed 26 of 26 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
Advertisement
On Twitter






In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report