Originally Posted by SuperStar
My girlfriend only sleeps 2-3 nights out of the week and only for 3 hours usually, and has been doing this for several years. She's kinda insane. I'm always asking her, "when was the last time you slept?" so I know what kind of animal I'm looking at. She's usually fine, you'd never know. But sometimes when it gets to like the 5th day without sleep she gets some strange behavior. She gets really cold when it's not that cold out, she's super jumpy at any noise or touch she wasn't expecting, and has that weird giddy giggly thing we've probably all had at some point.
I don't know how she does it really except that she's used to it from being a perfectionist school-wise. She definitely has said that "it's an attitude. you tell yourself you're not tired."
Wow, that's incredible! I'm amazed she can still function ok after a few days without sleep, does she have trouble driving or reacting to things or anything like that?
I have a friend who sleeps no more than 3 hours a night, with a 1 hour nap in the afternoon, but usually every 5 or 6 days she 'crashes' and sleeps for 12 - 14 hours straight.