What would actually happen if you just didn't sleep? For one, you would be increasing your risk of a heart attack. This infographic from MattressClarity.com looks at the effects of not getting any sleep would actually have on you, as well as some people who actually stayed awake for way too long!
The effects that severe sleep deprivation is alarming. Some examples of effects include decreased learning abilities, a severe decrease in hand-eye coordination, and dampened brain cell activity. Even scarier is that these few effects are just scratching the surface! In one case, Michael Corke was awake for 4,320 hours straight (six months).
He began having trouble sleeping on his 40th birthday and became sleep deprived for six months. Only two years later, he passed away as his brain shut down completely. What's the longest amount of time that you've ever been awake for? Always remember that it's important to get your sleep!