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Old 12-19-2017, 01:54 PM   #1
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Default Sleep Deprivation and SHTF

They did a sleep-deprivation exercise with our battalion at Ft. Carson. It was called to a halt when an M60 tank drove off into an arroyo in front of my foxhole. It took 3 M88's to pull it out. The driver and TC were pretty messed up.

After 90 hours, I had some pretty wild hallucinations, too. They didn't give us any drugs than the coffee packets in our MRE's.

It is one of those things that lot of people do not see, that when SHTF they will have big problems with and due to sleep deprivation.

Reasons are many, maybe it is going to be too dangerous so you’ll be forced to stay awake for prolonged time, or simply your sleep cycle will be messed up because you’ll be depressed when SHTF, or you will not have enough time for quality sleep…

It is important to understand what you can expect when sleep deprivation gets you…
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Old 12-19-2017, 02:29 PM   #2
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Old 12-19-2017, 03:52 PM   #3
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Some guys in the sandbox would put Tabasco from MRE's in their eyes to stay awake.
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Old 12-20-2017, 02:26 AM   #4
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Default Your mind will go before your body.

Your body within reason can get somewhat used to little or no sleep. Ft. Polk Louisiana A.I.T..1968.
Some night training setting up a perimeter were gonna get attacked shoot blanks have fun playing Army etc. etc. Morning ah time to hit the sack cool.
Sarge comes over to me. "Get on the truck yah got K.P." What? I been up all damn night you frigging idiot I am tired mom would let me sleep you frigging jerkoff don't you frigging stupid....." Of course I did not say that to his big ass. Yes Sargent.
But I got my second wind and learned you can go without sleep. To long? nah as the article says the body and mind fall apart.
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Old 12-20-2017, 08:09 PM   #5
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Pills readily available while I was in Vietnam known as CIBAs. I used them and did not become addicted.

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Old 12-21-2017, 06:01 PM   #6
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Grabbing a quick nap when possible, even if only 10-15 minutes, definately helps a person to keep going when in a sleep deprivation situation. Although I really feel that it is tougher dealing with sleep deprivation now, compaired to when I was in my early 40’s, I often see that younger people in their late 20’s or early 30’s that I occationally work with just don’t seem to have the same tolerance. Which I think has to do with mindset and training. Or lack of it on their part.

One thing is for sure, the brain functions substantially better if it gets a few hours of sleep per day.
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Old 12-21-2017, 06:51 PM   #7
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one deployment i was awake just about 5 days straight.

then we got a day off and I crashed solid like 18 hours.
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I used to go without sleep quite a bit when I was young,,no big deal but now that I'm in my 40's if I dont get at least 5 hours I am a crabby phucker,even with coffee you should stay away from me.

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