Did the Russian Sleep Experiment actually happen?
- skeptikLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
We know that the Soviet Union engaged in a lot of different kinds of psychological research. Including research into sleep deprivation. Research that today would be defined as torture. Much would have been at the time as well. But most of that research we'll never know the details of.
But we ALSO know that the story that goes by the name is fiction.
Written as a creepypasta horror story.
Interestingly enough, the current Guinness World Record for longest time without sleep is *LONGER* than the duration in the story. The longest time awake without using stimulants is nearly as long as the story.
- Sir CausticLv 61 month ago
It sure did. But things didn't really work out, as they found out that mixing strong acid and other toxic stuff in test-tubes whilst sleeping isn't a very good idea, and it's probably best to do such things when you're awake.
- 1 month ago
Lol no. Actual insomnia kills you. Sleep is integral part of life.