Death Due To Sleep Deprivation

By Craig Doran, Ph.D.


Life Expectancy with TSD

(Total Sleep Deprivation)
Puppy Dog 96 hrs.
Human 264 hrs.
Rhinoceros 153 hrs.
Sheep 340 hrs
Army Ant 24 hrs.

Nazi experimenters discovered during rather inhumane experiments during WWII that test subjects will die after an extended period of total sleep deprivation (TSD). They also found that the vast majority of subjects followed a specific pattern of behaviour by day.

Day 1

Subject exhibits sleeplessness and mild irratibility.