I have done about 26 hours.
I remember, because it was a couple of hours....passed the 24 hr mark.
I was 16 at the time, but at home.
That was due to stress...I do remember going to sleep straight away after.
They say if you are sleep deprived it can make you a tad crazy.
I don't want to ever do it again too.
Yes many a time. I think my longest was about 60-70hours straight, and it would have been either when I was in the Army or when my daughter was born.
Two days before my daughter was due, I pulled an all-nighter at the office because I wanted to get everything out of the way before the birth so I could spend a good couple of weeks straight with my wife and daughter (so that was 34hrs with a shower & change in the middle).
Then just as I got home, my wife opened the door to tell me her waters had broken (i.e. a day early) so I had a shower and then we made our way to the hospital, where she was in labour through the night, and then after that there was the usually notifying family of the birth and visits of course, plus running backward and forward from the house for stuff etc. Also had a call from work for a couple of catastrophes that needed dealing with so it was a further 28hours or so before I actually put my head back on a pillow.
Of course that was a really silly thing to do because our daughter was a crier, and in the next 4 years straight we never had a full night's sleep (at first she would wake up every 90mins on average, but that at least went out to about 2-3hours after the first year).
Yep. Or I've gone with basically little 10minute cat naps. We used to fly from Darwin to Brisbane quite regularly on the 1am flight. So I'd work all day. Go home and pack / drink / organise, get on the plane. Arrive Brisbane at 5am and we'd drive to wherever we needed to be. I've also had times with the kids or with parties and clubbing and I'm pretty sure I went 24 hours with no sleep for the births of both my children.
Oops! Forget to reply to 2/3 of the question...........
It invariably had to do with flights........although I can 'cat-nap' on a flight.......
Once i flew to Mexico City return, Fri morn out, to Mon arvo. arrive home.
29000 Miles, & 41 hours aloft, in total!
Travelled Cairo-London-Bahrain-Singapore-Oz. left there at 7:30am, afternoon in London, as you do, then onto home flight, arriving Weds am. Met friends in transit lounge Singapore, they'd come from Tokyo. I really had to think as asked, 'when did you leave Cairo'?
Best was went to a Concert night before flight, had to be at Airport by 5:30am, flew to/over Antarctica, & home. Flight was only 13 hours, but total elapsed (ground) time was 30 Hours, all considered!
Oh! Vee, it's amazing what one can do, when interested, & much younger!
The Antarctic flight was only two years' ago, but it doesn't take me long to 'get back in the saddle', when I've done that all my life! Cheers!