Sleep is an emphatically critical part of our lives. Those important hours of sleep every night give us the rest we need to power through our days, and that’s why sleep deprivation can have serious repercussions on your physical and mental strength.
So when Russian scientists performed an experiment that attempted to keep people up for weeks straight, the results were absolutely chilling.
The subjects were kept in a sealed environment so that the researchers wouldn’t be exposed to the gas, and the prisoners only had microphones to communicate with. They were provided with books, a toilet and running water, enough food to last each of them a full month, and a cot with no bedding.
Oddly, the other prisoners did not even appear to respond to the screaming.