*This article has not been edited in any way, shape, or form in order to illustrate the mind’s progression throughout a night of no sleep.*
As an experiment of curiosity and inspired by a rumored “no sleep day” in May, one of The Buzz staff volunteered to do an all-nighter for her article. The following story contains timestamps throughout the night where I will update on my level of tiredness, what is going through my mind, how I am staying awake, and my overall wellness.
11:00 p.m.- This is the beginning of my all-nighter. This is around the time I usually start winding down, and I feel it is an average late night time for other teens. I am not super tired as of now, but I do feel my body starting to become slower and my brain does not want to function. My tiredness level is 4/10. Right now I am finishing my anatomy and physiology sketchbook because I have a test tomorrow (shout out Mr. Coombs). That is really the only thing going through my mind and what is keeping me awake. My overall wellness is 8/10; I am feeling normal.
12:15 a.m.- Not much has changed since my last timestamp except that I am more awake than I was before, which is odd. My tiredness level is 3/10. I am still studying for my test tomorrow. I would still rate my wellness at 8/10. No significant changes thus far.
1:10 a.m.- I think I am starting to hit a wall. I am definitely more tired and my body wants to sleep, but it is not too bad. I would say a solid 6/10 on the tiredness scale. I have been reading to keep me awake as well as drinking a lot of water. I would say my overall wellness is at its constant 8/10.
2:05 a.m.- I am definitely quite tired. It is yawn central over here. I keep weaving through bouts of tiredness. We are definitely up to a 7/10 for tiredness percentage. There is really nothing going on in my brain. I have resorted to tiktoks to help me stay awake. Sour Patch Watermelons have also been imperative to this journey. My overall wellness has probably dropped to a 6/10 because this computer light burns my corneas.
4:15 a.m.- This time stamp is farther away in time than the others, and that is because I got distracted and lost track of time. My tiredness level is at 8/10. I have definitely been dropping in and out of consciousness, but I have watch Episode II of Star Wars. So on my mind and what kris me awake is Anakin Skywalker. Overall wellness is 5/10. I have run out of Sour Oatch Watermelons.
5:15a.m.- I think I am finally on to the upwards slope of my tiredness battle. I am staring to feel more awake as time passes placing me at a 6/10. I have gone back to tiktok to stay awake. Overall wellness is 5/10; the birds have woken up.
6:15 a.m.- As I reach the end of my sleepless journey, I honestly feel pretty awake. Tiredness only being 6/10. I do not think I could go to sleep at this very moment, but time surprises me. Keeping me awake is honestly just my own thoughts. My overall wellness is 7/10.
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