Tuesday, December 18, 2007


I went to bed just after nine last night, I would say I was asleep by twenty-five past. I woke up about ten minutes ago say quarter to ten. This means I was out for over twelve hours, no need to get up for the loo, nothing, just out cold.
Now I've had a heavy weekend so clearly I needed it. The only time I ever slept longer than this was in my early twenties, when I pretty much slept twenty hours straight through after working three night shifts in a row in my shitty job, WHILE attempting to make it to some classes in college during the day. On the friday of that week I went to one double class in the morning, came home, went to bed around midday and woke up the following morning around eight.
Those are extreme circumstances, but still I am impressed with the body's ability to put manners on us from time to time.
So-while I ply myself with coffee- I have a question.
What's the longest you have ever slept in one singular go?



Anonymous Shebah said...

13 hours after my return flight from Australia last February - and after two hours awake, wanting to go right back to sleep again!ZZZzzzzz........

10:35 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...


10:37 a.m.  
Anonymous Babs said...

28 hours, after I had worked 24 days in a row 12-16 hours a day and hadn't slept much because I was out drinking, oops! Had three days off, went to bed at about 3am and woke up at 7am, I thought it was the same day, turns out, it wasn't, I was well pissed off that I has "wasted" the time sleeping! I only woke up because I really needed to pee.

11:01 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

28 hours!? That's not sleeping, you clearly had slipped into a light coma. I am super impressed with that. And snarf to the 'wasted time'. I'm guessing your body just shut down for a recharge.

11:06 a.m.  
Blogger Sinéad said...

12 hours kip - I am sooooo jealous. I would broker a deal with Beelzebub himself if I could have an unbroken night's sleep, of even 8 hours.

Longest? Only about 9 or 10 I'd say years ago. I have WAY too much energy...

11:06 a.m.  
Anonymous Babs said...

I was like a zombie for a few days previous to it, my boyfriend at the time kept poking me to check I was alive, I was, apparently I was talking in my sleep as well. I had consumed what I like to call "A special hot chocolate" before it, I only normally have this when I am in a wreck with the dreaded period pains but my body wouldnt relax as it hadn't had a chance to in three weeks, it's basically hot chocolate made with full fat milk, a good lash of Hennessy (yum!) and about enough dubey for a joint, and then I was gone for 28 hours, maybe it was a coma...hmm!

11:11 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Sorry darling Sinéad, but according to mah sistah once you've popped out a sproglet you are never allowed a full night's sleep ever again. Ever.
Babs, I like the sound of this 'SHC'. Sounds like something I might need to look into further.

11:21 a.m.  
Anonymous sheepworrier said...

2 full days and nites on the lash when a friend got dumped by her long-term fella (slightly unhealthy way to deal with problems, but it was great craic).

No sleep and much bodily abuse for nearly 48hrs = comatose sleep for 14hrs.

11:25 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Ah, the recovery period. Well done on the shoulder crying too.

12:01 p.m.  
Blogger grimsaburger said...

It's nothing for me to sleep 10 hours a night all through the winter. Something about keeping the thermostat down really low, and having a down-filled duvet plus a regular duvet on top of that makes your body want to hibernate whether you planned on it or not.
When I had my wisdom teeth out and was taking some kind of powerful painkiller, I was awake for 4 hours or less per day for a week. Talk about a Rip Van Winkle experience...

1:21 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Less than 4 hours a day? Yikes. Although, having so many wisdom teeth out, double yikes with morphine on top.
My oldest friend hurt her back yesterday, trapping a nerve, she is currently on pain injections and morphine patches and still in agony. I really hope she falls asleep for a few hours.

1:30 p.m.  
Blogger Conan Drumm said...

Hmm, can't rightly recall... but I suspect a major jet-lag catch-up after a much delayed flight from Montreal (10 hours-ish). I cannot sleep when travelling. It's easy for me to work overnight if needs be and catch up next night.

Babs's 'SHC' could catch on!

1:33 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

It really should, sounds right up our alley.

1:34 p.m.  
Anonymous Babs said...

The SHC is great, it was invented for me by a good Chef Friend of mine, I was in his house in the middle of nowhere miles from a shop, I needed pain relief for the period pains, we had NO pain killers, we had Hennessey and dubey, so he made it for me and I slept the pain off, then I started making them for myself when I needed to relax or kill the pain. My ultimate one is when I am in agony with cramps (sometimes they are that bad I cannot walk-ow!) I have a SHC, a few Tylenol (imported from USA) a slice of toast with loads of real butter, and a fun size Mint Aero, pure bliss, you have to get nice hot chocolate though, none of this Options bollox! You need the extra fat to keep you going for a day or so!!

1:48 p.m.  
Blogger Conan Drumm said...

I reckon proper cocoa would do the trick...

2:18 p.m.  
Blogger Andraste said...

I think my max is somewhere between 12 and 14 hours. Not nearly as impressive as some others here! Though I do remember being pretty much bed-bound for an entire weekend once. It was when I was in my 20's, going to school full time, working full time, and drinking full time. And it wasn't even due to all the work, school and drinking - it was the flu! I had a lovely roommate at the time and I would wake up every 10 hours or so and shout, "STEPHEN - TEAAAAA!!!!" and he would bring it, bless him. I'd take a couple of sips and be gone again. From Friday night until Monday afternoon - damn near dead.

2:20 p.m.  
Anonymous Babs said...

I use Twinnings Hot Chocolate, you have to really stir it though, it doesnt just dissolve like cocoa. Or Valerona is good but I get that from a wholesale supplier with my chocolate so I don't know if that's commercially available.

2:21 p.m.  
Blogger Medbh said...

In my wild youth before I met Mr. M, I liked the powdered party favors and on several occasions slept for 18-20 hours after a binge.

2:22 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Quite the little group of snooze hounds we are, given the opportunity.

5:38 p.m.  
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