How do medical residents stay awake? 6 common hacks to survive the night shift

by Tina Sendin November 05, 2020 5 min read

As a medical student, going through residency can be a character-building experience. Night shifts – or floats – can mean long hours of staying awake and alert. And when we say long hours, we mean 20 to 40 hour shifts, sometimes nights in a row. Here are some tips to survive medical residency… alive and kicking.

 

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How do Navy SEALs handle 5 days and nights of Hell Week without sleep?

by Tina Sendin February 21, 2019 5 min read

Navy SEAL Hell Week is a five-and-a-half day stretch in which candidates sleep only about four total hours, run more than 200 miles and do physical training for more than 20 hours per day.

Navy SEALs go on missions to raid, ambush and assault enemy forces or terrorist cells. These missions include a lot of sleep deprivation. So in training during Hell Week, as it’s called, Navy SEAL candidates must stay awake for five days in a row to see if they can handle it. And they do this twice.

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