“Navy SEALs may be some of the toughest people on the planet, but even an elite soldier doesn’t do well without #sleep.While SEALs may need to stay awake for days in life-or-death situations, Smith said he would never wish this kind of #sleep deprivation on anyone. ABC News’ own Dan Childs, head of the Medical Unit, is currently staying up for 40 hours as part of the “Good Morning America” 40th anniversary event to show how important sleep is. That’s half of the time Smith was required to stay up.
Stew Smith, a former Navy SEAL, said he survived for three days on no sleep before the hallucinations started to set in. After about 72 hours of sleep deprivation during training, Smith recalls mistaking an airplane for a flying horse, perceiving a bridge as a giant Pez dispenser, and seeing a squat, muscular body builder where there was in fact a fire hydrant.”