I have no problem staying awake for more than 24-48 hours. The longest I've pushed was 63. Having said that, I don't "enjoy" doing it. I highly value my sleep.
As far as sleeping anywhere, I can't. If too much is going on, it's hard for me to just, "zone out." I stay locked on noises and scents when I close my eyes and I can't stand to be unaware of what's surrounding me.
I'm a lot like xReborn - I can't fall asleep if there's too much going on around me (on airplanes, trains, in other peoples' homes while they're still up, etc). Even if I'm completely exhausted. I can also go a very long time without sleep - my record is 96 hours, but that's because I was on a train from Cali to NC, and I didn't have a private room, so... no sleep. I tried to sleep, it just wouldn't happen.
I have a hard time falling asleep unless I'm mentally exhausted or a little drunk. Otherwise, I can lay in bed for hours waiting for my brain to shut the hell up...
I don't usually remember my dreams.
It's hard for me to sleep in cars or trains or anything else like that I like to look around and I would hate to miss a thing (at the risk of sounding like aerosmith)....... but I LOVE my sleep.
It takes me a really long time to fall asleep, my mind always wonders in different places.
Once i'm asleep, i don't hear anything, sometimes i do, if someone turns the light on or something,or makes a lot of noise, but usually i don't even hear my phone ring.
I hate waking up, especially someone else waking me up, maybe it's my laziness, but i realize that now i'm awake and things need to get done....i prefer to sleep some more.
I can never take naps during the day. Something else usually interests me.
I can stay awake for long periods of time, especially when something interests me.
This is me 100%.I have problems with the transitions. Difficulty falling asleep, difficulty waking up.
Part of it's probably my schedule. I work night shifts, then have to be up other days for family commitments, etc. That's not enough of an excuse, though, as I've always been this way to some extent.
I've had the "epic dream" syndrome before. I'm envious of you being able to lucid dream--I've always wanted to cultivate that ability in myself, but--well, that's one of those projects I'd like to start someday but haven't gotten around to really working on. :wink:As far as dreams go, I can get pretty epic. Also run the gamut of weird sleep phenomena -- Lucid dreaming, sleep paralysis, hypnpompic/hypnagogic hallucinations, "out of body" sensations, so on. My favorites are the truly large-scale epic dreams I'll have... It's almost like a dream that takes up years. My brain will create a backstory of experience for my 'dream character' and everything. Sort of like entire other lifetimes.
Back before I had my driver's license, I spent a lot of time on buses and trains. I usually just slept through the entire trip until a minute or two before my stop. I have spent a couple of days awake in a row; it's not something I enjoy, though - I get pretty cranky if I have to start thinking by the end of a long wake.
I love books, and I've seen my share of sunrises from the wrong side due to the stupid writers making their books too good to put down. Otherwise I love sleeping too. 8 hours a day take me a long time, but down to 5-6 hours is OK even for extended periods if I get one night a week of proper sleep - 10 hours or so.