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Old 01-06-2012, 09:51   #16
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Re: Illusions Through Lack of Sleep!

I have to say that I have really enjoyed reading this thread and I thank everyone who contributed.
As those people will know the illusions are strange in that they are very, very real but in the back of your mind you still know they are illusions.
It is difficult to comprehend and act on what you see but it does show that lack of sleep can be one of the most dangerous things that can happen to you on a boat.
At the time we swear that next time we will not put ourselves in the same position but after a few days it just become one of those things and off we go again.

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Old 01-06-2012, 10:02   #17
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Wife and I did 3 days no sleep we each heard chickens and cows and dogs barking. I kept checking the radio lol. We did not mention this to each other until after we arrived and it was really weird we both heard the same exact things.

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Re: Illusions Through Lack of Sleep!

Snore-I would rather have hallucinated Kate Hepburn than Bogie!
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Old 28-06-2012, 21:07   #19
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Re: Illusions Through Lack of Sleep!

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I did the same many years ago whilst driving through southern Ireland ( 36 hours no sleep) kept see zoo animals in the road. Mind you could have been the local brew.

But the point you make is very valid and true, sometimes it hard enough to work out what's out there at the best of times.
I remember a long distance truck driver years ago driving south through Far North Queensland desparately in need of sleep and saw an elephant on the road. He started to break then thought "Oops, no, it's just an hallucination." Then he saw the zoo keeper running out onto the road and the circus being set up nearby!! He stopped in time.

Regarding sailing hallucinations, I often hear people talking. I don't know what they're saying but I assume at the time that my husband is talking to someone. Nowhere near as interesting as seeing Ninjas though!

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