Phrasal verb: go without

  1. go without something
    Transitive, Inseparable
    Meaning: suffer from lack of, be deprived of
    Example: My family went without electricity for one week after the hurricane.

In 1977, Maureen Weston of the UK went without sleep for 449 hours (18.7 days). She began to hallucinate towards the end but experienced no long-term effects of her sleep deprivation.

It is impossible to beat this world record because Guinness World Records will no longer recognize it.  Long-term sleep deprivation can cause serious health risks, both physically and mentally.  So, don’t try it!

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