Sleepless in Penzance
Tony is attempting to break the world sleep deprivation record of 11 days without sleep, set by an American Student 43 years ago. He is on day three of his World record attempt. See his video.
At 6.00am on May 14 2007, Tony Wright, began his quest to break the 43 year old world sleep deprivation record. The event is taking place at The Studio Bar in Penzance Cornwall.
The current record of 264 hours (11 days) was set by 17 year old Randy Gardner in 1964 as part of a student science project in San Diego.
Tony's record attempt forms part of his research into human sleep. He has proposed that each side of the human brain requires a different amount of sleep and that, with appropriate preparation, it is possible to stay awake and remain functional for long periods.
last updated: 21/06/07