Russian Scientists Keep Five Prisoners Awake For 30 Days and Instantly Regret the Experiment

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It's recommended by many sleep experts that you should get seven to nine hours per night for a healthy adult. With a good and refreshing night's sleep, you can recover and rest your muscles, refresh your brain, and keep your immune system up and running. However, this didn't stop Russian scientists back in 1940 from discovering a gas mixture that they thought would diminish a person's need for sleep. In order to test their theory, researchers gathered some enemies of the Russian State and locked them in a chamber for 30 days while pumping this gas into the chamber to see what would happen. Well, the results ended up being more than they ever thought possible.