People Share What They’d Do With Their Extra Time if Humans Didn’t Sleep Anymore

Ponder this question: what would you do if you didn’t sleep anymore? Write a book? Read a book? The possibilities are endless!

That’s what AskReddit users were posed with, and here are their answers.

What would YOU do?

1. Didn’t think of that…

“Cry because my child no longer sleeps.

Seriously… you have no idea.

Would people even have kids anymore?


2. More work?

“Probably working.

The world has a way with finding ways to make you have to work longer.

I’m fairly sure suddenly finding you can make people work perpetually for as long as possible would happen within days of this discovery.”

3. Sounds productive

“Spend 4 hours trying to motivate myself to be productive and change the world.

Then spend the next 4 hours gaming.”

4. You might be right

“Restaurants would instantly become 33% more profitable, because people would need a 4th meal.

And I would be FIRST in line to get that 4th meal”

5. Great…

“IDK, go on my phone.

I’m not very creative, so that’s all I’ve got.”

6. Sounds miserable

“Doesn’t matter what you’d like to do with it.

The standard work day would suddenly be 16 hours long.

Extra benefit… everybody would have more money.”

7. You do you

“I like my life.

But I also wake up at 6:15am to get ready for work and have a little free time to myself and don’t usually get home until at least 8:00pm.

At that point I’m helping my fiancee making a late dinner and we watch 1 or 2 things on TV before going to sleep. . .

I could see life being just way more enjoyable with that extra 8 hours of time.

Time to just do “me” and read more. And play all the cool video games I miss out on. See a few more movies.

Basically, just do all the small things I never seem to have time for.”

8. Which one are you?

“I think businesses would adjust to accommodate late night sales so then you’d be able to apply for jobs depending on whether or not you are a early bird or a night owl.

That would be great for me because I work better later in the day.

I would love to spend my daytime hours doing things I wanted, take my pets out for exercise, hike etc and then work when it’s dark.”

9. Weeping

“Cry silently in the corner because now I have to spend 24 hours a day with my children.

Think I’m kidding?

You haven’t met my children.”

10. A winning combination

“Reddit and depression.

More time to focus on my pain and suffering.

Oh goodie!”

11. Really?

“Play video games.

So many games that I could complete now that I never would have before”

12. Which one?

“Learn a new hobby.

Probably wind surfing.”

13. All kinds of stuff

“Pick up another hobby.

Read more.

Educate myself 8h more would be so awesome.”

14. Art imitating life

“Make a fortune writing novels about a fictional world where humans did need to sleep.

Hahaha… I’m a GENIUS!”

15. That’s important


I find that meaningful exercise has recently taken a backseat for me, unfortunately.

Grad school means sitting in class for most of the day and then spending the rest of the time cooking for my family/other house work, and furiously playing catch up with work.”

So… what would YOU do if you didn’t have to sleep any longer? I know I’d probably work more because I like what I do… and I could make A LOT more money.

Share your thoughts in the comments, fam!