An urban legend or "CREEPYPASTA"That went viral on the internet was the story titled the Russian dream experiment. Basically he related that during the Second World War, a group of Russian scientists took people discarded by society and subjected them to an experiment. This consisted of preventing them from sleeping to know how much a human being without sleep could resist and what the effects were. The end of the story, as expected, is terrifying, but is it a truth or a myth? We tell you what we know next.
The Russian dream experiment
We tell you the story in more detail. One version says that the people selected to participate in the experiment were prisoners condemned to death for different crimes, while another more specific one indicates that they were 5 prisoners considered enemies of the State. In any case, these men were locked in a very small room without any kind of natural light.
In the room there was food for 30 days, books and a small table where to put his things. A gas was issued in the room every so often and its effects were what prevented sleep. The first days of the experiment all things went normal, with the signs that we all know that usually happen to us by exhaustion. But on the ninth day without sleep, things got out of control.
In a fit of hysteria, one of the men began to scream uncontrollably until he broke his vocal cords. Before the strange behaviors, to the day 14 the investigators decided to stop emitting the gas, but to his surprise the men of the experiment began to ask it insanely.
The scientists decided to intervene, but when they entered the room they found a cannibal feast. One of the men was dead, while the others devoured their raw organs.
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Is the Russian experiment of the dream Truth or Myth?
To know how true is what happened with this supposed experiment we must see what science tells us and real cases of support. The science affirms with certainty that the absence of sleep does not lead to death and less to behavioral reactions like those of history. There are real cases to be based on this. For example, there is a rare disease known as fatal familial insomnia, which is suffered by 40 families around the world. Of this disease, those who suffer it do die, but after falling into a coma and after several months without sleep.
On the other hand, there is a case that is a challenge for science and is that of a man named Thai Ngoc who spent no less than 40 years without sleeping after an episode of fever. But interestingly, Thai did not die because of this evil.
But something that recent research on the part of the University of Oxford does, is that sleeping badly or simply not sleeping, in the long run can shrink our brain. Finally, this is just another of the terrifying myths attributed to the Russians.