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Many jobs in medicine, science, and economy require unsuitable commitment especially for early-career people. This can often lead to extension of the daily work far into the night.

Assume a 30-year-old works 8 hours a day and sleeps for 8 hours at night. Twice a week, s/he skips sleeping by pulling an all-nighter. One could try to recover from that long wake phase by sleeping a bit longer the next night. Assume the person follows this procedure for decades.

  • How often can this be safely done before the bodys suffers from serious damage?
  • Should one stop at a certain age to prevent serious injury?
  • What organs suffer the most?

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