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If humans didn't have to sleep, what do you think would be different about the world?

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I know why we need to sleep.
I'm just wondering what your views would be on the differences to the world if we didn't need to. :]
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IF humans didnt have to sleep then the world will be totally different like what we have today, would not be possible in that world this is because our brain needs rest to refresh the data of the whole day and undergoes repairing mechanism and check the whole body organs and tissues functioning during sleeping.

So it is necessary to sleep to get different thinking of innovations.

Our brain also produce heat, a lot of heat during working hours and this heat is supressed by flow of blood in the blood vessel inside the brain but sometimes our brain needs to go on stand by mode as like we do in our computer system.
This stand by mode of our brain is called as Sleeping.
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A lot would change, any sleep related products would not exist, hotels, sleeping accommodations, work times would differ, more would be accomplished.

Homes would still exist, they would still have the same layout as ones now, still have comfortable areas, however beds may not be called beds, at least furniture may have different ergonomics to a bed, as you will not need to lay flat, it would seem useless to do so as you will not need to sleep/rest even, however you would still require the comfort.

Street lighting may be increased; unlike us, the majority of people sleeping at night, lighting is not that important in a world with most of the people sleeping, however if all the world was to stay awake at dark, perhaps lighting would be altered somehow to mimic day, thus make things easier.

Family life would change, babies would remain awake all day long.

As for the world, I would see more being accomplished, policing would be constant, thus reducing crime, nevertheless crime itself may increase.
Nothing big would change, we would be the same, there would still be politics, crime etc, we would just address things much more effectively.
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more work power and efficiency, but maybe a lot of idiots because sleeping repairs all brain cells and if someone doesn't sleep for too long, parts of the brain shuts down and it also forces that someone to sleep.
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more work power and efficiency, but maybe a lot of idiots because sleeping repairs all brain cells and if someone doesn't sleep for too long, parts of the brain shuts down and it also forces that someone to sleep.
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